Monday, 16 July 2012

The Inaugural Miss Simmonds Giveaway

This isn't a normal giveaway. 
Neither is it particularly exciting....

Firstly I bought an amazing dress from ebay, black, 20s style with lace and silk. According to the measurements on the listing, it should've fit. But alas no. I cut out the nylon lining (which included the designer label) and it still didn't fit. So I was left with a mutilated dress which was too small. I didn't want to re-sell on ebay and didn't want to give it to a charity shop

So....

Giveaway!!

But....

I didn't think it was fair to giveaway one 8-12UK sized dress - what about the bigger girls?! 

Well I've got something for you too!

Therefore 
There will be THREE winners
One for each dress

 Dress 1 (the mutilated one)


   isn't it gorgeous?! There's a cut next to the neck where I went a bit awry with the cutting

Dress 2



It's a very pretty 40s-ish style ditsy summer dress. 


Dress 3

For the inbetweenies!!


 


Measurements

Black dress - Size UK up to a 12
Chest 42"
Hips 38"

Ditsy dress - UK size 18
Chest 42"
Waist 38"
Hips 44"


Inbetweenies - Uk 14/16
Chest 42" 
Waist 36"
Hips 40"ish

This is an international competition

The rules are

You HAVE to be following this blog
Leave a comment stating which dress you'd like - if you don't say you don't get an entry 
(ehehe entry - I am childish)

Winners will be chosen at random on

Friday 20th JULY

Hopefully one of these dresses will fit you! 

(there will a couple of extra gifts thrown in)

WOOO! Good Luck everyone!!!

I'm a bit obsessed with the film Topsy Turvy at the moment 

 Yes, I am indeed beautiful...

 

23 comments:

thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yow, I'm first. Dress #2 would probably fit.

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh ooh, I don't know what to do - Dress 1 will probably be too small, Dress 2 too big. Aagghh! Just consider me a devoted follower but don't put me in the draw - it would be daft for me to win a dress that would it someone else better...
But I'll happily accept your extras, Clare, hehe!
Btw, you put June for the draw - are you planning to don a Cher wig, a black lace body stocking, and sing "If I could turn back time" sitting astride a giant phallic gun? Oh please do! xxxx

Louise said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aaargh, I'm like Curtise, too big for one and too small for the other. Damn being the wrong size. Still loves ya though! Xx

Louise said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey, I don't mind you using the blog title lol... what else can you call a first ever giveaway. I do like the floral dress for us awkward inbetweeners... yes put me in the draw for that one. :) x

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Blimey, that was quick, you've magicked up another frock! I's pretty - yes, like Louise, count me in for that one please!
(Still want to see that Cher tribute though...) xxxx

Vintage Sweetheart said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great giveaway I think the first one would be about my size!! Gotta love a bit of black sometimes. xxx

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You generous thing, you!! I'm not sure if that black lace frock would suit me or just make me look even witchier than usual but I'll enter and try and do it justice if I win! A new post from you is ALWAYS exciting! xxxxxxxxx

SACRAMENTO said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I follow you to the end of the world, and not because of the giveaway, yeahhhhhhhhhhh
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooh it IS exciting! Theoretically I should fit in the first one, I should maybe rethink the Boost I'm about to eat though. Put me in for that and if it doesn't fit I will happily send to next person out of the hat. I follow you like the paps follow Suri Cruise x

Hoots Cove said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a dream of a blog to find this afternoon, I'm quite a new bloggger and I'm collecting giveaway things to do one soon.
I found you via marthas blog about 5 mins ago.
I'm slobbering over the ditsy size 18 dress, and would love to be put in your draw. Of course I'm following you now and you are well and truly plonked on my blog reading list on my blog. Off to make a brew and to read your other posts. Love the fact you like vintage clothing for plus size women! Heather x

Wendy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How wonderful and I think its very exciting giveaways always are! I'm going to put my derriere in the ring for that last dress the inbetwener as its fabulous! xx

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Such a funny giveaway, so kind to put three different prizes for all lady sizes!!
I'm in! I try the competition for the black dress, so cool that you customized it!
Lots of love!
xxxx

Marisa Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is such a sweet and witty giveaway - love it! I never even thought to offer up my old dresses before - brilliant! I know UK sizes are different than US but I'm quite sure the 1st dress, would fit me - so I am going with that one. They are all beautiful picks though I must admit:)

xx Marisa

two squirrels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh sweet what a fab giveaway!!! I love that you have something for all the lovely ladies.
I won't pop my name in as not sure where this wee squirrel will be. But thank you.
Oh so excited to see who gets theses pretties.
Love v

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yay, your first giveaway! Hmm, which one to pick. The chest sizes seem to be all the same but a size 12 I am not!:( I'll take a chance on the ditsy print one as it's very pretty and probably my fave of the lot. I follow you, follow me, follow you... wtf, I'm conjuring up Phil Collins.....nooooooooooo!;) Yay, I'm excited xxx

Rose&Bird said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great idea and how generous of you! The dresses are all a little large on the bust for me, but I'd like to put my name in the hat for the black one please.

La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great dress give away!
I like the black first one ,but not me size.
besitos

Vintage Bird Girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm just catching up on your blog posts. I've had such awful withdrawals without any internet! Count me in for frock 3! Yay for a grand giveaway! Xx

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Me Me! Me Me Me!!! I like the black one best! MEEEE! Sarah xxx

Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my, oh my!!! Most of my vintage frocks are wrecked in some way (I like to think they've been hammered at a lot of parties!) so I absolutely must win the mutilated frock to add to my impressive collection of ripped and well-loved frocks! What a wonderful giveaway!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxo

Bella Q said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What InternationaL? wheee! I like the ditsy print- although all of em are pretty sweet! Wish me luck- bella@thecitizenrosebud.com

Ivy Black said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hang on ...my comment has dropped off! I love the mutilated one...it's gorgeous and should be mine. Count me in, treasure!xx

ljhs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh how fab - dress number two for me please