A New Pattern Company–and a giveaway!


I’ve had the privilege of encouraging many young women to learn pattern drafting and start up their own businesses, creating beautiful patterns of their own. A young friend of mine has just launched her new business, Edelweiss Patterns, and she’s produced a lovely “Liesl” dress pattern perfect for stage productions, dancewear, and more. Katrina sent me a review copy, and I immediately asked if I could host a giveaway!

So here’s how to enter to win a copy of this beautiful pattern: Blog, tweet, or Facebook about Edelweiss, then pop back over here to leave a comment with a link to your post. If you don’t blog or tweet, feel free to email friends about Edelweiss patterns (you can also mention this giveaway), and CC contact (AT) sensibility.com for your entry. I will draw one winner through Random.org on Friday, January 7.

BONUS: If you purchase a copy of this new pattern and mention that you found out about it on sensibility.com, Katrina will enter you in a drawing for a lovely Regency fashion print purchased in England! That drawing will take place on the 14th of January, so be sure to mention sensibility.com if you place an order for your chance to win!

88 Comments on A New Pattern Company–and a giveaway!

  1. Krista
    January 3, 2011 at 8:59 am (6 years ago)

    What a pretty dress!

    We may look into this pattern:).

    This fall we read one of Maria Von Trapp’s books as a family(excellent!) and also had the privilege of hearing the Von Trapp children on stage. Having the clothing to go along with the story would be lots of fun.

  2. Kate
    January 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm (6 years ago)

    I posted on Facebook! I love Maria von Trapp’s books and the movie, so it’s wonderful that there’s finally a pattern out for Liesl’s dress

    • Jennie Chancey
      January 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm (6 years ago)

      Remember to post a link to your Facebook post–and thanks for spreading the word!

  3. Brianna
    January 3, 2011 at 6:19 pm (6 years ago)

    I e-mailed a couple of my friends, telling them about both the pattern and your giveaway. 🙂 It is a VERY beautiful dress!

  4. Stacey
    January 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm (6 years ago)

    I am e-mailing a couple of friends about your pattern and giveaway. It is a beautiful dress and I have 2 daughters that would love to have a dress made for them.

  5. Sheri
    January 4, 2011 at 2:50 pm (6 years ago)

    I e-mailed my friends, telling them about the new company and the dress pattern. It’s lovely! 🙂

  6. Katlin T.
    January 5, 2011 at 12:57 am (6 years ago)

    I e-mailed a few of my friends today! The dress is very like Liesl’s dress. What an excellent design.

  7. Amanda
    January 5, 2011 at 6:27 pm (6 years ago)

    Lovely dress 😀 Good luck with pattern business!

  8. Sami
    January 5, 2011 at 8:38 pm (6 years ago)

    I emailed a bunch of my freinds and told them about this giveaway!

  9. Angie
    January 6, 2011 at 12:07 am (6 years ago)

    I don’t use social networking and won’t spam my friends, but can a S&S gift certificate be used to buy this pattern? Probably not, but doesn’t hurt to ask.

    • Jennie Chancey
      January 6, 2011 at 9:09 am (6 years ago)

      I’m sorry, but gift certificates for my store won’t work with another merchant. Edelweiss Patterns is its own company. 🙂

  10. Henrietta
    January 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm (6 years ago)

    I e-mailed friends and family. What a pretty design and worthy business. If I make this dress, I will keep it nice and not gad about in the rain with it as some people do . . .

    • Karin Miller
      January 7, 2011 at 9:31 am (6 years ago)

      It would be a lovely dress for you! And I’ll bet you would do a great job sewing it.

  11. Catherine May
    January 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm (6 years ago)

    I emailed my freinds about this…
    I’ve always loved this dress!! so beautiful!

  12. Rebekah Walker
    January 6, 2011 at 4:46 pm (6 years ago)

    I emailed all the young ladies in my sewing class about the website and dress. I have always admired Lesli’s dress in the sound of music.

    Thank you!!!

  13. Nicole W.
    January 6, 2011 at 4:56 pm (6 years ago)

    I email my sewing friends!

  14. Lydia H
    January 6, 2011 at 5:51 pm (6 years ago)

    Here is where I facebooked it!! I would soo love to make my daughter this dress. I just discovered Eidelweiss a few months ago.. Thanks for this chance to win it!!

