Thursday, April 14, 2016

Giveaway time - Swedish Tracing Paper and Makers Workbook

I am really excited to have teamed up with www.swedishtracingpaper.co.uk  to offer you this fabulous giveaway. They have kindly donated a roll of the amazing Swedish Tracing paper AND a Makers Workbook that one of you lucky sewists can win. I have also added in 2m of this fabulous Palette peached cotton poplin into the prize pot, lucky you!


If you haven't heard about just how fabulous Swedish tracing paper is don't just take my word for it, why not do a quick google search and you will find lots of rave reviews about this stuff. Softer than standard tracing paper, and harder to rip so it lasts longer. You can see through it easily enough to trace all details and marks without smudging! It can also be used to make a toile for your clothes before sewing. Sounds too good to be true huh? The makers workbook features pages of useful squared paper, forms for doodling and black charts to plan your next makes and organise your stash.

To enter this giveaway simply visit www.fabricgodmother.co.uk and browse our fabric and patterns and let me know in the comments below which fabric/ pattern comb you would add first to your Maker workbook.

Closing date is Thursday 21st April.
If you are reading this post in an email or on our website please visit fabricgodmother.blogspot.co.uk to leave your comment.
One entry per person.







Good luck and Happy sewing xxx

112 comments:

  1. Ooh what a fabulous give away. I would definitely add the Closet Case Ginger Jeans to my makers workbook. In the gorgeous 2 Tone Stretch Denim - Blue & Grey! I have been dying to make jeans, but too nervous to take the leap, I think it's time!

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  2. I'm dying to make a Sew Over It Betty dress. and I've my eye on your marching flamingos fabric for it! Beaut! :)

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  3. Ooh exciting opportunity! I would love to use this amazing Betty cotton Lawn http://www.fabricgodmother.co.uk/betty-cotton-lawn-white/ to make up a Victory Patterns Roxanne blouse, a perfect loose and cool shirt for summer (when it's finally here:)

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  4. This gorgeous tulip fabric: http://www.fabricgodmother.co.uk/tulippe-stretch-cotton-sateen-white/
    To make this amazing dress: http://www.fabricgodmother.co.uk/sew-over-it-vintage-shirt-dress-intermediate/
    Roll on summer!

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  5. Hi. I would add the Rosa Cotton Stretch Sateen in White. Gorgeous.

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  6. Great giveaway! The first pattern I would add to my Maker Workbook is the Closet Case Clare Coat. Wrong weather for it I know, but it takes me ages to finish a project, so I should be done in time for the cold weather!

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  7. I would use the indigo stretch denimin first to my maker workbook. I've always wanted to experiment with a denimin and i feel a stretch denimin is perfect to start with!I also love the dark blue colour which will allow me to accessorize to my hearts desire with any other colours and or accessories so that is a bonus.

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  8. Tilly & the Buttons Mathilde Blouse in Bloom Viscose - Yellow

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  9. I would use the indigo stretch denimin first to my maker workbook. I've always wanted to experiment with a denimin and i feel a stretch denimin is perfect to start with!I also love the dark blue colour which will allow me to accessorize to my hearts desire with any other colours and or accessories so that is a bonus.

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  10. Tilly & the Buttons Mathilde Blouse in Bloom Viscose - Yellow

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  11. Ooo, exciting! I've been wanting to try swedish tracing paper for ages. My first choice would definitely be the Sewaholic Granville shirt in the lovely Atelier Brunette abstract pink cotton. It would be great to be able to muslin this in the tracing paper before cutting into such beautiful fabric.

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  12. I'd love to add the Coco Check Boucle Suiting - Sky. It would make a lovely summer dress.

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  13. I'd have to go for the Sheath Dress and the gorgeous Amsterdam cotton, which I adore

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  14. I'd go for the Macaron Dress pattern and use an indigo linen with a white contrasting linen/cotton mix top :)

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  15. For me it would be the pattern" Tilly and the buttons " coco dress , with magenta fabric and for the contrasting pockets in the sky fabric
    Lovely for the summer

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  16. I would like to make the Kim Dress in Ahoy Cotton Sky.

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  17. Thank you Fabric Godmother for offering the chance of making our wishes come true with this fab giveaway! My fabric and pattern combo are the cotton and linen mix in loganberry, and the Eliza M Hop & Swing Pants. Good luck everyone!

