Anniversary Giveaway

It’s hard to believe I’ve been writing a sewing blog for an entire year.  When I got my machine just a wee bit over two years ago, I never dreamed I’d like sewing as much as I do.  Looking back, the path to where I am now seems obvious considering the good examples my grandmothers set and the sewing notions they handed down; the lessons and gifts provided by my mother-in-law; and all of the listening, chatting, sewing, and writing that all of you do to inspire me.

In honor of my first anniversary here in the blogosphere, I’m hosting my first giveaway.  I’ve been looking forward to this giveaway, knowing that I wanted to recreate the gift that launched me into garment sewing by gifting some fabric and a pattern to one of you.  While in Santa Barbara visiting family for the Christmas holiday, I headed into Fine Fabrics in search of fabric and a pattern that would by worthy of this anniversary giveaway .  Inspiration hit as soon as I entered the store in the form of a cute jacket that had been draped around a dress form.

When I asked about the fabric I was excited to learn that the wool blend was even part of their holiday sale (lucky me and lucky you!).  I searched for a pattern and found one that matched the drape almost perfectly, McCall’s M5527.  I even found the perfect button.  Everything came together better than I could have imagined.

Later I even saw that a nearly identical fabric had been used in the catalog version of Vogue Vintage Model V8767, which means that the fabric can be successfully made up into any number of garments, both modern and vintage, if the winner so chooses.

So, come one and come all for a chance to win McCall’s M5527 in size AA (which includes sizes 6, 8, 10, and 12), two yards of a black-and-white wool blend, and a cute leather button.  To enter, just leave a comment on this post.  I will pick a winner at random a week from now on January 14th at noon PST.

Good luck!

29 thoughts on “Anniversary Giveaway

  1. Not sure if you are willing to ship this gorgeous giveaway to your European readers, but I’m posting in the hope 🙂

  2. i’ve received so many (sur)prizes in the mail lately, i’m going to not be greedy and opt out of this PERFECT giveaway.

    (i know, i forgot to put bailey’s in my coffee this morning.)

    but i wanted to say happy anniversary, i’m so glad you’re blogging!

  3. Love reading your blog! Congratulations on your anniversary! Cute jacket pattern and beautiful fabric! Enter me i the drawing…Please!

  4. happy blogging anniversary and congratulations on your featured dress on the sew weekly blog – that is very impressive! I would love to be entered for this giveaway – such lovely fabric and a fantastic pattern. thank you.

    p.S. i love your burberry inspired trench!

  5. What a generous giveaway! I’m such a huge fan of hound’s tooth… Happy blog-o-versary!


  6. Happy Bloggyversary!! I have just been linked to your blog via Sew Retro and you have inspired me to get back on my Singer, as old and temperamental as it is. 🙂

  7. Happy blogaversary! It is a wonderful giveaway and I hope I am the lucky winner! Thank you so muich for the chance.

  8. Just discovered your blog through Sew Weekly and love your work!!! Am now a happy ‘follower’ and looking forward to seeing what else you create! Congratulations on your first year of blogging, Sam xox

  9. Whoa! Congratulations on your anniversary, Amy. You have such a generous heart, and fantastic taste, of course! It’s always a pleasure to read your blog. I love that you aim to learn correct methods from the beginning, and sew very thoughtfully. Unlearning bad technique would be much more difficult. Speaking from experience, of course 🙂

  10. Wow ! Congratulations! Love the lines in that jacket – nice choice… and it almost looks like houndstooth (couldn’t resist :-0 ) … Roll Tide Roll! Go Bama! 🙂
    Cheers! Here’s to the first year of blogging and to many, many more to come!
    Cathy Byrd

  11. As a Santa Barbaran, I know exactly how amazing that fabric will be if it came from that shop! And houndstooth has to be my favorite graphic pattern of all time, great choice 🙂
    Happy Blogiversary and I’m excited to see what you get up to in the next year!

  12. Congratulations on your blog anniversary!! Would love to win this prize!!! Perfect size, perfect fabric choice!!! Thanks for the chance to win!! 🙂

  13. happy aniversaryyyy =D Just found your blog through we sew retro =D its been more than a year that i want to learn sewing to sew my own clothes .. and .. I think now its time to start with it .. and not just think about it. =D

  14. Congratulations! I am new to reading your blog but I love it already, and I would love to win the fabric and pattern!

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