Cocktail Hour Blogger Tour

I'm really pleased to be taking part in The Cocktail Hour Blogger Tour, in support of the Eve Appeal, which is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research in the five gynaecological cancers – ovarian, womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval. Last year I took part in the Big Vintage Sewalong which was also organised by Butterick/Vogue for the Eve Appeal, and 'The Cocktail Hour' is the theme for 2017. The aim of the tour is to raise money through pattern sales and to raise awareness of cancers that affect women. Butterick have chosen a selection of their favourite Vogue Patterns suited to sipping cocktails. You can view the pattern selection here.

There are 26 bloggers taking part in the tour, which runs from this month until November. I will be posting in July, and the full blogger tour is listed below.

1. Winnie Longhurst
Scruffy Badger
3rd March

2. Kate Underdown
The Fold Line
10th March

3. Portia Lawrie
17th March

4. Rachel Walker
The Fold Line
24th March

5. Wendy Gardiner
31st March

6. Abigail Dyson
The Crafty Pin Up
14th April

7. Lucy Regan
Sew Essential
28th April

8. Fiona Parker
Diary of a Chainstitcher
12th May

9. Nina Chang
26th May

10. Jen Sanders
9th June

11. Charlotte Powell
English Girl at Home
23rd June

12. Elisalex de Castro Peake
By Hand London
7th July

13. Kerry Patterson
Kestrel Makes
21st July

14. Gabby Young
4th August

15. Abigail Norton
Sew Abigail
18th August

16. Karen Ball
Did You Make That?
1st September

17. Rachel Wain
Rach Against The Sewing Machine
15th September

18. Elle Harris
Sew Positivity
29th September

19. Rachel Pinheiro
House of Pinheiro
6th October

20. Amy Thomas
Almond Rock
13th October

21. Jane Marland
Handmade Jane
20th October

22. Jennifer Walker
Ginger Thread Girl
27th October

23. Marie Koupparis
A Stitching Odyssey
3rd November

24. Elena Rosa Brown
Randomly Happy
10th November

25. Laura Clarke
Sew for Victory
17th November

26. Janene Spencer
24th November


  1. I have chosen a pattern. Where do I purchase the pattern to make sure the funds go to the Eve Appeal. Great cause by the way and I look forward to seeing everyone's makes. Thank you for all your hard work ☺️

    1. Hi there - good question, Sew Tragic! I'm not sure if patterns sold through all vendors are included or not but if you use the Sew Direct link above (under 'You can view the pattern selection here') that will definitely be counted.


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