Monday, 17 July 2017

Dragonfly Fabric summer giveaway

The sun is out and the sky is blue in the UK - perfect conditions for summer dressmaking. I love sewing for different seasons and summer sewing definitely allows you to crack open the light, drapey fabrics in your stash. If you don't have quite the perfect fabric for that summer project then don't worry, because I've teamed up with Dragonfly Fabrics to bring you a terrific summer giveaway. One lucky reader will get to choose a pattern and two metres of fabric from the website. Hoorah! Read on for some fabric and pattern inspiration...

My favourites fabrics are the cotton lawns (see below), but don't forget cotton chambrays which are just crying out to be made into shirts or shirtdresses.

Closet Case Files Kalle Shirt & Dress
 Or linens for stylish trousers or shorts. 

Megan Nielsen Flint Pants & Shorts

These are my favourite cotton lawns, suitable for almost any lightweight top or dress pattern.

Floral Print Turquoise

Soft Cotton Lawn - Brushstrokes

 I love both colourways in this two-tone floral print.
St Ives Floral - Yellow

St Ives Floral - Red
Rayon Challis Viscose - ideal for patterns requiring drape. I absolutely love this teal chalked flower print.
Chalk Joyful
I think it would look awesome sewn up as the Named Helga Wrap Playsuit. It's not really my style, I just think it's a lovely combination!


Inspired to start sewing? Good! To enter, just take a look at the Dragonfly Fabrics website and leave a comment on this post telling me what your favourite fabric is. The giveaway is open internationally and closes at midnight GMT on Monday 24th July 2017. 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.  

And there's more. readers of my blog can also claim a 15% discount on all purchases from Dragonfly Fabrics. Just enter the code sew40 when checking out of the site. The 15% discount is valid until 30th August 2017. It's also worth signing up to their newsletter for updates on any new fabrics or patterns they're showcasing. There's a sign up link at the bottom of their website.

Massive thanks to Simon and Dorte from Dragonfly Fabrics for offering this awesome and very generous giveaway. Good luck everybody! x





126 comments:

  1. I LOVE their Japanese cotton prints - My absolute favourite is Dragonfly Indigo.
    My email is louccee@hotmail.com

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  2. I've been eyeing up the Art Gallery- Skopelos Paparounes Crimson Knit for a while - I'd love to make a maxi dress with it.

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  3. I love their Art Gallery knits collection. My favourite is the Imprint Maze.

    Email is ellinoora at gmail dot com.

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  4. I've been looking at their cottons for a classic shirt, just ordered the Liesl + Co one from them. The chambray is also lovely
    k.shawjones@hotmail.com

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  5. Another interesting site to attack my bank balance! I loved the linen blends. especially the Essex linen in 'malibu'. So many things I could make out of that one...

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  6. Oo, it's hard to make a choice when the selection is so big! I think I'd go for a bio linen in Sand colour to make some trousers for myself.

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  7. I love the cotton lawn - Japanese Garden. To make either a shirt or shirt dress.

    cdockney@gmail.com

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  8. I like to keep it simple. I love the Bio linen in taupe. Maybe the flint pants.
    nathaliesewsthings@gmail.com

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  9. So much to choose on the website but would have to be the Flying Flock in navy. Beautiful print. Had my eye on it for a while.
    The Kalle shirt would look fab in that!
    My email is: thegingerpoodle@gmail.com

    Good luck everyone!

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  10. The faded grey blue denim looks really lovely! Good ideas above, pity I have cut so many things already.

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  11. The Embroidered Spot Swiss Cotton Voile in pink looks like it would make a great Closet Case Kalle tunic or a Deer and Doe Hoya. Perfect for the rest of the summer!

    angela at aevus.co.uk

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  12. I'm in Scotland where even in summer you need a bit of warmth so their summer French terry look's perfect, especially in teal

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  13. Very difficult decision! I think Dashwood Sweet Notes Cotton Lawn is my favourite... Thanks for this opportunity!

