Hello Everyone! I hope you’re having a lovely weekend. Mine has been full of good food and drink, library books and some sewing.
Final touches to my Sassy Librarian Blouse.
There is also some good news to share. Last week the lovely people at Simplicity got in touch.
They actually offered to send me a couple of their patterns which I was over the moon at.
I generally find that New Look patterns fit me straight out of the envelope and Simplicity patterns only ever require a few tweaks.
… Vogue, McCalls and Butterick are *ahem* another story.
I picked two favourites out of a short list of many and I literally ripped open my parcel in glee when the patterns arrived!
I’ve mentioned to a few people lately that I’m interested in making a shirtdress. This seems like the natural progression of my desire to conquer blouses. I chose the very popular Project Runway 1880. Ami’s version really made me believe this was the pattern for me so I requested this as my first choice.
I want this to be my Birthday party dress. I have a lovely maroon lace with maple leaf pattern and I’m eager to try a pattern where the instructions actually help you create a lace overlay, rather than trying to wing it alone.
But wait! The good news doesn’t stop here.
Simplicity also gave me two of their amazing fit patterns to give away — 1800 (sizes 10-18) and 1652 (sizes 6 – 14).
Two dresses with princess seamed bodices and a variety of skirts, sleeves and special features to bring together and create your perfect garment.
I’m actually kind of jealous one of you will get to try the cool cut out back of 1652.
And hang on, there’s a little bit more!
I’m also throwing in a lovely Sylko bobbin head button badge!
When I saw these lovely badges I just had to get one and I picked out a second just for you my lovely readers.
One reader will win both amazing fit patterns and the badge.
All you have to do to win this lot is to leave a comment saying what your favourite Simplicity or New Look pattern is.
I also think it’d be worth your while following Simplicity on twitter – @SewSimplicity – to gather inspiration, hear about other giveaways to enter, and laugh with them about some of the crazy pattern envelope imagery the company cooks up.
The competition is open for a week, until Sunday July 7th at Midnight BST.