Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 10, Win a Pattern Pack from Serendipity Studio!

Welcome to Day 10 of the Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways! It’s been a great run so far, as we work toward the final day the prizes just get better and better. Before we move on to today’s fabulous prize, let’s reveal the winner of yesterday’s super-great prize!

Yesterday Caroline Hulse was featured from Her new dress pattern, the “Out and About Dress” was offered as a giveaway. The lucky winner is Darcie! Check your email for details on how to receive your prize if you happen to be Darcie. Thanks to everyone for their great comments.

DSC 0612 200x300 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 10, Win a Pattern Pack from Serendipity Studio!Today we’re featuring the episode starring Kay Whitt of Serendipity Studio. Kay is a designer, expert sewist and all around fantastic lady. In her episode she provided tips and tricks to for working with sheer fabrics and demonstrated the tips while stitching up a cute party dress.

Photo 225x300 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 10, Win a Pattern Pack from Serendipity Studio!Kay is the author of several books including Sew Serendipity Sewing Workbook, Sew Serendipity Bags and Sew Serendipity.  She has also designed and drafted a variety of sewing patterns. From her delightful bags to her charming frocks, these patterns are super fun to sew. In the fall of 2013 she introduced 4 new patterns: Ramona Wrap Dress, Zip to it!, The Jordan Jacket, and Fashion Formula Skirts vol. 3. All of these patterns are available at Serendipity Studio, be sure to pop over and check out all of her sewing patterns.

Today two lucky people will win two of Kay’s patterns! All you have to do to win is answer the following question in the comments section below:

What is your sewing pet peeve? Do you despise darts? Does ironing get you down? What’s the one sewing task that you just can’t stand?

We’ll choose two lucky winners from the answers and email to inform them of the win. Watch for the winners tomorrow and be sure to keep checking back over the next few days as we count down to the Sew it All TV season 7 sneak peak on March 1.

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153 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways: Day 10, Win a Pattern Pack from Serendipity Studio!

  1. Gayle says:

    I really dislike altering patterns.

  2. Enis says:

    Hemming pants is the worst. Soooo boring! My second least favorite sewing job is replacing buttons. There is always a pile of items needing both of these fixes in my sewing studio. Every now and then I get in the mood and get them all done in one sitting. The best part about this is knowing its all done — til next time!

  3. Donna Allen says:

    I like almost all aspects of sewing, I really can’t think of anything about it I dislike. I guess the thing I would say I dislike is completing the project and realizing my fabric choice just doesn’t go with the pattern. I once looked like a clown in the outfit I made. I do love loud bright colors but you have to be careful how you combine them.

  4. Chris Waechter says:

    I dislike fixing ready to wear for my friends.

  5. Barbara Selvage says:

    Sewing button holes

  6. MC says:

    I dislike the cutting out part. I am very impatient, and that seems to take forever with no gratification.

  7. MARY STOTT says:

    Someone using my fabrics scissors on paper.

  8. I hate putting on bindings They never look neat.

  9. Doreen Reidt says:

    my pet peeve is that many times as soon as someone finds out that I can sew they ask me to hem all their pants because I would enjoy it!

  10. Cynthia T. says:

    I hate to baste! It seems like such a waste of time but….it is sometimes essential to the outcome of the garment.

  11. Donna Klug says:

    My pet peeve is hand-sewing / basting. I am not patient and my stitches are never even.

  12. Cheryl Rogers says:

    My biggest challenge is altering the crouch and thigh areas on pant patterns. I love Kay’s patterns and books and would like another to add to my collection.

  13. Debbie Atkinson says:

    My pet peeve is making a crazy mistake and having to use my BFF, the seam ripper!

  14. Stacy McCracken says:

    I dislike winding bobbins so much that I taught my son how to wind them for me!

  15. Cheryl Rogers says:

    Altering patterns for slacks. Especially the crouch and thigh area. Ugh!

  16. Marge Bowman says:

    Definitely messing something up and having to rip it back out. And I’ve done this twice on same project. NOT happy!

  17. Dorothy Murray says:

    My sewing pet peeve is realizing I have to rip out an error and do over. Darts are a pain to move to fit. I don’t mind ironing, like how it makes items look finished but we live in a parsonage and my ironing board is in another room. Even though we have button hole attachments, I still don’t like doing them. However it is easier now than back when we had to measure and try to get them to look the same. Thank you for the contests!

  18. Cheryl says:

    My sewing pet peeve: I don’t have the space to spread out. Therefore, I spread into the living areas and it feels chaotic. Darts? I always have to increase them and move them. Painful. Ironing consumes time from my creative efforts. I hate to make buttonholes and avoid them whenever possible.

