Aunt Maggie’s International Giveaway!

A few days ago FedEx delivered a surprise package from my Aunt Maggie. I received my first surprise package from Aunt Maggie at age 7; a large box filled with homemade Barbie clothes including a wedding dress! Through the years Aunt Maggie tastefully perfected her hobbies of sewing, crafting, cooking and home decorating to impressive heights, and I’ve known very few people to be as talented, industrious and thoughtful as she is.

You might guess an unexpected package from Aunt Maggie is a good thing, and my anticipations swelled when a gorgeous piece of virgin wool popped out upon opening the tightly packed box.

 Yep – the box was loaded with gorgeous fabrics inspiring my first blog giveaway!

Take a look below:

1.    2 and 1/2 yards (60″ width) Black and White Virgin Wool plaid. Maggie sent me 5 yards and I’d love to share half.

IMG_12802.  1 yard (55″ width) hot pink wool  I’m not sure the type but it’s perfect for a pencil skirt!

3. 2 1/2 yards (45″ width)  red and off-white silk taffeta


4. 2 1/2 yard (60″ width) beige/camel wool. This is very, very heavy wool. Perfect for the North Pole.


5.  2 yard (44″width ) white pique


6. 2 2/3 yards red/white/blue. I’m not sure what this is other than a stiff linen blend.


7. Brand new Butterick 5850!  I was so excited about the recent $1.99 sale that I accidentally ordered 2 :)


8. Vogue 8766. I received a duplicate pattern when I signed up for the Craftsy Sew the Perfect Fit class.


9. Vogue 8786. Ugh…… I bought the wrong size and couldn’t return it.


10. Out of Print – Vogue 9607  I found this pattern in a box of fabric and have no idea where it came from. Very pretty, but it’s not my size!


11. Vogue 8491


12. Vogue 8381


Lucky Thirteen! I’ve never worn these and I never will :) Kate Spade Size 6


14. 50 Yards of hem tape – 2  25-yard pieces


All patterns are unused. To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below  indicating which items you’d like by Wednesday April 10th . Winners will be selected by a random drawing and announced on Thursday, April 11th at Noon EST.

Happy Saturday!

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196 Responses to Aunt Maggie’s International Giveaway!

  1. Anna Hinkle says:

    Such a generous giveaway! I would love those orange shoes, but alas, they are not my size. My second choice is the black and white wool. Thank you so much for the chance, and I enjoy seeing what you have made, I think my favorite is the lime green knit top from the Mood fabric.

  2. Joy Mays says:

    Hi, I would love to throw my name in the hat for the size 6 Kate Spade shoes. My step daughter
    would be so thrilled!!!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity! Joy Mays

  3. Carolyn Wynn says:

    Hi, Sarah. How wonderful to have an Aunt Maggie – and for you to share some of your patterns and material – (and even beautiful shoes!) I am interested in the 2 Vogue patterns (9607 and 8786) and the 2 1/2 yards of red and off white silk taffeta. Please add my name to the giveaway mix. Thanks.

  4. How nice it is to have a generous aunt! I envy those with big families, but glad you are blessed in yours. I don’t care if I receive anything, but it’s always fun to get a surprise package.

  5. amy mayer says:

    First of all I have to comment on how much I LOVE your blog–you sew beautifully , have a great eye for style but yet your presentation is not intimidating to those of us who are inspired by your efforts. Thank you. This giveaway is “sew” exciting–my faves in your stash are: I LOVE the black and white wool plaid-classic!, the pink wool-very current color for spring this year, the beige wool-great sophisticated coat color, white pique -beautiful crisp summer shirt ahead, B5850-so me!, V8788-classic, V9607 still fashionable with such potential and the V8491–love the jacket dress combo–another so me!

  6. Patricia Hatfield says:

    I wish I had an Aunt Maggie! I would love the black and white wool plaid, second choice heavy beige wool. Thanks for generously sharing.

  7. Karen Walker says:

    Would be oh-so-happy to receive Vogue 9607. Love the skirt’s dropped yoke, and in-seam pockets, too. What a nice design!

  8. Nancy Sartanowicz says:

    Lucky you to have a wonderful aunt who must have been a mentor for you. I would love the Vogue pattern 9607 for a dress – in fact I have just the fabric for it…

  9. Mary Deeter says:

    A box from Aunt Maggie is a treasure indeed! Thank you for sharing! I would love the Vogue 8786 pattern…I just fell off the wagon with the latest Fabric Mart email and that would be the perfect style for a specific fabric. I also wouldn’t turn down Butterick. 5850. I would love either the black and white or camel/beige wool. Thanks again! Mary

  10. Marguerite says:

    What a wonderful aunt! I have one if my own that taught me to sew when I was 9 years old! She’ll be turning 97 this summer ! If I do win you could send me the heavy wool. Thanks!

  11. Connie Sessions says:

    What a wonderful, loving generous Aunt!! She must love having you to share her passions with! I would love to have the Vogue 9607 pattern. It is so much fun and a warm hug to receive surprise packages in the mail.

  12. angela says:

    Love that linen! Vogue 8491 is a pretty great pattern too! Had a great time looking at your haul. Thanks for sharing.

    Sure is great to get a suprise package. I have an Aunt who sends packages too. I got a package of zippers, hem tape and binding last time. Sure is nice to have that stuff around when I am sewing. Now I don’t’ have to make a run to the store every time I need some thanks to Aunt Judy and her generous suprise package :)

  13. Anna Mae Jones says:

    What a fantastic package you received. I would like to win No. 9 (Vogue 8786) since it IS my size!! Thanks for the opportunity and have a great day!

