Sunday, October 21, 2012

Market Prep: Giveaway!



PACKING!  So much to get organized, including what to wear!  I will be doing a Trunk show at the Simplicity booth where I have a few quilts and projects hanging at Market, so I said, "Hey Simplicity! Have any great dress patterns?  I need a nice new FROCK to wear for the trunk show!"
Why Yes, indeedy! So I had my friend super talented friend, Kim, make up the dress for me quick, How cute is this? 
 (OK, Yes, I need a haircut, some makeup and shoes, but you get the idea! CUTE!)

You know I'm a cotton dress junkie, so this just fit the bill! On top of that, they sent me extra patterns!  So, I'm here today to SHARE the wealth!   Leave a comment below, tell me: What was the first pattern you recall sewing? ONE person, will win all three patterns! The sizes are generous, Left to right:  #2339 Size R5, 14,16,18,20,22, #1801 R5, 14-22US and the last one #6557 US 8-18

I leave Thursday for QUILT MARKET! My book will soon be available! WAHOO!  I will be doing my School House presentation at Quilt Market for the book on Friday at 4:20 room 371E

Saturday: Book signing at 11am booth 144

And TRUNK SHOW at Simplicity booth at 3pm booth #1024



Going to HOUSTON INT'L QUILT FESTIVAL?
I'll be there Wednesday and Thursday!
Book signings at booth 1110, The Craftsman’s Touch-Books
Wednesday 5-7 pm

11-noon  and 1:30-2:30 on Thursday 
Please Check Their booth for other times. (more times will be posted)

Email be if you will be at Market or Festival, I'd love to say Hi!



Don't forget to comment!
Leave a comment below, tell me: What was the first pattern you recall sewing? 
ONE person, will win all three patterns!  Winner announced WEDNESDAY the 24th at 9am.

45 comments:

  1. needs a cute little jacket ;-) Can we see your shoes?

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  2. I would be thrilled to win those patterns!! I was a garmet sewer first before quilting. I had home-ec in 7th grade, sewed a cotton skirt, and loved it!! It was a red/orange and I can see it like it was yesterday!! Got married at 16, so sewed all day while all my friends were still in school. Yes, I can see me in a new dress!!!
    Thanks for the chance!!

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  3. first pattern was a pullover top with two great big pockets on the front... cotton and wore it all summer long....the matching shorts - only wore those once - to camp - they were not for me... mom was pleased so I was pleased.

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  4. Oh, I clearly remember the first pattern where I had to follow instructions. Note how I said that. I made lots of things in Junior High but then took Home Ec (dating myself with that term) and the pattern we all had to make was an A-line skirt with suspenders! I was flat chested so worked fine for me. Not so for some of my classmates. We still laugh about that project all these years later! I never took Home Ec again because I always liked to change the pattern a bit........something I keep doing today. Darling dress that you had your friend, Kim, make. Don't enter me in the drawing, though, I recently bought three dress and slack patterns that I am going to make soon. Good luck to the winner of these patterns. Love that Cynthia Rowley dress!

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  5. When I was in the seventh grade, we had sewing in Home Economics and I made a blue and green flowered dirndle skirt using a Simplicity pattern. I absolutely loved that skirt. Love your new dress. Have a great time in Houston. I won't make it this year, but maybe next.

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  6. Love nthat Cynthia Rawlings pattern!
    I am going to really date myself here! My mom sent me to a Singer sewing class summer after 6th grade & chemise dresses were the thing then! It was probably a Simplicity or McCalls pattern & basically a straight line dress with a low banded waist - not fitted, but I did have to do set-in sleeves and it was a red print. I'm not sure I wore it much, but I sewed all my clothes basically thru college! I don't sew a whole lot for myself anymore, but love to sew for my grand kids!

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  7. I chose a Simplicity pattern when I was 11 and wanted to learn to sew because I thought it was a line of "simple" patterns. Well, it was a jumper and blouse -- zipper, darts, braided trim, buttonholes, ruffled sleeves, the works! That one pattern taught me everything!

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  8. To be honest, I have only done quilt patterns (1 purse pattern). I want to learn to sew clothing. This would be a great way to start.

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  9. Your New Look dress is cute. I designed the ad for the Quilt Market EZ Quilting.
    Have a great show.

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  10. I was about 10 years old and I sewed a sleeveless shell (blouse) that buttoned in the back. The fabric was brown and orange. It was the 60's, after all! And, of course, it was before I owned a zigzag sewing machine, so the buttonholes were made by hand! My Mom was so proud of me! Thanks for the chance to win the trio of patterns.

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  11. The first pattern I recall sewing was one that we made with the home demonstration agent in 4-H. We took our measurements and made a simple gathered skirt and a white shell type top. We used a lot of Simplicity, McCalls, and Butterick patterns as we grew up as well as those you could order from the newspaper. Now we tend to buy easy sew simplicity patterns for kids.

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  12. Absolutely - 7th grade home ec class. We made a-line skirts (mine was hot pink), and a calico blouse with short sleeves and a peter pan collar. Not a great outfit - but from then on, I sewed all of my clothes until I graduated high school. I was my current height in the 7th grade, and didn't want to wear adult (old lady) clothes! That was before junior sizes existed, can you imagine? Sewing was great - I got cute clothes that fit!

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  13. Well, I've have made up children's costumes but from a pattern... I have a Tova cut out but am waiting on a friend so we can sew them at the same time. I love the dress on you.

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  14. The first pattern I sewed was in 2nd grade.I had a pink cotton ruffle shirt and my Mom helped me sew my own bright pink "hot pants"( shorts) and a vest.