  19. Sue says:

    I despise altering anything readymade, especially if a zipper is involved!

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  21. Lisa R says:

    I hate running out of bobbin thread in the middle of a big design

  22. Debbie Gallant says:

    Biggest pet peeve is making a mistake and having to rip the seam apart.

  23. Donna N. says:

    Getting the pattern to fit me before I can even cut it out.

  24. Jane Meier says:

    Shortening slacks is something I procrastinate about.

  25. Sarah C. says:

    I really dislike hemming skirts and dresses!

  26. Barbara McRae says:

    Don’t like altering patterns ’cause I’m not very good at it!

  27. Carol says:

    Taking OUT a zipper is so much more difficult than putting it in!

  28. Mama Lusco says:

    I adore Kay’s patterns and own all of her books! I despise adding zippers in apparel. They’ve gotten easier, but are still my nemesis. Thank you.

  29. Tina Hanneken says:

    I avoid ironing at all costs. I am getting better now that I bought a better iron….but ugh…the despair! I think it has something to do with my husband having an office job and I need to iron his shirts all the time. :)

  30. Stacy G says:

    My pet peeve is getting almost finished with a hem, etc. & the bobbin thread runs out! ah! Or even worse is if you didn’t realize & you kept going…ha! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  31. Carol K E says:

    My most recent per peeve is not being able to find pre quilted boy fabric. I don’t like pressing, but it is so necessary. Darts very much needed to fit the curves. Love reading comments from others.

  32. Sandra says:

    What is your sewing pet peeve?
    When things do not go according to plan!

    Do you despise darts?

    Does ironing get you down?
    No, I love ironing!

    What’s the one sewing task that you just can’t stand?
    Failure to complete a project!

  33. Judi says:

    I don’t like to rip. I have been sewing for 58 years, since I was 8 yrs. old and I have learned that “As ye SEW, so shall ye RIP.” My biggest issue is narrow shoulders, large bust. I truly love sewing! I would love to win patterns. The Zip to It! looks very interesting.

  34. Diana C says:

    I just can’t get the hang of invisible zippers!

  35. Mary says:

    I don’t really like cutting out the patterns, it takes so long. My pet peeve is ripping out my mistakes. Would love to win a pattern.

  36. Kathren says:

    My least favorite part of sewing is fitting, it took a muslin test dress 3 times to get it figured out for my daughters “little black” dress to turn out!

  37. M. Jane C. says:

    My pet peeve is with bindings. Just when you think it is all going to line up perfectly and one straight seam will do it, something goes astray.

  38. Char Hauser says:

    I had having to take out seams. I am not a fan of darts but know they make the garment. I love to iron, especially as I sew something. The daily give away would be welcomed in my home.

  39. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    BUTTONHOLES…no matter how many I make…I still hate to do them. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  40. My pet peeve: Relearning how to sew. I have grandchildren now and love making them things. I really would love to know how to sew clothing my first few things I have tried didn’t come out very well; lol kind of crooked. I do not care for zippers what so ever, I have so much trouble with them. Thank you for the giveaway.

  41. Lisa Crosbie says:

    My pet peeve is hemming. It always seems like it should be so easy,but I always end up with little tucks!

  42. Kim Leavens says:

    I don’t like doing the second sleeve, LOL ! I guess I get bored easily, but I love ironing, and hand sewing my quilt bindings, go figure!

  43. Carol says:

    I always dread cutting out the pattern. I am so ready to sew that I want to get started immediately and this always takes up so much time to me.

  44. Lisa Marshall says:

    My pet peeve – having to leave an enthralling project just because I really need to get some shuteye.

  45. Melissa says:

    My sewing pet peeve is hemming.

  46. Jill Hebda says:

    Making a muslin! I know it dramatically improves my final product, but I hate using that time and fabric for something that will never leave the house!

  47. My pet peeve in sewing is bindings must be completely bound — hate to see something peeking out of the binding. Darts don’t really give me a problem (now they probably will, since I said that). I love to iron — makes everything look so polished and crisp. The part of sewing I don’t enjoy is trying to get fabric to lay down square and straight to cut — not enough table, too much fabric, fabric on the bolt crooked, salvages don’t line up, etc.

  48. Finding a method for the loose threads that I cut away from the fabric has failed for me, and the threads end up on the floor and everywhere. I despise sweeping and putting everything away after a sewing session.

  49. Janet Williams says:

    I love your patterns and your website.
    Would love to win some patterns.

  50. Jill says:

    my biggest sewing pet peeve? creating time in my day to make it happen! when I can do that, I am golden.