A New Giveaway and Demo!

Draping

27 Oct A New Giveaway and Demo!

“DRAPING is the term for using fabric to create a design directly on a mannequin or dress form. It is an essential skill for a fashion designer.”
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As in almost every subject, the possibilities for learning and growing are endless. Sometimes I think the more I sew the less I know, but the good news is that can easily change 🙂

I have always associated draping with ancient Athenian clothing until yesterday upon opening a package from Laurence King Publishing.
I was asked to promote an upcoming class in New York led by Karolyn Kiissel, author of DRAPING, The Complete Course. Laurence King Publishing was kind enough to send me her book as well.

Draping

I hardly know where to begin……….. The book is a 320-page work of art complete with a video featuring 32 tutorials.
After a thorough introduction, the student is led through the progressive stages of draping, each complete with a series of exercises and stylish projects.

Yoke skirts, a Christian Lacroix bustier, blouses, gowns, bias draping, Audrey Hepburn’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress, Nanette Lepore cropped pants are just a few of the garment projects.

While I have not opened the DVD, I have browsed each chapter of this beautiful book illustrated with 1200 color photographs of instructions and finished projects.

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Would you believe one of the projects is a fitted tunic ? 😉

I am enlightened. I am also giving this book away to one lucky winner!

Please leave a comment if you would like to be entered in the random giveaway. The winner will be announced on Friday, October 31.

But there is more.
Karolyn Kiisel will be in New York offering a free lecture/demo on November 4. All of the details are included in the photo below.
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How fun will this be?

I would love to hear from readers who attend this fabulous event!
Many thanks to Laurence King Publishing and good luck to all in the giveaway 🙂

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305 Comments
  • Lynn Pias
    Posted at 13:02h, 27 October Reply

    Would love this book! I have taken to recreating a garment from an existing one, and would love to learn to do this instead! I have to say that I’ve found Stylearc patterns to be the only ones I can depend on for correct sizing
    Lynn

  • Joan G. Partrick
    Posted at 13:03h, 27 October Reply

    I love your clothes, Sarah. I’ve cut my rtw in half since you started blogging. Thanks.

  • Lori Camarata
    Posted at 13:04h, 27 October Reply

    Love the new website! I’m like you, the more I sew the less I know…but I’m resolved to continue learning. Thanks for sharing all that you have learned along the way, your creations are an inspiration! Thank you!

  • Rena
    Posted at 13:05h, 27 October Reply

    Thank-you so much for your wonderful blog and letting us know about this superb book. It looks like an incredible piece of art that I would love to have on my shelves. There is so much in this book to study and learn.

  • Christine Kille
    Posted at 13:06h, 27 October Reply

    The book looks amazing!!! (So does your new blog!). The tutorials look like just the ticket to take my sewing to the next level! Thanks for introducing the book to your many loyal readers!

  • Joan Hedin
    Posted at 13:08h, 27 October Reply

    I love your blog! And I’d love to win that book! Fingers crossed!

  • Holly Clifford
    Posted at 13:08h, 27 October Reply

    I too would love to have a chance to win this book. The Audrey Hepburn sheath is my dream dress! Thank you for sharing the opportunity.

  • Carolyn Holmes
    Posted at 13:10h, 27 October Reply

    I’ve never done draping and am fascinated by how a dress can be pinned into shape on a dress form. I would love to read more in this lovely book!
    You are always inspiring me to keep working out my fitting problems!

  • Martha Fincher
    Posted at 13:14h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to have this book!!!

  • Timea Schmidt
    Posted at 13:14h, 27 October Reply

    Great book, Lots to learn from it. I checked it out on amazon and seems like a very detailed instruction book.

  • Lyndsay Rensing
    Posted at 13:17h, 27 October Reply

    This book looks awesome 🙂
    And your new website looks great!!

  • Dorothy Ferguson
    Posted at 13:19h, 27 October Reply

    Your promotion of this book made me interested enough to want to invest time in learning this technique. Thank you!

  • Carolyn Orth
    Posted at 13:19h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to win this book. Draping is something I would like to learn although I have been sewing many years. I am like you the more I learn the less I realize I know. I think that is what keeps me interested, plus the chance to create. By the way, you have inspired me to make a tunic. I, too, am taking the Bodice Patternmaker class from Craftsy and I thought a tunic would be my first project. I am anxious to see what you come up with!

