Friday, June 17, 2011

Huge Blue Gardenia Giveaway (Plus Discount)


Well, Denise at The Blue Gardenia certainly spoils us, doesn't she? That woman is always planning another giveaway, each more fabulous than the last. This one is a 60s-themed smorgasbord.

First, this awesome pattern which looks like it would make an amazing dress for hot summer days. Bust 34", but this one would be easy to resize.



Second, fabric to make it with. A pinky-red linen blend with a lovely hand and drape.


Third, a lipstick. MAC Supreme Sheen lipstick in Insanely It, a sheer vivd pink.



And fourth. A vintage sewing book, Sewing Made Easy.

To enter, just leave a comment here by midnight EST on Tuesday, June 21st. Readers from all locations eligible. If your profile doesn't link to a page with your e-mail address, please leave your e-mail address in your comment.

Lastly, something for everyone! A discount on The Blue Gardenia's amazing selection of vintage patterns AND jewelry. Buy $75 or less, get 15% off, buy more and get 20% off. Good for patterns or jewelry. Use code 60sGertie. The discount is good until Thursday, June 23rd.

287 comments:

  1. I love the color of the fabric - it makes me want to eat raspberry sorbet!

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  2. woops - the email contact for my comment is oitakyushu@gmail.com.

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  3. it just tickles me that denise always includes a lipstick with her giveaways. i love it! speaking of which, i think i need a tube of that because that is a goooorgeous color !

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  4. Denise is just too fantastically generous. What a great summer dress kit.

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  5. That's a really great giveaway! I just bought my first '60s pattern and would love to have another :)

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  6. What a awesome giveaway! I adore the 60s and would love to win this kit! :)

    bramblewoodfashion {at} hotmail {dot} com

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  7. What a great giveaway! I love pink for a summer night out.

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  8. Forgot to include my contact! haven.capone@gmail.com

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  9. All the parts of this giveaway are awesome! So nice!

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  10. Yay, give aways! I love that fabric color.

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  11. Awesome giveaway!
    alexa DOT shelton AT gmail.com

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  12. Gorgeous! Pick me! labriekathleen@yahoo.com


    Love the pattern, fabric and lipstick! ANd I need a book like this to help with my sewing skills.

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  13. Ooh, so pretty in pink. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  14. Fun! I have definitely developed a fondness for Blue Gardenia of late. I love the excuse to peruse her wares again.
    Sneakfuzz at hotmail dot com

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  15. Nice giveaway!

    girlwiththestarspangledheart[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. A give-away for "all locations"?!?! i'm all for that!! :))) nslangford@yahoo.com.au

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  17. OMG! I love the lipstick and the colour of the fabric! And the pattern! And the book! You guys always have the most awesome giveaways, for real. (irenebullock1936 @ gmail . com)

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  18. Great giveaway, Gertie!! I'm really excited! I do love me a new lipstick every now and again!

    canmakedothink {at}yahoo{dot}com

    Yay!!

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  19. Great colors for we pale ones. :) Thanks for your well-written posts.

    sklaus AT tconl dot com

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  20. cute dress, would love to make one!

    jkyw.wordpress.com
    @_jkyw

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  21. Wow, that looks lovely! Would love to have one of those dresses for my summer vacation!
    Email is patterchen84@googlemail.com

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  22. Denise sure knows how to make a gal feel like a lady!

    Amy
    amym710@gmail.com

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  23. Thaat lipstick looks properly amazing, and I'd be very interested to test my resizing skills on that pattern :D

    missbaah@hotmaul.co.uk

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  24. Yummy fabric.... And I love Mac lipsticks!

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  25. What a lovely giveaway!! Please enter me! :)

    email: sophievdg@gmail.com

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  26. Ooh, thanks for the giveaway! Cute pattern, and gorgeous fabric! :D The sewing book looks great too.
    Ashley x

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  27. Thanks for this fabulous giveaway!!

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  28. I don't need another project but...so pretty. Besides it might inspire me to do the other sewing piling up. :)

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  29. I love thoes pink colours! And MAC is my favourite brand. Just adore the quality.

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  30. what neat giveaways!

    catherinestogner88@gmail.com

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  31. Ooh a giveaway, how lovely. I don't have anything pink in my wardrobe, so if I won it would be a good chanc for me to rectify that!

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  32. Great giveaway, a complete look!

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  33. I'm in love with that pattern! What an amazing competition.

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  34. Who can resist! Here's hoping the random number thingy looks my way...
    vicki.welin@sky.com

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  35. That looks like a really useful pattern and great fabric too. Love a strong colour!

    ef_harrison1984 [at] yahoo [dot] co [dot] uk

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  36. I love pink - the deeper the better, and that one is the best!
    Imagine being so thoughtful as to give a pattern, the fabric, and a lovely lipstick to match?
    Jemajo@hotmail.no

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  37. Oh, I love this all! I want to sew new summer dresses!

