Sew Grateful Giveaway!

Happy Sew Grateful Week! I’m happy to finally remember to take part in this- usually I’m of the ‘oh- that was so cool- I wish I’d….next year’ school, but I’m on it this time!


I’m quite grateful for all the folkes out there that tolerate and even giggle at my foolishness and come around to Chez Grievances to share a thought and an animal print with me!

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So I’d like to have a little giveaway! A loverly selection of vintage patterns! All you gots to do is tell me your favorite classic movie to watch and why it’s the best! Bruder will let you know what he likes to watch while I sew- he’s quite partial to noir, don’cha know!




The hope is that all relevant pieces are included- these have all found their way to me by various routes!

My lovely young assistant will of course, select his favorite to win! So if you really want these- don’t forget that Elizabeth Taylor got her first screen kiss from a collie! Bruder can be bought!


Oh, Bruder reminds me that I need a cut-off date. How about by the end of friday, the 28th of February! He will select after his 1st saturday morning nap.

photo credits: meadhawg, google images, little me. All images remain the property of their original owners!

115 thoughts on “Sew Grateful Giveaway!

  1. Hee!! That face, that tongue, that fur, those eyes!! Can I win Bruder instead?? Since, I’m sensing a ‘no’, ๐Ÿ™‚ so, then I will tell you one of my fave classic movies is Wizard of Oz. I also really like Metropolis. Great patterns! My Sew Grateful Giveaway will be up on the blog tomorrow – Monday. Come on over and check ‘er out!


  2. Hello. Long time reader, first time commentor. I love having your blog posts in my email because I always laugh our loud and it makes my husband think I am up to no good. Which is a huge plus in my book. I am also a lover of animal print! Mostly cheetah / jaguar. Zebra just stripes me the wrong way. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I love old films! Pretty much anything with Kathryn Hepburn is a ringer for sure. I love her athleticism and her wit, and her deadpan comedy! My favorite is probably Bringing Up Baby – fabulous dresses in that one too.

    I am Sew Grateful for your blog! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. twotoast says:

    Casablanca – without a doubt. The music, the clothes, the brooding photography, classic lines, etc.,etc,! But I am with Gjeometry – please can I win the pup?!


  4. Ohh ooh ooh – I want to play too. I am in the wanting Bruder camp too. Please don’t put me in the draw for the patterns. They hadn’t invented spray cream and Tim Tams at the time of vintage patterns so they won’t fit me.

    As for my favourite classic movie – that all depends on what classifies as classics. Wuthering Heights is a fav of mine but if we can bring it into the more present time I think Pretty Woman is a classic if only for the line – “You people work on commission right? – big mistake, big – huge – I have to go shopping now” Love it. Other than that it is murder death kill movies for me I’m afraid.


  5. My favourite classic movie is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! It’s amazing, my sisters, mom, and I first watched it as kids and to this day when it’s on we’ll text eachother to let the other know it’s on!

    I’m not familiar with the Sew Grateful so I’m going to check that out.


  6. redsilvia says:

    Oh there are so many vintage movies I love. If we exclude anything with Audrey Hepburn or Doris Day it would have to be a dead heat between Dark Passage and The Big Sleep. Edge toward Dark Passage since it was filmed in my hometown of San Francisco in the 1940s. Awesome clothes and snappy dialog. Heaven!


  7. Oh Bruder – Mac would like everyone to know that Toto was originally a dachshund, except for that pesky warโ€ฆ Our favourite film forever is Casablanca – the light, the music, the clothesโ€ฆ one day we’ll be on that planeโ€ฆ. So yes, I SO want those pants & that jacketโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ.


  8. gail katz says:

    Look at Bruder’s face. He looks a tad worried. What did you just whisper into his ear? (just teasing…thank you for your wonderful blog!)


  9. What a star Bruder is! Does he rate ‘Gone with the wind ‘ as an all time fave? It’s my fave classic film, not just because of the green curtain refashion but because I adore the vivien Leigh/ Clark Gable dynamic and how their relationship develops, and big sweeping staircases. And the ending just has to be the best…..


  10. I’m a big Jimmy Stewart fan and do adore It’s a Wonderful Life, Harvey and Rear Window, but will have to go with the Philadelphia Story; Jimmy, Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn – what’s not to love. And I can’t get on a boat without uttering ‘My, she was yar’


  11. Kat H says:

    Oh my, oh my oh my oh my!! Look at all the gorgeous pretties!!! *swoon* Those two Simplicity ones…. That Advance one…. Love love love!!! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed a lot for this one! (May make it rather hard to type over the next few days… Hmmm….)

