Happy Galentine’s Giveaway 2019


It’s my birthday and I’ll cry if I want to…

Flipping heck, I’m 49. I’ll be 50 next year. (Me and maths, huh?) I should do a really big party next year. In the meantime, I thought we could celebrate the day of love, romance and friendship with another Galentine Giveaway. Anyone remember last year’s?

The rule is simple. Throw a friend’s hat into the ring. Nominate someone else to win 1.5 metres of beautiful dressmaking fabric from The Sewcial Studio. You can choose ANY fabric you like!

If you want to treat yourself too – and why wouldn’t you? – there’s a 15% off code you can enter at checkout:ย Galentine15. This discount runs until midnight Friday 15 February.

Below are some of my favourites – I must be in a blue phase.

blue fabric Collage

Clockwise from top left: amber vine viscose, wale cord, fine denim blue marl, sweet surrender crepe

There’s also this lovely fleece back sweatshirting that I sewed up into a Nora top:

nora top sew me sunshine

So knock yourself out.

  • Look around The Sewcial Studio
  • Choose 1.5 metres of fabric
  • Leave a comment below
  • Tell us the fabric and your chosen Galentine Day friend!

I’ll choose someone randomly after the giveaway ends at midnight GMT Sunday 17 February.

This giveaway is open internationally. Have fun!

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41 Responses to Happy Galentine’s Giveaway 2019

  1. Pippa says:

    Ooh that fleece backed sweatshirt is lovely. I’m sure Nikki (@knightcrafts) would share with me if she won ๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. Gillian Anderson says:

    What a great outfit youโ€™ve created. And donโ€™t your shoes complement the mustard of the top? Iโ€™d go for the same sweatshirt fabric, but in the ecru (not having any mustard shoes ๐Ÿ˜‚).
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the competition too.

  3. Jude says:

    I would like to nominate Lauren McLean who regularly supports my sewing chatter in the office and commented earlier this week that she hasn’t sewn anything for ages. She also turns 30 today ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. skaapie says:

    Happy Birthday!
    I love the Animal Antics-Cotton Print Jersey and also Ba Ba Sheep- Cotton Jersey (sewing for littles currently!)
    My nomination would be @norahhayes

  5. Happy Birthday Karen! I’d nominate my mum Carol Bentley to win. I’d choose 1.5m of the yellow lime stars corduroy to make a TATB Rosa but I’m not sure if that’s what mum would choose!

  6. I nominate my friend Alison Partington to receive halk off white. Ottoman voile ( atelier brunette) in the hope we can squeez our matching camis ! We are off to The Knitting and Stitching Show together soon. She has had a tough time with her husband being ill so a little present would be appreciated

    By the way 50 – no problem. Iโ€™m heading for 60 late this year and Iโ€™m not ready physically or mentally for. Bus pass. Think positive – you ca join the Sew Over 50 community

    Ingrate on your book. Your talk on publishing at The sewing Weekender was really interesting. Looking forward to seeing your book

  7. Allison says:

    Have a great birthday!!! Since Iโ€™m the only one I know who sews I canโ€™t nominate anyone but I wanted to send you my best wishes!

  8. Mel says:

    Happy birthday to you! ๐ŸŽ‚ What a lovely give-away to celebrate! I nominate my best sewing pal Patsy and would choose the ‘Sweet Surrender’ crepe for her. The vibrant colours would look gorgeous on her and I know she has the perfect lipstick to match that beautiful red! ๐Ÿ’‹

  9. Jennifer says:

    Hi Karen – Happy Birthday!! It’s my birthday today too. Valentine babies are the best:)
    I would nominate my daughter Phoebe to win. I would choose the Cosy Colour Ecru multi colour fleck sweatshirting as I know she has been eyeing this up for some time!

  10. Deborah Jerred says:

    I nominate Dawn Allott to win 1.5 mtrs of fabric. Thank you

  11. Happy birthday, Karen! I hope you have a wonderful day. I found your blog through my friend Mel, so obviously I nominate her (@stitch_make_bake on Instagram). I think she’d like the sprayed blossoms art gallery jersey since she’s a big fan of minty greens.

  12. Nicola says:

    Happy birthday Karen! Thanks for this fun giveaway. I nominate my friend Louise and choose the turquoise denim for her. It’s a colour that she looks fantastic in. X

  13. ruddymade says:

    I would like to nominate my friend Erin Madalone of @mypoeticmemory.

  14. Jutta says:

    Hi Karen, happy birthday and health and happiness always ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽˆ I would love to nominate my mother, almost 83 and still going strong… sewing included. I would be verrrry happy with the AMBER VINE VISCOSE, thank you! Lots of love, Jutta

  15. Kristen Bradley says:

    Happy Birthday Karen! I would like to nominate my mum who is also my bestest sewing pal. I think she would pick the ponte roma in sea green slate x

  16. Annie says:

    Happy Birthday, Karen. Hope you have a bit of fizzy today. Maybe pink for Valentine’s Day? The fabric is so lovely. My granddaughter is graduating from university in Paris this May and my daughter needs something to wear. Wouldn’t Georgie Blocks be perfect?