  14. Wow! This is an amazing give away. I think I would like my nieces to have memories of care packages sent from me some day. I have begun to teach them to sew, sew . . . they would be the perfect recipients of my better, stash overflow. Thanks for inspiring me, and I would love to be put into the running for those beautiful Kate Spade shoes.

  15. sewingaddict says:

    What a wonderful aunt! I remember when I was a little girl going to visit a friend of my mother’s and she gave me a Barbie doll wedding dress as well!

    You are so kind to share your haul! I would be delighted to receive the 2 1/2 yards of red and off-white silk taffeta. I sure wish I could wear those lovely shoes, but I am a size 6 1/2. C’est la vie! Enjoy sewing all your lovely new fabrics – I look forward to seeing what you create.

  16. Brenda Everett says:

    Wow! How lucky for you! I love the black and white plaid, the red and off white tafetta, the pink, and the heavy wool (since I kind of live at the north pole a.k.a Western New York)! I also like Butterick 5850, Vogue 8766 and the vintage 80’s-ness if Vogue 9607-reminds me of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. The shoes are gorgeous but would not fit me, but WOULD fit my oldest daughter perfectly! Happy Saturday right back at ya!

  17. Sharon says:

    The black & white virgin wool is fabulous!!! It’d make great coat/cape style.

    Thanks for sharing all of your learnings with us in the sewing blogosphere. You are such an inspiration to all of us!

  18. Rachel Busby says:

    How fun! I remember getting fun packages from my Aunt Rosemary. I follow the same tradition and send fun Spring and Summer packages to my nieces and nephew. Who doesn’t love mail, right?! I am in love with the beige/camel wool. Your blog is an inspiration to me and my sewing room. Thanks!

  19. Ann says:

    Hi there! I would love to snag the white pique if I luck out! Enjoy the rest of your gift!

  20. Chrysanthemum says:

    I love following your blog… Which i was alerted to by my daughter who sews EVERYTHING. So refreshing to see what you sew.
    I’ve been immersed in quilting lately, but you have inspired me to sew for myself again…
    I’d love the Vogue 9607 pattern. I have a pencil skirt cut out and will start it this weekend!

  21. Penny says:

    I’ve been looking all over for black and white wool plaid to make a Burdastyle jacket!

  22. lauriesannie says:

    I positively love the red pink and white taffeta.
    I am in awe of your sewing. I started sewing many years ago b/c I couldn’t afford the clothes I wanted unless I made them myself. But I guess that’s how many of us started. Such a shame you couldn’t wear your lovely blue lace on Easter. But it’s going to warm up this week. Thanks for such a great blog.

  23. Sarah says:

    First I must say how much I enjoy your blog. Has given me many great ideas. I would be happy to win the vogue pattern 8786. Thanks for sharing
    Sarah H

  24. Karin says:

    I live in London, so you might not want to send abroad, and I would understand that. If you are considering over seas contestants, put me down for the beige wool. The still cold weather here makes it appealing!

  25. Caroline Lazzara says:

    I love sending surprise packages and what a generous spirit your Aunt Maggie has!! I love your blog and continue to be impressed by everything you make. I love the black & white….a million possibilities!

  26. Ana Sullivan says:

    I would love to be in the running for the hot pink wool and the Vogue 8766 pattern.

  27. Wendy says:

    Wow! Thanks for being so generous. I would love that white piqué, I have a black and white patterned piqué that needs some plain white to set it off. If Aunt Maggie would like to adopt me as a niece I am available :)

  28. Marjorie Devlin says:

    Love your blog and you’ve been quite an inspiration!! Upon your recommendation I bought Lynda Maynard’s “Sew Fit” course and loved it!! I also purchased the Style Arc Elle pants pattern… They fit wonderfully!! Thanks for sharing your sewing experience with the rest of us!!

    Your aunt is wonderful to share her love of seeing and fabrics with you. I love the Vogue 8786 and the white piqué would be wonderful for a blouse!

  29. Candice Knight says:

    We have a lot of the same patterns, and I, too, have a duplicate of the Craftsy class pattern.
    That being said, I would dearly love this one: Brand new Butterick 5850!
    How nice to have such a sweet and generous Aunt.

  30. Fara says:

    What a wonderful thoughtful aunt you have! I would love to have the Butterick 5850 or 9607 and I would love to make something from your black and white virgin wool.

  31. Norma Coe says:

    What fun!
    I would enjoying having the “Tanner” lace.
    I have friends named Tanner and would have fun making something for them.
    Many thanks,
    Norma Coe

  32. Norma Coe says:

    Regarding “Tanner” lace ….Corrected email address…

  33. Anne Martin says:

    I would love the pink wool and Vogue 8766. First time poster. Love your blog and have told a number of people about it. Would love to meet you. Do you feel like a celebrity?

  34. Teri says:

    What a fun box. If I had to pick, I would pick the white pique. It would make a great little cardi I think.

  35. Leigh says:

    How fun! I have a friend who sends me little and sometimes big surprises like that whenever someone from her side of Oregon travels to my side. I’ll throw my name in the hat for the hot pink wool and V8786.

  36. Marsha says:

    Will your aunt adopt me as an honorary niece? I’d love a chance to win numbers 1, 4, or 9.