    Fave old movie, eh? Oh gosh, that’s a hard one…. I think Wizard of Oz is right up there for me. The imagination, the characters, the undercurrent of evil and nasty. The tights the Wicked Witch was wearing when she got squashed by the house. (And let’s face it – Dorothy’s dress is rather adorable, too! ๐Ÿ˜‰


  12. Hiya my favorite movie is Holiday Inn, though I do love a classic Lassie one to of course, who can forget a BusterKeaton with dog chase (I can’t recall the name so me obviously). Bruder could enjoy a newer one such as Marty or Bethoven. Happy sewing


  13. Hari says:

    Can I win a Bruder cuddle instead? All time favourite movie is Harold and Maude, from the early 70s. Every time I’m feeling the slightest bit down Maude has me falling in love with life again. All that with a Cat Stevens soundtrack too. For a real old time classic how to narrow down the choices?! There’s a Flying Down To Rio, Fred and Ginger’s first screen coupling in the 20s with girls dancing on the wings of biplanes; or Letty Lynton with Joan Crawford’s amazing costumes in the 30s; The Women, fabulous cast and swoon costumes again; Singing in The Rain; Rear Window; Sunset Boulevard…. So many genres so little time! I’ll stop now ๐Ÿ™‚


  14. Emily says:

    One of my ultimate favorite old movies is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. I love all the gorgeous dresses, the dancing, and the superfluity of manly men! And with Howard Keel and Jane Powell, how can you go wrong!
    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!


  15. I love watching “Gone with the wind” – I don’t realรฒly know why, because I like happy endings… and I also enjoy “Pride and Prejudice”, in any of its versions, because I love Austen’s book! ๐Ÿ™‚


  16. Hi there. I’ve got three favs. Why else for the clothing of course. Edith Head! Adrian! Sorry, I got sidetracked. Here they are: A Letter to Three Wives-Linda Darnell’s wardrobe TDF. She plays Lora Mae.(Sadie: “If I was you, I’d show more o’ what I got. Maybe wear somethin’ with beads.” Lora Mae: “What I got don’t need beads.” ) My next fav is What A Wat To Go with Shirley Maclaine. But my all time favourite is “The Women”. Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Rosalind Russell. The clothes! The dialogue!


  17. Having not watched many “classic” movies, I’m going to go with Wizard of Oz as well โ€“ considering that my imaginary friend when I was a child was Dorothy. Can you believe my husband has never seen it. What a weirdo.


  18. Great selection of patterns. I absolutely love the pants/overalls pattern. There are some many great classic movies to pick from. I really enjoy watching “My Girl Friday” and anything with Deanna Durbin. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Emily’s Vintage Visions


  19. I love all of those films from my childhood like The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music, White Christmas. But the films that really engaged me were La Strada, To Kill a Mockingbird and A Woman Under the Influence. Of course there are so many more. Remains of the Day, based on the Ishiguro novel is such a memorable film, as is The Winter Guest. Well, the list could go on and on and on…

    Awesome patterns!


  20. “The Court Jester” is my all-time favorite! Reasons: a) Danny freakin Kaye. Heart him SO much. b) Glynis Johns’s dresses are dreamy. c) The TECHNICOLOR. Oh man, the colors are just so vivid and wonderful. d) Angela Lansbury. e) DANNY. KAYE. Seriously.


  21. I’m a big Rosalind Russell fan, so I’m having a hard time deciding between ‘The Women’ and ‘Auntie Mame’. lol But I’ll probably go with ‘The Women’, as I love seeing all the top women of the day (Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Joan Fontaine, etc) and that they did a full on fashion show in the middle of the movie!


  22. Oh wow… how can one choose! I love Doris and Rock movies and have done right by my daughters by making sure they love them as well…and old Hitchcock movies! And Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall…ooo- How to Marry a Millionaire! I am going with that one because I have fond memories of watching it with my mama and it has 3 beauties in it!