  15. Katie
    January 6, 2011 at 6:48 pm (6 years ago)

    I posted about it on my blog! 🙂

  16. ~Desiree~
    January 6, 2011 at 9:02 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello! The dress is so cute!! I would like to enter and I will go tell some friends about it!

  17. Miriam.C
    January 6, 2011 at 9:11 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello Mrs. Chancey,
    I commented on Edelweiss Patterns on my family blog. Liesel’s dress is very pretty:)

  18. Abbie
    January 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello Mrs. Chancey!
    I really like this pattern! I’ve used several of your patterns before, and this one also looks beautiful. I emailed it to a few of my friends–I’d love to make this dress sometime!

  19. Blythe
    January 6, 2011 at 10:46 pm (6 years ago)

    I posted about it!
    Thanks for the chance to enter!

  20. Miss Jen
    January 7, 2011 at 12:37 am (6 years ago)

    This is LOVELY!

  21. Amy R
    January 7, 2011 at 7:13 am (6 years ago)

    I’ve always liked this dress

  22. Katie A.
    January 7, 2011 at 7:20 am (6 years ago)

    Love this pattern!! I’ve always wanted a dress just like this.

  23. Emily N.
    January 7, 2011 at 7:50 am (6 years ago)

    I posted about it on my FB. 🙂

  24. Emily
    January 7, 2011 at 10:46 am (6 years ago)

    I emailed my friends about this beautiful dress and pattern company. If I don’t win the give away, I will most likely be buying this pattern soon because I have danced along with Liesl and Rolf during the gazebo scene ever since I was 5, but I was missing the dress. Now my younger sisters do the dame thing when they watch the movie but they still need dresses!

  25. Rebecca
    January 7, 2011 at 11:46 am (6 years ago)

    I am so happy for her starting her own website! The pattern is beautiful and she is beautiful in the dress!
    I plan to start my etsy store up soon as well.

  26. Emily Allen
    January 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm (6 years ago)

    I talked about Edelweiss Patterns in my status on facebook. That is a beautiful pattern!

  27. McKenna
    January 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm (6 years ago)

    Here’s the link!! http://www.facebook.com/#!/ Even if I don’t win, I will definitely be buying this pattern!!!!

  28. Sonya
    January 7, 2011 at 1:13 pm (6 years ago)

    I would love to enter for the dress. My daughter emailed her friends about the lovely website and the liesl dress. Thank you!


  29. Miss Shirley
    January 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm (6 years ago)

    I emailed some seamstresses I know… what a gorgeous pattern! So much fun, even though I am seventeen going on eighteen. 🙂

  30. Bonnie
    January 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm (6 years ago)

    I posted a link to Edelweiss Patterns on my FB wall and sent to my friends. It’s a lovely dress!

  31. Hannah
    January 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm (6 years ago)

    I told my Grandmother about it and I would like to enter for the dress pattern.

  32. Nicole W.
    January 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm (6 years ago)

    I know my sisters and a friend applied for this and we did it wrong. we forgot to CC you on the emails we sent to our family and friends.

    Hopefully we got it all worked out b/c they should have resent their emails today 🙂 Sorry for the confusion.

  33. Alene
    January 7, 2011 at 5:19 pm (6 years ago)

    I would love to win the pattern to the gorgeous dress. It has such a beautiful feminine feeling about it with the full skirt and the butterfly sleeves!

  34. patrizia ferrar
    January 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm (6 years ago)

    This is so wonderful! I adore this dress & I blogged about it! Its so very pretty & feminine, I love it! I have 5 daughters & this pattern would definitely get used 😀

    Thank you for this give away 🙂


  35. Brooke
    January 7, 2011 at 9:50 pm (6 years ago)

    posted on fb!

  36. katrinaariana
    January 8, 2011 at 2:59 am (6 years ago)

    I want to thank all of you ladies for the lovely comments and posts! I’m glad to hear that other seamstresses have admired Liesl’s dress just as I have!

    I particularly want to thank Jennie for so graciously offering to host this giveaway, and for her incredibly kind comments about the pattern! I had the privilege of meeting her on the 2009 S&S costume tour, and I highly recommend it to all costume-lovers!

    I would love to hear from you all, and would be happy to add anyone to my e-newsletter who wishes to receive it.

    Happy sewing, and thanks again!

    Katrina Casey
    Edelweiss Patterns

    • Jennie Chancey
      January 26, 2011 at 12:35 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks for sharing this, Barb! The giveaway was completed at the beginning of January, but I appreciate your willingness to tell others about Edelweiss!


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