I have two rather exciting things to tell you about!
The first thing is that I have put my organising skills to good use and created a new page listing all of my sewing pattern collection. It was a bit of a pain trying to get blogger to line the pictures up just as I liked them but managed to find some coding tips over here which did the trick.
I really wanted a way to be able to look up my own patterns easily while out shopping and also somewhere for you the reader to see them as well. So I had looked at apps for organising patterns and thought of using flickr as a portal but in the end I decided it might be good to have them all on the blog where it would make sense to have them and then include links to all the projects where I have used them before
Pop over to the page to have a look! There is a button to the right of this page and there is also the link below;
They're all sorted by company name and pattern number so they're easy to find and if you ever need a hand with finding a missing piece, let me know!
Now, onto the exciting part! The Giveaway!
Last month I was very lucky to be featured in Glory Days magazine in their 60's issue!
Possibly the most exciting thing that's ever happened! Even my Kiwi cousins promised to go out and buy a copy
Glory Days is a magazine specifically for Vintage lovers particularly in New Zealand and Australia and it includes many wonderfully detailed articles on all aspects of the vintage life including fashion, cars, hairstyles, music and subcultures
The fabulous team at Glory Days sent me over this months 60's issue as well as last months Art Deco issue just for me to give away to you!
(Size 14 bust 34 - around a modern size 12)
Butterick 2624 is a favourite of mine with patterns for a shift dress, coat, top, vest and skirt.
I had picked up a double when I was at Fabric-a-brac, but if I had my My Patterns page ready, I probably wouldn't have accidentally bought it. But hey, my loss is your win!
Your task if you'd like to enter, is to pop over to My Patterns page, pick a pattern and explain as to why I should make it next! I will then pop all valid entries into a hat and pick one out at random
But please don't pick the muu-muu. I really don't think I'll ever want to wear that! haha
Entry is open to everyone around the world and the giveaway will end at 8pm Friday the 21st of June Sydney local time
I hope you enjoy perusing through my pattern collection and if you have any questions please feel free to write to me
Thanks and good luck to all of you entering the give-away!