Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blue Gardenia Pattern and Polish Giveaway (and Coupon)!

Aren't we lucky?! Denise of The Blue Gardenia has sponsored a lovely giveaway for us. She's a lady who knows how to put together a good prize, that's for sure.

First up is this lovely Advance pattern in a bust 36". I think this would make a marvelous weekday dress for a career gal in wool crepe. Or it could be a simple weekend number in a candy-colored sateen. So many possibilities!
But that's not all! To complete your look is a Deborah Lippman nail polish in My Old Flame, a creamy classic red.

If you'd like to enter (and of course you would), just leave a comment on this post by Thursday, March 3rd, at midnight EST. Feel free to tell Denise how fabulous she is in your remarks. Winner will be selected by random drawing and announced this Friday. All countries eligible, hooray!

Additionally, Denise is offering 20% off your order of $100 or more at The Blue Gardenia. Use the code Blue Roses to get the discount. There's a bunch of great new 50s patterns in bigger sizes, like this beautiful dress in a bust 40".

 Or this chic blouse, in size 38".

The sale runs through the end of the weekend (3/6), so happy shopping!

142 comments:

  1. Oh wow, I'll try my luck. Fingers crossed!

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  2. I love the pattern! AND I'm a size 36! Thanks Denise for the giveaway!

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  3. I love the look of this kind of dress, but I'm always at loss at how to layer something to keep me warm on top of a dress or blouse with a collar like that... How do you all solve this?

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  4. Ooh I could give that a good home, and it's just my size!

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  5. What an awesome giveaway. I pretty much want everything on denise's website!

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  6. Super cute giveaway. This just reminds me that I need to do a giveaway on my blog too.

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  7. Thanks Denise and Gertie for sun a great giveaway-it is all "just my size"

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  8. Thanks Denise and Gertie for such a great giveaway! It is all "just my size."

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  9. Oh, I would love this dress! And that nail polish! Thanks, Gertie and Blue Gardenia!

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  10. Oh, how fab. I'd like to sign up for this give away too please.

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  11. Oooh! That pattern is utterly gorgeous--I'm seeing it in a casual but classic fabric. Thanks Denise and Gertie for hosting this giveaway!

    ♥ Casey

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  12. I love that pattern! Thanks!

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  13. Ohhh! I never win contests but I would *love* this pattern! Thanks to both of you for the chance!

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  14. Agreed, it would look so nice and crisp in a cotton sateen. The stand up collar is very sophisticated and reminds me of Carolina Herrera in her white button downs...I love her no nonsense kind of femininity. Thanks for the generous giveaway, ladies!

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  15. Wow...what a neat giveaway. And in my size! Please enter me :)

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  16. That pattern, and the dress that will come out of it is simply gorgeous. What a great giveaway! Count me in.

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  17. OOhh I love the pattern! I have always wanted to make a vintage shirt dress.

    http://booboo-kitty-couture.blogspot.com/

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  18. Ooo! Fabulous pattern, and there are so many beautiful patterns at Blue Gardenia. Thank you Denise for the giveaway and the coupon. :)

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  19. Wow a giveaway, count me in. I love looking at the stuff at Blue Gardenia, unfortunately I have more than enough patterns at the moment.
    Tania

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  20. Gorgeous pattern. And love the red polish. Thanks so much for the give away.

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  21. Fingers crossed!
    It's such a nice giveaway that I must try!

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  22. Sign me up, that sounds lovely.

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  23. Yay! That pattern is just gorgeous :)

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  24. Such nice patterns! Thanks Denise.

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  25. OH! OH! CAN i JOIN IN ? I'm in the UK. AM I ALLOWED TO PLAY TOO?
    Love the pattern and the varnish is devine.

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  26. I'm always in for a giveaway! paollawanglon@gmail.com

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  27. I just ran out of my red nail polish, what perfect timing...and a great pattern as well. What else could a girl ask for?

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  28. Will that dress make me look tall and willowy, too? <3

    amandarsurbey@gmail.com

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  29. Beautiful pattern! I'm entering!

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  30. Both you and Denise are superstars! Love this pattern (in my size!) and the nailpolish too.

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  31. The pattern is perfect for a special eye catching work dress. Great choice for a giveaway. I'm just as thrilled about the polish. I love a classic red manicure. :)

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  32. Lovely pattern, and I've been looking for some chic red nail polish! I hope I win!

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  33. what a great pattern.
    i dont nkow if im advanced, but t would be fun to try!

    julie

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  34. What I like best about the Blue Gardenia blog is when she interviews a sewist about their sewing studio. I love to see where others create. I would suspect those articles are hugely time consuming - but so worth it.

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  35. Oh, how lovely! Sign me up!

