Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Blue Gardenia Giveaway: Lipstick and a Pattern!

Denise of The Blue Gardenia is sponsoring another fantastic and generous giveaway! This time, we're setting our sights on the 60s. Denise has a lovely blog where she's written a series of drool-worthy inspiration posts called "Channeling Catherine," an ode to the great Ms. Deneuve's style. Likewise, this giveaway is similarly inspired. Behold:

Now. Take one part Nars Belle de Jour lipstick:

And one part McCall's 8076, a pattern for a swingy slip of a dress, copyright 1967:

And voila! You've been Deneuved!

To be entered to win the lipstick and pattern (bust 34", but quite forgiving fit-wise), simply leave a comment on this post by midnight EST on Saturday, August 7th. I'll choose the winner by random drawing and announce it on Sunday.

Denise has been so generous with us. Now might we return the favor? Go support a fabulous vintage pattern seller by shopping at the Blue Gardenia.

Here are a few of Denise's other Deneuve-worthy patterns to start you out. Go forth and shop!

Bust 40"
Bust 36"
Bust 38"

185 comments:

  1. Ohhh sign me up. Love the pattern with its pretty contrasting neck band... and it is coming up to spring... perfect! Lovely lipstick too! Excuse me whilst I go and eye off some of the other patterns at blue gardenia! thanks gertie :-)

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  2. That lipstick color is so pretty! So is the pattern. :)

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  3. Ooohh! Both are lovely. Sign me up please! Thanks!

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  4. Youhou ! I'm dreaming of owning this colour of lipstick. I'm a "very sixties" type of a girl... so I find this pattern to be excellent. Plus I live in Paris ! I totally am in ^_^

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  5. I adore those swing dresses. Thankis!! ~Sewjourner

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  6. What a great giveaway, I love Blue Gardenia's patterns, thanks for sharing!

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  7. I'm posting, I'm posting... I'd love to win! I also love your blog. I check in every morning while I'm having my wake-me-up cup of spiced tea. Because of you, I've been learning draping, too! Thanks for all the hard work you put into this blog!

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  8. Oh man, I love Catherine Deneuve! Count me in please!

    eewingo (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. Love the lippie and the Deneuve inspired fashions... count me in! Monique xx

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  10. Oh wow, I LOVE that lipstick! I've got a dress just like the one CDN is wearing up top that I'd wear it with...

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  11. Hmmm? Could I pull those looks off? I don't know but I'd love to try.

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  12. Wow, what a clever giveaway! I don't usually succumb to things just because they are free, but this is awesome. Please sign me up!

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  13. thanks for another great giveaway! :)

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  14. Oooh count me in! :) The lipstick is lovely! :)

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  15. Gertie, I love to sew, I love you, and I love Catherine Deneuve. Count me in, please.

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  16. I would love that pattern. Here is hoping I win!

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  17. great giveaway! love the pattern, love nars, love your blog!

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  18. wow, blue gardenia has alot of great pattern! great giveaway

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  19. Sign me up. I love that lipstick.

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  20. Wht a great giveaway! They're both so pretty.

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  21. Patisserie PrincessAugust 4, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    I would love to look as stylish as the beautiful Catherine. In my dreams perhaps...

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  22. Love the pattern & the lipstick!

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  23. What a great giveaway! I love your blog, Gertie. You're an inspiration.

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  24. Nice pattern and lipstick. Wish I could look as stylish as Catherine Deneuve.

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  25. Both are beautiful, Catherine Denueve is a favorite

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  26. Love your site, Gertie. You rock the vintage! Now, if only I could sew as well as you...

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  27. I LOVE 60s patterns! And the lipstick too! Please sign me up and thanks for the great posts!

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  28. I just recently came across your blog, it fantastic.

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  29. Great giveaway! I would love this! Love your site, I visit almost everyday!

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  30. I checked out her blog the other day and the channeling Catherine posts were my favorite!

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  31. Be still my beating heart. This post totally matches my style today. I love when that happens. Thanks Gertie and Blue Gardenia!

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  32. Even though I don't think I'll manage to look as awesome as Catherine Deneuve this giveaway would me bring so much closer!

