We’re only half way through the summer holidays and I’m already talking about going back to school, shame on me. It’s like using the ‘C’ word in July, it’s just wrong. Would you believe the Christmas shop in Selfridges is already open. Oh no! sorry, sorry, I used the ‘C’ word in August. Please for give me. Continue reading
Have you heard about The Great British Sewing Bee Live?
It’s a brand new live event that brings together everyone with a passion for dressmaking tailoring, fashion and textiles. The event features judges and contestants from the TV series, a Super Theatre, workshops and demonstrations, drop-in clinics, fashion shows, garment galleries and over 200 dressmaking and sewing suppliers. It’s going to be THE dressmaking event of the year.
Date for your diary
The Great British Sewing Bee Live takes place from 21st -24th September 2017 at ExCel London.
- Madeit Patterns at stand H47, which of course is the most exciting part
- The Great British Sewing Bee Live Super Theatre featuring Patrick Grant and Esme Young
- Over 250 workshops and demonstrations by GBSB contestants and other top stitch tutors
- Dressmaking drop-in clinics
- A make-at- home fashion catwalk (featuring some Madeit patterns, amongst others)
- Garment and vintage galleries
- Over 200 dressmaking and sewing suppliers
- And I reckon, you’ll spot a sewing blogger or 2 that you’ll recognise. EVERYONE will be there.
Come and meet the faces behind Madeit Patterns
An event like this is a first for Madeit Patterns and we are super excited. If you purchase any of our patterns at the show, not only will you receive an exclusive show discount but also a teeny tiny little treat, to add that professional touch to your handmade clothes.
Anna and I would love to meet you and talk sewing all day long. Find us at stand H47, but don’t be surprised if we’ve lost our voices by the last day of the show from constant chat, laughter and the general good time we’ll be having.
If you’ve already made one of our patterns, please wear it, we would LOVE to see how you or your child rock it. And we’ll have a little treat for you too 😉
Knock your socks off
But that’s not all, as well as our patterns, we will also be selling a small selection of snazzy socks (and tights), for kids to wear with their Spin Dress, Groove Dress, any dress in fact. Fancy socks are a ‘smart trick’ that make your outfits look amazing.
We only have a limited amount of socks, so come and see us early: Stand H47, near the Super Theatre.
So what about those free tickets?
Good news, we are giving away 10 pairs* of free tickets for The Great British Sewing Bee Live event for the Thursday and Friday.
To be in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets all you have to do is follow my blog and leave a comment below telling me your favourite length of sock. I love over the knee high socks, what about you?
Please only enter the giveaway if you are able to attend the event on Thursday 21st or Friday 22nd September. Giveaway closes 31st July 2017, midnight GMT. Winners will be picked at random and contacted by email at the beginning of August. GOOD LUCK!
But if you don’t win the free tickets, don’t worry, you can still receive a £1.50 discount by using code ‘NAT‘.
*5 pairs of tickets will be given away here and 5 pairs on Instagram, feel free to try your chances on both platforms.
You know when you’ve been lying in your bed and you haven’t moved for a while. Then you stretch your legs out and are momentarily shocked by how cool it is down at the bottom of your bed. In some ways it’s quite a nice feeling to find that cool bit. So you move your legs around a little more searching for all the cool bits until all the cool bits become warm bits and suddenly your little cool bit game has sadly come to an end.
Move over watermelon, step aside pineapple, right now the banana is having a fashion moment. Continue reading
Nearly every time I sew something, a song gets in my head. Either the name of the pattern, the fabric I’m using or how the garment makes me feel determines the song. And I have a particular song for the dress I’m about to show you, I want you all to stop what you are doing, get up, let loose and take a few minutes to come groove with me.
Come on ladies and gents, GET YOUR GROOVE ON!!!!!!!
And Sach if you’re reading this, I know you’ll be going crazy right now.