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  36. Oooooh, I love that pattern, and it's in my size!!! What a great giveaway...I hope I win!

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  37. Great give away. Thanks so much to Blue Gardinia!

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  38. I love her blog. She has the nicest patterns.

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  39. Denise you are fabulous for doing this, and you too, Gertie.

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  40. Oh my, I love the BG´s giveaways, they´re so awesome! Fingers crossed!

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  41. Winning this would really push me to sew PERFECTLY. It's a lovely pattern and my dream style. *off to check out Denise and her site*

    Thanks for the neat giveaway!

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  42. Love the pattern and the nail polish is a really nice chade. Count me in :)

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  43. Lovely! emmillee(AT)gmail(dot)com

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  44. That polish certainly is creamy! I'd love to give that pattern a try.

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  45. I've just recently started making my own clothes and would love to try my hand at such a cute vintage pattern!

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  46. This would be a great win! bannhertel@gmail.com

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  47. I LOVE that sleeve construction. And it's my size too! Fingers crossed.

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  48. What a nice give-away,
    what about giving it to me?! :)
    kathi.markward@gmx.net

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  49. That pattern is great, and so is the nail polish! Thanks Gertie and the wonderful Denise for this giveaway!

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  50. Denise you are indeed fabulous... as to give us all a chance to win some awesome patterns. Anyway hope I win. Thanks for the chance.

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  51. Love the pattern. And of course I love giveaways!

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  52. Giveaways, oh my!

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  53. Gorgeous pattern! Want!

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  54. Oooh, I love giveaways, and that pattern is just the perfect size for me too! :)

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  55. Wow great giveaway! Thanks Denise. Gonna pop over and check out the vintage patterns and take advantage of the discount spring sewing here I come!

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  56. Oh I have some perfect crepe just waiting for this pattern! Thank you wonderful, talented and generous Denise!

    Steph @ Tart Deco
    tartdeco at gmail dot com

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  57. Can't believe it. I'm a size 36 and love the pattern! Thanks to you two lovely ladies!

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  58. Oh My! Denise is awesome! I love that Advance pattern. It really does have a bunch of features that are flattering for my figure! And red nail polishes (and lipsticks) have always been my favorites! Yes, yes, yes, enter me in this give-away drawing please!

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  59. Wow, what an amazing give away!

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  60. What an amazing pattern! And the red polish would look fantastic with the finished product too! Fingers crossed!
    xx

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  61. Wowser. what a prize! Loving the dress and its in my size :-)
    and who can say to some red polish!
    thanks gertie, hope your enjoying the new hair do...

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  62. As a career girl myself, I could really go for this pattern. Man o man could I:)

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  63. I would love this! The nail polish is a lovely color, and the pattern is delightful!

    Nadine Poplawski

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  64. Thank you for hosting this giveaway Denise and Gertie! It's a lovely pattern! :)

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  65. Oh, I have been jonesing for that polish for so long! Fantastic giveaway. Denise always has the best prizes.

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  66. Thanks for the giveaway. Denise website is fabulous - always love to find larger sizes for normal women : )

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  67. Love the pattern. You're right when you say it's versatile! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. Gorgeous pattern and lovely nail polish!! And I have a 36" bust! Thanks for the giveaway. I never win anything, but will give it a shot :)

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  69. Sorry! Matt is my hubs and I am using his computer, didn't realize he was logged on! The above comment is mine.

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  70. What a lovely pattern. Yes please, Gertie.

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  71. Thanks Denise! Hope I am the lucky winner of that great pattern!

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  72. That's so nice of Her! I adore shirt-waist dresses. And this one is so lovely, I can just see it in a dark lilac with red accessories.

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  73. I'd love it!! thank you, Denise and Gertie!

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  74. Oh, yes, please! This pattern is my size!

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  75. So exciting! I love this blog and Blue Gardenia is awesome for the prize!

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  76. Always love a giveaway especially when the pattern is vintage and the polish is a fabulous red! Many thanks to you both.

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  77. What a fab giveaway. I do love everything in Denise's store - thanks for hosting this.

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  78. Oooh yes! Sign my up please! :]

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  79. What a gorgeous pattern, so fingers crossed as I throw my hat into the ring :)

    Oh and the Butterick 7893 pattern is divine! A bit big if its a 40in bust but divine.

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  80. Sweet! The Blue Gardenia has the most drool-worthy patterns and I LOVE this one!!! Thanks Denise!

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  81. a plea to gertie and denise is clearly needed.... from the southwest UK where it is very cold and wet (and it would give me a very good excuse to get hubby to take our 3 little ones out in aforementioned wintery weather to splash in puddles while I get to sew :)

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  82. Awesome! Sign me up please! She has the most amazing patterns in her shop... swoon.

