Friday, June 22, 2012

Free Giveaway!


Let's celebrate these hot summer days with a Free Giveaway!  There will be a random drawing from the comments left on this blog.  I want to know what you are sewing on right now or are getting ready to start.  Leave your comment and be sure to attach your name so that I can contact you if you are a winner!  I will draw two winners on July 30th who will receive a free pattern or book of their choice.


*There is a delay on the blog when you leave a comment, so don't be alarmed if your comment does not appear until the next day.


Best of luck!


Michie'

109 comments:

Emily M said...

My next project is a pink tutu for my 2 year old granddaughter's birthday.

Amanda said...

I am about to start a whale smock for your shortall pattern. My last summer outfit!!! I must move on to fall/winter now! I would love a new pattern!
Amanda Owens

Families Are Like Fudge said...

I'm planning to make shorts for my 3 year old grandson with matching appliqués t-shirts.
Jchlangley@gmail.com

Eileen said...

I need to pull out some projects from past SOAF and get them done! I am also going to get some blouses cut out for me. Fabric is washed, now to cut!

Kelly said...

I'm smocking a sundress for youngest daughter. I'm using th Lil' Stinkers plate, because she's a little stinker!
Kelly Stockstill

Laurie said...

I am still working on my Titanic dress.

Chris Griffith said...

I am re-learning how to smock for my new adopted granddaughter...I did it years ago for my girls and now I get another chance for this precious gift to our family.

Chris Griffith

Jenny Jo said...

Right now I'm finishing up an 18" doll dress form. I'm also still working on my daughter's Quiet Book (which was supposed to be a Christmas present!)

Dear Abbi said...

I'm gathering the strength to begin teaching my 11-year old to smock. We're going to (hopefully) smock matching corduroy jumpers for the two, littler girls. But I'm still trying to find a simple, basic smocking plate for a yoke jumper pattern. Any ideas?

kr said...

I'm working on an apron and round ruffled placemats. Both are gifts but hopefully I can make doubles for myself.

Karen D
sewmommy at windstream dot net

Patrice said...

I have been busy making summer clothes for my grandson, Reid, who is about a week younger than your Christian! Some of the outfits are smocked, some are appliqued, and some are monogrammed.
I'm taking a little break from boy stuff and starting a baby girl's bishop on a sweet little white fabric with pink flowers.
After that, time for a couple of fall outfits for Reid!

carolg said...

I am just finishing up an old fashioned baby bubble and cap for a new baby boy expected in July.

Carol G.

Julie said...

I am putting together a Chery Williams green and white seersucker smocked bubble (Ellen McCarn Goin' Buggy plate). I have smocked for 8 years, and I am FINALLY making an outfit for my son (born in December). I have smocked for all of my friends children for years so it is a delight to be able to sew for my own child.

alindbergh said...

Trying to survive the heat of TX! Crocheting a baby blanket and procrastinating on starting a hand sewn baptism gown because I can't commit to what fabric to use! Better decide soon, since baby will be here in 10 weeks!
Carrie Gray

Emily said...

For my next project, I'm smocking a 4th of July Bishop in red floss on a r,w,&b floral fabric. Then on to fall school clothes for the 2 girls. I'd love to win!!!

Michelle said...

I'm finishing a smocked bishop for my daughter, have booties on the sewing table now, and on deck is a knit dress for me for my 10th Anniversary celebration in two weeks!

Emilee Odette Garrett said...

I just finished a white heirloom dress for my 6 year old. I want my next projects to be something easy and fun for all 3 of my children - like maybe #121 (top and shorts) for my girls and #118 for my boy?

Sarah said...

I am doing shadow embroidery on a baby dress in case my sister in law's baby is a little girl! (due in a couple of weeks) Next, I will start on a baby dress (probably smocked) For an expected niece, and I may start smocking a fall or Christmas dress for my almost five year old daughter.

Goosegirl said...

My two current projects are reupholstering barstools for our church's youth room and then making an apron for a customer. But as soon as I finish those, I will be making 4th of July outfits for my daughters. My little one wants a smocked flag bishop like I made for a custom a few years ago. She is almost 8 so this may be her last bishop.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Lesley said...

Trying to finish up the wedding sewing for my daughters big day on the 2nd July, still a boys cap, veil and ring cushion to go. The smocked flower girl dress is all finished!!

Louise Michie said...

I am making one quilt for our new great niece in Sweden and another for our family to use on picnics. I am sewing a new tunic for myself to wear with tights. And doing a hand embroidered tablecloth for Christmas. Plenty of variety.

Lela said...

After Window shopping with my daughter, its off to re-create some of the tops and dresses she loved.

