Thursday, August 28, 2008

clothkits giveaway


Allison recently mentioned the 70s British invention of clothkits. The greatest sewing creation a beginner sewer could hope for. A step-by-step guide complete with fabric - and the pattern is already printed onto the fabric. All you have to do is cut and sew to your appropriate size. And voila, a new folksy dress...just in time for the Friday night disco.

It was only a few days after reading about clothkits for the first time that I came across some in an op-shop - in their original packaging with everything included. I found myself a great kimono in the most gorgeous cotton so I will attempt to make it...a nice summery dressing-gown I thought. And I do love this dress pattern, the fabric is great too. But as we move towards spring and as I try to declutter and detox I only have to take one look at my wardrobe (joyfully full of summer dresses - both vintage and new) and I realise that I don't need another dress. I want this dress but I don't need it. So, I'm going to give it away.

All you have to do is leave a comment and you'll be in the running. If you really want it, link to me on your blog and I'll place your name in the hat twice. I'll draw the lucky ducky winner in the evening on September 2.


13 COMMENTS

  1. This dress kit looks lovely and so mince of you to share. I hope you get a good response, veryone loves a giveaway. I have to start getting in these op shops, everyone keeps finding such good stuff.

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  2. I want this dress too!! You are very generous to be giving it away - there's no way I'd part with it! I think it's gorgeous, and just what my wardrobe needs for spring! I've got your linky link in my blogroll - I really really love it!!

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  3. count me in my dear!!! what woman doesnt love a good giveaway and one so lovely shall do well. Fingers crossed.

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  4. Oooh that is amazing - AMAZING!! I've never seen these before.. And who knew they were still lurking! SUPER FANTASTIC!

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  5. Oh my goodness that is amazing!
    I've never made a dress before but I'd definitely love to have a go.

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  6. How lovely; both the pattern and the giveaway!

    And I really appreciate the idea of decluttering; and know the difference between need and want. It's so easy to slip the word 'need' in when you really want something!

    Thank you for sharing what you really want: it makes the act of sharing even lovelier.

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  7. I looked at these kits for Ella, can't remember where I saw them mentioned, but hadn't got back to it. I love the dress you wore to the wedding, so if you love it, but don't need it, then I'd LOVE it!

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  9. So wonderfully kitch - I love it! I love to find treasures and pass them on too.

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  10. what a great concept, I have never seen anything like this... it is the first day of summer here tomorrow (in oz) so I would love a new summer dress ;-)
    Em

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  11. I don't think I could pull off wearing one of these - but I recently ordered some for my girls.

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  12. I LOVE this dress too! Very kind of you to give it away - I've been scouring the op shops for one of these! I''ve put a link on my blog (but I was going to do that anyway!)

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  13. It was a beautiful 30 days, Jodi. I would love to be counted in for your giveaway too. I like how the dress has a pocket!

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