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  14. I now want a pair of pink linen flint shorts so it would have to be the Essex linen in berry, although I do love the Malibu colourway too....decisions decisions. Thanks for an excellent giveaway :-)

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  15. I love the Mediumweight Organic Cotton Chambray. I'm trying to improve my sewing skills so I can make the Kalle shirtdress and this would be fabulous.
    ramonafirehorse@me.com

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  16. I am TOTALLY drooling over the light pink washed denim! Such a pretty summer colour!
    hello (at) thecreativecurator (dot) com

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  17. Not an easy choice but there's a Blue Abstract viscose chiffon that's right up my alley!

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  18. Lots of lovely fabric choices, I'd go for the Campan stripe jersey in marine to make the Solange dress from the new La Maison Victor magazine!

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  19. My favourite is Yuma Lemons which would make a super Mortmain dress. The colours are very Fauvist. If I was asked to draw a lemon I would be unlikely to include the colour turquoise yet it works beautifully. Perfect for a Mediterranean holiday. Or a day trip to Brighton. Christine. Czeetaj@hotmail.com

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  20. Although chambray always calls to me, I was absolutely stunned by Spring Serenade. That is one pretty fabric!

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  21. I'm trying to wean myself off buying blue fabric (far too much in my wardrobe) so I'd go for the lovely Red and Grey Watercolours cotton lawn (maybe whip up a Sorbetto top before holiday....)

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  22. I've got my eye on some of the campan jersey.

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  23. Dragonfly fabrics have such a fantastic range... I would be tempted by the oh so soft looking fine cotton chambray dots - just the thing for summer

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  24. Wow, how are you meant to pick from all of that choice!!? �� I do love the cotton chambray in indigo, if think it would make a lovely skirt! Email is gemzk84@gmail.com xx

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  25. What a lovely giveaway! It might be a little boring but i really love the Essex linen - the Tessuti Pia dress is on my 2017makefile and this would be perfect for it!
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  26. Thanks for this great giveaway Jane! I am going for the black Brussels washer!! So summery! I'm feeling very monochrome at the moment. I would make a pair of Flint pants. nic_bostock@yahoo.co.uk

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  27. Thanks for the giveaway! I love their brush strokes cotton lawn and all the Japanese cotton prints!

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  28. Ive been eyeing up the dragonfly indigo for a while- have a number of patterns in mind that I'm musing over, especially the Kalle shirt dress xx

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  29. Thread theroy Jutland pants are just what I'm looking for to sew up in a lightweight summer fabric to stay cool but sun protected!

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  30. Linen has become my new woven of choice! I love to sew with it and wear it :) I've never been to Dragnonfly fabrics web site but I've bookmarked it for future reference - a shop that specializes in good quality garment making fabrics is one to have at the ready!

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  31. There are so many pretty Fabrics! I love the "Cotton Lawn- Spring Serenade" because it's like nothing else I have seen before and would make such a lovely blouse, like the Melilot, with some special vintage buttons. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  32. The Art Gallery- Sketchbook Tiny Dancer Midnight Knit is gorgeous and I would love to have a go at making a tilly and the buttons coco dress

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  33. I love the peacock feathers in lawn. It would make a beautiful shirt :) Dragonfly fabrics have so many amazing fabrics though! amanda7600 at iinet dot net.au

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  34. Cotton lawn Flamingoes because my film loves them. Jennylarking @ gmail dot com

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  35. That's a difficult choice! I'd love to try the lawnext, maybe the aqua watercolours or flamingos!

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  36. Oh, my favourite is definitely the Abloom Fusion Budquette Rayon Challis, it's crying out 'please please make me into a Sew Over It Penny dress!!'
    karendodgson@gmail.com

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  37. I love the abstract blue viscose chiffon! It actually makes me drool a Lil bit!!
    Frankie
    Www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. I love the cotton chambray in the royal blue dots. I'd love to make a Closet Case Kalle dress or my old faithful McCall's 6696 shirt-dress. Caroline x
    ett@oddpost dot co dot uk

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  39. Aqua watercolours cotton lawn - totally love this and would love to make a Colette patterns Crepe dress.

