Friday, 1 August 2014

The Polished Button summer giveaway

The sun is shining over the UK - FACT! To celebrate this phenomenon, I've teamed up with The Polished Button to bring you a rather lovely summer giveaway. If you're not familiar with it, The Polished Button is a one-stop shop for vintage-inspired sewing. They stock a great selection of vintage and retro-style dressmaking fabrics and patterns like this 1940's shirt dress (swoon!)


Or this 1970's shirt pattern, view 3 in particular. In fact, see the girl modelling view 3?  Well it is, in fact, ME!  

She also stocks all kinds of buttons, including Liberty covered ones!



Owner Ruth kindly let me choose something from the shop for a giveaway, and as there's been a lot of sailor talk on this blog recently (here and here) I decided to take the nautical route. So one lucky winner will receive a metre of this fab cotton sailboats fabric


and a set of four hand covered red and white striped buttons.


I can think of SO many things to make with that combination!

To enter the giveaway all you have to do is take a look at The Polished Button website and leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite product is. The giveaway is open internationally and closes at midnight GMT on Friday 8th August. Please make sure you leave your email address if it's not linked to your Blogger profile so I can contact you if you're the winner. 

Thank you to The Polished Button for the giveaway and good luck everybody!





90 comments:

  1. 60s stripes are always a winner, or perhaps the leopard print.

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  2. Love that collection of vintage sewing books. The old vogue knitting patterns look incredibly contemporary!

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  3. I love the butterick 1950's dress pattern B5920 - especially the collar detail! I think it would look amazing in the sail boat fabric!

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  4. I rather like the Cathedral print cotton. No idea what I'd use it for, but it is rather nice.

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  5. I actually rather like the sailboat fabric - i think it would make a fab beach bag :-)

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  6. les boutons sont magnifiques et je constate avec plaisir que j en possede de semblables issus de la boite a boutons de ma grand mere
    macopinestarlet@only.fr

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  7. Cool giveaway! Interesting shop-a lot of eye candy! I liked the Vintage 1960 Psychedelic Print Crepe fabric- having been a part of that era it still appeals to me at my age now!!!

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  8. This pattern 7351 reminds me of the blouses I use to wear in my teens.
    The Polished Button looks fab with great choices and reasonable prices.
    Would love to win the giveaway - angela.eckersley@btinternet.com :-)

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  9. It's been a hot UK summer so far... my favourite item would be the 1970s robes (Simplicity 5685) so hubby and I could be cooler in cotton than our towling ones.

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  10. I like the grey cotton bias tape. I'd use to trim a white sorbetto. I'd use the sailboat fabric and buttons to make a sundress for my smallest girl - I can do selfless sewing, really.

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  11. Oh my that blue and gold stripe brocade is DIVINE! What a shame there's only a teeny amount left. This site is new to me so thanks for letting me know about it. I will be on the watch for more brocade now :)

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  12. Black and white spot cotton is beautiful!

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  13. I've done more than just look; snapped up the lace print chiffon. Probably a good thing I didn't make it as far as the buttons...

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  14. Their book collection is so dreamy and I totally fell in love with Red Floral Print Cotton(I might even purchase it, depending on how big of a dent next week's fabric haul will leave into my wallet)

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  15. I love the 60s purple and turquoise paisley print!
    bobbipiles1229 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. Ooh, anything spotty, anything floral, I think I like the blue strawberry cotton the best :)

    hannahlouisefrost@aol.co.uk

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  18. Ooh! I would love a skirt made from the vintage black geometric patterned crepe. So chic!

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  19. I love the fisheye buttons! So cute!

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  20. Love the Vintage 1960′s Simplicity 5964, such a cute style.

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  21. The strawberry dot print fabric. One of my sisters had a playsuit in this back in the 80s!

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  22. I love the nautical print poly cotton with the navy spotty background.

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  23. The nautical cherry print fabric!

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  24. Ok so call me kinky but I quite fancy making Simplicity 5685. Matching short kimonos for me and my best beloved! Just the thing for reading the papers on Sunday morning with coffee and croissants.

