Saturday, August 27, 2011

Blogiversary Giveaway!

I promised a Blogiversary Giveaway, and here it is!

This giveaway involves some personal sacrifice, but I think it will be appreciated. You might have noticed that I order 3 patterns per month from Style Arc. I do this because, after that first month when I ordered more, the shipping was *really* high. Chloe, of Style Arc, suggested that I tweak any future orders to stay at the $33 rate, which is usually 3 patterns. (Though it can be less if the pattern is very large.)

So, for my giveaway I am going to give away one of my three patterns for September. If you win this giveaway, you can select a pattern from the Style Arc website, with a value up to $15. Tell me the pattern number and size, and I will add it to my September order, in place of one of my three. I will then mail it to you.

Good, eh? In addition to this, I have a Style Arc pattern to give away. A friend ordered the Samantha Top in a size 8. According to their size chart, a size 8 is designed for a 34.3" bust. When her pattern arrived, she was surprised at how much negative ease this pattern features - the finished bust measurement is 29-3/4" – over 4" of negative ease. She kindly gave me the pattern to offer as a giveaway.

In addition to these, I am also giving away a $10 give certificate to Your Button Shop. I discovered this site because it is run by the owner of my favorite sewing forum, Stitcher's Guild. Julie has some lovely button and bead offerings.

So, to summarize, there are THREE items you can win:

  • A Style Arc pattern valued up to (and including) $15.
  • A Samantha Top pattern in a size 8 (29-3/4" finished bust).
  • A $10 Gift Certificate to Your Button Shop.

Please leave a comment on this post indicating what you are interested in. If it's all three, that's fine.

Here's how it will work. In early September (wow, that is SOON), I will draw names for the three prizes. I will mail the Samantha top to that winner, and I will email the gift certificate to that winner. The lucky winner for the choosable pattern will let me know (within a few days of the win) their pattern choice and size. I will add it to my order. It takes a couple weeks to arrive. I will then mail it to the winner. So, feasibly, you will not receive your pattern until the end of September. If you need longer to decide, you can get into my October order, but you will then receive your pattern around the end of October. Capische?

Thanks SO much for all your supportive comments and well wishes on my blogiversary post. I am very grateful to all of you!

48 comments:

  1. I would love to win the Style Arc pattern and/or the button certificate. I can put both to good use.
    Congratulations on your blogiversary!

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  2. Wow! You're so generous! I'd love either the button certificate or to choose a Style Arc pattern.

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  3. Congrats Shams, on your blogiversary! I would love to win either the choose a Style Arc pattern or the button certificate. Off to look at those 2 sites.
    LauraSJ

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  4. Your blog is at the top of my Droid bookmarks! Congrats on 2 years of fun posts. I would love a StyleArc pattern! I've been wanting to try their straight skirt with the godets.

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  5. Congratulations on your blogiversary! I always enjoy seeing what you're making and envy you your active sewing group. Would love to be a prize-winner...anything but the tiny tee! Save that one for the lucky person who can wear it!

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  6. I would love to try a Style Arc pattern, you have made great things with them.

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  7. Yeesh! Shipping is expensive for those patterns. Pity, since they are so fabulous. I'd be interested in the choice of pattern and the buttons. I think it'll be a while before I fit into a size 8 again--assuming I ever get that far.

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  8. Happy anniversary!!! I would love to win either the choice of Style Arc pattern or button gift certificate. Thanks!

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  9. Happy Blogiversary! I choose the Style Arc pattern. What a very nice way to celebrate!

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  10. Great giveaway! any of these would be fab.

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  11. Always waiting to see your latest creation. Would like to select a styleARC pattern. Happy blogday!

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  12. Happy Blogiversary! I would like either the button certificate or to select a StyleArc pattern. Really enjoy your blog.

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  13. The style arc pattern choice, please. The shipping has kept me from ordering one for myself. I'm posting as anonymous only because my google account wouldn't allow me to post at all. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, but a do have a goodgle acct.

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  14. Happy Blogiversary! Your creativity is infectious. I'd love to be considered for either of the StyleArc options. Thank you!

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  15. Shams, two years is amazing! Happy blogiversary. Your blog is great! I appreciate your give aways - and I'd like to win either a Style Arc pattern of my choice or the button gift certificate. Thanks!

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  16. Wow, Shams, how generous you are! And congratulations on your second blogiversary--I read you faithfully and am awed by your skills and art. I am interested in all three giveaways. Thanks.

    Gail D.

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  17. To Anonymous (4 comments up from this one), please give me some indication of who you are by signing your post. Those of you who are having trouble posting on blogspot blogs, have you tried Gwen's fix? You can read about it here: http://allmyseams.blogspot.com/2011/08/fix-for-blogger-comments.html

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  18. What a generous offer. I'd love to try the Samantha top. Carol M.

