Liberty fabric giveaway

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You may remember that during my last visit to London I bought this lovely Liberty fabric on the Goldhawk Road.

I think it’s cotton lawn.  It’s certainly not as weighty as the cotton I used for the Giverny dress.

Fast forward to today and The Husband and I were in the sewing loft together. He was clearing the filing cabinets (to make space for me to store my sewing patterns :-)), I was turning hems ready to sew.  We were listening to music and there may have been a glass of red wine involved too.

Lulled into a slightly mellow mood by the effects of the red wine this domesticity, I decided to take the plunge, go through the remaining stash of fabric, and ask his opinion/chat through my thoughts on what to sew each piece up into.  This isn’t as crazy as it seems…I really do value his opinion as he’s very honest.

All was well until I reached the above Liberty, which resulted in The Husband’s Patented Look of “WTF Are You Thinking?”.

Maybe sometimes he’s too honest!

The Look was closely followed by the question “was it expensive”?  This translates to “if it was cheap you won’t feel badly about setting fire to it in the garden”.

All of which tells me that even if I made this fabric into the most beautiful garment in the world, ever, I would know in my heart that he doesn’t really like it and, at the risk of sounding like a surrendered wife, I’d never wear it.

Which seems an unfitting option for such a lovely piece of fabric.

But my wardrobe’s loss is your gain.

This gorgeous fabric is up for grabs.

Just leave me a comment on this post if you’d like it. There are 2 metres.  If there’s more than one taker  I’ll draw names from a hat.  Cut off for this giveaway is 7pm on Friday 3rd August.

As always I’m happy to send this anywhere in the world.


18 Responses to Liberty fabric giveaway

  1. Due says:

    That fabric is gorgeous, love your blog x

  2. I think it’s fantastic and I do promise to give it a loving home.
    Thanks for the chance.
    shel704 at aol dot com

  3. Judy says:

    I would love to have the opportunity of making this into something. I had a strange double-take moment when you posted your “Giverney” dress, as I recently picked up a very large, elasticated- waisted skirt from a charity shop in the very same fabric. Didn’t realise it was Liberty though. Still deliberating over whether to make it into another skirt or a top… Your dress looked fab.

  4. Judy says:

    Sorry – not sure if you can see my email details. They are jmblurton@yahoo.co.uk

  5. KC says:

    It’s so sweet that you didn’t even consider ditching the man and keeping the beautiful fabric!

  6. Devon says:

    Ooh my gosh, this reminds me of the tree of Gondor from the Lord of the Rings! Would be lovely in a quilt

  7. Lisa says:

    That is truly a beautiful piece of fabric perfect for Summer ( should we ever get one)

  8. sewbusylizzy says:

    Really? It’s gorgeous and I think my husband would like it!

  9. Lakaribane says:

    I think my mother would love it. It was her bday yesterday (the 28th) but since she’s away, I still have time to find her something lovely. This fabric would be the icing on the cake. Please add my name and thank you for holding an international drawing.

  10. Oh wow that’s very lovely indeed, though please don’t include me in the giveaway – I think someone who will actually use it soon is better – I’m trying not to add to the stash again so soon. Trying being the operative word.

    Congrats on your brave stash tidy! I never ask JJ to help with fabric as he just can’t seem to visualise any made into garments. He gives me a hassled and thoroughly bemused look whenever ask his opinion, poor soul!

  11. tone says:

    I would love this beautiful fabric – and I know what I would use it for – my best friend’s 40th birthday present!

  12. omeebubu says:

    beautiful fabric!

  13. katy says:

    I’d love to be considered for your giveaway. I’m new to sewing, a new mum and a fellow northerner, living a little bit further north now in the land of the saltire. Hoping to add that lovely bit of liberty to my own small stash!

  14. Debra Lee says:

    I love it! Count me in.

  15. sue taylor says:

    I could make this into a lovely fitted dress to show off the fact that I am now 21/2 stone lighter than I was a year ago. I think its a stunning piece of fabric, count me in!

  16. stitchgirl78 says:

    Beautiful fabric, and so many possible projects to make with it. I’d love to win it, especially since your drawing happens to be on my birthday : )

  17. Lauren says:

    Ohhhh, gorgeous! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  18. Sharon says:

    I would SO happily wear that!

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