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  18. Hi Josie, what a fantastic giveaway. I would actually use this exact fabric and make a Grainline Studio Alder Shirt dress. I have made a few of them now, and can vouch for how comfy they are while still being stylish. It's a awesome pattern that really shows off the beauty of the fabric, and can be worn on its own in the spring/summer or teamed up with leggings in the cooler months.
    Regards Nicola X.

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  19. How fab! That Maker book looks like a great way to keep myself on track when it comes to sewing projects.
    My combo would be
    http://www.fabricgodmother.co.uk/flute-cotton-black/
    http://www.fabricgodmother.co.uk/jasmine-blouse-beginnner/

    A retro inspired blouse for spring!

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  20. I'd make a Colette Hawthorne dress in silver linen! Imagine it.....

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  21. I would use the Bettine pattern with the Rochino cotton voile in blue, it is ideal for relaxed summer days

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  22. I would use the Bettine dress pattern with the Rochino cotton voile, it would perfect for relaxed summer days

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  23. Oh, i woulf do the Kielo wrap dress in Papilon silk, this print is awesome! Thank you for the giveaway.

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  24. Ever since I saw Lladybird's gorgeous BHL Hollie and Tania culottes jumpsuit (https://lladybird.com/2014/09/03/completed-a-jumpsuit-of-sorts/) I've longed to make a jumpsuit using the Tania culottes! I dream of a jumpsuit with BHL's Kim bodice and some floaty culottes on the bottom. It would be my first pattern mash-up so Swedish tracing paper and a Maker's Workbook would be so useful for figuring this out. I think the Bye Bye Birdie fabric would be cute for this but I recently bought some plain white cotton lawn and Jules Cotton Lawn - Orange (which is divine!) from Fabric Godmother and I think a two-tone jumpsuit might be in order!

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  25. What would go first in the notebook? So many possibilities, so little time... The rising sap in the trees and more sunlight makes me want to break out the Ultimate Trousers pattern, and you've beaten me to fabric choice (that lovely colourful abstract cotton print 'Portia').

    But first in the notebook and out with the tracing paper would more likely be Marilla Walker's Rose jacket in one of the bi-coloured denims. Blue and grey, perhaps, or maybe revert to my old favorite dark indigo denim, aka navy blue.

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  26. Oooooh What a lovely give-away...
    I've just received some lovely rosa stretch cotton sateen from you which I will probably turn into a colette macaron, and then I got some Roma Jersey in Aqua to be a Cardigan to wear with it (those two fabrics were born to be together)...The jersey is so lovely that I also want to get some in Royal blue to become a Coette Moneta...Then I want some Dana Linen Viscose - I see a jacket in the Navy or a shift dress in the Black... I just need to decide which colour to get....See I've nearly filled the book up all ready! Becky x

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  27. I would make the Avid seamstress city trousers in your lovely coral print Wilde Cotton Twill. Something bold, bright and springlike!

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  28. What a lovely giveaway ! I have been wanting to try the Ultimate shift dress and think it would make a great summer dress in your Citie digital print. Thanks :)

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  29. I am just looking at this fabulous Palette Peached Poplin Cotton and think it would make an awesome Victoria Blazer by BHL. I just got the pattern and have been looking for fabric inspiration to make it. :) I am also drooling over your Cotton & Linen mix - Hyacinth to go with the Grainline studio Maritime shorts. Such lovely fabrics in your store!!!

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  30. I live by the sea so for smart promenading along the prom ... Gather Mortmain, sleeveless in Ahoy cotton in Navy. Topped with a little cardi in navy, red or white. Skirt might be lined to prevent knicker flashing 😳 It's breezy where I live!

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  31. Wow, very generous of you!

    For me it would definitely be the Ginger Jeans by Closet Case, using your 8oz indigo demin. Have never attempted jeans before but I imagine I would need Swedish tracing paper to adjust for, ahem, the size of my derriere!!
    My email address is lizzie.g.page at gmail.com

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  32. Very keen to try this tracing paper!

    I'd make a Colette Dahlia dress using the Ramone Linen & Viscose to add to my Maker workbook.

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  33. The Bye Bye Birdie cotton in Blue Jean to make a By Hand London Flora dress for my brother in law's wedding in Greece in July. Need something lovely light and floaty for the heat.

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  34. way too much choice, but top three: A Bettina in the Azabe Viscose; a Linden in the Chomp jersey; and either Lakeside or Fifi pjs in Annette cotton voile - some lovely new additions!