Ben said...

I'm staying cool in this heat by stitching up wee care items for our local hospital. I'm making baby boy bubbles so these new babies can go home in style! ~Benedetta C.

Capi said...

I am actually making something for myself. It is a pattern called "Liberty Shirt" and I am using a lovely piece of Thai silk. My next project is a Jon-Jon that will feature your smocked elephants (my husband's favorite animal). I don't have any grandsons, but my son-in-law recently told me that he can't wait to have little boys and dress them up! I was thrilled.

char said...

Thank you for the opportunity to get a free pattern. And thank you for the articles in Sew Beautiful magazine. I am so excited about the SOAF next month so I'm practicing my picture smocking using the sailboats plate you have given us. I love your ideas!

Ms. Elaine said...

I am working on a smocked jumper for my granddaughter who is now 2

Anonymous said...

Good Morning,
I am currently working on a sundress for my beautiful
Baby Anna. The fabric is hydrangeas, the same flowers that her Mom had for her wedding.

Debi said...

I wish I could say I am getting ready to smocked something adorable....but I am not! I just finished a pair of linen slacks for me.....and I have a great piece of silk-like fabric that I want to make a shell for me. As my only granddaughter is 13, my smocking days are over, unless I need a baby gift or a new nightgown for me!

Anonymous said...

I'm gearing up to make my very first smocking project - a smocked bubble for my new granddaughter. I love your blog! It just oozes inspiration.

alicat314@yahoo.com said...

Tonight I will be starting appliqued tees and shorts sets for my grandsons. Fourth of July theme that will be used in summer pics of them.
Alicia

Sheila Courchaine said...

Hi Pam!!! You are so sweet to do this giveaway!! I am still working on my Jon Jon I started in your class in February, but I will get it done soon because I am trying to start a SAGA chapeter here in Carmel, Indiana where there has never been one!! Good luck with that - within the land of quilters!!! I am also going to George some Diaper shorts and covers very quickly before summer slips away!! Hugs to you my friend, Sheila Courchaine

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love your patterns and love all the help you give on your blog. The next thing I am sewing is really not me sewing, but helping my daughter learn to sew for my 6 month old granddaughter. She wants to make her a ruffled diaper cover for game days in the fall. It is fun to see how her having a baby has inspired her to want to learn to sew!

db said...

I am never working on just one thing - LOL!!! Right now I am finishing a dress and jacket from a Gail Doane class, trying an idea from the O&S Ice cream Dress, working on a pattern from a Japanese sewing book, a Jon-Jon from a MM pattern and I just got the new sew beautiful - would love to try that cute smocked sun dress! Thanks for the chance to win.

Marlena said...

I am making a halter romer with ruffles for my daughter and my very first project for me, a dress.

May said...

another bishop dress for a friend's baby girl :)

Cassie said...

I'm working on an 1870's girls dress for Old Cowtown, and an embroidered collar for the VPLL 1912 project.

Lynette Marxuach said...

After two months working on my daughter's 6th grade graduation dress,I made her a very cute kimono-style blouse (pattern Kyoto Teens)which she loved. Now she wants me to make here a vest and I've been looking all over for the right pattern. I am so thrilled that at age 12 I can still sew for her. I only wish some of the cute girl patterns could be available for older girls/tweens!

Lynette Marxuach
lmarxuach@gmail.com

Theresa said...

I have several projects going on right now. A lady bug pinafore birthday dress for a 2 year old. I am also working on a nap pad cover, blanket and pillow for a pre-schooler.
Absolutely love your blog. So down to earth and true to heart.
Theresa

Carolyn's Sewing Room said...

I am finishing a smocked dress. The pattern is the Gwen view of the Bishop dress from Children's Corner and the smocking plate is the free pattern from Sew Beautiful this month. This dress is for my beautiful new granddaughter born on Thursday!

tc said...

After smocking 4 bishop dresses, I've begun my first insert project for my 4 month old grandson! Also, thanks to your post a couple weeks ago, I plan to visit 2 places in Nashville next week to look for fabrics!

Carla Jilek said...

In the past two weeks I have finally had some sewing therapy (as I call it). I finished 4 pillowcase dresses, 1 childs apron, and a short outfit for my grandaughter, and 1 t-shirt dress, and embroideered a chef hat for a friend. I think that is more than I have been abel to do all year. Don't you know that sure felt good! this week I have my sites on 3 aprons and 2 pillowcase tops. Carla J

Anonymous said...

A pale blue dress. I used to smock, but haven't done so in a long time. I unpacked my old supplies and have already started the dress. I sure could use a new pattern. Thanks for the chance!
Janet H.

