Friday, August 12, 2011

My new pretty Pendrell and a Sewaholic pattern giveaway

I'm over the moon.  I love this pattern so much.


Tasia's patterns are brilliantly drafted.  This blouse has no closures and only took me 2.5 hours to make.  LOVE it! I can't wait to make all the other versions of the pattern as well!


How amazing are these sleeves?  I love them so much!  I made the blouse out of teal liquid satin material.  It started to rain as we were taking these photos--so please excuse the little raindrops on the blouse!  It was a nice stable fabric to work with!

The blouse was really easy to construct and I absolutely love how Tasia thinks :)  The construction process was really creative.  I also really enjoyed having the sew-along tutorials to refer back to as well!  YAY!

Giveaway
I'm super excited to have a giveaway for reader's choice of one of the fabulous Sewaholic patterns!  Tasia has generously donated a pattern for this giveaway!  You can choose from the amazing Pendrell, the lovely Crescent skirt or her new Lonsdale dress pattern.  Have all of these? I'm sure if you win you can save it as a credit for one of her upcoming patterns!

How to enter...
The pattern giveaway is open to readers everywhere! To enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post by midnight GMT Sunday for one entry,
  2. Post about the giveaway on 1. your blog, 2. twitter or 3. facebook for an additional entry for each method (so you can have a total of up to four entries...be sure to leave a comment and let me know if you've done any of these extra things).
I'll announce the winner on Monday and I'll ship anywhere in the world.  Just note that it sometimes takes awhile for packages to arrive for those outside the EU but I'll aim to mail out the patterns by the following Wednesday.  If you win a pattern, you can't win again for another six months.  The only caveat for these weekly pattern giveaways is that you don't sell the pattern.  Keep it for as long as you want and when you are done, pass it on to someone else!

96 comments:

  1. I love all of Sewholic's designs, but due to my no buying of patterns this year (which I should be extendeding to no fabric either - I've got far too much of it) I haven't got any of them yet! I'd love the blouse though, everyone's looks fantastic.

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  2. Thanks for the giveaway - count me in! That is one gorgeous top. I love the colour and the structure of the fabric.

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  3. Yes! I'd love to win the Pendrell blouse pattern, since I've already finished two Lonsdale dresses!

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  4. What a great top! Tasia's patterns are awesome. I've started on a Pendrell myself, with the crescent waiting in my stash :P Only one missing is the Lonsdale (so far)
    Great giveaway thanks :)

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  5. I'd love to make all of them, but especially Lonsdale... such great patterns.

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  6. Oh, how lovely of Tasia to offer a pattern for a giveaway! Your version of the Pendrell is lovely - I'm finding it amazing that it's got no fastenings, it fits so well!

    I've been eyeing up the Lonsdale dress pattern recently, so if I'm lucky enough to win, I'd choose that one. :)

    macska at gmail dot com

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  7. gorgeous top! the colour really suits you too! I've had this pattern in my stash for a while, so I really must get to it - love that it has no closures!

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  8. Ooh - I love the colour of your Pendrell, it looks wonderful, including the sleeves. I'd shied away from satin, it looked awful slippery, so I'm interested to hear that fabric behaved itself.

    I did the same version on mine, but ended up with sleeves that dropped rather squarely off the shoulder, and left me feeling like a rugby forward, or a well padded American football player...not a pattern for the broad shouldered I think. A shame, because it was an absolute pleasure to put together, and left me feeling like I'd learnt masses (particularly on binding neck and arm holes!). Ho hum!

    For that reason, and because I never seem to get round to making skirts, I'd love to have a go at the Crescent skirt - I think that'd be lots of fun!

    cressidajr [at] hotmail dot com

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  9. I'd love to give the Pendrell blouse a go. Yours looks so sweet. Who could resist?

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  10. Lovely blouse, and great colour! I'm really keen to try this pattern out - every version I've seen so far looks wonderful.

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  11. Ooh lovely! The Pendrell is on my 'to buy' list (along with the Crescent as it happens..but I LOVE the Pendrell - yours is gorgeous by the way. Please enter me. Thank you very much for the opportunity.

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  12. I loved the Pendrell and the Crescent Skirt but haven't got the Lonsdell yet. I love the details provided and find the construction details so professional and RTW. Love Sewaholic and waiting patiently for more patterns.

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  13. What a fantastic prize! And big thanks to Tasia for donating a pattern - she does such a great job with her brand.

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  14. That top looks lovely. I would love to be entered into the giveaway.

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  15. Beautiful top - the colour is stunning!
    And please count me in, I've seen too many amazing Pendrells now to resist. Thanks to you and Tasia for this!

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  16. The fit is great on you & luv the colour, great job! :)

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  17. That's a lovely Pendrell! I'd love to win the pattern - it's the only Sewaholic one I haven't got so far and I'd really like to try it! Thanks for the chance to win! x

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  18. I love her patterns! I've wanted to pick up her pendrell pattern for ever. I love your sleeves, very cute

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  19. posted on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000499405241

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  20. I have tweeted a link, and also posted to facebook! x

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  21. I have been waiting for a chance to get one of these patterns! My stash is already overflowing with things for me to make, so I couldn't allow myself to buy another, but free is good! Thanks for the chance!

    simplybeu@gmail.com

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  22. Love the color and material, great sleeves I agree.

