Friday, September 2, 2011

Hey, Hey It's My Birthday Giveaway!

Hello, friends! I hope you're having a delightful Friday. No worries that I am, because today is - tada! - my twenty-sixth birthday. I'm about to go stuff myself with Black Forest Cake and see a hopefully delightful golf movie, which will kick off a weekend of general merriment. I live for birthdays, y'all. Mine, Steph's, random people on the street's. Birthdays are a big deal around here.

Which means they should be a big deal on the blog too. Since y'all can't have any cake (which is a tragedy, because this stuff is heavenly), why don't we celebrate with fabric instead? Out of my window seat, where the mythical stash is kept, I've pulled two cuts of loveliness.



First up is this cotton stretch sateen from Gorgeous Fabrics with a lovely purple and blue floral print. There are about 3 1/2 yards, which makes me start dreaming of springy, full-skirted dresses. But it's not to up to me - what would you do with it?



My second offering is 3 yards of this awesome Anna Maria Horner cotton. It's so, so Art Deco, don't you think? I love the plums & pops of orange, which would make a perfect autumn version of the newest Collete pattern, the Peony dress.

Which brings me to my final gift to you. For a third friend of the blog, I'll send you your choice of a pattern from Colette's line. Whether it's one of the new patterns or an old classic, it's your pick!

So, there we have it. Happy September 2nd, y'all! I'll keep the contest open through this weekend, then announce the three winners Monday morning. To enter, just leave a comment on this blog entry. If you mention that you follow the blog and where (Blogger, GReader, etc.), I'll add an extra name in the hat for you!

[Note: The giveaway is open to international sewists, in addition to those stateside!]

35 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Chica! This is a great giveaway to celebrate. That Anna Marie Horner has been on my list forever!!!! Count me in lovely!
    Hope you have a fantastic time!

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  2. What a great giveaway! Have a great one :-)

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  3. P.S. I'm a follower through Blogger

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  4. Happy Birthday! What a fabulous giveaway! I love the first fabric for a dress for myself. Have a lovely weekend!

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  5. Happy birthday! I just celebrated my 26th in may! Feels weird to be closer to 30 than 20.

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  6. And I forgot to say I follow your blog through google reader

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  7. Happy Birthday!! Now, why would you want to give away any of those fabrics? They're gorgeous! Clearly, you're a much better person than I am, lol. Have a wonderful birthday! (oh, and I follow your blog through Google Reader!)

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  8. Happy Birthday!! (we just so happen to share our special day :)
    Hope you have a wonderful birthday, a wonderful birthday weekend and a wonderful birthday month (that's right...you definitely need to stretch it out!)

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  9. Hope you have a fabulous birthday! I used to live in Austin and miss it like crazy. I celebrated a few happy birthdays there.

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  10. I forgot to mention that I follow your blog through Google Reader.

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  11. I found this blog recently and I am glad I did! I love the blog and I have been following it since in Google Reader. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  12. Happy Birthday!!!! I live for birthdays, too.

    I would love to win~ especially the pattern!!

    I've been following you on my Blogger dashboard ever since I saw a review of yours on Pattern Review.

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  13. Happy Birthday! This is such a great giveaway. I've been following you on google reader and I'm so glad you started posting again.

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  14. Great giveaway - sign me up! And have a great birthday.

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  15. Happy Birthday! I have been drooling over the Colette patterns and have been enjoying your creations. I have been following your RSS feed on my google reader.

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  16. Happy Birthday,, Sweetheart. My, my, you are young. I'm a silent groupie. I follow through live bookmarks. Sew on!

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  17. Cake? Did I hear there was cake? Enjoy!

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  18. This is such an amazing giveaway!! I want to win all three, lol!! I also follow you on Blogger, and you're on my blog roll. :]

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  19. Happy Birthday! I follow your blog on google Reader.

    Jill

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  20. Happy Happy Birthday!! I hope its a great one :)I love the second fabric. I follow your blog through blogger.

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  21. Happy Birthday! Hope you have an awesome September 2nd!! :)
    I'm a new follower and... I follow your blog through a bookmark on my bookmarks bar (I blame my lack of internet savvy! :D)

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  22. Happy birthday, its mine next weekend as well! In my life there has always been a clutch of early Sept birthday which as one of my colleagues used to comment 'All our parents had a GREAT Christmas present!!!!'

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  23. I think I'm a day late with congratulations, but Happy Birthday and have a lovely weekend! Yay, for the black forest cake! :)
    I follow your blog with bloglovin... :)

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  24. I'm in - Happy birthday. Looking forward to your SSS. I also use Simplicity 2591 as a back up pattern. The fabric you made yours from is a quilting cotton by Denise Schmidt. I made a dress from the same fabric in greg a while back. I'm a blogger follower

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  25. Happy Birthday and hope you enjoyed the cake! Yum! Great giveaway too - lovely fabrics!

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  26. How generous to offer a giveaway on your own birthday. Have a great day!

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  27. I'm a follower with google reader

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  28. Forgot to say I follow through Google Reader too!

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  29. I just found your blog and love it! I follow through Google reader. Happy birthday by the by!

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  30. I think you should pick me as my birthday is the last week in August,,, .I read you from google reader aNd you are my favorite sewing blogger.

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  31. Happy Birthday! Lovely fabrics!

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  32. Happiest of happy birthdays! You share your day with my awesome hubby! I'm so glad you're opening it up to us international peeps! (Hello from Macau, China!). But seriously, I really enjoy following your journey into sewing and your dive into wearing a month's worth of clothes you have made. You rock. And I follow you on my google reader.

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  33. happy belated birthday! i do enjoy reading your blog and i'm quite enamored with your version of the colette chantilly dress. i'm also a follower on blogger.

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  34. hello, my names Miguel I design Hats and i was wondering if you had a blue floral print & Green cloth i can buy, if you do please contact me through my facebook page

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