  • kathie Bennett
    Posted at 13:20h, 27 October Reply

    This is best blog on the web!

  • Marybeth Tawfik
    Posted at 13:20h, 27 October Reply

    Just the ticket … how to make everything actually fit!

  • Ellie WInter
    Posted at 13:21h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to learn draping techniques — it simply goes hand in hand with learning to fit garments. Please count me in on the book give-away and keep up the great posts!

  • Donna
    Posted at 13:22h, 27 October Reply

    The book looks like an excellent resource for draping and fitting to the body. It would be a book that my sewing friends and I would love to share! Thank you for the opportunity to enter into the draw.

  • Rosaline defever
    Posted at 13:23h, 27 October Reply

    I saw this book in my local library. But it would be a great pleasure to have it home. So, i take my chance to win one.
    Thnaks for your blog. It gives me a boost for sewing.
    Rosaline

  • Nelda Basenberg
    Posted at 13:24h, 27 October Reply

    I’m just getting back into sewing after a long hiatus. Would love to have the book to bolster my enthusiasm!

  • Keren Kabbes
    Posted at 13:24h, 27 October Reply

    I enjoy your posts so much! You give me inspiration to try new sewing techniques and the clothes you make are beautiful. Thank you for blogging your sewing experience for us! Please enter me in the drawing for the draping book and DVD course.
    Keren

  • Karla Crane
    Posted at 13:24h, 27 October Reply

    Please sign me up for the drawing!

  • Linda Derriso
    Posted at 13:25h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to learn draping! I am going to sign up for the Craftsy draping class and having this book would be a plus!!!

  • Chris
    Posted at 13:26h, 27 October Reply

    How timely! I will be attending a draping demonstration at my local ASG meeting next week. Would really enjoy having this book!

  • Linda T
    Posted at 13:26h, 27 October Reply

    Wow, I’d love a chance to win the book. Even if I never take up draping–I’d love all the eye candy and how to’s in it. Thanks!

  • Jackie Shepherd
    Posted at 13:27h, 27 October Reply

    Please put my name in the drawing! Would love having the book.

  • Laura Arriola
    Posted at 13:28h, 27 October Reply

    I’ve just completed my year of RTWF inspired by your blog and have learned so much! After coming back to my sewing machine following a decade long hiatus I am inspired by all the available resources today. Good luck on your tunic quest!

  • Whitney Luckenbill
    Posted at 13:31h, 27 October Reply

    i have been eyeing this book for a while now. I would love the chance to win it!

  • Eleanor Schreyer
    Posted at 13:32h, 27 October Reply

    I would totally love to receive this book! I have just purchased a dress form on craigslist. Its former owner was a fashion student who decided on a different career…. And I plan to put “her” (thinking I should give my dress form a name) to very good use. This book sounds like just the tool I would need to get started. Thank you for this opportunity! ( and your inspiration!
    Sincerely, Eleanor

  • diane wittik
    Posted at 13:32h, 27 October Reply

    My local ASG garment group is interested in learning to drape. This book would be an asset to our sewing library!

  • Tee
    Posted at 13:34h, 27 October Reply

    Don’t enter me into the drawing because I have the wonderful book. I drooled over every page!!! Good luck everyone!!!

  • Beth Huntington
    Posted at 13:35h, 27 October Reply

    Oh how I’ve always wanted to learn how to drape. It’s such a beautiful way to get a garment to fit perfectly, hugging all of our beautiful curves so we can feel fabulous in our skin. The book and DVD look like a WINNERS! Thanks, Sarah, for getting the word out and being such a wonderful part of the sewing community!

  • Linda Reynolds
    Posted at 13:36h, 27 October Reply

    I’m so ready to drape! Please enlighten me as well. There are simply too many beautiful clothes to create and too few good patterns from which to work with. Don’t you agree? Would love a copy of this book.

  • Patty Marsden
    Posted at 13:36h, 27 October Reply

    Your website us so inspiring! I would love to win this book! Draping is a mystery to me. I would love to add it to my sewing skills.

  • Lee
    Posted at 13:37h, 27 October Reply

    Yes it would be fun to meet Karolyn in person. Since that is not possible her book would be the next best thing. I like you, find that the more I learn, I realize how much more there is to know! Your blog is very inspiring, thank you.

  • Marcia Clever
    Posted at 13:37h, 27 October Reply

    I believe in fate, Sarah. This book arrived just in time to reignite your faith in the perfect tunic! The book looks luscious and I would so love to win it….

