Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Get ready for Giveaway Day!

Hi Folks, the supplies for the vintage bagmaking ideas are stuck in the post somewhere in the snow, so no samples as yet, but pics will go up soon.

 In the meantime, I want to tell you that December 13th is Giveaway Day and  I am participating this year. For those who don't know its an event organised by sewmamasew.com a US retailer of fabrics and other sewing supplies. They have online tutorials and stuff to encourage everyone to sew. On Giveaway Day online  bloggers give away an item on their sites, go to http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=14170  to see the participating list. Each site will have its own criteria for giving away; you may have to answer a question, show something you've made, etc. to win the item. The whole point is to encourage sewing, the writing of good blogs about it and the exchange of information.


I am giving away one of Auntie's remnants from the 60s as seen in the photo above. It's made of dress weight cotton fabric, ideal for a garment or for quilting or whatever you fancy, it's unused, completely new but recently washed. The piece is 2.75 metres in length and 89cm wide. For our American cousins a metre is 39 inches or just over a yard. The width is 35 inches.

To bag yourself a piece of 60s London, just sign up as a follower, then tell me what you would like to do with it and why in the comments section. If you win, we'd all love to see a photo of what you've made too, but its not compulsory! 
The link again is - http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=14170

88 comments:

  1. I'd like to make it into a half apron. Lovely!

    I'm participating in the Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Day! I hope you have time to stop over and enter my giveaway at homemakerhoney.com

    Merry Christmas!

    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  2. I don't know what I'd make!!! Maybe some pj pants, or a pretty summer skirt, or a scrub shirt! Need a new one of those badly!!!

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  3. That would make a lovely summer skirt, and I'm pretty sure I heard it whisper it really wants to come home to me!
    Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy Holidays to you and yours :D
    Trudy

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  4. I'd make a bag with this fabric!
    Gill

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  5. I followed you! I think i would make a dress with this fabric. Perhaps a 60s style shirt-dress?

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  6. What a great vintage print! I hope I win! I'd probably make an e-book cover out of it so I can show it off whenever I'm reading my Nook Color.

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  7. That is fantastic fabric, this is my favorite giveaway yet. I would make a 1960s style sundress inspired by the Horrockses dresses I saw when I visited the V&A on my first trip to London this past summer.

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  8. love it! I think it would make a really great summer dress for my baby girl

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  9. Wow, sooo vintage ! lovely to make bags, apron, kitchen stuff... and even a cute dress for my niece's first birtday !

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  10. I think it would make cute matching little girl and dolly dresses!

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  11. love the vintage print! I'd make pillows and handbags and use the scraps in quilts!

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  12. I would love to include this in a quilt that I am making of vintage goodness for my eldest daughter!!

    Merry Christmas!!

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  13. I would like to make a dress or a quilt with the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower via Google Reader.

    emily.nudelman@gmail.com

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  14. New follower! I would love to make a dress, skirt, or bag with that beautiful stuff!

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  15. This would make a perfect summer dress for my daughter. I'm picturing puff sleeves and some ruffles.

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  16. I think I'd use it to make a shirt or skirt for myself, and then either put the rest in my stash for when I hopefully have a girl (I have 2 boys) or clothes for my nieces.

    diannelovelock@gmail.com

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  17. blog follower

    I would prob. make a spring dress for my daughter

    Desiree
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  18. I am in love with that fabric! I'd make it into a quilt for my baby who will be in a bed within the next year. :(

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  19. Oh the endless choices!!! I've been collecting vintage fabrics for a little bit, and I really don't have much with purple in it. I love this print and would love to add it to my collection. Right now I'm in the process of deciding what pattern I like best for a quilt. I'm still undecided there, but probably would use a good portion of it to make a quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

    sales4mp at gmail dot com

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  20. I'm picturing a bubble skirt for my daughter. Thanks!

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  21. This would make an amazing dress! I just finished a dressmaking class where me made a dress in a light woollen fabric for winter. I'd like to play with that design and make it summery! Beautiful!

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  22. What to make....hummmmm.......an apron, pillows for the guest room, or a get ready for summer top. I think I'll just see where this cute fabric inspires me to go.

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  23. (Does having you on my Google Reader count?)

    I'm seeing this as a great picnic dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. it would probably become a dress

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  25. so pretty, I can see a sun dress for my 3 year old!

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  26. Im a follower! And I am not sure what I would make with it yet.

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  27. I'd definitely incorporate it into a quilt! How pretty!

    dnadams[at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. I'd make it into a great 50s dress. :) Love the bright colors.

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  29. I'm thinking it would make a cute book cover for a cloth book I'm making, but with that much fabric, I'd have lots left over to make so much more!!!

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  30. A skirt for me and matching dress for bub would be cute!

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  31. I love that fabric!!!! I'm not really sure what I'd make with it.....I think it would have to take a really special pattern for me to cut it....maybe a top, and then use the scraps for a bag.....

    Thank you for the chance to win!!

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  32. I would make a bag with it first. So fun!

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  33. I would make a knitting bag for myself.

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  34. I'd make a cute skirt or dress for my daughter and then use the rest for applique and accents :)

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  35. A dress for myself for sure and using a vintage sewing pattern too. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

    adeylim@gmail.com

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  36. I think I'd make a dress for myself - I've got the perfect vintage repro pattern

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  37. I would put this in a quilt. I have some lovely pieces that would go very well with it.

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  38. i think it would make a great purse for one of my girls.

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  39. I'm a follower. I would love to make little clutches out of it. I can totally imagine a bunch of my friends wanting to carry that for a night out!

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  40. I just became a follower. I love vintage fabric. I couldn't say right off what I would do with it but it will surely get used soon. I won't be able to let it sit long

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  41. drooling over this vintage fabric!

