Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Circle Skirt Article (with Giveaway!)

Readers, I'm so excited! I wrote an article for Quick Stuff to Sew, and it's on newsstands now. It's a publication from the editors of Threads. (You may know that I'm obsessed with Threads magazine, so this feels like a brush with greatness for yours truly.) I'm giving away a copy; read to the end for details.


An editor approached me early in the year, saying they were looking for an article on drafting and sewing circle skirts. Would I be interested in writing something like that? Um, yeah! I love making circle skirts, and here was an opportunity to do a tutorial that would be professionally illustrated, photographed, and edited. I was all over it, readers.

Circle skirts aren't hard at all, but they take a little bit of math to draft the pattern. I'm really proud of the instructions in this article--in fact, I've gone back to refer to them myself a couple times!



There are two skirt examples in the article. One is knee-length red taffeta with a sparkly button closure at the waist. The second is a tea-length variation with a layer of polka dot tulle over iridescent taffeta, with a simple bow sash. My friends at B&J provided the fabric, so it's the good stuff. If you ever want some of this amazing tulle, give them a call--they have it in a jillion colors.


I have the samples at home now, but they're so tiny that I just get to stare at them longingly rather than wear them. The models wore a 25" waist. I had several minor panic attacks while sewing, terrified that I'd made the skirts too small. They looked so miniscule! They'd barely fit on my old Cabbage Patch doll, Barney! But all was well; it turns out models really are that skinny.


You can order the issue online here, and I've seen it in the newsstand at Barnes & Noble. But I'm giving away a copy to one reader here! Just leave a comment (email address included, please, just so I can notify you if you win). I'll draw a name at the end of the day tomorrow. Readers from all locations eligible!

275 comments:

  1. Ooh, how exciting! I'd love a copy. The skirts look gorgeous, as your work always does. Skinny models - who'd have guessed?

    ReplyDelete
  2. I LOVE quick stuff to sew. Congrats.

    ReplyDelete
  3. You have the best blog ever! Would love a copy of the magazine :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congratulations, Gertie! I think Threads is a great publication, but I didn't know that QSTS existed. I'll have to check it out, especially for your article.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I have used that tulle too! It's the best.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I agree: the skirt looks gorgeous! I'd love to win a copy: Priscilla Folley prittyprit@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love circle skirts and I love your blog! Congrats on the write-up! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'd love a copy. I would have been worried too, how tiny!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'd love a copy! If I don't win, I'll make sure to pick up a copy when I'm in New York in November. Congrats on the publication.

    frk[dot]bustad[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congratulations!!! a copy of your article would be an excellent addition to my ever-growing sewing library, thanks in part to your recommendations!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I would love to have a copy! thnaks.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Gretchen! I recently discovered your blog and followed you through the bombshell dress course (which btw was awesome!) and would of course love a copy! All the best from Sweden!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a fabulous giveaway! Thanks so much

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congrats! Love that tulle. 25-inch waists, not so much;-)

    [ydechance (at) hotmail (dot) com}

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'd love a copy of this mag. I really identify with your designs and sensibility. Please enter me. And congrats on your article!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Congrats! I would love to make one myself, but I keep getting sidetracked by other projects!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Yesh pleash!

    catherine(at)canny-cat(dot)com :O)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Congrats! Love your blog, have been a Threads fan for decades, now will have to check out quick stuff, so great your hard work is paying off.
    Love your passion!

    and circle skirts are the bomb, I'd love to win!

    Kim

    ReplyDelete
  19. I live over seas so a magazine in English is a treat and I don't see many. Winning a copy would be WONDERFUL. I love your blog as I am getting back into dress making after many years of quilting. Thanks for the great blog!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh sign me up!
    Those are beautiful skirts. I love the overlay. any chance you can just take off the waist band and make the inner circle bigger for yourself? The tea length one should be long enough to do that.
    cathy2684 at gmail

    ReplyDelete
  21. How wonerful! I'd love to get my hands on a copy! I propably order it even if I don't get lucky, but foreign postal fees are always a pain. :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. congratulations on getting published! i've never seen that magazine before but would love to get a copy.

