Pattern destash 

It’s that time of year when I’m having a clear out and making space in my sewing room. Most of these patterns were free with magazines so I’m not asking for payment, although if you’d like to make a small donation to a charity of your choice that would be brilliant. It’ll be first come first served, and I’m afraid I’m limiting this to UK only to keep my postage costs down. If there’s a pattern you would like please leave the name/number of the pattern in the comments & also either your Twitter handle or email address so I can contact you to get postal details. You can also tweet/DM me @makingnmarking Lastly be quick – about 6 of these have already been snapped up!

Post updated 2.9.17 – the patterns on the photo below are the only ones remaining. Some of the others are already winging their way to their new owners. Let me know asap if you’d like any. 

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*Giveaway* Pattern de-stash 

As the summer holidays draw to a close I’m trying to tidy the house and prepare for the new school year. Today I’ve been sorting out my sewing space, and finally got around to sorting through my patterns. All of the patterns below are unused. Some were freebies, some came with magazines, and some I purchased. I am happy to mail them out free of charge, so if you see one you would like please DM me via @makingnmarking on Twitter, and as long as it’s still available I will ask for your address. Any problems re accessing Twitter please leave a comment below. I’ll do my best to keep updating this blog post so you can see what’s still available. I’m not looking to make any money from this, and it feels nice to do a little something for some of the lovely sewists out there. However, if you were inclined to make a small donation (50p, £1?) to a charity of your choice that would be brilliant. If you’d rather not please don’t worry, I have come across so much generosity within the sewing community in the past couple of years. I’m thinking initially of keeping it to a maximum of 2 patterns per person, but if you would like several please list them in order of preference and if no one else expresses interest I will happily forward them on to you. I like the thought of helping out as many sewists as possible 😊 Lastly, I’m keeping this giveaway open to UK residents only. Enjoy! 

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Pattern 1321 is now taken. Pattern 1613, 2446 and 7812 are all also now taken. 


Photo 2 

Th Amazing Fit Trousers are now taken. 


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6323 (top right) is now taken. K1699 is also now taken. 

Photo 4 

Butterick Bag is now taken. 

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Thread count 5-in-1 is now taken (top right). Thread count 1502 (top left) is also now taken. 

The Walkley is also taken, as is The Lizzy. 


Photo 6 

The kimono dress is now taken. The culottes are now taken. The colour block tunic is also now taken. 


Photo 7 

The keyhole blouse is now taken. 


Photo 8 

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TIP OF THE DAY!

I’ve just found this year’s Great British Sewing Bee Fashion with Fabric book on sale in WHSmith for just £12.50 – half the RRP and £4.50 cheaper than on Amazon! I only discovered it because I spoke to a lady (also) looking at sewing magazines. It wasn’t marked up as half price, there was no signage but we both bought it for £12.50. A bargain that I wanted to share. Let me know if you’ve got it, or get it, and what you’re planning as your first make.

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Ask and You Shall Receive

On one of the days I’ve had to myself during the holidays, I decided to take a trip to another local market town. Retford is quite pretty, with a beautiful park and some fine old buildings. Like most places, the covering of snow that remained enhanced it’s charm.

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Like Worksop, Retford has a good selection of charity shops, and visiting them was the purpose of my journey.

In the first two I visited, I asked the staff, doubtfully, whether they had any old sewing patterns. Both told me that whilst they did get them in, they had none at present. In the third, however, I struck gold. Or tissue paper, more accurately. From a dark cupboard, the lady brought out a pile of patterns. I was elated! I quickly flicked through, finding a range of styles, sizes and eras. Nothing too horrific and some which really appealed. A couple of Vogue that caught my eye. As they weren’t priced, I asked how much? £1.50. For ALL of them! I said that wasn’t enough, and left £3 as I skipped out the shop. On a high, I visited three more shops, two with nothing and one from which I picked up two slightly random patterns (20p each, left 50p) of an oversized, long sleeved 80s style blouse/shirt dress, along with a decorative turkey (no typo) that reminded me instantly of Thanksgiving, and Nat in Alabama.

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Thirteen patterns for £3.50, none of which I would have found had I not bothered to ask. Has anyone else had luck like this in charity shops? Which do you like, and which do you think I should or could attempt first?

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