Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lipstick and a Pattern: a Blue Gardenia Giveaway!

Oooh, you readers are lucky today! The fabulous and thoughtful Denise of The Blue Gardenia came to me with a giveaway idea that was so good, I wish I could win it myself. The prize is a double-whammy of vintage glamour: a Julie Hewett lipstick and this very Mad Men vintage pattern.


The pattern is Advance 3446, bust 34", still in factory folds. I love the classic-but-sexy lines of the simple sheath and cropped jacket.

And to complete your look! A Julie Hewett lipstick in Belle Noir, a summery coral red. Why have I never heard of this line until now?! Julie Hewett was the makeup artist on the film Pearl Harbor, and she was inspired by the 1940s looks to create the perfect line of highly-pigmented, long-lasting red lipsticks. These lipsticks get rave reviews, and this particular coral red is supposedly the "Grace Kelly of lipsticks." In other words, I know you want it.

So to win both of these fab goodies, just leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on this Saturday, June 19th. Readers from all locations are eligible. I'll announce the winner on Sunday.

A big, huge thanks to Denise of the The Blue Gardenia for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway! Everyone now: THANKS, DENISE!

225 comments:

  1. Oh man, is it sad that I might be more excited about the lipstick than the pattern? Fingers crossed! (And thanks for running this giveaway!)

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  2. Have to agree with Meghan. Love the lipstick! The pattern looks really fabulous too. And I have the perfect floral fabric for this type of dress..

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  3. Thanks Denise!

    What a fab giveaway, thanks Gertie.

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  4. what a fantastic giveaway! Great dress and a perfect lipstick.

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  5. ooh, too bad the pattern isn't my size, but the lipstick would fit anyone. thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  6. Love both the lipstick and the pattern. Thanks Blue Gardenia and thanks to you too Gertie!!

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  7. what a fantastic give away - and the pattern is just my size!

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  8. Umm, yes please! I'm not a lipstick wearer on a daily basis, but I like t have something for special occasions!

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  9. Thank you both! Oooooo I hope I win!

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  10. What a great giveaway! Thanks for the sewing inspiration that you offer in your blog!

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  11. I just found your blog this week and I love it. What a great giveaway. Thanks!

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  12. I need some good lipstick and that patten is great!!!

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  13. I'm not a huge lipstick lover, but if it's actually long-lasting, I may be converted! And the pattern is cute, too. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  14. Great lipstick and pattern! Love your blog!!

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  15. that is a wonderful giveaway! thank you for a very inspiring blog. love it!

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  16. What an awesome giveaway! And that pattern is just in my size...and that lipstick looks like my color too. I hope I win!

    eewingo (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. Awesome giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

    -Eleanor
    www.unfamiliarceiling.com

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  18. Great giveaway and fabulous lipstick.

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  19. I love the lipstick and the pattern. Thank you so much for this giveaway, its very sweet of you!

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  20. What a great giveaway - please enter me? Thank you! :)

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  21. Sweet! Love this giveaway. If I make a dress from this pattern and pair it with that lipstick, my fiancé won’t know what hit him!

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  22. Love the lippy and pattern combo, thanks Gertie!

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  23. Ooh, that lipstick looks fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway!

    PS I am letting my blog readers choose my next vintage giveaway right now, so if you are interested there is a poll and the giveaway will run after it closes- http://tartdeco.blogspot.com/2010/06/choose-your-own-giveaway.html

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  24. wowza. The perfect shade. And the pattern actually looks like it isn't beyond my meagre talents. Yay!

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  25. Wow. What a lovely pair! Thanks Denise and thanks Gertie.

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  26. Whoever wins will surely have the best Joan Holloway costume of the season.

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  27. great giveaway..lovely pattern and fab lipstick.
    thanks Denise ;)

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  28. Wow, fantastic giveaway!
    Thanks to both of you.

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  29. WOW! Thanks Denise and Gertie. I am so excited about the lipstick! And as one of my students always says about red lipstick, "It makes you look spiffy." Yep.

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  30. i would like to be in running for this! what a gem. you are both too kind. x

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  31. Both the lipstick and the pattern are fantastic but I love the pattern more. I can totally see myself wearing that to work.

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  32. fantastic giveaway! Just in time for the new season of Mad Men!

