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.