Giveaway Time!

Thanks to everyone who entered! This giveaway is officially closed! Winner to be announced next week!

I have a serious back log of projects to show you guys. Serious back log. Let’s see, you guys still haven’t seen my 2nd finished swimsuit and then there’s a blouse and skirt combo I’ve been needing to photograph and I just did a rub off of a cardigan and well, the list goes on. It’s been a tad busy around here. I’m teaching. I’m making healthy lunches for my mister who’s just gone and enrolled himself in school and all that (I know, crazy right?) and I’ve been working at Yellow Bird too. You should come in and I’ll help you buy fabric! I’m quite good at it, if I do say so myself because I want it all too. Yeah. I’m very bad to fabric shop with, but you should come in nonetheless and we’ll have fun designing your fall wardrobe.

Anyway, it’s been so long since I held a giveaway here, that I had almost forgotten that I could hold a giveaway. Life seems to get in the way of me remembering fun things like this. But this time I did remember. I just helped finish up the last round of pattern testing for Colette Patterns - great patterns are coming soon! – and Sarai very generously gave us all a credit to the online shop. I usually purchase patterns wholesale from Colette these days – because of the shop – and so it didn’t seem quite fair to use the credit for that. So one of you lucky ducks is going to get it.

Let’s see. All you have to do is tell me the #1 project you want to make for fall this year. That’s easy, right? Just leave it in the comments. I’m going to tell you what I want to make for fall. Are you ready for this? Jeans. For myself. I purchased Jalie 2908. I’m ready. I have stretch denim on its way. I’m opting for a muslin. I’m just about to trace off the pattern. This is serious. I’ve even got rivets and a jean button. You just wait.

OK, so giveaway time!
the Rules: Leave a comment on this post telling me the #1 project you want to make for fall this year
Giveaway ends: September 6, 2012 at 12:00 pm
the Prize: Colette Patterns credit for $25

May the best fall project win!

  • Liz - I have a big fat stash of fabric left over from my freewheeling days as a fabric store employee. It’s my mission to work through some of it this fall — starting with a Beignet skirt!!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - I can’t wait to try one of your patterns! Your creations are always so chic! This fall I’ll be making pink silk taffeta 18th century dress for a Carnegie Mellon University production of ‘The Rivals’! The undergarments are already underway!ReplyCancel

  • Sierra - I’ve had my eye on the Colette bra and knicker set all summer! It’s perfect for bedtime, sewing time or relaxing-on-the-couch-with-my-dude time.ReplyCancel

  • krystina - This fall I need to make myself something to wear to my cousin’s wedding, but I’m so far behind… I need to start checking out patterns soon! Maybe a Collette pattern is in my future!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - Normally, I think people have a pattern in mind and then seek out fabric. But I found some amazing autumn floral cotton voile over the summer and the hands down number one thing I want to make this fall is the perfect dress for it. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Melanie recently posted..the last of the summer dresses — an M6554 reviewReplyCancel

  • Helen Sews - Sewaholic Renfrew! Thank you! HelenReplyCancel

  • Susan - A leather jacket is my #1 ‘want to make’ project. I have been collecting thrift store leather goods and think I have enough. I have a selected a couple of BurdaStyle prospects and just need to decide which one to use. Thank you for offering this giveaway…I have been eyeing Colette patterns for a couple of months and this would be a great way to give them a try.ReplyCancel

  • Angelina - Colette Peony in black wool! I’m pretty sure I need it so I can pair it with mustard tights and flats this fall and winter.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Boone - I am planning to join on Gertie’s sew along and make her new coat!! Not everyday wear for sure, but it is a must have!!


  • Maggie - My fall garment is a pair of mossy green Clovers to wear with flats and transitional tops. I love the change in seasons and the clothes that go with it. I’m working on the muslin, tweaking away, hoping it will be wearable, but kinda doubting it.

    Since it’s my first time commenting, I have to say that I truly love your blog! I also love that you’re in SLC. I live in Denver and am happy that there’s someone at least in the region that loves to sew garments. I’ll make it to SLC one of these days and, when I do, Yellow Bird is at the top of my list.ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - I really am just dying to make the coat dress from Gertie’s new Butterick pattern. I’ve even found the perfect fabric. If I make just one thing this autumn, it has to be that!ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca G - Man, I have to limit my plans for the fall, so all I want to make is a good looking dress that flatters me! I have this fabric waiting for just the right pattern… – so pretty, right? Thanks, Sunni!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Jones - I really want to make a Simplicity 2444 short sleeved dress. I’m fairly new to sewing so this will be a challenge for me :) ReplyCancel

  • sarah - the Sewaholic Lonsdale dress, it would be perfect to wear for a friends garden party wedding in a few months time. I can imagine it in a nice orange/pink floral print.ReplyCancel

  • Dalila - I think I really should refashion a few items but you know, I might end up with some more dresses… I’d love to make one of Colette’s dresses, there are too many to choose from!ReplyCancel

  • edenZ - A eyelet Hazel – I’ve been planning since before Memorial Day but then I ended up not having a single moment to sew all summer :( ReplyCancel

  • Maire - As I’m on the job-hunt at the moment my number one project is an interview outfit for the day when someone finally calls back! Trying to be frugal and use what I have already in my stash. Working on a blouse from a vintage pattern just now that looks a little like the Colette Violet pattern. Wouldn’t an actual Colette pattern be nice…ReplyCancel

  • Forrest - I really want to make a Lady Grey coat this fall!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - My #1 fall project is a Colette Jasmine, so this credit would be perfect! I am loving things with interesting collaring details!ReplyCancel

  • brigid - I am longing to make a pair of pants that fit my petite legs and Irish bum–Clover clover clover!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - I am dreaming up an Aline/ tunic dress made from denim!ReplyCancel

  • jennifer s - I just scored some new fabric that is begging to be made into a Cambie dress!ReplyCancel

  • Beverly M. - I want to make pants that really fit.
    Beverly M. recently posted..Simple Skirts – No Pattern RequiredReplyCancel

  • Giveaway Winner! - [...] Everyone! Just popping in with last week’s giveaway winner of the Colette Patterns $25 shop [...]ReplyCancel