Give-away Winner

competition winnerThe winner of the Tessuti Alice Top pattern by random number (unfortunately I am technically inept and can’t seem to transport the little number generator to my posts – see Instagram for photographic evidence), is Erin from OppKnits. Congratulations Erin! Big thanks to y’all for entering. And yes, I do think your 80’s bed sheets, shibori-dyed cloth and precious hoarded liberty fabric would make a spectacular Alice top and should be actioned RIGHT NOW while the inspiration is fresh!


Sewtionary Give-away Winner


Thanks for entering! And sharing your sewing fears. It seems our common sewing nemisis’s are button holes, zippers and welt pockets! My least favourite is button holes I have to say, because even though my machine should handle them just fine, sometimes it chooses not to. So yes, destroying something in pretty much the final step before you finish is why I don’t love them so much. Okay! So the winner of The Sewtionary Giveaway, by random number generator was no.1. Congratulations Nicole from!


Sewtionary Tour + Giveaway – closed

U7397_500px_72dpiThe second last stop on the Sewtionary tour is here today! Which means another chance to win your very own hardcopy of this beautiful new sewing book on the block. For nearly the whole month, Tasia from Sewaholic, has been celebrating the release of the Sewtionary. The name of the book gives it all away really: inside you will find an A-Z  ‘from “Applique” to “Zippers” and everything in between!’.

1I have a very modest collection, more a huddle, of sewing books that I refer to from time to time to refresh on basic techniques. But in between, I’m still always ‘google-ing’ for things like ‘welt pockets’, ‘zipper fly tutorials’ ‘how to sew spaghetti straps’ etc. So I’m a little bit excited that the Sewtionary includes all of these plus many more skills I’ve been wanting to try or at least know the proper way to do something. This book has all the answers to basic sewing questions like ‘how to make your own piping’ to the more obscure like ‘what is horse hair, and why the heeeeeel would I be sewing it into a garment?!’.

2So yes, I am super impressed with the Sewtionary and a little jealous that this copy is leaving my hands but happy it’s going to one of you lucky ladies! If you’d like a chance to win the Sewtionary, leave a comment, maybe sharing your most feared sewing technique (you’ve been avoiding button holes for years, right?!) and the winner will be drawn on Sunday. You can find the rest of the tour details here.


Makers In The Wild // Your Two-Piece Sets

INTRO-picTo think I fretted over it being a Two-Piece Set party for one….turns out I was in the most set-acular company ever! I have been dying to share your two-piece creations and what I love most is that for all the sets below, no two are alike. And each is an extension of the sewer / blogger’s personal style. Which does totally back up the case (the one laid on heavy, when trying to sell two-pieces to you) that you can make this matchy-matchy trend your own. You made it your own, added two cups of magic and took the two-piece places no set has gone before. The results are jaw-droppingly good…

set6Crab & Bee // Sew DIY // The Creative Counselor // Lily Sage & Co.

set1Ute // The Telltale Tasha // Lily Sage & Co // Funkbunny

set5Holly Dolly // Made In My Living Room // Kohlrabi Bohemia // Stitch and Cappuccino

set4Gray All Day // That Black Chic // Cat Does It // Sewionista  

set2This Is Moonlight // Emily Kropp // Design By Lindsay // Lily Sage & Co

set7What Katie Sews // Scruffy Badger Time // Vivat Veritas // Snit & Naad

set10 Susie McDougs // Lady Sewalot // Muhahalicia // Mrs Kristler

set8Oh She Dabbles // Southland Curve // Bon Courage // Stitch & Cappuccino

set11CJ Made // Crafty Albumine // Lady Sewalot // Kyra Clarke


Sewaholic // Plok.Plokta // Carly in Stitches //Katy & Laney 

Amazing huh?! And because I’m allowed at least one proud mother hen moment: thank YOU so much for taking part! I think I’ve covered my bases: Instagram, google search… but in case I missed anyone’s set, or if you’re still working on your two-piece, let me know and I’ll add it to the round-up.


Esther Shorts Give-Away Winner!


Image via Tessuti

Big thanks to everyone for entering the Esther Shorts pattern giveaway! The winner was generated with Ronnie the Random Number Generator but alas getting the doovey box to appear on this page seems to be beyond my little brain tonight…the lucky number was 35… congratulations to Juliette Lanvers who had vanilla cake with strawberries for breakfast…clearly winning at life!

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