Monday, August 27, 2012

Blogiversary Giveaway!

I really want to thank all of your for your lovely comments and well wishes on my 3rd blogiversary post. It's been a fun ride and I really appreciate each of you!

It's time for my blogiversary giveaway! In honor of three years, I have three giveaway goodies, and (I think) they are good ones!

First up, a signed copy of Lynda Maynard's The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques: Essential Step-by-Step Techniques for Professional Results.This is a really good, if misnamed, book. A more accurate description would be "beautifully illustrated, clever techniques you might find in high-end RTW." There are some great ideas in here. I bought this from Lynda at the recent Cañada Blogger meetup, specifically for this giveaway, and asked her to sign it. I purchased my own copy when the book originally came out.

Next up, Pattern Making (Portfolio Skills)by Dennic Chunman Lo. This book is receiving rave reviews in the sewing blogosphere and forums. I have not yet used my own copy, but this book contains beautiful designs that you don't see in typical pattern drafting books. (I am a fan of starting with a well fitting TNT pattern, and then drafting up the interesting bits. A book like this is very useful, even for someone who doesn't want to draft from scratch.) I bought this copy in San Francisco's Japan Town.

The final gift is the Palmer Pletsch sewing DVD, Sewing . . . Good to Great: It's in the Detailsfeaturing Marta Alto. This shrink-wrapped DVD includes: perfect darts, lapped and invisible zippers, facings, edge finishes, pocket styles, Hong Kong finish and to-the edge linings, hems in many fabrics, machine embroidery tips, and covered snaps over BIG buttons.

If you are interested in any (or all) of these giveaway items, please leave a comment on this post. When you comment, list the item(s) in which you are interested, in the order of preference. I will do the drawing in a week or so. Watch this space for the list of winners. This giveaway is open to international folks.

Yesterday morning, I went diving looking for fabrics to de-stash. I ended up with two garbage bags of fabric. Wow, did it feel great to remove these from my bloated stash! I then met up with some sewing pals for a fun day of show and tell, sharing, eating, and swapping. I managed to leave behind the two bags of fabric and one Vogue pattern, and come home with one Burda magazine, two (small) pieces of fabric, and a brand new pair of thread clippers. I need to do a lot more of this - it's good for the soul! ;)

113 comments:

  1. Such beautiful books--what a generous giveaway. I'd love to be in the draw. My first preference would be for the "Couture" sewing book, then the DVD and finally the Patternmaking book. Having said that, you may not be keen to ship them to Australia . . . I do enjoy the blog and especially the shared experience of sewing for the busty ones. Thanks:)

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  2. Count me in, too. My first choice is the Patternmaking book, then Lynda Maynard's book, then the DVD. My sewing bookshelf will make room. Thank you for putting together such a wonderful giveaway.

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  3. Great giveaway! My order of preferences would be 1) "...Details" book, 2) Couture book, and then 3) Patternmaking. Thank you!!

    Dinah

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  4. I have followed your blog for a while now and especially enjoy reading your explanations of how you have done something. I've already learned several things. :)

    My preference would be: 1) Details book, 2) Couture book, and 3) Patternmaking.

    Thanks for a great blog!

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  5. Wow, fabulous gifts, I would be honoured to received any of them! Thanks :o)

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  6. Wow - this is an incredible give away! I have the Lynda Maynard book, and couldn't agree more with your description of it! I still get some inspiration from it though. The Patternmaking book appeals to me the most, followed closely by the Palmer Pletsch dvd. Incredible generosity here, thankyou!!

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  7. Happy Blogiversary Shams!! What generous gifts. I would be interested in any and all, should I be so lucky.

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  8. Wow! You are so generous! I am certain that we are not worthy. In order of preference I would love:

    1.The Dressmaker's Handbook of Couture Sewing Techniques
    2.Patternmaking
    3.It's All in the Details DVD

    Again, thank you for your great blog and thank you for the giveaway. ♥

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  9. Congrates on three years of blogging. I would love the Couture book and then the pattern making book. I have the DVD, it is great. Keep on posting.