    ReplyDelete
  23. That is awesome! I love Threads magazines and website myself. They have been a lifesaver.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'll always be grateful to you for saving the last remnants of my sanity when I was hemming a circle skirt this summer! Congratulations on the new publication :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. I just love circle skirts, but I've never made one myself.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Since I probably won't be able to get my hands on that magazine here in Swdedn I love the opportunity to win it! gabriellazamudio @ yahoo. se

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi gertie, since this magazine is not available in the Netherlands: PICK ME PICK ME...! Look towards the East and see me jumping with my arms waving from the european mainland! Yes, that girl with the brown short hair! Anyway, love your blog and congrats on the article!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I've been wanting to make a circle skirt! Count me in! :)

    emmalemma56[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  29. Congratulations! I've looked through past issues of Quick Stuff to Sew, and it's a fun magazine.
    MadeByTrisha [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would LOVE to win a copy to make that skirt! The skirt looks adorable! E-Mail me at kristycreighton (at) charter (dot) net.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I've been eying this magazine and haven't bought it ye. Hope I win the give away! Thanks, Gertie.

    ReplyDelete
  32. How fun! I'll have to buy a copy even if I don't win the drawing!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Good for you! What an honor to be published. I've made half-circle skirts before and would love to try a full circle skirt using your amazing article.

    ReplyDelete
  34. How cool! I would love to win this...If I don't I do believe that I will quickly be snatching this up at Barnes and Noble to make that circle skirt! Swoon! P.S. I love your class on craftsy.com! So informative! I've learned so much already! Thanks!

    Jfreak923 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  35. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'd love to win a copy! I could do with some ideas of quick things to sew for christmas presents! The circle skirt would be perfect for my best friend!

    Just wanted to let you know that thanks to your bombshell dress course on Craftsy, I successfully made a lapped zipper on a dress for a wedding. I was so proud!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Love your fabric choices! I'm obsessed with circle skirts. I think I've made seven or eight. :) I love the idea of a button closure.

    ReplyDelete
  38. wow, that's awesome Gertie!!
    your skirts look gorgeous, it's really too bad they are so small :(

    I'm gonna try making a circle skirt this week, for a 50's Halloween party!

    quipardue@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Congratulations! The skirts look gorgeous!

    forrest.nicole(at)hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Congrats on your tutorial! I love the look of circle skirts.
    roboticwhimsy@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. I love following your blog. You help me belive I can create bitchin vintage wears too.
    I would love to try a few circle skirts.
    check me out
    bestfamilycircus.blogspot.com
    THanks again
    Tori torirae.creighton@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. Congratulations! Those skirts are stunning; I would love to win the issue and make my own!
    anita.sews@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  43. what a fun thing, you are soo accomplished. I would love that magazine, doubt it shows up in Denmark though.
    tania_gr17 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  44. When I was a little girl, i used to love circle skirts due to the 'spinny' nature of them. Not much has changed now that I'm 30. :-)

    Congrats!

    CaseyWilliams at Gmail

    ReplyDelete
  45. Love circle skirts... althouhg hard to draw (and longer piece of fabric required), they are easy and quick to sew. Now I'm tempted to sew your gingham taffeta skirt... Thanks for your sewing posts!!
    Sescun from Spain
    sescunma@unizar.es

    ReplyDelete
  46. Congratulations on the article! I can't believe the models had 25" waists!!! I just sewed a satin dress for my 2-year old daughter with a 20" waist. Crazy!
    - Liz

    ReplyDelete
  47. Congratulations! i'd love to win a copy.
    kbroadd1 -at- gmail -dot- com

    ReplyDelete
  48. Congratulations! They look beautiful!
    I would love to win a copy :)

    ReplyDelete
  49. Oh Gertie, how lovely. Please count me in! x

    ReplyDelete
  50. Of all the giveaways on all the blogs this is the best ever! I'd love, love to win a copy... sarahlcobb@gmail.com,

    Sarah (I love your blog!)

    ReplyDelete
  51. Wow how exciting, congrats! :)

    ReplyDelete
  52. My first comment didn't post . . . hoping this isn't a duplicate.

    Looking forward to reading the article . . . hope I win, but I'll buy it if not.

    ReplyDelete
  53. Congratultions that is awesome news! You are an amazing seamstress and many many many people can learn from you. On that note..... I would love to learn from you, by winning that issue! My name is Crystal and you can reach me at FancyMatter@live.com.

    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  54. Wow polka dot tulle?! Awesome! Congrats on the article :)

    damiarain at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  55. Congrats on the magazine feature! I would love to make a quick-sew layered lace skirt for the holidays in a neutral that could take me into Spring (see MiuMiu S12). Thanks for sharing a copy!

    ReplyDelete
  56. I've made circle skirts for my daughter, but never thought of one for me. Now I can't stop thinking about it. I would love to get my hands on that article!