    I would like to enter the give away.

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  23. The colour looks stunning on you and the fabric is just gorgeous.

    I've been wanting to get my hands on a Pendrell pattern for a while now, so please enter me in the draw - I've blogged, facebooked and tweeted. Phew, must go and have a lie down now, lol. :-)

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  24. I love Tasias blog and her pieces are really unusual. I particularly like the Lonsdell dress.

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  25. Just love your top. The color is really striking!

    I have been pining after the Pendrell pattern ever since I first saw it. I love the design with the double ruffle sleeves and think they would make amazing blouses to wear to work.

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  26. I adore the Pendrell and have made a few of them. Tasia is an amazing up and coming designer!

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  27. I have seen this pattern done so well several times! Yours looks wonderful! It is so nice to have a simple, versatile, and easy-to-make top in your pattern stash!

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  28. I've only discovered Sewaholic patterns through blogging and have seen so may lovely versions of the Pendrell blouse that it's now on my 'to get list'. Love your version!

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  29. Very pretty blouse! Have you ever figured out what liquid satin is?

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  30. OMG! what a great giveaway!!!! I just got my Lonsdale dress pattern and I can't wait to get started. I'm actually planning on making it for my sister's wedding, it's the ultimate bridesmaid dress!!!! Back to the giveaway, I would love to make my own Pendrell, is just an amazing top. Thank you for the chance to win =)

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  31. Awesome prize! I have to confess not yet to have done any of Tasia's patterns so maybe now is my opportunity :)!! Thank you!

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  32. Amazing! Please count me in. I'd love to win the Crescent skirt to branch my wardrobe out a wee bit.

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  33. Oh I've also tweeted about it @dolly_clackett xx

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  34. I love that blue color on you, really it is lovely. You're like Miss Peacock in Clue! I would love to have a copy of the Pendrell myself, I already have the fabric! It is almost the same blue, only it is cotton, with little cartoon whales all over it.

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  35. Please, Debi, Please! I have been admiring Sewaholic patterns for awhile now.

    I also posted on my blog http://www.staciethinksshecan.com

    and facebook, um, I'm not good at it, so I don't know how to prove it. I'll try to friend you. :-)

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  36. yes! i love your take on the pendrell - that is such a gorgeous shade of blue!

    i want the pendrell pattern. i keep meaning to buy it, but then i get distracted with all these colette patterns. ARGH. hahaha

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  37. I am totally in!
    I've also tweeted and facebooked the hell out of this! x

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  38. Alrighty! I'm in! I want the LONDSALE!!! & I'm going to mention it on my next blog post too, yay!

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  39. I love this version on you! It's so pretty and you look like a princess! When was the last time you heard that? Lol it's the sleeves, they make me think of Cinderella.

    I have read so much amazing stuff about Tasia's patterns and would love to get one so please enter me!

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  40. I'm commenting to say that your blouse looks great - is it fitted even though there are no closures? How did she do that?

    You know, I would love to make the Lonsdale dress, but since we just bought a house, I haven't had the extra $$$ to purchase it. I would love to win that pattern.

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  41. The blouse looks very good on you! The color suits you. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  42. I love your blouse! i have not tried a sewaholic pattern yet, but would love to.

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  43. OOh, fabulous blouse (such a lovely colour) and a great giveaway :)
    I facebooked and tweeted it for you too :)

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  44. WOW, that is one lovely Pendrell that you are modelling there :-) The colour is absolutely gorgeous. And, how very generous your give away is ! If I were lucky enough to win, and then even luckier to choose a pattern, I would choose the Lonsdale dress. BUT I would be super stoked to win ANY one of Tasias gorgeous patterns. I have posted a link to this blog giveaway on my facebook page ! 2 for me !! ;-) K xx

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  45. What a lovely blouse! Looks like you have wonderful sewing skills if you've only been sewing for a few years. Gives me hope!
    I really like the fact that this pattern has no closures!

    So glad I learned about your blog on facebook. I will pass the word along there as well!
    Best,
    Nikki

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  46. I love your blouse and would love to win a Sewaholic Pattern.

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  47. ooh I love them all! If I have to choose I'd pick the blouse. It's beautiful.

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  48. I tweeted it also https://twitter.com/#!/JustFrizzyDizzy

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  49. I would LOVE the pendrell pattern. I am the girl who makes a million skirts but never has any handmade tops to wear and the different versions of the pendrell would be awesome!

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  50. I love this blouse - I would love to try my hand at making one of my own!!!

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  51. You and I love the same colors! This blouse is just a knock out in this color satin and you look wonderful in it too! You did a brilliant job on it too. By the way I have had to mail order the black velvet for my bolero pattern I won from you but it's on the way and I'm excited to start that next (before the Chanel suit as that will take lots of time). Nan

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  52. Wow. Beautiful fabric choice. 2.5 hours you say? I am sold.