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  10. I'm pretty new to sewing so these are a bit beyond me at the moment! I'd love to have something to aspire to though, my list goes in this order:

    It's in the Details
    Patternmaking
    Couture Sewing Techniques

    Thank you :)

    kate1485 at hotmail dot com

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  11. I only recently discovered your blog (and don't think I've commented) but what a generous lady you are to give away such nice gifts. I'd love any of them, but would probably benefit from the 1)It's In The Details most, followed by 2)Patternmaking next and then the 3)Cotoure Sewing Techniques. You create beautiful garments nd I'm looking forward to the day when I can whip up something like those you create. :)

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  12. As you know, I love your blog and have learned so much from you as I have restarted my sewing journey.
    Congratulations on your first three years and here's to many more!

    If you haven't already chosen the lucky recipients of your give-aways, I would be interested in the Palmer-Pletsch DVD and the Couture book in that order!
    Thanks!

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  13. Happy Blogiversary! Love reading your blog every week and always lots of fun and inspiration. You are so generous to give away such great books! The Lynda Maynard book would be a treasure to own but they all sound fabulous!

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  14. Woohoo! Thanks so much for doing this. I thoroughly enjoy your blog and am always happy when a new post shows up in my blog reader.
    Anyway - my first choice is the "Couture" book, then the fitting DVD, then the Japanese pattern making book.
    Thanks for sending international.

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  15. Wow! What great gifts. My first choice would be the "Couture" book and then the pattern making book, and then the fitting DVD.
    Gita

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  16. Happy Blogiversary!! I'd love to have any of the books but I guess my preference would be - The Dessmaker's Handbook, It's in the Details, then Pattermaking.

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  17. Oh boy! Blogiversary presents are going to enter the universe! They all look fabulous and I don't have any of them yet. My list is: Patternmaking, then Linda Maynard, then the DVD!!! Thanks!

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  18. Congratulations on three years! I have enjoyed your blog since I discovered it last year. My first choice would be the pattern-making book, then It's in the Details and then the Couture sewing book. Thanks so much

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  19. Shaz, I've been a lurker and a follower through Bloglovin for a while and have been inspired by your creativity and style. Thanks for offering such great gifts. My preferences are: 1) Couture, 2) Patternmaking, 3) Details

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  20. Happy Blogoversary! I have been thoroughly enjoying your blog. What wonderfully generous giveaways. I would like to enter all 3 drawings in this order:
    Pattern making
    Maynard book
    DVD
    though the order doesn't really matter. I would be thrilled with any of them. Looking forward to the next year of your blog.

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  21. Wow! Such a great giveaway! I would love any of the three, but if I had to rank them it would be the Couture book, then the Palmer/Pletsch DVD and then the pattern making book. Thanks!

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  22. Oh man! International shipping! I'd pinch the pattern making book if you'd let me. :-)

    I enjoy your blog, you are such a thoughtful blogger.

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  23. Happy Blogiversary! I'm new to the blogging world & love finding new sewing blogs to read. I would love to win any of the items. My preference is: 1. It's in the Details DVD; 2. Dressmaking Handbook; 3. Patternmaking. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. Happy 3 years! I always look forward to your new posts. Thanks for the chance, and I would especially like "Couture Sewing Techniques", Details, and then Patternmaking...Anna

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  25. What a lovely way to celebrate, so generous. I would love to take a chance at the pattern making book. What fun. Thanks so much!

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  26. Happy Blogiversary! What a fantastic giveaway. Any of those items would be a welcomed addition to my library.

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  27. Shams, Happy Blogiversary! Very generous giveaway, I would be interessted in the DVD, or the patternmaking book, as I have Maynard's lovely book. Thank you!

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  28. Happy Blogiversary!! That patternmaking book looks exciting!