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  33. Love her and love that lipstick.

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  34. Molly K. from OmahaAugust 4, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Hi Gertie! And thank you to Blue Gardenia for such a great lipstick giveaway. I have a sixties pixie haircut and that lipstick and dress pattern are just what I need to complete my look :)

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  35. I'll give it a whirl!--I do love NARS lipsticks. Thanks to the Blue Gardenia for sponsoring this giveaway, and to you for running it!

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  36. The Blue Gardenia has the most wonderful patterns and Denise is so nice. I hope I win!

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  37. Love the lipstick AND the pattern! Great looks!

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  38. Sign me up! love the pattern and adore the lipstick!

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  39. What a great giveaway! Love that lipstick and that awesome pattern.

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  40. Wow! Great giveaway!

    dinlyh@gmail.com

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  41. I made this pattern years ago when it first came out. Sign me up, please.

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  42. Ooh! Ooh! Me! Here! Waving arms! Hopping! Ooh! Ooh!

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  43. coming out of lurking to enter this swank giveaway!!! :) one of my fave movies of all time is "umbrellas of cherbourg"... always makes me cry... ♥ catherine deneuve...

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  44. This is exciting! I don't know what I'd do with the pattern, though, because grading up *that* much is rather frightening... :)

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  45. I love sewing dresses, and I love your blog!

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  46. Gorgeous! *crosses fingers* I would LOVE to try this.

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  47. va va voooom! or do we say that about the twiggy-ish aesthetic? let's call it just plain chic!

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  48. A whole room is dedicated to her wardrobe in the Saint-Laurent exhibition I visited yesterday at Petit Palais!

    My favorite pieces included a velvet day coat with leg of mutton sleeves, a sequined tuxedo jacket and some gorgeous draped evening dresses. These, and the Belle de jour wardrobe, of course...

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  49. the Balmain dress is classic. Being of an age where I wore these fashions the first time around, I'm always reluctant to go back...wearing vintage makes me look a little too, well...vintage, myself. The Balmain dress is an exception. Anyone would look fabulous in it.

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  50. What a beautiful lipstick. I will win I will win I will win please please please.

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  51. Oooh such an adorable pattern! The winner is soo lucky! ♥

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  52. Oh, great giveaway! And a love those two Balmain patterns -- how gorgeous!

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  53. if I could channel in any way the lovely and socially conscious and talented Catherine Deneuve, count me in...!
    as a beginner seamstress myself, I am smitten with this wonderful blog.

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  54. That pattern is fun, but that lipstick makes me drool! I love lipstick and am in need of a nice nude one like the one here :)

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  55. Mmm,mmm...I wanna be Deneuved!

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  56. Awesome giveaway. I love that pattern. It's my size!! Nice lipstick shade,

    http://sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com/2010/08/photo-shoot-of-retro-skirt.html

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  57. Gorgeous! Both of them! Count me in! :D

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  58. I'm in!

    I wonder if it would be possible to grade a 34" bust pattern up to fit a 46" bust...

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  59. i've been wanting a nude lipstick ...

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  60. I love this blog and those sixties dresses! ...Brett from I Dream of France

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  61. Cool giveaway idea! Great loot, too.

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  62. Great giveaway, and the pattern's in my size! Count me in.

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  63. Sign me up as well! I love the patterns and the lipstick.

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  64. i love these themed giveaway! catherine is such a amazing style icon! thanks for giving me a glimpse of her glamor today!

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  65. Ooh - I love the 60's - please enter me in the draw! Thanks for the link to Blue Gardenia's blog, a new one for me!

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  66. That pattern! oh my, that pattern is the same pattern my Nana used over and over again. It makes me so nostalgic and I so badly want to make a ton of those dresses!!!

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  67. What a great giveaway! My friend has been looking for a 60s pattern-this is perfect! Thank you :)

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  68. Sign me up too! Denise is such a great lady!

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  69. I absolutely love this lip color! Flattering for many different complexions.
    Also, the pattern would be fantastic to make!