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  53. I have been wanting the Sewaholic patterns for some time now! I can't decide which is my favorite...I can think of great uses for all of them!
    Your Pendrell is simply lovely, and makes me desire to make my own. I adore that beautiful fabric you used.

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  54. Gorgeous blouse! I love the color you used. Please add my name to the pattern giveaway hat. I have all of the lovely Sewaholic patterns to date, but knowing that I was already going to get the next one would be fantastic!

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  55. Your blouse is beautful! It has a 1940s feel to it. The Pendrell and Lonsdale patterns are on my "to buy" list. I have been following Tasia's Sewaholic blog for a few months now. Her sew-alongs are wonderful. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  56. Love this blouse - the teal is a beautiful shade on you! I would love a chance to win the Pendrell pattern - I've been admiring it for quite a while.

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  57. I've never tried a Sewaholic pattern before, but I'm seeing them everywhere and am very tempted. Your blouse looks stunning! I think that would be my choice.

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  58. I'd love to own the Lonsdale. Tasia's patterns look awesome. And she's a fellow Canadian!

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  59. Well I want to see what such a fabulous pattern looks like! Sign me up;)

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  60. Love your Pendrell and I agree, her patterns are so well drafted! I love the top I made from her pattern. I'd love a copy of Lonsdale to try out!

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  61. That color is gorgeous. I have put the pattern on my Pinterest board for Sewaholic patterns. I will try to complete the others for additional entries.

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  62. I'd love any of them, however, I'm on a top making mission lately, so I'd love the blouse. LOVE.

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  63. I love the Pendrell pattern - it's so flattering and so versatile. I would love to win the Lonsdale dress as it looks like a great summer dress :)

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  64. Oh, Debi, I never get tired of admiring this magnificent blouse ... It's sooooo beautiful!

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  65. I would love a pendrell pattern, your sleeves look brilliant in this fabric! So chic.

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  66. It worked. You are today's post over at "Potpourri and Lagniappe" on akvaugh.blogspot.com. Take a peek and let me know if you approve. Kathy

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  67. I haven't tried one of her patterns, but would love to! Thanks!

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me as I would love to try one of the patterns.

    Steph @ Tart Deco
    tartdeco at gmail dot com

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  69. Yes, Tasia's patterns are really nice. Your version of Pendrell is beautiful.

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  70. Love love love your Pendrell, I would love to try it, or the Lonsdale, I keep hearing how wonderfully easy to follow Tasia's patterns are and they always look great.

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  71. I've been lusting after the Sewaholic patterns for awhile. That's a gorgeous top you made.

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  72. This is my first introduction to Tasia's patterns. Thanks for sharing!

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  73. Lovely blouse - I haven't tried Sewaholic patterns yet - but I sure will now! :)

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  74. Enter me, too. Tasia's patterns look wonderful

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  75. Beautiful, as always. I do love the sewalongs at Tasia's site, she seems really sweet and her company so worth supporting!

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  76. i love the colour and the blouse is so princess-like on you, D.

    the Lonsdale dress looks lovely!
    xo,
    fiona

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  77. Debi,
    What a gorgeous Pendrell - fab fabric too!
    I'd love to be in with a chance to win a Sewaholic pattern, & think I'd probably go for the Crescent skirt if I was lucky enough to win!

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  78. I really like your Pendrell and what a beautiful color. I'm definitely throwing my hat in for this one, although I'd be hard pressed to decide which pattern I like best....

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  79. That blouse is GORGEOUS. I'd totally like to win the pattern.

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  80. I love sewaholic and would love to have one of her patterns. Thanks for the giveaway! Your blouse is gorgeous, and this last week has been really fun on Sew Weekly.

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  81. I've enjoyed sewing my Lonsdale and should love to add to my Sewholic collection! Your blouse looks very lovely.

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  82. I would love to win that shirt pattern it is Gorgeous!!

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  83. Please enter me for the Lonsdale Dress - thank You Debbie! Sheila @semcqu@gmail.com

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  84. OOhh, i LOVE Tasia's designs. And your Pendrell looks fantastic!!

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  85. I love the patterns.. Your pendrell looks great.Blue is such a nice color on you..Judy

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  86. That blouse is lovely on you - the colour is fantastic!

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  87. All those patterns look amazing, but I particularly like your version of the Pendrell. I agree with Judy - it is a beautiful colour!

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  88. I am yet to add any of the Sewaholic patterns to my collection but have admired them for some time. I've really enjoyed reading the recent Lonsdale sew along and would love to sew my own version.

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  89. My daughter just pointed out that you look like Snow White in this top - it's the colour and the shoulders I think! :D

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  90. You do make a splash in this colour - wowsa! It sure wins me over for the Pendrell too :-)

    SabineC
    sushi (at) pandora (dot) be

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  91. What a gorgeous blouse! i'd love the pattern for it!

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  92. I am just getting back into sewing, & would love the Crescent Skirt.

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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