Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Giveaway! Gertie Sews Vintage Casual!

My new book is out! Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s just released this week. It's a collection of techniques and patterns to create a vintage-inspired wardrobe for your everyday life. To celebrate, I'm hosting a giveaway right here.


To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by the end of the day on Monday, September 22nd. In your comment, make sure that I have a way to get in touch with you (i.e., make sure your username links to a profile with contact info, or just leave your email address in the comment if you like). The giveaway is open to all countries.

I'll announce a winner on Tuesday.

Good luck, readers! Thank you for all your support on this new endeavor. I hope you love the book. Look out for some upcoming posts on the designs from the book too!



594 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your second book. It looks as lovely as the first one. I can't wait to make that bomber jacket!

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  2. Thanks for the give away contest, love your first book, can't wait to see your new one! paulsutherland@rogers.com

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  3. Congratulations on your second book! Looking forward to making that sweatheart top!

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  4. Congratulations on your second book! I already took a peak inside in an Amsterdam bookstore. Would love a chance to win!

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  5. I've admired your work for a while and I'm impressed with everything you make. Your book really looks interesting and I would love to read it some day. Maybe I could start dropping hints to Mr.Man for Christmas present if I don't win it. Thank you so much for the giveaway, I'm sure it'll find a loving home whoever is the lucky winner.

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  6. Love the sweetheart top! nactonandampersand at hotmail.com

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  7. yes please! i';d like to see more of the designs from the book too.

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  8. the book looks really good and I'm looking forward to reading it/looking at it. I especially like, that it contains clothes to wear every day.
    I hope I will be the lucky winner, but I guess everybody does ;-) My emailadress ist hi_adresse@gmx.de

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  9. So cool ! I try my chance :) gouacherocks[at]gmail.com

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  10. The books looks so cool. I'm excited. harazhandmade@gmail.com

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  11. Congrats - it looks great! my email is theainsewingland (at) gmail.com

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  12. Oooh la la! Exciting and congrats.

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  13. Gorgeous and practical! These look like they'd be easy to incorporate into my every day wear. pattersl@yahoo.com

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  14. This book looks amazing. Want!

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  15. Congratulations! I have sewn a couple of your dress patterns, and I just love them!

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  16. Congrats on the boo! Love the first, can't wait for this one!

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  17. Uuhhhh! I would be the luckiest girl aflive to win this. I am solway learning to sew and getting better at it too, and I love vintage clothing. I follow your blog and I enjoy it very much.
    Gitte from Denmark.

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  18. My copy of this book is going to have every page dog eared, for sure! Thank you! Congrats on the next book!

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  19. I loved your first book and I'm sure this one is just as good :)

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  20. I love your first book, and I'm sure this one is amazing too!

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  21. I absolutely love your first book, and can't wait for this one. Winning it would be even more awesome!

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  22. I was over the moon to find out about your second book, being so fond of the first. I am very glad you covered everyday casuals, as these patterns are hard to come by - especially in flattering shapes, as is the case with capris. Fingers crossed!

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  23. Congratulations on your second book. I love your first book, your blog and your patterns. I'd count myself very lucky to win a copy. My preferred contact email is R(dot)cassady(at)myactv(dot)net. Thank you for all your fantastic work.

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  24. Love it! Christi.adell at gmail.com

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  25. This will make such an awesome addition to your first book! Congratulations, Gertie! preferred email address: sterling429@msn.com

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  26. I love your first book and cannot wait to get my hands on the new one! Are you going to the Sewing Expo in MI this year?

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  27. Gertie, I need that knit sweetheart top like yesterday. jlg8780 at gmail.com

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  28. I never sewed anything vintage, I've been too scared until now! I'd love to win a copy here in Portugal!