  37. Karen Ailsworth Kinzer says:

    How generous of both your aunt and you!
    I like the beige camel wool (this year winter is never ending in Wisconsin, and I hope that sewing a heavy wool now would be like forgetting your umbrella and making it rain- maybe if I pretend hard enough that I am NOT ready for spring, it will come!), Vogue pattern 8786, or the hem tape. Would you like us to pay for shipping?
    Thank you!

  38. Carolyn says:

    Please don’t enter me in the contest, I was just wondering what you kept from the box since you are sharing such lovelies!?!

  39. Julie Starr says:

    Aren’t our aunts treasures? I have one that, truth be told, I am more like than I am my mother. It’s been a running joke between us for years. She and my uncle just celebrated their 50th anniversary – I was their flower girl, and it was such a special get together. You’re very generous to share Aunt Maggie’s gifts. Those Kate Spade shoes would go great with the Lily Pulitzer fabric I just bought online, although I haven’t picked a pattern yet! I am also a size 6, so please put my name in the hat for those. Thanks Sarah! Can’t wait to see what you make.

  40. Sarah Jo says:

    The hot pink wool–please oh please! I plan to take Diane Rupp’s sewing class you mentioned a couple months ago and this would make a fun skirt for a gray day.

  41. Suzanne Parker says:

    I would love the Vogue Pattern 8687. It’s exactly my size. Your treasure are wonderful. After looking at the other responses, I see other people have already spoken for the pattern. So, oh well. Love your blog and I’m going downstairs TODAY to vacuum and clean out my sewing room. It has become a storage facility for golf clubs and spring is coming, I hope. That heavy wool would be nice if no one claims it. I live in northern Michigan. So maybe a nice little jacket?

  42. Suzanne Parker says:

    So, throw my name in for the heavy wool. I see that’s how it is being done. Thought it was a first come first served. You will keep me busy through my summer months off from school. YAY!

  43. Beth Duncan says:

    I don’t mean to be greedy but I would love to have some of the hem tape and that gorgeous plaid wool. What a lucky niece you are!

  44. Katy ONeill says:

    What a fun give away! I love #7. I’d love to win #7, 14, 8, or 1.


  45. kathi giumentaro says:

    ENTER ME PLEASE. What a great Aunt you have and a great giveaway. Please sign me up for the hot pink wool or the black and white virgin wool. Thank you so much.

  46. amy says:

    any of the black & white plaid wool, red and off white sick taffeta, butterick 5850, or the hem tape would each and all find a good home with me. what a fun package!

  47. Yvonne says:

    I’d a piece of the black and white plaid wool. Thank you.

  48. Tiffany says:

    Wow, you and Aunt Maggie have great taste in fabric! Please toss my name in for 1 (black/white), 4 (wool; I’m from Canada, thick wool is great!), 6 (linen), 8 (pattern 8766)… and the shoes! They’re my size, my mother’s size, my sister’s size… Shoes have to be defended carefully in my family. :)
    Crafty aunts are wonderful! Both of my mother’s sisters are wonderful with sewing, crochet, embroidery, etc. I actually embroidered a tablecloth passed down through my aunt that belonged to her mother-in-law, who had purchased beautiful embroidery flosses but never got around to it. Wonderful linen that’s hard to find new now. I used the cloth as part of my wedding decor.

  49. Hayley says:

    Great giveaway! I would love any of the wools or the linen.

  50. Cheryl Marsh says:

    What a nice Aunt you have. Please submit me for the Black and white wool.
    Thank You.

  51. Nancy Miller says:

    What terrific treasures. I would love the Vogue 9607 pattern.

  52. Andrea says:

    What a fun Aunt! And a generous giveaway. I can see myself in the OOP Vogue 9607, or the striped linen. That would make a pretty summer skirt!

  53. TracyK says:

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful things. I would love to have the red and off white silk taffeta or the black and white wool plaid.

  54. Jennifer Massie says:

    Please add me to the drawing!! Thank you!

  55. Deborah R Penner says:

    I would like to win the Vogue 5850.

  56. ikkinlala says:

    How generous! I love that beige/camel wool.

  57. Anna says:

    Wow, you are one generous lady!

    I’d love to win 6, 4, or 5. Fingers crossed, and thanks so much for the chance!

  58. Janine Whisler says:

    Ohhh, how fun! My favorites are 6, 7 & 10. I am sort of addicted to patterns & I love the old and new…. but the fabric is gorgeous also!

  59. G says:

    I’d be grateful for any of the wool fabrics! What a generous giveaway, thank you!
    Ghainskom at yahoo dot com

  60. Vanessa says:

    Thank you for sharing your surprise gifts! I would love to make a pencil skirt from that hot pink wool. I had the chance to see Sunni’s fuchsia skirt ( at the American Sewing Expo last fall and have been thinking about pink pencil skirts ever since.

    That said, I would also love the hem tape and Butterick pattern!

  61. Lucia says:

    Thanks for sharing your aunt’s generosity! If I win I’d love to receive Butterick 5850 or fabric #1, thanks!

  62. CarmencitaB says:

    Hello, thanks for the great giveaway! I wouldn’t mind the red off white silk tafetas.

  63. laurahoj says:

    Oh, you have some gorgeous things in this giveaway! I’d love the black and white wool or the pink wool.

  64. Pam Campbell says:

    Vogue 8786 is a very pretty pattern. That camel wool would make a nice warm jacket. All your prizes are wonderful. I love reading your blog. Your clothes always look so elegant and well suited to you.

