30 March 2011

Sewing mantras... and giveaway winner!

Woah, the Beignet pattern giveaway was popular! Moreover, what I wise lot you are with your sewing mantras. I really enjoyed reading all the entries and had to pick out a few of my favourites to highlight here:

"Make a mock up, not a cock up!"

"When in doubt, add pleats"

"Try, cry, then try again"

"Just keep stitching, even only if it's a little at a time"

"It's not a mistake, it's a design element"

"Would I skip this bit if I was making it for someone else?"

"I could definitely make that!"

"Oh sod it, just give it a go"

"It doesn't count unless you finish it"

"It's not a stash, it's a queue!"

"If the mistake doesn't show, you got away with it"

"It's a hobby, take the time to enjoy it"

"Get off of the sewing blogs and do your own sewing!"

"Better to have sewn and lost than never to have sewn at all"

"When you start gibbering, it's time to stop"

Okay, so on to the winner of the Beignet pattern, which I had to pick by random number generator as the entries were all too good. And the winner is...

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Gina, aka Vintage Girl! Wooooooo! Well done, Gina, and many thanks to Colette Patterns for donating the prize.

I'll leave you all with Gina's sewing mantra:

"DREAM, READ instructions, FIT it, CAREFULLY sew, and IRON!"


  1. I am totally shocked and so delighted. Thank you so much Tilly and Colette Patterns! I love all the skirts you have made from this pattern and will be making one soon! Thank you soooo much!!!

  2. Congrats Vintage Girl, and thank Tilly for the lovely giveaway. I loved all the mantras, but my fav of the ones you showed above was definitely this one, and I should probably adopt it myself:

    "Get off of the sewing blogs and do your own sewing!"


  3. what a great collection of comments. sewing people are so creative with fabric and words!

  4. Hi! Thank you for an inspiring blogpost at Casey's elegantly amused. If you visit my blog you'll see my two necklaces. Have a nice weekend:-)


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