    (If you ever need to clean out your stash of samples, I have a 25 inch waist too!!!) :)

    ladyscienist(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  57. OOPS! it's

    LADYSCIENTIST(at)yahoo.

    ReplyDelete
  58. What a great opportunity for you! I've been wanting to make another circle skirt, and would so love to have a copy of your article. I live in Scotland, so not sure if I can order a copy. : )

    ReplyDelete
  59. Congrats on the article! And thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the magazine!

    ReplyDelete
  60. So cool!

    misscrayolacreepy@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. That is awesome! I'm actually trying to make my first circle skirt for my Halloween costume. We'll see how that turns out!

    ReplyDelete
  62. I would love to have the guidance... maggiea54@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I would soooooooooo love a copy! thanks for this amazing blog, every time I read it I learn something new!

    ReplyDelete
  64. I love your blog and i hope i win the magizine. good karma

    ReplyDelete
  65. Congrats on the article!! A shockingly thin model.....*no way*

    ReplyDelete
  66. I would like a copy of that magazine!
    lizzyvintage(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)mx

    ReplyDelete
  67. Hello Gertie! love your website, can't believe the lovely giveaway! Threads is sooooo hard to get hold of here in the north of the UK - I would love the chance to win this - ps love the blog too! x

    ReplyDelete
  68. Love the skirts - I've become a bit of a skirt junkie lately!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Congrats on your exciting publication! I would love to be entered for a copy of the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  70. congrats on being published! I'd love to read this :)

    mtalia86 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  71. Oh I'd love a copy. I've made circle skirts for my daughter but still haven't done one for me. slhorman at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  72. I love your blog! As usual great information. I have wanted to try a circle skirt and now there is going to be no stopping me. I would love a copy of the magazine. russetlocks@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  73. Congratulations on your article! It looks fabulous, and the skirts are just yummy. I'd love a chance to win a copy. And oh, the tulle! Wow. So pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  74. That's so awesome. I'm getting my copy today.

    ReplyDelete
  75. Hey, congrats on the article!

    I'd love to have a copy, because I like to have an american sewing magazine!

    ReplyDelete
  76. That I'm going to make with your bombshell dress's bustier top.

    wendyywwong(at)shaw.ca

    ReplyDelete
  77. Congratulations! I'd love a copy!

    rmacoskey at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  78. Congratulations on the published article Gretchen! If I don't win the copy i will be dure to check it out on the newstands.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Yes I think I can make a circle skirt so I hope I win. Thanks for the giveaway and have a nice day.

    ReplyDelete
  80. Yay! I would love to have this magazine! Congrats on the article, can't wait to read it.

    ReplyDelete
  81. Love that tule and it looks like an amazing article!
    marloesh . j (at) gmail . com

    ReplyDelete
  82. Congratulations! I'd love a copy.

    ReplyDelete
  83. Now you're really big timing it! Congrats!

    [nichole (dot) mccormick (at) gmail (dot) com]

    ReplyDelete
  84. Congrats Gertie! My mom and I love you blog and we would be so excited to win a copy of your article :)

    Csunnyswim[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  85. ooohhh! Definitely count me in! Is this the article you were working on when we met in NYC? :)

    ReplyDelete
  86. That polka dot tulle is gorgeous!
    sarahnargle@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  87. Yay for you! I'd love a copy, of course. :)

    ReplyDelete
  88. Congratulations!! I definitely would love to win a copy, otherwise I'll just have to haul my wild kids to Barnes and Noble and no one wants that...

    ReplyDelete
  89. I really do like the fabric that you used! lilkimchee@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  90. Congratulations- Getting published in a magazine is a great accomplishment! I love reading your blog & would love a copy of your issue! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  91. Congrats, that is so awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  92. Those are gorgeous, and I'd love to learn howt o make them!

    ReplyDelete
  93. I was just thinking that perhaps it's time for me to start making a whole closet of circle skirts (knee-length with pockets for me) - this would be perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  94. I've been meaning to make a circle skirt! This would be perfect. emmalawson (at) gmail

    ReplyDelete
  95. Count me in!
    idrankthekoolaid
    at
    mac
    dot
    com

    ReplyDelete
  96. Oh yes I would love to win this magazine. If I don't I'll track it down and buy just to see your lovely article. I love making your gathered skirts and have three of them now and will love trying the circle skirt too!!

