** The giveaway is now closed and the lucky winner, who was selected randomly, is Amanda Ford. Congrats Amanda and thanks to all those who entered **
As promised, in honour of the new series of The Great British Sewing Bee (#GBSB), the month of March is going to hold for us the focus of sewing on the blog. Hurrah!
For our non UK readers the #GBSB is a sewing competition which runs over 8 weeks on the BBC, and which has one person eliminated every time, until ultimately we will be left with our star sewer. Even if you don’t watch the programme though I think you will enjoy the sewing features and giveaways we have lined up for this month, and if sewing isn’t your thing, there will be lots of alternate things too.
First a little background to the book. This is a substantial guide which covers 24 projects, so that you can gradually build up a capsule wardrobe, whilst extending your sewing skills. There is a pencil skirt, T-Shirt and wrap dress for everyday wear and also a range of projects which reflect many of the challenges on the TV. These include menswear designs (shirt and trousers), a selection of designs for babies and small children (fur onesie, dungarees and a little dress) and then two more retro and glamorous garments (a prom dress and a 60s-style coat). The book also includes 5 full-sized pattern sheets for the projects, with dress sizes ranging from 8-18.
The book is well designed and laid out and covers all the extra information you will need along the way, such as advice on fabric choice, fit and finish. If you love the series and if you want to follow along with making some clothing for you or your family then I would definitely recommend it for your craft bookshelf.
Would you like to have a go at winning a copy? Then please head over to our giveaway app on our Facebook page. The giveaway ends on the 31st March 2014.
You will just need to leave your name and email address (don’t worry this is kept private and only used to contact the winner). Also if you then share the giveaway to your Facebook wall and others click though and enter from your link, you will get an additional entry for every person. You can find the giveaway here and good luck!
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