Monday, 20 May 2013

Giveaway with The Polished Button, Plus Discount Code!

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED BUT THE DISCOUNT CODE IS STILL VALID UNTIL THE END OF JULY 2013!!!**


I loves me a giveaway round these parts! Here is another celebratory giveaway courtesy of a fabulous new sewing website called The Polished Button. You may be questioning the need for another website selling sewing products, but this one is special. They aim to offer a ‘one stop shop’ where you can find authentic and vintage inspired fabrics, haberdashery and patterns all in one place. So if you are into sewing vintage/retro looks, or simply fancy finding something a bit different from the usual sewing department offerings, The Polished Button is a great place to visit on a regular basis. Personally, I've found the site to be well-designed, easy to navigate and the stock well curated. And the owner is super-sweet and very helpful, plus she's crazy-knowledgable about all things vintage. 


The Prize:

The Polished Button are very generously offering a fabulous prize for one lucky winner consisting of 1 metre of this lovely and unusual black and white star detail gingham fabric (pictured above) plus a set of four matching black vintage buttons (pictured below). 

How to Enter:

This giveaway is open to everyone, at no cost to yourselves. All you have to do is help The Polished Button out with a bit of customer research: simply visit The Polished Button website and find your favourite product. Leave the product link in the comments section of this post, along with way for me to contact you if you are successful (i.e. if I can't find your email address within two clicks of my mouse, leave your email address in the body of the comment). Email addresses will not be used for anything other than contacting you if you win this giveaway.  


Make sure you have commented by midnight GMT on Sunday 26th May to enter. The following day (Monday 27th May) I will use a random number generator to select one winner for the 1 metre of fabric and buttons and contact them to get their postal addresses to forward on to The Polished Button so they can send out the prize.

Discount Code:

But you don't have to the winner of this giveaway to be quids in today! The Polished Button have also most kindly offered the readers of this blog a 10% discount off all items on their site. Simply use the code SoZo10 when checking out on the site until the end of July 2013.

Happy vintage/retro sewing!

48 comments:

Kate said...

There isn't much stock on there atm. My fav was the blue grey fabric with strawberrys on it.
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/blue-strawberry-print-cotton-poplin/
My email
katherine.mckay24@gmail.com

Hanne said...

I like the vintage patterns section, since they are rather hard to find where I live.
In the fabric section I really liked the blue strawberry print cotton poplin and the gingham star fabric is also fabulous!

Miriam said...

I love this bias trim which is different than anything I've seen
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/red-gingham-lace-edged-bias-binding-12mm/

Claire said...

I love this cotton print: http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/pink-floral-print-cotton/

aem2 said...

The vintage buttons are so lovely. I especially like this art deco set: http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1920s-black-silver-glass-art-deco-buttons-x-4/

aemphysics at gmail dot com

Naomi said...

I love this fabric - super cute. http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/floral-stripe-brushed-cotton/
naomijoynz@gmail.com

Jacq C said...

There are some lovely bits and pieces on the site (especially the buckles) but this fabric:
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/orange-brown-ditsy-floral-peachskin-polyester/

really reminds me of a dress my Nainy used to wear, and I love brown and orange together.

The black and white star gingham would make a fab Picnic Blanket skirt wouldn't it? :)

Carmen Bouchard aka CarmencitaB said...

I love their vintage florals. This one is very pretty.
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/blue-strawberry-print-cotton-poplin/

cathy said...

I love the patterns! http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1960s-simplicity-8614-dress-pattern-size-16-bust-38/ is the one i would pick.

Anthea said...

http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/red-floral-print-cotton-poplin/

I like this floral cotton!

Adri H. said...

So many lovely things. Firstly, I love how they're selling vintage patterns and buttons! But, mostly I love this cotton poplin fabric:
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/blue-strawberry-print-cotton-poplin/

It's so pretty, and I love strawberries on fabric. It would make a really cute shirt or day dress. adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

clippedcurves said...


I eyed-up a handful of vintage patterns and some buttons too but this red cotton poplin got me really excited.
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/red-floral-print-cotton-poplin/

Please enter me into the giveaway clippedcurves {at} gmail {dot} com

Mai said...

This is really lovely:
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/muted-check-silk-dupion/
Thanks for the giveaway Zoe!
Mai x
orkneyinga (at) gmail (dot) com

Miss Emmi said...

these http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1920s-black-silver-glass-art-deco-buttons-x-4/ are so unusual and classy!

Grace Cunningham said...

I really like this:

http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/black-white-floral-print-crepe/

Lovely pattern, I really like all the buttons as well.

gracecunningham @ hotmail.co.uk

Anna Parikka said...

I love the 70s style fabric:
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/orange-brown-ditsy-floral-peachskin-polyester/

Think I might need to go and buy some...

anneofjulie said...

I know others have mentioned this one before me but I just LOVE the Blue Strawberry Print Cotton Poplin http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/blue-strawberry-print-cotton-poplin/. In fact, I may use the discount code to purchase some. I'm dreaming of a flouncy summer skirt! :) anneofjulie@hotmail.com

Jane said...

There's some lovely things on their site - it's a really good concept too. Having said that the pattern I like best is http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1970s-dress-pattern-multi-size-10-16/ because I love the idea that the NotW was innocent enough back in the day to give away dress patterns rather than their recent slightly less salubrious efforts... Although I suppose that pattern does have a little sauce?

suzanne said...

