Saturday, March 6, 2010

ITS MY BLOGAVERSARY!

The Hammamelis tree is blooming again and it figured in one of my earliest posts, which made me realize it has been a year since I started this blog.  I've enjoyed blogging and  hearing from people around the world.  There are a lot of garment sewers out there!  Why can't I find anyone locally is what I want to know!   I originally thought that I'd do more posts on cooking and gardening, but that hasn't been the case..  Maybe this year.  I know my son would appreciate it as he isn't all that interested in sewing, but he does read my blog as does my daughter, who comments regularly which is nice since she lives on the other side of the world. 
To celebrate my year of blogging, I am  having a give away.  Three unused, one even unopened, Hot Patterns will be auctioned off.  If I can figure out how to use a random number generator, well even find one, though I must say my internet skills have improved enormously in the last year, so I suspect I can, will be used.  To be eligible  you have to be a follower of my blog, and leave me a comment  by the time I have the drawing on Tuesday morning, March 9 Eastern Standard time.

These two ar in the old, Glamour Girl sizing of 12-20 or bust 38 to 46 that were drafted to fit B/C/D bra cup.
This one is in the current sizing and has  illustrated instructions.  It is unused, but I have some instructions on how to make this a boat neckline from one of Trudy's videos on the back of the pattern sheet.
Tell me which pattern or patterns you want and I'll put your name in the hat, so to speak.

Sewing update.
Burda jeans need hemming and more rivets as  5 fell off and I used up my extras, so there are only 3 left on.  I bought them in the city from Bottani, and stupidly didn't buy enough extras.    I didn't even use really heavy weight denim either!  The jeans look great from the front, but even after making  a muslin, I have some issues with the back.  I'll try one more pair from this pattern and if I can't fix the issues, I'll look for another pattern.  They are comfortable, so they'll be great for work.
I am also working on altering a jacket pattern and I'll post more about that next time.
Have a good weekend.

31 comments:

  1. Happy Blogaversary, Nancy!

    Have you seen BrianSews' blog? Back in February he posted video tutorials about rivets and tack/jeans buttons and how to attach them: http://www.briansews.com/2010/02/how-to-attach-rivets-and-tack-buttons.html
    I haven't tried his methods because I haven't made any jeans with rivets etc yet, but the videos are very good.

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  2. Happy Blogaversary Nancy! You don't need to enter me in the giveaway...just wanted to wish you a Happy Anniversary!

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  3. Happy Blog anniversary! Isn't blogging lots of fun? Please enter me in your contest for the top pattern. Love reading your blog.

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  4. Happy Blogaversary, Nancy. I enjoy reading your blog. It takes a lot of time to keep one up, doesn't it?? ;-) They are so much fun to read so I am glad you do it.

    I would like to be in the hat for the blouse and top patterns? Thanks!!!

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  5. Happy Blogaversary! I enjoy reading about your thoughts and processes on sewing and fit and especially seeing the wonderful results (I share your shape). The tuxedo shirt pattern looks interesting to me. Thank you.

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  6. Wonderful blog, Nancy. I learn a lot from reading other persons blogs. I would love to be entered in the contest for the Hot Patterns that I love.

    Thanks

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  7. Happy Blogaversary! I wish you many more.

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  8. Happy blogarversary!! Don't put me in the giveaway...just wanted to say hi :)

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  9. I love the last pattern, pick me, pick me! ;)

    Happy Anniversary.

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  10. Happy Anniversary. I always read and your posts, even though I don't always comment. I so glad you share your expertise and experiences.

    (Don't include me in the give-away)

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  11. Happy Blogaversary (I love that word), Nancy!

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  12. I love your blog and have been reading it for several months!

    I love all 3 of those patterns - and so would my 2 teen daughters!

    I would love to be entered in your drawing!

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  13. Happy anniversary!!!!
    I love the sewing blogs community. It is bringing me so much.
    I would love to try one of those HOTPATTERNS. Thanks for this great giveaway
    Marie-Noëlle from France

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  14. Happy blogoversary and I wish many more

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  15. Happy Blogoversary! I so enjoy visiting you and look forward to seeing your future projects.

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  16. Happy blogaversary!! I enjoy looking at your work. I would love one of the Hot Patterns:)

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  17. Happy Blogaversary! I love the jacket pattern if you are willing to post to Australia.

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  18. OOOOOOOOOo AND you reached 100 followers! Perfect round numbers! The suit came back from the cleaners looking EXTRA spiffy and I have recruited the Hooligan to take photos of me on Tuesday before Korean class. However, I refuse to wear the suit to the bar because then I would come home smelling like cigarettes and have to dry clean it again (YUCK).
    (btw love the giveaway idea)

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  19. Happy blogaversary Nancy! When I attach rivets I try to turn the top on the spindle after hammering it in. If it moves I bang some more until it is fully stuck together and won't turn. I don't need any of these patterns, but I love your blog.

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  20. Happy blogaversary! Time sure does fly. I, too, have enjoyed your blog very much.

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  21. Happy blogaversary, yours is one of the few blogs I follow, because you have such ideas and love seeing what your making next. Keep up the good blogging. I look forward to reading more.

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  22. Happy Blogaversary! I've been following your blog for a while now, and I'm always so impressed with what you create!

    I'd love to be in the drawing for the t-shirt pattern. I can never have enough t-shirt patterns!

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  23. Congratulations! Your blog is fabulous! I would love to sew the Riviera tshirt. I've never had a Hot Pattern.

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  25. Congratulations!! I'd love to be entered to win the Riviera Top.

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  26. Congratulations! I would like to be in the hat for any of the three patterns.

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  27. Happy Blogaversary! Looking forward to another year of your posts.

    I love the shell pattern -- been wanting to try Hot Patterns. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Odette

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  28. Happy blogaversary, happy blogaversary, happy blogaversary, haaaaaaaappyy blogaversary. Congrats! such a cool concept.

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  29. Wow! Good for you!

    I'd love to enter my name for the Hot Patterns 1015, if you are willing to ship to Canada. It's OK if you aren't, because shipping costs are ridiculous...

    Sarah

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