Giveaway winners!

Having my first giveaway was a ton of fun! I wish I could have given everyone a pattern, but I had to narrow it down to just two names. I used a random number generator and assigned the numbers to the comments.

First number randomly generated was #6, which was Megan’s entry.

Megan blogs over at the Green Violet and we first connected through Instagram. Here is Megan’s entry:

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I’m glad I can help her choose a pattern for the Curvy Sewing Collective’s wrapalong! 😀

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HAPPY DANCE!

The second number drawn was #11! That means a Gillian gets the Gillian wrap dress! Very fitting. Two Gillians entered the giveaway and I am pretty happy that at least one won the prize.

Gillian blogs at Crafting a Rainbow and I found her blog through the Toronto Sewcialists facebook group page.

Here is Gillian’s entry:

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Congrats to both Megan and Gillian! Enjoy Muse Pattern’s Gillian wrap dress!

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Let me know if you have any trouble receiving the email with the pdfs. 🙂

I can’t wait to see what you make!

For those who didn’t win, Muse Patterns is still contributing 100% of the profits for the Gillian wrap dress to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation until October 19 and they have a discount code still in place. Check out the announcement page for more details and snag a great pattern for a great cause!

Welcome to the Gillian Dress from Muse Patterns!! And a giveaway!

Muse Patterns created by the amazing Kat from Modern Vintage Cupcakes just released their second pattern today! It’s the Gillian wrap dress!

I had the wonderful opportunity to test the pattern in the past week and a bit. I received the pattern for free, but all my opinions and glee are my own.

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The pattern is made for lightweight stretch materials, such as merino wool, jersey, and other knit fabrics with stretch. This pattern has three variations: dress, top, and skirt. I chose to make the top in long sleeves for a lovely light fall cardigan.

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It’s definitely fall here in Canada! Obligatory leave-throwing shots!

I love this pattern! The above is the test pattern only and not the final product that was released. There were some changes made from the test pattern, but I have yet to try them out since it was released today. I will, though, because I adore this top and want to make the dress and the skirt and make the top again.

It’s perfect timing to release the pattern with the Curvy Sewing Collective Wrapalong happening. I really recommend this pattern. I’m reallllly busty (H cup….. :S) and it has amazing coverage with no need for a camisole underneath. The pattern can also easily fit above the largest size on their size chart, because of the wrap. The details with the shoulder yokes are just lovely and really quite flattering. The waistband also hits in my high waist and is flattering for an hourglass figure.

I’m in love with it and can’t gush more about it. It was also my first time testing a pattern and made me really appreciate the process. I was very attentive to the instructions unlike in other sewing. I tend to just look at the pictures and do my own thing, but here I really focused in on the instructions and made sure they made sense to me. I made notes and went slowly. As a result, I am extremely proud of the top. The topstitching details are almost perfectly sewn. It was probably the most pleasurable sewing experience I’ve had yet.

Along with the release, Kat is offering a discount this week of 15% off the pattern (code: GILLIANDRESS found here), as well as from now until October 19th giving 100% of the profits to the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation!

Because of this awesome gesture, I am buying up a couple of these patterns myself this week to giveaway to two lucky people!

How do you enter? Easily! Comment on this blog post with your email address and then on the 16th I will randomly draw 2 names and send them the pdf of the Gillian wrap dress.

It’s my first giveaway! But I couldn’t think of a better cause. Giving to breast cancer research AND giving to wonderful sewists. I can’t wait to see your Gillian dresses, tops, or skirts.

Join the giveaway and support breast cancer awareness.

UPDATE: Giveaway is now closed and two names have been drawn