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  40. I am often browsing the dragonfly website and although I'd love some chambray for another Dottie Angel simplicity dress, I am usually looking at their boiled wool - been wanting to make a coat for ages, and I will have to start soon if I want it for the cold weather! Anna@copyqueen.co.uk

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  41. I love Dragonfly Fabrics, and it's so hard to choose just one, but the Art Gallery jerseys are my current faves x

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  42. I love the Japanese Cotton Print- Small Flower Indigo.

    ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

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  43. Love Cotton Lawn Fabric- Navy and Taupe Floral. Would make a cool tunic.

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  44. There are so many gorgeous fabrics to choose from but my fave is Boho Fusion Swifting Flora - Rayon Challis. kiraefsimpson@hotmail.co.uk

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  45. Great blog post. I love Dragonfly fabrics and think my favourite from these is cotton lawn brush strokes.

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  46. I forgot my email ruthlanwarne@hotmail.co.uk

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  47. Love the bio linen, and the French Terry selection is pretty great too!

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  48. I love the red & grey watercolours & would love to have a go at making the La Maison Victor Malia top this summer! Need to get back into sewing! sophiespallone@gmail.com

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  49. So many pretty fabrics! I think I like Sage Yuma Lemons Knit best.

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  50. Brushstrokes looks gorgeous and perfect for a summer top.

    victoriablyth at yahoo dot co dot uk

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  51. Art gallery fabrics imprint maze blues knit. I have a favourite dress made from it and bought some more last month to make another dress when this one wears out!

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  52. I love Art Gallery- Nightfall Moon Stories Spark Knit! Would make a cute dress.

    lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

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  53. i love the japanese garden cotton lawn... i think i would make a kalle shirt with it. thank you so much for the giveaway! beththegulfmini@googlemail.com :)

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  54. The Aqua Watercolours cotton lawn is my favourite so far. A Kalle shirtdress would be my choice for this fabric- lovely. Roll on summer sewing! Thank you Jane x

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  55. They have so many beautiful choices but I'm in love with the sage Yuma lemon knit by Art Gallery. I've been into lemon print fabric lately and this is the first knit I've found.

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  56. Thabk you so much for the giveaway! I love the Boho Fusion Swifting Flora- Rayon Challis and would make either a summer dress (a Southport Dress) or summer PJs (Tilly's Fifi also looks tempting)! You can contact me at marilou2710@hotmail.fr

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  57. Ooh, I think it would have to be the lemon print knit for me - it's just so pretty!

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  58. Ooh so many pretties to choose from but I loved the prints on the art gallery knits. carolynb101@gmail.com

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  59. ooh, just spent a good chunk of my evening lusting after fabrics! I really like the crisp hand of the 'Cotton Lawn- Spring Serenade' though. I think it will make a fabulous 'How To Do Fashion - No.8 Svaneke Two Piece Blouse & Skirt'. My email address: yteesmile@yahoo.com

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  60. So many lovely fabrics. I love the teal and mustard geo lawn. Also the teal needle cord - I fancy making Tilly's Cleo dress but I'm maybe too old. Also like the chambrays, I have learnt that not all chambray is created equal. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  61. love all the cotton lawns but especially the navy taupe

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  62. I would die for some Observer Indigo Crystal Voile!
    Thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  63. I love the Art Gallery a tiny dancer jersey - so pretty I think it would make a great maxi dress

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  64. I'd make a shirt dress with Double Cloth Floral- Blue!!

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  65. Fabulous giveaway - I have been longing for the brushstrokes cotton lawn for ages!

    Louise at fate16 dotcom

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  66. I love all the boiled wools, particularly the damson colour, because I'd love to try my hand at a winter coat!

    becky.bm@hotmail.co.uk

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  68. Oh wow, thanks for having the giveaway, the fabric you showcased are beautiful.
    I think my favorite would be Abstract Ponte Roma Jersey Print.
    jmajne@gmail.com

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  69. I love the boiled wool in army green (for a Clare Coat) and the Rio Crepe in purple! My email is alexandrampatterson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. Those Japanese cottons are to die for! The indigo, beauty!

