My dear friends,
Like many of you I have been nervously following the news from Japan since that disastrous earthquake, followed by a tsunami and now the nerve-wracking state with the nuclear plants.
Anyway, instead of just sitting here and doing nothing, but watching or reading news, I really wanted to do something, that could be at least a tiny little help.
So I sat down and sewed this lovely blouse in order to take part in Jojo's 'Japan Quake Appeal'.
So here is the deal. I am holding a tombola and you can win this blouse. All you have to do in order to take part in this tombola is to donate US$10 (which is about only 7€) to 'Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund' organized by 'global giving'. Please scroll down to the end of the post to get more information about how to participate and please share this post, if you do not mind!
So here comes some information about the prize! The fabric I used is some kind of light weight satin, which feels unbelievable good. You can see that it has light brown and purple colored flowers on a chocolate brown background with white polka dots.
The pattern I used for this blouse is from a Japanese book. I love the ruffled cupcake shaped sleeves and the wraped looking front. I used bias binding to finish the neckline and the sleeves.
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The size is M and maybe a little L might also fit. I made it a little bigger so that as many people as possible can participate in this tombola. As you can see, it also fits a size S because I have added straps on the back, which is ruffled, anyway, and looks cute with a little bow.
These are the actual sizes of the blouse:
- bust: 98cm / 38.5 inch
- waist: 96cm / 37.8 inch
- length from shoulder: 70cm / 27.6 inch
Even if it might not fit you or just is not to your taste, I would like to encourage you to take part, perhaps, for someone you know. Like your friend, your cousin or your niece...this tombola is for a good cause and I believe most of us can spare $10.
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Details about participation:
Each raffle entry must be a donation of $10. To enter, go to 'global giving' and make a $10 donation, when you have done it, come back to this post and leave a comment with your reciept number and you must also leave a valid email address, you can write the address in the format of mymailname 'at' hotmail 'dot' com. You may enter as many times as you like, but each time you need a new receipt number.
For help with the donation you can refer to this post.
Raffle closes at 12.00pm CET 26th March.
If you make a mistake or forget to add your email address please delete the first comment and re-write it.
Winner will be drawn by 'random.org'.
The raffle is being held on this blog, in cooperation with A Bit of This and a Bit of That.
We are in no way affiliated with global giving, that's just our chosen method of getting funds safely to the affected area.