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  29. I'm really looking forward to that book! magrat1977@hotmail.com

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  30. Congrats on the new book! How wonderful would it be for this self taught seamstress to aquire such a wonderful book full of techniques and ideas! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  31. Congratulations on the new book, it looks wonderful!
    (cloudsofviolet30@gmail.com)

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  32. Great giveaway! Mi Mail is faerly@hotmail.com

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  33. Lovely book :-) Would love to sew the Sweetheart top! Wonder if the book is to find in Denmark...
    jettelebahn@gmail.com
    https://www.facebook.com/LebahnUnika

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  34. Thanks for offering a giveaway, and congrats on your new book! I just received your first one for my birthday and love it; I wish I'd gotten it for myself when I started, but I'm so happy to have it now. I'd love to add this casualwear companion to my library as well. =) My email is aebirk AT gmail DOT com.

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  35. Congratulations on the second book, Gertie! I'd love to win this giveaway. Thank you :)

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  36. I want that book from you! Please! valade.aline@gmail.com

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  37. Loved your first book, and this one looks just as good!

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  38. I can't wait to see more of this book, as the last one was awesome, but this is more my speed of vintage style. Love a chance to win a copy so enter me with sockmonkery (at) yahoo (dot) ca

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  39. Hooray, it's released! I've been wanting it since you first mentioned it. I've even put it on my wish list that I sent to my husband months ago.

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  40. This would be awesome to win! rc_anthony@hotmail. com

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  41. I'd love the chance to win, I've heard such great things about this book!

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  42. I'm a Canadian fan. Congratulations on your new book. Would love to win!!!

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  43. Oh, what a wonderful giveaway, and kudos for you for making a book for casual vintage style. I love your first book and I have no doubt thatthis will be an awesome book too!
    I would love to win this, I'm studying to be and arts and crafts teacher and most definitely will need stylish work clothes for when I have woodworking and painting classes.

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  44. OK, I adore the style of this book with the cute spiral binding! I'm a beginner sewer (only been attemptin things for about 6 months now) but I'd totaly dive in with wreckless abandon to your book!

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  45. Congratulations. Book looks amazing and I would be delighted to win a copy!
    black-amanda@hotmail.com

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  46. Oooh I loved your first book and this one looks fantastic too <3

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  47. Hi Gertie! Congratulations on such an epic project! The book looks very exciting, well planned and well made. Which is of course why I would dearly love to win it! Thank you for the opportunity :)

    Beth
    Magistra13@yahoo.com

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  48. Looking forward to it! Rainpatter at gmail.

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  49. I've been lusting after that book for a while. :) andrea.leathley (at) gmail.com

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  50. Love your first book. Would be very happy to win the new one! xo Corina
    corinachristine1410@yahoo.de

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  51. This book looks fantastic! I can't wait to see some of the designs in more detail. margoburton AT gmail DOT com

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  52. Congrats! It looks like a lovely book :)

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  53. I'm really excited about your new book. Yay! revenge_of_jane at yahoo dot com.

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  54. Congrats Gertie! It's so inspiring! :)

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  55. Congratulations on your new book! I am really looking forward to reading it. Thank you for the opportunity to win it!

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  56. Congratulations on the new book!

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  57. Your book looks absolutely gorgeous - I'd really love to win it! Holding thumbs :)

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  58. Your new book looks great - congratulations!

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  59. Congratulations on the new book. It looks like another winner!

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  60. Gertie, congratz on the new book! I'll feel like a very special seamstress to get a copy of your book :) Greetings from Turkey...

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  61. This is awesome! I'm planning to buy a copy anyway, but I'd love to win one. Thanks for the opportunity (noticiabella@hotmail.com)

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  62. Your book looks fantastic--congratulations!! I like that your patterns have such great style!

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  63. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Can't wait to check out your new book, I see several things I'm dying to create! galexandrias@gmail.com

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  64. Cool Beans! I have your first book, but would love a 'matched set'!

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  65. Congratulations on your new book! It looks AWESOME! Can't wait to have my own copy.

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  66. Love the first book and have sewn some great stuff from it. I have the second book on my wishlist!

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  67. Congratulations on the second book. Loved the first one and I am sure the second one is even better.

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  68. This looks like an awesome book. I love vintage looks and want to find ways to incorporate them into everyday outfits.

