Thanks everyone for entering to win a signed copy of Sew Retro! I loved reading what people are planning to make this summer. I am most impressed that a few people are going to make swimsuits! And as it turns out, some of you are going to be making babies, after all. (I, however, echo the "no more, thank you" sentiments of some commenters.)

So, I grabbed a winner at random, and it is Abbi, who says that she is going to make a new wardrobe that suits who she is. Yay!

Abbi, I'll be in touch shortly about getting the book & bonus vintage handkerchief in the mail to you. Thanks everyone for entering. I'll be giving away more books, so please stay tuned!

Oh goodness, it’s June. I’ve been absent for so long, the only thing I can think to do is to give some stuff away!

So first, I’m giving away one of the patterns from the book. It’s the Tea Party Tablecloth. I confess, I haven’t had an actual tea party since I was about 5 and used to have them for my stuffed animals. However, I have had numerous gatherings where having a very cool tablecloth like this is the hit of the party. It’s the perfect size for a card table.
To get it, you’ll need to download two files. The first is a PDF of the directions (direct from the pages of the book). The second is a PDF of the pattern piece. Happy sewing!

Secondly, I’m giving away a signed copy of Sew Retro. It’s been a while since I’ve done a book giveaway. I will throw in a vintage handkerchief too (I buy them like candy at flea markets).

To enter to win the book, just leave a comment below about what you are going to make this summer (a party dress, hummus, a necklace, a baby . . . whatever)

I’ll choose a winner on Monday, June 11th at 10:00 EST (or thereabouts).

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It's going to be a great summer . . .