Thursday, March 22, 2012

Vintage Pattern + Fabric + Lipstick Giveaway!


It's a lovely day for a giveaway, don't you think? Denise from The Blue Gardenia is back with some goodies, and as usual, they are FABULOUS.

Denise always lets me pick out the pattern to giveaway, which is both fun and makes me feel powerful. I noticed that she has an unusually good selection of 50s patterns in bust size 38", which can be hard to find. I've been feeling the need for simple but adorable casual blouses in my wardrobe. So McCall's 3848 really spoke to me.

Isn't it cute? It's got the perfect slim kimono sleeves, sexy-but-not-too-low scoopneck, and a lovely v-neck back. And it's "instant"! (Gotta love the quotation marks on that one.) (I also love how the lady in brown accentuated with a brooch on her hip. What a style trailblazer!)

But that's not all. The winner of the givaway will also get fabric to make this top, a peacock blue jersey.



And last but not least! A lipstick to complete the look. (Actually, you should probably wear a skirt or pants or something to complete the look as well.) Funny Face by Nars. (How Audrey!) It's a fabulous fuschia.

To enter, please leave a comment here by the end of the day on Monday the 26th. All countries eligible. Please make sure I have a way of getting in touch with you, whether that's leaving your e-mail in the comment or linking back to a profile or page where I can contact you.

And finally! Denise is giving a discount on all her fabulous wares at The Blue Gardenia as well. Get 15% off by entering the code Gertie Blue through the end of the giveaway period.

Thanks, Blue Gardenia!


483 comments:

  1. grrreat pattern! moi please! :-)

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  2. oooooooo, me me me please thank you! (jumps up and down holding arm up !)

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  3. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    pipopotamous@gmail.com
    Xoxo

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  4. beautiful pattern.. and i love that blue fabric color

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  5. Fab give away! Please let meeeeee win! :-)
    marieeli@gmail.com

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  6. Amazing giveaway!
    My fingers are crossed!

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  7. What a great giveaway! Please count me in! :)

    juliemari@live.no

    :)

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  8. This is rather a special give-away. A rather wonderful pattern in a useful size and a beautiful fabric to make it up in. A lipstick too? Amazing!
    mandy.hague@btopenworld.com

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  9. Ooh I have just the skirt to complete the look! I love it and I love your blog and your Craftsy course!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. this looks brillient
    sophie.l.bourke@hotmail.co.uk

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  11. I love that blue. Just out of curiosity, what's the fibre content of the fabric?

    (and in case Blogger is weird about my profile [again], noramunro (at) gmail (dot) com)

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  12. What could be cuter? Love the blue!

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  13. I've been scouring burdastyle for cute casual tops, as well! I desperately need to get out of this T-shirt rut. HALP!

    jetdeering@gmail.com

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  14. I love the combination of the fabric and the pattern!

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  15. Such a sweet giveaway! That top is very pretty and that lipstick is amazing!

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  16. Oh, I love this pattern! :)

    girlwiththestarspangledheart@gmail.com

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  17. The whole giveaway is absolutely amazing! The fabric! The pattern! The lipstick!
    Crossing my fingers I get picked...

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  18. Awesome giveaway! Blue is my favorite color, and *I'm* from the '50s, lol! janenger at yahoo dot come

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  19. Love it! Great colors (the fabric AND the lipstick)

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  20. This pattern is amazing and I'm not usually a 50s sort of girl. But I'm in love!

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  21. what a lovely pattern, thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Beautiful pattern - I love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. I would absolutely love to win!!!

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  24. Oh my. I love it all. Great pattern, beautiful fabric color, and a super fun lipstick.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  25. Very cool giveaway. Love the pattern!!

    peoniesanddaisies@gmail.com

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  26. wonderful giveaway. fingers crossed!

    eewingo (at) gmail (dot) com

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  27. Ooh this pattern is lovely.

    I was watching Breakfast at Tiffany's just the other day - it always leaves me wanting to call everyone Dahling!

    cx

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  28. Would love to make an "instant" blouse! haha =)

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  29. I love the back of this pattern, a bit low but still very classy. Fingers crossed!

