Some Sewing, Scary Fabric, and a Giveaway!

It feels like forever since I’ve done much blogging, or sewing for that matter. As you might imagine, launching the new Gorgeous Fabrics Website has been all-consuming. And thanks to everyone for your kind words and compliments – I just love the new site, and so do most all of you! Man, it was like giving birth both in time and effort. But the result was totally worth it!!

Now that the site’s up and running, I have had a little time to spend on sewing for me. Yay! I’ve pulled the Marfy coat back out and started the major construction. The biggest slowdown (after work, of course) was the belt. I determined that I wanted a leather belt, rather than fabric, so trying to get just the right leather (patent) and buckle (dark nickel, D-shape with a prong) took a lot of time. But I found the right ones, and now I’m on a roll! The shoulders are basted, and I have the back cape attached. I’ll add the sleeves/sleeve capes later this weekend. The lining is done and waiting to be sewn in when the outer shell is ready. Here’s a picture of the progress so far.
Marfy Coat 3-15-14

Next Saturday is International Cut Into That Fabric Day!
So how are you coming along on your planning for International Cut Into That Fabric Day? You have a week to plan. Next Saturday, we do it! Want to see the fabric I’m going to finally cut? It’s a fabulous stretch cotton from Armani. I’ve had it in my stash for years, but I’ve been stymied by what to make with it. While the fabric itself doesn’t scare me, the size of the motif does. I still haven’t decided completely but I’ll have the pattern picked out by March 22. So how about you? What are you going to cut into next week? Inquiring minds want to know. :)

ICITF Fabric

I’ll be using single-layer layout for this one, that’s for sure

Giveaway Photo

Seriously, this is one of the best fitting resources out there


Giveaway, Kittens!
To celebrate the launch of Gorgeous Fabrics’ new website, and just because I’ve been wanting to do one for a while, I’m holding a giveaway! As you know, I’m an advertiser in Threads Magazine. They were kind enough to give me a 4-DVD set of the Threads Fitting Series. They didn’t know that I had already purchased a copy when the set first came out. So you wonderful readers, along with all our Gorgeous Customers who have purchased from us since the site went live, can have the chance to win this great resource! Anyone who purchases from Gorgeous Fabrics between March 1 and March 30 is automatically entered into the drawing, but you don’t have to buy anything for a chance to win. Just leave a comment on this post and you’ll be entered as well! This is a fabulous resource for getting a great fit. On March 30 at 6:00 PM Eastern we’ll draw one name and that person will be on their way to better fitting garments!
Leave a comment here and good luck!

Happy sewing!

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176 Responses to Some Sewing, Scary Fabric, and a Giveaway!

  1. Stella says:

    I’d love the opportunity to learn to sew clothes that fit or to alter ready made clothes. After becoming disabled, six spine surgeries, and having sewing the only thing I’ve been able to do a little at a time, this would be awesome. There are restrictions on what I’m able to wear. Thanks for the opportunity and for sharing your knowledge.

  2. Jayne Lawson says:

    Love the new website, love the way the fabric looks in the pics.

    Sorry, but I will not be able to participate in the international cut into the fabric day since my husband is having a crawfish boil for his employees on Saturday. I’ll just have to cut into something on Friday or Sunday.

  3. Manette Gutterman says:

    I could use that in my sewing arsenal!

  4. Angela McBrien says:

    My scary fabric is a stripe as well, although not as posh as yours! The pattern is chosen but I’ve got a lot of prep. work to do before Saturday.

  5. Katie r says:

    I can’t wait for cut the fabric day. I moved abroad 6 months ago, had a baby and have finally put my sewing room back together. I haven’t cut anything in almost a year!

  6. Lynn B says:

    I needed the push to cut into some fabric I’ve been “hoarding” for the “right” pattern. I need to remember that it’s only fabric and not life or death… I am motivated!! The DVD set would be a nice bit of “insurance” for my project.

  7. amy mayer says:

    I LOVE reading your posts but can appreciate how time consuming it must be to juggle the sales, posts, FB etc! Thanks for challenging us to “cut into that fabric” because I have several that I am ready to delve into but have hesitated due to fear of ruining it…I just have to do it and realize that nice fabric likely makes nice clothes. The DVD giveaway would be perfect for me to use to get over the fear of the fabric and make that “nice” outfit.

