Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Frosting Diet: Let Them Eat Cake Giveaway!

I'm not a dieter when it comes to food or fabric or anything. I ask: Is a life without brownies worth living? I think not. But here I am, all giddy about the Frosting Diet.

So, in the spirit of modern diets, I thought I should do a "cleanse" to rid my Craft Lounge of cake, which is so damaging to my mojo. But since others thrive on cake, I say "let them eat cake!" We'll do this cleanse as a giveaway.


Cake

Is there anything more versatile than a knit wrap dress? It's very delicious cake indeed. In someone else's hands this might not even be cake. However, the chance that I will sew myself a knit wrap dress is slim-to-none.

So, this giveaway is for Butterick 5454 (size 8-10-12-14), a classic style wrap dress pattern, along with three yards of this ITY knit, which I bought two years ago from FabricMart to make myself such a dress. Additionally, I'm throwing in this book on fitting and figure flattery. I bought it in a flurry of new sewist library building, but I don't think I've even cracked the binding.

Please holler "pass the cake" in the comments by Jan 20 (midnight EST) if you are interested. I'm happy to mail globally. Oh, and make sure I have a way of getting in touch with you, please.

A few additional confectionery thoughts...
I'm so glad that you all seem as excited as I am about the Frosting Diet. Feel free to join in, even if just for a month or week or one project. Anyone who wants to sew fabulous rather than basic is welcome! If enough people are interested I may even have to contemplate a button or something like that. (Wow, I already regret saying that. I'm so non web or tech savvy.)

On another tech note, Blogger seems to be having some kind of bad hair week, possibly due to a lover's quarrel with Disqus. A few readers posted comments that I can only see in the mobile app or in the moderator tools. So, apologies if it seems like your comment was not received or acknowledged - it was! Wordpress is looking better all the time.

33 comments:

Sara Mayo said...

Pass the cake, please. Saramayo@shaw.ca

Leah Kabaker said...

Pass the cake, I'll add the frosting.

TinaLou said...

Cake, please - lurve that fabric so much!!

Laura Hojnacke said...

Pass the cake!

isidore256 said...

Pass the cake! Although this would be frosting for me.

Annie said...

Pass the cake, the mixing bowl, the frosting and it's mixing bowl. I don't fool around.

Clio said...

LOL. I'll throw in the beaters, too.

Annie said...

That would be the icing on the cake!

Ro said...

Oh my... pass the cake! I'm starting to sew my own wardrobe and need lots of cake :)

House of Pinheiro said...

I'm desperate for a good wrap dress... Fingers cross it's coming my way x

poppykettle said...

Haha - love the name of this post! And your delicious sewing diet.
I've been having acre probs commenting - mainly because my work blocks disqus & I read blogs in my lunch break! I've been seriously considering switching to Wordpress lately too. TJ from the Perfect Nose has some good links on migrating. But I'm short on sewing time as it is, so it'll be a while off for me :)

poppykettle said...

Haha - love the name of this post! And your delicious sewing diet.
I've been having acre probs commenting - mainly because my work blocks disqus & I read blogs in my lunch break! I've been seriously considering switching to Wordpress lately too. TJ from the Perfect Nose has some good links on migrating. But I'm short on sewing time as it is, so it'll be a while off for me :)

Kirsty said...

Pass the cake please! I love that you know what you most want to sew, and are committing to it wholeheartedly.

Faye Lewis said...

You can pass me a piece of cake too if you please.

Rachel said...

Pass the cake...please

Rachel said...

I forgot to give a contact. my email is Oct02@oppcatv.com

Amity Originals said...

Pass the cake! Rainbow chip preferrably...if you have it.....

Amity Originals said...

Pass the cake! Rainbow chip preferrably...if you have it.....

mary pepin said...

Pass the cake, please! Great fabric. I can be found at bunnypep at gmail dot com.

Elise Lin said...

Pass the cake please! That looks like a great pattern and delicious fabric. Plus I could do with a book on fitting. rusalka at live dot nl

Jodie Kachkar said...

Pass the Cake! I could use all of those items. Thanks for offering to mail internationally! I can be found at jkachkar(at)shaw(dot)ca

Thanks so much - have fun with your Frosting diet. I'm looking forward to following along with you on your blog,
Jodie K

Jennifer Churchill said...

Pass the cake! Mmmmm cake.

Trisha said...

Pass the cake! I actually like sewing "cake," and knits are my favorite.

madebytrisha [at] gmail [dot] com

ReadyThreadSew said...

Oooo, please pass the cake. My plan this year is the complete opposite to yours - I plan to sew much more cake as I've found I don't wear the frosting I sew as much as I'd like. I like seeing other people's frosting though :)

Sofie said...

Oh this is a great giveaway.. who doesn't like cake!!
sofiem@internode.on.net

Clio said...

That's what makes the world go round!

Teresa said...

Pass the cake!? I love the pattern and the fabric. What a wonderful give away. And I love your frosting post too!

Joyatee Sarker said...

pass the cake!! Thanks for the giveaway!

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Oh my goodness, I love this plan! I really have enough clothes that what I sew is mostly all for fun these days. I can't commit to a frosting diet, but I will sew it with glee and no apologies.

Wendy said...

What a fantastic giveaway - the fabric is gorgeous and that book is on my wishlist. Please count me in!

Sophie said...

Pass the cake! I love that fabric!

Tia Dia said...

After working at sewing cake for the last year, I think I really enjoy a closet full of impractical but beautiful and adored frosting. I've no sewing resolutions this year, but I so enjoy making frosting more than cake.

sara said...

Pass the cake, please. I love that pattern!