Wednesday, December 15, 2010

In 2011 - a jacket a month? FABRIC GIVE-AWAY

You probably read Gigi's blog and you know that she sewed 12 jackets in 2010.  And if you read Stitcher's Guild sewing discussion forum, you know that Gigi has inspired many of us to sew 12 jackets in 2011.
My first reaction was, "oh no, that's too hard!" but my friend Martha posted this great pattern to remind me that not every jacket (or outer layer) has to be hard:
(printscreen from Facebook)
And I have just the fabric for it!  I bought this piece (60" wide, 1.5 yards) from EmmaOneSock quite a while back.  While I was waiting for the perfect pattern to come along, I fell out of love with the ivory color.  The ivory squiggles run parallel with the selvedge edge.  Ivory does me no favors, I am better in a true white.  So, readers, here is your chance.

Are you participating in the jacket sew-along?  I'd really love to see this sewn up and posted on your blog, or on Stitcher's Guild - or if you send me a picture, I will post on this blog.
What do you say?  I will mail this anywhere in the world and postage is my treat.  Leave a comment and  I will select randomly on December 21.
Give yourself a gift (if you like this fabric, that is) and sew yourself a sweatery topper.  It is a sweater knit in black & ivory, and it's fairly sheer, much like the fabric used in the Vogue version.

*cheers, everyone!*



25 comments:

  1. Ooh pretty! Sign me up for that piece of fabric! I too was thinking 12 jackets would be too hard, but the more I think about it...thanks for a nudge and a great giveaway

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  2. OMG OMG OMG That is a TDY piece. But no no no I really cannot participate. I have not the space for a single added piece of fabric. So I wish the lucky winner success (hope to see pics of the completed wrap) and thank Robyn for such hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

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  3. I have been following Gigi's work fro the beginning. She is truly inspiring. So, I'm tossing my hat into the ring. I've signed up on SG (finally coming out of lurker status). This piece of fabric will work with one of two wardrobe plans I have in mind.
    Angela

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  4. I think I'm going to sign up. Even though I've been sewing for decades, I've just started sewing jackets. I need a trench, a rain coat, a summer wrap, ect ect.

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  5. I think that fabric is really interesting and would make a great cardi. I'm very interested - thanks.

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  6. I'd love to get my hands on this piece. B&W is my signature and this piece sings swing cardigan to me.

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  7. Its gorgeous. I'd love to make a soft wrappy cardigan out of this! Add me to your list please!

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  8. I have the simplicity version of the pattern and would LOVE to sew it up in something sweatery!

    Sign me up and thanks

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  9. The fabric is lovely and the pattern is perfect for this type of material. I'd love to try this out...please include me in on this.

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  10. Oh, it's gorgeous! But, I don't think I'm going to do the 12 Jackets. I just did 12 shirts and I'm not going to make 12 of something I know I won't truly love wearing, even though I do live in New England and coats/jackets are worn quite a bit. That said, this would make a super luxe hoodie and I've got two patterns already traced and made once. So, I guess I have a plan for it if I win it!

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  11. I'd love a chance to make a jacket with that gorgeous fabric!

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  12. Ooh yes please, I haven't made my intentions known on SG yet, but I have a few "jacket" projects scheduled in the next few months. I'm wanting a wrap style cardi like the one you posted and that fabric would be perfect.

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  13. This is a gorgeous piece of fabric!
    But I won't be doing the 12 jackets... Just not realistic ATM :)
    This is a really generous offer though! What a great Christmas gift for the happy winner.

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  14. I would love to be able to make 12 jackets in a year! But I'm just not that fast or prolific! Lovely fabric though.

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  15. 12 jackets in a year: no, not for me. Certainly not with my current sewing speed. But I should make less tailored ones, that will be a goal for the new year (though I'm starting with a very tailored one).

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  16. I think the fabric is lovely and the pattern looks like a nice fit also! I don't have a blog but would certainly be willing to make this up and share the progress/end result w/ you!

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  17. Great piece! Please include me in the drawing. Thanks!

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  18. Gorgeous fabric and generous offer. Pls include me.

    Thank you and happy holidays

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  19. gorgeous fabric and generous offer. thank you and happy holidays

    bonnie

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  20. Please sign me up! I'd love to make this up for a friend - the material is gorgeous!

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  21. That is beautiful fabric.
    I am thinking about joining the 12 jackets in 2011. The thought of it scares me to death. Thinking back, I've made 6 jackets/coats this year. What 6 more? Yikes. still scary. Need to think on this more.

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  22. Being a 'Warm' toned person the ivory is better for me than white. If I am chosen I would sew this into a cardigan and post it on the SG jackets thread, send you a photo and also post it on my own blog with credits! Go on pick me random number generator!!!

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  23. What a lovely piece of fabric - you can count me in! You always have such good taste (and will probably be teasing us with more goodies after your trip!). I am eagerly looking forward to our 2011 jacket sew-along.

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  24. Love the fabric. Count me in too. I've made one coat this month - does it count if it's for a grandbaby?

    Laura

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  25. I'm interested in the pattern and others like it - I LOVE wraps with options!

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