Anonymous said...

I am busily creating baby items for a new nephew or niece on the way. All the newborn gowns are perfect for either - boy or girl. Thanks!!!
Michelle Adams

Anonymous said...

I'm making a reversible Jon Jon from Martha Pullen's book, Martha's Favorite Appliques. I just finished plaid, patched shorts and appliqued tshirt with three fish on a string. How NICE it would be to live within 10 miles of a decent fabric store! Good luck to everyone and Thank YOU Michie for your generosity.

rocconi@suddenlink.net

michelle norris said...

I am going to start making some more doll clothes for my granddaughter's American Girl dolls. I love making doll clothes!

michelle@campnc.com

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Michie' I just yesterday went to Martha Pullen Market and purchased lots of fabric to make Wee gown from. I also purchased lace and Entredeoux. My next project will be to make a Silk Baby Gown using that Entredeoux . I just can't wait to get started. I'm so brand new to smocking and heirloom sewing these past 6 months or so...
Barb Hardeman

Aunt Honey said...

I will be making an outfit for my niece's foster child, that they are planning to adopt. And then matching outfits for 4 cousins (grandnieces & nephews). Then on to my grandbaby hope chest. I have mostly girly things made, so it's time to make some boy outfits!

Diane B said...

I am finishing the first of three christening gowns for two family members and a friends' granddaughter, then on to the third flower girl dress in 15 months for my oldest daughters' wedding in September. I'm using combinations of Old Fashioned Baby patterns for the christening gowns and I am duplicating the white organza/diamond hem treatment dress that Missy Billingsley did in Sew Beautiful a few years ago and was featured in the Anniversary Issue. I'm using Louise from Childrens Corner and Natalie from Olabelhe. Then on to two smocked first birthday gifts. Lots of babies coming in our family right now. Yay!

Helen Jeanette Bynum said...

I am currently working on a little one piece outfit for my grandson (2 months old). I am making it out of light blue batiste. I am using a vogue pattern. Then my next project is to smock an insert (Noah's Ark) for my grandson.

Anonymous said...

I am about to start baby outfits for a former student. I taught 3rd grade for many years until I had my babies. One of my students now works with my cousin. My student is expecting twins...a boy and a girl! I am so excited for her! My studetns were like my own years ago! I am so excited that I get to make these things for her...still think of her as one of "my kids"! Sue Lavell

Karen said...

I'm trying to finish one smocked outfit for my granddaughter before she outgrows it, then start another dress in a larger size!! Karen E.

Julie said...

I am sitting in my sewing room trying to choose from the new Sew Beautiful mag. I have been away from my machines during the week for the last 3 weeks, and 2 more to go because my hubby is undergoing medical treatments. So sitting in my sewing room looking for the next project brings me peace. With 3 granddaughters, that it not hard to do. "Crafting Keeps Me Sane".
Julie.floriani@gmail.com

Susan said...

I am sewing a Moses Basket liner for my SAGA chapter raffle. It is made of white pre-quilted fabric. I have machine embroidered Peter Rabbit designs on the walls of the liner. Hope to embroider a pillow top and some onsies to match. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win a pattern to add to my collection

Lisa said...

I am planning to work through my stack of unfinished projects which include a children's corner carol, made from a man's shirt, and a skirt from Oliver + S Sunday Brunch pattern.

denisemtp said...

I am relearning to smock on a rain Jon Jon for my two year old grandson. Also need to get motivated to sew for two grandaughters 22 months and 6 weeks.
denismtp@bellsouth.net

zees5 said...

I am working on my first jersey knit dress. I am making the pattern myself and have a muslim produced.

amalowany said...

I enjoy your blog immensely. I'm just finishing my first picture smocking project - a train and while the results are acceptable, I do have to practice a whole lot more.

amalowany@gmail.com

Jan said...

I am starting a daygown for my little grandson who will be here about the first of November. I use pattern #101. It's my favorite daygown!

Ginger Combs said...

I'm finishing up on a christening gown with embroidery and I'm also working on a summer dress for my granddaughter. Also, I started crocheting a bolero for same granddaughter.

thimblegirl said...

I'm working on a smocked summer nightgown for our 3 year old granddaughter. The fabric is a lightweight cotton that has "aged" in my stash for awhile--white background with blue ribbons and bows to match her blue eyes.

lynnpoulin(at)gmail(dot)com

Kate Souder said...

I'm working on Quick Change Trousers for the grandbabies these days.

bubbygigi said...

Right now I'm working on a stumpwork beetle from an on-line class, knitting a beaded trinket purse, and sewing doll clothes for my granddaughter's doll.
Gita
quiltnb@hotmail.com

Carrie said...