  23. I’d ask for a chance at Bruder, too, but I think he’d freeze his darling little paws off in the Great White North. He’d be a great fun bud for my Nuggy Baby. I have to say my all-time fave movie, hands down, watch-it-over-and-over-again is How to Steal a Million. At this point in my life, it’s far more entertaining to watch my girls anticipate all the looks and lines, but I never ever tire of it. Love the clothes. Love the perfect Audrey eyelashes and I absolutely go speechless every time I see those O’Toole blue eyes peering over the top of the framed van Gogh at Ms. Hepburn standing in her pink pj’s in rubber galoshes on the purple carpeted stairway. Gets me every time. ๐Ÿ™‚


  24. Leigh Ann says:

    This is perhaps not very original of me, but: Casablanca. I love everything about it, but I think what mainly appeals to me is the exotic setting, and the WW2 timeframe. And Humphrey Bogart, of course. Don’t you love the 1940s clothes on the women (and the men)?


  25. JennyWren says:

    I am struggling to decide, but I think it is a joint win between Roman Holiday (I just want to go and recreate that film) and Pillow Talk. And does Bugsy Malone count as a classic yet?


  26. girlintheflammableskirt says:

    I love the Jean-Luc Goddard film ” A Woman is a Woman”, Anna Karina’s makeup/hair and clothes in the movie are great inspiration for sewing retro sixties pieces.


  27. Entering the room full of enticing patters, Tina Rathbone decided to simultaneously reveal her all-time favorite movie (drats, then it can’t be Rock And Roll High School), as well as telling why!
    “Grand Hotel.” 1932. John Barrymore, Greta Garbo, Wallace Beery, Joan Crawford
    Reason: Incredible costumes! Plus: a rare film with the elusive Garbo: “Ring … Ring…” Plus, a very young and up and coming Joan Crawford. Did I mention the handsome John Barrymore? (Do you think that’s where Drew gets her looks? :)) And Wallace Beery as ultimate trick. One of the perfect films, in my book.


    • What an ensemble piece- great choice!
      I saw Drew Barrymore on inside the actors studio and they had a pic of all the Barrymores in profile and asked her to turn the same way- uncanny! She had that exact profile- whoa!
      Psst- love Riff Randall…..


  28. My favourite classic movie is Seven Brides for seven brothers. It was the first movie we had in vhs and I watched it like 20 times. I can sing and dance every single song of the movie :-)! Thanks for the giveaway!


  29. Thanks for giving us the chance to win ๐Ÿ™‚ and what a cute buddy!!
    Hm, as far as the movie, I can’t choose only one but if I have to I would choose now the “blue angel”, I love the way it shows the dynamic domination of a woman on that that era (and that role fits Dietrich’s as a glove!). It has something revolutionary!


  30. Such a hard decision – I love so many classic movies. I guess I’d have to say Auntie Mame with Rosalind Russell. It’s hilarious no matter what kind of mood I’m in, lol. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!


  31. Now Voyager. Why? Bette Davis, that’s why. Oh Anne, don’t lets ask for the moon.We have the stars…..And I’m almost sure that Bette wore that Simplicity 1930s pants suit on the cruise.


  32. Bella says:

    Oooooh my goodness! OH MY!! That Simplicity 1930 is on my pattern dream list. I’ve been looking for it for a while now…I’m jumping in my seat, with a serious attack of the wiggles. LOL!

    I really want to make myself some “sailor” pants but don’t feel confident enough to try to free draft the flap front. Without a pattern to start from, it will likely lead to several drafting re-dos, total frustration and no slacks. Once I get the bottoms fitted and have a pattern that will work for me, I want to make vintage overalls. But I need fitting bottoms first and pants fitting is challenging. (Or, as Mom says, “a fiddly thing.” And the way she says “fiddly,” you can interject any vulgar word you can think of. Ha.)

    I wasn’t going to participate in any of the sew grateful giveaways, since I don’t have a blog and therefore aren’t doing a giveaway myself, but I’m nearly crying here at the awesomeness of your spirit. I may feel this way because I’m a 30-40s lover but this assortment to is so dayyyuuum fantastic!! Words fail to express my enthusiasm. I am truly awestruck! Thank you for doing this.

    My all-time favorite classic is The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Gene’s character is such a lady, and I adore her spunk. When she starts saying “blast!!” I laugh until I cry every time! And of course, Gene’s hair and wardrobe is lovely! Plus, they couldn’t have picked a better person to play the Captain. The movie just rocks!

    That aside, if I’m making historical costumes, I tend to put on what I call “inspiration” flicks to match the era I’m working on. But The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is IT for me when it comes to the classics. There aren’t many old movies that pull off a paranormal twist so well. Remember Blythe Spirit? *chuckle*


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