Saturday, 29 October 2016

Sewing Treats Halloween Giveaway!

In the spirit of the Halloween season I have de-stashed a random selection of sewing goodies for a giveaway treat for you. No tricks involved here.

As a kid I loved making crazy outfits for Halloween and spent hours sewing, printing and re-fashioning clothing into witches or zombies. I wondered if it was just me who relished the idea of dressing up in something home-made and spooky. I would love to hear about your Halloween costumes too. 

All you need to do for a chance of winning is to follow my blog and write a comment below telling me about your best hand-made Halloween outfit (for yourself or somebody else). Please leave an e-mail address in the comments so I can contact you if you win. I am happy to post internationally too.

I will choose the best costume on Sunday 6th November.

Here is what you could win:

Halloween Treats:
  • 2.5 metres of red spotty cotton
  • 2.5 metres of dark blue acetate / polyester lining
  • 3 vintage fabric flower corsages
  • Cath Kidston tape measure (new with tags)
  • Cath Kidston pins tin (never used with un-opened packet of pins inside)
  • 3 vintage zips (dark pink 18cm, blue 20cm, light pink 23cm)
  • Bag of assorted buttons
  • Bag of assorted beads from the Beadery
  • Threadcount Pattern 5-in-1 Wardrobe Builder (sizes 6-14)
  • Vintage Style Pattern 3957 (size 18, bust 40)
  • Burda Style Pattern 6914 (sizes Eur 34-46)
  • Cotton & Chalk Pattern Rosie Dress (sizes 6-20)
  • Simply Sewing Pattern The Dasiy Dress (sizes 6-20)
  • Simply Sewing Pattern The Poppy Playsuit (sizes 8-22)

I will leave you with this rather fetching hand-made witches costume circa 1988.
Notice the red glitter spray stencilling on the cape, the knitted fingerless gloves, the tacky plastic bangles and beads. All together a very '80's witchy wonder-fest!


  1. Funny, I shared a post just the other day with the best of our families last minute costumes. My favourite ever is in there, it's the mad scientist for our youngest, it was so simple and he got into character so well. You can find it here, if you want to check it out: .I'm sure someone else will win this stash of goodies but just in case my email is !

    1. Julia, there are some fab costumes in there!
      The mad scientist is a good one but I think my favourite is the Zombie as the make-up is so realistic and gory. Thanks for entering the competition, Caroline

  2. I love dress up costumes. My favourite have been for other people though. Stuart as a skeleton. And a dead soldier. Fun. The boys want to dress as zombies on Monday!

    1. I'm loving the sound of the dead soldier costume! Zombies are always a fun halloween outfit - and fairly cheap for a DIY job.

  3. Oh gosh I am rubbish at costumes so I shall just comment for fun, but I did make a cool birthday costume for a friend. Super ted with a peel off outer teddy layer to reveal super ted! It was awesome but not spooky! ;-) xxx

    1. A peel off super-ted outfit really does sound awesome! I wish I could see some photos Marilla x