Friday, 10 May 2013

Giveaway #4

This time the winner is Maider. Congratulations!

Maider  2 days ago
Thanks for the giveaway!!!
I am sewing a jersey knit top, after sewing a jersey knit dress, I want more and more of jersey knit! Ha, ha, ha...

For the next giveaway I offer this book, Dressmaking at Home. I've used this book to create one pattern.  To check projects from this book please visit

This giveaway is running between my blog and Japanese Sewing Books, whose owner Yi Farn kindly agreed to share it. The conditions are simple. Leave a comment about anything that crosses your mind - the state of international affairs, the book you are currently reading, today's weather forecast or your current sewing project. At the end of each giveaway period (there will be four more including this post), Yi Farn and I will draw one winner from those who have commented on either blog (maximum two entries per person, for leaving a comment on each blog).

The winner of this giveaway will be announced on Man 13th. The same day will post the last giveaway as well. 

Good luck!


  1. Kirsty Maurits10 May 2013 at 06:40

    This looks like a great book!

  2. Am tempted to write a really long comment to aid in my prevaricating about what to wear for Me made may today, which already is a tactic for putting off the jobs I got up early to get done this morning.... I haven't sewn any japanese patterns yet and am keen to try so this looks a really good starting point. Thanks

  3. page 5! wrap around dress is just waiting for my spotty Nani Iro fabric just arrived from Japan.......

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  5. Lovely! I´d love to win! Need urgently sew garments for me!

  6. wow and wow!!!!!!!!! Thank you!!

  7. This is another book that I would love to own. I'd make the wrap dress and sailor shirt! Thanks for the giveaway:)

  8. Yay! A book I don't already have. This one looks super cute. Have you sewn anything from it? Oh and why aren't you doing MMM?

  9. I *really* want to try one the Japanese sewing books - and the styles in this one seem fantastic: stylish and really wearable! I would love to be the lucky winner... Thank you both for the opportunity!

  10. I really need to try Japanese patterns. Just need more sewing hours in the day! But I suspect I'm not alone in that...

  11. Calista Frocksford10 May 2013 at 14:58

    This book looks so useful! My current sewing project is to get my blog at up and running. I learned to sew as a kid, and had sort of forgotten how much I love it - so the blog is intended as a motivational tool, to get me in front of my sewing machine again!

  12. I'm going to have to search your archives to see what you made from this book. I love its simple but versatile tops. thank you for the giveaway!

  13. Victoria De Pedro10 May 2013 at 15:31

    It takes an hour for me to get to work everyday so I have some time just for me to think about my family, job, husband, friends and children. Maybe all these things are not always perfect but for me they are. I am sure. This is one the thoughts that I have everyday.
    Thank you for the giveaway, I hope I can make some of those nice dresses!!

  14. I'd love this book. Thanks for hosting this giveaway and good luck on the move!

  15. looks like some more lovely patterns! I traced a pattern for a kimono tee today. I need more tops in my wardrobe.

  16. Megan meggipeg11 May 2013 at 06:56

    I'm sitting in the garden eating homemade soup and bread, reading sewing blogs and crossing my fingers for the giveaway. Life is good!

  17. I like blouse C from this book. Thank you for the giveaway. Hope I could win this time.

  18. Great giveaway! I like the wrap dress


  19. Another chance! Thanks from spain !!

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