Wednesday 28 March 2012

A Put a Spring in your Stitch - Follower Give Away

Morning! As promised I have a little giveaway for you wonderful people! I decided that this giveaway would have a sewing feel and as spring is in the air what better time to have a go at making yourselves something new for the coming season, even if you've never sewed a stitch there is no reason not to join in, as I'm sure there is something here to get you started.

As you will probably have noticed, I've been sorting through my stash of patterns and fabric and trying to whittle them down a little, so I decided what better way to do this than to pass some of my much-cherished stash on to one of you guys, as a big old 'Thank You' for sticking around! So what have I got to offer you...

4 Dressmaking Patterns
All unused and uncut except for the Bestway one which being vintage, I can't say, but I can guarantee all the pieces are present and correct!
McCall's M5631 - Flared mid-knee skirt with contrasting yoke/hem - Waist size 23-26.5"
Burda 7599 - A simple cowl neck dress - Sizes 10-22 US
Butterick Retro B5209 - 1947 Halter or cap sleeve dress - Size 14-20 UK
Bestway C753- 1940s Vintage Dress pattern - Bust size 36"

The Complete Dressmaker (1977 edition)
 Is a wonderful book full of very 70s drawings and photographs. I have my own copy which I refer to quite often, even before Google!

Floral Fabric & Vintage Buckle

And last but by no means least just under 2 yards of blue floral very light weight cotton fabric, which would make a great summer blouse (sorbetto anybody?) and a similar shade blue vintage plastic buckle or scarf clip.
So what do you have to do to enter?
It is as simple as this:
1. Be a follower new or old it doesn't matter!
2. Leave a comment below - It doesn't need to be anything fancy, simply a 'count me in' or 'Hello' will do!
3. Do the above before 12pm (UK BST) on Sunday 8th April 2012 

I will draw a winner using one of those random generators and post the winner's name here and if possible contact them directly.
If I am not contacted by the winner before the 21st April 2012 I will draw a new winner.

So there you have it the first giveaway of 2012
I hope you like it and please don't be shy, have a go what have you got to loose:)

Wendy x


  1. How generous of you. I'd like to be in with a chance if that's okay xx

  2. oh Wendy, what a give away! I love it all, particually the halter dress (my size!) the book and the fabric! Hope your well. x x x

  3. Wendy, thank you for a fab giveaway. xx

  4. Hi Wendy! Please count me in. Also, thanks again for all those pattern scans you sent me. As you know, I still have quite a few to unleash :)

  5. oh what a lovely prize! I am desperate to learn to sew dresses since I can't stand anything in shops any more! x

  6. So generous! I particularly like the halter dress.

  7. What a wonderful givaway! Count me in please!

  8. Amazing giveaway, thanks! Count me in.
    That skirt pattern looks great, the skirt would be perfect from the floral fabric, hm...

  9. What a fab giveaway! I love old sewing books and the fabric is just lovely.

  10. Hi, I'd love to be in your giveaway "count me in".

  11. Thanks for the giveaway. Count me in x

  12. Great giveaway! Thanks so much :)

  13. Great giveaway, please count me in :o)

  14. what a nice idea,
    I really like that floral cotton

  15. great site, great giveaway! Those patterns are lovely - could do with something to put the mojo back after a period of inactivity! Fingers crossed x

  16. You've got to be in it to win it! Fab giveaway.

  17. This is such a lovely giveaway:) It goes well with my 2012 goal of this being my sewing year!!!!
    Jess x

  18. Fabulous give away. I'm making plans to get back into sewing and creating things in May, when my thesis is handed in. So this would be a wonderful kick start, if I were to win!

  19. Oh wow, what a lovely giveaway. Please count me in for sure.

  20. Hello there! Please put my name in the hat!

  21. Wendy--you are too, too generous! May I toss my hat into the ring for this lovely giveaway?