Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 7!

Welcome to Day 7 of our giveaway series to celebrate Sew it All TV season 4 airing on PBS September 1st!

Thank you all for joining the discussion about Project Runway yesterday! I got a lot of votes for Ven as the favorite with Sonjia a close second. I must say, Ven’s pink rose top from the first episode was so striking, I still think about it! There’s a new episode on tonight!

Congratulations to yesterday’s winners of the book DIY Couture: Create Your Own Fashion Collection by Rosie Martin: Maria Kievit and Bonnie! Please email to receive your prize!

Learn more about creating your own fashion collection and running a fashion show from none other than Project Runway season 9 contestant Fallene Wells in her Sew it All TV season 3 episode “Forever Fashion.”

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Today we’re giving away a copy of Christine Haynes‘ book, Chic & Simple Sewing. The book shows you how to make modern, stylish and fun clothes you’ll want to wear every day. You also get full-size patterns to make the more than 20 garments, including a classic shift, A-line skirt, and figure-flattering wrap dress.

(Check out Christine’s season 2 episode and learn to make a raincoat from a shower curtain: “In the Trenches.”)

Get another chic and simple (and free!) sewing pattern from season 3 guest Ellen Switzer, who demonstrated how to draft a pencil skirt pattern and then adorn it with quick-and-easy ruffled roses in her episode, “Dart Details.”

To enter to win this prize, answer this question in the comments section, “When was the last time you made a skirt?”

Was it for yourself or did a family member request one from you? The last time I made a skirt was in college, unfortunately- and it wasn’t even for me! Share your skirt stories with us here and maybe win a prize for it!

The Day 7 winner will be announced tomorrow, along with the Day 8 prize! Good luck and have a great Thursday! icon smile Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 7!

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 7!
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112 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 7!

  1. Cheryl says:

    The last time I made a skirt? Welllll, let’s see. I am now a size 20 so I would say when I was a size 12.

  2. Kelly Preciado says:

    Its been several years since I made a skirt. I need to make a couple for an upcoming vacation.

  3. zapper45701 says:

    Last summer, but not for me.

  4. susie brann says:

    I made a pretty pink flat waisted skirt last week. It has a hidden zipper and tiny kick pleat. It looks great with my cotton summer tunics.

  5. wendy says:

    I made a skirt about a month ago for a 6 month old baby girl. I took a pair of my kids old jeans (boys 6 month size), cut them off below the back pockets and attached a two strips of girly fabric. I came out really cute. It was a great way to upcycle some old baby clothes.

  6. Pamela Johnson says:

    I actually love making skirts. Once I can get a pattern adjusted to me, they are fun and simple to make. And they make me feel pretty. I make them all the time.

  7. Sue Winnie says:

    Last time I made a skirt was for myself as a nurse. Many years ago. Can,t tell you when. I do alterations and no one gets skirts any more. They are easy to mix and match

  8. Norine says:

    I made a skirt about 5 years ago. I saw a really cute one at the mall and decided to copy it. I made it by duplicating a “J” type pattern piece 8 times, stitching them together, adding a zipper and it was done. It was very cute. The bottom of the “J” pieces made the skirt a fun twirling skirt to wear!

  9. natali says:

    Never, still need some sewing practice before I venture into garment making. Hopefully in the near future though and this book would be a great help :)

  10. Mary says:

    I made a Calvin Klein skirt in the 80′s!! more recently, I have made skirts for my granddaughter’s dolls.

  11. Vanessa B says:

    hehehe, the last time I made a skirt was about 10yrs ago…a summer skirt for me :-) Thank You!!!

  12. Sylvia Johnson says:

    The last time I made a skirt was in the 80′s. It was one of those learn to sew patterns.
    I could not put the zipper in right. I still have trouble with zippers.
    I love the skirt pattern on the cover and I would also love to make the raincoat since I live in Washington state. It rains here a lot!

  13. kathleen says:

    Made one a few weeks ago for my granddaughter and will be making more as school has begun. I have been sewing for my daughters, too.

  14. Barbara says:

    The last time I made a skirt was a short circle skirt for Roller Derby (for myself) out of an adorable knit that had words like “pow” and “kaboom” on it, so I’d feel like a superhero on the track :)

  15. Amanda Barrett says:

    I made a pencil skirt July 25th, 2012 for a family friends adoption day. I got the inspiration from Episode 307. Love the burrito roll!!!!

  16. Patti Avery says:

    The last time I made a skirt was about 18 years ago. It was a purple plaid flannel long skirt that I wore with a purple jacket. I learned to sew from my mother. I still enjoy sewing and even though my mother has some difficulties sewing, she still enjoys helping me fit the clothes I make.

  17. Diane Jettinghoff says:

    I used to make them all the time, but it’s been about 2 years since I last made one.

  18. Amy says:

    About a year ago. I made a wrap skirt with fabric I originally meant for pants. I have two more hunks of fabric earmarked for skirts.

  19. Susan More says:

    I’ve made about a dozen skirts over the past 2 weeks. Not for me…but for 18inch dolls. Gearing up for Christmas and I have a list of 6 girls that I make doll clothes for.
    Just finished the skirts out of denim a doll and child favorite.

  20. Phyllis F says:

    I made a skirt for the Simplicity ASG pattern contest a few months ago.

  21. Jeanne says:

    I haven’t been doing much fashion sewing for a number of years but I am ready to start again because what I find in the stores doesn’t fit my taste or body! I really can do it, I used to be a sewing teacher! I would love to have this book with current methods and patterns!

