Blog Anniversary & A Giveaway [CLOSED]

2nd blog anniversary

Woah! My blog turns two today! Has it really only been two years?

It feels like it is such a long time ago that I sat on my bed with a cup of coffee, laptop on my knees, setting up this blog. Much has changed in these two years and the blog has become quite a big part of my life. It has fuelled my sewing fever ever since I blogged about my first make. The first year had its ups and downs and I even thought about quitting at times, because uni (and later my job) were keeping me so busy.

I am so glad that I kept on going because this year has just been wonderful! I have met so many great people and went to so many fun sewing and blogging events. April was a special month as I officially registered the blog as a business so I could start selling my own patterns.

The blog keeps growing steadily and sometimes I look back in disbelief – when I started the blog I never thought others (apart from my family) would ever read what I wrote.

So here’s my THANK YOU for all you guys out there that pop by this blog regularly, leave lovely comments and contribute to keeping the blog alive and growing!

I have two bundles of goodies to give away to two lucky winners. Each bundle includes: a download link for my PDF patterns the Hepburn Dress and the Hepburn Skirt, washi tape and jewelry courtesy of Average Pony DIY and 3 vintage sewing patterns:

pattern giveaway

giveaway thisblogisnotforyou.comThe lovely Maren, mastermind behind Average Pony DIY, decided to throw in some really great goodies! Each bundle will include one roll of washi tape “made with ♥” (Check out more of the gorgeous washi tape she offers in her shop here!), a sewing machine charm and a necklace with a sewing machine medallion! Yes! THIS COULD BE YOURS! 


Btw, if you see something in Average Pony’s shop and you’re not sure about ordering stuff from a German website, feel free to pop her a quick email. For those of you who are keen on reading a German blog, check out

And last but not least I’ll throw in these vintage sewing pattern bundles, consisting of two dress and one jacket pattern each. I got these from the Mr.’s gandma who was a keen seamstress when she was younger. The patterns are quite rare, as they’re from former East Germany/DDR (GDR), published by “Verlag für die Frau” who published the sewing pattern brand “Neue Modelle” mainly in the 1980’s. The patterns I picked for you are in their original packaging and uncut and unopened.

They’re in German but look easy enough to be tackled by someone who doesn’t know a word German. Let’s have a look!

Pattern Bundle A

pattern giveaway

Aww, I love these 80’s illustrations. I tried to pick patterns which aren’t too 80’s and could be easily transformed into something more modern. Bundle A includes:

  1. A pleated shirt dress (bust sizes = 84cm & 90cm)
  2. A v-neck summer dress (bust sizes = 84cm, 90cm & 96cm)
  3. A jacket (bust sizes = 90cm, 96cm & 102cm)

Pattern Bundle B

pattern giveaway

Bundle B includes:

  1.  A maxi dress (bust sizes = 84cm, 90cm & 96cm)
  2. A summer dress with flared sleeves and buttoned up shoulder seams (bust sizes = 90cm, 96cm & 102cm)
  3. A jacket (includes skirt pattern, too) (bust sizes = 90cm & 96cm)

To enter the giveway:

Simple like Average Pony DIY on Facebook and follow on either Facebook, Bloglovin’, Twitter or Instagram or become an email follower (see sidebar). Leave a comment below (make sure you enter the right email address so I am able to contact you!) and state whether you’d prefer pattern bundle A or B.

The giveaway is open internationally and closes at midnight  (GMT) on Tuesday 30th September. The winners will be announced on this blog (and also will be notified via email) in the following week.



Please note: I will randomly select two winners from all comments posted before midnight on 30th September 2014 and the two winners will receive the prize described above. There is no cash alternative, and your prize is non-negotiable, and not refundable. If the prize isn’t claimed within one week of the winner being notified, I will randomly select another winner.


40 thoughts on “Blog Anniversary & A Giveaway [CLOSED]

  1. Congrats on your two years and thanks for a generous giveaway, either bundle would ok with me, a win would be nice but I’ll keep reading anyway 😉

  2. Congratulations! I am very happy you didn’t quit! I have enjoyed watching your blog evolve 🙂 I follow your blog through an rss reader, so I hope I am still eligible (I’d prefer bundle A)

  3. Congratulations on two years – I keep contemplating starting a blog but I just know I wouldn’t have the perseverance. I am a bit of a lurker but I do very much enjoy your blog. I would love pattern bundle A if I am lucky enough. No matter – I will continue reading your blog hopefully for many years to come!

  4. Happy blog birthday! I think I’m two in a few months as well… The years have rather flown by, in fact, not sure how 24 months of blog posting has gone so quickly!

  5. Happy Blogiversary and thanks for the giveaway, what a lovely selection of goodies in the bundle! I’d be very excited to have a go at your very chic patterns, and if I were a winner I’d go for Vintage Pattern Selection B.

  6. Happy 2 year anniversary!!! I have just recently discovered your blog and loved reading through each entry. I have just started sewing again after a long hiatus and being forced to sew my daughter’s wedding dress. So much for going and watching her try dresses on. LOL. Blogs like yours are such an inspiration, I am very grateful you didn’t quit!

  7. Happy Anniversary! And I’m so glad you kept blogging, otherwise we might not have met 🙂 this is a fantastic give away you are hosting and I can’t miss out the opportunity to enter, especially because I’m having my eyes on the jewellery for some time 🙂

  8. Happy anniversary! I only discovered your blog a few months ago – I am just taking baby steps on my sewing journey – blogs like yours give me inspiration and information. Thank you, please keep writing and please keep sewing! I like bundle two, though either would be lovely. 🙂

  9. Happy Blog Anniversary! And thanks for the giveaway – if I’m one of the lucky ones I’d prefer bundle B. I work as a German>English translator, so I’m thinking that sewing from one of the vintage patterns could almost be classed as CPD! Haha, maybe not, but it would definitely be interesting! (I’ve liked Average Pony DIY, and I already follow you on Bloglovin’ and Twitter)

  10. Hi, Congratulations on two years – I’ve only been going for two months and yours was one of the blogs which inspired me to have a go myself so thank you for that. If selected either bundle would be lovely.

  11. I admire your dedication to your blog, the diversity of the creativity in it congrats for the annyversery and the new pattern company!

  12. Congrats and happy anniversary! I for one am very glad you’ve kept your blog going 🙂 I’d love the first pattern bundle as I can see the middle summer dress becoming a wardrobe staple (I’m in Australia and summer doesn’t pull any punches here!)

  13. I have recently discovered your blog and really enjoy it, I have also purchased the Hepburn dress pattern and can’t wait to make it. I would love to win the giveaway, particularly Bundle B.

  14. Wow! Congratulations on your blogging anniversary! I understand the ‘lack of time’ problem completely!
    I’d love to win either bundle. Your offerings are fabulous! That little sewing machine is so cute!

  15. Congratulations! I love reading your blog, so hopefully you’ll have many more years to come!
    And what an awesome giveaway! The patterns in bundle B look amazing!

  16. Happy Anniversary! I would be happy with either bundle. My preference would be Bundle A. Thank you for the chance to win!

  17. Hi. I have just discovered your blog through seeing your Hepburn dress which is a style of pattern I have been searching for. Thanks! Would love to win either bundle!

  18. Happy anniversary, I have enjoyed following for a while now and find it really inspirational, we are a little more limited in New Zealand, so always enjoy seeing what is happening in the sewing world in blighty, although it’s getting better here. I would love either pattern bundle, but probably prefer pattern B

  19. Following Average Pony DIY on FB and you on Twitter :). Such a hard decision between the two bundles! I think I’m leaning towards A.

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