The Eve Appeal

It’s the last day of ticket sales for The Dressmakers Ball- if you haven’t got your ticket yet, don’t delay!

We’re working with McCalls and Vogue Patterns and The Cocktail Hour to raise money for The Eve Appeal at the Ball.  The Eve Appeal is the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research in the five gynaecological cancers – ovarian, womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval.

McCalls have organised ‘The Cocktail Hour’ to raise money, which fits so perfectly with The Dressmakers Ball we had to get involved too-

The latest promotion, ‘The Cocktail Hour’, sees 20 designs chosen from the Vogue Patterns range for a new social sew-along. Both new and experienced sewists are invited to choose a pattern – a donation is made to The Eve Appeal for every pattern sold – and sew a wonderful outfit as part of the sew-along, and if they choose, throw a cocktail party to show off their creation. We’ve even created an Eve cocktail recipe! – The Eve Appeal Website

To help raise money we are donating all the money taken from the sale of tickets for entry in to the prize draw we are running on the evening and £1 from each ‘The Dressmaker’ Cocktail sold on the evening.  To wet your appetite for the the prize draw, I’ve got a sneak peak of some of the amazing prizes our lovey sponsors have provided for the event-

The lovely Jenniffer Taylor is giving us the very first signed copy of her brand new book, Girl with a Sewing Machine!  This isn’t going to be officially published until the end of May so the winner will be a lucky sewer indeed!

Girl with a Sewing Machine Cover3.indd

photo credit- Search Press

Girl Charlee are donating a tote bag full of yummy fabrics and a selection of their sewing badges for one lucky winner.

Girl Charlee prize

Minerva Crafts have donated beautiful sewing box, perfect for storing your sewing bits and pieces.

minerva crafts prize

Love Sewing Magazine are donating not one, but three 6 month subscriptions to their lovely magazine.

love sewing May 2017

Photo credit- Love Sewing

Fabric Godmother are giving away a gift voucher for their online shop.

fabric godmother

Craft Stash have donated a £50 voucher for their shop- you can buy a lovely range of dressmaking patterns from their webshop.


McCalls have sent us a selection of The Cocktail Hour patterns and a signed pattern by the iconic Zandra Rhodes!

mccalls prize

And saving the best for last- Brother are giving one lucky ticket holder a Sewing Machine! The Innov-is 15 is a computerised sewing machine, ideal for Dressmaking, quilting and crafts!  We’ve used this machine in our workshops at Crafty Sew&So and think its the bee-knees!

 brother-innov-is-15-sewing-machine Sale of tickets to The Dressmakers Ball close TONIGHT! Head over to our website to book yours now and avoid missing out on the dressmaking event of the season.


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