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100th post!!!


Sewing was my first yarn/fabric love

Hello there! yaay! this is my 100th post, and I wanted to celebrate it with a giveaway... I must tell you, I had delayed my writting of this post because I really, really wanted to give something to celebrate the blog that has led me to meet so many wonderful women, who have become my friends.

The trouble is, I'm by no means overwhelmed with wordly possesions, and I didn't want to give away just anything. Talking with my friend Ale I had a moment of inspiration... and a duh!-slap-your-forehead, why-didn't-I-think-of-it-before moment too!

First, some flashback. My first yarn/fabric love came very early. Mom used to sew tons of our clothes, and one Christmas, under the tree there was a tiny, pink and white toy sewing machine for me! I was so excited! And it really did work!!!! never mind the loose seams, it was a sewing machine "just like mom's". How I loved sewing on that little machine!

(this is not an actual image of mine, but it was very much like this one)

It was so much fun sewing my doll's clothes! Mom cut out the fabric and instructed me on how to sew it. When I was 12 or so I helped her trace patterns from Burda and other publications for her clothes and mine, even a wool capelet for me (I had very few chances to wear it here with the weather we have! talk about hot! but I digress...)

Then when I was studying at college in a city two and a half hours away from home, I hated having so much free time (yeah, kick me, tie me and send me to the Funny Farm!) so I took a SECOND career study... Fashion Design. It was a lot of work, and very fun, but sadly, I soon realized I had bitten more than I could chew so I had to quit one of the two, and since I was only one year away from graduating from my first career, I had to leave Fashion Design... I SOOO regret it, because I left when there was only eight months till I finished, and I missed lingerie making, screen printing, collections, ACCESORIES (oh, the bags! the bags!!!!) and fantasy customes. I still dream of going back and finishing it. sigh!

What I did learn is how to make patterns. As in, really make a skirt work (made one the first week of class, pencil skirt, and I was hooked!) I even got to make my Sister in Law's wedding dress -more on that later on!.

So, the giveaway will be---drumroll, please---- a skirt pattern. An a-line, flirty, easy to make skirt. What's more, it will be a personalized pattern for the winner! Once I have randomly selected who gets the pattern, I'll ask for some measures and/or you can send me the size you want it (I'll email you a sizing chart) and you'll get a pattern that is ready to be cut and sewn... or sent to your seamstress friend/relative/slave to make for you! How do you like it?

All you have to do is:

1.- Post a comment in this blog post.
2.- Become a follower
3.- Post ANOTHER comment letting me know you've become a follower (if you already are, please do post a second comment)
4.- Tell about the giveaway on YOUR blog and link back to mine, and...
5.- Post YET ANOTHER comment letting me know you've blogged it and linked back!

See? you get to have THREE chances of winning! in a couple of days I'll let you know when the comments will be closed and the winner selected, and will ask for the winner to contact me so we can discuss all about the pattern.

And don't you think the image at the beggining of the post is so idylic? sigh!

EDIT: Silly me, I didn't tell you when the winner would be chosen right? entries close Friday afternoon, and on Saturday Morning I'll let you know who the winner is!

15 comments:

Alhana said...

I had a toy sewing machine like yours!! And it worked! Mine had yellow accents instead of pink but... oh, I miss it!
I never learnt to sew properly and the real sewing machine and I never became good friends but I swear I'm giving it a try again if I win that pattern (and Libby will pat me on the head for being a good girl) ;-)

Congrats on your 100th post!

Just be happy! said...

Count me in!
I have the fabric, I just need the pattern!

Just be happy! said...

Here I am again sinc I'm a follower! I'll be back later once I post about your giveaway on my blog...

Tammie said...

what a brilliant idea for a giveaway.

im so jealous that you learned how to sew at an early age. my mom never did anything in the way of the "domestic arts" and ive had to learn it all on my own. its been slow moving at times. im so envious of people who had a loving teacher.

anyway, the giveaway is awesome and im chuckling at the image of you wearing a wool capelet in your part of the world.

:)

craftygal86 said...

I got a sewing machine last summer, sewed one dress on it, and it's been sitting in my closet ever since. I've been dying to bust it out and start a new project =-D

craftygal86 said...

Here's my second comment for following your blog <3

Rudee said...

Well congratulations on your 100th post. I'm sorry you didn't finish fashion design, but let me remind you that it's never too late. Maybe in you can put this goal down for something to complete when your kids are old enough.

Now, I don't sew, so don't put me down for the pattern. Wish I did, but the knitting is enough for now.

Have a great day!

Libby said...

Congrats on the 100th post! (and yes, I will give Alhana a nice pat if she wins since it's too hot for yarn in her country!)

I'll be back soon....

Libby said...

CT, I'm already a follower, but I'll be back later after I've blogged about your event.

That is a great sewing machine. :-)

Alhana said...

Oops I forgot earlier! I'm already a follower!

Just be happy! said...

Okay, here is the link for my post about your giveaway: http://alessandrahayden.blogspot.com/2009/06/im-too-funny.html

kraftykash said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

Libby said...

I blogged about you and now I'm back.

Here's my link: http://mykraftykreations.blogspot.com/2009/06/how-i-spent-my-tuesday-giveaway.html

Alhana said...

Hi again! As we say in Spain: better late than never! (a lame excuse just because we're always late)

Here is my link about your giveaway: http://alhana-crochet.blogspot.com/2009/06/giveaway.html

urbancraft said...

So cool! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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