  8. Andrea says:

    I would love to win the Threads DVDs- they have been on my “need” list for some time. I vow to finally cut into a fabric that was from my first purchase from you years ago. I love the fabric so much that I have been waiting for the perfectly fitted pattern. It’s time to take the leap of faith and make it work!

  9. becky says:

    Indeed, fit is my issue. Sloping shoulders that Zieman says is a size 14, a waist that is a size 22, with hips a size 18. Can we say Aunt Bea?

    Meanwhile, I absolutely love the new website. I am trying not to purchase anything new, but it has been harder than heck to maintain that. My stash needs used some first. I just spent 3 days avoiding 3 different fabrics, and luckily for my budget, when I finally decided to buy them anyway, the chosen fabrics were either gone or down to 1 yard.

    I wish I had a “menu” of patterns that would work for Aunt Bea so she doesn’t look like a frumpy woman any more. Oh well.

  10. Suzanne Mills says:

    I need some DVD help! I signed up for that silk craftsy class so I can be bold enough to cut into the fabric.

  11. Patti says:

    I love all my Gorgeous Fabrics! Thanks for this giveaway.

  12. Teresa Kennard says:

    Oh Please, let it be me!!!!! Love your new website. Teresa

  13. I have a great printed knit that I should just go ahead and turn into something. I would love to learn fitting better from the DVDs.

  14. Jennifer says:

    My last purchase from you was only in February, so that – or at least some of it – needs to be used before I dare justify buying any more. Please include my name in the draw for the Threads Fitting dvd’s – those have been on my want list for a while now too. Thanks for offering the chance!

  15. Jeannette Iriye says:

    I got my fabric for my evening dress in the mail about a week ago – of course GORGEOUS!! I have the pattern cut and ready – the big first cut is tomorrow!

  16. Chloe Collins says:

    I have some fabric that I definitely need to “cut into”. I have seen the advertisement for the DVD set and have heard great things about it. Thank you for being so generous. Good luck everyone.

    Sincerely,
    Chloe Collins (lamotoguzzi@yahoo.com)

  17. Melody says:

    I am so excited for cut into that fabric day! That Armani fabric is fab. And thank you for an amazing giveaway opportunity!

  18. Jennifer says:

    This would be great! I have a problem with all of those areas now. The website is much easier to navigate now, btw.

  19. Annie Vallieres says:

    I want so bad to improve at fitting! Thanks a lot for the giveaway! :)

  20. Ola Rostant says:

    Pick Me, Pick me, I want to increase my fitting skills!!!

  21. Mary Pomeroy says:

    I think your new website looks so nice and it is so easy to use. Now I just need to earn some money so I can spend it there! I need all the help I can get with fitting – please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!

  22. Jessica A says:

    @crosses fingers@ if I didn’t need such a special size I wouldn’t be sewing to begin with. Size the bust up (while occasionally frustrating all in all I like my “friends” so I am normally happy about a FBA), keep the waist where it is and size the hips down. All of my genetic lineage involves people who can’t tan, can’t dance, and have a lack of booty. Oh well, at least they seem to be able to hold their liquor. Perhaps my French-Russian-Irish-Scottish-English-German booty will win a prize. :).

  23. Kelly says:

    Wow, that fabric has such a great print. Next week I will be cutting into specially printed fabrics so no room for error. Wish I was more confident to do a FBA.

  24. Wow that fabric is amazing! And yes that size motif would scare me too. I have some vintage stretch fabric with a graduated chevron design that I am afraid to cut into for similar reasons!

  25. Sofie says:

    I have just recently decided that I need to cut and use the fabric I’ve been saving, but it’s hard when nearly nothing I make ends up fitting. Those DVD’s would certainly help! Great giveaway.. thanks.

  26. Sewellen says:

    love, love, love the new website! I’m on a fabric buying moratorium currently, at least for the next 10 years, LOL! Can’t wait to see what you do with that fabric, I’m sure it’ll be gorgeous!

  27. Nicole says:

    As a customer, I just love the new website — the pictures of the fabric are so helpful, and the site looks very elegant.

    I will be cutting into some DVF fabric that I’ve been holding onto for a loooooong time, but I’m still not sure if I’ll make it into a tunic or a dress.

    Great giveaway!

