Winners of The Original How Much Fabric? Reference Cards: Giveaway!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered last week’s giveaway for the The Original How Much Fabric? Reference Cards. Gwen says she wishes there was some way that everyone could win and she really appreciated all the kind comments about the cards!

I’m glad that I could introduce many of you to her extremely useful product. I think these would make a great gift as well. Stocking stuffer, perhaps? I know we’re a long way from Christmas but it would be a great, easy gift idea!

how much fabric - skirts

Now, the winners! Winners were drawn at random by Gwen, using the random number generator function in Excel.

The US set goes to: funnygrrl at Congratulations!
US version for women please! e-version would be great.
The metric set goes to: Mieke, who will have to decide on the women’s or children’s version!
Great thinking, such cards. I’m doubting between the metric version of the women’ s cloths or children, hmm. Both me and my kids need to get dressed ;-)
I’ll pass your email addresses from the comments on to Gwen, so you can claim your prizes!
To everyone else, if you wanted to pick up a copy of the cards for yourself, here’s a quick link to the product page.
Thanks Gwen for offering this generous giveaway, it was very popular!

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15 Responses to Winners of The Original How Much Fabric? Reference Cards: Giveaway!

  1. Gwen February 26, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    My pleasure, Tasia! Thank YOU for hosting it! :)
    You have an amazing group of followers and I can see why! :)
    I’ll contact the winners immediately.
    All the best,

  2. jessica February 26, 2013 at 6:30 am #

    Hi Tasia,

    I don’t know where to post this but would you mind doing tutorials on how to make adjustments to your sewing patterns for non-pear-shaped women?
    I’ve bought a couple of your patterns but haven’t yet made any, I’ve no clue where to start on the adjustments …
    I’ve bought cordova jacket, pendrell blouse, cambie dress, alma blouse and renfrew top … I’m sure I’m not the only non-pear-shaped who wish to sew using your patterns but haven’t got a clue where to start?
    Thanks so much in advance …

    • Lucy February 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

      You know what, half the time you don’t really need to worry anyway, especially for the skirt/dress patterns! If you pick a size that will work for your waist and bust, you can often ignore the hip measurement if it’s a couple of inches out and just have a slightly fuller skirt. Or just bring in the side seams a bit.

      Muslins are your very best friend – that way you can make all your little fitting tweaks and experiment without fear.

      I’m not really pear shaped but all those patterns work for me (except Cordova, I don’t have that one), I’ve just had to experiment a bit to figure out what size to make. So much depends on how you personally like stuff to fit, anyway.

      • Tasia February 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

        Thanks Lucy! You’re right, if you make a muslin it will be like fitting any other pattern – take it in where you need it, let it out where you need to. It’s much easier to take it in through the hips than let it out, too!

        You might like this post about not being pear-shaped and using my patterns –
        Good luck!

        • jessica February 28, 2013 at 10:33 am #

          My measurement is 32-24-32, so I use size 4 bodice, size 0 bottom for the waist and shaving of the hip area until it fit right?
          I think I might be able to do it (my first time adjusting pattern) … Thanks Lucy and Tasia … Wish me luck!! :)

      • jessica February 28, 2013 at 10:27 am #

        Thanks so much for replying Lucy …
        I’ll follow your advice and start with a muslin …

  3. Diane @ Vintage Zest February 26, 2013 at 6:35 am #

    Yes, great giveaway even if I didn’t win!

  4. Mieke February 26, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Yoohoo, just received my e-cards. You both have made my day! Going to shop fabric keeping this cards closely to hand very soon :D

    • Tasia February 27, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

      Congrats! Happy fabric-shopping!

  5. Vicki Kate February 26, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    I’ve bought a set on the back of this! Love the e-version can be kept on my phone!

    • Tasia February 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

      My thoughts exactly! No need to worry that I forgot them at home!

  6. funnygrrl February 26, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Wow! I won!
    After I entered the giveaway here I went and bought them in Metric from the site. I used them last weekend when I was checking out the clearance section at Fabricland.

    Now I have the Imperial ones also. I’m all set for my next cross-border shopping trip!

    Thanks for the great giveaway, Tasia and Gwen!

    • Tasia February 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

      Congrats! That’s cool that you have both sets now, you’re all set!

  7. Emma Bourke February 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    Bourght womens metric :) Glad you gave Gwen this exposure!


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