Sew Grateful Giveaway [CLOSED]

jiffy apron simplicity 5763 1964

Thanks as always to Debi of My Happy Sewing Place for hosting Sew Grateful week. To celebrate, I’m starting the week off with a giveaway of 3 patterns! First up is this cute Jiffy Apron pattern from Simplicity 5763 published in 1964. Size miss medium, it’s for bust 34-36, waist 26-28, hip 36-38, although it’s such a simple shape, it would be a breeze to grade up or down or just loosen or cinch the waist belt. It’s so retro with the 60’s styling, but it’s such a staple it could be made modern. “Easy-cut/Easy-sew”. I promise to toss in a few other vintage sewing goodies with this pattern. Second, I have a modern Simplicity 2187. There’s an oversized top for stretch knits as well as a dress and jumpsuit suitable for stretch knits and lightweight wovens. I bought it for the jumpsuit, but the more I stare at the …


Sew Grateful For Mom Blouse

mom closeup in hippy blouse

 My sew grateful project is for my mom. Who better to show my appreciation than the woman who sewed my clothes as a kid, let me raid her fabric stash when I decided I wanted to start sewing as a tween, and taught me how to read a pattern and do things right when I finally had the patience to ask for help as a teenager.


Why I am Sew Grateful


I am sew grateful because sewing brings me great happiness. Sewing is more than a hobby for me. It is a creative and intellectual pursuit and brings me great peace and happiness. I am sew grateful because sewing brings me closer to my mother. My mom sewed a lot of my clothing for me when I was a child and she has since become an amazing quilter. Having a shared interest brings us closer, allows us appreciate and understand each other’s successes and stresses. I am sew grateful because sewing brings me closer to history. Long considered women’s work, home sewing has experienced a revival and a reclamation of the skill as something of value and pride. I appreciate what it can teach me about the past and the pride that I can be a part of carrying it into the future. I am sew grateful because sewing is something …


Sew Grateful Giveaway

I’m excited to announce a giveaway as part of a the Sew Grateful week. The winner will get 10 yards of fabric of their choice from my stash! I’ve listed all of my fabric with description and yardage on a recent blog post. The winner can email me with a list of fabrics they would like (with a couple of backup choices in case they’ve chosen one of the few fabrics I can’t part with) and I’ll send them 10 yards of fabric! Giveaway ends this Saturday, February 9th.