  • Alethia
    Posted at 13:38h, 27 October Reply

    OMG, I would LOVE to have this book…enter me in the giveaway, THANKS!

  • Alicia A.
    Posted at 13:39h, 27 October Reply

    Draping is something that I am still very much a novice at. I would love to have this book!

  • Eleanor Krause
    Posted at 13:40h, 27 October Reply

    I would LOVE to learn how to drape. It sounds so complicated but super interesting. And the book looks great!
    Eleanor

  • Madeline
    Posted at 13:41h, 27 October Reply

    Love your new site! Draping is my next learning technique. I am a bit intimated by the whole concept. It would be great to have a book and a DVD to try it at home before getting hands on experience with a class. Thanks for making this a possibility !

  • Sarah
    Posted at 13:44h, 27 October Reply

    So enjoy your blog. Helps me stay engaged in my sewing efforts

  • amy mayer
    Posted at 13:46h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to peruse through this book! I have always been fascinated with draping–thank you Project Runway–and admired what proper draping can do to transform a garment. This book would help motivate to attempt making my own patterns and play with fabric to work for me, NOT me work for the fabric.

  • Jo-Anne
    Posted at 13:47h, 27 October Reply

    I have always been enamored by fashion design and am quite an accomplished seamstress. I would like to learn draping and this course seems to be especially well done.

  • Marilyn Metz
    Posted at 13:47h, 27 October Reply

    Sounds like a fantastic book!

  • MaryEllen Pendleton
    Posted at 13:48h, 27 October Reply

    Thanks Sarah for this giveaway. I also did not realize that draping involved so many wonderful techniques . Sew much to learn

  • Ellen Sherman
    Posted at 13:49h, 27 October Reply

    What fun this would be, a chance to learn a new skill. I have sewn for over 50 years, and love that I am still learning.

  • Cindy Aymes
    Posted at 13:49h, 27 October Reply

    I’ve heard of draping but haven’t gone down that path as yet. Would love to learn more about it! Thanks for the book offer! Btw, your new site is very chic! Cindy

  • Jill Jacobucci
    Posted at 13:49h, 27 October Reply

    Love your blog and that book sounds wonderful!

  • Eileen
    Posted at 13:49h, 27 October Reply

    Hi Sarah,
    How I would love to win this book! The “wadder” hanging in my sewing closet looks beautiful on the hanger. Perhaps this book could help me figure out which grain line I should have used for the cowl neck blouse. The drape of the cowl neck is beautiful, but the blouse is WAY too small……..then again, perhaps it was not a grain line issue, but a “knit” issue.

  • MaryEllen Pendleton
    Posted at 13:49h, 27 October Reply

    Thanks Sarah for this giveaway. I also did not realize that draping involved so many wonderful techniques . Sew much to learn

  • Christianne McCall
    Posted at 13:50h, 27 October Reply

    I would really enjoy this. It would take my sewing to a new level!

  • Jennifer Quick
    Posted at 13:51h, 27 October Reply

    What a luxurious giveaway, thankyou for the opportunity 🙂

  • Jeannie Crockett
    Posted at 13:52h, 27 October Reply

    Of course, I’d love to win this book! I wish I could go to the lecture, but we’ll be in Paris again for the season. (I know…life is good.)

  • Melanie Lattimer
    Posted at 13:53h, 27 October Reply

    When I started college years ago, I really felt the more I learned the less I knew. I think that is true for anyone who loves to learn.

  • Beth Ward
    Posted at 13:53h, 27 October Reply

    The book looks fantastic. Just checked it out on Amazon and I added it to my wish list. No doubt Karolyn will have a huge turnout. Maybe she could visit Nashville sometime.

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 13:53h, 27 October Reply

    What a great giveaway and an awesome book.

  • Jerilynn
    Posted at 13:54h, 27 October Reply

    This sounds like a terrific book! Please add my name to the drawing.

  • Lu Anne Simpson
    Posted at 13:57h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to have this book. It looks great!

  • Virginia McConnell
    Posted at 13:58h, 27 October Reply

    Love the new website! And yes, please, add my name to the drawing! I would love to have this beautiful book!!

  • C K
    Posted at 13:58h, 27 October Reply

    It looks like a stunning book!

