Happy birthday to the founder of Butterick Patterns! Ebenezer Butterick was born on May 29th, 1826, in Sterling, Massachusetts, and created the first graded sewing pattern in 1863, making things infinitely easier for home sewers. Thank you, Ebenezer!
To celebrate his birthday, we’re having a little giveaway of Butterick-related things. To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post and have a valid email address. We’ll randomly draw three winners next week and post an update on this blog post with their names. One winner will receiver his/her choice of 2 current Butterick patterns, one winner will receive a poster print of a 1910 Butterick dress pattern, and one winner will receive the Vogue-Butterick Step-by-Step Guide to Sewing Techniques book.
6/3/15 Update: Congratulations to these winners who were chosen at random:
Sewing book: Angela Tate
Butterick poster: Kathleen Wight
Two Butterick patterns: Jobena Robinson
Topic for discussion: When you take a break from sewing, do you feel guilty? The reason I ask is that I’ve got lots of patterns and lots of fabric…and I just don’t want to sew anything now.
But I always feel guilty when I take breaks from sewing. Like sewing is my mom and I’m neglecting to call her and see how she’s doing. And I was like this with the guilt thing before I started working for sewing-related companies!
So tell me, is this just my own weird idiosyncrasy, or does anyone else out there suffer from sewing or [insert hobby here] guilt when they put it aside?