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MIY March 17: Week 5 Prizes

MIY March sponsors

It’s here already, the final week of MIY March for this year *sobs*. I’m going to assume that by now you know what’s involved, but if you need to check, it’s all in this blog post.

So as it’s the last week, let’s go out with a bang and a prize bundle from some fantastic sponsors, a huge thank you to:

Here are the prizes these sponsors have generously donated to the final Prize Bundle that you could win this week on FRIDAY!

MIY March Prizes

  • Ernest Wright – a pair of 8″ dressmaker’s shears with winner’s choice of handle colour and a pair of antique stork embroidery scissors
  • Seamwork – a 6 month subscription
  • Discovery Knitting – a £50 voucher to spend in their online shop.

Wow, what a month!

Next, watch out for the MIY March MIY Maker finalists and get ready to vote.

MIY March 17: Week 4 Prizes

MIY March sponsors

It’s the penultimate week of MIY March already. If you’re only just joining us, where were you?! Better late than never. All the details for how to play along if you’re not sure what to do are in this blog post.

Here are the sponsors of the prize bundle for week 4:

And here are the prizes they’ve donated that will be up for grabs on Saturday……

MIY March prizes

  • Fashion Formula – a £75 voucher to spend on custom printed fabric
  • Sew DIY – PDF copies of all 3 of Beth’s sewing patterns
  • Love Sewing – a 3 month subscription (sent monthly in print to a UK winner, an international winner can choose either a digital subscription or the 3 months in print sent in one package).

Prize Day this week is again open to international players! I’m looking forward to seeing your pictures…..

MIY March 17: Week 3 Prizes

MIY March sponsors

We’re almost half way through already!! If you’ve only just discovered MIY March and want to play along, you can find all the details in this blog post.

Here are the fabulous sponsors of this week’s prize bundle:

Feast your eyes on the bumper bundle you could win this Saturday…..

MIY March Prizes

  • Minerva – a £100 fabric hamper
  • Textile Garden – a £30 voucher to spend online
  • By Hand London – your choice of 3 PDF patterns.

Not bad eh?! And this week’s Prize Day is open internationally. Off you go, get snapping and posting!

MIY March 17: Week 2 Prizes

MIY March sponsors

Hopefully you now have the hang of MIY March and you’re ready for week 2?!

If you’re only just joining us; welcome, all the details for how to join in are in this blog post.

Let me introduce you to the generous sponsors of this second week:

Here is the bundle of prizes from them that will be up for grabs on Saturday…..

MIY March Prizes

  • Ditto – a denim bundle containing 2m of denim, thread and a zip
  • Paddleboat Studio – PDF copies of the Carson and Mitchell patterns
  • Cico – 3 sewing books: my latest book “A Beginner’s Guide to Making  Skirts”, “Sew Scandinavian” by Kajsa Kinsella and “Sewing for Babies & Children” by Laura Strutt.

This week’s Prize Day is open to UK players only.

MIY March 17: Week 1 Prizes

MIY March sponsors

So, are you ready to play MIY March?! If you’re not sure how to join in, have a read of this post which has everything you need to know.

A big thank you to the generous sponsors of this first week:

Here is their fabulous bundle of prizes that will be up for grabs on Saturday…..

MIY March Prizes

  • Faberwood – a £25 voucher to spend in the Faberwood online shop and a goodie bag of t-shirt and badges
  • Marilla Walker – a PDF copy of the popular Roberts Collection pattern
  • Beyond Measure – a £30 voucher to spend in the Beyond Measure online shop.

This week’s Prize Day is open to international players, so get posting your pictures!

MIY March 17 – How to Play

MIY March rules

Here’s how to join in with this year’s MIY March:

  • topic lists for the following week will be posted on Sunday evenings via mine and Emma‘s Instagram accounts (for the first week, the topic list will be posted on Tuesday evening, ready for Wednesday 1st March)
  • at the start of each day in March we will post that day’s topic along with ideas / inspiration to get your little grey cells working
  • to join in, everyday in March post a sewing themed photo to your  Instagram account inspired by the daily topic
  • use the hashtag #miymarch17 in the caption of your picture
  • follow me @thatwendyward and Emma @dressmakerssocial so that you know each day’s topic and can check out our daily top 4 and Prizeday winners
  • everyday myself and Emma will choose our favourite 4 pictures from that day to share and repost with you all
  • every Saturday will be a Prizeday (week 5 it will be Friday) and you will also need to FOLLOW THE SPONSORS OF THAT WEEK’S PRIZE BUNDLE TO ENTER
  • Prizeday winners will be announced on Sundays from our top 4 pictures posted on Saturday
  • don’t forget there is also a new making challenge included in this year’s event with a separate prize up for grabs – details here
  • if your account is set to “private” no-one will be able to see your pics so you won’t be able to join in!

Find out more about this year’s additional making challenge and all the fantastic sponsors of this event.

Notes:

  1. all times are GMT
  2. no prizes can be swapped or substituted
  3. by playing you are agreeing to your pictures being shared by me and / or Emma and / or the sponsors involved online via any platform, or in print to promote the event
  4. participation in MIY March will be via Instagram only – entries via other social media platforms will not be included.

So, what’s not to like? Exercise your little grey cells, meet like-minded people from around the world, win prizes and get inspired!

If you’re not already on Instagram there is lots of help for how to set up your account and how to use Instagram here.

Look forward to meeting you!!

MIY March 17 Sewing Challenge

Remember me saying there would be an extra sewing challenge dimension to this year’s MIY March?

MIY March MIY Maker

Here are some more details……..

  • Instead of my usual monthly MIY Maker challenge, for March I’ll be combining the two and we’ll have a MIY March MIY Maker!
  • At the end of March me and Emma (the co-host of MIY March) will choose our favourite 9 makes from the month.
  • The final 9 will be open to voting and the sewing community will choose the winner.
  • The winner of this challenge will win a Janome Sewist 525S sewing machine.
  • The MIY March MIY Maker challenge will only be open to UK entrants (sorry folks, those sewing machines just cost too much to post overseas).
  • The usual rules of my monthly MIY Maker challenge apply (full MIY Maker info here): post a photo of a make using any of my MIY Collection sewing patterns (including those from my 2 books Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking and Beginner’s Guide to Making Skirts).
  • I HAVE A NEW FREE PATTERN you can choose to download and use if you prefer! Find out more about the pattern and how to get your copy here.