  • Lisa jones
    Posted at 14:02h, 27 October Reply

    Looks like a beautiful & informative book

  • Renee Gibson
    Posted at 14:03h, 27 October Reply

    Draping is a skill I have yet to acquire and the Kiisel book looks like a great way to start!

  • Connie Coley
    Posted at 14:08h, 27 October Reply

    Just looking at the beautiful garment on the cover makes me drool. I would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks for ALL your inspiration!

  • Linda Anderson
    Posted at 14:09h, 27 October Reply

    This book sounds super interesting. I would love to win it.

  • Cynthia Minor
    Posted at 14:10h, 27 October Reply

    Would love to have the book!

  • Judith Freeman Clark
    Posted at 14:11h, 27 October Reply

    I add my voice to all those who have said they’d love a copy of this book! I wonder, also, if there is a book that tells how to add more hours to a day so I can complete my many creative projects… lol!

  • Michele grisham
    Posted at 14:11h, 27 October Reply

    I love your new site and would love a book

  • Joanne
    Posted at 14:17h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to learn to drape! Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks so much and I am really enjoying your blog!

  • Doris Sayer
    Posted at 14:24h, 27 October Reply

    Oh, please add me into the draw for the book, I would love to try this style of dressmaking…

  • EmSewCrazy
    Posted at 14:26h, 27 October Reply

    Ooh like the new blog design! Very classy! Looks like a very interesting book. I’d love a chance to win it. Wish I lived closer to fabulous classes like this!

  • susanne
    Posted at 14:30h, 27 October Reply

    it would be fun and rewarding to learn how to make use of the mannequin that i have of me. Looking forward to hearing about the class soon.

  • Deb Wilkinson
    Posted at 14:31h, 27 October Reply

    Wish I could be in New York, but will hope to win the book instead. Truly, learning never stops with sewing.

  • Susan Martin
    Posted at 14:31h, 27 October Reply

    Draping brings Vionnet to mind. I love the simplicity and elegance of her designs. I t would be great to add this skill to my tool box and winning this book would be a great start. Congrats on the new website.

  • treva
    Posted at 14:33h, 27 October Reply

    Looks very interesting. Wish I could attend the actual class in New York this book would be the next best thing.

  • modistegirl
    Posted at 14:33h, 27 October Reply

    That looks like a very interesting tome! I have tried draping at a two day course and there is so much more I would love to know.

  • Vicki DeVito
    Posted at 14:35h, 27 October Reply

    Who wouldn’t want this book in her library? Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Kathleen Meagher
    Posted at 14:35h, 27 October Reply

    This book looks amazing! Thanks for offering a chance to win it.

  • Nancy Evans
    Posted at 14:37h, 27 October Reply

    I am looking forward to your progression in the fashion world. This book looks like a perfect addition to your education. Anxious to see what you create with draping.

  • JAJ
    Posted at 14:39h, 27 October Reply

    What a great prize! I’ve been thinking about a couple of new shapes to try and this book would help bring them to reality. And I just know that my stash contains several “what was I thinking?” pieces that would be best used as muslins for draping practice!

  • Treasa Antony
    Posted at 14:42h, 27 October Reply

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for generous giveaway.
    Treasa

  • Katalin
    Posted at 14:42h, 27 October Reply

    It looks like a great book. I would love to be entered in the giveaway! Thanks!

  • Traci Porter
    Posted at 14:43h, 27 October Reply

    Thank you for your wonderful blog and thanks for the chance to win this book!! It sounds amazing!

  • Marsha Nikooforsat
    Posted at 14:46h, 27 October Reply

    Love the new look of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this drawing:)

  • Cheralee Stover
    Posted at 14:46h, 27 October Reply

    That book sounds amazing! I am frustrated lately by all of the pattern altering books I have been reading. It would be so, dare I say it, decadent to start from scratch and make a garment that would fit from the start. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Melissa
    Posted at 14:47h, 27 October Reply

    Thank you for sharing your sewing endeavors. I love reading your blog! I’ve been also following Leisa from A Challenging Sew in her trek to learn more about draping. Thank you for a chance in winning this wonderful book.

  • Jane Cartwright
    Posted at 14:47h, 27 October Reply

    This is going to be a real adventure for you, Sarah! Have fun. Love the giveaway.

  • Michelle Moseley
    Posted at 14:47h, 27 October Reply

    Thank you for posting this review I would love to read your comments on the quality of the DVD portion once you get to it. Love the new website and look forward to your posts!

