1st Birthday Giveaway

It's a year since I made the first post on my blog - Happy birthday to meeeeeeee! Over the course of the year I have loved writing here and being part of the online sewing community. I have developed a list of favourite blogs that I look forward to reading and have found that keeping my own blog has really made me challenge myself and develop my sewing skills. I feel I have grown in confidence with sewing a lot in the past year, and this has been in no small part to sewalongs in which I have participated, projects like 'Me Made June' and all of the tips, advice and inspiration available online.

A big thank you to everyone who reads and comments. I love reading comments on my blog - it's so gratifying to know that someone out there is reading. It is great to get comments from new people but equally I love hearing from people who comment regularly, and seeing what they have to say about things I have made.

To say thank you, to celebrate my blog-birthday, and as is the tradition in blogland (much like that tradition where you bring cakes into work on your own birthday!), I am holding a giveaway, which I am also using as a chance to get some more inspiration.....

There are two lots of things up for grabs:

1. A pattern - a brand new and unused Butterick vintage reissue 1950s pattern, B5032. This is for a dress with capelet, overskirt, cummerbund sash and belt. It is a multi-size pattern which covers sizes 6 - 12 (Bust sizes 30 1/2 - 34 inches) and is labelled as 'Easy'.

2. Some vintage buttons - 3 different types, 17 in total:

6 blue buttons, with a design around the edge

6 purple buttons with a lovely deco-style design

5 smaller purple buttons which match the set of 6

If you would like to enter, here's what to do:

  1.  Be a follower of this blog
  2. Comment below, stating if you want to be entered in the draw for 'Pattern', 'Buttons' or 'Pattern & Buttons'
  3. If you have one, please tell me what your favourite pattern is - I'm just being nosy, and I'm always interested in finding about about patterns I haven't heard of before
  4. If you mention the giveaway on your own blog you can have another entry, please just leave another comment below saying you've mentioned it on your own blog
The last day for entries is a week from today, Saturday 2nd July, and I will announce the winner the following day.

Entry is open to blog readers everywhere.

Good luck and looking forward to hearing from you!

K x


  1. Hi Kerry!

    What a lovely giveaway, I shall blog about it when I write a blog later this afternoon. I'd like to be entered for the pattern please. It's hard for me to choose a favourite sewing pattern although right now I am super excited about getting the new Sewaholic dress pattern!

  2. YAY! Happy blogiversary! I love your blog and look forward to all your posts! And what a lovely giveaway...only enter me for the buttons as I already have the pattern...the buttons are absolutely beautiful!!

  3. Happy 1st blogiversary!!! I"m so glad you decided to blog as I love your designs! You forgot to mention what a terrific knitter you are, too!

    I've just done a ruthless purge of my sewing room so can't enter for your fabulous goodies. I did tweet about your giveaway!

  4. Happy Blogger bday. Buttons please....lol

  5. In an unrelated thing, the 70's pattern book I was talking about is the ktel style and fit book. Google it and let me know if you are interested.

  6. Happy blogiversary! Count me in for the buttons please. I'm so glad I found your blog through Me-Made-June.

  7. Happy blogiversary! I always enjoy reading your blog. You have great style ideas.

    Being fairly new to blogging I didn't realize that a giveaway was a tradition in the blogosphere but I do like the idea. I will mention this giveaway in my next blog post.

    I am developing a real love for vintage styles and the buttons are beautiful so count me in for pattern and buttons please.

  8. Ooh lovely giveaway, I'd like to be entered for both please. A very happy blog birthday to you! I've loved reading your blog ever since I first discovered it (you were making your first Beignet I seem to recall), great projects and great style. Here's to another successful year. xx
    PS. My favourite pattern is a recent one, Colette patterns Violet blouse.

  9. Yay, happy blog birthday to you! (Mine in October!)I totally agree with you about the whole blogging aiding sewing development thing. I could never have imagined just how much I've learned from our online sewing community and blogging about my own sewing pushes me to strive to be better too.
    I'd love to be added to the hat for the yummilicious buttons please! I have a teeny weakness for old biscuit tins full of buttons too!

  10. Kestrel I have mentioned your giveaway and given a link on my blog today. Please enter me for both the pattern and buttons again. I love them both.

  11. What a lovely giveaway - more peaople should have patterns as prizes! I can;t say I'm experiences enough to have a favourite unfortunately, but would love to be entered for Pattern & buttons, thank you! x

  12. Happy blog birthday to you! I love your blog and am in constant awe at both your fabulous makes and your elegant style.
    I'd love to be entered for patterns please! it looks gorgeous and the fact it says Easy might make even me manage it. x

  13. Happy bloggy birthday to you! I love coming over here to see just what you've conjured up next... I'd love to be entered for the buttons AND the pattern (is that greedy?!)

  14. Happy blog birthday! Please enter me for the pattern and the buttons! BTW, love your first Beignet skirt!


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