I don't know about you, but even though I'm excited about the stitching year ahead of me, I still can't help feeling a touch of the January blues. The Christmas holidays are well and truly over, a few unwanted pounds have attached themselves to my body and payday seems like forever away!
So if you're feeling a little low too, I'm going to try to cheer you up a bit with a special blues-busting giveaway. Yay! It's also a great opportunity to celebrate my new readers. Somehow I've managed to attract a whole 259 of you, so thank you all and welcome to my blog newcomers!
Without further ado, for the sewers amongst you I have two vintage patterns up for grabs.
Vogue 7648 is from 1952 and in a size Medium (Bust 32-34). I adore the elegant lines of this pattern, but after a half-hearted attempt at it, I realised it really doesn't suit my body type. It definitely deserves a better home.
McCall's 6724 is from 1963 and is a size 14 (Bust 34, Waist 26, Hip 36). Just look at that smocked yoke!
Although both patterns are fairly small for modern day women, they should both be pretty easy to scale up if needed.
Moving on, I also have something for the knitters out there, because knitting
is my new-found passion!
This is Sirdar click yarn, which is 70% acrylic and 30% wool. Each 50g/100m ball is knitted up with 5mm needles, which I've thrown in for good measure too. I haven't quite captured the unusual colour of this yarn, but it's very pretty!
Anyway, this giveaway will close on Friday 20 January at midnight (GMT) and I will announce two randomly-chosen winners on Saturday 21 January. The rules are simple:
- The giveaway is open to anyone in the whole wide world, as long as you're a follower of my little blog.
- Let me know if you're entering for the sewing or the knitting goods and don't forget to leave your email address too.
- If you feel like it, do share any blues-busting tips.
Good luck everyone and thanks again for your ongoing support!