Great pattern giveaway!
I'm happy to welcome a new sponsor to Adventures in Dressmaking, Cheryl of Paradiso Designs. This small business out of Seattle makes great patterns for some very high quality handbags and cute clothes. She uses a lot of Amy Butler fabrics and high quality vinyl handles and trim for strength to make her bags useful and comfortable to wear. She's joining us as a sponsor and will be doing a generous giveaway--one lucky reader (domestic or international) will receive a pattern of your choice! Here are some of the great patterns Cheryl makes:
Paradiso Designs is a great small business for lovers of handmade and quality items. Here's some info about Cheryl, the talented owner and entrepreneur:
Cheryl started doing custom design over 25 years ago, but has been drawing and designing since she was a small child. Paradiso Designs by Cheryl Kuczek was started by Cheryl over 10 years ago as a custom design business. Two years ago Cheryl started teaching adults and children not only how to sew, but how to incorporate their own style wants and needs into their creations. In the fall of 2007, Cheryl introduced her own independent pattern line with four handbag patterns, and since has developed many more. As a teacher Cheryl loves helping her students learn to sew beyond what they thought they could do by helping them create her handbag patterns, clothes that really do fit, and all kinds of stuffed creatures. Children are encouraged to draw their own patterns that are then used to make their projects. Adults are helped with their projects to not just complete them, but to really understand the design on how it looks and the evolving creation process. Cheryl continues to teach and design with passion. She finds joy in the ability to give others a reason to sew and create too. Cheryl teaches at her house, Quiltworks Northwest, Nancy’s Sewing Basket, and Pacific Fabrics. Visit Cheryl’s blog at www.paradisodesigns.wordpress.com today, and get inspired. Checkout her website for upcoming sewing tutorials at www.paradisodesigns.com! Email Cheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on her mailing list for event alerts!
The giveaway for one of Cheryl's patterns of your choosing is open to entries through the end of the day Tuesday, June 22nd when I will pick a winner at random!
First, visit the Paradiso Designs site or Amazon storefront and decide which pattern you'll choose if you win. Then, same as usual, there are two ways to enter:
Leave a comment on this post (with the name of the pattern you'd choose),
and/or share this giveaway: Facebook, Twitter, your blog--leave a link in a comment on this post!
You get one entry per comment, so if you share this in two or three places, make sure to leave two or three comments!
Please be a follower of my blog if you're going to enter, and make sure I have a way to contact you. Thanks! I will announce the winner Wednesday, June 23rd... good luck and have fun!
(And yes, this giveaway is open to international readers!)