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  38. I love these themed giveaways!
    Email: bonsaiaphrodite@hotmail.com

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  39. What a lovely giveaway. That red fabric is just my shade of red, too!

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  40. Great giveaway. Would be an unusual colour for me and a surely useful book. Thanks Deneise and Gertie for the chance!

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  41. What a great combo for a giveawy- everything a sewist needs!

    skizzia@aol.com

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  42. What a great giveaway! I'll have to find/copy that dress if I don't win. Too cute!!

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  43. What a generous giveaway! That dress pattern looks perfect for running around as a SAHM. Oh wait, I'M a SAHM! Maybe I could win? :)

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  44. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Jess - jdewit AT xplornet DOT com

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  45. Cool give away - count me in!!!

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  46. beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
    Jess - jdewit (AT) xplornet (DOT) com

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  47. Perfect match of linen and lipstick. I'm in love! I think if I won, I'd be keen on trying out the sixties wrap dress blue gardenia pattern with the linen.

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  48. Zowie! Count me in. I'm a big fan of the 60's and love that fabric!

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  49. I love how you giveaway matching lipstick. Pretty awesome.

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  50. I want to win! I love giveaways. In fact, I should do one on my blog and giveaway my dog. Unless he stops barking at me right now.

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  51. Wow, I think the lopstick is my favorite part.

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  52. Wow, what great giveaway! My size, too :)

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  53. Awesome giveaway! I love the colors of the fabric and the lipstick! Thanks for sharing :)

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  54. How generous! The color of the linen is so wonderful!

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  55. What a cute pattern! I can't believe it's exactly my size, too. And love the lipstick.

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  56. My seventeen year old has been dying to make herself a dress (with my help). Thanks for the chance!

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  57. I was just thinking I needed some more linen in my life! Lovely!

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  58. that dress is great for summer and I love that color. count me in.

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  59. Beautiful colors . . . Yes, please, sign me up! And THANKS for the coupon code, too.

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  60. Fabulous dress! I love it for maternity, too! And the rest is icing on the cake.

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  61. This is fantastic! I'm SEW excited about the giveaway. Good luck to me :-) SewFrugalandFashionable@gmail.com

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  62. This is fantastic! I'm SEW excited about the giveaway. Good luck to me :-) SewFrugalandFashionable@gmail.com

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  63. ooo! ooo! pick me random number generator! pick me! What an amazing giveaway!

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  64. Great giveaway! I would love to have this pattern. It would be perfect to start my collection!

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  65. what an amazing combo! I would love to win this :)

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  66. Goodness gracious, what a giveaway!

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  67. What a wonderful giveaway. That fabric is just lovely. areneedotdatgmaildotcom

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  68. i would love to be entered! x

    www.boobookittycouture.com

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  69. Wow, I would love all those things, that colour is gorgous, both fabric and lipstick.
    tania_gr17 at yahoo dot com

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  70. Awesome giveaway! I especially love the fabric, what a great color!

    breakinglight11@gmail.com

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  71. Cute pattern! I'd love to make it in that great fabric!

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  72. Oh! I would LOVE to win! :) Thank you for the chance at this giveaway!!!! icepinkstars at gmail dot com

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  73. I really like that pattern. Why were the 60's so awesome for fashion? rascarborough (at) gmail (dot) com

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  74. Great pattern, fabric, and lipstick color! Whoever wins will look fab this summer!! (yes, I hope it's me.) :)

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  75. Oh wow, what a treat!!
    Thanks for the giveaway, I'm off to take a look in the shop at this very moment!

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  76. I'm a big fan of scoop neckline. Love this!

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  77. Super excited about this giveaway- it's all so fun looking! email contact is nicoleatobin@gmail.com :)

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  78. That looks like such a lovely dress, and the lipstick'll match perfectly.

    Thank you Denise!
    Thank you Gertie!

    fireyes_s (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  79. That pattern with that color makes me think of something Cinnamon Carter would have worn -- I'd love to see if it still looked that way when re-drafted to fit my decidedly not waify figure!

    karjunk{at}dslextreme{dot}com

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  80. Wow. This is the mother lode.

    ~Sewjourner

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  81. What a wonderful giveaway! The lipstick is adorable!
    betty.beat[at]yahoo.com

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  82. Yes, very please and thank you very much!

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  83. awesome, thank you Blue Gardenia!
    quipardue@yahoo.com

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  84. I am in awe! What a fantastic package. I never wear lipstick, but I know someone who does!