  65. Joy says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Just wanted to say that I also received TWO of the Perfect Fit patterns. Wonder if everyone did.
    I would like the white pique, if it is cotton. I’m allergic to all wools, it seems.

  66. Sarah says:

    Wow! Butterick 5850 is on my wish list. :0) My second choice would be the back and white virgin wool; it’s gorgeous. Thanks!

  67. 365 Dresses says:

    I see that all of us who have endured an especially cold and gray winter are interested in winning the heave beige/camel wool. Add me to hat list as I haven’t been warm since January! Also I love the red and white silk taffeta and the red, white and blue linen. I like the last one o much that if I don’t win it, I might just make my own with alternating stripes of red and blue zigzag stitching! Jeannie

  68. Bruna says:

    Your aunt sounds brilliant! And you seem to have inherited some of her generosity:)
    Please put me in the hat for the beige wool and/or the Butterick pattern, thanks!

  69. 365 Dresses says:

    Sheesh, I misspelled my web address in the above comment!

  70. Sheri says:

    What a fantastic give away! I would want the white pique. I got a Brother embroidery machine for my birthday, and I’m making monogrammed dresses for girl babies in my family. I would use the pique for collars.

  71. Joyce in NC says:

    Thank you for your generosity. Please enter me in the giveaway for the Black and White Virgin Wool plaid, Vogue 8786, and the 25 Yards of hem tape.

  72. Susanna says:

    Such great give away! :) I’ll try my luck on the hot pink wool. *crossing my fingers*.

  73. Mollie Bobo says:

    What fun! I would love to sew #1-black and white plaid wool, #5 a white piqué, #6 red/white/blue linen. You are inspiring all of us to share that stash that just keeps building with others!

  74. Beth says:

    How very generous of Aunt Maggie and you! I would love to put my name in for the Black & White wool or the Vogue 8786. That is a style I would wear a lot and alas is my size. I think I even have a dark grey double knit that would make up beautifully in that style.

  75. Mary M says:

    Wow, this is such a generous giveaway. :)
    I would love to be entered in this. My choices in order would be : hot pink wool, white piqué, hem tape, red white and blue fabric and finally the vogue 9607.
    Tha you!

  76. Joyatee says:

    Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway! I’d love a chance to win #’s 2,3,4,5,6,7, 9, or 14. Unfortunately, my shoe size is slightly bigger, or I would have loved the sandals, too! :)

  77. Vicki says:

    OOh, April 10 is my birthday so I am feeling lucky. How about B5850 or the classic V8691. Or better still your Aunt? Thanks for sharing !

  78. Sara says:

    This is such a generous giveaway! I love the black and white plaid as well as the heavy camel wool. Canada may not be the north pole, but in the winter it’s still pretty darn cold!

  79. Sara says:

    What a generous giveaway! I would love the black and white plaid or the really heavy beige wool. Canada may not be the north pole but in the winter it’s still pretty darn cold!

  80. sewbusylizzy says:

    I adore the new Butterick 5850! I think that would be perfect on me (in my humble opinion). And I found your Vogue peplum top instructions in the envelope you sent me – I will try to get to the post office before I leave for London but if I don’t manage that it will be the week I return as I have some days off work then. Sorry I have been manically busy at work getting ready for a month off!!!

  81. Kristina S. says:

    Beautiful items! I would love to be in the running for the 1 yard (55″ width) hot pink wool or Vogue 8786! Thanks for the opportunity!

  82. JanMade says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! It’s all lovely. I’m partial to the fabrics and my petite daughter would look very stylish in the Kate Spade shoes. They are two sizes too small for my big foot!

  83. Heather says:

    I do live (almost) at the north pole where we STILL have snow on the ground. I could definitely put the #4 wool to good use.

    Those Kate Spade shoes are fantastic, but alas my feet are too big.

  84. Beverly says:

    What a generous give-away! I would like to be entered for: white pique; red & white silk taffeta; hem tape. Thanks!

  85. Ella says:

    Oh wow, your aunt is so cool and generous, and so are you! Please enter me, I’d love the V8766 or the V8381. Thank you!

  86. Candy De Leon says:

    Wow, this is such a Great giveaway.
    I would love to enter the giveaway I will love to receive the vogue out of print 9706!

    Love , Love it!!!

    Thank You!

  87. Susan brown says:

    Thank you for the give away. I would like to in for the 8786 pattern

  88. Martha Hughes says:

    I would love to have the 9, Vogue 8786. The give-a-way is a wonderful way to share your love of sewing.

  89. Mary Beth says:

    I love Butterick 5850

  90. Judith says:

    With my climate heading towards the winter months, the first piece of fabric (Black and White Virgin Wool plaid) would be well appreciated. I also love the look of the pattern Vogue 8766. Thanks for this generous giveaway – your Aunt Maggie sounds like a wonderful person to have in a family … J

  91. I’d love the white pique and the kate spade shoes for my wonderful daughter in law. What the heck, throw my name in for the heavy wool as well! Thanks- just finished the Susan Khalje couture dress class at your suggestion. Learned so much!

  92. Teresa says:

    How thoughtful of you. The vogue pattern 9607 is my size and I’d love the white pique fabric.

  93. danvillegirl says:

    I am interested in Vogue 9607 and the white piqué.

  94. Alice David says:

    What a lovely Aunt you have, and she would be pleased to know that her niece also has a very generous spirit. I would love to have a play around with the red,blue and white linen – I love these classic colours.

  95. Melissa says:

    LOVE the b&w plaid as well as the hot pink wool – such gorgeous fabrics!