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  35. Too much choice! But top three: a Bettina dress in azabe viscose; a linden sweatshirt in the chomp terry jersey; and a fifi or lakeside pjs set in the annette cotton voile! Some great new additions...

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  36. Oooh, looks like magic! I grew up in Poland, we could borrow a neighbour's Burda magazines to cut out patterns. there was no suitable tracing paper in Poland then (60s and 70s), we used someting similar to greaseproof paper, in fact it was a pile of breakfast bags glued together...then I came to live in the UK (1979), with my sewing machine, my husband bought me a reconditioned singer 510 (I think) - in 179 he paid £80!!
    and I used kitchen greaseproof paper to trace patterns. with mixed success...so this stuff really does look like magic.

    as for pattern and fabric - weeeellll, in 1974 I was young, carefree and very much in love. After a fabulous holiday, the first thing I did when I got home was to ...make a dress - a shirtwaister, very short (of course), made from some old piece of cotton/viscose, navy with tiny polkadots. The collar (which I rounded up into a Peter Pan collar) was white pique and I found my Mum's narrow white belt. I made the dress in one day and wore it to death. Friends said I looked lovely in it - I think I was soooo happy then that it shone through.

    For about 30 odd years I have been trying to recreate the dress, with time I've decided that it could be any fabric as long as it was blue/navy. But I was in search of the best choice of patterns.
    I think...I really think I have found the combo:
    http://www.fabricgodmother.co.uk/richard-linen-chambray-blue/
    and
    http://www.fabricgodmother.co.uk/sew-over-it-vintage-shirt-dress-intermediate/.
    probably with navy buttons.
    OR possibly
    http://www.fabricgodmother.co.uk/colette-hawthorn-dress-blouse-intermediate/
    or mix the two dresses up a bit :)

    p.s. The love lasted only till Spring, he broke my heart, but I have always had a soft spot for the dress (maybe I should have thrown it away, together with the things that reminded me of THAT boy, but I couldn't as it really was a lovely dress.) and - as I said - I wore it till it was unwearable...now I need a grown-up version:)

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  37. I'd add the Sewaholic Oakridge Blouse and the Charmaine Crepe in charcoal #eek

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  38. I would def have a go at Colette Patterns - Dahlia Dress with Lena Spot Cotton Poplin - Navy never had a polka dot dress before and i love the gathered detail on this pattern too. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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  39. I'd go with Colette's Dahlia dress in the Carla cotton polka dot twill (red)... Keep meaning to buy the pattern and reckon it would look gorgeous in a daring bright red fabric!

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  40. I would love to make Eliza M's The Daisy Dress for a summer fayre with Tui-Pohutakawa Bird Print cotton. Just Devine!

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  41. I would use the tulippe stretch cotton sateen in white to make a sewholic cambie dress

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  42. Would have to be the Premier crepe in red and the Sew Over It 1940s Tea dress. X

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  43. What a fantastic give away! I have been lusting after the makers workbook for quite some time.
    Well I would choose the Atilier Brunette fabric 'Like a cotton dandy' to make a Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress.
    Fingers crossed 👗

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  44. I hadn't heard of Swedish tracing paper - of course I need some now! :D The first fabric/pattern combination I would add to my maker's workbook would be the Colette Laurel dress (which I've been meaning to make for AGES) in the Swallow cotton poplin in navy.

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  45. I'd love to make the Sew Liberated Brynna Dress in Bye Bye Birdie Cotton -terracotta :) xx

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  46. I would Make the daydress with the fabric..

    Its a super give away.

    Regards Lis

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  47. I would like to make the Grainline Studio Alder Shirtdress in the blue Richard Linen Chambray

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  48. I would make a grain line archer shirt in teal premier crepe. I hope I'm lucky! Vanda x

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  49. The sewaholic Rae skirt in the pear cotton twill in blue!

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  50. I'd be adding the combo of Ginger jeans and the stretch denim with modal in indigo/black - I really want to make these but with the flared leg (skinny jeans are not my thing!)

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  51. What a wonderful giveaway! My first combo in the workbook would be the gorgeous Bloom linen, in the yellow, for either the AS day dress or Collette's Laurel.

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  52. I've been wanting to try Swedish tracing paper so this giveaway sounds great! I've got the Carolyn pyjamas on my mental list of possible future projects, and I think your Petite patisserie cotton would make a cute version! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  53. This is easy as I've already got this on my wish list - it's the Elluson Viscose with a Sew Over It Pussy Bow Bouse! I've been considering the Swedish tracing paper for a while but haven't yet dared try it! Sounds almost perfect!