  28. Nancy says:

    I’m going to go through my stash later today and pick a fabric for Saturday. I have a couple of ideas but no clear choice.

  29. Marilyn says:

    No matter how hard I try I can’t seem to get my fitting skills up to a higher level. Maybe this DVD will help!

  30. cheryl says:

    You have hit the nail on the head with your comments on fear of cutting! I have a stash that I have collected from travels across the globe (and from you, you enabler!), and that seems to make it even more precious! How would I ever replace it?? Time to grab those scissors!

  31. BetsyV says:

    That set of DVDs looks like a valuable resource! And I’ll need to look for something to cut into next weekend – I know I have several fabrics I’m afraid of!

  32. Joan says:

    Put me in the drawing! Love the new website. J.

  33. Leanne says:

    I would love to have the DVD set! Most of my fitting adjustments are trial and error, though I’m slowly learning what alterations I need besides FBA.
    Haven’t decided what to cut yet. I’ve collected a few silks and wools that were pricey but oh so nice! Need to take a deep breath and dice in!

  34. Rochelle says:

    Class act! Website looks great!

  35. Elizabeth McAlister says:

    I would love that. Just getting back to sewing, and have discovered I’m one big fitting problem.

  36. Ah fitting, the ultimate challenge! I would LOVE to have this set of DVDs.

  37. Dyann says:

    Would love to win the DVD set! Fitting has always been my biggest challenge. Love the new website and I always look forward to your blog posts!

  38. Pam says:

    Great new website!!

  39. Helen says:

    Hey I found you again! Yay!

  40. BeckyMc says:

    Oh, I’d love that DVD set! My last purchase from GF is still waiting in stash…..

  41. TracyK says:

    I think I will cut some linen (navy with white dots) for a dress to wear to a wedding this spring. I would love to have the DVD set as I do struggle with fit. Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. Teresa says:

    I would love to view Thread’s fitting guide!

  43. Patricia K says:

    I had that fear of cutting into fabric last year when I made my wedding dress, but time was not on my side so one day, I just said ‘this is it!’ That first cut was the toughest, especially since it was Alecion lace over 4-ply perfectly matched silk (hope I spelled that correctly.) Once that first cut is done, the fear was gone.
    So go for it ladies and gents! You can do it!
    And good luck to everyone on the give-away.

  44. Angela says:

    This resource sounds WONDERFUL! I’m learning to fit my daughter and myself, and since we never can wear patterns as they are printed, fitting issues come with every pattern. Your comment that this is one of the best is enough to make me want to get it. :)

  45. ruth elliott says:

    hello ann
    congratulations on your new website – i love it too.

    best wishes

    ruth

  46. Tina Manore says:

    I really need some fitting help!!!! Thanks.

  47. Andrea Scheuerman says:

    I would love to be entered in the drawing….any kind of fitting help is welcome!

    BTW, I love your new website….much easier to see!

  48. Sue Parrott says:

    I LOVE your new website! The photos are just awesome!
    Please sign me up for the give away. I have been wanting to master fitting my problem areas for years and just haven’t been able to figure it out on my own. Thank you! I love your fabric!
    Sue :)

  49. Debbie says:

    Great new look to your site…one thing that I love is that you suggest a pattern to use. Sometimes when you look at fabric online you can’t see how it should be used, or could be used….thanks for all your help.

  50. Leslie says:

    I have wanted this DVD set for a long time and would love to win it. I have a piece of fabric that I definitely will be cutting into -thanks to your challenge. Thanks.

  51. Barbara LaValle says:

    I would like to learn how to fit patterns better, for myself and for my daughters and my son. I sew for all of them.

    This weekend I plan to cut into a piece of chiffon for daughter’s prom dress, a fabric I have no experience with. No choice about it, I just have to do it.

  52. Kathleen says:

    Fitting is always a problem as I sew by myself and have no one to help me. I have been sewing now for three years and still have a problem fitting myself. This fitting set would really be very useful to me.

    Regards,
    Kathleen

  53. patricia says:

    I love the new website! Pants fitting is definitely an issue for me! It is definitely a challenge. I hope that I win. The DVD’s would be an invaluable resource!

  54. Melissa Brown says:

    Love your blog! I am a beginning sewist who wants to learn the correct techniques. I would love to win, but if I dont I will continue to read, enjoy and learn from you! Thanks.