  96. Susie-Homemaker says:

    LOVE the b&w plaid and the hot pink wool – gorgeous fabrics!

  97. Mary Russell says:

    I love the black and white plaid wool and the tanner lace.

  98. Jennifer Reemeijer Quick. says:

    Vogue 8491 and the black and white wool plaid to make the jacket would be lovely, but I live a very long way from you and I wouldn’t burden you for the postage…just a wish :)

  99. Valerie says:

    Hmmm! so many goodies! It is very nice of you to share your Aunt’s gift. Please put me in the draw for the Beige/Camel heavy wool.

  100. I would love to win either the shoes, the black and white wool, or the hot pink wool—or any of it really! This is such an amazingly generous giveaway!

  101. Lene Bolton says:

    Please thank your Aunt Maggie on my behalf – even if I don’t win – the excitement of selecting a possible fabric/pattern is wonderful. Anyway, should I be a lucky winner I would love No1 the black and white plaid wool. I live in Perth Australia and here it is almost impossible to purchase quality wool fabric especially if it is not a basic plain colour. Our temperate climate and lack of home sewers goes a long way to explain that. Thank you so much for this give-away! Lene

  102. Eileen Roether says:

    Please V 8786 Have a stash large enough to last for the rest of my life !?!?!? Thanks for the chance

  103. SewingElle says:

    How wonderfully generous of you! I would love the hot pink wool, V8786 or the red white and blue linen.

  104. marcela says:

    Hello, I would llove to have the number 4 caamel wool. It would be perfect for short coat with knitted front that I’m planning to do. Thanks for this giwaway and for your great blog!

  105. Isis says:

    Hi from Vienna!
    I’d love the Butterick 5850 pattern. It’s so beautiful!
    I love your blog :)

  106. redambition says:

    What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you! I think your Aunt Maggie is fabulous!

    I would love the hot pink wool – yes, I think it needs to be a pencil skirt. It’s beautiful!

  107. Hi from sunny Florida! I am fairly new to your blog and love seeing what you are stitching up. You are such a fun and beautiful little spark and I thoroughly enjoy your talented spirit. I am in love with the red/white/blue linen blend and the white pique looks like a good complement. By the way, I had an Aunt Janie!

  108. joen says:

    My favorites are the pink wool and Vogue 8491, however, what sewer wouldn’t love to receive a box of fabric and patterns not to mention shoes! it’s Christmas and your Birthday rolled into one!

  109. Holly Clifford says:

    Hi from Nova Scotia: I too enjoy reading your blog, especially now as, having broken my left wrist, I’m confined to a cast for at least four more weeks. What a pain . . . on “sew” many levels! One of the wools would be lovely to receive for making into something cozy for fall/winter, and I promise to send photos of the final product. Thanks for thinking of us all, and thank-you too, to Aunt Maggie!

  110. millie says:

    beautiful items !!! great of you to share.i would love the butterick5850 or the Vogue 8491.thanks!!!!

  111. Corinna Williams says:

    Love the Kate Spade shoes! They just happen to be my size :)

  112. Anne Maskell says:

    Thank you so much for the chance at such a fabulous give away! Your Aunt is very generous, and you are so kind to share with us. I have to admit that I would love the pink wool to make a jacket for my little granddaughter, or the red and off-white silk taffeta to make her a party dress. Have a lovely day, and good luck to everyone!

  113. Almeda says:

    Easy to see generosity runs in your family. How kind of you to play this surprise forward. The hot pink wool or Vogue 8786 pattern would be great to have. Actually, any item would be a welcomed gift. (Except, those beautiful Kate Spade shoes would not fit my size 11 feet. :) )

  114. Jacq says:

    Hi Sarah, just a quick note. I nominated you for The One Lovely Blog Award/Very Inspiring Blogger Award. My apologies if you’ve received it before, but yours is one of my very favourite blogs and I wanted to reflect that on my list. Happy Sunday. Jacq x

    PS – Your giveaway is incredibly generous – please don’t include me, I have too much of everything!

  115. Bobbi says:

    I’d like to be entered for either the Butterick 5850 or the Vogue 8381 please.
    What will you be making out of your half of the black and white? I’ll bet it will be great!

  116. Marylynn McLaughlin says:

    Thank you for the opportunity – I so enjoy your blog. I would like to be entered for the hot pink wool blend as well as the white pique. Thank you.

  117. ozlem says:

    I loved black an white plaid wool. Patterns also really nice.

  118. says:

    Flatterly will get you everywhere!!!  Thanks,  A. Maggie

  119. Iryna says:

    Thank you, A. Maggie! The giveaway is amazing!
    My first choice would be Vogue 8786 pattern, then hot pink fabric, and then hem tape.
    The Craftsy pattern I have, and the gorgeous shoes – if I could only shrink my feet from 8 down!

  120. ClaireE says:

    What an amazing giveaway! Could you add my name into the hat for the hot pink wool and Vogue pattern 8766

  121. Hi, what a great giveaway. I love your style and I love you blog and even if every time I open it my computer freeze for a few seconds i don`t give up :) and I still read it every time is coming something new in my RSS feed.
    As for the giveaway I would love to try the Butterick 5850 and the Vogue 8766.
    Thank you

  122. Oh my word, your Aunt Maggie is an absolute treasure. And how kind of you to share. The wool plaid is delicious as is the red/white/blue linen…both of which I can envisage in my wardrobe. I have my fingers crossed!

