New Blog Design!

new layoutIf you’ve been following this blog for a while, you probably noticed that there are some significant changes to the blog’s design! This Blog Is Not For You got a whole new look last night!

The Mr and I have been working on the new layout for the past couple of weeks and I’m super happy to launch it just after my fourth blog anniversary two weeks ago! Reaching this milestone, this blog deserved a little makeover. I really, really hope you love it as much as I do.

I finally had to say goodbye to the hand-drawn header to make way for a much more modern, cleaner look. There have only been minimal changes to the structure, so you should find your way around this blog quite easily.

It takes a little while for all the minor changes to be implemented, so some photos might still look a bit off for the next few days. I am working on making sure that everything is looking right, so do bear with me.

Things might look a bit funny in some of the old posts, I won’t be able to edit all of them!  The recent and new content should be fine. If you spot anything that doesn’t look right or doesn’t seem to be working, please give me a shout!

xx

Charlie


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Happy Birthday, This blog is not for you!

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Just a quick post to let you know I’m celebrating my 4th blog anniversary today! This blog baby has grown up fast! There are some exciting projects and surprises coming up this next year and I can’t wait to share them with you guys. (And there’s a new autumn pattern on the way!)

Thank you all so much for sticking with me and following this journey – you’re absolutely, mind-blowingly fabulous, everyone! xx

There will be a little giveaway this week, so keep your eyes peeled and make sure to pop back in and leave an entry!

xx

Charlie


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Blog Anniversary & A Giveaway [CLOSED]

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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:

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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! 

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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 averagepony.com.

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

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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

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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 Thisblogisnotforyou.com 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.

THANK YOU ALL & GOOD LUCK!

Charlie
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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.