  17. Happy Birthday and Happy Galentine’s! My mum is my first point of call when it comes to all my sewing problems. Actually, I turn to her with nearly all my problems, not just dodgy buttonholes! She would look amazing in the Oriental Koi Lena Crepe

  18. Jillian Zaruk says:

    Happy Birthday Karen from snowy Canada!
    Thinking of a Hadley top in Atelier Brunette’s Terrazzo Shell for friend Gillian
    for a trip to Gibraltar in June.
    Many thanks, Jillian

  19. Helen Jones says:

    Happy birthday – as someone who passed her 50th a few years ago, trust me it’s not as bad as you think!
    I’d love to treat my sister Tricia to some Lady McElroy Smokey Rose. She’s had a tough time of it lately & an enforced job change means less money to spend on fabric.

  20. Happy Birthday and I am LIVING for those shoes!!!

  21. My friend Dianne would do great things with the WOOL FLANNEL BLEND โ€“ BURGUNDY! I’m offering her up for the win!

  22. Helen Jones says:

    Here’s hoping that this is second time lucky – I commented earlier but it never appeared! Happy birthday, trust me 50 isn’t as bad as it seems (I speak as someone who passed that landmark a few years ago).
    I would treat my sister Tricia to some Lady McElroy Smokey Rose, she’s had a rough time of it lately and an enforced job change means she can’t buy much fabric at the moment.

  23. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜
    And Happy Galentines Day!!! โค๏ธ
    I nominate a dear swatch-swapping friend, Jen (Let the Sewing Begin). As for myself, that mustard looks too good not to think about a tiny import of my own. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  24. I think my daughter in law Kate Larking would love the Rosella birds in viscose. She is just learning to sew and she loves birds too,

  25. Thank you so much for this great giveaway! Turning 50 was cause for celebration in my eyes, you should enjoy your birthday every year!! I nominate my daughter and best sewing buddy, @sewstainability and I’d choose some atelier brunette terrazzo as my favourite!!

  26. Christine Ashe says:

    Happy Birthday to you! I would love the John Kaldor Cassandra border print for my daughter. Thanks for the opportunity. Love catching up with you via the internet. Christine

  27. Whisper Dandelion puffs is too precious! I would love it to go to my daughter Mary, as she loves dandelion wishes – I also hope that this year some of her wishes come true! My life sure got better after 50!

  28. Jessica says:

    Happy birthday Karen! I would love to nominate my friend Lois pedersen to win. I know sheโ€™d love the Viscose called rosella birds!

  29. zuleikaa says:

    Happy Birthday! I love Winter Jasmine, and I’d love to share with @ellenacn

  30. lulusews says:

    This is a lovely shop. I really like Shimmery Grey and Cerise -Wool Blend Coating and think Clare (@sewwhatwillyourweartoday) will too.

  31. Jacana says:

    Oh Many Happy Returns Karen. I’d like to nominate my daughter-in-law and I think she’d like the JOHN KALDOR โ€“ PEAS BLOSSOM TEAL CREPE.

  32. Jess says:

    Happy birthday! I nominate my lovey sewing friend Alex for some cactus chambray. Because no one makes accidental MC Hammer pants like she does x

  33. Rosie says:

    Happy birthday! For a nomination it has to be the fabulous Lizzie Thimble. Choosing a fabric is slightly more tricky – although the Atelier Brunette luxury soft cotton gauze in terrezza is gorgeous.

  34. Alex Fox says:

    Happy birthday Karen!
    I’d nominate @Chloemontrose, who was talking about grey flannel Flint trousers for work; the wool flannel blend (charcoal) would work well, no?

  35. Kathy Lynch says:

    Happy belated Birthday, Karen – hope it was a wonderful day! I’d like to nominate my daughter Briohny Hooper please & I have a feeling she’d love the corduroy in denim blue. x

  36. Cazzie Young says:

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday.. I nominate @cazfaith on IG as she has been poorly , I think she might like the Oriental Koi – Lena crepe

  37. Chloe Montrose says:

    Thanks Alex Fox ๐Ÿ˜™, I nominate you right back. How about the Atelier Brunette-Luxury Cotton Voile- Chalk Off White? Or maybe the bronze cotton denim?

  38. Shelley Cassky says:

    Oh how I love mustard! My choice is the mustard fleece back sweatshirting and I nominate my sewing buddy Laura Hoffman. She moved far away from me and I really miss her company. It’s a lot of fun to sew with someone! And Happy Birthday – so nice of you to have a giveaway!

  39. Karen Kershaw says:

    Fully endorse all other comments. The two items go beautifully together. Iโ€™m currently making the top but nothing as bold, so may have to make another. And those wide leg trousers are very flattering. Belated happy birthday Karen

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