    ReplyDelete
  97. I'd love to see your article! I haven't heard of this magazine, but then I'm in the UK and getting hold of threads is a headache - but one worth having! Please add me to your giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  98. Circle skirts are my favorite item of clothing. I am going to try and learn how to sew them correctly and maybe this is the easiest way. Thank you for including the "foreign kids" as well. I don't have a barnes and noble here in Norway. :)

    ReplyDelete
  99. Sure, I'd be tickled to win this issue!

    I used to make "poodle" (circle) skirts for the girls who served at our local '50s style diner. Those were so much fun!

    ReplyDelete
  100. Ooh, circle skirts. I'd love to win the magazine and look forward to reading your article.

    ReplyDelete
  101. It would be a blast to win a copy!

    And, 25 inch waist? I'm considered skinny by many, but my waist is more than 25 inches. Still, as a Threads follower myself, what an opportunity! My email is fmgill at wb4me dot com.

    ReplyDelete
  102. Congratulations! I would love the read the article :)


    marissa.sousa@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  103. I love circle skirts too!! would love to win a copy of the magazine with your article :)

    sue.e.reynolds (at) gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  104. I would love to win!!

    eliz_lind at yahoo dot ca

    ReplyDelete
  105. I love circle skirts and Threads magazine so I'd love a copy! Fingers crossed! doveg21@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  106. Oooh! I have been thinking of endeavoring to sew just such a skirt.

    Congratulations on your publication!

    ReplyDelete
  107. Congratulations on your article! Please enter me in your drawing for the free copy (even though I never win anything). I've never made a circle skirt before, but it's probably time for me to try.

    C.B.

    ReplyDelete
  108. Congratulations! I would love to have a copy. Petitemess@gmail.com
    I love your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  109. Wow! Quick, easy and gorgeous!!! I'd love to have a copy for myself. Congrats on you brush with greatness!

    ReplyDelete
  110. I always tend to have a challenging time with properly sewing the hem. This should be a big help.

    Congrats on your article :)

    Please enter me...
    michellemr at ymail

    Merci

    ReplyDelete
  111. Wow that is so exciting! Hooray for you! toniafrazier@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  112. congrats! count me in:)

    ktothova at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  113. I may as well jump in! I love Threads too. shepherd@buckeye-express.com

    ReplyDelete
  114. Ahh, I'd love to get my hands on a copy of that issue! Congrats! kmjones3@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  115. Congrats, Gertie! I'm definitely picking up a copy of this (unless I just so happen to win---fingers crossed!).

    ReplyDelete
  116. I'd love to win it. Everytime I travel somewhere, I try to buy a local sewing magazine. As I don't own any american so far, I'd like to have a look.

    ReplyDelete
  117. Congratulations!! I will definitely look out for this magazine here in UK, if I'm not the lucky one!

    suzysewingblog[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

    ReplyDelete
  118. Yay! Dear Gertie in a book! And circle skirts! Oy!
    :)))

    ReplyDelete
  119. Congratulations!!! I love the skirt with the polka dot tulle. Life always need more polka dots.

    ReplyDelete
  120. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  121. Congratulations Gertie! You are our rising star in the sewing world. I've subscribed to Threads (regular mag) since its start but I don't have the quick things to sew mag so please put me in the drawing.

    ReplyDelete
  122. I am new to sewing so quick projects are always very appealing :) congrats on the article!

    ReplyDelete
  123. Congratulations, Gertie. How exciting for you. I would love a copy of the magazine. My email is elisdzs[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  124. How fun! I'm in need of a couple of outfits for Christmas and weddings, and this would fit the bill wonderfully!

    ReplyDelete
  125. What beautiful skirts!! Never saw that mag in germany, so I'm in.
    Greetings to NYC.

    ReplyDelete
  126. Wow, congrats! Getting published in Threads, how awesome! 25 in waisted models?! Eeep!
    As I'm not sure if I can even get QSTS, I'd love to win the giveaway! aldara (at) gmx (dot) net. :)

    ReplyDelete
  127. I have not seen the magazine yet, but I am so happy for you. Your progress within this community of professional, inspirational, and amazing people is certainly something to be proud of. Bravo. And if I am lucky enough to receive the magazine, I would certainly be grateful as well.

    ReplyDelete
  128. That looks very cool- I have never seen that mag in New Zealand! But I find sewing mags are often hard to find here - thanks goodness for my local library.
    Caroline
    carolinefosteratkins@yahoo.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  129. Congratulations! I'd love a copy too - I have some polka dot cotton sateen that would be perfect as a circle skirt.

