Two In, Two Out: A Giveaway !

I bought some new fabric this morning to make the cape I've been talking about for ages (I'll show you later) and also snuck in some other fabric to make yet another Charlotte Skirt, but with all the recent discussion about sustainability, including this thought provoking article by Zoe I decided the only way the new fabric was going into the cupboard was if something came out.  So two in, two out.

Here's what's leaving the stash cupboard:  Two gorgeous pieces of stretch fabric.  I can't tell you exactly the nature of these pieces but they are beautiful quality and I only bought them last year when I thought stretch and I could be friends

The first piece is 140cm x 120 cm and is quite thin and would make a lovely tshirt . 
 The second piece is 150cm x 140cm and is thicker than the above jersey with a built in crinkle effect.  I think this would look great as a Briar or as a tank dress.
So if you think these pieces of fabric might be your thing, leave me a comment saying which one - or both you would like and I'll draw the winners on the 10th May.

Oh and of course I'll ship worldwide.

22 comments:

  1. Hi Kirsty, I think both fabrics are lovely. I have a pattern for a maxi dress on its way to me which would like great made up on the bottom fabric, but I do have a thing for stripes (obsession?).

    I look forward to seeing your new purchases made up as their finished garment.

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  2. katherine.peterMay 4, 2013 at 3:33 PM

    Oh that is harsh! I don't think I could follow suit, emptying my stash whenever I added to it...

    I really like the stripy fabric, so please include me in your draw. Cheers, K

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  3. They're both nice pieces of fabric, but I think I slightly prefer the first one so could I be put in the draw for that one please.

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  4. Giveaway? Cool! I haven't started working with knits yet, this could be a good reason to start. I think I like the first one best. Crossing my fingers for the win

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  5. I'm really excited that you're going to make a cape! I've been thinking about making one too next fall, so I'm glad you're going to forge the way.



    Love your giveaway too - I really love that striped fabric, and would love to enter for that if you're willing to ship to the US :-)

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  6. Gabrielle (UpSewLate)May 4, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Ooh I really like both of these knits - can you please enter me for both? I do try to make t-shirts and knit clothes for myself to date they've been kind of plain - I have a really hard time finding interesting knits!


    Zoe's post was great, wasn't it... she certainly got me thinking too. A different aspect of sustainability, but I always wonder when I hand things on to the second hand shop whether they'll be wanted by anyone or whether they'll end up in landfill, so I'm going to try to do more in-house fabric recycling (more sewing) instead.

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  7. Of course you can go in for both. What a good idea about more in house recycling!

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  8. Consider yourself in and eeek, no pressure for me to get on with the cape!

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  9. Well, stretchies and me, we aren't really that close, but that's not to say you couldn't be friends. Consider yourself in the draw!

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  10. Clearly great minds!! I think it would look stunning in a simple dress.. and just in time for your summer.. if you win of course :)

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  11. It would be hard wouldn't it. I'm not sure I can continue this way, but it would be a good thing to try and do.. either that or use up something :)

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  12. I'll put you in for both - then you never know which will come in. I have an obsession for stripes so you are in good company

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  13. I was changing my closet over for the seasons this morning and pulled aside some dresses that I really should re-make into tops or skirts (inspired by Zoe's post as well). I'm promised a serger for Mother's Day :) and I just happen to have the Mission Maxi pattern. Also the Briar pattern (as well as the Kelly) should be in my mailbox this week. I love the second crinkle fabric. Since I'm in the US I would gladly pay shipping if I won. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  14. Wow, they are both great but I really like the crinkly texture of the second one, so would you put me in for that one? Zo's post inspired me to refashion one item a week in my closet until it is all wearable!

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  15. Hi Kirsty,

    I'm not entering your giveaway because lord knows I have enough fabric and couldn't justify the postage across the globe if I won, but I wanted to say how impressed I am with your 'one-in, one-out' formular! An ace way to keep on top of a stash, which as we know can escalate all too easily!Plus thanks for the link. All the best, Zoe x

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  16. The fabric in the first one is great- brighten up these blustery, wet days we are having in Auckland. I read Zoe's post and it made me get stuck into my UFO pile. I tend to buy about 50-60% of my fabric from op shops so next on my list is refashioning, something i did a lot when I was younger but have let slip in the last few years.

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  17. What a great idea. I think the first fabric will definitely brighten up a blustery day!

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  18. Thanks Zoe. I'll try to keep it up :) I think your article has got lots of peeps talking and thinking and hopefully doing.

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  19. Good luck with your refashioning. Can't wait to see the results !

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  20. Wow! I just started sewing knits so I would love to win any of the 2 fabrics. We don't get that much variety when shopping for knits here in Singapore (or I'm not looking hard enough) :)

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  21. Here it is!! I totally missed this post! I'm so sorry. Yeah!

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