Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 10

Hello everyone! Welcome to another day of fabulous giveaways! Thank you all for joining in the discussion on refashioning yesterday. I love refashioning clothes, especially old ones that have sentimental value, or something that would otherwise have been tossed out.

Yesterday’s winner of Just For the Frill Of It by Sonya Nimri is Susy Jones! Congratulations Susy! Please email with your mailing address to receive this cool prize.

We’ve got even more great garment projects coming up for you. Nicole Smith showed up for Season 6 to teach us how to make a wrap skirt from a regular skirt pattern. It’s super easy and wrap skirts are easy to fit, easy to wear and comfy!

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Speaking of easy garments, check out the instructions from last season’s guest, Julie Tierney, and make a cool coat from an upcycled comforter in episode 508: Coat of Many Layers.

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Today’s prize is a skirt and hair wrap pattern from (former guest Jess Goldman) Bananafana!

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways   Day 10All you have to do to enter to win this super chic pattern is answer the following question in the comments section below: Do you alter patterns?

Knowing some basic pattern alterations opens up literally a bazillion new options. Have you tried it?

Remember, every day you enter to win a prize, you’re also entered to win the Grand Prize: a copy of Sew it All TV season 5 on DVD! So keep entering!

Good luck, one winner will be announced tomorrow, along with the next prize!


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60 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways – Day 10

  1. Lori Felber says:

    Some, but I don’t sew a lot of clothing; mostly quilts

  2. Cathy Unger says:

    I have been sewing for over 50 years..
    Few dresses now and then… Mostly quilts.. I guess more joy.

  3. Cathy Unger says:

    I’m have a back issue and making a skirt light weight and a good fit. Yea..

  4. Deena Shepard says:

    Constantly! Grandkids always want the latest in whatever is going around and there are no instant patterns for that. Take the basic and improvise!

  5. Patricia Hersl says:

    Not if I can help it. Last one I bought was altered for me by the designer. Doesn’t get any better than that!!

  6. Darlene M. LaMaster says:

    I’ve always altered patterns…I tend to use them more as suggestions rather than something to replicate…

  7. kelli says:

    I tend to alter skirt patterns along with quilts & purses.

  8. Vonda says:

    yes I alter as needed or just for looks. On one of my first sewing jobs I had was at a Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi I altered the uniforms I learned a lot from this. Now I just sew for my grandchildren or friends.

  9. Carol K E says:

    I alter patterns mostly in the bust area as I need to cover the ladies.

  10. Kathleen C says:

    The first time I altered was a shirt for my new husband in 1975. I had been sewing for 10 years. I thought , how hard could this be? He was over 6’2″ and 250 lbs. I knew I had to add length of about 5 inches. The next challenge was the chest, he neck was 20 inches. I forgot to factor the neckline when adding to the chest area. Yep, you guessed it! My first attempt would have been a great cover for the front end of his truck. I was so upset and embarrassed. But being a good sport he said he could wear it as a jacket. Days later, to our surprise, someone stole it from his truck. We still laugh about it today.