Have you seen the different groups of patterns that are flying across the blogsphere? Well, amazingly my name came out of the hat over at Flossie's. When I got back to the office this week there was a big brown envelope waiting for me that contained the following patterns.
I tried to leave the package sealed until I got home but I just couldn't. I also showed them to a couple of colleagues who were full of advice on which patterns would look great when made. After quite a lot of debate with four or five, I decided to research them. Within the space of 45 minutes I decided to keep these two.
The Vogue pattern is so versatile for both work and play dresses and the fabric combinations are practically endless. I've been after a Cynthia Rowley pattern for a while but couldn't decide which one. I'm not keen on the slit in the back but with a little tweaking I can make it work for me. I'm quite tempted by view D, the short one without sleeves.
Now for the fun bit. All of the other patterns are up for grabs by you guys. I've also added a couple from my collection as I like the thought of these parcels continuing for a while.
But that isn't all! I wanted to offer a giveaway when I got back to mark a milestone with my blog. When I first started blogging I honestly didn't believe that anyone would be interested enough in my chatter to come back regularly but I have recently passed 150 known followers! Needless to say, I'm a little proud that my efforts are appreciated and you all enjoy visiting here.
"But what is the extra?" I hear you cry? 2 meters of the blue with white spot fabric that I bought in Zadar recently. I bought enough for me to make something as well as someone else. I did my first burn test on it and the results were a little inconclusive but I have narrowed it down to nylon or silk. Given the texture I think it is probably nylon or a mix but it has a lovely drape and would make a nice top of some sort or perhaps a lining for a jacket.
You can enter for just the patterns, just the fabric, or both, by leaving a comment below that tells me your preference plus what is on your sewing table. Please note that you need an active blog for the patterns so you can offer them again. The giveaway closes on 31st August. I'm happy to ship anywhere.