It’s My Birthday!!! {SO I have an EXCITING present for you!!!}

So, it’s my 34th birthday today! I am really excited; we call it the day “I can be denied nothing” around our house 🙂

I have a few fun things going on for my birthday, BUT the most exciting, and the most fun thing is a giveaway, and a HUGE surprise (I haven’t told anyone about this one!) Today I am premiering my very first digital pattern, and because it’s my birthday, I am releasing it for free!!!! What???? YES!

So what’s the pattern? It’s called The Sweet Sarah Apron, named after my sweet sister Sarah, she is one of the first people I ever made an apron for, and she has been encouraging me for a long time to turn it into a pattern, so now I have, and I named it after her!

Sweet Sarah Apron Pattern Download Sweet Sarah Apron Sewing Instructions Download

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This apron is made from quilter’s cotton, has 2 deep pockets in the skirt,

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and is fully adjustable with neck and waist ties.

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The elasticized neck helps the bodice fit in a really flattering way over the bust, and makes it so you don’t have to untie the neck to pull it over your head.

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Paul has helped me digitize the pattern pieces, and there are 5 pages to print off, and I have written a 21 page instruction manual (it’s only that big because I added a lot of detailed pictures) I am SO excited to be releasing this pattern, and I can’t wait to see what you all do with it! If you do make one I would love to either have you email me a picture so I can feature it here, or just tag #sweetsarahapron on instagram. As today is the first digital pattern that I am releasing to the world, I don’t currently have many followers as I would like on Instagram, hence why I’ve asked you to use the hashtag. I think I should start thinking about geting some free instagram followers if my audience hasn’t grown to where I would like it to be in a couple of weeks. Just to give people a chance to read this blog first. I can’t wait for you to see my designs!!

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The flower is an addition I made that isn’t in the pattern, but I will have a tutorial here for it tomorrow! The buttons are great vintage one’s that I got years ago at an antique store!

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SO What is the giveaway then?

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Why it’s your VERY own apron (in case you didn’t want to sew one of your own 🙂 which I hope you still will!)

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It is in fact THIS very apron that you will receive as your own! (I promise I didn’t get any germs on it!)

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BUT because I LOVE birthdays, and I think turning 34 is pretty fun, I didn’t think that just an apron was a BIG enough giveaway; so I have put together a package of things I have loved from the past year!

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SO the lucky winner will receive 2 yards of the viking fabric I used to make Isaac’s quilt, 2 yards of blue owl fabric, and 2 yards of mustard owl fabric from Emmie’s PR&P Beaded Owl Dress, 2 yards of a stunning grosgrain ribbon with arrow detail (bought at Dongdaemun in Seoul along with the owl fabric) a hand dyed scarf made by a Korean lady with natural Korean dyes, a hand embroidered Korean Thimble, 2 pieces of traditional Korean pottery (one a bud vase, one a ring bowl for putting by your sink or bed,) a pair of small Gingher snips, (my favorite size for keeping with me when unpicking, trimming threads, or embroidering) AND the apron. I don’t have any sponsors, so all of these gifts were bought by me, to give to one of you, as a thank you for reading!

Giveaway Closed (but the apron pattern is still free!!!)

SO How do you enter? I am giving you multiple chances to enter:

#1 simply follow www.cathgrace.com, and leave me a comment saying you do/have done so!

#2 like cathgrace on FB, and then leave a comment here saying you did.

#3 follow cathgrace on instagram, and then leave a comment here saying you did!

#4 share this giveaway on twitter, your blog, or FB, and then leave a comment here saying you did!

That’s 4 (well actually 6 if you shared on twitter, FB, and your blog) different entries per person!!! I hope you are as excited about this as I am, I hope you will enter lots, and share this giveaway with your friends, because I am really happy about the new blog design, and the new pattern, so I would LOVE to be able to put my best foot forward with meeting new people and sharing the giveaway will certainly help with that!

EDIT: Please leave a separate comment for each entry in the comments section here on this post only, if you haven’t done so already, I will add the extra entries with your name on at the end, so everyone has the right amount of entries!

The giveaway will be open for one week, so it will close on the 13th, and I will announce the winner on the 14th so be sure to check back and see if you are a winner! (especially if your email isn’t linked to your comments/profile) The winner will be chosen by a random number generator. I am also NOT limiting the giveaway to just US residents, so wherever you are in the world, if I can ship it to you USPS, I will ship it to you!!!

Giveaway Closed (but the apron pattern is still free!!!)

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