    ReplyDelete
  130. Circle skirts are win! I'd love to get a copy - auroraceleste (at) gmail

    ReplyDelete
  131. Congrats on the article!
    I would love a copy tho. Shame we have no fun sewingmagazines over in sweden so if I want one I need to order over the net. Gets kinda expencive fast :(

    ReplyDelete
  132. I would love to win! And congrats on the article too. You are everywhere in sewing now, my goodness what a lucky girl!
    Michelle
    shell_rock_44@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  133. Hi Gertie! Congrats on the article! I love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  134. I am a very novice sewer and this looks like the type of project I could tackle!

    ReplyDelete
  135. I would love a copy! And I hope you find a very skinny girl that would be overjoyed to call a beautiful circle skirt her own.

    ReplyDelete
  136. Oooh, circle skirt novice here - I'd love a copy. stummel@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  137. How cool! I'd love to check it out

    ReplyDelete
  138. Ouu pick me. I live in the arctic and so no chance of picking this up anytime soon.

    ReplyDelete
  139. It must be thrilling to see your name in print attached to a beautiful project!

    Sign me up!
    clio[dot]phineas[at]gmail[dot]com

    ReplyDelete
  140. The blue tulle is gorgeous! I f you ever have to get rid of that skirt i'd take it, it's my waist measurement (pretty sure my hips are way bigger than the models though!) Would love to get a copy of the magazine

    ReplyDelete
  141. Woohoo for you!!
    We know your greatness w/ the needle & thread, and now 'tis there for the world to see :)

    I'd love to win this!
    SummerWren68@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  142. Awesome skirt. I would like to make it. Great blog, thanks Gertie.

    ReplyDelete
  143. Congratulations!! I love taffeta - I may have to do one of these for a holiday outfit! Thinking.....
    Yes, I would love to win a copy - fourkid@mindspring.com
    Blessings,
    Patti

    ReplyDelete
  144. I could have used this info when making a circle skirt with a handkerchief hem for my daughter. I tried making in pull on (she was 6) and it didn't fit for too long.

    ReplyDelete
  145. Gertie! I've been dancing with your lovely blog and following your adventures incognito (I think) for a while. I have all the Threads Magazines on DVD. My favorite article each issue is the "Quick to Make". Thanks for all you do!!

    ReplyDelete
  146. Very nice skirts! I really like the polka-dot tulle, and I'm not generally a polka-dot fan, nor a fan of tulle, so go figure.
    cindy.wood@insightbb.com

    ReplyDelete
  147. I Dont think ive ever seen that magazine before!
    And my Tea length cirkle skirt is singing on its last tune, so this is what i need, a proper guide so itll last longer.

    Caroline, Sweden
    Ohmahgad.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  148. I'll enter, but I am on my way to B&N. I figure your brush with greatness elevates me!! I can say I "know" you. How wonderful. and I do love circle skirts.

    ReplyDelete
  149. QSTS mags are hard to source here in Australia and very expensive. It does't stop me from purchasing them when I find them though! Hope I don't miss this issue.
    Helga145@ yahoo.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  150. Congrats on your article!!! Thank you for the chance to win a copy of the magazine.

    ReplyDelete
  151. Very nice, congratulations! kudobudo@earthlink.net

    ReplyDelete
  152. Congrats on the article! I'd love to win a copy! I've also been thinking of you as I leave for "couture camp" with Susan Khalje and Kenneth King in NYC tomorrow. Hope I have as much fun as you did!
    email(at)brooksann(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  153. Congratulations on your brush, or head first dive, with greatness!

    I would love a copy :)

    em.lettering@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  154. Congratulations! I'd love to win a copy! Thank-you!

    ReplyDelete
  155. I'd love to win that copy! georgiedean65@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  156. Yes please!

    theblugator at gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  157. This brings back memories; we were required to make a circular skirt at school. So I would love to see an updated way of doing things!

    ReplyDelete
  158. Congrats! Looks fabulous and I know sewers are going to love it! I'm new to sewing so a free copy would be great! =D kvfog@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  159. Awesome! Congrats.

    ReplyDelete
  160. Great job!
    Thanks for giveaway, I would like to have a copy, it´s so exciting!

    ReplyDelete
  161. Wow congratulations!!! I'd love a copy of the magazine. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  162. Thanks for the giveaway Gertie. Most kind of you..... Sheila semcqu@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  163. Great article, congratulations! I'd love to read the magazine.
    lore
    x

    ReplyDelete
  164. Would love a copy of Threads! Circle skirts are so much fun - I've sewn one for a little girl (21 inch waist!) but not for myself.