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  19. Oh my goodness what an incredibly generous giveaway! I would just love to celebrate your blogiversary with a Style Arc pattern!

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  20. Wow! This is really a great prize offering. I'd love to have a chance at the choice of Style Arc patterns or the Button giveaway. Unfortunately I don't thing my bustline was anywhere near 29 3/4" even at birth so I can't use the tee pattern. :-)

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  21. Hi Shams, I've been dying to try a Style Arc pattern so sign me up. As I will be gone (as usual!) when you choose the winner, if I should win, make it the Linda Pant you have had such luck with. Size 12. Or the buttons would be nice too. As most of the others, the tee would not cover...

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  22. Oh, Shams, you thoughtful gal! I have been meaning to try a Style Arc pattern just because of your terrific pant success. So I would love to be in for the Linda pant also, size 12. Congrats again on the blogiversary.

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  23. Happy Blogiversary!! You have a lovely blog, and I really enjoy following your pursuits. I would love to win the top pattern--it's my size--or the buttons. Thanks for your generosity!

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  24. Happy Blogiversary! What a great giveaway. I'd love to choose a pattern or use a button gift certificate. Thanks!

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  25. Happy blogiversary Shams! Long time reader, first time poster. Like many others, if chosen I would enjoy the button gift certificate or choice of pattern. Thanks for your generosity.

    Susan in Tucson

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  26. Happy Blogiversary! I do enjoy reading your blog. I'd love to have either the button certificate or to choose a Style Arc pattern. Thanks for your generosity.

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  27. Happy Happy! :P I would love to try a Style Arc pattern please. Love reading your adventures in sewing, I've found many inspirations here.

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  28. Oh WOW, I'd so love to enter into this giveaway, but frankly a size 8 is about half the size I need. Good luck to winner (I'm definitely envious) and if you decide to part with any of previously loved (i.e. used) patterns, I'll be here.

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  29. That's a very generous giveaway - I'm happy to opt out - I'm a StyleArc member and an Aussie - so the prices are reasonable for me - I'd love for someone else to join in the StyleArc love! Good luck to the rest of you!

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  30. Lovely giveaway! I'll have to skip on the size 8 pattern, but I'd love to pick a pattern or the buttons. Thanks, and have a great weekend.

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  31. Thanks for the giveaway. pls do count me in!

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  32. I'd love to be in for the Style Arc pattern!

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  33. Hi Shams
    I have been enjoying your adventures with the StyleArc patterns and you have tempted me. I'd love to be considered for the draw - I will have to pass on the Size 8 pattern as I am much larger!!

    Many thanks for all the pleasure you give to us all reading about your adventures.
    Jacqui

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  34. Dear Shams, please enter me into the running for the Samantha top.. it would fit me!
    And thank you for the mention and your kind compliments about my jeans. I do indeed have an olive green pair too! and will probably wear them during SSS11 ;)

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  35. Congrats Shams! I would be happy with any of the prizes - I love patterns and I love buttons! I have been really wanting to try the Style Arc patterns due to your reviews - they look great.

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  36. Wow! Best giveaway ever! :) I already own the Samantha top (in a much larger size) but I would love to try another of their patterns! Thanks Shams, I always like seeing what you've created with these patterns.

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  37. I've been dying to try a Style Arc pattern, but the shipping was holding me back. I'd love to be in the drawing for the choice of pattern!

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  38. You're generous with this give-a-way and always generous with your knowledge and tips - where would we be without you? I'd be interested in any of the three offers! You have wonderful taste and advice - thanks again and another happy aniversary!

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  39. Wow, you are really generous! I'd like either of the Style Arc patterns (the top or one of my choice)
    Thanks for doing this and happy anniversary!
    Jodie
    jkachkar(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  40. Hi I would love any of the three.
    Thanks for doing this

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  41. This is such a neat concept for a giveaway! Thank you for sharing this with your readers. I would be interested in all three. :)

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  42. Wow....

    No one has ever offered one of my GC's as a blog giveaway before. So to celebrate a bit, anyone reading this may use coupon "giveaway" through September 10th, 2011 for a 15% discount at Your Button Shop.

    http://yourbuttonshop.com

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  43. Thanks for your giveaway. I'd love to try one of their patterns.

    Please add my name to "A Style Arc pattern valued up to (and including) $15" giveaway. I've already made my choice if I win : Creative Cate top, size 14.

    Thanks so much.

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  44. You are very generous indeed. I'm a little in love with the Julia jacket, but will would happily settle on the Sailor Sue Palatto Pants size 14. Love your blog and happy blogaversary

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  45. would love to be on the Style Arc pattern giveaway list. thanks for your generosity.

    bonnie s

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  46. This drawing is now closed. THANKS!

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