  55. Kitty says:

    I have heard many Great things about your site and fabric! This is the first time I have taken a look and it is very Nice! Will look forward to a purchase sometime in the near future. I found your blog thru the website and enjoyed the read…..and would certainly love that DVD set! Thanks for the chance!

  56. Yvette says:

    I love your website and your fabric. I’m just getting back into sewing from many years ago and I’m unable to find nice fabric in my local fabric stores. I look forward to purchasing from your website.

  57. c. derry says:

    congrats that all the big work on the website launch was so successful. Great job. Any reason to cut into fabric to start the next project….I’m there. Your regard for the fitting series is very valuable input. Congrats again.

  58. Meegan says:

    Crazy great piece of ‘scary’ fabric. Looking forward to its future.

  59. Carolyn says:

    Loving your blog and the chance to win help with fitting!

  60. Kathryn Barnhill says:

    While its hard to believe I won’t purchase somethingI’m signing up tis why to be sure I’m entered
    Kathryn

  61. Beth says:

    Yes, I would love to win the DVD set. I need all the help I can get. Thanks

  62. Kate says:

    Anne, I love your new site – the photos are gawjus! I’m going to cut into a lovely black and white fabric I’ve had for ages on Saturday. At last, I know no fear (well maybe a little)….but I’d love to win the DVD set so that fabric looks and fits great on me! Best wishes …Kate

  63. jamilla Anderson says:

    I would absolutely love this!! Something great to add to my sewing before I try to start a business.

  64. Peggy GAsparich says:

    Oh, I have such a problem altering clothes! I really need some help now that my body no longer corresponds to the average pattern size. : ( anyway, your blog is inspiring me! I love that blouse! I may have to try making it. Thanks for the lovely offer!

  65. suzanne mcdonald says:

    Fit. It’s why I sew (well, one of many reasons), but getting it right eludes me. Perhaps that’s why I am great at skirts and coats but fear the pant, the dress, etc. Count me in!

    What I love best about the new site – the new photos give a better sense of the fabric.

  66. Margery says:

    Put my name in the hat for the drawing and I’m going to see what I can cut into this weekend.

  67. Deon says:

    When you talk about scary sewing, I’m not as scared of fabric as I am about fit. I have some “Gorgeous Fabric” – the ubersoft knit – that I’d love to sew with, but I really want to make sure that the top fits. These DVDs would really hlep.

  68. Amanda R says:

    Hmmm sounds like a good idea to cut into a painted silk I’ve been saving. It’s very spring-y over in Paris lately, so why not?? Fun giveaway and your new site looks great!

  69. Karen K says:

    I would love to win that DVD package! I am a petite and have a hard time altering my clothing because I’m afraid to make an undoable mistake and ruin the whole project. I love your new website too. Thanks for making great fabrics affordable.

  70. Susan says:

    It’s way past time to cut into some of my Gorgeous Fabrics stash! Here’s to a sewing Saturday. Thanks, Ann.

  71. Lisa Laree says:

    I cut into the trench coat fabric Tuesday…and just about blew it. But all is well, except that I have taken a vow not to buy more fabric until it’s done.

    Aaaiiiieee, that’s hard. Must go back to the sewing cave now….

  72. Kristen says:

    Great new site & can’t wait to see more of your trench project. Getting ready to cut into some beautimous silk for a spring top, wish me luck! I could so use the fitting DVDs.

  73. PeeB says:

    I so want this! I been looking at for a few years but I can’t afford it! Love your website and fabrics. I have to master more than getting the fabrics, buttons, zippers, and patterns. Yes! it’s time to sew!

  74. anne jewell says:

    i’ve only just now tried dying my own fabric and will cut it out on this special saturday.

  75. collette mcmanus says:

    Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks for the giveaway!

  76. Terri B'Hymer says:

    I’ve been waffling about the Threads fitting DVD’s for a while now. Thanks for the recommendation – if I don’t win, I’ll be buying them in April!

  77. Leslie Madge says:

    your new fabric store looks wonderful! Can’t wait to poke around and see what leaps into my cart! Would love the DVD set – so generous of you to do a giveaway.

  78. Laura says:

    I really want to make my own clothes and learn how to alter what I already have for a better fit. I can never find something that fits just right it seems and always end up going for something a little more baggy just so I can be comfortable. I would like to have something that fits nicely and make the right adjustments so that I have a good fit.