    Thanks, Gertie :)

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  70. I've been looking for a pattern similar to this one! It's mod-tastic

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  71. I have a similar pattern in my etsy shop but the collar isnt as cute. Love the 60's tent dress!

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  72. i love both of these. and i love this blog.
    im in!

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  73. Too cute! I would love than little swing dress belted too for a bit of a grecian look...

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  74. Sweet! I'd love to attempt to channel Ms. Deneuve!

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  75. Love her blog and what a nice giveaway! Hugs to you both!

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  76. That lipstick color is gorgeous. Sign me up!

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  77. When I was a kid I had a green dress like the one on the right, complete with the pockets. My mother bought me a pair of white patent sandals to go with it and I thought I was the most beautiful little girl ever. Funny, but I'd totally forgotten that outfit until I saw this post!

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  78. I don't know how A Blue Gardenia's site is supposed to work which makes me sad because I WANT that vogue Couturier Dress pattern with the size 40 bust. It also makes me guilty about all my vintage patterns that I've been ignoring... I just hate pattern grading with a passion. Anyway.... lipstick please!

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  79. I hope I win, I love the 60s style of the dress!
    cbakertroublemaker@hotmail.com

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  80. fabulous giveaway! Please, please please Deneuve me!

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  81. OOOOh! Tomorrow is day off, and I'm channeling vintage and I so love lippies. and all that.

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  82. I'm in love! That pattern paired with some vintage black and white swirly lien my mom gave me will be perfect! (I hope I win, I hope I win, I really, really, really hope I win!)

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  83. WANT!

    I don't generally wear lipstick, but that's like, the perfect I'm not wearing lipstick lipstick

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  84. I would love the lipstick and that pattern is super cute! I can think of so many cute colors that would work with it too!! Thanks!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  85. I love the whole Deneuve vibe and the lipstick is so awesome! I just made this http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/patterns_display.php?id=34 pattern and it has some similar elements.

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  86. What gal wouldn't want to channel Catherine. Be. Still. My. Heart.

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  87. I've always been a Hepburn girl myself but I have to admit every time I see Catherine Deneuve, I think of style and taste!

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  88. Me me me! Sign me up! I want to channel the beauty and style of Catherine!

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  89. Oh yes! I would love a new lipstick AND a new pattern. Like a dream come true!

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  90. Oh la la The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. Yet so approachable and non-intimidating. Always an ideal to admire. Serene. Her look appeals to me as she is so serene, confident and in control.

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  91. super cute pattern! and it doesn´t look too difficult to sew. would love to be the winner =)

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  92. Oooh, that Nars collection promo pic is beautiful. I've been trying to recreate the look so far to no avail - maybe this will help!

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  93. Ooh, please pick me! I have the perfect fabric for such a pattern. Crossing my fingers and toes here.

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  94. OOHH! How I just LUV the Couturier Design! I must have a dress like that this coming summer - the simple elegance! I also need the hip pads... I am one of those unfortunate gals with no hips and bum - all bust, shoulders and broad back - nightmare when trying to find something to fit.

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  95. This pattern is perfect to make multiples! Do these type of dresses flatter all shapes? I tend to look boxy :( Anyway, there might be only one way to find out :)

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  96. Would be thrilled to own that pattern!! If I remember correctly, my mom made me two dresses from the exact pattern for my 12th birthday. What memories!

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  97. lovely dress and lovely lipstick :) this is the first time I entered in time :P

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  98. That's great! Please sign me up!

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  99. I love that makeup look, such a classic!

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  100. Pick me, please! It was great to see your post on Jezebel, btw.

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  101. Oh I hope I win...I love the pattern and the lip stick is pretty sweet too!

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  102. Loved Catherine Deneuve in Belle Du Jour and these patterns are fantastic! Thank you!

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  103. What a cute pattern, I want the blue version to wear on vacation in a few weeks!

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  104. Fabulous Pattern! I love the 60s vibe! Sign me up!!

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  105. oh I love those shift-style dresses :)

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  106. Yea! What a great pattern! They all remind me of some of the best Audrey Hepburn movies... sigh! I also love that lipstick color!