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  69. Congrats on the new book! Would love to win, if not it's on my Amazon wish list!!
    shanniloves@yahoo.com

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  70. Yea! It's Here! Congratulations on your second book. I already have your first one. Would love to add this one to my sewing library as well. Thanks so much for the giveaway. www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

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  71. Congrats on the new book, Gertie! My 23 year old daughter is a licensed plumber and dresses in casual vintage styling everyday to work as the only woman at her company. I would love to win this book so I can custom create some wonderful additions to her wardrobe. Cheers from Canada!

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  72. Congratulations on your second book! I loved the first one and this one looks even more up my alley. :)

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  73. As an owner of your first book, I'd love to add this to the shelf, too, please!

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  74. The book looks awesome. elleseven7@gmail.com

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  75. Cannot wait to get my hands and eyes on your new book! And my machine humming to it too! :-)

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  76. What a gorgeous book! Congratulations! It's been so fun to watch your career and talents grow. Love the models and the clothes in the new book. Cannot wait to get started sewing! (suemarie33atrocketmail.com)

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  77. The new book looks fantastic! (de_lioncourt_14@hotmail.com)

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  78. Thanks for the givaway!
    I loved you first book and made the pencil skirt and the coat dress :)
    Please enter me for the contest.
    Laurence.Blavier@gmail.com

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  79. Congratulations! I am so excited about this book!!!

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  80. Hello Gertie, I would love to win your new book. Please include me in your draw: judson.rachel@gmail.com

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  81. Yay!!!! I cannot wait for this book. Seriously, I want to make every single thing I have seen in the previews!

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  82. I'm desperate to get my hands on a copy but with the exchange rate with South Africa I might have to wait till Christmas and hope someone will gift it to me.
    It looks absolutely fabulous, congratulations!

    Eleanor
    eleanorkrause87 at gmail dot com

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  83. Congratulations, I think you have made an amazing book. I look forward to start sewing the garments in all beautiful fabrics in my stash that I´m looking for the perfect pattern for.

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  84. Congratulations! The patterns I've seen so far look lovely and very wearable, and it's great that you also wrote a section on techniques that will be of great help to beginning sewists like me.

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  85. Fantastic, I would love to get a copy.

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  86. I enjoy very much your first book! I'm sure it would be the same for this one!
    isabellefontaine_ at hotmail dot com

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  87. Very cool - I will try my luck! And if not, I will wait until the book will be out in German...Thank you!

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  88. I would love to win a copy! But failing that I will definitely buy one, I like the vintage look, but you can't beat something for lazy Sundays :) Thanks for all your hard work in making the book!
    My email is lucylovell(at)gmail(dot)com xxx

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  89. Both books are on my Christmas wish list but it'd be cool to get one early!

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  90. Pick me! Pick me! :D Have your first book and love it. :)

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  91. Congratulations! Wonderful accomplishment!!

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  92. Well since I have your first, I must have your second! Many congrats praise to you! I love the skirts and of course casual here in Cali. dede12812 at hotmail dot com. ~Deb

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  93. Congratulations on the new book. I would like to be entered into the drawing.

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  94. So awesome! Would love to have this in my collection. :)

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  95. I love your first book! Can't wait to see this one!

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  96. I'd love to have a copy of this! spindlestone [at] gmail [dot] com

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  97. Excited to see the techniques for pants in this one!

    http://hellomynameishannah.com/#/contact

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  98. I would love to win a copy of this book!

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  99. Congrats on another great publication! wholtorff at gmail dot com :)

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  100. This book is going to be so awesome! Love, love, love!!!

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  101. Congratulations Gertie!
    Can't wait to get my hands on your new book, give away or not! As a mom of a youngen, I'm all about the casual!
    shkoober@hotmail.com
    Jessica, from Montreal!

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  102. Yay! I loved the first book and have really been looking forward to the second- thanks for the chance to win!
    haroldthehappypengi (at) gmail (dot) com

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  103. Vintage AND casual! Its the book for ME! I cannot wait to see it, even if I don't win! Thanks for the giveaway and have a great day! My email is: deathbop (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  104. I need this so I can make clothes for my new job.