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  29. Hello I am a new follower of yours. Happy Blogiversary to you and many more to come I hope. It would be fun to win something. Thank you for having a giveaway.

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  30. Congratulations on your 3rd blogoversary! How exciting! Did you ever think you would have that much to say? I would love to try for 1)It's in the Details, 2)Handbook of Couture, or 3)Patternmaking. I look forward to every one of your posts. I at first thought I would never need a FBA but tried it anyway and I couldn't believe the difference it made. And I'm only a C, maybe D cup. It has totally changed how I approach the size of a pattern. I was trying to fit size 20 patterns to my small shoulders, and now I usually use a size 14. Thank you so much.

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  31. Happy Blogiversary! I'm interested in the patternmaking book too! Boy do you give good gifts!

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  32. Hi Shams,
    I am a "silent reader" from up in BC. Congratulations on 3 years of wonderful posts. You give me such inspiration in my sewing. Thanks for the giveaway it would be great to win any of these items.

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  33. I've just started reading your blog. I have my own (The Urban Pheasant) and I love writing to my e-audience. I'm a dedicated sewer, but blog about everything. However, I follow only sewing related blogs. What's with that? I love all 3 books presented - in the order they fall. This makes me wonder what kind of give away I could do. Hmmm.....

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  34. Thanks for continuing a wonderful blog - I enjoy every post. I'd love to have the patternmaking book but honestly, any of the three would be awesome! (If pushed, it would be patternmaking, couture, details ;) - Thanks!

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  35. You are so generous with your ideas, Shams! I love reading about your projects, your ideas, your enthusiasms. I don't need a giveaway--just keep on writing!

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  36. Great giveaway, I am interested in the patternmaking book or the DVD (I have the Linda Maynard book)

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  37. Happy Blogversary, Shams! I love reading your posts to see what you're up to -- great creative ideas to draw inspiration from! I would be happy with any of the three items, but probably would choose Lynda's book first.

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  38. This is a very sweet act of kindness on your part! After following your blog on and off for a few months, I recently signed up officially. Enjoy your sense of humor, your ability to make fashion with your own personal spin and, the ways you have been motivating me to sew things for myself after a long dry period! As long as you are willing to give these books away, I'd love to own a copy of the Dressmaker's Handbook or the Pattern Making Book. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.
    And also, congrats on 3 years of blogging! Please keep going.

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  39. I have enjoyed reading your posts this past year. Your writing is so full of information and I love how you detail your work with the patterns you use. I have learned a lot.

    If I win the drawing here are my preferences: It's In The Details, Couture Sewing Techniques, Pattern Making.

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  40. Hi Shams! Not interested in the give away - just wanted to say how much fun I had yesterday! I too ended up with less than I started, hurray! Heather

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  41. Hi Shams:

    I have been following your blog for about a year now, and have so much enjoyed your projects, instructions and humor. I lived in SF for 20 years and moved to Ecuador two years ago. I am learning to make my own patterns (no commercial patterns here.) If I win the drawing, I would love the book on Pattern Making first, followed by Couture Sewing Techniques, and finally the DVD In the Details. All of them are wonderful. Thank you for your generosity in having this giveaway.

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  42. Wow! Great prizes for the pleasure of reading your blog -- which is informative and delightful! It's a double win!

    If I win the drawing, I'd first choose Couture Sewing Techniques, then the DVD on details, and finally the pattern making book -- and I'd be happy with any one of these great gifts.

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  43. Thanks for a great giveaway !! I would love either the pattern making book or the couture techniques - either would be a boost to my sewing skills.

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  44. Wow, great giveaway! If I'm picked, I'd like the DVD...I have the others!

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  45. Great offerings indeed! It is great you have the time to share your experiences via blog, hope you can continue for many years to come.

    My choices would be
    1. Patternmaking - been interested in that one since Kathleen F discussed it on her blog.
    2. Dressmaker's handbook - think this one is at the public library.
    3. It's in the Details - This one is new to me, but would be interesting I'm sure.

