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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dressing up the Goose & Giveaway

UPDATE (a new prize) . . . Look Below
It sure has been cold outside lately.
Especially the last few days.
We've had to get our coats from the closet.

I decided it was time to dress the goose. She never had any attire for fall, except for an old, faded one that I had got at a yard sale. It was in very bad condition. I decided to take it apart and make a pattern with it.

Cut your choice of material 42" x 14"
 Hem the top and bottom of material.

 Two inches up from the bottom hem, sew on a large ruffle. 
If you want, you can also sew a ribbon on top of the ruffle, but this isn't necessary.
Put elastic through the top hem to make the gathered neck.
Fold material with right sides together and sew down the sides to make the dress.

For her hat cut an eight inch circle out of two pieces of material. With right sides together, sew around the circle, leaving a small section open to turn. Turn material, iron and go in about an inch and sew the inner circle. Insert elastic, sew together the outer circle. Cut two ribbons and sew on each side for her chin straps. 

Isn't she pretty?

As you can see, these are very easy to make. In fact, they were so easy, I made two of them.
Now my goose doesn't need two fall outfits, so I am giving one away. 
Do you have a cold goose?
Do you know anyone who does?
If so enter my contest to win the extra outfit I made.

Comment and let me know if you want entered in the contest. Post about my give a way on your blog and get another entry into the contest. If you are a follower of my blog you will get another entry. Twitter or put on face book about it and you will get another entry.

Good luck. I will announce the winner one week from today.

Well, so far it seems that no one owns a Goose. I have decided I will give away something else I have made to the winner, if they do not own a Goose. Let's see, how about one of my homemade aprons --- your choice of one of my denim aprons or one my calender dish towel aprons. I've posted about these before. But, you have to comment in order to be entered into the contest! 
You can go here and here to see these aprons.
Posted by Janet F. Smart on Writing in the Blackberry Patch.


  1. Well, I don't have a cold goose but maybe I should get one. That turned out very, very cute!

  2. What's fair for the goose is fair for the gander :) I don't have a goose, but yours is looking spiffy.

  3. Only wild geese here, I'm afraid, but the dress and bonnet are pretty on your goose.

  4. I don't have a goose but I love this.. It makes me want one. wishing everyone good luck.

  5. "Writing in the Blackberry Patch" has been included in the Sites To See for this week. I hope this helps to point many new visitors in your direction.

  6. Your goose looks so cute! But alas I don't have a goose to dress up. I would love to have one of your aprons!

  7. I think your goose love her new outfit! I also don't have a goose to dress...however an apron is always fun!
    Thank you for having a giveaway!

  8. I've never seen a cement goose with real clothes on. Is this a tradition in the south? Your pumpkins look like they are enjoying the company of the festive goose. -- barbara

  9. Hi Barb I thought everyone dressed up their goose :o) I'm finding out, though, that a lot of people don't have a goose to dress up. I'll put you in the drawing for an apron, since you don't have one.

  10. Janet,
    She looks so cute and Happy. I love the Red. My Aunt has a dressed up goose, I guess they just look better with clothes on.
    Nancy Jo

  11. FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK you are the winner! Please send my your address and tell me which apron you want - denim or calender one.


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