Friday, 7 March 2014

March Give away Winner

Not much sewing this week friends, or much blogging either. My mother had a bout of ill health and is in hospital. The good news is that she is better and will probably go home to the retirement village in a day or two.  

On sewing matters, I put the names for the March draw into the random generator on and it came out with ... drumroll ..

image from google

Patricia from RED CARDINAL. Your prize will soon be on its way.

I have to admit I am surprised that this give away got much less of a response than the 70's or 80's vintage patterns I have put up in the past. Maybe I don't think Oo Ah because I wore them the first time around and it is like when I see stuff from the 40's? Anyway, there is more vintage coming! 

In theory I am trying to de stash but whenever I drop in to one of my favourite op-shops I come away with a clutch of patterns for just a few dollars. I'll be attracted by a designer pattern or an idea, a detail or just a fabulous illustration.  The fabrics are usually downright awful and easy to resist but this time there was an exception, some green hawaiian print lightweight rayon that will quickly be made into some Lola pants from Style Arc, see previous post here

Also in the queue is the Rosie top from Style Arc for my daughter and The Archer shirt pattern for me, once I download it and I'm starting to think about making jackets and so on. Does anyone else do this? Have more ideas than time to make them?

Time to get off the computer and do some cutting out!

Have a good weekend,


  1. Woo hoo Val, thank you, this is exciting! My first ever blog prize :)
    I always have waaaaaay more sewing ideas, patterns at the ready, and fabric in the queue, than ever get finished! By the time I get round to some of them they are already out of fashion, and when they all get made I'll be too old to care... but the fun of sewing is at the heart of it, and I'll always have that. My Mum kept sewing for herself right to the end at 89, long after she gave up cooking, driving, housework and playing the church organ!

  2. I hope your mum is well now - must have been a stressful time for you. I know what you mean about op shops - I buy way too many old patterns too, for a sleeve or a collar or a detail... And the drawings are sometimes so ugly! And yes, me too on having more ideas than sewing time :)

  3. Glad your mum is better. I always try to nick into op shops to check out the patterns there, and often come home with something, most of which I doubt I will ever use. Don't have much luck with fabric either. The op shops around here are where beige synthetics go to die.

    1. And really horrid curtains .. I know