Friday, March 25, 2011

March Chic and Simple Sewing Book Giveaway!{CLOSED}

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March Giveaway is being sponsored by the author Christine Haynes. Christine has written Chic and Simple Sewing, a wonderful sewing book filled with 23 patterns for you to choose from. All of the templates are full size and located in a side envelop pocket for easy storage. Her book is divide into the seasons of the year. You no longer have to wait till spring and summer to sew clothes for yourself. Anytime of the year you can fine a chic and simple project to spruce up your wardrobe.
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If you haven’t already, you can read all about Christine and her book in our interview.
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There is also a Flickr: Chic & Simple Sewing: The Creations photo sharing group where you can see more chic and simple projects completed.
Now for the best part Christine has sponsored one signed copy of her book, Chic and Simple Sewing!!!
The giveaway will run through midnight on March 31, 2011 with the winner being announced on 
April 1, 2011! What do you have to do to enter to win? Post a comment below, only one comment per person, about your adventures in sewing for your own wardrobe. Or if you have never made clothes for yourself, tell us what project you would love to make first (skirt, tunic, dress, jacket, etc.).
Good Luck Everyone!
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47 comments:

Jenni said...

When I was little, my mom and I would make a new dress for every school year. I haven't done much sewing of clothing for myself since that became uncool and I would like to try it again.

Cortney said...

I never end up sewing for myself-always my kids, so it would be nice to make something for me!
Maybe a dress... or shirt

Kristy said...

I made a knit blouse one Sunday afternoon - and it was perfect! I had been hesitating to use the pattern & fabric for a year, but it worked out wonderfully. Would love to try some more things!

hswooden said...

I would love to make myself a skirt or dress, so far I have only made clothes for my kids.

Pez said...

I have made a skirt for myself, but it was not the best. I would really like to make my own clothing though.

stacysews said...

I always like to think about how much I've 'grown' since I first started sewing. My first project I managed to make 3 sizes too big and sew one of the legs to the shorts inside out.

Erika said...

I'm taller than average so I learned how to sew so I could have skirts and dresses that fit me. My biggest undertaking so far was sewing my wedding dress and the bridesmaids dresses. This book looks like it would be a lot of fun to use.

Kathryn said...

I would love to be able to make pants and skirts for myself. I am only 5'2" and everything is always to long!!

Shannon said...

I dreamed for weeks last month about a pair of linen pants and patterns for them...literally, dreamed every other night of linen pants! So, last week I decided to go out and make my "dream" a reality =) I am now the proud owner of a pair of really wrinkly linen pants that I made myself. I guess now I have to learn how to iron!

Suzanne W. said...

I love sewing but usually end up sewing for others. Now I've decided to sew up my own summer wardrobe. I've got a nice stash of fabrics but need some wonderful patterns to go with them. It will be nice to have clothes that are stylish and fit my taller frame well.

Diane said...

I have sewn many things for myself in the past...not so much lately. This book looks like it has some great ideas.

Jan said...

As a young girl, my mom and I spent many hours together while she taught me how to sew on her machine. This machine only did a straight stitch, no reverse, no zig zag, no fancy stitches at all. I still have that machine today. Sewing has always been a common 'thread' (ok, pun intended) in my life, through the friends I've made, people I've met, activities I've done, and has always made me happy. Now I'm teaching my children to sew, and reliving my past again. My sewing room has my embroidery machine, sewing machine, serger, Cricut, and many other craft items....it's my oasis in our house :)

Jenny said...

I used to sew a lot of my own clothing when I was a teenager, but sort of dropped off over the years. Have lost some weight in the last year and started sewing for myself again. It's so fun to wear stuff that I've made!
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

Rachel Hendrian said...

So far I have attempted at making a few things, a tunic-y top that didn't come out very well and a Heather Bailey wrap skirt. The skirt turned out well! I also tempted at a dress but totally picked the wrong fabric and got burned out on the project. I have oggled this book in the store and I definitely need a copy!

info said...

It's my birthday on the 31st and i have just got my very first sewing machine (an early present), have managed a little felt cat monster so far but would LOVE to make myself a dress for the summer. It's all so exciting!

Jude said...

I've borrowed this book from the library...twice! I'd love to have one of my own so I'd have time to make one of the fabulous creations. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway.

Here on Cape Cod, we're starting to see the spring robins -- happy spring to everyone!
Judith Ann

Sandy said...

I would absolutly LOVE to win this book! My only try at sewing clothes was when I tried to make a fleece jacket for my husband to keep him warm when he went fishing. It was an epic fail as I didn't understand that a ready to wear large in the stores is not the same as a pattern large. It ended up being big enough to fit 2 of him. LOL! I have always wanted to sew for myself but it intimidates me. The first thing I would try with this book would be the skirt that you made. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Pontos da Flávia said...

My last dress had to be a patchwork dress, since Burda's patterns are made for women with small breasts... I added some stripes of the "skirt" part to the solid one. At the end, it fits and looks so nice ;o).
Thank you for the giveaway, I am so curious about this book...

MaddyMaze Studio said...

I have some beautiful vouile from the innocent Crush line and I cannot wait to make a dress out of it. now where to find the time!!!