  123. Joan Lastovica (organdy) says:

    What a nice post for me to read. I am a grandaunt who sends packages with books, patterns, cloth and notions to my only grandniece who sews, receiving lovely thank you notes in return. It is a fine tradition! Were I to win the hot pink wool, I would fashion a fine wearable! Thanks for the opportunity.

  124. Jsews says:

    Well, the shoes are not my size, so I would love the piece of black and white wool or the V8786 dress pattern. Thanks for sharing!

  125. staciethinks says:

    I would love a hot pink wool pencil skirt! Thanks for the share.

  126. Suzanne Egger says:

    What fun – I would love the black and white wool.

  127. Jacqui says:

    Wow what a generous Aunty! Amazing giveaway Sarah! Love love your blog! Don’t need to be entered for anything!

  128. Jennifer Massie says:

    Sorry I forgot to list what to sign me up for. I would love the plaid material and the shoes. Thanks so much for making it fun!

  129. Wow! Talk about spring cleaning. And I wear a shoe size 6, so please put my foot in the ring for those gorgeous shoes. If more than one option, V8766, white pique, and beige wool.
    Thank you for your blog; it was the first sewing blog I came across and served as a jumping off point for my own garment sewing.

  130. lisa g says:

    what a great aunt, and how generous of you to give some of it away! so many lovely items here, you can put me in the running for #1, #2, or #8. thanks for the chance!

  131. Jacquie says:

    Hello from Lower Hutt, New Zealand. I have been following your blog for a little while as I love the idea of sewing my own clothes and trying not to buy RTW. You are an inspiration and I love your style. Patterns are expensive to buy here in NZ so I would love either B5850 or V8786 and am happy to pay postage. Thank you to you and your aunt.

  132. Jan says:

    How generous of you to share! Like Aunt, like neice! I receive surprise packages, as in shoes, and lovely photos from my Dad’s lovely wife, my “big sis” and the size 6 Kate Spade shoes would be a perfect fit.for her.
    Also I would enter for the silk taffeta if I don’t win the shoes.
    Thank you ever so much and if I win any, I will pay for the shipping etc.

  133. Lona says:

    Oooh, so nice… please enter me for #6, #3, and #2!
    6 – the linen will be an airy summer dress or long top
    3 – the taffeta will be a knife pleated knee-length skirt
    2 – the pink wool will be a miniskirt with black tights and black shoes

  134. Cindy says:

    I just dialed in to be inspired by your latest exquisite creation, and you’re generously giving away such lovely things! I’d like to enter for the beautiful vibrant rose pink wool because I adore (OK, crave!) that color and it’s so rare to find such a lovely saturated shade. Also count me in for the black and white plaid and the Vogue pattern with the dropped waist. Thank you for the opportunity to participate!

  135. Pam says:

    I love the vogue pattern 8786. That is just the style I had been looking for. Thank you for all your marvelous posts. I have been so inspired by the beautiful garments that you make!

  136. Gwyn Powers says:

    I really enjoy your log. If I had a choice I would love the pattern 5850. Thank you

  137. Rosalia says:

    What a wonderful give away! I would absolutely love the shoes, they are gorgeous and I would love to wear them this summer! In the event the shoes are taken, then I would love the pink fabric, to make as you suggested a pencil skirt. Last but not least, in the event these items are taken I would love the white pique fabric – I have the perfect pattern for it! Thanks so much for your generosity, I absolutely love to read your blog.

  138. Frances says:

    How exciting! Hot pink wool for me. I just love pink :-)

  139. skaapie says:

    Ooh, how exciting! Please enter me for no.2 – the hot pink wool. I love pink!

  140. Rosy says:

    oh, I’m in, please! I love all those wonderful fabrics and I would be happy to have any of them … You are very generous for sharing all these wonderful, thanks!

  141. Kate says:

    Your Aunt Maggie sounds wonderful! I would love any of the fabrics or the butterick 5850! What a generous giveaway!

  142. Gail says:

    Gosh, doesn’t a give away bring followers out of the woodwork! I’d love to put my hand up for the plaid or Vogue 8786. Love your blog.

  143. Sofie says:

    Very generous giveaway! I love the pink wool and the butterick pattern… I’d kill for those shoes (the colour, the style, the wedges) but alas not my size! Thanks!

  144. Katie R says:

    I would love the patterns Butterick 5850 and the Vogue 9607! My mother used to send me care packages when I was little, I was always so excited to get a big box in the mail, sometimes she would pack and ship me my toys with little postcards about their travels.

  145. Wow, Sarah, this is an awesome giveaway! I think your Aunt Maggie is my favorite aunt by proxy :)

    I would love to have number 1, 2, 3, or 7.

    Thanks so much!

  146. Marnita Parry says:

    Vogue pattern 8786 or the linen would be lovely.

  147. Isidore says:

    I’m in love with #1! (The black and white plaid wool.) Your aunt is very generous, as are you!

  148. Julie says:

    What a great aunt Maggie, these are great items! I’d make great use of the hot pink wool (2) and the striped linen (6). Too bad I couldn’t fit my big toe in the shoes, I LOOOOOVE Kate Spade!

  149. LLADYBIRD says:

    What an amazing giveaway!! I’d love to throw my name in for the hot pink wool – I can’t seem to get enough pencil skirts these days :)

  150. Heather says:

    How awesome! I would love those shoes, just my size!

  151. Angelica says:

    My mom reads your blog on a weekly basis. I think she would love any of these items:
    1. black & white fabric would be perfect for her to make herself a jacket
    2. pink fabric would be perfect for a skirt
    3. the shoes are her size and she would love them

    Thanks for your generosity and your aunt.