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  15. Before sewing in Home Ec, my mom gave me my very first sewing lessons. I was 10 and sewed a little pink and white nightdress for Thumbelina. It had a ribbon drawstring neck and elastic in the sleeves. Within 2 years, I outgrew dolls and began to sew garments- Neon green with hot pink culottes was the first garment for myself.

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  16. I took a sewing class at the YMCA, I was 11 years old and made a floor length wrap around skirt in a blue calico! Hey it was the 70's!, it was a simplicity pattern for sure. I too was a garment sewer before I became a quilter 3 years later.

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  17. I remember sewing a smock top for Gr8 homeEc. Then I wanted a free block since I did the course in a few weeks. Not so much, I could do macrame for the teacher or sew something else, so I made a denim jacket with a hood. Stylin' :-)

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  18. I remember making "camp" shirts for myself in high school. I will be in houston and will be sure to say hello. Im volunteering for the booth that will be selling the pet postcards!

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  19. Gosh way back in middle school they made us sew silly pillow pattern kits. I made and apple with a worm sticking out of it and a skateboard. after that I think the first pattern I bought to make was a pair of those Hammer time pants!

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  20. First thing I sewed was a dress for my Toni Doll. Gave the doll it's Toni Home Permanent and then made dresses for her!!!

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  21. My first pattern was a sleeveless shirt by Simplicity. I made it for 4H with help from my mom. "We" won a blue ribbon at the Freeborn County fair.

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  22. Cool giveaway, Victoria! I was eleven and was taking my first sewing lessons at the Singer store. It was a Simplicity pattern, an a-line dress with short puffy sleeves.

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  23. First pattern I remember was an A-line skirt! can't remember what pattern company though!

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  24. the only time I evert tried making clothes was back in the 80's with a friend. We made a pair of trousers Sort of McHammer style... Boy, they were ugly! I never wore them in public and since then my motto has been why make clothes myself when I can buy it :)

    So I'm not eligable for this draw.

    Just wanted to say I LOVE your dress though :)

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  25. I remember making a vest with my aunty for me to wear out. Lol it brings back memories thanks.
    Have fun at market in your new dress.

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  26. I remember exactly. Home Ec. 8th grade. The pattern was a Simplicity shift dress with a scoop neckline, sleeveless, with an enclosed tie belt at the waist. I used a white, nubbly fabric and got an A. Turned around and made a black one. That dress would wear today!

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  27. My first pattern was in 7th grade home ec for an A-line skirt and "babushka." I don't know that anyone wore their babushkas but it taught us a number of skills. I made a lot of dirndl skirts when I was in high school, but never became an accomplished seamstress--just wanted to get stuff done so I could wear it.

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  28. My first actual pattern was a dress for our youngest daughter's first birthday.

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  29. I won't be in Houston, but I am so thrilled for you. Maybe one day our paths will cross. Love your new little frock. I stated sewing at 10, don't remember the first thing. But I sewed a navy sailboat dress in the 7th grade. First time with directional fabric, the front was going up, the back was going down. Live and learn :).

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  30. If I don't win I will be buying these patterns. I need something to wear to my brother's wedding in California and I have been struggling to find a dress and jacket. I think this dress is the ticket! The first item I made from a pattern is a skirt for 4-H. It took me all summer to make one skirt!

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  31. Where are you going to be at Festival? I'll be there Wed nite and Thurs. Love to see you!

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  32. Never mind-- just finished reading your post... :o)

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  33. Love the simplicity of the dress, but of course you'd look great in a potato sack!
    Good luck with all your signings... see you in Dec.

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  34. Forgot to mention my first sewing... in 7th grade home ec. also.... we made a "pattern-less" circle skirt (I was very disappointed not to learn how to use a pattern) and my table mate cut right through my fabric (which was lying under hers) Needless to say I only wore it the one day when we received our grades!

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  35. Public school "home ec" class, upstate NY, c. 1968. First pattern was an A-line skirt and vest set in hideous avocado-green denim. Sadly, both pattern and fabric were my own choice and neither suited me. I hated it when it was done, but it did fit well enough to wear, so I can't also claim it as my first wadder.

    Have fun in Houston! Some year I'll get there.

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  36. I havent made any clothes yet but i want to! I'm too small for those patterns - thanks anyway. What's entailed in the "truck show"?
    are you showing quilts you made?

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  37. The first I made was a skirt in a lovely dark blue floral I loved it I think it was a simplicity too

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  38. I think the first thing I sewed for myself was a skirt, when I was 7 years old! With Mom's help, of course.

    You wear the dress well, Victoria! Just great. Have fun. I'm so jealous! I cannot WAIT for your book. Send mine to me first. I preordered. ;-)

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  39. Believe it or not, my first item was a bathing suit. I wanted a white one so I made it myself. Needless to say it wasn't very attractive, lol.

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  40. My first garment to sew was a gathered skirt. 7th grade.

    You are looking mighty spiffy in the new dress and suits you to a "T"!!

    Great patterns to win as well.

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  41. how wonderful. your dress looks so great on you. hope you have a fabulous time at market. i was 10 when i first used a paper pattern. i made simple summer dress from simplicity.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  42. The first pattern I sewed from was either a really small stuffed animal for home-ec in the 9th grade or a lined wool suite (no tailoring) that I made for myself at home because I fell in love, love, love with sewing. Made all the Miss America patterns with the REALLY full skits and every Easter a new frock. Still love to sew.

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  43. I made bell bottom pants when I was in grade 7 - first sewing project I think.

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