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  30. great pattern choice. Please enter my name. I hope you can get my email from my account.

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  31. wow fabulous! and thankyou for the discount code
    my email is beebeesvintagedress@hotmail.co.uk

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  32. Love the color of the fabric, love the color of the lipstick! Win-win!

    Thanks The Blue Gardenia!!!

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  33. What a lovely giveaway! Thanks :)

    You can contact us if we link with our Google accounts, right?

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  34. That fabric is gorgeous!!! Thanks for the opportunity to try.

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  35. Ooh, lovely, thank you! didyoumakethat@fastmail.fm

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  36. Ooo... i've been looking for something like this! Love the colour of that fabric too!

    leahtheladybug@hotmail.co.uk

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  37. That's a lovely pattern. I've recently become a lipstick convert so that pretty pink is also very exciting. :)

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  38. Oh can I see the many uses for this pattern in my wardrobe!
    sk8nln@gmail.com

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  39. How fab! My email address is at the top right of my blog sew-incidentally.com :)

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  40. This is way too fabulous! I love everything about this giveaway. christi.adell -at- gmail.com

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  41. Love all three items in the giveaway! trumbelinasews@hotmail.ca

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  42. >_< i think i can i think i can... >_<

    www.whiteduckshop.blogspot.com

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  43. love the v-neck back!!! the fuchsia is just wonderful. fingers crossed:)

    libelinha-y@online.de

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  44. Love the shade of the fabric. Count me in :)

    laceduplady@hotmail.com

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  45. What a lovely giveaway; the lipstick is such a perfect match for the fabric! And the pattern is a dream, and my size!
    xo, Anita
    anita.sews@comcast.net

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  46. Oh what a lovely offer!

    Count me in!

    Thank you so much :)

    lifesjewelsonstring@gmail.com

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  47. Oh wow, what a great giveaway! I'd love to win that gorgeous colour jersey...

    Good luck everyone!

    lauren.perry@hotmail.co.uk

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  48. Love it! If I am lucky enough to win, my e-mail address is amcearchern at gmail dot com.

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  49. Well I rarely enter giveaways but I can't resist this one, I love the pattern, the colour of the fabric AND the lipstick!! Count me in please :o)

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  50. How chic! Would love this. Thanks.

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  51. Sooooooo sweet! Pick me! Waving, jumping, waving, jumping waving! Here am I! Waving, jumping....

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  52. Lovely choices. Count me in!

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  53. This is an amazing giveaway! I love the pattern and the fabric looks lovely. :)

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  54. Thanks for a great giveaway Gertie! That top is super-sexy!

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  55. Me please! Gorgeous pattern with fabric to make it in!

    You have such beautiful taste Gertie!

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  56. What a great pattern pick, Gertie! It isn't in my size, but I love it enough to be willing to make the alterations.

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  57. Love the pattern - I've been feeling very Audrey lately myself!

    graciesdrygoodsd@hotmail.com

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  58. Wow, great pattern, fabric and lipstick. And it's my size!!! Pick me, pick me.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  59. Please count me in!!

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  60. Oops, forgot to give you a way to contact me. 007pamela@myway.com

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  61. Perfect size, perfect colors!!! You sure know how to pick 'em!

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. :)

    JoynessSparkles (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. Love the blouse and that color blue!

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  63. I love it, and I want it!!! =D

    hopson1@hotmail.com

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  64. I love the selection!
    megurukun at gmail.com

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  65. I neeeeeeeed those to liiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!

    Not that I will ACTUALLY die without them, but... such a cute pattern! And the fabric and lipstick are my colors! I am crossing my fingers big time.

    caroline(dot)doreen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  66. perfect for a spring top!!
    want it too!

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  67. Really cute things! I never win anything so I keep writing that, hoping to have the Giveaway Gods favor me.

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  68. I can imagine a lady wearing this blue top and flattering pink lipstick - such a killer !

