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Vintage sewing pattern giveaway at The Vintage Home Sewist

Do you feel like snagging yourself a whole bundle of vintage sewing patterns?

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Well, Bessie from The Vintage Home Sewist has a giveaway running at the moment with a prize of not one, not two, but three $50 credits to her vintage pattern store.


I know…it’s a fabulous giveaway, right?

Why not hop right over there, right now, and throw your hat in the ring.

All images are shamelessly pilfered from The Vintage Home Sewist.  I cannot tell you how much I love that bottom pattern, even if I would have to grade the bejeezus out of it!

Vintage by the sea

I’m always amazed that someone other than my family reads this blog.

I was thrilled when Simplicity contacted me to do the review (there’s still time to enter the giveaway, don’t forget) and last week I was delighted to receive an email telling me about an event happening on the 14th September.

The Vintage Festival takes a one day trip to Morecambe to help celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the iconic art deco hotel , The Midland.

If you’re not familiar with The Midland


it’s a beautiful Art Deco hotel on the North West coast, which has recently been restored and in it’s heyday was

a favourite haunt of celebrities such as Coco Chanel, Sir Laurence Olivier and Noel Coward, along with many of the actors and musicians performing at The Winter Gardens. Today it stands restored to the glory as the jewel in the crown of the British coast.

It’s the kind of place you expect to bump into Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings.


Personally, I’m thrilled that Wayne Hemingway has decided to hold this festival. Morecambe is a typically English seaside resort that has faded over the years. Events of this type help to bring a new lease of live to the area, and to put Morecambe back on the map.

The Festival sounds like it’s going to be a great day out – shopping, vintage hair and make-up , creative workshops, a food market and beautiful classic cars.

The fair is on from 11 – 6pm and entry to the main event is free, although you can also stay for a vintage dinner in The Rotunda!  Oh my, the glamour.

I’m really grateful to Rachel for bringing this event to my attention.  I’m surely going to do my best to get there…I’ve always wanted to visit The Midland and this is my kind of day out!

Friday Freebie of Awesomeness

I know, it’s Thursday here in the UK…but time differences are at play folks.

And trust me, if you like vintage patterns and vintage sewing books you are going to be so grateful.

Not to me.

No, to the wonderful Perfect Nose, and her perfect IT skills.

Click image to go see for yourself

I swear you’ll get nothing done for the rest of the day!  And you won’t care!