Thursday 25 April 2013


It's time for my very first giveaway!

According to Bloglovin' I've just reached 50 followers! Well actually that big number has passed by in a sudden surge which I'm putting down to Rachel's fantastic meet up at the weekend! Google reader has me down as having 25 followers too so actually I could say I've just passed 75 but I've got an inkling that some of those may be the same people as on Bloglovin' due to the recent news about the impending end of Google Reader; so let's just say this giveaway is to celebrate passing the big 5 0.

I can't believe there's that many people out there in the world who want to see what I have to say and what I have sewn! I get so excited every time I see a new follower and every single one of your comments is HUGELY appreciated so thank you for taking the time to read and share your thoughts. I feel like I'm making real friends through this little blog of mine and I've learnt so much about sewing from your advice.

I started this blog just over 18 months ago and while posting was a bit sporadic to say the least for quite a while I've really tried to post more and become more involved in the sewing community this year. Over the last few months I've becoming a better 'sewcialist', through twitter, pinterest, meet ups and blog comments both here and on all your lovely blogs. What a wonderful, supportive and welcoming community it is too!

Basically thank you all for being so bloody fantastic.

On to the main event. I have two lovely patterns up for grabs...

Item No. 1 - Lisette Continental 2059 in sizes 6-14 (UK) - including 3 very versatile spring/summer patterns for a casual dress, blouse and skirt, all brilliant blank canvases for your creativity!

Item No. 2 - Cynthia Rowley 2406 in sizes 14-22 (UK) - a gorgeous dress pattern with 4 variations including different sleeve options and lengths lending itself to day or evening wear depending on fabric choice

Both patterns are uncut, unopened even in the original envelopes.

To enter please leave a comment below stating which pattern you would like (feel free to put your hand up for both if you like!). Please include your email address in the comment if I can't easily access it on your profile. You have until midnight (GMT) on Wednesday 1st May to enter.

Good Luck!


  1. Oh congratulations on reaching the big 5.0 (although I'm only 3 years away from it in real life and not quite as enthusiastic!). I would love that Cynthia Rowley pattern. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  2. congratulations! i tried to find you on twitter to say that i'd been down to the berwick st remnants sale but wasn't sure of your name on there! i like the lisette. thanks! i've also had a big boost in followers since the meet up - it's lovely isn't it?

    1. O I'm so pleased you went, did you manage to find anything good? My twitter name is @FionaParker17

  3. Congratulations on your followers, Fiona!! Wonderful. Thank you for the generous giveaway. The Rowley is cute, but I think I prefer the Lisette. I'm having a giveaway too. Feel free to come over and share the love! It IS a wonderful community, isn't it?
    Happy Sewing and Sewcializing!

  4. Congratulations on reaching the big 50! I started following your blog after the weekend. It was lovely to meet you, i have enjoyed looking around your blog and love your mad men Joan blouse. Jo

  5. Congrats! I'm a fairly new follower but I njoyed reading back on your posts. The Rowley is really cute but I'd be happy with either patter.

  6. Wow! Congratulations! I'd love the Cynthia Rowley if I'm lucky!

  7. Well done on bagging over 50 (but I'd say 75 plus) followers. If I win the giveaway, please may I have the Lisette pattern?
    Good luck everyone!


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