Made Up Winners

Made Up Meet Up CollageThe Made Up Meet Up went brilliantly yesterday. Lots of friends, patterns, drinks, food and a certain straw hat with over 90 folded up pieces of paper. Who would win the three prizes?

We shared the moment of revelation with a wider audience via Periscope – just. I hadn’t anticipated thick Victorian warehouse walls interfering with Internet access. I scrambled to stand next to the only window in our room and a new friend allowed me to log on through the 4G on her phone. By the skin of our teeth we shared the prize-drawing moment. 54 people tuned in live and another 60+ have replayed. The clip is only up for another few hours. Despite the dodgy connection, I now have a hunger to attempt a much better event broadcast with readers. What, oh what, will it be?

With no further ado, our winners are:

The Made Up tote bag went to Nicola in Yorkshire who emailed me with her make half an hour before the deadline closed. Phewee!

The Quadrille books went to Bridget who sewed an Archer shirt – the first she’s ever sewn.

And the grand prize went to Emma who says she never wins anything. That’s changed! You can see a film montage of her winning dress here.

Thanks to everyone for taking part. I shall spend today perusing some of the makes that were emailed to me. Other than that? I’m doing nothing at all.

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16 Responses to Made Up Winners

  1. Thimberlina says:

    A worthy winner, her first dress!! She’ll definitely have the sewing bug now. Thanks for organising everything – raising all the money & bringing all us sewers together! The periscope part was very exciting – I watched it live and twice more! Well done! 😀

  2. Kimmy Rocket says:

    Thanks to our hostess with the mostess, Karen – what a lovely way to while away a couple of hours on a Saturday. Congrats to all the winners!

  3. Sorry I didn’t manage to post at the time but your dress is gorgeous. I actually navigated Periscope and managed to tune in despite being a confirmed Luddite. It was brilliant. I am so going to use this app now. Hope that you all had a fabulous time and congratulations to the winners! Xx

  4. JaneyB says:

    Thank you for hosting such a great meet up yesterday. I wish I could have stayed longer. It was so good to meet you and some other lovely bloggers – who I am now following. Well done Emma.

  5. ooobop! says:

    Thank you for organising such a wonderful challenge and for hosting a lovely afternoon. Always a pleasure to meet familiar faces in real life. And you looked so incredibly chic in your dress! xxx

  6. fabrickated says:

    Thank you Karen. You were so generous with your time. Loved the fish and chips too.

  7. I had a wonderful time, great venue despite the wi-fi impermeable walls. It was lovely to see you again and meet other bloggers.

  8. Jenni says:

    Thank for the idea, your time, the inspiration and a kick up the bum! So worthwhile and got me back on my machine x

  9. Gill says:

    I’m really pleased that the prize when to a new stitcher , I imagine that most of us have more than enough stuff, so it’s good that it’s gone to a beginner to inspire her stitching future!
    Well done again for yesterday, it was a really lovely event.

  10. Kristy says:

    So sad I couldn’t make it! Looks fun, hopefully next sewing meet up I can be there. I have posted my failed pledge on my blog today http://scientificsewing.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/made-up-initiative-simplicity-8523-fail.html
    Thanks again for organising this, such a good cause and such a great way to see the sewing community doing good!

  11. mpostings says:

    Well done Karen for all your hard work and well done to all the winners. We have raised money for a really important cause by doing something we love. We all deserve a pat on the back or alternatively a large glass of vino.

  12. InstantOatmeal says:

    Hello – I didn’t find out about this in time but I think it was such a great event for a great cause – and it inspired me to get sewing again. For an easy win I hemmed some curtains that have been dragging on the floor for ages and am now making my daughter a bag for her PE kit. Thank you and I will check out the charity directly to make a contribution.

  13. Stacey says:

    Looked like a fun time … will try not to miss the next Periscope that you do!

  14. Sorry I couldn’t make this or the deadline this time … life just got in the way … great to hear you all had such a good time and glad I could contribute.

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