    I have never heard of julie Hewett either but those lipsticks sound yummy. I will be checking them out!

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  33. Giveaway, giveaway!

    Hey, hey, hey!

    Thanks ladies. Would love to get my hands on that pattern and try out the lip color!

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  34. Thanks so much! Fingers crossed!

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  35. Gertie, I hope you've got a post up somewhere for pattern alterations!

    **crosses fingers for the win**

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  36. love the lippy. The pattern would be great in some super fantastic cranberry cotton sateen...

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  37. oooh THANKS DENISE.

    love that lipstick! even the packaging is so pretty :3 and the pattern is great... i love the little cropped jacket.

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  38. Aaaahhh how exciting! I need to win this!!

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  39. Oh I love the look of 1940s lipstick! And I love this pattern!!

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  40. Ooh! both things are gorgeous! I'm crossing my fingers...

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  41. I love, love, love your blog! Yesterday I ordered Tim Gunn's book based on your post. My next book purchase will be the Professional Sewing Techniques book you referenced earlier. Thanks for diligently posting daily. I look forward to it each morning at work.

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  42. The dress is wonderful! I see it says "beginners pattern" on it so maybe I could even make it!

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  43. oh that pattern looks fabulous!

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  44. thanks Denise! i love that dress and it's actually in my size. it's been awhile since i've sewn from a vintage pattern, it would be fun!

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  45. Lovely lipstick and gorgeous pattern! Thanks for the great giveaway Gertie and Denise!

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  46. Ooh! What a lovely giveaway, thanks Gertie.

    //Anna

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  47. That pattern looks adorable, and the lipsticks are truly fab. I've been on the hunt for a good red lipstick!

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  48. WOW! What a fantastic giveaway (thanks Gertie for hosting it and Denise for her generosity!)! Please enter me... both the lipstick and dress pattern are fantastic! ;)

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  49. love it! thanks for the chance to win :)

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  50. That li[stick looks great! I'm excited to check out that line.. Thanks.

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  51. I just found your blog a few weeks ago and now am inspired to SEW vintage. Before I loved all things vintage, but never realized I should sew some myself. So, thanks for the inspiration! I would love to win the pattern (gorgeous by the way!) and the lipstick (can we say va-va-voom!) Thanks again!

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  52. Awesome! I love the even the lipstick case looks vintage!

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  53. Great giveaway. The pattern will look cute on my 24 year old daughter. I would have to do too much altering. Thanks.

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  54. Gertie, I have been following your blog religiously since I found it a few weeks ago. I have been hesitant to post comments b/c I am a beginning seamstress, so much so that even calling myself "seamstress" feels silly. But, with that lipstick and beautiful sheath pattern, you have yanked me out of my shell. Thank you so much for your entertaining and educational posts and thanks to Blue Gardenia as well. (I tried to post a couple of minutes ago and didn't get through, so I hope that this doesn't come up as a double post; those are annoying)

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  55. I am imagining the colors I could make this up in to best coordinate with the lipstick! Thank you. You always do a beautiful job around here.

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  56. I love both the lipstick and the pattern. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  57. What an exciting give away! That saucy lipstick paired with the sleek dress will be sure to make the men mad...

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  58. What an exciting give away! That saucy lipstick paired with the sleek dress will be sure to make the men mad...

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  59. So Exciting! I was just looking for a good red lipstick yesterday... and I put myself on a pattern and fabric diet until I use up some of my stash... But winning things isn't against a diet right???? :)

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  60. Perfect reason to up my red lipstick game! Haha

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  61. Thanks Denise and thank you Gertie! I love your blog and what a fantastic give away!

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  62. Ooh, fun! I will do just about anything for lipstick. Really enjoy your blog. Thanks!

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  63. ooh! pretty pattern and pretty lipstick! thanks denise and gertie ;)

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  64. ooh, thanks denise!
    and thanks gertie :)
    that pattern's just my size...I envision something in royal blue just like on the front.
    *fingers crossed!*

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  65. What a wonderful idea! Such a beautiful pattern and just the right lipstick. I would love to be the owner of this giveaway.

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  66. THANK YOU Denise and Gertie! The lipstick sounds like a perfect summer red. I would love to make that dress up in some bright lemon taffeta I have on hand too. I can just imagine the sunshine radiating off of that outfit. Oh, Happy Day!