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  42. Most certainly something for my girls...skirts? I would love to use the scraps in the quilts I'm working on for them too!

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  43. Not sure what I'd do right now. I like to hang on and plan 40 different projects before I actually let go and actually make one.

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  44. I would make matching 60s mod dresses for my daughter and her doll! :)

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  45. I would have to make myself a Schoolhouse TUnic with it and pair it with some super fun colored tights! I want it!

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  46. congrats on your new blog. AM all for vintage so throw my name in the hat to win this amazing fabric.

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  47. That is gorgeous fabric! I think I'm particularly drawn to it being a babe of the 60's and would like to make a skirt or maybe a tunic with it as I never actually make anything for me!

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  48. That fantastic fabric would make a lovely bag. I can wait.

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  49. i would love to make this into matching skirts for my toddler - and her sister, if i have a girl, or my niece!

    thanks so much - it is SUPERB fabric.

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  50. Twirly skirts for my three girls & quilts with whatever is left over!

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  51. The fabric is gorgeous. I'd make a cushion from it. I'm playing around with screening printing on vintage fabrics at the moment..I have to perfect image to go on that fabric...

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  52. Thanks for the great giveaway. I'm seeing summer dresses for my twin nieces. So pretty and retro.
    Regards, Alison
    alisonvonbibra@hotmail.com

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  53. I'm a quilter. So into a quilt it would go!

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  54. I'd make a bag out of the fabric. Thank you for a chance to win!

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  55. I think I'd go with a cute summer dress for my 2 daughters. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  56. I just signed up to follow, and I'd use it in a purple quilt. I've been collecting purples.

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  57. Gorgeous fabric - I'd make some little girls dresses and maybe an apron.

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  58. That would look fabulous as a quilt backing! I couldn't bear to cut it up.
    Thanks for the chance to enter!

    mab(at)onepost(dot)net

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  59. I think I'd make a vibrant sundress for my great-niece!

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  60. I'm not sure... I'd like a 60's headscarf for sure... then maybe a miniskirt for myself or two sundresses for my girls!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  61. I'm following! That looks like fun fabric. I think it might make a cute skirt.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  62. that's such fun fabric!
    likely it would go into a quilt, but it has kind of inspired to to hunt up a vintage pattern at the thrift stores and put it to use there instead.
    thanks for the opportunity to win! :)

    sarita0818 at comcast dot net

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  63. I'd definitely make a shirt or skirt for myself. That seems to be the only way I can get clothes to fit!

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  64. Oh, how cool! I adore vintage finds like this. I would make lounge pants and then use the smaller bits left for quilting projects.

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  65. So many ideas for a cute retro fabric- apron, quillow, dress for my grand daughter Leila and a top for me. What to choose?!!!
    I am a follower.

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  66. I have a pattern for a great shift dress that NEEDS to be in this fabulous vintage fabric!

    Hugs from snowy northern ON, Canada
    Heidi
    heidig@gmail.com

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  67. I think this would make a fantastic summer skirt!

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  68. I think it would make a lovely quilt!
    Thanks for the chance :)

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  69. I'd love to make a little dress (or two) for my daughter with that lovely fabric!

    please take a peek at my giveaway, if you get the chance...
    http://crissybell.blogspot.com
    crissybell17(at)gmail(dot)com

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  70. I've been collecting vintage sheets to make a lap quilt so it would definitely go towards that! Thanks for the chance to win it...I love the colors!! I signed up to follow you.

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  71. hm. either a skirt or cut into strips, paired with linen and made into a modern quilt top!

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  72. Wow That is lovely. I think it would make great cushions, but I'd want to make them pretty cool to be worthy.

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  73. This material immediately says skirt to me, but with this floral pattern it could be a bag, placemats, table runner or a dozen other things! Lovely giveaway!

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  74. New follower and I'd like to make a dress/top for my daughter!
    blessed.mama4 at yahoo.com

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  75. hi! this fbric is so great! i would love to make a bag with it! i'm now a follower and i'll be coming back after the sms giveaway day fever :)
    head over to my blog too!

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  76. I am a new follower! I would love to use this and incorporate other fabrics with it to make a quilt.

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  77. I would definitely make this into a skirt! Thanks for the chance!

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  78. I am now a follower and I think I would make it a back of a quilt, or use it to make squares, I would make a skirt but unfortunately I am on the "large" size :D

    I am having a giveaway too, so if you have time feel free to stop by! http://hendrixville.blogspot.com/

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  79. I'm a new follower.
    That fabric is so cute, I'd love to use it in a quilt!

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  80. Cute fabric! I think it would make a great little blouse!

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  81. I would definitely make it into a couple aprons! Or maybe back it in hot pink minkee for a throw? Hmmm... decision, decisions! lol
    Hugs,
    Kerry
    kerrykatiecakeskeb43@gmail.com

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  82. I am in love with that fabric. I have just become a stalker...opppps...I mean a follower. Would love to sew up a 60's style outfit got my just about 4 yr old.:-) Thanks for a chance to win.

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  83. Great giveaway! Please count me in! I am a follower.

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  84. Thank you for a great giveaway. I am a new follower and enjoyed your blog.
    I would make a pillowcase dress for my niece!

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  85. I actually just got a bundle of ancient patterns off of freecycle, mostly 1980s heavy-shoulderpad power suits, but including a late-1960s mod-style dress... if I made it for me, I'd look like Mama Cass, but my skinny sister would rock it! Some white facing and it'd be excellent!

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  86. What fun material! I'd love to win! Thanks!

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  87. Awesome fabric. I'd use it as part of a dress - fun! :-)

    Have a lovely Christmas!

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  88. I'm your new follower, and I'd love to make a bag of it, love the fabric and I'm a bag-holic!

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