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  105. Yeah!! I can't wait to get my hands on this book!! (Since I already LOVE your first one!) :)

    laura@teamdjr.com

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  106. Love your work. No doubt this book will be a huge success. emma@loloandgrace.com

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  107. So looking forward to adding this book to my collection. Loved your first one! toreapage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  108. I'm looking forward to seeing it in person! vnicanndrais at gmail.com

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  109. This book looks great! Can't wait to see it in person! Congrats!

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  110. Congrats on your new book. The book looks awesome and I would definitely love a chance to win and start working on one of your designs. JV.cosmo at yahoo dot com

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  111. Congratulations on the book release! I can't wait to take a peek at a copy -- this may be a great bridge towards sewing more advanced garments for myself.

    - Hannah, kiniro(at)gmail(dot)com

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  112. I love your first book so am really excited about this new one. I am also glad you included patterns with knits as I am trying to incorporate them into my wardrobe. I have knit pj's but need to hone my techniques to wear outside the house. thanks.

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  113. All the best to the new book, cannot wait to see it in person!

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  114. Cannot wait to see the designs in this new book! Here is to hoping I win! <3
    samanthajojaffray@yahoo.com
    Thank you for all of your sewing knowledge and help!

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  115. Your new book looks lovely. Congratulations :)

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  116. This looks like a great new addition to the sewing repertoire!

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  117. Thanks for offering this giveaway, Gertie! I took your first book out of the library, but that didn't really give me the opportunity to sew anything since I couldn't really unfold and use the patterns (even though they were included). So, I bought it and can't wait to get started sewing. I'd love to add your second book to my collection, and how cool would it be to win it for free? (Very cool is the answer! :)

    yarnoverandover(at)gmail(dot)com

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  118. Congratulations! I haven't even gotten through the first one yet!

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  119. Congratulations on your second book. Can't wait to see more of your designs.

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  120. My friend just got your book yesterday and OMG! Everything about it is just so adorable :). I can't wait to get one for myself!

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  121. This book is definitely on Christmas list. I love your first one is brilliant. I am still trying to decide what to sew from it though.

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  122. Congrats Gertie! I can't wait to see the new book!

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  123. Fingers crossed I'm a winner!

    Thanks for another wonderful book!

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  124. YES!! I'm getting this book one way or another. =^_^=
    (hey_emelia at yahoo dot com)

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  125. The new book looks wonderful. I would love the opportunity to learn new techniques while sewing a wardrobe I can actually wear every day!

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  126. I would love this book, there isn't enough great patterns out there for plus sized ladies - especially vintage! Congrats on your new book!

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  127. Love your first book, and have this on my Xmas list if I don't get lucky here :-) jmurdison at gmail dot com

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  128. Ooh I can't wait to see what's in your new book! I reference your first one ALL the time .. I know this one is going to be just as great!! Congratulations!! (and thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!). :) xo

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  129. Pick me. I would love to add this wonderful book to my library. Go Gertie!

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  130. Congrats!! I've followed your blog for sometime and have really enjoyed seeing the growth and expansion you've experienced!!

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  131. this book looks amazing! congrats on another successful publication!

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  132. It looks so cool! Congrats on another book!

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  133. I love your vintage style, so you could make me really happy with this book!

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  134. Throwing my hat in the ring- congrats on the new book!

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  135. I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance. 😊

    figure8angel[at]gmail[dot]com

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  136. this book looks so incredible! I love vintage patterns but have trouble with them because my life is so casual.
    melsundquist @ gmail . com

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  137. Thanks to you, I've learned French seams and my garments don't look like birds' nests on the inside anymore!

    dwatson1212@gmail.com

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  138. OMG count me in! who doesn't need a book with vintage technique and vintage inspired patterns - well not me that's for sure. nslangford@yahoo.com.au

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  139. So exciting! I loved the first book! allison.mcleod@outlook.com

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  140. love all your patterns gertie! cant wait to add this book to my collection my email is nmm333 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  141. This is so great, I loved your first book, thanks for the giveway!