I'm smocking a helicopter insert to put into a t-shirt! Next I'll be doing something (yet to be decided) for a birthday outfit! Then on to Fall - I've got footballs to smock :-)
Carrie Watts (thewattses@gmail.com)

Sophia said...

I just finished some machine appliqued t-shirts for boys. I want to start on shortalls next week.

Terri Sue said...

At the moment I am sewing up some blocks and links for my grandson who will be one in two weeks. Part ofhis birthday present from us. Then I am actually going to do some sewing for me. I have a 40's Reproduction pattern that is a dress. This one though has a long version, 49 in. length. When I am sewing from vintage patterns from the 40's I always add major to the length. They were trying to save on fabric. I don't feel comfortable in a dress that's more than a few inches above my ankles, lol. I found the most lucious cotton for it too. I don't sew for myself often. Then it will be back to the grandchildren. I think i need to smock something. Thank you for the chance.

Rosa said...

I'm getting ready to teach sewing to my 13 year old and her friend. We will be working on drawstring backpacks for children in Indonesia. We are excited!

Caroline's seamstress said...

I am finishing a bishop for Caroline - it is Martha Broyles Cherries that was on the cover of AS&E. I had do some adjusting for a size 6-7. I have pleated two blue checked bishopsf or Caroline and Anna Claire to work on this week at the beach and I still have to sew buttons on the girls' beach dresses. It looks like the weather is going to bed nasty so I may have lots of sewing time and not much beach time. This is Caroline's and Jason's birthday trip.

Jenny said...

I'm working on my grandson's baptismal gown and his coming home outfit!!

~Jenny Savage

Adrienne said...

I am finishing up a quilt for Downy's "Touch of Comfort" program and then I suppose I'll pick something out of the growing stack of things that I want to sew! But the bubble for my brand new niece might just have to be the one I choose!

Tammy said...

I'm sewing up some cute sunsuits for my Etsy shop. Love you and your blog!

Sherry B said...

I have 2 beautiful grandsons....jon jon's are my newest thing! Also made been making banners for birthday celebrations.

Thanks.

Angela Lee said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am working on my Christmas list. I just finished an apron, and now I'm working on an i-Pad cover. Then it's on to a smocked sundress. And the list goes on and on......

Judith Harris said...

I'm working on some wee care items to take to SAGA convention in October. I have some nice fabric remnants that will just work for some small gowns.

Judith

Bobbi said...

Barbie Doll clothes for my DGD birthday party

Amie said...

I am smocking an apron dress, and I also get to remake the skirt of the dress that my sweet daughter introduced to a pair of her brother's scissors. Oops.

Amie

Joy said...

I am working on pillowcase dresses to be taken on a mission trip by someone from my church.

Frances said...

I am looking forward to my 3rd grandson, July 18th. So I am making diaper shirts and bubbles for little boys. What fun!

Shelley said...

My next project will be a jon-jon (1st try at your pattern #137) and some bubbles for my 10 mo. old baby boy! My first sewing project since his christening gown completed in Dec. 2011....

lj3rs said...

For my 10 month old grand-daughter, I am making a Simplicity sundress with embellishments from Kari Mecca's book Sewing with Whimsy. Making rick rack flowers is fun. I am also smocking tulips to go with similar fabric to make Sunsuit #132. Summer lasts forever here in Scottsdale so I won't be working on fall/winter outfits for a while.

rizzosw said...

I just finished a minecraft pillow for my college age gamer. Next is a dress for my niece, who is 3. She picked up a fat quarter in my sewing room and would not give it back till I promised I would make her a dress with it. I love your blog. You are so talented! Thanks for the chance to win. Sandy

Beverly said...

I am working on matching bubbles for my 19 mos. and 21 mos. old granddaughters. The fabric is green and white stripesd seersucker with hot pink flamingoes on them. The bubbles are piped in hot pink. I also love your patterns and your blog.

Jerry said...

Michie, I just finished an heirloom baby gown and slip as a gift for a friend of mine who just had a new granddaughter! After that I switched gears and helped my daughter get a purple vinyl bean bag chair covered and monogrammed to match the new decor of my granddaughter's room. Now I'm ready to smock something! Jill of all trades and master of none?? :) Sure hope Rex is doing well. You are both in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Michie, for the giveaway! Most generous. Would you believe I am trying to finish up the Campbell's Bunny Sundress that I started at SOAF with you many moons ago. . .See you in July!

cmk105@aol.com

hersheymom said...

