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 . . .
6/2/2012 01:37:16 am

Im making outfits for my little girl this summer...and maybe one or two for myself!

6/2/2012 01:42:58 am

I am making a summer blouse using Liberty fabric. I can't wait to get it done.

6/2/2012 01:52:27 am

Ha! make a baby? I'm done with that (maybe I should have a hysterectomy just to be sure). A dress is at the top of my list, it's just soo intimidating.

6/2/2012 02:10:31 am

I adore that tablecloth! my daughter outgrew her ikea kid's table so right now I've got nothing suitable for it, but SOMEDAY I will so be making that. As for this summer: currently making a dress for myself, and if it comes out and fits (so far so good) I'm using up my fabric stash and making one for every day of the week. SERIOUSLY.

Shara green
6/2/2012 03:22:31 am

My summer is starting with 70 travel jewelry rolls for a drill team! Hopefully I'll get time to complete another quilt =)!

6/2/2012 05:41:10 am

I plan on making sun dresses galore! And using the leftover fabric to make unique throw pillows. Can't wait to try the table cloth!

6/2/2012 07:37:03 am

I have not sewn since I was a girl. I would not even know where to start. I would like to do this kind of stuff, but feel completely lost when I think about it. Maybe I do need a book to motivate me...lol

6/2/2012 08:00:24 am

Colette Hazel in1930 reproduction prints.

6/2/2012 08:52:21 am

I'm in the southern hemisphere so it's winter here, I think I'm going to make myself a long-sleeved button down blouse when I get a bit of time later in the month

6/2/2012 09:23:21 am

I'm not a clothing sewer per se, so I will be spending my summer handstitching a couple of heirloom white cloths for my d-i-l's.

6/2/2012 02:21:27 pm

I want to make my son a quilt.

jane glover
6/2/2012 08:39:10 pm

curtains for my granddaughters garden play house!!(along with a lot of other things!)

6/3/2012 04:38:54 am

I'm planning to make pants and shorts w/ Colette patterns!

6/3/2012 12:46:51 pm

This summer I'm going to make some paper mache projects hopefully!

6/3/2012 10:59:15 pm

Finishing a grandmother's flower garden quilt, from my daughters old dresses, all flowers and pretty summer colours

6/3/2012 11:19:13 pm

I'o going to reinvent myself with a cute wardrobe that finally suits who I am and how I feel about myself.

6/4/2012 05:01:50 am

I'm going to make some room first, by ridding my apartment of projects I'll never work on. That will give me the mental bandwidth to work on something great. (The tablecloth is adorable)

6/5/2012 10:27:18 am

I plan to make homemade salsa, quilts, bags/totes, and maybe knit a scarf!

6/6/2012 08:22:29 pm

I am finally hoping to sew my first swim suit.Wish me luck.

6/7/2012 10:33:43 pm

This summer I hope to finally get to some of the quilts I have been putting off because of custom orders. Oh and a baby would be nice too.

6/7/2012 10:37:31 pm

I'm going to make cute little dresses for my girls. And I just know they would lice a table cloth like yours for their play area. Thank you!!

6/7/2012 10:41:53 pm

Changes! I am making "changes" this summer. I want to create more (no, not babies ~ done with that!), recycle used to usable again, sew, and get serious about that beach cottage.

I'm really excited!

Thank you for the opportunity to win! Good luck everybody.


6/7/2012 10:53:38 pm

I'm making a new swimsuit! It's desperately needed!

6/10/2012 06:53:15 am

I am making a baby actually :) and sewing a baby quilt!

6/10/2012 09:45:42 am

I really want to make some curtains for our family and living rooms. Then dresses for my girls.

6/11/2012 03:19:19 am

I have a bunch of Bible Covers to sew and skirts for my girl.

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