You've been sewing up a storm this year, and I hope you have been enjoying the stash interviews and decade inspiration posts here and on A Stitching Odyssey. We worked hard to get giveaways and discount codes for you every month and have worked with many generous monthly sponsors throughout the year so far - a big thanks so much to all of them. Plus there are more posts and giveaways to come, right up to the end of 2015.
Today I am delighted to be able to reveal the categories and prizes for the Vintage Pattern Pledge, where we have another raft of fantastic prizes to be won in our End of Year Competition.
This year, we have divided the prizes into 5 categories by garment type:
Prize 1: Dresses #vpp1Probably the most popular garment type, the winner receives a £100 voucher for Minerva Crafts
Prize 2: Tops #vpp2Whether a demure 40s blouse or a 70s halter top, the prize for this category is a £50 voucher for Remnant Kings
Prize 3: Skirts & Trousers (and other bottoms) #vpp3This category includes all 'bottoms', including shorts, playsuits, jumpsuits, dungarees and culottes, with the prize of a £50 voucher for Abakhan
Prize 4: Outerwear & Accessories #vpp4For coats, hats, and all other accessories including toys and homewares, the prize is 5 Simplicity Reproduction patterns and a year's subscription to Love Sewing magazine
Prize 5: Judges' Favourite$20 credit for Adele Bee Ann patterns and £25 voucher for The Village Haberdashery. This isn't a category you can enter for, but will reflect a favourite item of all the judges. And speaking of judges....
Hazel, Amy, Me, Marie (clockwise from top left)
The judges will be myself and Marie of A Stitching Odyssey plus Amy, the Editor of Love Sewing Magazine and blogger at Almond Rock) and Hazel of Remnant Kings (and blogger at Disaster in a Dress).
How to Enter
To be eligible, you need to pin your entries to our dedicated End of Year competition Pinterest Board. This is NOT THE SAME as the general Pinterest Board we have been using so far this year but is solely dedicated to the End of Year Competition. We have had so many pins on that board (which is amazing) that we wanted to start a dedicated one just for the competition, as the format is slightly different.
To use the board, you need to have a Pinterest account and follow the Competition Board and then request permission from me to pin. Email me at kerry(at)kestrelmakes(dot)com with your Pinterest name - this is the name that displays at the top of your Pinterest page when you log in (usually your real name) and not the user name that appears as part of the address of your Pinterest board. Alternatively, leave your Pinterest name in the comments below and I’ll add you to the board (though you'll need to be following the board first).
You do not need a blog to take part and if you don't have a Pinterest account, email your picture(s) to me and I can add them.
Make sure that you have hashtagged the description of your picture with the category you wish to enter:
#vpp2 for tops
#vpp3 for bottoms
#vpp4 for outerwear and accessories
- You can enter as many items as you like for each category
- Please only upload one picture per entry
The competition will close on the 31st December 2015 at midnight UK time. We will announce the winners in January 2016.
Kids clothing fits into the same categories as above but please comment below or email me if you are unsure about which category your garment fits into or get in touch if you have have any general questions about the competition.
Happy sewing and happy pinning!