Hi Michie, I am finishing up a Jonjon for my DGS. Its made of a cotton fabric with boats in navy scattered on white. I piped it in navy and white whipped stitch piping and monogrammed in the a dark yellow. I just have the buttonholes and hand work left. Next in line is a white pleated bubble from your line for a Christening. Thanks - Judy

R Turner said...

I am working on a quilt for my Lilly. She has too many summer clothes so I've had to find other projects until the season changes. Love your blog and the free smocking plates.

sunshine said...

I am working on a romper for my 8 month old grandson, George. The material has tiny little trains on it.

c habetz said...

I am in the middle of a colorful bishop for my 5 yr old granddaughter, pretty little baby bishop....I guess this one is just because I wanted to and a quilt for my oldest son and his wife. Thanks for the interesting blogs, free plates, and really cute patterns.

Belinda said...

I am working on wedding togs for three boys for my son's wedding. I love your blog and especially the ones you feature your grandson. I have one grandson and expecting another boy in October!! So it is so nice to see little boy outfits!

Anonymous said...

I am recovering from rotator cuff surgery, and have just started back at sewing and smocking. I am working on a wee care gown, and hope to start on some curtains next. I love your blog, BTW, and read it just about every day. You inspire me!
Mary O

Pam Schneider said...

I am working on the smocking for the little dress we did in pre-day at SAF. It was the advanced picture smocking class. Should have it done soon.

Jennifer said...

I am working on a bishop dress for my daughter with strawberries on it!

Jeannie said...

I am planning a dedication romper for my first grandson.

SewingDaisy said...

I plan on smocking a bishop for my great-niece. Will have to make your #137 with smocked insert. So cute!

Anais said...

I am working on a diaper shirt and diaper cover for my first baby boy who is due July 12th! I am adding shadow embroidery of a classic winnie the pooh on it :)

Sara Yates said...

I am working on a dresden plate quilt and also an angel wing bishop for my daughter.

Kim said...

About to start a smocked jumper/sundress. And then on to fall and winter planning for my little mouse as we refer to her :)

Jena said...

I am about to start a cute ruffled top for my friend's Goddaughter. The top will be mailed to Spain when completed.

Marie chavez said...

I am finishing two birthday dresses for my little ones.

Marliese Thomas said...

I just finished making Children's Corner Lucy (http://bit.ly/LtNyhv) and am finishing smocking on Lyn Weeks's Frannie in white seersucker. Always something in the works!

Shelly Fleming said...

I am smocking my very first bubble for my 1 year old daughter. Shellyfair@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I'm getting ready to smock rocking horses for your romper pattern!
Susan H.

Susie said...

I just finished several appliqued shirts with matching shorts for my grandsons. I have started an appliqued sundress for my oldest granddaughter. It is a sewing filled summer. Love it!

Marmycakes said...

I am very busy making summer play clothes and pj's for my grandchildren. I'm also working on a sweet bishop dress. I would love to win. I love all of your patterns!
Laurie George

Jenny said...

Michie', I just finished Heirloom Dress Pattern #124 and it was beautiful. The fabric was Swiss Organdy and it needed a slip so I used MP Pattern. I will send you a picture of it! I gave it to a neighbor who just had her first baby. She wore it to church and looked adorable in it. I am about to make the tiny pleats on the bottom of my first daygown. I will be working on it today and am looking so forward to it. Love your blog, love your patterns! Jenny G.12

Patsy said...

I have an issue with FINISHING things :) Finally finished two Children's Corner Taylor bubbles. I've got four bishops (#135 and Ellen McCarn) in the works; all the smocking is done, I just need to finish. On the dining room table: Lyn Weeks' Frannie dress (cut out and pleated) and #132 sunsuit mid-trace. The kitchen counter is being used to cut a baby blanket. You (I) don't really want to know how many unfinished projects there are between the laundry room, the study and the craft room :)

Pat said...

I made your pattern 126 for my two granddaughters. I tried to send you a picture of the finished dress, but it did not work. I made the dress out of a butterfly fabric from Fabric Finders and smocked butterflies on the inset. It was just the cutest thing I have made. The girls looked adorable in the dress!

Ryan Hillenberg said...

I'm finishing up a smocked bubble bubble that I turned into a dress. Next up is the actual bubble :)

Anonymous said...

I just finished #123 sunsuit for a little boy. It is blue and white stripes on the bottom; the bib is red stripes and the waistband is white. I need to put the red/white/blue ribbon on the white waistband and voile----we will be ready for my grandson's Fourth of July picnic!

The Hilliard Family said...

I am working on shorts for Lakyn! I am going to make them so they can double as a training pants cover when she starts potty training! Can't wait to see how they turn out.

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