Thank you so much for your comments over the past year. I like to write multiple posts on one project and you have no idea how happy it makes me when someone comments that they are looking forward to the next post in a series. I love to sew and discovering the world of sewing blogs really energized my creativity and brought whole new way to share my enthusiasm. For many years I worked in the corporate world, and while I mostly sewed all my clothes, that sewing was a very solitary endeavor. After I stopped working full time I stumbled upon the pattern review sites and thus the wide world of sewing blogs. Its a good thing that I had not found them while I was working, I would definitely have accomplished less at that job. It can be quite addictive to open up my reader and see new posts from all the great sewers. So thank you to everyone who writes and shares their creations, daily blog reading now accompanies my morning coffee.
For international readers, 2 giveaways. I find all kinds of sewing books at estate sales and thrift shops, here are today's choices.
Palmer & Pletsch tailoring book, these books are fantastic, I use all their fitting books for reference and this one explains lots of tailoring techniques in a very easy to follow style. Published in the 70's but still current.
Singer Book Series, Creative sewing Ideas. I have collected all these Singer books, the photos are really good. This one has some clever variations on buttonholes and pockets plus tips on embellishment.
So how to enter? I will throw out a challenge to myself. Is there a particular pattern you would like to see me make? Let's limit it to Vogue patterns, but other than that, I am game to try anything. I don't promise I will wear it - but I will try to make it. Fitting, fabric choice, sewing techniques. I will go through all in a series of posts. And I will try to choose something out of my usual comfort zone !
Leave a comment below to enter or sign up as a follower. (you don't have to suggest a pattern to be entered, just comment, but I think it will be fun to see what suggestions you have)
Also when you comment, let me know your country. Entry period will go until Dec. 20.
Up next, I finished my silk charmeuse blouse which has a hidden buttonhole placket so I will have a post about that soon.
Happy Holiday Sewing to all, Beth