Thursday 9 February 2012

Sew Grateful Week.

                       Everyone knows mow about the Sew Grateful week with the lovely Debi , and if you don't, where do you live MARS ??

My sew grateful has turned into a sew disaster so far, but I'm pulling it back and have a little offering at last!
I had been planning all along to make the retro hair band from Chic on a shoe string, all because I am so utterly grateful to MrPB for this lovely book and Kat from Modern vintage Cupcakes for the cute polka dot buckle. But best made plans and all that, I could not find my bits and bobs which had been put in a safe place!!!

I love this book so much that I still wanted to use something from it. So plan B. Using no.1 of the 10 commandments in the book I thought I would rebutton a lovely cardigan. Now the cardigan itself I am grateful for, it must be 40 years old and comes from a big bag of clothes given to me by a lovely friend.

I am also so very grateful to lovely Charlotte from  for the sweetest green spotty buttons and the fabric used for the patch, you could say I'm a slow burner as I've had these goodies for almost a year but wanted them to be on the right creation!

So that is my main Sew grateful offering, but I wanted to quickly add my gratefulness to mum and dad who gave me the Colette book for Christmas. My mum was so impressed with it that she bought herself a copy. When I visit next week we are planning to to start making the dress together helping with perfect fittings! But I have had a quick go at making one of the skirts.

Finally, I know it's late but I did want to thank all of you that follow my blog. I want to say how grateful I am to everyone who's blog I follow as you are inspiring and supportive. I've never been in such a fantastic crowd of people so needless to say a give away (sorry it's so late)

Above is cute pattern, size bust36. yellow buttons that could go with the cute fabric, very 70s Daisy's. There is one meter of it, but it is two meters wide.  To have a chance of winning please leave a comment. You do have to be a follower of my blog and it is up to you to check if your a winner and contact me to claim your prize. Winner will be named on Sunday 12th Feb 2012.


  1. Fabulous sweater! I love the refashion! And I'll capture your giveaway in my next post..I just love it! Those yellow buttons are AMAZING! Sew grateful for you!!

  2. how awesome!
    I need to try that! Love the elbow patches! :)

  3. Ooh daisies, my favourites - hope I'm lucky! Love your meringue skirt

  4. Very cute cardigan! Well done on the meringue skirt too!

  5. Love your cardigan and oh so fabulous skirt :) Those elbow patches are too much fun! I love love love that fabric and those fabulous yellow buttons!

  6. I love your cardigan.. The buttons are fantastic..
    I'm not putting in for the give away [Pattern would never fit.eeeek, I hate].. Really cute..
    Hope you and your mom have fun making the colette pattern dress together.. How nice to sew together.

  7. Love the combo of fabric with buttons and pattern! It's been fun getting to know you this year and watching your sewing projects come to fruition. :)

  8. Cute Meringue, and I love the elbow patch on your sweater. I've seen that on quite a few cute RTW ones recently. Aww, cute fabric and buttons!

  9. Yellow is one of my favorite colors!

    How much do you love the Colette book? It's got some helpful tips, general sewing info, and the patterns are so cute!

  10. I love the little elbow patches on your cardi/sweater, and the alternating colours of the buttons - so cute, and just a little out of the ordinary :)