I started this humble blog a couple of months ago, and already it’s become a big part of my sewing life. I’ve really enjoyed showing you what I’ve made, (whether it’s good or rubbish) and REALLY enjoyed receiving comments from all you lovely fellow seamstresses out there. I’ve had some amazing compliments and feedback, picked up some great tips and links, and even, dare I say it, made some on-line friends. It’s such a giving community and it’s been an absolute pleasure adding my own little rambling blog to the ranks. So, in the spirit of New Year goodwill (and because I’m a nice person), I thought I’d show my thanks to those who have followed and supported me so far by hosting my very first giveaway.
I’ve been de-stashing in preparation for my ‘soon-to-be-unveiled’ sewing room, and have put aside a couple of things you might like to get your mitts on. First up is this beautiful book – Sew Serendipity.
It’s a beautifully photographed guide from the Serendipity Studio (I think Seamstar stocks their patterns in the UK ) on how to create your own skirts, tops, dresses and jackets (the book includes tissue patterns for each garment).
I’ve read the book and the instructions are really clear, plus there’s a useful section at the front, which covers all the sewing techniques you’re likely to need. However, when I sat down to work out what clothes I want to make for my 2011 wardrobe, I realised that a lot of the patterns are very similar to things I’ve either already made or am planning to make. It seems a shame to leave the patterns unused, so I think somebody else would get better use out of them than me. This means the patterns from the book are completely uncut, so suitable for any size (they range from xxs to xxl). Despite my having read it, the book is in pristine condition.
As a second giveaway, I’ve also put together a bundle of gorgeous fat quarters.
These are limited edition reprints of Liberty fabrics, specially commissioned for the V & A Quilting Exhibition held last year. The dates of the designs range from the 17th to the 19th century. They’re quilting cottons so would make great make-up bags, trims, headbands etc - the list is endless. There are five fat quarters in total and each one measures 50 x 75cms.
To be in with a chance of winning either of these goodies, this is all you have to do:
- Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post by midnight (GMT) on 8th January, stating which bit of the giveaway takes your fancy. If you like the look of both of them, just say so and I’ll enter you for both parts.
- You can get another entry if you post about this giveaway on your own blog. Just leave another comment to let me know you've mentioned it on your blog and I’ll put your name in twice.
- I’m happy to post worldwide.
I'll announce the winners on 9th January so check back here then. Good luck everyone, thank you again for your support and I hope you have a very Happy New Year! Jane x