Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Giveaway winner!

After much delay, and procrastinating, and forgetting (on my behalf), it's finally time to announce the winner of my giveaway!
And the lucky lady, as chosen by a random number generator is...
Comment number 17, Miss Emmi!  Congratulations, and I can't wait to send this pattern on to its new home with you!  Keep an eye on your inbox, I'll be emailing you soon to get your address.
One small tradition I'd like to add to this pattern is putting a photo of what you've made from it in the pattern envelope.  I will be enclosing a picture of my strawberry dress, and if it's alright with Debi I'll print off copies of the photos of her dresses to keep to!  And ideally Miss Emmi would be as borderline obsessive motivated as me and occasionally stalk our blogs for any updates, but of course it's not necessary!

Anyway, thank you for all your entries and your helpful tips, finally starting to settle in to the new place!  And welcome to the new followers, hopefully the sporadic posting won't annoy you too much!

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Sew Grateful Giveaway - Style Print 1283

Oh my goodness, I can't believe I almost missed Sew Grateful week!
This week has been absolutely insane, with moving house and starting back at uni, and at the moment I am sew grateful for my family and the two lovely girls I am living with - but more on that later!

For today, I'm hosting my very first giveaway - a pattern I won back in the very first Sew Grateful week in November 2011, then made up and posted for the second Sew Grateful week in February 2012.  And now it's time for this beauty to make its way to a new home - don't worry, I've made a tracing so I can make a few more versions, and trust me, you will want to make a few more versions!
This pattern is Style Print 1283, from roughly the 1950s - I can't seem to find the exact date, so if anybody out there knows what it is that would be much appreciated!  It comes with very simple instructions for a shirt-dress with either a (very) full or straight skirt, and short or long sleeves.

I'm feeling a bit presumptuous posting my humble little creation next to the lovely Debi, who hosts this week, but I know how much I love seeing a pattern made up!

Click the pictures for bigger versions!
Left to right: Debi's Mid-Century Madness dress, Debi's Pumpkin Pie dress, and my Strawberry Style Print Sew Grateful dress,

To enter this giveaway, just leave me a comment below (only one!) with your best tip for setting up and settling in to a new home, and include your email address!  I will draw this giveaway next Saturday the 16th of February at 10am AEST (that's midnight GMT, work out your other time zones from there), so make sure you leave your comment before then!  I'm happy to post worldwide, and when I draw the winner I'll contact you to get your address.
This giveaway is now closed, announcement of the winner coming soon!

There is only one condition on this giveaway, and that is that while you can hold on to this pattern for as long as you like, when you do decide that it's time for you to part make sure it's a gift - as a giveaway on your blog, a personal gift to someone, whatever you like, just please don't sell it!

I can't wait to pass this wonderful pattern along and share the joy!
Thank you again to Debi, I am sew grateful you host this lovely lovely week!!