  22. Roberta Schultz says:

    It’s been a while for me too! I don’t get a chance to wear them all that often, so I don’t
    make them.

  23. Dana says:

    The last time I made a skirt was in June. I made one for each of my 3 three granddaughters. A simple gather of material, a t-shirt, and a button for the flower which I attached to the t-shirt. So cute!

  24. BJMarley says:

    My most recent skirt sewing was at the request of my daughter. We repurposed some t-shirts to make a skirt.

  25. Sheri Cadorette says:

    Last month. I made a skirt as part of a costume for a rodeo clown.

  26. Lynne says:

    The last time I made a skirt was June 12. In fact – I made three and have 2 more to make. LOVE them! I also have 1 skirt for my daughter and 1 for my granddaughter to make. They are tiered skirts with elastic in the waist – very comfy and easy to care for.

  27. pat baker says:

    I last made a skirt over 30 yrs ago. Would like to do it again tho.

  28. Nell Able says:

    I made a couple of quick skirts last spring- simple pattern – 4 pieces with an elastic waist. One denim and one linen.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Angela Cianfaglione says:

    I haven’t made a skirt in a while, guess I’m due!

  30. ellen kudron says:

    I have not made a skirt yet. I am brand new to sewing, but I do intend to give it a whirl!

  31. Penny D. says:

    I made a skirt about two weeks ago. My first wrap skirt. I LOVE IT. It’s so comfortable.

  32. Lana McHatten says:

    I have made dresses for my granddaughters when they were very young and have made fleece jackets, but have never made a skirt. I am retired and I’m an RVr, setting up for 4-5 months at a time and carry my sewing machine, cutting boards and all the necessary tools with me. I love to do small quilt projects, and welcome sewing and quilting patterns that are easy to cut and sew while I’m “hooked up”.

  33. Beulah says:

    About 2 years ago… It was a costume used in a lesson for 4th and 5th grade students about the use of quilts as ‘maps’ for the pathway to freedom…great lesson used art, quilting, history, drama….students loved it.

  34. Heather Carroll says:

    I made a matching daughter/mom set last year, but now my daughter won’t wear skirst without shorts underneath.

  35. Barb says:

    Does a poufy tulle skirt for a Halloween costume count? I made it in different shades of purple and came as the purple witch.

  36. Denise says:

    I’ve never made a skirt for myself but I recently helped my 8 year old daughter make her own simple valentine skirt.. Now that school is back in session, my goal is to start making some clothes for myself. I can’t wait to make the Lisette Market skirt.

  37. Sandy says:

    The last skirt I made was for my Granddaughter. I have a great and simple pattern that she loves.

  38. Beverly Belaska says:

    I made 2 skirts last week I prefer skirts to pants

  39. Beth says:

    I finished a skirt yesterday for my 15 year old daughter and she wore it to school today. It was a beautiful sateen cotton skirt that sits right on her hips like she likes, has pockets, and is hemmed to hit her at the perfect flattering point at her knees. So much better than anything we can buy for her!

  40. Jaye says:

    I made a skirt last month to wear to a wedding.

  41. I am still in process of making a skirt white with black flowers for me to wear to church.

  42. Violet says:

    The last time I made a skirt was in 1974 in high school home ec class. The skirt was for myself and turned out fairly nice as I recall. I just bought a new sewing machine so maybe I can finally make another one.

  43. Estella says:

    The last time I made a skirt…in real life or in my head? LOL! I believe it was sometime before my daughter was born. I used to sew a lot in my twenties. I made several things including a suit with matching jacket and skirt. I just bought some fabric to make a couple of skirts, but that only counts when they are done!

  44. Lorna says:

    I am making lots of skirts….for my 9 year old grand daughter and 3 year old grand niece. They are the simplest sewing there is! a couple of side seams. Top gathered and stitched to some 1 1/2 inch colored contrasting or matching elastic waistband. A zig zagged hem…and walla! a skirt in less than an hour that fits perfectly and looks so cute on little ones. And fun when she tells friends, grandma made it especially for her.

  45. Sarah Ehlers says:

    I don’t think I have ever made a skirt! My mother tried to teach me how to sew as a little girl and I loved to make simple things like pillows, stuffed animals, etc. I may have made a skirt back then, but it’s pretty hard for me to remember…That would have been almost 20 years ago! I began working at a quilt shop last year and I began to learn more and more about sewing. I has become a new hobby of mine and I absolutely LOVE IT! I would love to win this book to learn more about making clothing! :)

  46. christine h says:

    it’s been awhile since i made a skirt! probably 10 years :( hmmm guess i need to make one!!

  47. Melanie says:

    Bahahah…I have YET to attempt to make a skirt!! But would LOVE LOVE LOVE to attempt one, one of these days!! Great give aways Sew It All!!! Sew much to love! ;)

  48. amy mayer says:

    actually is was just a couple months ago –I decided to get back into fashion sewing, found a great colored sheet to practice on and lo and behold it came out nice enough to wear out in public!

  49. The last time I made a skirt….
    Hmmm… I guess I have NEVER made a skirt, but I have made a few dresses many, many years ago! I have not worn them for about 15 years or so. I do have on my agenda to start sewing some new dresses for my daughter. This book looks fabulous. I will definitely be checking out how to make a raincoat from a shower curtain! How clever!

  50. Lauren A says:

    Saturday. I made a long fishtail skirt out of spandex for a bellydance costume