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  69. I love the pattern and the blue! And it's in my size, yay!! :)

    koch.jennifera@gmail.com

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  70. Beautiful- both fabric and pattern!
    Thank you.

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  71. Gorgeous fabric to make a fabulous blouse! Thank you!!!

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  72. Love that fabric and lipstick!!! Pattern's too big, but I would definitely find a pal who could use it. Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

    Jeanine
    j9s@flash.net

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  73. The pattern is great - would be wonderful to win :)

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  74. Pattern, Fabric, AND makeup?? Are you my fairy godmother who knows I need a pick me up?? So excited!

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  75. Love the pattern, and it's my size! And the lipstick is my color! I'm way more pink than red. And who can't use more fabric?

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  76. What a darling pattern!
    cisabarry at gmail dot com

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  77. Love that shade of blue - that would make a fantastic top!

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  78. LOVE, LOVE that patterns---and the fabric and lipstick are great too! If I don't win it (and I hope I do!!), I can that I'm going to bespending a lot of time trying to track down a copy. Thanks!

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  79. Those are all so pretty! I do love Blue Gardenia. And blue jersey.

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  80. Oh no, now I'm going to HAVE to spend the afternoon browsing the patterns at Blue Gardenia! I always find the most amazing patterns, and have to be really strict with myself!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    xx

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  81. I'd love to win! That's a great pattern!

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  82. The pattern is way too cute! Please enter me in the contest. Thanks!

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  83. Wow, I really love it and considering how limited my recreational sewing budget is as a fashion student I could really make great use of pattern and fabric!

    I think I've said this every time I've entered one of your giveaways but I'll keep saying it--PLEASE do not encourage people to type out their emails in the body of a comment! A lot of people in the craft/DIY world are not as young and web-savvy as you or I, and aren't aware of "non-machine-readable" ways to type email, like myname at popularemailservice dot com, and why those are so important! I shudder to think of the state of these ladies' inboxes after your giveaways!

    If you're not willing to occasionally wait for people to get back in touch with you for a day or two after a drawing, maybe you should consider leaving Blogger and its crappy comment system entirely.

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  84. What an amazing giveaway! I love it! - jessicaweese@yahoo.com

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  85. Gorgeous! I am vintage, too, and remember the "instant" patterns. The lipstick is perfect for the peacock blue fabric. A great package.
    Marilin
    mquon@swbell.net

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  86. You do the best giveaways! Please enter me in this one.

    arenee dot d at gmail dot com

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  87. Do want! That lipstick is fab.

    (mgode at mchsi dot com)

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  88. I love the color of the fabric!

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  89. Lovely! I'd love to be in the hopper. Thanks to you and Blue Gardenia.

    Now, no thanks to Blogger's captcha, I'm going to tell you what my wordpress blog is: www.sewtigersew.com. I can't post a comment as logged in and also make it past the captcha!

    My email is rsreagan at gmail dot com.

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  90. Would loooove this and it's always great finding patterns for us bigger busted ladies.

    lifeofdi (at) gmail

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  91. Yes, PLEASE!! Fabulous colors!!!

    email: kajomodo1969@gmail.com

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  92. Gorgeous pattern! It's funny I was just saying that I haven't found any vintage patterns in a shop here (in Belgium). Maybe I haven't looked in the right places, but still.
    So maybe you could get me started with this lovely pattern. Pretty please? With a cherry on top?

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  93. I'm a fan! and I've been needing a new lipstick... :)

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  94. Oh nice, I'm definitely in! I was planning to go for brunette this summer so that lipstick would be perfect for my new look :)

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  95. i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win...it seems i am always entering contests or playing the lottery to no avail :(

    ms.shell12@gmail.com

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  96. As always, Denise does the best giveaways! Thanks for this.