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  85. Oh, wow! What an awesome giveaway. I love them all. That dress is my style. I wear pink lipstick. The shade of pink makes older women look younger; one of my beauty tips. I'll throw that one in for free. Thank you, Thank you, thank you.

    sewingwithtrudy at yahoo dot com

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  86. Brilliant giveaway! Thanks to Denise and Gertie! Those are some great summer colors for sure.

    Caitlin
    from black currant thoughts.

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  87. Delightful! Love the colours and I just happen to be the right size! (Also, thanks for the recent seam finishing tip .. been looking for better ways to do that..)

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  88. What a nice pattern, and such great fabric for it! Great giveaway :)

    beeryouk(at)zeelandnet(dot)nl

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  89. That fabric is beautiful and I love the pattern!
    meas22pt3[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  90. Forgot my email

    jordofordo(@)hotmail.com

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  91. I love the colors and I love lipstick too! Throw my name in there!

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  92. Whoa! I'm definitely entering this one. :)

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  93. Love the giveaway! sarahedaub(at)yahoo.com

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  94. Hey Gertie,

    Lovely giveaway! A pattern in my size :-)

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  95. Love this. I'm so in love with the color of that fabric. And I'm like "Hey, I'm already a 34" so it's kinda meant to be."

    dedwy at hotmail dot com

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  96. Its awesome! ir-erwee@telkomsa.net

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  97. Wow! Love the dress, the fabric and the lipstick. Such a feminine color. I'll take it, no questions asked.

    Have a great weekend, all.
    pm7lucas@gmail.com

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  98. Great giveaway!!! I want to win.

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  99. lovely givaway, love the lipstick :)

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  100. Wow, this is a fab giveaway, thanks gertie and blue gardenia - fingers crossed for this lovely pink bundle :-)

    nataliabird@hotmail.co.uk

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  101. So fun! I love vintage sewing books. I have one from the 70's and it includes a lot of things that new books I look through don't have...a lot of step by step with pictures. I've overextended my sewing budget this last month so a giveaway in my future would be great! I love your site. I check it daily. Thanks!
    email: punkis8201@hotmail.com

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  102. I have been drooling over 60's patterns since I discovered your blog a few months ago. I have even youtubed madmen just to get my fix of vintage fashion. This would be a deightful win.
    Joyce
    itch2.stitch@yahoo.com

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  103. Totally loving the yummy color of the fabric!!!! And the lipstick...totally kissable.

    christysanford1993@yahoo.com

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  104. Super cute pattern and fabric. Great for the summer. My e-mail address is:
    abielaniec@brookskushman.com

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  105. What a great giveaway!

    tiff (dot) lodge (at) gmail (dot) com

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  106. What a wonderful give away, thank you Denise and Gertie. I love that raspberry colour and a lippie to match, what more could a girl ask for?

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  107. What a fabulous giveaway, thank you Denise and Gertie. Great pattern and that raspberry fabric is gorgeous, and a lippie to match, what more could a girl ask for?

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  108. What a nice giveaway!

    denise dot tb dot johnson at gmail dot com

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  109. Sorry, blogger comments is doing something strange - my comment disappeared, so I did it again, and now it's on twice!

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  110. Loving the color of that fabric and the lipstick! It looks like it's the perfect shade of raspberry pink! And that pattern - love the vintage patterns. Great giveaway! :-)

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  111. I love vintage sewing books and the idea of the all-in-one-sewing kits with a matching lipstick. Such a lovely colour.
    My adress is nadjaschaefer@gmx.net.

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  112. I don't remember what my profile has or doesn't have, so I'm iamnotanoctopus at gmail dot com.

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  113. Super start to summer give-a-way. Very generous discount code too! Thanks!

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  114. That pattern is actually in my size! What a great package...

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  115. Ditto other's comments about that pink fabric. It's dreamy.

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  116. Oooh, yes please! It looks like it might even be my size. knittingjenny at gmail dot com

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  117. There is nothing about this that I don't love - thanks so much, ladies!

    Not sure if my email address is on my profile, just in case it's thestreak@gmail.com

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  118. I love old patterns and technique books! Thanks for another great giveaway. :)

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  119. Dear Gertie
    even as a new sewist I love your blog and find it very inspiring.

    I haven't sewed anything vintage but I am eager to give it a go if I win!

    ptessari72@hotmail.com

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  120. Wow, what an amazing giveaway. I love that lipstick, and the book looks great.

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  121. I LOVE it!! cynbular@hotmail.com

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  122. Sweet! Kickstart the vintage collection AND look sexy sewing! Thanks :)

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  123. Sweet! Kickstart a vintage collection AND be sexy sewing! Love it :)

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  124. I would love to win this! My contact info is heatherosejansen at gmail dot com.

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  125. wow! she really does like to spoil us, love that pink, so summery!

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  126. Oh, what an amazing giveaway! Fabric is really beautiful..