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  107. Whooo Hoo!! Love that lipstick!

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  108. Love this and love you!
    Lo
    lofoolery@gmail.com

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  109. M. Deneuve is timeless. I would try to do her justice with that pattern!

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  110. Just my size! maybe this will be my lucky time!

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  111. I love the natural hue of the lip color. It's perfect for that pouty 60's lip! The pattern looks so forgiving (on my post baby goodness) and fun to make too. Thanks Gertie and Denise for another great giveaway!

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  112. I love that nude colour! I was just thinking about how i could use a new nude lip colour...and this one looks perfect!

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  113. What a cute pattern! And the lipstick color is great too. Im looking for a good 'go-to, anytime' color.

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  114. What a lovely giveaway! Love both the lipstick and the pattern. Sign me up!

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  115. This is great! I have some fabric that'd be perfect for one of those dresses!

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  116. What a cute pattern and I love the lipstick! She is so chic.

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  117. Entry number 146! That's a lot of entries...!

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  118. Gorgeous! Coincidentally, Belle de Jour just came into the top 10 of my netflix queue.

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  119. oh I'm in, love the lipstick and the dress pattern.

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  120. What a lovely giveaway! Please count me in. (and now to go stare at other beautiful Blue Gardenia patterns...)

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  121. This is my favourite vintage look :-) sign me up!

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  122. Reminds me of my Mom. I love the patterns!

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  123. Lovely - thank you for another giveaway!

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  124. Gosh. Crazy about Catherine, crazy about the sixties. You should do a post on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, there's some great costumes in that one.

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  125. What a fantastic pattern...fingers crossed!

    (ljs742atyahoodotcom)

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  126. Great pattern...and lipstick!!! :)

    Lara (laranoelle@hotmail.com)

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  127. Oh I made it just in time... Woohoo... Xo Steph

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  128. What a fox! MEOW!!
    Need to get me that lippie so I can practice that pout :)

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  129. Lovely shade on that lipstick!

    Love,
    Sarah.
    aleka_rock_rose@yahoo.com

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  130. love the 60-70's style of all the patterns you featured. Thanks for such a great blog. My sewing skills are much improved thanks to your blog! Have a great weekend! I will be antiquing in Tulsa OK with my daughter!

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  131. Oooo I love these giveaways! what a lovely pattern!

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  132. Oooh, me please! I don't own a single lipstick and I have to start somewhere, right?

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  133. Great prize!

    mayzesimone@hotmail.com

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  134. Oh wow, yums & covets! Definitely putting my hat in the ring. I am still in a dreamy pink fog over a pattern I got from Blue Gardenia during the last "Gertie sale"- absolute perfection!

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  135. Awesome giveaway! Crossing my fingers and toes!

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  136. I'm I still on time?? Hope so! Love your blog!

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  137. Ooh, yes, I'd love to win this fabulous lip stick and pattern!

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  138. *grabby hands* OOOOH. Do want.

    jawbreaker_whatnow@hotmail.com

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  139. Oh! What a nice pattern and one I don't have (I have most of my grandmother's late 60's early 70's patterns). Crossing my fingers!!

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  140. I think I made that dress in 1967 and would love to make it again!

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  141. Enter me please! I just made the Forquet pattern you listed as an example and it was super! I made major alterations but I will post pics on PatternReview. I had to send it to my mother to clean up my messy seams from the rough alterations.

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  142. Me too. The lipstick is such a lovely shade. I love the black dress with the triangle insert in the skirt. Very 60's chic xx

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  143. That lippie is so me - have been looking for that shade everywhere!

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  144. Fab pattern and love the lippie colour!
    Claire

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  145. Sweet pattern! The lipstick is fab too!

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  146. Awesome timing! I just bought Belle de Jour at a library book sale this morning. So sign me up please!

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  147. wow this beautiful stitching patterns,

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  148. Lovely patterns and vintage photo's. Please enter me in your give away.

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  149. Enter me please!

    I have some fantastic yellow fabric to make one of those out of

    Jo

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  150. Oh, please enter me if it's not too late! I have a serious fondness for dresses for this era. Love the lipstick too!

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