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  67. Awesome! Thanks Denise and Gertie. <3

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  68. Ooooer! Just imagining that lippie on my pursed pout. Goes so well with the dress. Monique xx

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  69. I love a giveaway. Count me in. Thanks Gertie!

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  70. Wow, I love the shade of the lipstick!!!

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  71. Sometimes I'm bummed when the newest GNBfBS post isn't you dispensing fabulous sewing advice (sometimes just snippets when you discuss how you construct a piece). I mean I know it is hard to keep churning out that level of content constantly... Anyway, yup, I want it :) Gah. This sounds more critical than I meant it. Thanks for knowing your audience.

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  72. Oooh, what a giveaway! Crossing my fingers for sure!

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  73. Thank you, thank you ladies, what a wonderful giveaway!

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  74. That lipstick and that dress do bring up images of Grace!

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  75. The perfect 40's red lipstick? The dress pattern is great but a perfect red lipstick is... I have no words! Fingers crossed!

    ~Kelli @ Smidgens

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  76. Looks tremendous! Perfect thing to perk me up in my sleep deprived funk.

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  77. That Lipstick Tube is fantastic! I'm probably going to purchase, if I don't win!

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  78. Thanks Denise and Gertie for such a fabulous giveaway! The lipstick and dress make such a classic timeless combo. I hope I win! But if I don't, I'd love to see the winner's finished creation...

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  79. That lipstick is divine! And the pattern is lovely!

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  80. Wow! Ab fab giveaway! Thank you for your blog, Gertie...it has really helped in some recent sewing endeavors.

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  81. Gold packaging. I have always wondered how do vintage inspired lines differ from the norm?

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  82. Count me in! (hooray for giveaways!)

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  83. Ooh I love lipstick. Hope I have my birthday luck on drawing day!

    Love you blog- your sewing projects inspire me.

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  84. Um, yes please! Both very nice.

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  85. What an awesome giveaway! The pattern and lip stick both look great!

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  86. What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you Gertie and Denise. Jane

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  87. OOOOOO LAAA LAAA! What a neat giveaway combo.

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  88. So glad to find out about these lipsticks!

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  89. vintagekitchenkitschJune 17, 2010 at 1:17 PM

    Oh, yes. Please enter me. I love The Blue Gardenia so Thanks, Denise for the giveaway!

    On a side note, I think those pattern illustrations always lead me to believe that the dresses are pegged but when you look at the line drawings it is always a straight pencil skirt. : ) Must be the way they are standing. Er, drawn.

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  90. I always love to hear about a new red lipstick! The pattern looks amazing. I love your blog, Gertie!

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  91. I'm looking for a perfect red lipstick! Thanks!

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  92. Awesome, I hope I win!
    cbakertroublemaker@hotmail.com

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  93. Awesome, I hope I win!
    cbakertroublemaker@hotmail.com

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  94. Fabulous. What a perfect late summer cocktail combo!

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  95. Nice! Dresses that style tend to look horrible on me but would look so cute on my sister!

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  96. Thank you both, Gertie and Denise. What a lovely dress and glamorous lipstick.

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  97. What a great giveway! Whoever wins is going to be so happy.

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  98. I'm glad I'm not the only one counting down to the new season of Mad Men. Great giveaway, I hope I get picked!

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  99. what an awesome giveaway!
    thanks for hosting it!!

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  100. Oooh, I've been wanted to see Julie Hewitt lipsticks in person!! Sadly, I live in a retail wasteland.

    What loveliness!

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  101. OOooo fab, I'm adding my name!

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  102. Molly K. from OmahaJune 17, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    Gertie,
    I would love to win these! I am new to sewing and I am drawn to vintage looks. And every woman can use a lipstick as beautiful as this one!
    Thank you.

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  103. Ah! I need that pattern :) :) keeping my fingers crossed

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  104. Oooo! Oooo! OOOOO! I would love those goodies. I'm eager to make more early 60's styles as I've always stuck more to 40's and 50's before.

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  105. Love both the lipstick and the pattern! Thank you, Denise, for hosting this giveaway!
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed =)

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  106. Ooooo! Oooo! Oooo! Pick me!

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  107. Oo Oo, I am in desperate need of a red lipstick over here!

    PS. It was lovely (and surreal) to meet you outside the post office yesterday.

