This week, the lovely Debi has encouraged us all to be Sew Grateful, and use a pattern/notion/fabric/whatever that has been given to us.
Such a lovely idea. Makes me go ‘squee!’ with happiness and giggle with the fun of it all!
I had lots of plans for this week. Lots and lots and lots.
But it turns out I had no time. Friends, I have a confession to make – it’s been one week since I last touched my sewing machine. Yes, that’s right. A Whole Week!!!
(And yes, I’m missing it greatly. Sometimes life just gets in the way of that kind of thing.)
While I plan to remedy that sewing-machine-neglect issue within the next half an hour, I’m out of time to make something for the Sew Grateful week. So instead, I thought I’d share a bit of the sewing sharing love, and host a little giveaway in honour of Sew Grateful week!
Because I’m really grateful to the online sewing community – I’ve made some good friends and learnt so much from so many of you ever since I stumbled upon the community early this year. You girls (and guys) all rock. For real. I’ve also been lucky enough to win a couple of giveaways, which I have big plans for over the Christmas holiday period when I have some time off work. (Anyone wanna do Sew Grateful again the first week of January?)
But without further ado, here’s the giveaway…..
It consists of a pattern pouch pocket, about 3 metres of blue lace/hem binding (depending on what you want to use it for), and a cute little belt buckle. Here’s a close up of the buckle – it’s got polka dots on it, how cute is that?
And it wouldn’t be a sewing giveaway without a pattern thrown in there as well, so you’ve got your choice of two. Either Simplicity 8830 from 1970, in size 10 (bust size 32.5″):
Or Butterick 3037 from the early 1980’s, in size 12 (bust size 34″):
Want to be in to win? Just leave a comment here and tell me which of the two pattern’s you’d like if you won. I’m happy to send anywhere in the world – just make sure you leave me your email address or some way to contact you in case you win!
The giveaway will be open until the end of this week – I’ll draw the lucky winner on the evening of Friday 2 December.
*** Update: This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Charlotte, the lucky winner! Thanks to everyone who entered. 🙂 ***
Kat this is a lovely give away. Do you have thanks giving in NZ ?
We don’t celebrate it over here, but two of my brothers are married to American girls, so they celebrate it. 🙂
Kat, wonderful idea … I love the butterick. So mad man … Exciting….
Hi, this is a really cute and generous giveaway. the old ‘grey stuff’ is churning with ideas already, I would really love the 3037 even though im slightly bigger im sure I can adapt the pattern. It looks to be one that can be used all year round.
Thanks for great blog, Karen
I think the skirt from the Butterick would look fantastic.
Kat… just recently found your blog and what a great give away! As soon as I saw 8830 I was transported back to my teens. My mother taught me to sew at a very young age and I was making my own clothes by 4th grade. She LOVED this pattern! I clearly remember picking out fabric for her to make this and even making several outfits for her myself! Would love to have this to make again for both of us!
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