Monday, June 27, 2011

The Giveaway Winner Is . . .

. . . Misty! She will get the pattern, fabric, lipstick, and sewing book, ALL courtesy of The Blue Gardenia. Misty, please e-mail me and we'll get your prizes to you.

Many thanks to all who entered. Denise of The Blue Gardenia loves to treat us to amazing goodies, so I'm guessing you'll see more giveaways soon!


  1. Congratulations, Misty. Enjoy your goodies!

  2. Good Morning Gertie,
    I tried the shirring across a bust line of a summer swing dress. Since I'm very full figure on the top, the shirring was perfect to customize the fit. I went to Pacific Trim and bought the elastic thread, you find everything in that store but you need help to find it. I have a 2600 Elna and had no issues getting a smooth stitch.

    Just to share. I usually put in the loops with snaps on the the inside shoulder of all my dresses. In the past I bought pairs of them sold by Dritz for $3. In Pacific Trim, I found the same thing sold by the yard for $2 a yard and you get for pairs. Better yet it come in black, white with plastic snaps and black satin ribbon with metal snails. The metal snaps are great when you have a heavier gown, like sequins etc.the discovery made my weekend.

  3. Wow, thanks so much Gertie! And thanks to Denise as well! I can't wait for my fun prizes to arrive. This will be my first vintage pattern, and I love that it's rated easy since I've only been sewing since Thanksgiving. This will be a perfect dress for our hot and sticky summers here in Atlanta! Thanks again!

  4. Congrats! It's the Misty whose profile I linked to in the post.

    Krista, thanks for reporting on your shirring experience! I'm so glad it was a good one.


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