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:
- 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!