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  108. Awesome giveaway! Thanks, Blue Gardenia and Gertie! I was just thinking that it was time to go out and see if I couldn't find some new lipstick.

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  109. Who doesn't need a great red lipstick? Count me in please!

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  110. ummm yeah.... I DEFINITELY want that!!

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  111. Thanks Denise! 34 is just my size and coral is my favorite lipstick colour!

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  112. Love it! Pick me dearest random number generator. :D

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  113. wow, this is a great giveaway!!! thanks gertie! I love your blog, and I've just started watching Glee because of your emma pillsbury recommendation. Thank you, thank you thank you. I cannot thank you enough for glee!

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  114. Fantastic give away Gertie! Thanks Denise!!

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  115. consider me entered
    Great Giveaway!

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  116. Eee! Adding my comment, crossing my fingers...

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  117. I am a long-time lover of red lipstick. My original? Chanel Star Red. Yummy. But I'm always on the lookout for a new red...and a red that lasts! plus the pattern...though I usually stay in the 30s and 40s, I've had a recent fascination with the early 60s...unfortunately, I've had trouble with fit issues using those patterns (I'm sure it's an issue of having the wrong undergarments, but I'm simply not going to cinch myself in that much). But this being a "Beginner's Pattern," maybe I'll have a fighting chance to fix those issues.

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  118. Must say I never commented on your blog before even tho I read it daily and have done so a couple of months. I must say I absolutely ADORE it! It's the perfect combo about sewing and vintage fashion! It has inspired me to take a new look at both my sewingmashine and my wardrobe. I'm acctually making a red gingham tafletta skirt as we speak ;D <3

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  119. Thanks to you both! I 'm gonna to try my luck!

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  120. Seriously loving the lipstick!

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  121. What a wonderful giveaway. Good luck to everyone, but I've got everything crossed that it comes to little ol' me!

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  122. Quite possibly the best giveaway ever! :D

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  123. I feel lucky. Love the giveaway stuff and your blog!

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  124. ...like a previous commented said, who doesn't want to look spiffy? pick me! pick me!

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  125. What a lovely pattern. I would definitely sew that dress!

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  126. oh how lush! Vintage lips & hips! Most excellent giveaway indeed for the retro loving girlies :) x

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  127. That pattern is awesome (and so is the lipstick.)

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  128. This giveaway sounds so great! I've got my fingers crossed for a new project to start and a fab lipstick to go with it! Thanks.

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  129. I love the lipstick tube design! *sigh*

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  130. Beautiful pattern and lipstick. Thanks to both you and Denise for hosting the giveaway!

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  131. Love it!
    the best lips are red ones ;)

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  132. The lipstick looks awesome... so does the pattern! Yay for giveaways!

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  133. Lovely lippie! Thanks Gertie--you are a doll!

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  134. wow this is spectacular. i would like to go into the draw please!

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  135. Amazing giveaway!

    Put my name in --> Tine

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  136. Oh. My. Gosh. Yes! loving this giveaway! thanks peoples :-D

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  137. Ooh - what a fabulous pattern pic - and the lipstick to go with it - how much fun?! Do add me to the list for your draw.

    Thank you Gertie and Denise!

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  138. Ooh, red lipstick, and in a pretty container too !

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  139. oh, gorgeous!!
    I only recently found your blog (and what a find!) and have been enjoying it. I am not confident that I am a good enough seamstress to do this pattern justice, but I would love to have the chance to try-- and to learn! I have the perfect olive green vintage silk.... And the lipstick is such a luxurious add-on!
    Thanks (also to Blue Gardenia) for a lovely giveaway!

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  140. Thanks Gertie and thanks Denise! Its funny, as a capital city, Hobart Tasmania is a SMALL town. I have recently been wearing beautiful vintage inspired clothing which I have sewn from vintage patterns, and I've been getting some very funny side long glances from the general population. Not only does your blog provide me with huge amounts of sewing inspiration, but it is also reassuring to me to know that there other people out there who share my love of vintage and sewing and who aren't afraid to show it. I admire that so much.

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  141. Just found your blog after watching your tutorial on hemming circle skirts. Thanks for the insight.

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  142. Looks great, both of 'em! And while I'm nowhere near the right size for that pattern, my sister is and it'd look fab on her. So thanks for the giveaway, even (as is likely) I don't win it!