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  25. Black and white cathedral fabric. Yep, I think it is so interesting and fun!

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  26. I love the fabric you picked and also this one with the navy spotty background:
    http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/nautical-print-polycotton/
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Tatiana
    tatiana.vovchenko@gmail.com

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  27. Love their selections of fabrics, incuding the sailboats and the vintage purple and green print cotton! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  28. Ermergherrrd!!! How comes I never knew about this site? Love the selection of fabrics. Love the vintage patterns too. Sorry I can't pin one thing down as my fave because I'm too blinded by the Blackmore pattern 8056! Shame there's only 1m left of the 40s crepe fabric: http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1940s-black-geometric-patterned-crepe/. That would have made a lovely circle skirt. Please enter me for the giveaway, lovely. Never know!

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  29. That forties barkcloth remnant is calling to me...

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  30. Black and white spot cotton is my favorite :)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  31. Vintage 1950′s Orange Abstract Barkcloth Cotton Remnant Piece was one of my favorite pieces... I love the complimentary colors and barkcloth is so nice to sew.

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  32. I love the Buttons & Hearts ribbon :) x
    cherieshaw1984@gmail.com

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  33. I don't even have to look! Been eyeing up the leopard-print cotton crepe approximately once a day for a couple of weeks... mmmmm bombshell dress material if ever I saw it!
    X

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  34. I hadn't seen that site. It looks good though, another place to look for my dream pattern, nice 70s trousers with slim fitting bum and tops of legs with massive bell bottoms - non on there at the moment though.

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  35. I love the Black and Ivory Tape Measure Grosgrain Ribbon 10mm , its so adorable!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Frankie
    www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk

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  36. what a fabulous shop! I love the beach kaftans butterick 6706, just perfect in a heat wave.

    poppyinstitches@yahoo.co.uk

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  37. love the vintage 1960's purple & green cotton print,along with the fish eye buttons & the leather effect football buttons- remind of my childhood! standys55@aol.com

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  38. Oh my goodness. i'd never heard of Blackmore patterns until last weekend when one "fell into my hands" - what a beautiful find full of yummy vintage. Thank you for sharing.
    I really love the Butterick retro 5281 pattern so would like to be included in the giveaway for this.

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  39. my favourite product has to be the liberty buttons, they're gorgeous! i love the sail boat fabric too though, i think it's just crying out to be made into a summer dress. thank you for the giveaway :) beththegulfmini@googlemail.com

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  40. I love all of it! I'm a sucker for vintage buttons especially, but lately I've been buying lots of vintage fabric, so the 1960s vintage turquoise cotton remnant caught my eye.

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  41. The buttons are lovely, but I LOVE this 70s (tiny) tennis skirt/shorts pattern. Amazing. http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1970s-style-1498-tennis-skirt-shorts-pattern-size-12-26-12-waist/

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  42. my favorite is the red scotty dog fabric, how cute!

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  43. Ooooo! they have fabric! I love the navy floral print.

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  44. I like the Black & White Cathedral Print Cotton.

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  45. The black and white cathedral print cotton is very cute. Not quite as cute as the sailboat fabric, but a very close 2nd.
    Thank you for hosting such a cool giveaway.

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  46. I really like the scottie dog fabric! Thank you! sarah@forrussia.org

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  47. Oh it's so hard to choose between the buttons (I'm a real sucker for them) or the great choice of fabrics. This time I guess it would have to be the nautical fabric.

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  48. Hi like the blue rose print polycotton and the red floral print cotton poplin is nice. Lots of other things are nice too!

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  49. The abstract print prolly cotton for a blouse or maybe the red Scottie dogs!

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  50. Great giveaway - thanks! I love the 1950s Abstract Print Cotton Poplin - very colourful! Also, there is something about the Vintage 1960′s Stripy Floral Cotton - I'm having a bit of a 60s crush at the moment!
    And I must just say, wow! That is so cool that you're one of the models for that 1970s shirt pattern, love it!
    Maria x

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway Jane, my favourite product is the card of 1930s glass buttons: http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1930s-red-flower-buttons-x-12/ They look too pretty to use though!