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  83. wow, great giveaway!and available for all the countries hooray for me :P

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  84. Denise is obviously super awesome for offering this giveaway! What a great dress too :) :) and my bust has reduced down enough for this pattern - yay!!

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  85. What a great giveaway, thank you!

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  86. I just used Lippman polish for the first time and love it. Great consistency and color choices. I could match the fabric for that dress to that polish. I think a summer polka dot or dotted swiss...

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  87. I so would love to enter!

    Garnet

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  88. I've owned your inspiration book for many years, and used pretty much every style while costuming . Not with the actual patterns though - I started before eBay! Love your blog, I'll buy your book!

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  89. I'm new to the blog and dressmaking (3rd class today)so I'd definitly like to take part ^_^ Virginie ViviBijoux.com

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  90. Yes, please. This would be my first vintage pattern, and it's my size.

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  91. I'm a 36 too, and in need of inspiration, which is why I come here....which is why, I suppose, I am going to check Blue Gardenia Next. ;) k.

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  92. I love the pattersns and especially love that the bust sizes are larger! Thank you Denise and Gertie - you are both so very fabulous!

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  93. Oooh, count me in! Crossing my fingers!

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  94. As someone who's following your blog for quite some time now, I feel pretty bad at the fact that my firt comment is on a giveaway post! (Actually, no. This pattern looks great and I'm running out of red nail polish.) And I promise to comment from now on!

    aranel129 at gmail.com

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  95. I love your blog! Please enter me in a this great contest, A pattern that will possible fit me

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  96. What a lovely giveaway; sign me up!
    And thanks for the info on the Blue Gardenia sale; I'm headed there now!

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  97. Gorgeous giveaway! Count me in, please.

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  98. That's my size! That's my size!!

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  99. Oh pick me! That is my size too!

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  100. Denise has such lovely giveaways! Thanks for sharing another one :D

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  101. Feeling a bit shy about this, but I've just written my second ever ever blog post about a pattern from blue gardenia (before I saw the giveaway)- they really do have a lovely and inspiring selection!

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  102. Oooh, me please! Denise is fab-a wonderful dress in my size and a perfect red polish-what a combo!

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  103. ooh, how generous ... I'm not terribly lucky, but here goes! I really love that second pattern, too -- I guess I'll have to poke around Denise's site!

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  104. That's a generous discount, need to go check out the new stuff!

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  105. I have been eying that blouse pattern!

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  106. Pick me, pick me! Thanks for another great contest.

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  107. Wow, what a fun give away! Nothing is better than vintage patterns especially when red nail polish is included! I am excited about the sale also.
    <3 Rebecca

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  108. These patterns are so lovely! I've been hankering for a couple of vintage patterns that would make good workwear, since I'll have to start an actual Grown Up Job in a couple of months.

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  109. What a lovely pattern, I love how wonderful it would translate into a modern work dress. Those ladies need to work on their posture though!

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  110. Great site with a great name, I have hours visiting.
    Thanks Denise!

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  111. Yes Denise is Fabulous as are you. thanks for such a wonderful giveaway

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  112. Thanks Denise and Gertie. Sewing a vintage pattern is on my list of things to sew this year. This would be the perfect one to try and it's the perfect size!

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  113. Oh, lovely pattern....Wonderful giveaway! I'm all in!!! and the nailpolish looks great to!

    / Olivia from sweden

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  114. I've just started buying vintage patterns for future dressmaking. It would be great to win!
    Just recently found your blog and I love it...along with vintage clothes!

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  115. Such a lovely contest! Consider me interested.

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  116. Oh, how glorious!! I'd love to have another vintage pattern to make.

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  117. What a great giveaway and the perfect size too! Thank you Denise and Gertie.

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  119. So worth the pattern alterations as it is so cute.

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  120. so cute and so worth the pattern alterations I would need to do.

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  121. Wow so pretty ! I love them xxx

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  122. I love the 50's tops ! I been looking for blouses since I saw your portrait blouse Gertie, that top is a beaut !! xx

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  123. Denise, I'm always impressed with your lovely patterns! Hopefully I'll get lucky because I love vintage patterns! In any case, I'm still checking out your shop....

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  124. Thanks Denise and Gertie for the giveaway. I'd just love to put together a work dress using that pattern!

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  125. Love to win this... what a glamorous combo!

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  126. Hi Gertie! Love your blog! It inspires me and you even have me considering bangs now. ;-)The Blue Gardenia has such a fun blog! and Her pattern shop is sooo tempting.
    The Dress pattern would fit me! :-) and red nails are the only ones worth keeping up. :-)

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  127. Yum, that pattern is gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway!

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