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  97. Love the top--nice separate
    lindalouwho(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

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  98. The pattern would be fabulous made in the blue fabric. And lovely with a brooch at the side. The fuchsia lipstick would look great with the blue and with almost anything else this summer. A wonderful giveaway, and I love sewing with knits.
    Ruscigno@comcast.net

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  99. Oh! This pattern is just so lovely, and I certainly could do with more separates! joelle dot stlaurent at hotmail dot com

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  100. The pattern would be fabulous made in the blue fabric. And lovely with a brooch at the side. The fuchsia lipstick would look great with the blue and with almost anything else this summer. A wonderful giveaway, and I love sewing with knits.
    Ruscigno@comcast.net

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  101. Ooh. I love everything here especially the lipstick. I've had a hard time finding a good red statement lipstick and I've been pondering shocking pink instead.

    I would love to win this giveaway
    starkeymonster @ gmail.com

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  102. Love the pattern and that lipstick is fab! hope your enjoying your new home and making lots of lovely soft furnishings.

    Eve

    eviefleebie@googlemail.com

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  103. A-MAAAZING! The Nars lipstick alone is a great prize :)
    stummel@hotmail.com

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  104. wonderful!

    strange.as.angels@hotmail.co.uk

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  105. Ohhh looks totally yummy put me down for a chance x

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  106. awesome pattern, steller fabric, killer lipstick

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  107. Lovely pattern/fabric combo! :)

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  108. Ah! The 26th is my birthday, and those colors are PERFECT for me!

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  109. What a lovely giveaway!

    Cheryl
    cynical25@gmail.com

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  110. I would love to win this!

    ~Sewjourner

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  111. What a great pattern! I seems to be perfect for a sewing novice and easy to alter.

    teddo_power@yahoo.de

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  112. Great pattern, and I love the lipstick!!!
    Lettiesews(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  113. What a lovely top!! cjckson@gmail.com

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  114. What a great pattern, lipstick and gorgeous fabric. Thank you! My email is larisasbh at yahoo dot com.

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  115. lovely . . .I could so sew this and the need to is great . . .so PLEASE pick moi

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  116. I'm on a knit top/kimono sleeve kick lately. It'd be great to have a pattern tho--I've been drafting my own :) fun, but I'm no pro!

    thanks for the giveaway Gertie!

    quipardue@yahoo.com

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  117. Yay! That's my size! LOVE!

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  118. The pattern and blue are both lovely. I would love to win! thank you for posting a free give-away.

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  119. Yay! That's my size! LOVE!

    kunselmanm@hotmail.com

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  120. Thanks for the giveaway! Denise finds such beautiful things. So elegant. Love it!

    BEE

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  121. Just my size; love the color. This is screaming out my name. Hear it? RUTH!!!!!

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  122. Just my size; love the color. This is screaming out my name. Hear it? RUTH!!!!!

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  123. Just my size; love the color. This is screaming out my name. Hear it? RUTH!!!!!

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  124. So nice to see such a lovely pattern in a larger bust size! heather@iloveyouiknow.com

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  125. Please, with a cherry on top?

    Bethany
    bethanyjbrubaker@yahoo.com

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  126. thejenni.girl at gmail

    My bestie and I think we need that pattern. You know, for bonding purposes. And because we were born in the wrong era.

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  127. I just found your wonderful site! I am going to subscribe to your newsletter. I'm a 64 yr old wife, mother, and nana. I LOVE sewing and would really love to win.

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  128. Love the pattern and the peacock blue jersey. So pretty!
    adriprints(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  129. I'd use the pattern to make a version of the Portrait Blouse. Oh well, fingers crossed.

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  130. Ohmygoodness I love it so much.

    I'm always a fan of the v-neck back. It's just so stylish.

    emmakharr@gmail.com

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  131. Oh lovely!! This is my entry.... You can contact me on:

    http://www.bundana.blogspot.com

    Or

    caffybundy@googlemail.com

    Bundana x

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  132. As a generously endowed lady, I can confirm that yes, larger bust sized vintage patterns of any flavor are really difficult to find!