    I’d also love to make some clothing for my husband as well!

  79. Lucie says:

    If on March 22 I bought fabric but didn’t cut into any of the stash, am I in double trouble?

  80. Tracey D says:

    Your new site looks great and is easy to use.

    Thanks for the opportunity for the give-away! I have been sewing for about a year and a half, after stopping decades ago to raise my children. Now I realize why I rarely wore anything I made then–fitting issues. I am slowly learning how to make pattern alterations and adjustments and would love the DVD series.

  81. Sue H says:

    I am just getting started on garment sewing :)

  82. Linda S says:

    I have sewn for so many years, from heirloom for children to bridal to home dec. My lament is knowing the tips and tricks in fitting. How I would love and use the DVD set and thank you Anne for giving someone a chance to win!

  83. lee Nyberg says:

    My scary fabric is anything I just love and spent a lot of money on. I had a few disasters…

    Love you new site and have enjoyed buying fabric from you over the years.

    Thanks for this chance to win a great prize.

    Lee

  84. Johanna Olson says:

    My scary fabric is a 2 yard dark blue cotton sateen, from Marimekko with 1 foot high silver poppies. I have no idea what to do with it, but it has to be plain-ish, while still being small enough to use the whole piece.

  85. June Deibel says:

    I love the new website and would love to win the DVD’s! Fitting is a challenge for me so any help would be great! I was not able to participate in ‘cut into that fabric’ day but will admit to having a beautiful pastel linen that my mother was too scared to cut into so she gave it to me. That was over 30 years ago and I, too, have been too afraid to use it. Wow, that’s a bit embarrassing…that we’ve got items in our stash that are that old! :)

  86. NancyS says:

    Love your blog! Just ordered the “Issey” pattern from StyleArc because of your post on that company. Hope mine turns out as nicely as yours! Maybe the Threads “Fitting” DVD set will help!

  87. Allea says:

    I didn’t cut into anything at all, because I was rearranging my sewing space. Transferring winter to summer fabrics, and seeing new combinations. I even parted with “stuff”! The Threads DVD set has been on my wishlist since it first came out. Funny how after turning 50, and now just months away from 60, my ever expanding waistline has completely stymied me.
    Thanks for your wonderful blog and fabrics!

  88. Ellen M. says:

    I’ve been a subscriber to Threads magazine for many years. I hesitate to sew clothes for myself because of the frustration of fitting. This would be a great tool to have. Many thanks for the chance!

  89. Lisa says:

    I love to browse through your fabric, I haven’t purchased yet but it is only a matter of time! :) I could really use some help with fitting so the DVD’s would be welcome!

  90. debm says:

    The new site is beautiful! The DVD set is JUST what I need for fabric cutting confidence.

  91. Brenda p says:

    I would love to win. I have just put my sewing room together after moving 3 times in less than 2 years. I hung all my apparel fabrics on hangers and it took 500 hangers. I have so many fabrics that I ordered from Gorgeous Fabrics. I want to make sure the outfits I sew are a perfect fit and look good. I promised myself as soon as I sew some of these fabrics, I will be purchasing more fabric from Gorgeous. It is hard to resist when you get Milly fabric since I cannot restrain from purchasing.

  92. claire el says:

    I get so frustrated with fitting. I would love to have those dvds to help me out.

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  94. Nancy says:

    I would love to win the fitting DVD’s. I am teaching myself fitting, and it is a STEEP learning curve. My mother, who taught me the basics, is a die hard – follow the pattern envelope & instructions. My goal is to teach myself to fit my body (purchased button down shirts never fit past 2 washes!), and to have the inside look as good as the outside. Would love to win the DVD’s, thanks for the chance Ann!

  95. Daysha says:

    I am a beginner and would be so grateful for the dvd series. I have been collecting fabrics, patterns, and creating our sewing artistic space for my two daughters and myself. I want to be able to give this same gift to my younger teens and they are as excited as I am.

  96. Connie says:

    The perfect fit is my ultimate goal. The dvd set would be a welcome resource. Thanks so much for offering the give-away.

  97. wendy hoard says:

    I dream of selling all my hard copies and having enough to buy the digital copies.

