****This giveaway is now closed. The winner will be announced soon!****

Oh my gosh, you guys. I have been giddy for, like, three days. Absolutely, annoyingly, anxious-happy. And it’s over a little bitty named Roxanne. I managed to use a sewing pattern all by myself and it turned out wearable, one might even say, darling? My new favorite pattern company, hands down, is Victory Patterns.

Roxanne by Victory Patterns made from thrifted fabric

I swear the pointer finger claw comes out in 90% of my photos.

I bought this e-pattern over Christmas break after perusing some online patterns with my mother. I had about four yards of some awesome teal fabric that I had thrifted about a month earlier; a georgette, according to my mom. I cut out the pattern and read the beautifully designed instructions before starting. Not usually my thing. About four hours later the mutant death virus took over my body.

Those cut-out fabric pieces laid folded, alone, waiting to be assembled for nearly a month. In fact, I almost entirely forgot that I had a shirt to sew. Then I deemed last weekend and recuperate-and-sew weekend, and I stumbled upon the makings of my shirt. I set to work with that miraculous, not-at-all-like-me patience.

It was the pleats, friends. Those pleats captured my heart. The topstitch on that yoke? I couldn’t take a break without thinking constantly, without being totally obsessed, with finishing this shirt. True story, ask my friends, refer to my tweets.

It was finished. And then this happened. Envision angels singing, okay?

Roxanne top and beagleNow this pattern. It’s really something to write home about. There was not a single missed step. It was easy to understand and conscise. And never once did it make me feel totally inadequate. Most sewing patterns do that to me. Victory patterns are amazing. And there are two versions you can make!

roxanne both versionsSource

Roxanne by victory patterns meadow rue giveawayAnd guess what?! You can have one too! The sweetest Kristiann (the mastermind behind the patterns) has agreed to let me give one pdf version of The Roxanne pattern (a $9.95 value) to one of you. Just leave a lovely, little comment. The winner of this giveaway will be chosen at random and announced Monday, February 4th here on the blog.

Godspeed, good friends, godspeed.

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  1. your version is very sweet. I would be very lucky if i would win a pattern. thanks for the generous giveaway!

  2. Toss my name in the hat. It turned out fantastic, Allie!!

  3. I’m so impressed! You should try the sleeveless version too, then we can pose for a photo just like those two friends!

  4. I would love to sew the collared version! I haven’t used a pattern in ages, but this might just tempt me back to it!

  5. oooo! it is amazing! i love those pleats and that puppy!

  6. It came out so cute! I’ve been wanting a flowy top in pale pink silk and I think this would be perfect!

  7. Wow I love your version!And the color is awesome!Fingers crossed I win this cause I have many ideas for the pattern!Thank you for the giveaway!

  8. I want to make one….. or two!!

  9. Gorgeous–I am blown away by those pleats! I love the high low hemline, length, color, everything! Would love to make my own :)

  10. That shirt turned out beautifully! I would love to win this pattern :)

  11. I’ve been wanting to try a victory pattern. They look so cute!

  12. excellent, count me in!

  13. Oh my, this is so beautiful! Love the color too. I’m in need of some flowy shirts, this pattern would help (especially if its easy to follow 😉 Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

  14. Turned out so cute!

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