Winners of My Vintage Fabric Swatch Giveaway

Vintage Swiss dot cotton voile - late 1940s

Vintage Swiss dot cotton voile - late 1940s

I had a little vintage fabric leftover from my Fall for Cotton project so I decided to some of it away. This Swiss dot voile fabric dates back to the late 1940s, according to Maxie’s Daughter Fabrics, the Philadelphia store where I got the fabric. So I thought it would be nice to let other folks see what this fabric looked like in person. (Thanks to Trice of SewTell for telling me to visit Philly’s Fabric Row area when I was there in August!) My original intention was just to cut small swatches – a few inches square. But then I realized that I likely won’t do anything with my remnant so why not give larger pieces? I have three largish scraps, one about 1/4 yard and the other two are more triangular (30 inches on one side). I drew three names for the largish scraps and one will get a swatch. Not everyone who entered a comment wanted fabric so I didn’t have five winners. Here are the winners of my Vintage Fabric Swatch Giveaway:

1/4 yard – MaciNic of The Somnolent Dachshund who made a very lovely red and white striped Tiramisu, which you can read in her post I do like Tiramisu.

1 triangular piece – Catja of Gjeometry, who made two snzzy knit dresses for her Fall for Cotton project. Check our her post That 70s Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg.

1 triangular piece – Lyric of Sew and Cro, whose blog I recently discovered. Her tagline is intriguing: “Wardrobe transformation from modern to Regency, Edwardian, 1940s and 1950s.” Her blog covers vintage sewing and crochet.

1 swatch – Loran of Loran’s World, who made an amazing number of outfits for Fall for Cotton. You should definitely visit her site to see what she made! Here’s a link to her second of three (THREE!) posts on her completed outfits: Fall for Cotton – part two.

Congrats ladies! Send your mailing addresses to info [at] csews [dot] com!

And if any of the folks who commented by over the past week would like a swatch, send me an email with your mailing address and I’ll send you one!

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Author: Chuleenan

Chuleenan sews, collects hats and shoes, and is a fabric addict. She is also the organizer for the Bay Area Sewists Meetup group.

15 thoughts on “Winners of My Vintage Fabric Swatch Giveaway”

  1. Hi Chuleenan!

    Thank you for your generosity in sharing a triangular piece of this nice fabric. I can’t wait to see and feel it to see what it inspires. Will be cool when I blog about it.



      1. It’s here; it’s here, Chuleenan! Finally reached me.

        Thank you so very much for including me on this precious give-a-way. It is my first so I am really excited about receiving this.

        I blogged about my new acquisition here Please stop by and visit.

        Oh, and one thing I discussed in the post is what, oh what will I do with my new gift? I thought of asking the other winners what they did and here you have made a wonderful suggestion for I do want it to show and shine when I sew with it.

        Again, thank you for your kindness and generosity.



  2. I missed your lovely giveaway, but I hope you don’t mind me linking to your blog with a photo in my Fall for Cotton-post. Let me know if you want me to remove the photo as soon as possible, thanks!

    1. Hi Rhia, Thanks for visiting! And it’s fine for you to use the photo. Thanks for mentioning my Fall for Cotton blouse in your blog! I enjoyed your photos in your vintage haberdashery post.

  3. Thank you SO much – you are too, too generous – I love that this fabric will continue to be admired in all our different corners of the world. (& the interwebs of course!)
    I’m already having a fabulous time mentally placing it on my imaginary projects 😉

    1. @MaciNic:

      What a delish thought: “admired in all our different corners of the world”. I hadn’t thought of that!

      Sew, what did you come up with in your imaginary projects? I want to do something really cool with mine and I won’t lie I am imagination challenged. At least I do give credit when I “steal” an idea, giggles.



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