    ReplyDelete
  165. i love circle skirts and i went through a ton of material trying to figure out the pattern myself. finally a lady at my sewing class felt sorry for me and gave me a pattern. dondalonda[at]hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  166. Congratulations! I am so excited for you and all the wonderful things happening for you. Wow, that is skinny!!! email:
    sewlikechanel@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  167. congratulations! I hope you'll get other occasion to write articles like this!
    I hope you pick me!
    my email is misako [dot] violet [at] gmail [dot] com

    ReplyDelete
  168. would love to read it, hope i win!

    ReplyDelete
  169. Congrats on the article! The first step to total sewing world domination!

    sbeaubien@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  170. Oooh, pick me, pick me! My address is apollo.kitten(at)comcast.net. Nothing wrong with being super-skinny: i'm average in all areas except a 28 inch waist.

    ReplyDelete
  171. Oh my, that tulle is lovely! I might have to make a trip to see if my local B&N has that mag in stock. :)
    teatime4one @ gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  172. Congratulations on being published!
    :)Alana

    ReplyDelete
  173. Congratulations! I love the fabrics you used!
    Could I go in the draw please.
    asimplefibrelife@gmail.com
    Cheers, Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  174. Oh how cool! love circle skirts and I'm loving that top on the cover too....
    Count me in :-)

    ReplyDelete
  175. I would love a copy! Circle skirts have always been on my list of things to sew. Now with your amazing instructions I will finally tackle it!

    Victoriaandzoe@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  176. thanks so much id love this! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  177. First of all, congratulations, how wonderful! And - pick me, I would love to win a copy ;)

    ReplyDelete
  178. I'd want any magazine with an article you wrote!!! bring it on!!!

    ReplyDelete
  179. Hi Gertie! Congratulations!
    lianne@lordpudding.com

    ReplyDelete
  180. oh my goodness. that's exactly how I felt when I was making things for friends who were much smaller than I am. And I always freak out if something looks too small. It looks great!! congrats on the article :)

    ReplyDelete
  181. Congratulations! I'd love a copy.

    ReplyDelete
  182. I have have been invaded by sewing bug because of a young lady who came to work in my office. I love circle skirts and I intend to make one. Only thing is that since I last made one for myself I have gotten really big. I hope it turns out alright. Thanks Gertie.

    ReplyDelete
  183. A new magazine!!! I must say I haven't seen that one in the newsagents 'Down Under'. We really are a bit behind the eight ball when it comes to fashion and such. It would be great to have a peek at it before subscribing. And congrats. on having an article published in it...

    ReplyDelete
  184. Oh yes please! I've watched you youtube video on circle skirts, but would love a copy of this.
    annalorinc@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  185. Congrats! I would love a copy!

    ReplyDelete
  186. This is great news Gertie! I would love to read the article and your insight to the skirt. i know you talked a little about it in you r sew retro course but more info is always better:) (I love threads also and have many older issues:) )

    ReplyDelete
  187. Congrats on the article! I'd love to learn how to sew a circle skirt, so if I don't win, I'll definitely have to try and find myself a copy. :)

    ReplyDelete
  188. Hi Gertie,

    The skirts look fab! Im only new to sewing but would love to have a go at sewing one for myself. A copy of your article would sure help! BTW love, love, love your blog it is really helping me in my sewing endeavours :) Stacey. (staceylkennedy@gmail.com)

    ReplyDelete
  189. i have the same feeling abut waist measurements when i'm doing waistbands for my miss22 who at over 5' 10" has a 24" waist...secretly, between you and me, i could actually admit to waist/height ratio envy LOL

    Gertie, who wouldn't love a copy the magazine when you've had even an iota of input??

    nslangford@yahoo.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  190. Never mind the magazine (although I'm sure it's great - actually, please enter me imogen.sparks@gmail.com), I want to win the gorgeous red skirt!

    ReplyDelete
  191. I'd like to see this magazine! (As MANY other people) :)It's great that magazines publish hoq to make quick things - more people are encourages to sew!

    ReplyDelete
  192. Congratulations! What a thrill to be published in a magazine. Circle skirts are so much fun, I will have to look for a copy of this issue (if I don't win ;)!

    ReplyDelete
  193. Wow! But you are already famous! Look at the number of comments this post generated! Sign me up too, for the fan-club as well as the give-away.

    ReplyDelete
© Gertie's Blog For Better Sewing. Powered by Cake