Brushed cotton fabric for me!
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/floral-stripe-brushed-cotton/

suzannec@ntlworld.com

dicca85 said...

Love the choices on bias binding! Especially this leopard print one!
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/leopard-print-cotton-bias-binding-25mm/

theresa said...

I like the dark pink corduroy http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/dark-pink-corduroy/ not very seasonal, but if I only sewed seasonal clothes, I'd never finish in time to wear them.
babybeeclothes @ aol . com

englishgirlathome.com said...

I especially liked the vintage patterns. I was particularly taken with this cute dress from the News of the World! http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1970s-dress-pattern-multi-size-10-16/

T said...

lace edged bias binding?!

Anonymous said...

Loved their selection of pretty bias binding!
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/product-category/haberdashery/biasbinding/
Penny Hooper
penehooper@hotmail.com

Ali said...

Love these buttons http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1960s-brown-leather-football-buttons-x-5/

They remind me of a green wool cardigan I 'borrowed' from my dad and wore relentlessly as a teenager. The buttons were exactly like these except one of them had hamster teeth marks! LOL!!

Ronda Lynn said...

Thanks for the opportunity! Love your site! That red gingham is hands down the cutest thing I have seen!

http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/red-gingham-lace-edged-bias-binding-12mm/

Ronda in Bend, Oregon rondahdgt@msn.com


Kristin Jones said...

What a cool website! I love this trim the best I think: http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1950s-white-crochet-lace-1-85m/

Ginny said...

Ooh, some things on there! I love the striped chambray, and I actually really like this pattern:

http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1970s-dress-pattern-size-12-34-bust/

One of those '70s does '40s ones that could easily be made into something really pretty. I might have to buy it anyway now lol.

Diya said...

I love the floral printed fabrics in the site !! THis one was my favourite :) http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/yellow-floral-print-polycotton/

sorbetsurprise said...

Oh that gingham is gorgeous! I love these 1920's glass buttons http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1920s-yellow-carved-glass-buttons-x-2/

Bobbi said...

The black and white circle print http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/black-white-circle-print-cotton/ is so fun and cool! It would be a cute shirtdress with red trim and buttons - or purple to shake things up a bit.

Callie said...

Oh this was a dangerous website to be introduced too..... I would love o make myself a 1950's inspired dress. and this one looks fabulous! http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-vogue-v2960-dress-pattern/

caroline.swarbrick@gmail.com

Thanks! xx

Hazel_Myope said...

It's all so nice, but I seem to be drawn to the black and white ones (I'm not a big floral wearer). If I don't win I'm going to have to buy some of the gingam with stars (http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/black-white-gingham-star-print-cotton/) and if I do I'll have an excuse to buy more. I'm also looking at the black and white floral crepe ((http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/black-white-floral-print-crepe/) and the black and white circle print (http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/black-white-circle-print-cotton/). Then I'd need some buttons to go with them. Maybe some patterns.

Thanks for the code!

E-mail is virginia (dot) rand (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk

Woolly Mammoth said...

It's a lovely website, and I think my fabric fabric is probably this 1950s floral - http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1950s-floral-fruit-print-cotton/

sulkycat said...

Some very nice things there. I like this: http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/grey-pink-rose-print-cotton/,

grey and pink floral cotton.
Thanks for the giveaway.

miscellaneouscraftiness said...

I think the customized remnant packs are lovely...and I have to admit I love browsing their antique lace.

senjivastudio.com said...

I really love the grey/rose 1950s fabric. http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/grey-pink-rose-print-cotton/

My email: senjivastudio@gmail.com

Helen said...

I feel a bit cheeky entering this, since I recently one fabric directly from Ruth herself, but this fabric is so cute, I have to try again!

There is so much to choose from, but I love these buttons because they would brighten up a blouse or jacket so much!
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/vintage-1920s-yellow-carved-glass-buttons-x-2/

Helen said...

*Won*, not "one"! :)

thequirkypeach said...

The gray and pink rose print would have to be my favorite! I also love the bias binding selection :)

Rachelle said...

I love the grey and rose print http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/grey-pink-rose-print-cotton/

vintagerockchick said...

Great website, I loved the idea of a pattern from NOTW- they may become a collector's item, if not already! But my fav was the polka dot bias binding
http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/black-and-white-polka-dot-spotty-bias-binding/
In fact, so much so, I'm going back to order some now.

Jo Campbell said...

I love this buckle http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/1960s-silver-metal-patterned-buckle/ but also really like the black & red embroidered cotton remnant and the star gingham.

woolcat said...

Those 1920s carved yellow buttons. Wow!

Gaenor said...

Well, that kept me occupied for a nice long time! What a lot of very lovely things. I was really taken with the red and white striped cotton with the lace trim. http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/red-whit-floral-stripe-cotton-with-lace-trim/

Beth Byrge said...

I love this red and white floral fabric! So many pretty things on this site.

http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/red-white-floral-print-polyester/

Lauren Sews said...

http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/white-broderie-anglaise-cotton/ I really love a bit of broderie anglaise now. Feeling summery! My email is laurensews@gmail.com

Claire said...

Great to see so many vintage buttons for sale but I adore the bias binding, great for my summer dress project... http://www.thepolishedbutton.co.uk/shop/purple-paisley-print-cotton-bias-binding-25mm/

claire(at)mediaconnective(dot)net

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