Saturday, 18 March 2017

Let's celebrate! Two months! One thousand hits! One Freeby!

Lets party!

My sewing blog is 2 months old today and this week I also achieved a bit of a milestone. When I first started to write about my sewing projects on 17th January I set myself a target. I thought that if I could achieve one thousand hits by the time I reached 17th April, I could feel pleased and I would be making contact with other sewing enthusiasts.

So a great big thank you to everyone who has had a look and especially to those who have commented on what I have made. You are inspiring me to make more things and am really enjoying keeping a record. By linking up with other people I am also learning so much and this is driving me on to try new challenges. Two weeks ago my friend Pam, who had seen my blog, gave me a bag full of patterns. It was a real treasure trove and I feel so blessed! If it wasn't for me starting this blog she would never have known that we shared our interest in making our own clothes.

I really felt that I wanted to give something back so I am launching my first giveaway. I love a freeby and hope that you do too.


In my stash I have a beautiful piece of jersey. It is 150 cm wide and about 147 cm long. Just enough for me to make a straight dress or a spring top. It was the last piece on the roll.  I bought it from Stuart's Fabrics on Leicester Market. The sun was shining as I walked through one lunch time and it felt like spring. This material sang to me and I bought it on impulse. Now in the cold light of day I have to admit that, sadly, this colour combination really doesn't suit me. My loss, but it could be your gain.

Showing the yellow a bit more true to colour


It is a really soft jersey with 4 way stretch and it drapes very well as you can see.


If you would like to have this lovely floral print in your stash then please leave a comment about something on my blog. I will draw the names out of a hat at midnight next Saturday, 25th March 2017. The fabric is light so I can post anywhere in the world. One of the things I have found so exciting about having a blog is that it has put me in touch with dressmakers in America, Germany, Romania, Japan and so many other countries. I never anticipated this when I started. I wasn't really looking much further afield than the rest of the UK.



I look forward to hearing from you and Good luck.


18 comments:

  1. You are so kind, Rosemary. Those patterns were perfect for you. You are so talented with your sewing. I still can't believe, after all these years, that we share the love of sewing! Love it!

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    1. Thank you for your kind comments. It is so good to share our interest.

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  2. You have a very nice blog. Good luck everyone in the giveaway!! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement.

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  3. You are very talented, I love the shirt you entitled "The Georgette Blouse". Your blog has some wonderful makes, thank you for sharing. Thank you for the chance to win such a generous prize, and have a great day! dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It was good to hear that you have enjoyed looking at my blog. Good luck in the draw

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  4. Congrats on getting your target hits! I admire you for putting yourself out there and trying to share your hobby with others! I love following blogs but would never have the discipline or consistency to write my own. Keep up the good work and good luck! And thanks for the chance at the beautiful fabric. I would love to make a nursing cover/carseat cover I've seen patterns for and want for my baby due any day now!

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    1. Thank you for your encouraging words Kristine. I wasn't sure that I could do this either but I have enjoyed it so much, although there have been stressful moments along the way and I am still learning so much. Congratulations on your new baby, you must be so excited.

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  5. Oh my gosh, that fabric is absolutely GORGEOUS! I'm not sure if I EVER say prettier fabric. Thank you so much for sharing it with us all. Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

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    1. Thank you Rose. If you are successful you must let us see what you decide to make.

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  6. Beautiful fabric and congratulations. I know I couldn't do what you have done.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. You shouldn't underestimate your self. I have always enjoyed sewing and now I am enjoying linking up with other enthusiasts through this blog.

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  7. hopefully tis is open to us


    ty for the chance Cbrocious1984 AT gmail. dot com

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    1. Thank you for commenting Crystal and don't worry I will enter you into the draw

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  8. You are making some beautiful things! It is great to see them here, and in real life too!

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    1. Thank you Jo for always being so encouraging

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  9. I am loving the fancy dress costumes, surprised you haven't been approached for the latest school play😁. If you ever going to give lessons on sewing pit my name down please. I have just learnt to crochet and am busy making chicks. X Caroline

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    1. Hi Caroline, I am glad that you enjoyed the costumes. I would love to see the chicks. Thank you for your comment
      Rosemary

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