Sew Grateful week started over at My Happy Sewing Place and she's got an awesome page filled with giveaways (30 different ones as I type!!) from generous bloggers from around the world!
There are also links to our reflective posts and from Wednesday, Sharing Resources with hints, tips and reviews; then Thursday will be Sew Grateful creations.
I really wanted to offer a tracing of a pattern from one of the three Drape Drape books to inspire & motivate more of you to try them - however I've not arranged my written permission slip from the publishers in time ;(
Gazing longingly at the giveaways on offer - Those trousers are mine, mine I plead!!! ;) - I am humbled at some of the fabulous patterns, notions, accessories and fabrics that are being given away.
Postage from this corner of the world will always be prohibitive, and I love that Gingermakes and FallingThroughYourClothes are offering .pdf giveaways!
I have two larger sized patterns that I'm happy to mail internationally, if you don't mind sea shipping, or I'll buy you a pattern* from Disparate Disciplines ;)
Dandelion Dress which is a great raglan top or shift dress, but not a 'shift dress, shift dress'…(IYKWIM)…
... and I've just picked up the cutest stretch knit from Tessuti for a pair (or three) of RoseHip tights - for those dresses where leggings just won't do!
… I may also have the yellow tailed cami & be adding the avocado hoodie as it gets cooler...
*A USD$10 gift voucher for the Disparate Disciplines store - I have no affiliation with Disparate Disciplines, I just enjoy her designs and think you might as well.
I've really enjoyed getting to know Australian sewists 'in real life' - A huge Thank You to TJ who organised both the Holywood Costume meet up in Melbourne in May and the ModernLove exhibition in Bendigo in November.
Social Sewing Sessions and Kat is just wonderful for making Frocktails and the Boxing Day Sale Spontaneous Sewists' Extravaganza happen! ;)
The 2014 Frocktails is in Sydney, but I hear murmuring that we may catch up in Melbourne at some stage as well.. (perhaps I'll volunteer to help organise something)
Thank You to everyone whom I've met IRL & the rest whom I feel like I have through your blogs & comments - & who'd have known there were so many of us with short legged companions!
To win my Sew Grateful Giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment before the end of Friday & let me know which you prefer - and if you have any suggestions for giving thanks, please feel free to share them as well ;)
Oh, and the patterns that are too large for me, but might be of interest to someone else are:
|Simplicity 8255, 1978 princess seamed semi-shirt dress (size 18, 40"bust) & Simplicity 2609 skirts (uncut sizes 16-24)|