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  46. Happy Blogaversary!

    I stumbled across your blog via Marcy Tilton and am now a regular (though unsubscribed) reader. Thanks for all of your great inspiration! Sadly, I think all three books would be over my head. I've been sewing for years, but am largely self-taught. If you do happen to draw my name, please just pick one for me. Thanks again, Shams!

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  47. Super generous giveaway, from a super generous lady! I'm in for the Patternmaking book (#1) and the Details book (#3)

    You know what my favorite fabric from yesterday's exchange was? That crazy lace & patchwork plaid overlay from you! I'm already envisioning a "po' girl" bustle from it & will have loads of fun playing with it :D

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  48. I would like to win a copy of Shams!!! Or any of the three prizes. Happy Anniversary and congratulations to you and your blog!

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  49. Awesome!! I would love to win!
    (Choices are 1. Pattern making 2. Couture techniques and 3. Details dvd)

    I have two plastic containers FULL of fabric and ill-fitting garments that I'm kind of scared of at this point. They're huge (they're like those 40 gallon wal-mart tubs that you could practically stash a body in) and every time I dig through them I end up so overwhelmed I just sit there, staring at it, until the cat comes to help and then I have to wash everything again because she gets hair all over it and at that point I give up and just pack it all back in. But I have brilliant ideas for everything so I can't bear to get rid of a single thing! :/

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  50. Congrats on three years! I'm one of the lurkers who read everything you post but never comment. I still blame you for sharing about Trippen shoes, I really didn't need another obsession. lol.
    I would love any of the three give-aways but in order - 1. Pattern making 2. Couture techniques and 3. Details DVD

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  51. Hello, hello! This give away has inspired many of us quiet fans to come forward and speak up. I've been reading and enjoying your work and your words for about a year now. Thank you so much for letting us share your whole process of making things - the terrific and the wadders

    I would love to be in the running for the pattern making book or the details DVD. I own Lynda's book already.(it's great). Congratulations on three years and thank you!

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  52. Congratulations on a wonderful three years, Shams! I wish you many more. I would like to be entered for the DVD.

    Much thanks!

    Rose in SV

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  53. What a fun way to celebrate! I'd love to be entered for the Couture Sewing Techniques book or (2nd) Patternmaking.

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  54. Isabel's DaughterAugust 27, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Congratulations on your Blogiversary. I don't have a blog, but I'm sure it takes a fair amount of work to keep posting. I love your style, it is inspiring me to get out of my conservative clothing rut.

    If I had to choose, I would love the Linda Maynard book or the DVD. It is very generous of you to give these away.

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  55. Happy Blogiversary. I rarely enter giveaways because I don't need more "stuff" but both the Couture book, and the DVD sound very interesting (I already having the patternmaking book).

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  56. What a generous giveaway. Congratulations on your blogiversary - Your stats are most impressive, but reading your blog is so inspiring that they are no surprise. I still haven't made the Anthropologie skirt but am responsible for about 15 of the page views as I keep thinking about it :). I love my tablecloth skirts. Thank you- the heavy wool plaid one has received lots of usolicitations this winter.
    I would love to be in the running for the Lynda Maynard book and the patterndrafting book in that order.

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  57. I'll pop a bottle of e-bubbly to help you celebrate your Blogiversary!!!, And here's to many more enjoyable years of reading about your creative adventures in life...
    I think the Lynda Maynard book interests me the most, clever techniques are always valuable, but then again, interesting additions to garments always give me a 'thrill' so I would also like a peek at the pattern making book. But equally, In the Detail grabs my attention as well.
    Decisions, decisions, decisions.....

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  58. You are so generous! Thank you so much for sharing those books with us...will they make me such a great sewist as you are? Then I want them all! The "it´s in the details" book is the most appealing to me.. anything that promises to teach me how to make perfect darts is! Then the Lynda Manyard´s book and finally the "patternmaking" Not that it doesn´t interest me; I think I should learn how to construct garment before I can start trying to make a pattern.
    Thank you again!