  152. Tina says:

    Sarah – I love your idea of a surprise giveaway! I’ve been lurking reading your blog ever since you started your RTW fast a couple years ago, and am very inspired by the clothing you’ve made – so stylish, but still modest and classy, the perfect trifecta! (But truth be told, I’ve been just as inspired by the clothing items you have “re-fashioned”, and have completed a couple refashions myself because of it.)

    If you still have room to throw more names in the hat, I’d love Vogue 8381- it’s such a cute dress pattern! I probably have more fabric than I need, so will hit enter quickly here before I am tempted to say how great the first two pieces of wool are………… strong, self!!!!!!


  153. angela says:

    Hi there. I am “crushing” on your mandarin dress. Love, love, love!! My 2013 fabric fast restricts me from buying any new fabric (I’ve fallen off the wagon once already). But there is nothing that says I can’t enter a giveaway for the chance to win a luscious piece of yardage to satisfy my cravings. Please toss my name into the hat for the following: the hot pink wool. Which goes with nothing in my wardrobe and that’s why I must have it. Everyone needs a piece that “zhooshes” things up. The white pique, because summer is just around the corner and whites usually last for a season. And I want to make a white peplum top.

  154. Beth Rothfuss says:

    I love a give away. Thank you for being so generous. I would love the red/white/blue linen and/or the Vogue 8786. Love your blog, you make the cutest items.

  155. Barbara says:

    Hi Sarah, That Vogue 8786 is too cute. I’d like to throw my name in the hat for that. And can I give you my address so Aunt Maggie can send me something so wonderful! Don’t you just love when you get a box of fabric at the door.

  156. Javie says:

    Wow. Awesomely generous giveaway- can’t go wrong with fabric and patterns! I love the black/white wool, the Butterick 5850 or the shoes (my size!). Enjoy the spoils of your box!

  157. Oh my how generous of you and your Aunt. Thank you for hosting this amazing giveaway.

    I have plenty of fabric and patterns (I am restraining myself very well don’t you think?) but the hem tape would be wonderful please, if I’m lucky enough to win something.

    Thank you again.

  158. I would love the black and white fabric. The hot pink, the hem tape or any of the fabric. Of course I’ll take any thing I can get. The larger size patterns are too big and the shoes too small

  159. twotoast says:

    Oooh! how exciting – and who can resist fabric and patterns? Not me, that is for sure! I love, love, love the hot pink wool, and the two vogue patterns (8786 & 9607). Being somewhat cuddly – either would ‘fit a treat’!)

    Most generous of you!!

  160. Karen says:

    Your Aunt Maggie sounds like a dream relative. When I hear about clever, creative, thoughtful people like this, it inspires me to do the same for someone I love! And your Aunt Maggie clearly loves you! Okay, down to business – please enter my name for numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Any one of them would be a thrill for me!

  161. Jessie says:

    Happy blogiversary. Have really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing all your gorgeous creations. Count me in for the beige wool (#4)… love me some wool!

  162. joezgal says:

    Happy blogiversary. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your gorgeous creations. Count me in on the giveaway for the beige wool (#4). I looove me some wool!

  163. Karen G F says:

    Lovely Kate Spade shoes – being a size 6 may prove lucky indeed!

  164. Lisa says:

    Wow what a giveaway! If you’re prepared to send all the way to New Zealand I’d love a chance to win the shoes, or the pink wool, or the hem tape or the vogue pattern No.8. I wish I had an Aunty like that!

  165. sewamysew says:

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, so generous! I’d love #4 and #7. Cross fingers.

  166. Sam says:

    What an amazingly generous giveaway! I would love to be in with a chance for the black and white wool, Butterick 5850 or Vogue 9607.

  167. Carly says:

    I would totally take #7 and #10 off your hands.

  168. Lela Wilson says:

    Beautiful fabric!! Please enter me for the OOP Vogue 9607. PS – The orange lace dress is Gorgeous!!! Love it.

  169. birdmommy says:

    I would love to win the Vogue 8786 pattern. It looks like it would make some beautiful summer dresses.
    Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  170. Ruth says:

    How generous! I’d love to have the beige/camel wool. Or the hem tape.
    I really enjoy your blog, and it gives me the courage to try more difficult things — and wear them in public.

  171. All the fabric is beautiful and as a fashion design student I would be grateful with what I receive.

  172. Lila LaCroix says:

    I would be interested in the drawing for the white Pique and also the Vogue Pattern 8786.

    Grateful for any happy surprise!


  173. Laura says:

    Thanks, Aunt Maggie! I would love to be in the running for the black and white plaid or pink wool, and Vogue 8786 since it’s my size. Thanks!

