Manic Monday “Sew Retro” Giveaway!

Happy Monday! What better way to start the week than with free stuff? First, let’s announce the winner of The Fashion Sketchpad from our last giveaway. We chose randomly from your answers to the question “Where do you find sewing inspiration?” The lucky winner is Christian C. , who said “I find inspiration from people watching, inStyle magazine, Sew News, Vogue Patterns, and just what I see in stores and what flatters me.”  Congratulations, Christian, and thanks to all for participating!

Now onto another chance to win! Today we’re giving away Sew Retro: 25 Vintage-Inspired Projects for the Modern Girl & A Stylish History of the Sewing Revolution by Judi Ketteler from Voyageur Press.

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Learn about sewing from the 1800s through today, accompanied by fun vintage photography and cute projects (10 full-size patterns), including bags, skirts and pillows. To enter for a chance to win, simply answer this question in the Comments section below: What is your favorite fashion era and why? We’ll draw a winner at random from the responses. Good luck!

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78 Responses to Manic Monday “Sew Retro” Giveaway!

  1. Jessica W. says:

    The roaring 20′s! Art deco and flappers, what’s not to love?=)

  2. Margaret C. says:

    I love the 60′s…maybe it is because that is when I did most of my sewing. My sister and I would babysit, get some money, then head to the store for fabric, sew into the wee hours of the morning and wear our outfit the next day to school!

  3. Gina B. says:

    I love the fifties! I teach high school fashion classes, and my favorite era to teach about is the fifties. Poodle skirts, saddle shoes, pedal pushers, cardigans…LOVE it all!

  4. Christy S says:

    What a difficult question to answer because each era in the 1900′s had is pluses and minuses. If I had to choose one it would probably be the 50′s and mostly because I like the colors and love wearing dresses. I wouldn’t like to LIVE in 1950 though. I would not be a popular wife.

  5. Victoria Butler says:

    60′s!! Loved the hippy influence and the comfort and color.

  6. Jamie says:

    The 70′s. Naturally glamorous by night, totally laid back by day

  7. Laura M says:

    I like so many different styles, that it’s hard to pick just one decade. Late 40s to early 50s really showed off the feminine figure. The sheath dresses of the 60s are so wonderfully simple. But, I also love the funky layered styles of the 80s.

  8. Beth says:

    Loved the 70s. Because that is when I learned to sew and I made tons of clothes. So, whenever I see those old patterns and clothes, I have to smile . . .

  9. Tammie says:

    Love clothes of most all era’s, but especially fond of the Victorian era.

  10. Jolene says:

    I love the 50′s and the 60′s era!

  11. Jean says:

    I love the 40′s. The sweat heart necklines and classy suits. And don’t forget the hats and gloves. It was a time when everyone dressed up. It made all occasions seem special.

  12. JOey says:

    I love the 50s. Love the skirts and saddle shoes with bobby socks. This book is adorable.

  13. Mary says:

    They all have something wonderful about them and some are memorable but we are glad that they are gone. It seems they have a way of working their way back into fashion but just a more modern way–a little mix of old and new. How cool is that?!

  14. Sheila says:

    I would have to say either the 1910′s or the 1940′s era. Love looking all dolled up from the hair right down to the hat, shoes and gloves.Both eras make me feel so feminine.The fabrics in the 10′s were so crisp and white with lots of hand made embroidery and lace.Lots of thought went into the design of the clothes even children’s clothing using the sheerest of fabrics.In the 40′s it was all about what you could make using little to nothing…they had the recycled part down to a T nothing was wasted.Every thing about these two era’s make me want to dig into my stash,design and make something, whether it be the fashionable hat or a baby gown with lots of hand embroidery and lace.

  15. carol says:

    Scince I lived and sewed through the 50′s and 60′s, they would have to be my favorite. Although the 60′s stand out as my all time favorite.

  16. Jeny says:

    I love the seventies! Hemlines were mini, maxi or midi! Crocheted vests! Floppy hats! Patchwork! Mushroom motifs! Earth tones!

  17. Mary Beth says:

    I love the 60s. The clothes were so feminine. I also love the 80s. The over the top fashion designs were so much fun.

  18. Derenda says:

    I grew up with my mom wearing 1950′s fashions and always thought she was so feminine in them. I have searched the internet for the patterns and have a small collection of them. They bring back a lot of memories.

  19. Bethany says:

    I’m torn between Victorian walking dresses and 50s era hourglasses!

  20. Alice says:

    Any era that includes western styles. I love the full tiered skirts and split skirts, as well as, fringed tops and gloves.

  21. Horacestine says:

    My favorite era is the 40′s and 50′s when women dressed with the purpose of drawing attention but left something to the imagination

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  23. I like the 70, It has alot of cool fashions. It all coming back. The bell bottoms, ext.

  24. Lois says:

    The 60′s and 70′s are my favorite! Memories of lace, gauze, relaxed and feminine style.

  25. merilynne smith says:

    It is hard to say, as I like every period of fashio history. Each has special things to offer! I particularly like the New Look of the 40s and 50s.

  26. Rose says:

    I love the fashion of the 60′s as I remember making my first long dress, and since then I love long loose flowing dresses.

  27. Judith Marshall says:

    I love the 50′s. I was brought up in the 50′s and can remember some of the styles. It’s really fun watching today’s fashions take on a 50”s edge to it. I still can’t believe I wore those tight pedal pushers as they were called back then. Memories are great and I want to find a cute pattern from the 50′s.

  28. wanda johnson says:

    I love the retro stlyes of the fifties. The fitted waistlines and the shashes. I still enjoy making the evening gowns from that era.

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