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  59. Count me in too. My first choice is the Linda Maynard book, but I'd be a happy camper with any of the offers.

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  60. Great giveaway! And congrats on your blogiversary. :) I would love to win the Couture book.

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  61. Congratulations on three years of fantastic content (I spent an entire evening devouring your blog)!

    I feel behind the times as I haven't heard of any of these books - I'd love a shot at winning any of them.

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  62. Isn't stash cleaning cathartic? I need to do that myself. Your giveaway will not help, but I am drooling over the goodies in this order: patternmaking, couture techniques, details.

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  63. Congratulations! I've enjoyed your journey and gotten tips on dressing my large bustline. I would love to win any of the books, but especially the couture book.

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  64. Happy Blogiversary. I would love to win one of these. My choices, in order, are
    Patternmaking
    Couture Sewing Techniques
    It's in the Details

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  65. Shams,

    Happy Blogiversary for sure. I love all the wonderful info. I glean from your blog, including your fantastic humor. I would love to be considered for any of the lovely giveaways.
    Thanks,
    Karendee

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  66. Although I don't comment a lot, I love your blog, your sense of humor and your sense of style and hope you will continue writing it for a long, long, time. I would be thrilled to win any of your give away items, with Couture Sewing Techniques as first choice, Patternmaking second, and It's In The Details third.

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  67. Hi Shams,
    You drew me out! I've been reading your blog daily for quite some time. I'm a Bay Area local, too!
    Anyway, I don't own any of these three... all three look desirable. Pressed to choose, though,
    • Lynda Maynard's book
    • The Palmer Pletsch sewing DVD
    Both are equally intriguing.
    Thanks!
    Rebecca

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  68. Hi,
    I really enjoy your sewing creations.
    Please would you enter my name for the Couture techniques?
    Thanks!

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  69. Thank you for sharing. I'm about to destash my fabrics too so i hope to get rid of the same amount of fabric.
    Can you put me down for the Patternmaking book please? I think that's what I'll be focusing on next year and I can feel time slipping away so quickly that I'm sure next year is just around the corner.

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  70. Hi Shams!

    Just any of those would be good! So if I win - you choose and it would be wonderful. I so want to de-stash a little myself - it seems what I "Had to have" a few years ago (and yes, there are years ago pieces) now seem "what was I thinking?" but often one women's trash, opps I mean stash is another's treasure...

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  71. Sharon, you are too good to us! I don't have any of these offerings but they all look like excellent books for sewsters. My preference would be in just the order you showed them: 1. Dressmakers Handbook... 2. Pattern Making 3. It's in the Details.

    I hope you are still blogging for the next three years, and the next, and the next...

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  72. You are so inspiring!! Plus you might be my twin....so I'd love to help you celebrate! Thanks.

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  73. Hi Sharon,
    I LOVE your blog and find your information invaluable, your humor ALWAYS good for a laugh, and your sense of style distinctive and fabulous. Even better, I reconnected with a friend from Med school through you! I have enjoyed meeting you in real person too. I am so dumb, I still haven't gotten a google ID, can't figure out the others, so am still Anonymous as it were. THANK YOU so much for the time and effort you put into your blog and for figuring out the wonderful "tablecloth" skirt. I look to see if you have posted, the first thing when I turn on my computer for the day - that's something! On the selfish side, I would love to be entered into the drawing for any of the books! Thank you!
    Kathryn O.

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  74. Just discovered your blog and so far LOVE your philosophy. Looking forward to reading more about sewing. I would love to receive the Marta Alto DVD as she is one of my sewing heroines.
    Patricia R.

