13 February 2012

Winners, Update, Meet-Up

Yes, a bit of an admin mish-mash post, but this is important information, people!

 

First up, the winners of the Sew Grateful giveaway.

The winner of the Advance 8622 pattern is... Cynthia!
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The winner of the Butterick 3030 dress pattern is... Jill!
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Woop woop! Congrats to both!

Next, a quick update on the One Week, One Pattern project. I was a bit worried I'd be Tilly-no-mates, but I'm so glad that lots of you are up for playing along! Let's do it the last week of March - from Monday 26th March to Sunday 1st April. I know some of you want some time to create a few extra bits for it, so that should give us enough time. I wasn't actually expecting anyone to make anything especially, but if the idea of the project has already got people thinking about maximising use of their patterns, then that's great. Just to reiterate though, if you can't do that week then do play along later on and I'll work out a way of joining up all the efforts. I'll launch the project officially a bit nearer the time with a snazzy button and further details on exactly how it's going to work... my brain is firmly elsewhere at the moment so if you have any ideas I'd love to hear them!

Finally, a little meet up. Karen, Jane and I are planning to go to Oh Sew Brixton on the evening of Thursday 8th March. Fiona (who many of you loved hearing from in this interview) is organising a little sewing, cake and wine evening to mark International Women's Day and to raise money for Oxfam. If anyone fancies joining us, that'd be lovely. It'll be from 6.30pm until about 9pm-ish. Please bring cake or wine, plus a donation to Oxfam - Fiona is thinking a fiver for entry, plus donations to "buy back" the things we sew from her fabric scraps, all of which will be donated to Oxfam.

Right, I think that's my admin post over. My brain hurts. I'm going to bed. Night night!

15 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! I'm so excited to win. I squealed so loudly when I read my name that my dog fell off the couch in fright!

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  2. Tilly, I'm so excited about your 1 week, 1 pattern idea! Are you choosing a pattern for us, or are we all just choosing whichever we would like and using that? I'm very excited to play along!

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    1. You can choose whichever pattern you like! Part of the idea is to showcase the different patterns that each of us make over and over.

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  3. End of March sounds great! It will still be warm here in Australia (hopefully! We haven't had much of a summer so far!) so my pattern will be perfect for that kind of weather.

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  4. Ooh I just read about the Oxfam thingy on the newsletter from OSB! Sounds like a plan to me :) Am also up for One week, one pattern - I have the perfect pattern in mind!

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    1. Ooh goodie, really looking forward to meeting you! x

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  5. Tilly, your 'One Week, One Pattern' idea sounds great! I absolutely would like to be involved and I will try my hardest to make it during the 'official' week. The more I sew though, the more I realise what a slow stitcher I am...so I may end up playing along later on in the year.

    Just one quick question! Would it be cheating to use a pattern that incorporates both tops and bottoms?

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    1. Hmm... good question. Well I guess it depends on your main motivation for playing - whether it's to maximize use of one pattern pack, or to challenge yourself to restyle one particular garment. Up to you! x

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  6. Love the idea of One Week One Pattern (OWOP??) and I need to stop being so afraid of my overlocker and get on with sewing some maternity clothes. Maybe this could be the catalyst!

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  7. Oh! I don't know how I missed OWOP before, but I'm in! I'm constantly making and remaking the same patterns... I'm sure there's a week's worth of something or other around here.. Great idea!

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  8. Goodness, I'm playing blog catch-up at the moment and you've been so busy! I love the concept of one week, one pattern so I'm definitely in (embarrasingly I have now made enough sorbettos to wear a different one every day for well over a week)plus the Oh Sew Brixton shindig sounds like lots of fun too.
    :)Alana

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  9. Sorry I'm a bit late, but would love to come to the meet up on 8th - sounds great! Alison

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    1. Great, I look forward to meeting you! x

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  10. Definitely in for the meetup at Oh Sew Brixton - been meaning to check it out for aaages and woud be wonderful to meet all you inspirational ladies in person! x

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