Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Another Milestone, Another Giveaway

I have now been writing my blog since January and I am still going. I know that lots of you have been blogging for years but I really wasn't sure that I could keep it up. My life as a working Mum gets very busy and I had two worries. The first was that I was taking on a challenge that would take up too much time to be practical and the second was my lack of confidence. I worried that no-one would look at what I was writing and the whole point was to try to make contact with other people like me who love to sew.

This week I am very surprised to say that I have topped 3,000 hits! So a really big thank you to everyone who has had a look at this blog and reassured me that other people are as interested in reading about sewing as I am.

To celebrate this milestone I have two patterns to give away. They are both brand new and haven't been cut.

First is a copy of the Cynthia Rowley pattern that I have used to make my latest dress, Simplicity 1873.

Don't be put off by the pattern photograph like I was initially. This is a good standard dress pattern that I think is very versatile. There are loads of versions of this dress on other blogs and you can see mine here. The pattern is in sizes 6-14. It is designed for woven fabrics but I adapted mine for a fine jersey with 4 way stretch and it worked out well.

Second I have a spare copy of Butterick B5785, size 8-16
I haven't made this yet. It doesn't seem so popular with other bloggers but I do like the simple elegant lines and I will definitely try it at some point. The collar is really interesting. I imagine it made up in a linen fabric or something else quite crisp. If you are the successful winner perhaps you will make your version before I do and could pass on some advice or handy tips.

If you would like to be in with a chance to win these patterns just leave a comment at the bottom letting me know which of my posts is your favourite one so far. You can see a round up of all of the outfits I have made here.

I will be drawing the winner at midnight on Friday 14th July. I am happy to post worldwide to the lucky winner.


  1. I couldn't possibly pick one favourite, it is always the one that I am reading, regardless of when it was posted. I have always sewn but this year have rediscovered my love of dressmaking. The number of blogs and podcasts is just amazing, I am quite happy to settle down for an hour or three soaking it all up.

    1. I know what you mean Pam. I can while away many happy hours reading sewing blogs and everything looks so tempting.

  2. Just want to say congratulations on your blog! Have a wonderful day!!