Mama Lusco said...

This book looks amazing! My most recent favorite for myself was SisBoom's Patricia Tunic. I hope to start sewing more for myself :) mamalusco at ortelco dot net

Ginger said...

I've been sewing since I was a child. But lately I seem to make more things for my toddler. I can't remember the last time I sewed clothing for myself. I need to remedy that soon.

ginger c at gmail dot com

shelly said...

I recently made a sheath dress for myself. It was a fairly complicated pattern and I'm a novice. It took a lot of time and I had to unpick and resew a lot of seams. Ultimately, I ended up with a wonky zipper and a slightly-too-tight dress. I learned a lot, though, and it's pretty!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

I've made a tunic and a halter top for myself, but I mostly sew for my daughter. I'm searching for some flexible patterns to turn into maternity wear now though!

wellbeing said...

Since I am new to sewing, I think I would like to make something simple but that I could wear immediately, like a skirt. Of course, making my own dresses would be wonderful. An ipad case is probably also at the top of my list as a beginner.

alexandrea said...

Oh! I just started sewing a few months ago. My big challenge has been having narrow shoulders and ending up with so many items so far that don't fit through that area correctly. That book looks like it has some beautiful items, thank you for the giveaway!

Shirley said...

I have made dresses for my girls but nothing for myself yet. I would really love to make some tunics for myself though! I have a very large (um) chest :) and have a hard time finding tunics that fit well!

Twins Squared said...

I'll admit, I don't sew for myself very often. Maybe this book would be the motivation I need! :)

Blessedag said...

I love sewing but I've only made a few projects before. I can't wait to do TONS of sewing this spring and especially this summer when I have lots of free time because I'll be off of school! This book looks like it has a lot of really cute projects, they'd be just the thing to inspire me!

missjulierae said...

i was nervous to sew my first garment - a top with border print fabric. I of course had to pick something tricky for my first time. It fit terribly but I still wore it with pride. It only got better after that!

LittleStar07 said...

I like those round skirt and A line skirt very much. I remember I always request my mom make 1 for me. Now, my heart getting itchy to make for my self wear, also my future child. I like to start learning sewing. How excited for me to learn sewing, none of my friends know sewing anymore~
I want to start!

Maggie said...

It would be a change to have patterns for myself.

Stephanie - My Calico Heart said...

I have made plenty of bags and accessories but I haven't sewn anything to wear yet. If I was planning to sew for myself I think it would be a skirt. Thanks for the chance of a giveaway (ps if I win I am more than happy to pay the postage) xx

Kimminita said...

A year ago I first touched a sewing machine. I started teaching myself how to sew but then I wanted to make clothes. I opened a book and it looked like complicated math to me. So I took a few sewing classes and now I m making skits and dresses since a few months. I love it! But feel like I can learn a lot LOT more. Therefore, thanks for this giveaway chance!

Filipa Sompy said...

I have never made clothes for myself, I think I need a little more confidence in my skills to try it... I buy Burda magazines now and then but it seems so hard! I think I would go for a shirt or tunic for my first project, since it's what I wear most.

Filipa Sompy
sompy_stuff@hotmail.com
http://soscraft.blogspot.com

Debg said...

A neighbor taught me how to sew and I made a lot of my clothes in high school and early work years..... then children and LOTS of costumes, clothes and fun toys were made. I love the idea of a book with patterns instead of just one pattern.

Gypsy Chemist said...

I am 27 weeks pregnant, but haven't spent more than $30 on maternity clothes. I have been refashioning thrift store finds into both maternity and nursing tops

Andi said...

I sew mainly for my daughter's but would love to sew more for myself. I've made a few tops that turned out great, a dress that looks like a muumuu (that I never finished, using Amy Butler fabric...oops) Sewing for me is always an adventure:)

Jennifer said...

When I was about seven, my mom forced me to learn to sew. She loves sewing... I absolutely hated it. Now I have three kids, 4, 2 & 4 months, and a new reason to re-learn how to sew. Once I practice on them, I'll start making stuff for myself, I just know it!

Anash said...

I would love to be able to make my very own custom dresses!
Thanks for this splendid giveaway
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh I need to make some dresses. It's been awhile since I've sewn clothes.

Heather said...

I would love to make myself new tops (actually start from scratch, not just upcycle something! I get bored with my clothes very easily and really want to get comfortable making necklines and sleeves!

Sarah's Stampin said...

I love Christine's books! This would be a great addition for my library. I have recently ventured from the world of sewing childrens clothing into the "adult" world and her books are always such a big help and patterns are so versitile!!! I would love to win this!

Alyssa said...

I made a skirt for myself. Every time I wear it I just love knowing that I made it. The best part is when I get compliments.

MaryJo said...

I love the book and would love to try some of these patterns!

Sue said...

I would love to win this book....I made many of my clothes in the past but have stopped last 15 years and need to get back to it....pick me...pick me....

Tina said...

What a terrific give a way. I really like the skirt. I have been making skirts but like the wrap around idea to avoid zippers and elastic. Great idea for spring, there are some really great fabrics out there!

Ronan's Grandma said...

I have recently lost 40 lbs and what a wonderful wardrobe I could make from this book. Love it