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  71. It's too difficult to choose but one of my favourites would be the fine needlecord to make an autumn shirt with

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  72. I love the indigo stretch cotton boucle My email address is marionahp@aol.com

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  73. Do I really have to choose? They are all wonderful! But for a favorite color, floral print turquoise is my choice!
    And I case my addy doesn't show up, marikomat@gmail.com works for me!

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  74. What a lovely giveaway! Thank you Jane!!
    I think my favorite fabric would have to be this lovely cotton lawn. It is so delicate and pretty. It would make the perfect summer dress!
    https://www.dragonflyfabrics.co.uk/cotton-lawn-voile/product-4207.php

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  75. My favourite fabric is Art Gallery- Nightfall Lunation Bright Knit . My email address is wahegurusab13@gmail.com

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  76. Beautiful printed knits are so very hard to find where I live so I'd have to say the Art Gallery Nighfall Moon Stories Spark Knit would be my favourite!
    My email is matilda12472@gmail.com

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  77. Oooooo I really like the Essex Linen - Dusty Blue.
    amiriafletcher@gmail.com

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  78. Great giveaway! My favourite has to be the art gallery jersey - lavish gentle draft moonrise. lucy_schiavetta@hotmail.com

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  79. I would love to make a beautiful Autumn dress using the Ponte Roma blue Jersey. sonja@sewingalacarte.nl

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  80. I love the chambrays too, tough pick but I think the deep blue :)
    julieblanchard1atyahoo.co.uk

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  81. I think I'd have to pick the Gather - Buchanan and Boho Fusion Swifting Flora - Rayon as my current dressing gown is too small :) thank you

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  82. I love the look of the Brussels Washer. I would love to try it. Lisa_raisontrehy@yahoo.co.uk

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  83. have to say for me its the cotton jerseys campan blue/white need to make more basics. ashman.n@sky.com. thanks for offering this Nicola

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  84. Oh wow! So many good options but I can't go past the beautiful brushstrokes print you linked to, that is stunning!

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  85. I love their fabrics! I've been eyeing up that brushstrokes one for a while... but it is hard to choose.
    anneehill7 at gmail dot com

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  86. Abloom Fusion Budquette- Rayon Challis would be my choice if I were the lucky winner. Thank you Jane & Dragonfly for the chance!

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  87. This was such a hard choice - but I think my favourite fabric is the Art Gallery cotton jersey - Coastline Trade Winds Port Knit. I love how from a distance it's an abstract pattern and up close you get the arrow detail. I'd love to make a Moneta dress with it - I think that would be stunning! A very close second is the brush strokes cotton lawn though - that would make such a beautiful sleeveless shirt dress. Thanks for the giveaway! My email is astrid [dot] breel [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  88. Beautiful fabrics! I love the brushstrokes. Would make a pretty top or dress.

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  89. Thanks for the giveaway! That was a hard, hard choice, and to be honest I still didn't choose. The Fine Cotton Chambray Dots - Grey Blue is so pretty and classic, but the first thing that caught my eye was the Brazil Cotton Double Cloth - Blue... even the picture looks soft.

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  90. The Chalk Joyful to my mind would make a great jumpsuit for a cruise I am taking early next year. I'm quite a slow sewer (and knitter) so it might just be completed by then! romitch36atgmaildotcom

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  91. I love the Chalk Joyful rayon that you picked out, and I've also had my eye on the Skopelos Paparounes Crimson Knit for what seems like an eternity!
    My email's nightingaleanddolittle (at) gmail.com

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  92. ooh I love the Boho Fusion Art Gallery jersey! lindahinds at gmail.com

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  93. I really like this blue petals viscose fabric. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  94. I really like all the fabrics Dragonfly fabrics sell. They are all such lovely quality. My favourite would have to be their boiled wool fabrics. My email is karen.beaumont@hotmail.com

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  95. I'm in two minds, the navy dot chambray of the dark blue denim. I do have denim thing going on at the moment. Maybe it my need to make basics

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  96. Hi Jane. I absolutely love the real chalked flower print viscose. It would make a beautiful By Hand London Orsola dress. Thank you!

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  97. My fave (still) is the cotton jersey-perhaps the new turquoise stripe. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize. Anndotsparkesathotmaildotcom

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  98. Love the moons and planets deep blue viscose!