  98. Tanja H. says:

    Fitting garments feels like tortue. I am always on the look out for fitting tools, and this could make fitting less torturous.

  99. Melissa says:

    This would be wonderful! I’ve lost 135 pounds and I’m trying to revamp some clothes to fit my new, smaller, body!

  100. Seattlerain says:

    That DVD set looks incredible! I skipped March 22 cut into fabric day. I am waiting to find a perfect fit pattern, as even after multiple muslins I can’t get my Colette Laurel to behave. I’ll have to move on in my search for a perfectly tuned pattern with minimal pieces before I cut into my dreaded fabric. In the mean time, I’m all about knits.

  101. Alicia says:

    The new website looks great, and please enter me in the giveaway! I would love to learn how to fit for a G cup properly, instead of just relying on knits to stretch over my chest. Thank you for the opportunity to win these!

  102. Laura says:

    Fitting is the wall I have just hit in my sewing journey. It seems impossible to master without a teacher, so the Threads series would be such a massive bonus to my learning!

  103. Sarah Correa says:

    Awesome giveaway – thanks for a chance to win!

  104. Geralyn Gough says:

    Would love to win such a great fitting resource. Thanks.

  105. Brenda Cantrell says:

    That red coat is going to such a wonderful color on you, can’t wait to see the final result.
    What a great giveaway! That would be amazing to have. I love the website also, so much easier to see the fabrics.

  106. Kate McIvor says:

    Ann — I would love to learn new fitting methods. These dvd’s will complement my Palmer/Pletsch learning. :)

  107. Debbi Harris says:

    I found this website when I was looking up some tips on silk and I am so glad I did!

  108. Rebecca Howard says:

    Have been listing after this set of DVDs for a long time. Thanks for the opportunity!

  109. auschick says:

    The fitting dvd would be fabulous!

  110. Shana says:

    I would love to win these DVDs! I can’t find any sewing classes in my area.

  111. Joy says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting and I really hope I win!

  112. Virginia says:

    That DVD set looks invaluable! Thanks for the opportunity!

  113. Tish says:

    I love the new website. I would also love to win the DVDS I’m sure they would help take my sewing to the next level.

  114. Mary says:

    Those dvds just might be the last push I need to get back into some serious sewing. Love the site!

  115. Valerie J says:

    I can use all the help I can get with fitting! I’m doing better but it is still a slog.

  116. Eva says:

    That’s what I need, I love to sew but… it’s a pain to make garments that fit me well!

  117. Kathy says:

    I just discovered your blog! Love it!
    And I would love to have these DVDs and improve my sewing skills!
    Thank you for the opportunity!

  118. Katie says:

    Great giveaway!

  119. jsews says:

    Well, I haven’t purchased anything in awhile – sort of on a fabric fast for a bit – think everyone understands. . .but always love looking at what you have and putting things in my wishlist. And, your blog is always so fun and informative – a definite read! Can’t wait to see what you do with the black and white crazy fabric – but know it will be gorgeous!

  120. Sueann Walter says:

    Please enter me in your wonderful give away, it would be delightful to win. Great blog and Gorgeous Fabrics is lovely.

  121. Nice new website and a great giveaway!

  122. sharon nicols says:

    Would love the DVD set. You are so kind to offer it! I’ve recently started sewing my own clothes, after years of non-sewing, for fit reasons so this DVD would be great to have.

  123. Muriel Carroll says:

    I love your website and always been satisfied with fabric I have ordered. You go girl!!!!!

  124. Bec Stitches says:

    Would love to be entered! :)

  125. Martha Hughes says:

    Pick me, pick me. I’d love to receive the Threads set.

  126. Sheryl says:

    Great giveaway! Please enter me in the contest!

  127. JustGail says:

    I did not get any fabric cut, I don’t think I even touched any :-( Too much other life cr@p in the way.

    FYI – those drop-down menus on the new fabrics site that I commented on (at Stitcher’s Guild) being hard to read – it must be an IE 8 thing – I can see them fine with Chrome. I know IE 8 is outdated, but it’s the only thing that works on all internal web things we do at work.

  128. Nancy K says:

    Please enter my name for this!

  129. Karen says:

    I would love to win the Threads Fitting DVDs.

    I really like the new site design!