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  52. Oh that sailboat fabric with those buttons - I have to make a dress from my little girl with those ;)

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  53. Hi, I love this site thank you for highlighting it. Can't believe I hadn't come across it before. I am a sucker for vintage fabric and their range is very tempting. I also adore the sailboat fabric!
    thestitchingmagpie@gmail.com

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  54. Great giveaway. I love the leopard print cotton or the red liberty buttons! Gorgeous.

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  55. I love the vintage buttons, especially the glass ones. Thanks for the giveaway. Love the fabric.

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  56. I have a soft spot for vintage patterns for the 1950s Vintage Economy Design E29 dress pattern stole my heart and imagination!

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  57. I like the Blue Ginger Doll 'Mae' pattern !!

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  58. It would have to be the coloured ric-rac - my mum used to stitch it around the hem of my skirts back in the seventies. Great to see it still around! A lovely giveaway, Jane - thank you!

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  59. I like the Sheliagh skirt
    sewanneuk.blogspot.co.uk

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  60. Love the 1930s set of 12 red flower buttons! Great site thanks for sharing. Lots of goodies and some great cottons too. And you've reminded me to about covered buttons. Thank you!

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  61. love them all so cute!
    Gertrude_gertree@hotmail.com

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  62. The pink floral print poly cotton is my favourite... I think it would make a lovely dress for my daughter.

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  63. They're simple, but the fish eye buttons. I remember my mum having so many of them in her button box (in the 1970s) and I have very fond memories of playing with them.

    I wonder if she still has that button box ... Kath

    binty.mrow@googlemail.com

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  64. A skirt with the black geometric print. Thanks for the chance K xXx

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  65. I absolute love the Vintage 1970′s Simplicity 8925 Skirt Pattern Size 12. In fact, I believe that my mom sewed me one of the dresses on there.

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  66. What about that lovely nautical print with the life belts....would make a super blouse.

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  67. I love the abstract print cotton poplin!

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  68. I quite liked Simplicity 5968 among others. K

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  69. Like the nautical cherry print polycotton

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  70. I'e been wanting to get my mitt on V2859 for quite awhile. I love the 30s!

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  71. Wow - I love so many things! lol It may sound silly, but I just can't get these buttons out of my head: http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1930s-red-flower-buttons-x-12/
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  72. Buttons! Would order sets of these if I was in the UK!

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  73. I love the Alma blouse pattern. Not come across The Polished Button, thanks so much for sharing!

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  74. Love the Abstract Print Cotton Poplin.

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  75. http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/blue-ginger-doll-patterns-winifred-dress-size-4-18/
    I've been meaning to get this pattern since it came out!

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  76. I'm really into the nautical theme right now too! I also love the strawberry polycotton :)

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  77. I like the Vintage 1980′s ‘Machine Applique’ by Sharon Perna
    thanks for the opportunity

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  78. I love the Vintage 1930′s Red Flower Buttons they would make a great statement against a solid fabric. x

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  79. So many lovely items on this site! I love the V8788 1950s vintage vogue. Thanks for the giveaway

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  80. Is that really you in that pattern? There's so much on that website! I love the dark pink gingham cotton and the Simplicity 5581 vintage dress pattern. That giveaway is perfect for me to plan for spring and summer which are yet to come here in NZ!

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  81. Oh my...I've just been looking through the books section (love the Needlewoman magazines) and note that she has a copy of the Reader' Digest Complete Guide to Needlework, which was my first ever sewing book, bought for me by my grandparents. It's now classed as vintage. I feel very, very old indeed!

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  82. I love the polished button, and have spent a fair few hours of my life looking at the vintage loveliness. I love the patterns, and the 1970s contemporary fashions dress pattern looks right up my street!

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  83. I love the strawberry dot print fabric. It reminds me of a dress I had when I was a little girl :)

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  84. There's something about the Purple & Blue Geometric Print Peachskin that calls to me!

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  85. I love the vintage stuff.
    Your lemon dress is out of this world!

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  86. ooooo the pink roses ribbon caught my eye....I have some places to put that!!!

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  87. You're so cute modeling for that. What fun, I love it.

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