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  54. Ooh so much to pick from but my first choice would be the Sewaholic Harwood dress made from the Faces cotton.

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  55. Oooh so much to pick from but my first choice would be the Sewaholic Harwood dress made with the Faces cotton.

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  57. Wow 😍 I'd love to try the Cashmerette Appleton dress pattern with the red laybird jersey material!

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  58. What a great give away! I'd add the combo of jeans and the stretch denim in indigo/black.

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  59. Hello Godmother!
    That workbook looks amazing - at the moment I use a cheapo notebook from Tesco and would love to upgrade! I've just had a great time perusing the website and think the Portia Stretch Sateen would be perfect for a Grainline Morris blazer.
    Best wishes xx

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  60. The workbook is great for keeping all your ideas & notes together. The first thing I'd add is Colette Clover Pants in Jeanette Stretch Denim as I haven't tackled trousers yet so think these look a great shape to start with

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  61. My first entry would be the Closet Case Ginger jeans pattern made using the 8oz washed indigo denim.

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  62. My first entry would be The avid seamstress day dress pattern and the fabric would be cotton and linen mix in loganberry. I think this would be a very useful day or occasion dress.

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  63. So hard to choose. I think I would try Named Jamie Jeans (Intermediate) in raw denim or grey denim. Great prize!

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  64. In preparation for summer I'd make a darling ranges dress in halo viscose

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  65. I've seen loads of people rave about Swedish tracing paper, but have never used it. I'd love my next make to be either slim jeans like the named Jamie Jeans or the Morris blazer, either in the tullippe cotton sateen. Or I could just make another Kielo wrap dress

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  66. a super giveaway I love Swedish tracing paper. I would make sewaholic Davie Dress in the Navy pin spot viscose jersey

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  67. I would love to try the Swedish tracing paper. The pattern I would choose would be Sew over it's Ultimate shift dress and I would like to make it up in the Tramonto viscose jersey in browns. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  68. Wow, lovely giveaway! I would use the Isabella wool and viscose jersey in claret to make a Named Olivia dress.

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  69. I think the Carolyn pyjamas would look amazing in the navy Ahoy cotton :) x

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  70. I've always been a fan of Named. I would probably try and tackle the Ailalli Jumpsuit, but with a fully flared trouser leg! Fabric wise, I always love the feel of Viscose. Might try the Metallic Denim Jersey in order to add some sparkle to my day to day!

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  71. I'd love to try the Morris Blazer in a grey ponte roma jersey

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  72. I'd love the laser cut yellow scuba, with something liked the named Imari tee. The sun may not be out but this would definitely brighten a dull day!

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  73. I'd use black or slate ponte to make a take on the by hand London Sophia dress especially for nursing. Sans collar and sleeves for spring. A workhorse garment.

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  74. I am really excited about this giveaway as it is such a brilliant prize. I would choose the very lovely and fresh looking Tulippe Stretch Cotton Sateen - White which I really love, The extra stetch means it would have comfortable wearability and would look fab as the Sewaholic Oakridge Blouse which is so versatile and classic. Do hope I'm lucky!!!!!!

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  75. I would have to go for the Deborah crepe in Navy and White to make the Colette crepe dress. It would be really summery and fresh :)

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  76. I would really like to try a new look, and I think that look could be the Named Lexi A-line Dress in the Grange Cotton and Wool - it would be so exciting to embark on a total makeover, with your help! Thanks.

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  77. I would choose the red Ahoy cotton to make the Colette Hazel dress - super cute!

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  78. Oh my - what a giveaway!

    I've already got my sights on your lush navy crepe to make a sew over it shift dress, but that poplin would make an excellent day dress.

    The workbook looks ace too. I'm aiming get to sew the perfect capsule wardrobe, so it would really help with the planning!

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  79. I would love to make The Avid Seamstress city trousers in the yellow/black stretch denim. Fingers crossed xxx

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  80. I would love make a Nettie Dress in Alana floral jersey! This is a very exciting giveaway!!!

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  81. Beautiful fabrics! I'm in the U.S., hope the contest includes us!

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  82. I would make Colette Clover trousers in the white tulippe stretch cotton. Think it would like a bit wow!