  174. Cal says:

    Wow! That is one nice package you received. I have been reading your blog for several months now, although I am not sure if I ever commented before. I wish I would be able to swear off buying most clothes, but I have not yet the skill to do that. I can sew for the children, but so far, whenever I have made items for myself there is always something lacking, all due to fitting issues I am trying to solve, as well as getting used to the pattern sizing. Recently I made a pair of pants that are too tight and a skirt that is too large, and they are both in the need to alter/fix pile right now. I need to work on a proper muslin and find exactly how to fit my body. I have a nice little stash of patterns and fabric ready to be attacked into submission, and made into wearable garments. It does not help that I really enjoy natural fibres and am always fearfull of cutting into the nice fabrics.
    Anyhow, from your wonderful list, what I could definetively use in my adventures, and would fit my needs are any of the following:
    1. 2 and 1/2 yards (60″ width) Black and White Virgin Wool plaid. – beautiful!
    2. 1 yard (55″ width) hot pink wool . I would actually make a pencil skirts, something I have been thinking about for a while. I just returned to work after a 3 year hiatus and down here Fall is in full swing.
    3. 2 1/2 yards (45″ width) red and off-white silk taffeta. I would afraid to cut into this, but it is so beautiful, and my colors.
    4. 2 1/2 yard (60″ width) beige/camel wool. I love wool, and there is a wonderful wool fabric producer near by, that I drool whenever I see their fabric for sale.
    5. 2 yard (44″width ) white pique. Versatile!
    14. 50 Yards of hem tape.
    Unfortunately the patterns are either not my size or not suitable for my body type, so I must pass up on these. The shoes rock, but again, would not be able to wear them! Love the color though.

    Thank you for the wonderful sharing of goodies.

  175. Crissy Hall says:

    What a wonderful aunt! I would love to have the beautiful red, white and blue linen blend fabric. Lovely!

  176. Lynn says:

    You inspired me to take the crafty class. I hope to have results like yours. I would like the butterick 5850 pattern or the pink wool if I win. Thanks so much for your blog!

  177. AJW says:

    I would love the beige/camel wool. And I LOVE your new lace dress — it is a stunner. Beautiful fit and very creative use of lace — you are an inspiration!

  178. Josie says:

    Beautiful lace dress and great fabric choices.

  179. Cathy says:

    How very generous of you! I wasn’t going to enter because I’m a newer sewist, but since I just can’t get #3, the red and off-white silk taffeta out of my mind, I’m in.
    I’ve gotta say, the pink wool is a stunner too!

  180. Fiona says:

    Hi Sarah – Do you think Aunt Maggie would like to be my aunt too? She sounds awesome. On the basis that you inspired me to enter into my own RTW fast for 2013 and that I’m currently debating my pledge for Me Made May 13, I hear the siren call of the hot pink wool as it’s nearly winter here. But I wouldn’t say no to your Vogue Craftsy course dress pattern either. Thanks for being so generous with your time and inspiration.

  181. Carol S. says:

    The shoes are my size, but I have to admit, I’d never wear them either. Would love to put my name in the hat for the pink wool, as I’ve just perfected a TNT pencil skirt which I’m working on version 3 of. The beige/camel wool as I’ve got a coat pattern I’d love to make and warm coats are needed in carless NYC. And the white pique. The only pattern I’d use I already own as I’ve signed up for the Craftsy fitting class and have been thinkign about an all lace version, Maybe I’ll do my first dye job too.

  182. AmyLou says:

    What a generous giveaway! The shoes are in my size, and my favorite color! Sign me up. :) IF not that, then #7, Butterick 5850. Thanks again! You are such an inspiration.

  183. Mary-Ellen Williams says:

    What a lovely idea to share your loved but not needed fabric, patterns, and a pair of Kate Spade shoes. Recently new to sewing I am having so much fun learning and shopping and taking classes. I would love to have the black and white plaid wool or red and off white silk taffeta or the beige /camel wool. The shoes wood almost be to much to hope for but I will, I would the shoes for for my size 6 feet.

  184. cindy says:

    Oh my goodness, this is just so generous of you! Well, since you asked and all – and since I’ve already started planning what I’d make with everything! – the black and white plaid wool for a coat, the hot pink wool (because, sady, I wrecked a metre of hot pink cashmere that I cut for a skirt this past winter – still crying over that!), the taffeta because I’ve fallen totally and completely in love with it and will make either a gorgeous full skirt or Butterick 5850 ( which I just bought myself!), the white piqué would be great for a summer jacket, the beige and camel wool for a coat because at times it FEELS like the the North Pole here in the Great White North, and the Kate Spade shoes because I adore orange and I’m a size 6, and rarely do the stars align to find both of those in the same shoes!

    Thank you so much! Btw, I just love reading your blog!

  185. Hi,
    Enoy your blog. I would like to sign up for the hot pink wool and the red and off white tafetta. Thanks for your generosity and to Aunt Maggie too. ;o)

  186. Donna Kazakos says:

    Another UK reader here. First just to let you know what an inspiration you are to fellow sewers like me! Aren’t these fabrics just beautiful, how lucky you are, and so generous to share. Your recent lace projects are fabulous especially the orange! I have just made my daughter a lace skirt for her 25th birthday. Recent rises in postage costs from the USA will prohibit sending fabric here, I frequently lust after Mood fabrics but they don’t send here! However I still enjoy your posts and daydreamed about projects from the fabrics. Keep up the inspirational posts.

  187. Dawn says:

    I’d love to win the hot pink wool.
    Thanks for your generosity.

  188. Toni says:

    I would love either the hot pink or b/w wool. What a very thoughtful thing to do.

  189. ~JackieVB says:

    Vogue8491 is quite nice – it’s beyond my current skill level but that won’t stop me from trying. Thanks for offering this!

  190. Jan says:

    Do you think Vogue 8766 view B would work made out of seersucker? Do you have a pattern for a dress for seersucker?? Vineyard Vines has a really cute wrap dress with your favorite ruffles ;)

    • Jan,
      My apologies for replying in such an untimely manner. For some reason I just saw your post! I think Vogue 8766 would be very cute in seersucker – I have some pink and white seersucker that I’d like to make a dress with. Great summertime fabric!

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