The Amazing £50 fabric giveaway - and a lot lot more....

Wednesday, 29 June 2016


If you could ride a horse with wings, where would you fly away to?

Sometimes I think I sew beautiful dresses for my little girl because I'm still a little girl myself and not quite ready for reality.

(Which is understandable surely? Our country is in turmoil, and my own family in emotional upheaval).

So when I spotted this fabric, from the Fibs and Fables collection by Anna Maria Horner, it was inevitable that it would end up in my stash. It's a  magical, but not too obvious and the colours are grown up. And it's light drapey viscose, perfect for dress-making.





It winged its way to my door from one of my favourite online shops The Village Haberdashery.

The Village Haberdashery  also has a London shop, and is one of the many sponsors who backed our London Sew Social weekend when a dozen of my loveliest blogging friends gathered  to talk sewing and shop for fabric and walk...and walk... and walk...

The Village Haberdashery has given an incredible £50 voucher to be won! (Just one of many goodies that are up for grabs in the Big London Sew Social giveaway)
A £50 voucher....! That's would have me scrolling through the website for days in a fit of fabric indecision....



Back to the dress. This is Vanessa Pouzet's La Petite Robe dress pattern, which I have now made four times.



Blogged here.. and here.. and one winter dress which has been worn so much, yet will prob fall apart by the time I blog it.



Look! My winged horses almost match across the zip... (intentional - not)



I almost totally love this dress. There are a couple of things not quite right. I think it's a little long, which makes it a bit 'sack like' , so at some point I'm going to re-do the hem, and possibly a bit wide altogether down the side seams. 



But mostly I love it - quirky, but smart enough for work and just a little different.




Sadly I think the Fibs and Fables Viscose has sold out from Village Haberdashery, but Annie at the store seems to have a knack of getting unusual goodies in her store. 



This is just the first of several sewing projects in the pipeline following our London Sew Social 2016 gathering. I've been sewing more than ever, and hope to showcase some more very soon, created thanks to the generosity of our sponsors,

In the meantime, we're sharing out the goodies with a mega giveaway.

Just look at this lot! 

There will be 4 very lucky winners

Here's what the goodie packs include:
prize1

Pack 1

Pretty Panda fabric from Poppy
B inspired sewing pattern magazine by Poppy
2m of your choice of fabric from Girl Charlee
3 spools of thread from Aurfil
25%off voucher for Joyfits
By Hand London Holly Jumpsuit paper pattern
Stylish Dress Book from Tuttle
Sewbox goodies includes: Hot Patterns babydoll nightgown, robe and panties. A small piece of Liberty lawn and a few haberdashery items.
prize 2

Pack 2

Pretty Panda fabric from Poppy
B inspired sewing pattern magazine by Poppy
2m of your choice of fabric from Girl Charlee
4 spools of thread from Aurfil
25%off voucher for Joyfits
She Wears the Pants from Tuttle
Sewbox goodies includes: Hot Patterns Deco Vibe Shadow Woven T-shirt & Tunic, Hot Patterns Mini Me essential dress & top for kids, 2 small pieces of Liberty lawn and some haberdashery items.
prize 3

Pack 3

Pretty Panda fabric from Poppy
B inspired sewing pattern magazine by Poppy
2m of your choice of fabric from Girl Charlee
3 spools of thread from Aurfil
25%off voucher for Joyfits
By Hand London Victoria Blazer paper pattern
She Wears the Pants from Tuttle
Sewbox goodies includes: Hot Patterns 1152 - Fast & Fabulous Origami Knit Top, a small piece of Liberty lawn and a few haberdashery items.

pack 4

Pack 4

£50 voucher to spend at The Village Haberdashery
2m of your choice of fabric from Girl Charlee
Alfa goodies including: 2x Do it Yourself pattern kits and 1x Do it Yourself Patchwork Sewing Accessories box
London Sew Social logo
A very big THANK YOU to all our sponsors.
Winners will be notified by the end of July.
And it goes on.... UpCraftClub are offering a 20% discount for all our readers, using code 20SEWSOCIAL .

To enter the big giveaway for one of the four packs simply click through the Rafflecopter thingy!


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Now go check out what my fellow London Sew Social buddies are making this week:

5 comments :

  1. I totally understand your love for this pattern - the fit is spot on for you! You look gorgeous as always, and your fabric choice is perfect!

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  2. Beautiful dress! I adore the fabric and the shape is perfect for you. Sometimes I just want to say "I can't adult anymore!" and go hide my head in the sand until it all figures itself out! I imagine a lot of people feel this way sometimes.

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  3. That dress pattern has been on my sewing list for ages, I like it sò much! The fit on you is perfect!

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  4. Growing up should be optional. This dress is all sorts of wonderful. I love this print and colour. I think the dress fits you nicely. Unintentionally matching horses? Wow :)

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  5. The print is fabulous! and the dress suits you so well!

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