Sew Grateful Week 2014: Giveaway!

I love Sew Grateful Week! It’s an annual event organized by Debi of My Happy Sewing Place to give us a chance to give back to the lovely folks that make the sewing world the sweetest corner of the internet.  I’m ever so grateful for all the support, inspiration, and humor that you guys share so generously, so it’s nice to have an “official” time to show my thanks!

image from Tilly and the Buttons

This year my giveaway was a no-brainer… something brand-new, easy, and fun, Tilly‘s new Coco pattern!  I just made my first version and will definitely be making more!

I’m giving away a PDF version, so it can go to anyone anywhere! If you’d like a chance to win, just leave a comment below. I’m nosy, so I’d love to hear which version you’d like to make and what kind of fabric you’d use, if you feel like sharing!  I’ll close the giveaway Friday, February 28th at 11:59PM EST so the winner can get their copy on Saturday!  Yay!

177 responses

  1. I am SEW grateful for you and this giveaway! I would LOVE to win the Coco! I have made both of Tilly’s patterns and I love them! I just ordered mint and white stripes from girl charlee. I have never attempted to match stripes before, but the coco seems like a good pattern to strait with.

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  2. The Coco looks very comfy and cute! Great pattern for a giveaway and THANKS for doing it! I’ll might be getting the pattern regardless, as I’ve just gotten into knits and am working on my first Lola. Hopefully I can finish that up soon. I’d make the Coco dress with the funnel neck. Probably in stripes, but may a solid to start.

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  3. Oh I would love to make the funnel neck dress in a solid ponte! But since currently nursing that version would have to wait and I’d make the boatneck top in royal blue and white Breton striped ponte 🙂

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  4. I’d love to win this pattern, it would be a project that is full of “firsts” for me:
    – first PDF pattern
    – first knit pattern
    – first winter project
    It would be awesome if I could make a dress as cute and cosy as yours!

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  5. Great choice of pattern! The coco dress has been very much on my mind, I’ve already been dreaming about fabrics although I don’t have the pattern yet. Mine would be the dress version, with long sleeves and a boat neck. In a horizontal navy and write stripe, or course! Mm so stylish.

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  6. I would love to make a classic black and white stripe boat neck top with long sleeves. I have a RTW version like this which is about 10years old, and on it’s last legs. I love everything about my top, that I would replicate it using Tilly’s fab pattern. Thanks for the giveaway

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  7. I would replicate one of my oldest and probably favourite RTW top which is a classic black and white stripe Breton. The Coco pattern would be perfect to use, so thank you for offering it up as a giveaway.

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  8. What a great prize! I would make a dress similar to yours, in ponte, which I can wear while working with my speech therapy kiddies! Might have a go at the bateau neckline 🙂

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  9. Woo hoo! A chance for a new pattern, exciting!! 😀

    I’d make the dress version (with pockets, coz you know, pockets!!). Not sure what fabric, I may have a few to choose from….. Hmmmm….. Possibly a salmon-pink lightweight sweatshirting I have, for a cozy warm winter dress?

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  10. Wow, what a flipping brilliant give away. I love Tilly’s work, her patterns are bold in design but understandable for everyone. I LOVE that you used the thicker navy knit, I read in your last post that it was the most comfortable item to wear… This would seriously tempt me to go in the same direction… Maybe I would be daring enough to go for a stripe?… (My hips are screaming NOOOOOO!) I think, for my skill level, I would stick with the straight neck line, I really like the length of the dress you’ve gone for, and I’d go 3/4 with the sleeves… Oh yeah!!

    I would most likely live in this dress, so perhaps making several would be in the favour of personal hygiene ; )

    Happy Sew Grateful week : )

    Gemma x
    fadedwindmills.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. How lovely! I’ve had my eye on a stripey turquoise knit which I may have to purchase if I won this…to start with I’d make the standard Breton top style version however I’m sure there would be more!

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  12. I would love to make the classic long-sleeved boat-neck breton top. I will need to chase around for the appropriate fabric though…

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  13. Can’t resist entering, thanks Ginger! I just discovered an awesome little fabric stores at my local food market and the little man who runs it had a superb grey ponte that would make a killer Coco – funnel neck, 3/4 sleeve dress.

