Thursday, 13 March 2014

The Winfred sew-along and Contest and a new start date..

Hello fine people! I've been missing that last few days because I've been working with some ace sponsors organizing some collaborations with them for a competition giveaway prizes  for the upcoming Winifred sew-along and today i can announce it all, woo! 

But first i have another announcement to make. 

Due to a lot of questions and a tad bit of worry amongst y'all whether or not your patterns will be arriving in time to join in the sew-along and there are a lot of you wanting to join in ( ace!) I have decided to push back the start date of the sew-along until the 24th of March. Now all your patterns are on their way, but as we all know Mister post man doesn't always play nice and some of your patterns have  LONG way to go from me here in Oz.  So to allow for your paper patterns to arrive and give you enough time to find the perfect fabric and get sorted we will start the Winifred sew-along on the 24th of March. I hope this eases everyone's minds a little, because i won't you all to join in! 

Now let's get to the good part.. prizes and how to go about getting your mitts on them!

Below are the prizes up for grabs  to be given away to 3 lucky winners:

INDIE STITCHES - $50 online shop voucher

This indie pattern shop  caters for you, the lovers of Indie patterns as well as  supports all of us indie pattern designers!

SEWBOX - £40 pound online shop voucher

Check out the  beautiful range of fabrics they have in stock, this voucher will get you some pretty cool fabric for your stash.


The lovely Sunni, has together and amazing prize pack from here shop, A Fashionable Stitch  which lots of sewing goodies. 

OK now the nitty gritty of it all. Don't worry its easy peasy :)

Can i enter?

Of course you can silly! Everyone can! This sew-along & contest is open to all everyone who lives in this damn fine world, oh and that sews.

What must one do to enter?

You  must upload  your completed Winifred dress photos onto the Bluegingerdoll  Flickr group  and also use the  tag Winifred on your photos to officially enter into the contest and go in the running to win the  prizes. Don't tag, not entered - Easy. You can join up now to make it easier later on to enter.

The sew-along finishing date will be announced in due course as well the final date you can upload your Winifred photos. So stay tuned for that. And don't worry you'll have plenty of time to finish up and upload your photos.

How does the voting work?

Myself and some other very helpful elves will be choosing several favorites ( depending on how many entries roughly between 5-10)  from the Flickr group that will then be voted on by the sewing  public, that means you fine folk  out there,  for the chance to win the cool  prizes. 

Again voting times etc will be announced in due course.

Then after all the votes are tallied up,  the  winners  will then be  announced in the following days thereafter, here on the blog :)


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In the meantime get social with me! I have heard some of your sewing plans for the Winifred pattern and it has me super excited, but i want to hear more! So come and tell me more on the below social sites and use the hashtag #winifred so i don't miss anything :)


Instagram/bluegingerdoll -  #bluegingerdoll or #winifred

Twitter/bluegingerdoll  - #bluegingerdoll or #winifred  - #Winifred

It's also a great way to keep in touch with other sew-along participants,  post your progress, ask any questions, chat about fabric etc.

Tomorrow i'll be posting the sew-along schedule that we will be following. So watch out for that one!


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