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  127. What an unbelievably great giveaway! Love the pattern AND the fabric, and I don't yet have that book in my collection! I am headed to her shop right now for a bit of shopping!

    Email kkatzu1@cox.net

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  128. loooove that lipstick color...makes me really want to be brave and try it. :)

    tiffmcguire@gmail.com

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  129. How lovely! The fabric is gorgeous, and I would love to leaf through that book.

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  130. The pattern is so cute and the fabric perfect for it. Please enter me in your contest.

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  131. I love it all. So fun. Thanks for all the great inspiration and enthusiam you bring to sewing.

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  132. Awesome giveaway. Keeping my fingers crossed I'll get lucky this time :-)

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  133. What a fabulous giveaway, all inclusive! Thanks for the chance!

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  134. Please enter me in that fantastic giveaway! Great stuff!

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  135. Love the color of the fabric.

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  136. Adorable!!

    lindsaytcox@aol.com

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  137. not so sure about the lippy, but I love the fabric color! adbreon@gmail.com

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  138. ooh, what a cute pattern, and it wouldn't take much to make it fit. Fabric is gor-geous and I would love to add a book to my 'collection' of (currently) three sewing books. I'm a newbie sewer.

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  139. The 21st is my birthday, so this would be and AWESOME present!


    Auntiefluffy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  140. Wow, another amazing giveaway!

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  141. Very cool! Thank you for the givaway.

    alina dot badus at gmail dot com (just in case!)

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  142. Not sure i could get away with wearing pink lipstick but i would love that pattern and fabric! email: moriartypatten@xtra.co.nz thanx

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  143. I'm in! What a lovely give away!

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  144. So Fabulous. You always have the best giveaways :) samanthaizquierdo@sbcglobal.net

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  145. please enter me, gertie. i would love to make this dress. thx blue gardenia

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  146. my, yes she does. And the fabric is lovely.

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  147. ssooo cool. love it all. very excited.


    greenday75@firehousemail.com

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  148. This stuff is awesome!! My email is allmightynerd17@gmail.com

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  149. Each item is more fabulous than the next!

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  150. Oh boy, count me in! I love the pattern, the fabric, the color of the lipstick, everything!

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  151. Sa-weet!!! I haven't entered a giveaway in SO LONG, this is fabulous & perfect timing . My email is sweetmamajones@gmail.com

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  152. Would love to begin sewing vintage patterns! wjcsydney @ yahoo dot com

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  153. Oh my goodness, that's so generous of her! The fabric is gorgeous.

    -Millie
    interrobangs.anonymous (at) gmail (dot)com

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  154. Fantastic giveaway - the fabric is a beautiful colour and the lipstick could cause traffic accidents!

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  155. Super generous! amykaralee at gmail dot com

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  156. That pattern would probably even fit me! heheh We are indeed spoiled. (Even when we don't win.) k.

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  157. Here's hoping!
    e-mail: swedishfish2211@yahoo.com

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  158. The color is similar to the Pantone Honeysuckle color of the year, yes? Adorable dress, would love to try the lipstick, and lately, I am a sucker for all sewing books...thank you Gertie and BG

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  159. the color of that fabric is delicious and the pattern is true 60s...good stuff! rlr0918@hotmail.com for contact...thanks and have a great weekend

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  160. I simply adore this giveaway, so thanks for the opportunity!

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  161. Wow, what a lovely giveaway. Posting to anywhere is a lovely addition too.

    tillythecat(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  162. So beautiful - I'm on a vintage kick right now and would love all those goodies!

    Estyra15(at)gmail(dot)com

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  164. love that color!
    myleemylee@gmail.com

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  165. What a generous giveaway!

    ginger c at gmail dot com

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  166. Gorgeous!! Colour, vintage aaaannnd MAC, LOVE IT! 60's is my favourite era to sew at the moment, and MAC my make-up of choice, I think it is meant to be?! kristen@thislittleseamstress.com

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  167. What a fantastic giveaway! Gertie, you are too good to us all. You and Blue Gardenia!!! The colour of the fabric is absolutely grand; as someone else sais, it's totally like raspberry sorbet! In fact, it reminds me of eating raspberry gelato in Rome!

    ( lizaitken (@) gmail dot com )

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  168. what a cool giveaway! Love the fabric! thanks to you both, count me in :-)

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  170. What an awesome giveaway, the MAC lippy really just puts it over the top! :)

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  171. This looks lovely! kdavies0806 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  172. This is a wonderful giveaway!

    colleen phelps at me dot com

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  173. love it! Thanks for a fabulous blog!

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  174. Oh, such a fabulous giveaway! That lipstick looks wonderful! :]

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  175. Wow! thank you for the generosity. the pink is calling out to me. :)

    http://tablecalender.blogspot.com

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  176. Love it!!! the dress is summer awesome.
    marisal_99@yahoo.com

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