  130. Tany says:

    Hi Ann,
    I’m hoping the giveaway is open to international readers, if so count me in! If I win I’ll be happy to pay the shipping cost to Portugal :)
    Thanks a lot for this wonderful chance!
    Tany

  131. Angie B. says:

    What a great giveaway. Please add my name to the drawing. Congrats on your new site launch.

  132. Molly Levine says:

    I would love to win the threads DVD set. It would be a great resource for improving my sewing.

  133. Lori B. says:

    Anxious to see you finish the coat and to see what you do with that really cool black and white print.
    Alas, I can’t participate in the International Cut Into Your Fabric Day. It would be perfect since I’m international (Germany) and the fabric would be some I bought in Paris, but the timing isn’t right since I’m leaving on a multi-week trip next week. If there’s any sewing I do it’ll be quick stuff on boring fabric. Ha!

  134. QSSSue says:

    What a great giveaway! Just what I need right now after spending the week-end making 3 muslins of the Stylearc Anthea bodice!

  135. Alexandra says:

    What a great giveaway!

  136. bluebird says:

    Please enter me in the drawing; I can never fit the area between shoulder and bust. Thanks.

  137. June says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I’ve been a Threads subscriber for probably more than a decade, but having all the info in one place is probably awesome.

  138. Karen M. says:

    How exciting, I have been wanting these videos!

  139. Marge M says:

    Wow! Would this ever help! I am so tired of things not fitting and then I am left with unfinnished projects…..and a waist of money too!

    • Gorgeous Fabrics says:

      I think your Freudian slip is showing – a waist of money is a great play on words! :)

  140. Kathryn King says:

    I have been thinking about purchasing this set. I’d love to win it….that would provide inspiration and incentive to purchase more Gorgeous Fabrics!

  141. Linda Bell says:

    I would love to make my own garments that do not look “home made”. Buying fabric from “Gorgeous Fabrics” is the first set in that direction. Learning more about garment construction is the next step!

  142. Arlette C says:

    Love the new site, Ann. Great layout and photos! I always enjoy your blog, and I can’t wait to see the finished coat.
    I have to be on a fabric-buying fast for the time being…but nothing says I can’t look and drool! Fit is the primary issue I struggle with, so I’m glad I invested in muslin! At least I’m making my way through my gorgeous ;-) stash!
    Stay healthy, and thank you for everything.

  143. Jennifer N says:

    Great job with the new website, very professional. I would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thanks

  144. Cheryl says:

    I cut into a precious ombre crinkly textured matelasse that took seven years to find. I wanted to copy a Prada jacket and skirt from 2007, and had even considered texturizing a fabric myself to get the effect I wanted. (I planned and did some testing, but that’s as far as I got, because there were so many easier things to sew.) Your “Cut into that Fabric” day prompted me to choose a pattern and work out the layout details. Thanks for the kick in the pants!

    I would love to be included in the draw for the fitting DVDs. Thanks.

  145. Ingrid says:

    Thank you for running this competition, the information in them would be great to improve my sewing skills as I need quite a few adjustments. And then I could churn through my huge pattern and fabric stash!

  146. Linda Thompson says:

    I would love the set of DVDs for fitting. It would be so wonderful to sew something up and have it look stunning on my body. I’m tired of RTW shrinking up in length…to solve the problem would be to have a longer garment or quality fabrics!

    THANKS, to both Gorgeous Fabrics and Threads for this great gift to one of us!

  147. I’m cutting into a crinkle gauze, and I sure wish you would write a nice article on this tricky fabric regarding pressing it, especially pressing during construction.

    I am training to be a docent at the wonderful Torrey Pines State Reserve. I could use a nice tunic with long sleeves in a light color, to help fight the sun.

    As I age, I find the figure challenges growing. I sure hope I win the Threads Fitting DVD set.
    Your fan,
    Tina in San Diego

  148. Louise Traylor says:

    Made clothes for me and 2 daughters in the past, but haven’t sewn in 10 years! After seeing all the beautiful fabric I plan to start again this summer. A set of DVD’s for fitting would be a great way to get me back into the groove!
    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to enter this awesome contest.
    Louise

  149. Margaret Weant says:

    Oh, how I need fitting help! So here’s hoping those DVDs find their way to my sewing room (which is actually a closet). I can literally say I’m a closet sewer.

    Love the new website, and your blog, as always!