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  83. I think I'd use the Charmaine Crepe - Charcoal to make an Inari dress by named patterns. I think the pattern would look great in a dress without too many lines to break it up

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  84. Such an amazing choice of fabrics and patterns :) but in the end the thought of warm summer days in Cornwall on the beach (it will be warm and sunny or else!!!) has swung me towards the Sew Liberated Aida Top in the fabulous Betty Cotton Lawn in white as my first choice to add to my Makers Workbook. Love this fabric :)

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  85. I'd like to make something with the silver metallic linen. Possibly a pair of sew over it ultimate trousers or may be the ultimate pencil skirt.

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  86. I would make the Sew Over It Vintage Shirt Dress in Ellison viscose blue

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  87. I have wanted to make Grainline Studio's Tiny Pocket T shirt for ages and Papillon Silk Multi would be perfect.

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  88. I just love chambray, so I would go for a Richard Linen Violet Chambray for sure!

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  89. I would add the Closet Case Carolyn pyjamas pattern and make them up in the luxurious Fiori Rosa silk in pink and cream. I've always hankered after making a pair of dead gorgeous silk PJ's.

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  90. Fab giveaway! I'd chose the BHL Kim pattern, as I'd love to try the bodice out from it. As for fabric, I love the colours in the Hermione peachskin multi.

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  91. I'd chose Tilly and the buttons Agnes top with Billy Stripe Ponte Roma Jersey - Black & White....a classic :-)

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  93. Such an exciting giveaway! It would have to be the BHL Kim dress in the pink Betty cotton lawn. Summer needs this dress and that fabric!

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  94. Oh what a fabulous giveaway!My choice would be The Avid The Avid Seamstress The Day Dress with the Petra Linen and Cotton Mix - Grey as the fabric would compliment the clean lines of this versatile dress
    Ahrabella Lewis

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  95. I'd add the Grainline Studio lark tee with the Isabella wool and viscose jersey in French navy.

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  96. It would have to be a Sewaholic Belcarra blouse made of the lovely Rocinha Digital Print Cotton Voile in blue - perfect for the Spring!

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  97. I love the Betty Cotton Lawn fabric, and would look amazing as a summer dress. I think I'd keep it simple with Tilly & The Buttons Bettine Dress.

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  98. I have wanted to try swedish tracing paper for a while now! I would chose Megan Nielsen Brumby Skirt (Beginner) with Coco Boucle Suiting - Aqua, I think it would look Gorg!

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  99. I love the olive metallic linen; favorite fabric in my favorite color! I think Eliza M Hop & Swing Pants would be gorg!

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  100. Spring makes me want to go all floral and I would pick the Giungla Viscose - Multi and make a Bettine dress from Tilly and the Buttons.

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  101. I'd love to try the Tilly and the Buttons Bettine dress, having seen many beautiful versions online. Maybe in the Craze Digital Print Cotton Voile in blue and gold, or else in a Bye Bye Birdie cotton.

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  102. I would love to try the Colette Crepe Dress in the Swallow Cotton Poplin Fabric in White. I think it would make a fantastic summer evening dress for my summer trip travelling around Spain and Portugal!

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  103. I've heard so many glorious things about Swedish Tracing paper! I would love to make the Grainline Studio Alder shirtdress out of the Bloom Linen & Viscose - Yellow. I think it would be perfect for Spring!

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  104. I would love the Kimono Cotton Poplin - Blue & Gold fabric to make into Bettine dress from Tilly and the Buttons

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  105. I would choose the victory patterns Ava dress and blouse and use the birds in paradise midnight fabric. Lovely

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  106. I would use the gorgeous Ellison viscose blue for a sweet Eliza M Gypsy Jane top

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  107. Hello! I would make the Sewaholic Davie Dress with the Amore Linen & Viscose in Sage!

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  108. What an excellent giveaway! Decisions, decisions...I think I'd add the Closet Case Files Carolyn Pyjamas to my workbook and some of the Bye Bye Birdie Cotton, either in Blue Jean or Gold!

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  109. It's hard to choose but I think I'd go for the Megan Nielsen Brumby skirt in the two tone indigo and red denim.

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  110. It's hard to choose but I think I'd go for the Megan Nielsen Brumby skirt in the two tone indigo and red denim.

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  111. I've had my eye n the Kendal linen and viscose mustard for a Brumby skirt. I've a stash of fabric godmother fabrics to organise so hope I win!

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  112. I already have on my list a Morris Blazer with black cotton sateen and black Roma jersey for the sleeves (classic but easy to wear). I would love to sew a Pendrell Blouse into the tulip poplin, and I would probably have enough fabric to sew a dress for my niece.

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