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  99. I like the peacock feathers cotton lawn. I've already made a top out of the viscose jersey in the same pattern and it looks great!

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  100. What a fab giveaway! I fancy the Japanese cotton triangle print. But there is such a great selection. Thanks for sharing!

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  101. I love the teal rayon Chalis half joyful. I'm thinking an Eve dress

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  102. S.Trish - I'm in, especially for the lovely cotton lawn, and chambray :-) This summer is the best yet for warm weather clothing. Just hope next is as good!

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  103. I am in love with the art gallery in blue bloesm dark knit

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  104. I love the Essex linen in steel. Thanks for the giveaway.
    choistie (at) yahoo (dot) co.uk

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  105. All the cotton lawns! Especially the one called Midnight Bouquet. I think it would make a pretty Anna Dress.

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  106. Woops! my email is donnac368@aol.com

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  107. Thank you for sharing. I can see myself wearing a top made in lovely Viscose Jersey Peacock Feathers Print. My email is aniagajdamowicz@wp.pl

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  108. The blue and navy Moroccan print viscose would make a lovely maxi dress. I love Dragonfly Fabrics - thanks for the discount code!

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  109. I love all your picks, especially the watercolour one and I love the dotty chambray son the website x

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  110. Such a lovely selection of fabrics - so difficult to pick one. I think it will have to be the chambray dots in Royal.
    email achowlett@aol.com

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  111. It's so hard to choose just one so I'm going for the Cotton Lawn in Pebbles Blue as that will work well for the next dress I am planning to make.

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  112. So many lovely fabrics, but the bio linnen in sand will make a perfect replacement for my beloved but unfortunately completely worn out wide-leg trousers (I'd like to try the Named Astrid Wrap Pants). Much needed summer staple in my wardrobe...
    Meta

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    2. So many gorgeous fabrics but my favourite is Art Gallery- Petal & Plume Panache Knit. Would love to make a dress with this, maybe a Sewaholic davie? jenny (dot) handford (at) googlemail (dot) com

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  113. So many glorious fabrics, but the one that captures my attention is the art gallery knit nightfall moon stories. So sweet, so characterful, it would make such a lovely simple knit top.

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  114. Such an abundance of choice of fabrics on the Dragonfly site ! My favorite is the Cotton Lawn Flying Flock in Ochre which would make a fabulous full skirt or summer buttoned dress .This is such a classy fabric and the coloring would look great with my red gold hair
    Ahrabella
    ahrabella.hrl.lewis@gmail.com

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  115. So many lovely fabrics to choose. My Two favourites would be Brush strokes in cotton lawn, a Harrison shirt dress, or Art gallery -coastline trade winds port knit, I'd make a cashmerette Appleton wrap dress. kayeslade@gmail.com

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  116. These fabrics are lovely. I like the Spring Serenade Cotton Lawn. It's difficult to tell from a photograph but I think it would make a delicate Sew Liberated Clara Dress.

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  117. For me it would have to be the art gallery nightfall moon, I'd love to make something with this. D.kettlewell@btinternet.com

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  118. There are so many lovely fabrics. I'd perhaps go for the cotton stretch indigo though I love the brush strokes cotton lawn and ... Thanks for the chance to win

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  119. Ahh the Embroidered Spot Swiss Cotton Voile is just beautiful! Thank you for the treat :) Email is hjtipple @ gmail . com.

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  120. So many gorgeous fabrics but my heart missed a beat when I saw the Viscose Mosaic Tiles - Light Blue. chicstyle@hotmail.co.uk

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  121. Ooo! What a great giveaway! The Japanese Cotton Prints are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance of winning!
    ozzyblackbeard at gmail dot com

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  122. I love the cotton lawn - the silver leaves would make a fabulous dress - fingers crossed.
    My email is leeann_pyatt@yahoo.co.uk

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  123. I love Dragonfly fabrics - everything that I have bought from them is such good quality. I spent a long time window shopping on their website and dreaming of what I would make if I won this giveaway. I think that my top choice would be the Rayon-Challis Kaleidoscope made into a Bettine Dress.
    wanita45@gmail.com

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