Thursday, 10 September 2015

A blogiversary and a giveaway

Today is my two year blogiversary!  I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who comes by to read and to the whole online sewing community, I have so much fun being part of it and learn so much.  While I have gained loads of sewing knowledge I also find being part of this community spurs me to learn other things too.  In a not too crazy step, in the last 2 years I have learnt to knit. However, a much bigger step is that as a life long technophobe, I now have a blog, an etsy shop and as of this week I am also on instagram and twitter (although I'm still not sure how to work my twitter account so bear with me).

To say thanks to you all, I thought I'd host a little giveaway.  I have a number of items below which normally would be due to be sold in my etsy shop but I thought I would offer some of them up for a giveaway.  The plan is (assuming enough of you are interested) is to pick 2 names to win 2 prizes, I'm slightly hammering the '2' theme here but it's my blogiversary so I can do what I want.  To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is follow me on instagram (if you don't have an instagram account just let me know in the comment, I won't discriminate) you can find me @almostahippy.  Once you've done this just leave me a comment below telling me which two items from the list that you would pick.  I'll pick the winners on the 19th Spetember.

What's up for grabs?
1982 trouser pattern for knits.  Size 18.

1984 A-line skirt pattern.  Size 18.

1.5m of brown, polycotton broderie anglaise

1m vibrant orange rough silk

1975 dress pattern, size 10.

1974 tunic, dress and trouser pattern.  Size 18.

1950s dress pattern.  Size 18

1970s pattern.  Size 12.  I love the elegant French Riviera style of this one.

1970s dress pattern, size 14.

1m navy stretch lace

90cm x 1.5m wool tartan

1976 dress pattern, size 12

1971 dress pattern, size 18.  I love this dress and actually have another copy on my to-make pile at the moment.

Good luck everyone, and have a lovely weekend. After an unexpectedly gruelling cycle commute today, I'm off to the pub for a well earned drink.  


  1. Sorry - not on Instagram, and only just found your blog (via So Zo...)!!

    Hope you got some followers ;-)