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  142. did my comment go through? I love your patterns and this book would be the best.

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  143. So cool! Congrats on your new book.

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  144. Congrats on the new book, Gertie! It is so cool how you have turned your passion for vintage sewing into a career. This book would be great to win! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. There is a contact page at my url.

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  145. I forgot to mention in my last comment that I got your first book as a graduation present and I absolutely adore it! I'm so happy you've made another book, I would love to add it to my collection. :)

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  146. Congratulations on the new book! Can't wait to see it.

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  147. Congratulations on the book! It looks amazing and I can't wait to read it!

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  148. Congratulations it looks great
    Lisa_raisontrehy @ yahoo.co.uk

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  149. This book looks great! I'd love to make some everyday vintage styles :)
    hologrammatic @ yahoo.ca

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  150. love vintage sewing and fashion!

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  151. Congratulations - the book looks great! I've got my fingers cross for the giveaway, and looking forward to seeing your posts about the designs too! nightingaleanddolittle@gmail.com

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  152. Looking forward to getting my mitts on this one way or another , it looks great!

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  153. Looks like a lovely book. It's on my wishlist !!! :o)!!!

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  154. I have your first book. I am looking forward to seeing your second one!

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  155. This would be lovely added to my resources. lynettektr@yahoo.com

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  156. Very cool! There are some really cool patterns in here.

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  157. Congrats on your newest book. Hope I win this!

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  158. Congrats! It looks great and I heard a glowing review on the Knitmore Girls podcast. This will go on my Christmas wishlist for sure

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  159. Lovely - Spiral binding is much appreciated. Also like the information on fitting pants and would love to win and have it on my shelf next to your first one.

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  160. The book looks fantastic! That knit sweetheart top has especially caught my eye. aimee AT wearsylph DOT com

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  161. The new book looks great! I have the first book, but the clothes in this book look much more "wearable". I would love a copy! (Email: happilycaffeinated.blog at gmail.com.)

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  162. Wow it looks so lovely!!! Definitely one I will buy once I'm more confident!!

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  163. Ooh how exciting, yes please! My email is daisyflip [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  164. Thank you for another fantastic book!
    melodymurdock@yahoo.com

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  165. I would love to add your new book to my collection!

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  166. Congratulations on your new book from Denmark. I've got trouble finding clothes, that fit both my body and taste, so maybe sewing my own is the way to go? I really like your styles, so would LOVE to learn the right methods from the start. Count me in =) Greetings from joyce_busch (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  167. Lovely! I'm super excited to get my hands on this. My email, in case it doesn't automatically link, betzig AT gmail DOT com.

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  168. Wow, this looks great! My email is catherine at catherinewinters.com.

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  169. Thank you for the opportunity to get to know you and your work better! I would love to have this book. My email address is Vongirl1@gmail.com

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  170. i congratulate you and wish you much more success! You are a marvellous contribution to our sewing community.
    In case I am lucky, my email is jumliana at gmail dot com :)

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  171. i do love me a good giveaway--thanks so much!

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  172. Congrats on the new book! It looks lovely! Love that there's knit included this time, I could use some sweetheart tops. ;) I'd love to win a book, so throwing my name in the hat as well. :)

    jolien_848 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  173. me, pretty please with a cherry on top

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  174. As much as I was excited for your first book, I am even more so for this one! I am all about the vintage casual :) Thanks for the giveaway! a.charlberg at gmail dot com

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  175. All of these lovely wearable items! Can't wait to get my copy, however that happens. :D

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  176. Oh, please. I want to sew so much this winter.

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  177. Congratulations on your second book! And it is awesome that you are doing a giveaway.
    My mail address is tyrannchen at gmx.net

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  178. Oh looks great! Want to win ;)

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  179. i love your first book,can't wait to try all the patterns in your second book!

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