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  75. Shams, what a fabulous and generous give away! Far too good not to enter, especially as I'd be happy with any of these resources, although my first choice would be Lynda's book. Not many more sleeps till DOL :)

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  76. Love your blog and would love one of your give aways. First choice would be Lynda's book followed by Palmer Pletsch sewing DVD. Many thanks for sharing. SheilaC

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  77. Hi Shams, how wonderful to celebrate your blog`s anniversary...I am always a bit dissappointed when there is no new blog post :))). It sure would be nice to be able to add all three choices to my sewing room, but my first preference would be the DVD, than no.1, then no.2
    Keep up the wonderful work and inspiration.
    KarinM.

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  78. Shams that is so kind of you! I would love to win the Palmer Pletsch DVD, followed by Lynda's book. Congrats again :)

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  79. Thank you for the inspiration and details you share with us all! I feel like I should be gifting you:-)

    What an awesome giveaway-- I'd love to win:
    1. Lynda Maynard's Couture book
    2. Dennic Chunman's patternmaking book
    3. Palmer Pletsch sewing dvd

    Raina AL

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  80. I'm a fairly new reader and very much enjoy your insights. I am interesting in the Patternmaking book, followed by the Couture book. I don't do much detailed sewing, so the DVD would be better given to another reader. Thanks for offering!

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  81. Thank you. This is a generous thing to do!
    Congratulations for the blog - I check in several times a week!
    It seems wrong to choose a gift, but it makes things easier.
    Either of the books would be my preference.
    Thank you again.

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  82. So great to meet you Sunday! I will be reading through your blog over time... don't know that I'll get through all three years, but will try to stay current now.

    As for your books, too generous of you, but I'd probably go for them in the order you've posted them: Couture, Patternmaking, Details.

    Looking forward to our next gathering. Glenda

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  83. I really enjoy this blog and read it first thing in the AM. What a wonderful giveaway and would love to win one, the Palmer Pletsch DVD my first choice, second Couture and the third Patternmaking. Thank you and Congratulation on 3 years of blogging.

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  84. Don't need the books--egad, I should be giving away boxes and boxes, which brings me to my question: what to do with literally hundreds of unused but excellent patterns and books. Putting them on ebay or etsy to sell seems so time-consuming. I'm also a bay area dweller--any suggestions?

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  85. Congratulations on 'surviving' three years - I don't know what I'm more impressed with - your sewing or blogging! Both take a lot of time. I'd like any of the books you're kindly parting with, thank you and best wishes for the next three years!

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  86. It was nice to officially meet you at Fab Mo a few weeks ago.

    You're cuter and even more spunky in person than I had imagined. ;-)


    Oh...is there a give away?

    Patterns! Oh Boy Unique and different types!

    A Dvd of fancy techniques might be pretty handy secondly.

    ;-)

    Also thanks for all the pants blogging...I am on my second pair of Marcy pants. Yeah!

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  87. Congrats on three years! I can't believe it's only been that long though. I found you when I was looking up Marcy Tilton's Vogue 8712 pants. I still need to make those in red ponte like you did! I've been thinking about that Patternmaking book for months now. I would love to own that!

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  88. wow Shams! Which one to choose.. such wonderful gifts!!

    I love all 3, but I think the DVD might be more useful to me at the stage I'm in and it fills my audio-visual needs as well!

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  89. I love your blog and congrat's on three years! Your posts are very inspiring. I'd love the Linda Maynard book :)

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  90. Such a wonderful and useful giveaway for us sewists - thanks heaps and a big congrats on the blogoversary. I love reading your posts.
    i like all three and the order of preference would be Pattern making, Couture and then the details DVD.
    I am also very grateful that you have include your loyal followers over the globe - I am in Australia and should I be so lucky to win would be happy to pay postage.

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  91. Congrats Shams on three years. Your posts are terrifically entertaining and enlightening. I'll throw my hat in the ring for this generous giveaway--in order: Pattern Making, Dressmaker's Handbook and Details DVD. Thank you!
    Elle

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  92. I'll put in my name. Any of the itmes would be wonderful, but my first choice would be Couture Sewing Techniques by Linda. You are so generous with everything!