    LOVE the fabric and lippy as well!

    tina_crossgrove{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  133. Love all of these!
    allison.mcleod@hotmail.com

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  134. Gorgeous! kt_leigh1983@hotmail.com

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  135. I love that pattern! Thank you for the giveaway!

    regier {dot} c {at } me {dott} com

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  136. this is a perfect giveaway. that blouse pattern is tops.

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  137. Ooh, yes plese! Fingers crossed...

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  138. I love this one!

    sewsuglybags at gmail dot com

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  139. Great giveaway - love the great top pattern, and everything else included, of course.
    crystalamundson(at)comcast(dot)net

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  140. oh my goodness, I do hope I win!! the blue jersey is a fabulous color and the pattern...I swooned when I saw it. How incredible, and my bust will thank you for being made to fit!

    my email is kristinleamy AT hotmail DOT com

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  141. That lipstick is perfect, pattern adorable, and blue jersey is swoon worthy. Count me in!

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  142. so much good stuff! thanks for the post!

    kensey

    mooskidoo9@aol.com

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  143. Oh that pattern looks fab. Love the colour of the fabric too!

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  144. I want to win so much!! sunsetpanic@hotmail.com

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  145. I love that gorgeous blue jersey.

    rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  146. I love these gifts, especially the patterns and lipstick's color.
    cosir.sewing@gmail.com

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  147. what a fun giveaway! mrs.jeffery@hotmail.com

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  148. OHH the blue!
    OHH the fushia!

    Eye Candy!!!!

    and an amazing vintage blouse for the endowed woman!

    I hear a calling.....

    violet...horse...woman...at...yahoo...dot...com...

    Yes!

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  149. I adore the pattern, and peacock blue is MY color. My, what great taste you have....

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  150. What a great prize pack! I would love to win it. Thanks for offering it up.
    Angela
    girliefrank@hotmail.com

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  151. What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks so much!

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  152. I love it ALL! I would be honored to win. :-)

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  153. That's fantastic! I'd love to win.

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  154. I've never entered a giveaway before but these are things that I'd love to win! Seeing as I've not won anything since the disco dancing competition at my caravan park when I was seven years old perhaps three decades is long enough to wait for my next win? Love the giveaway prizes, love your blog. Thanks Gertie!

    lisamargreet at gmail dot com.

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  155. I'll enter!

    obi1kimobi@gmail.com :)

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  156. That top is amazing - and in a size 38 bust! WHICH IS THE SIZE OF THE BUST ON MY BODY. Plus that blue jersey and that lipstick. Stop it. Just stop.

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  157. <3 It is lovely. I would love to win but I have never sewn Jersey before... This could get interesting :)

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  158. I also adore v-backs.

    Please for me! (Also--new obsession: mac's lipsticks-red, plum, coral, orange--love them all)

    nightmaji at gmail

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  159. Thanks Gertie for posting another great giveaway! Count me in!

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  160. oh, please enter me! silverbeamdreams (at) gmail (dot) com

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  161. Love! Love! Love! all of the items. In need of a beautiful top for spring.
    email is punkis8201@hotmail.com
    Thanks!!!

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  162. Oh sign me and my 38" upper bust up for that one! That's such an adorable top, nice choice.

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  163. Yea how fun! Thanks for the fun giveaway! Sign me up.

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  164. Oh wonderful pattern! I love the color of the blue jersey as well. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  165. oooh my size! pick me pick me!

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  166. Crossing my fingers. What a lovely top.

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  167. How lovely would that look x

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  168. Ooh la la!! I love love love it all!!!!!! No offense to the others but I hope I win!!!!!!!

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  169. Just updated my Google profile to show my email address, but don't want to miss out in case I screwed up! I would LOVE to win this giveaway - it's a gorgeous package!

    Kate (mkatem67@gmail.com)

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  170. That fabric colour looks amazing! And a great top as well...

    marloesh.j @ gmail.com

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  171. Me please! darlingstacey AT gmail.com

    Thank you!

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  172. I would be beyond stoked to win, fabric and lipstick aside, that 38" bust is the icing on the glorious cake. Kristinastirling0924 @ gmail.com

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