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  14. That’s such a great idea, I love the retro feel of the pattern, still it’s such a timeless classic. I feel like I get most wear out of seperates I sew, so the top version with the funnel neck for interest and the cuffs would be my first choice though I doubt, I’d make this pattern only once!

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  15. What a great giveaway. I really, really want this pattern but am on a strict no spending money diet so I am just lusting over it from afar. If I won I would make up the funnel necked dress but probably in a flowery fabric, because that’s what I do!

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  16. Looks cozy! I’d probably go for the funnel neck myself, because that’s different than other patterns I have. I do have a couple yards of turquoise interlock that I’ve been wondering what to make into, and this looks like it would work nicely–yay, stashbusting!

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  17. Thanks for chance to win – I’d love to make the funnel neck top in a beautiful aqua/teal sort of shade that I have in my stash awaiting the perfect project – this could be it!

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  18. My stash diet does not include abstention from gifts, so I would love to win this one! I would make the dress version with the awesome neckline (so sixties cool, and such a copy cat of yours) and I have the perfect ponte in the stash waiting for it. Thanks for a generous giveaway.

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  19. I would make couple of dresses, probably in darker colours (children) and with 3/4 sleeves (Scotland). And just live rest of my days in secret Coco pyjama. And then some more for work.

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  20. Ooooo pick me pick me! I’m boring so I’m pretty sure I’d make the slash neck top in a black and white stripe, I want on just like Tilly’s cute Breton top!

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  21. I need more easy knit patterns as I’m still trying to convince myself that I can sew with knits (despite having done 3 shirts and a dress for me and 3 shirts and a tunic for my daughter). The PDF intrigues: maybe it’s possible to make a size 1 for my daughter and something larger for me? Thanks!

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  22. Oh, the boatneck dress is right up my alley! I love the stripe, but I think I will switch the stripe & solid for a solid dress with striped pockets!

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  23. Ooh, great giveaway! I love stripes so the boat neck dress and top in stripes is a given but I’ve seen some vintage mustard ponte type stuff in my Mum’s stash which I may have to procure for a funnel necked one…. Shhh don’t tell her!

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  24. I love this pattern and your version of it! I’d make the funnel neck version with 3/4 sleeves…. in a very funky aztec print ponte in my stash that I swear has been waiting for this very occasion It’d be perfect with black skinnies and flats. And sunglasses for the spring sunshine!

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  25. I have the most perfect jersey in my stash. Bright blue and white stripes. Soft and cozy. I have 3 metres, so enough for both a blouse and a dress with 3/4 sleeves and the traditional neck.

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  26. This is sooo generous of you! 🙂 I have a black and white striped fabric in my stash that I would want to make a short sleeved version with probably with a boat neck.

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  27. ooh, thanks for doing this! i’d make the funnel-necked version also; it just seems so cool. i’m a big fan of bright colors, so maybe i’d do it in a strong kelly green?

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  28. Oh wow, great giveaway! Thanks. I want to make all of them, all the versions! With at least one striped top. Ok, maybe more stripes! I have some burnt orange fabric already in my stash for the dress version.

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  29. I would love to make the boat neck version. Winning this pattern would be great because I spend my money on patterns for the kids instead of myself! I am offering a giveaway, too, so stop by if you haven’t already! Sew-not-perfect.blogspot.com

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  30. OOOh such a fantastic giveaway! I’d love to make the dress version and do some colour blocking, maybe mustard and black? or something like that. It’s such a versatile design!

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  31. Well, I fell in love with the Coco, when I saw your version. Then I saw that Lladybird made it into a top with the same collar. So I wrote it down on my “patterns to buy” list. I’m trying to not buy (!) any more patterns until my sewing room is done. But, “winning one” surely doesn’t fit that category.
    Fabric? I think I would try to find a knit with some body to it, but not too thick. I would probably spent days running around from store to store trying to find the perfect one. I love how yours kinda looks like it could be worn on MadMen. Anyhow, wish me luck!

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