Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Jennavive's Liberty Awesomeness


I wanted to write a little post as a follow up to a recent giveaway I hosted alongside Sewbox.co.uk to celebrate the start of MMM'13. I think it's kind of a shame that once a giveaway's closing date has passed, and if you weren't lucky enough to have been a winner, that's often the last you hear of it, so I thought a little update was in order. If you entered the giveaway in question, you'll remember that Sewbox.co.uk were generously offering up two prizes: 1) a sewing pattern of your choice and, 2) 1 metre of fabric of your choice from their range. The winners were selected by random and sent their prizes. I'm really pleased to report that the winner of her choice of fabric, Jennavive, was awesome enough to send me a picture of the garment she made with her prize (see below)!


I didn't check every single entry link, but it seemed that all those who entered to win some fabric picked a Liberty print as their favourite. Liberty print seems to be like crack to sewers! Anyway, I have to say that, although not a huge fan of Liberty prints myself, I personally think Jennavive's choice was one of the nicest! 

Using a pattern that is close to my own heart (Newlook 6808), I think her blouse is so pretty and wearable, as well as being a fabulous use of a limited quantity of fabric. The solid coloured contrast collar is a touch of genius, and look at how neat the finish of this blouse is?! Phenom. Massive thanks to Jennavive for sending me the picture of her creation and for allowing me the pleasure of sharing it here on my blog, and of course to Sewbox.co.uk for providing the prizes.

6 comments:

Sam said...

That really is a gorgeous top. It's lovely to see what Jennavive chose and what she did with it. I often wonder what giveaway winners choose as their prize if there is a choice.

As the winner of the pattern, I promise I'll show you what I make when I make it (which will hopefully be soon!)

katahdinchicklet said...

I find myself drawn to New Look patterns as well, even though I haven't sewn any in a while! I think I'm drawn to their simple but stylish designs that leave lots of room for you own ideas and creativity. This one is a great example! So cute and stylish with a great individual style! Thanks for sharing Jennavive! Looking forward to Sam's make, too!

Philippa said...

I think this top looks really good and it was lovely that it was sewn in May too! One of my 'dream thrift store finds' is a classic Liberty print dress that I can take the fabric from! One day ...

theresa said...

That's lovely top, the solid colour really makes the patterned fabric pop. It's a great use of a small amount of fabric, it doesn't look like it's been 'squeezed' out of it IYKWIM

Jenna said...

Thank you everyone! It was a joy to sew, and so exciting to win something. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make too Sam!

gingermakes said...

This is so adorable! I love it!

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