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  143. Thanks to both, and happy weekend!

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  144. What a great giveaway! Count me in!

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  145. That is my size and I love lipstick (gloss is for teenagers!) so I hope I win!

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  146. I am a new reader to the Blog for Better Sewing and I've been faithfully reading through all the back-posts, and wishing I could enter for the giveways!! Now I can!

    Thanks Gertie and Blue Gardenia!

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  147. I love the bodice but Id make the skirt fuller. Sadly, I dont wear lipstick and Ive never seen an episode of Mad Men.

    Heres hopeing!

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  148. that pattern is just fabulous, and i so need a new red lipstick! fingers crossed!

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  149. Count me in! :)
    thanks Gertie and Blue Gardenia

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  150. I am dying to try that lipstick, and the pattern is fabulous!

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  151. STILL trying to find the perfect red lipstick... I'm putting my name in the hat!

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  152. Oh man, the lipstick and the pattern both look divine! I must search out these lipsticks!

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  153. I love it! Fab.u.lous. Thanks for doing a giveaway!

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  154. how wonderful. i'm loving the red lippie at the moment. an armour against mediocrity perhaps?

    and that pattern would be made for a summer dress, which right now seems so long away (aussie living isn't sunshine all the time). :)

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  155. I absolutely love the pattern. The way the darts in the font fall in the right place hope I win...hmmm coral red lipstick I wonder how it would look on me

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  156. The pattern is my size! I'd love to win it and the lipstick.

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  157. Those lipsticks look amazing!

    The pattern is lovely as well, but no where near my size. :)

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  158. oh wow, that is a nice lipstick,
    Thank you both for such a nice giveaway, count me in.

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  159. So much covet! The Julie Hewett lipsticks look awesome - if I don't happen to be the lucky winner of this one, I'd probably buy one for myself!

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  160. You just have to have the lipstick to wear the dress right. Great giveaway!

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  161. I just started reading your blog recently and really enjoy it. The lipstick reminds me of the long-lasting reds I used to wear in college.

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  162. I love the colours on the pattern envelope! I wish modern patterns were this classy!

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  163. Am I the only one who looks at the dress and sees Jackie O? Or my daughter, in the perfect cool toned fuchsia fabric I have... :)

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  164. I love that pattern! I agree, very Madmen.
    That lipstick sounds great as well. Any lipstick that is dubbed the Grace Kelly of lipsticks sounds pretty neat.
    -Ruby

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  165. Dear Gertie,
    I follow your blog quite regularly and actually meant to write a comment to you the other day to tell you I had a dream in which you were teaching me and a few other of the Classics students at my university to write a PhD. Very Bizarre! At least now I have an excuse to leave a completely unrelated comment :-)
    Thanks for a great Blog,
    Berenice
    Cape Town, South Africa

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  166. Wow! That's my size and coral is just my thing. Thank you!

    http://scr.im/viivi

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  167. looks like a gorgeous color lipstick, and fab pattern.

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  168. ...amazing dynamic duos...lipstick & pattern...Denise & Gertie...thank you ladies!

    ~~Lizzytish~~
    g-liz-c@hotmail.com

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  169. Thanks, Denise! And thanks, Gertie! I just bought a length of a gorgeous ethnic print that would be awesome for this sheath.

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  170. I never miss a day of your fabulous blogging! Thank you for all of your wonderful posts. Keep up the great work!

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  171. woah! those are two things i'd love to own! this is truly an amazing giveaway.

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  172. I need lipstick! and a pattern!

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  173. How exciting! Gorgeous lipstick and a pattern in my size? Enter my name, please!

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  174. Pretty pattern and the lipstick to match - a fabulous giveaway!

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  175. Oh my! Someone is going to be a very lucky lady! A great big thanks to both the Blue Gardenia and your lovely self!

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  176. Thanks Denise!

    That is a gorgeous pattern. I especially like the jacket.

    And a perfect vintage long lasting red! Am I in heaven?

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  177. So excited for this giveaway. Beginner sewer so I'm excited about the simple lines of the dress. And the lipstick is fab!!!

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  179. Thanks for such a great giveaway!

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  180. What a lovely giveaway! It'd be great to have a dressy lipstick... :)

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  181. I must say, this is a delightful giveaway combination! Thank you for giving us this opportunity.

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