Saturday, April 23, 2011

Giveaway!!

Well, on Wednesday 27 April I have been blogging for 12 months!  To celebrate I am giving away a length of fabric, some retro sunglasses and a 1948 tuxedo blouse pattern!



The fabric I bought at a second hand shop on Bribie Island.  It's an openish weave, linen like fabric.  Not my colours (I don't do brown) but I saw it on someone a while ago in a lift and it looked nice.  There is 1 1/2 metres and it is 140cm wide.  The pattern is size 16 bust 36" .... I have seen one on the net and it is in colour... the lot of patterns I got at the jumble sale were all this era but all the McCalls are in black and white.  I have not opened it but presume it is all there (if I get time I will check).  The sunglasses are divine I think and I know someone will love them!

So leave a comment and tell me what your favourite parts are of blogs you read.  I will send the goods anywhere and I will draw it on Thursday night Australian est. And when you make something or wear the glasses send me a photo! Good luck!

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations on blogging for a year!
    My favourite parts of the blogs I read are probably tutorials and showing the things they've sewn or bought at second hand shops.

    By the way I passed on an award to you on my blog.

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  2. I have only just started my blog and doubt I will last a year so congratulations! I like to see the pictures of all the things that have been made and, I must admit, read about other sewers mishaps and how they get over them as it makes me feel that I really am not the only one out there who makes mistakes and that very often something that you think is totally ruined is salvageable.

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  3. My favorite part about the blogs I read is the sense of community I get. I don't have any sewing friends in real life, blogs make me feel like I'm not alone!
    -Sandra

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  4. my favourte part about blogs are the mistakes people make and generally sewing things....actually i really like reading and seeing photos of muslin people make that's always great.

    Allison

    p.s the blouse pattern is so beautiful!

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  5. Constructive sewing advise. Not so much tutorials (but those are great too), but an insight in the sewing progress. With entries about things they found on the net as well.

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  6. I agree with number 2. I have no sewing friends in real life. Blogs like yours are like sewing friends to talk to and learn from.

    Nadine

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  7. Congratulations on your one year!! My favourite part of sewing blogs (which I have just recently started reading) are the tutorials and guides in pictures of how to do things , like diffrent seams etc. its much easier to understand when a 'real' person shows you how to do it!

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  8. Congrats! I have a huge list of blogs in my blogreader and so I don't read every post. What drwas me in though are photos and then I will read the post too.

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  9. Hi there
    I've just found your blog through Sew Retro. I really enjoy feeling part of the sewing 'community', which must be one of the friendliest and most supportive online communities. Also, I'm pretty nosy so I love to see what others have been making, and get ideas for my own sewing and knitting projects!

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  10. Hi Sofie,
    Congratulations. Saw your post on Sew Retro. I enjoy the pictures of patterns and the clothes made up. But also the insight into the lives, thoughts and doings of some very productive and generally happy people.

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  11. Wow, what a great giveaway idea! And what a great prize, I love those sunglasses, such sass!
    Happy blogiversary!

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  12. Congratulations on one year! I enjoy seeing creative corrections to mistakes. Maybe I'm fatalistic like that. But it helps me with my own process.

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  13. Hey, I like seeing the pics people post of what they have made.

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  14. The best thing I read about in blogs are the result of what people have done and also how they did it aka tutorials.

    sara.kampf@live.se

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  15. I like seeing all the things people make. Step by step along the way. I've learnt so much from the blogs I read. Best of all is the sense of community you get. I don't meet many people with the same crafty interests as me, so its great.

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  16. I love tutorials, or step by step posts on making garments. I always learn something when people post these! I've tried, and I know how hard they are to make, though!

    I also love seeing how people wear the items they create - not just a final outfit shot, but maybe a couple more posts when they just happen to wear the item. :)

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  17. I love looking at all the inspiration - I sew for 18" American Girl Dolls and I look at pictures of 'historical dresses' or patterns and copy them in doll size. If you don't mind - if I win (yes, I know, I never win) really just send the sun glasses and pick another winner for the fabric and pattern because I would never use them anyway - not my size or style anyways!!

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  18. Congrats on the blogoversary! I love seeing the results of others' hard work- especially if it is a pattern I own and can make myself! Basically, pattern review is my favorite place =)

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  19. I love it when bloggers get personal, cheese right?! It truly makes me feel more connected to the blogger and the community of sewers. :)

    My birthday is on the 27th too!

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  20. Congratulations! I am always attracted by the photos of the things people make. Also interesting "how to's".

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  21. I love the bits and bobs rounded up from like-minded sewers around the world/web! :)

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