  150. Karen K says:

    My grandkids were over yesterday and we were going crazy in the sewing room. My grandson made a new large pillow/bed for his dog and granddaughter draped and designed on her little 2 yr old sister a dress which I stitched up adding a zipper for her. What a blast we had together!

  151. Patty Read says:

    I’m a new sewer -AGAIN! Purchased a new machine & discovered all the good fabric stores had left this major city. Discovering Gorgeous Fabrics has been so wonderful. FoTD is the first thing I check each morning, and the new website is great!

  152. Becky Potts Baker says:

    I love your new website design! Fit is something I seem to always struggle with. I’ve heard great things about the Threads DVD set and it sounds like exactly what I need. Thank you for offering such a generous prize during this giveaway!

  153. Sara says:

    What a great giveaway! I would love to get my hands on those DVDs and get better at fitting clothes, I find it quite hard but I know that with the right help I can do it!

  154. Wendy Lambert says:

    What a great web site! Thank you for the chance to win the fitting DVD. Best wishes with your new launch! It’s amazing.
    Wendy

  155. Donna Collins says:

    Thank you for the giveaway, and I hope to cut into leaf print knit I bought from you. It has a slight but more stretch than what I used for test garment, so fingers crossed. I love the new site…off to shop!

  156. Angela says:

    I <3 Threads!

  157. Kathi says:

    Your fabrics are beautiful. I am just starting to sew again after 30 years and am excited to order fabric from you.

  158. Rebecca Shively says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks so much for offering this. Threads products are first-class.

  159. Karen Silbernagel says:

    This is my favorite regular Email. I just love seeing it and looking thru the fabric candy it always look s so great and just want to touch it. the threads dvd looks perfect to learn more about my favorite thing to do SEW.

  160. Tereska says:

    I need all the help I can get with fitting – this looks like a wonderful tool.

  161. Elise says:

    I hope I would be lucky enough to win this. Thanks for the opportunity

  162. judy says:

    What a wonderful give away! I would love to own this!

  163. Olga says:

    What a wonderful learning resource! Thank you for holding the giveaway and thank to Threads Magazine for being generous and offering the DVD set to one of your readers/ buyers.

  164. Anne says:

    Congratulations on the new site, it’s ‘gorgeous’! Your fabrics and blog have been a huge inspiration and enabler for me as I started sewing garments again, after many years away. I’m still working on developing my personalized wardrobe and fit. The DVDs would be a boost!

  165. Amy says:

    I am making a duct tape dress form with a friend this week. This would be very helpful!

  166. Elaine G. says:

    Your creativity & skill set is an inspiration! I would love to know more about fitting this body of mine that has changed shape as I have aged – the DVD set would be a tremendous help/resource in this regard.

  167. vicki says:

    You always inspire me. I love your blog and it keeps me sewing. thanks for a great giveaway. The DVD set sounds great. I am always learning better ways to fit my body but now my daughter is starting to sew and it would be great for her to learn the skills too. You can never start too early. Thanks again.

  168. Debbie says:

    Love your blog, and the store. I have been very happy with all that i have purchased.

  169. Barbara Wheeler says:

    I would love to add this DVD set to my stash!

  170. Shelley says:

    That black & white stretch cotton is the one of the wildest things I’ve seen this year. Really want to see what you do with that.
    Here’s hoping with the Threads Fitting DVD, as one who is still having hit and misses in equal doses I can always use more help.

  171. UrbanSeamstress says:

    Wide shoulders, short upper torso with a nice present from pregnancy, tiny waist, long rise, wide hips — there’s literally nothing about me that fits ‘standard’, so those DVDs would be an extremely helpful addition to my sewing arsenal ;)

    I’m sad to say I missed International Cut Into That Fabric Day, but I sure have some projects lined up for the rest of the year in fabrics that I’ve hoarded and coveted for way too long. My biggest enemy at the moment is time, though …

  172. Rose in SV says:

    Oh thank you for the opportunity to win the DVD seet on fitting.

  173. Lisa says:

    If you’re sending internationally I’d love a chance to win the DVDs. I always read your blog, your sewing is so inspiring.

  174. Dyann says:

    I would love to win the DVD set! Fitting has always been my greatest challenge. This DVD set plus the inspiration I receive from this blog would greatly enhance my garment sewing. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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