    Only one person (chesneykat) has put in for a copy of Shams, so I'll add my name for that also.

    Congratulations again on completing three years.

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  93. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I look for daily... almost feel like you blog is a good friend fropping in for a visit. Wonderful give away.

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  94. Happy Anniversary!
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    I like them in order you listed everything in this post.

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  95. Hi fellow blogger, how kind of you! Id love to have he DVD, i already have the Couture techinques book and I agree on your description. Have a great day!

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  96. This is so generous of you! I have learned so much from your blog and cannot thank you enough. I would be thrilled to win any of the items but Lynda Maynard's book is at the top of my list!
    Gratefully,
    Sara M (from Pittsburgh PA)

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  97. Another Australian here, greatful for the blog, and greatful for the giveaway.
    Either of the two books as preference. NOt sure the video will work in Oz!

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  98. Shams,your loyal lurker here (somehow can't retrieve my usual ID). Happy Third Blogiversary! And lucky us! Wishing you (and us) many, many more!
    Thanks tons for your further generosity. Any of these would be wonderful for this restart sewist,but pressed to choose:
    1) Maynard
    2) Lo
    3) DVD ( only because I function better with books)
    Have fun at DOL!

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  99. Happy anniversary from a new reader very excited to discover your Blog. I would love the Couture book , the pattern making book, and the DVD in that order

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  100. Hi, Shams. Thank you so much for this most generous giveaway. Please keep posting and sharing your filled-with-life spirit, as well as your creativity, with us. My choices would be 1. Linda Maynard, 2. the video, and 3. Patternmaking.

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  101. Ooh, I'm very interested in both books, probably the Patternmaking as my first choice, because I have another book in that same series and it's excellent. Thanks so much for making this available to international readers, too, and happy blogerversary!

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  102. As soon as I saw the Lynda Maynard book, I wanted it. But then the same thought occurred with each book.
    Most importantly, thank you for the work you put into your blog - always inspiring even though our personal styles differ. You make me want to do more and try more and learn more.
    Miriam

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  103. Hi Congratulations on your anniversary! I would be interested in any of them!! I just came across your entry on bias fringe and I love that jacket you made! I have added that detail for future use! Thank you!
    Debbie

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  104. Congrats on your blogiversary.I read all your posts. Great info.I would like either book,as I already have the DVD.Thanks Leslie

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  105. Hello.. I'm just a stalker... congratulations on three years!
    I would be interested in the first two books. Thanks for all your info - very helpful. Great idea to purge the stash and soul!

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  106. Thank you so much for the giveaway, I do not have any of those, though the second one is on my amazon list (soon to be joined by pattern making now!)

    In order I am probably interested in
    1. pattern making
    2. dressmaker's handbook of couture sewing techniques
    3.sewing..good to great, it's in the details

    Happy blogiversary to you!

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  107. Happy blogiversary! I enjoy your creativity. For the giveaway, I will go for "Patternmaking", then "Dressmaker's handbook", and last "It's in the Details". Thanks for the giveaway.

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  108. Congrats on three years of blogging! What a generous giveaway! I would be interested in the patternmaking book!

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  109. Congratulations! I check in every day. I would put the order of wonderfulness in the same order you have listed them. Lisa from BABES

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  110. Happy Anniversary!

    I'd love to have the Patternmaking Book. It's in the Details would also be lovely as a second choice.

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  111. Happy Blogiversary! I'd love any of the three prizes. If I have to put them in order, it'd be the same order you put them in.

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  112. Love your blog and congrats to 3 years! My order of preference would be: It's in the Details
    then, Couture Sewing Tech and Patternmaking. All of these books look fab. Happy sewing..
    Janice
    South Eastern WI

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  113. Wow this is an amazing giveaway! I want all of the books! I guess the best order would be the order you have them listed...Couture Sewing Techniques, Patternmaking, and then the DVD. Every single one of these would be a great addition to my sewing library! Congrats!

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