Sponsor Highlight: A Giveaway From Contrapunt Etsy Shop!

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Flashback Summer: Sponsor Highlight - Contrapunt Etsy Shop Custom Pattern Giveaway

For the next week, Flashback Summer sponsor Contrapunt Etsy Shop has a giveaway for you guys!  In this post you'll get to know the shop owner, Núria Passada, and her creative process, then you'll have opportunities to enter into the giveaway to win a custom-sized vintage pattern drafted just for you!

Núria approached me earlier this month to talk about sponsorship, and she has been a delight to work with!  After I explored her Etsy Shop, Contrapunt, I just knew that you guys would love it as much as I do!  Contrapunt specializes in hand-drafted vintage patterns, artistic collars and unique clothing.  

Probably my favorite part of the Contrapunt shop is the patterns.  They are original vintage patterns from the 20s through the 40s, and Núria was kind enough to explain how she creates custom-sized, fit-you-perfectly patterns for her customers from vintage images.  It's just incredible to me!

1.  First, she starts with what she calls the "base of the pattern".  This is like a mold of the body she's creating a pattern for with its exact measurements.
Flashback Summer: Sponsor Highlight - Contrapunt Etsy Shop Custom Pattern Giveaway

2.  Next, she cuts into the base of the pattern and adds yellow paper into certain places. This adds 3D shaping and volume where necessary to create the design that she's looking for.
Flashback Summer: Sponsor Highlight - Contrapunt Etsy Shop Custom Pattern Giveaway

3.  Then comes the fun part!  She puts the pattern on a mannequin and adds the design details that make each garment unique and fabulous.

4.  Then voilá!  After some work and tweaking, she has a complete pattern all ready to be sewn up into fabulous garments like this one!

And now she's offering one lucky reader the chance to choose a vintage pattern to be custom-made to her exact size!
Personally, I'm totally in love with this idea.  It takes out all the traumatic, frustrating hours of fitting and adjusting and fixing a pattern or trying to come up with one on my own.  Check out just a few of the patterns available for sizing in her shop:
Flashback Summer: Sponsor Highlight - Contrapunt Etsy Shop Custom Pattern Giveaway

Fabulous, right?!
Not to mention, several of these patterns would work for Sew for Victory, too!

So this giveaway will begin today and run until April 11 at 12 am (aka Thursday night).
There are several ways to enter.  The only mandatory entry is to leave a comment on this post about your favorite Contrapunt product (make sure you tell the little Rafflecopter entry-collector below that you commented!), and the other ways to enter will give you more chances to win!  You can also pin your favorite Contrapunt item to Pinterest once a day for extra entries.  Woooo!  Good luck everyone!

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  1. What an awesomely talented lady and wonderful blog sponsor to have!

    Thank you both for holding this generous giveaway,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. These are beautiful patterns she's come with. Anything from the 20's is usually so expensive to buy, but she's got some dandy's that I've been drooling over.
    Its a wonderful giveaway! Thanks!

  3. I am so in love with all the 20s patterns, especially the pencil dress! And what an awesome giveaway - thanks for the opportunity!


  4. This is such a great service to offer, as sizing in the past is so vastly different from today's sizing in patterns. I would love to win one of the 1930s patterns.
    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway!

    Sarah Grace

  5. How neat!! I really love all the antique styles she has in her shop.

  6. This is such a great service! Thanks for telling us about it!

  7. Get idea for a giveaway, thanks for this! I'm lacking a good 1920s coat in my vintage and repro wardrobe. https://www.etsy.com/listing/178006720/1920s-fur-collar-semi-striped-coat?ref=shop_home_active_3&ga_search_query=coat
    I also really like this 1920s pattern https://www.etsy.com/listing/176327400/vintage-modern-1920s-sewing-pattern-zig?ref=shop_home_active_8

  8. I love the structure of this! So creative and so beautiful!