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Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking – Dream Outfit Competition – WE HAVE A WINNER!!

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Wow your entries for this competition were fabulous – so much thought went into them and you were all truly inspired and inspirational, thank you!

If you haven’t seen them all, have a read through the comments on mine and Winnie’s blog posts. You’ll then see what a difficult job we had choosing a winner.

But, we did. Find out who it is over on Scruffy Badger Time…..!

Win a Copy of Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking

***30/6/16 – this competition is now closed, a big thanks for all your thoughtful and inspired entries, the winner has been announced here***

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Have you seen the fishtail skirt that Winnie aka Scruffy Badger recently made from my first book “Beginner’s Guide to Dressmaking”? I do love that skirt in denim and wear mine regularly.

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Well Winnie loved the skirt so much she asked if she could host a giveaway for the book. We’ve come up with a cunning plan to make this more interesting that a boring old “share and leave a comment” competition, so here’s what you need to do if you want to be in with a chance of winning….

My aim when writing this book was to create a collection of patterns from which you can easily create a wardrobe of everyday basic garments. I tried to create patterns with enough adaptability for readers to make basic changes / additions to really make each garment suit their own style, with suggestions and instructions for how to adapt the basic patterns and inspirational photos of different versions of the garment. Of course all your basic dressmaking techniques are also explained in detail.

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So, what Winnie and I want you to do to be in with a copy of the book is to describe a dream outfit that you could make from the patterns in the book!

Here are the 6 patterns included in the book, along with examples made in different variations:

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If you need a bit of inspiration, here are some outfits from the book:

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and if you need more, have a look through my Me Made May weekly summary posts as I regularly wear a lot of samples from this book!

Once you’ve decided which are your favourite patterns and have your dream outfit in your head, share your ideas in a comment. Just tell us your favourite 2 patterns from the 6 in the book and then describe your dream outfit that you would make using those 2 patterns.

Winnie and I will pick our favourite and the winner will be announced on Monday 27th June.

If you can’t wait that long and need a copy of the book for yourself or as a gift for a new stitcher you can buy it here.

Win A Brightside Shrug Making Kit In This Month’s Love Sewing Magazine

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The month’s Love Sewing magazine is the 2nd birthday issue. Two years already, doesn’t it feel like it’s always been around?

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To celebrate, you can win one of my Brightside Shrug Making Kits which includes gorgeous grey marl lightweight cotton loopback sweatshirt fabric, matching thread and pattern. The perfect garment for this time of year when it can still be a bit chilly, but you don’t want a big bulky jumper or cardi.

You can enter the giveaway online here.  Good luck!

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Once you’ve done that, settle down with your copy of the mag and a brew and read my Q&A; this month “Do I really Need To Tack?” Erm, what do you think my answer was?! I’m also answering questions on ease and when’s a good time to start having a go at pattern cutting.

It’s issue 26, it’s £5.99 and it’s out now.

Win Your Choice of MIY Collection Sewing Pattern!

Yep you heard me right, I’m giving away a sewing pattern to one lucky winner.  The competition is running over on the MIY Collection Facebook page, here’s the link straight to it:

http://www.facebook.com/makeityourselfcollection/app_117049981714413

All you have to do to enter is “like” the MIY Collection page and leave your name and email address.  Then just sit tight and cross your fingers!  One lucky winner will be drawn at random after the competition closes at 7pm on Tuesday.

Quick, do it now!!

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Competition winners!

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The 3 lucky winners of one of my little wooden sewing tools are:

Yvonne Flewin

Sian Tunstall

Zoe Child

Congratulations!!

There will be another competition coming soon……watch this space.

Competition – win one of my little wooden sewing tools!

tools-april13-fangateimageI’m running a competition over on Facebook which closes on Monday 6th May at 7pm.

If you’d like to win one of my little wooden sewing tools there are 3 up for grabs.  All you have to do is leave your name and email address, here’s the link to enter: http://promotion.binkd.com/Direct.aspx?id=8627

Good luck!

And the winners are………..

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………….2 lucky winners who will each receive a pair of tickets to this weekend’s Spring Knitting and Stitching Show at Olympia are:

Poli Fowdrey

Louise Newton

Congratulations and enjoy the show!