  • Karen Helm
    Posted at 14:49h, 27 October Reply

    I have read other reviews of this book, and it seems to be a good addition to one’s sewing library. Thanks for entering my name, Sarah. Also, love you new “home”.

  • Aileen Rykiel
    Posted at 14:50h, 27 October Reply

    What. Treasure. This would be. A Dream come true to learn the art of draping.
    Sarah, I can’t wait to see the tunic you will make using this book..
    Spanky

  • Debbie Petersen
    Posted at 14:51h, 27 October Reply

    Please enter me in your book contest.
    I love following you. You are a role model for sew many of us older gals that love to sew and enjoy looking good. You do it sew well! Thank you

  • Vancouver Barbara
    Posted at 14:54h, 27 October Reply

    I absolutely love the new format for your blog. It is extremely beautiful and easy on the eyes. Please enter me in the draw for “Draping” – it’s a wonderful book.

  • Claire
    Posted at 14:54h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to win this book. Your blog and style inspire me!

  • Carla Delrose
    Posted at 14:58h, 27 October Reply

    I would love the opportunity to learn how to drape clothing. The book looks fascinating. I really enjoy when u share your outfits with us and think your so brave to commit to not buying ready made.

  • Christin Yingling
    Posted at 15:02h, 27 October Reply

    Oh my! I would love, love, love to have this. I have been under the impression that learning to drape would involve being taught by someone that knows how-as in I would have to take a one-on-one, in-person class and be shown how to do it. Maybe it would be possible to learn via a book & DVD set?! I’d love to try!!! Thanks for the opportunity. I’ll probably look into buying this if I don’t win…

  • Lynette Schmitz
    Posted at 15:02h, 27 October Reply

    I really enjoy following your blog. You are inspiring me to sew for “me” again since my recent retirement. This new book on draping sounds great!

  • Anelise Newman
    Posted at 15:06h, 27 October Reply

    Wow. Even the collar on the dress on the cover is making me drool. I would love to learn something about draping!

  • Debbie Shearer
    Posted at 15:08h, 27 October Reply

    Looks like a wonderful book. I would love to learn draping. Your blog is informative and inspiring.

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 15:11h, 27 October Reply

    Love anything to do with fit! Whether flat pattern or draping!

  • Ramona Walter
    Posted at 15:13h, 27 October Reply

    I am a tunic nut to. I also love the longer jacket. Thanks so much for so much help and information.

  • Susan Morton
    Posted at 15:14h, 27 October Reply

    Would love to win this book! I love your new website!

  • Vicki Gainous
    Posted at 15:15h, 27 October Reply

    I would to participate in the giveaway. I don’t have a draping book in library yet.

  • Margaret Winters
    Posted at 15:16h, 27 October Reply

    That book looks intriguing, especially as it also includes a dvd with instructions — please enter me in your drawing, maybe I’ll get lucky this time around! And kudos to you on your new website, Sarah!

  • Margaret Sampson
    Posted at 15:17h, 27 October Reply

    The thought of doing it is scarey, but you don’t grow unless you push forward.

  • Kathy Fromme
    Posted at 15:20h, 27 October Reply

    What a wonderful prize to win. I took one class in draping in college and would love to learn more!

  • Alyson Thompson
    Posted at 15:23h, 27 October Reply

    I would love this book! The neckline on the front cover has me drooling!

  • alexa
    Posted at 15:27h, 27 October Reply

    I’d love this book. I just got a dress form and don’t know where to get started.

  • Barb Wagner
    Posted at 15:28h, 27 October Reply

    It always puts a smile on my face when I see a new post from Goodbye Valentino in the inbox! You never fail to inspire, Sarah.
    Thank you for offering this fabulous book for a giveaway. It would be a great resource to have in the sewing room.

  • Geraldine Fiby
    Posted at 15:30h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to have this series to learn draping. I have been an avid sewing my whole life, and I would love to learn draping so that I can draft my own designs. I believe learning draping helps with the construction process. Thanks so much for bring this to our attention. Regards geri

  • Rosemary O'Koren
    Posted at 15:30h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to see this book. I have taken Draping classes but I think the video will be better, I can watch it over and over.

  • Pamela Flynn
    Posted at 15:35h, 27 October Reply

    Love your blog, you encourage me to keep sewing! Thank you for the opportunity to own this book!

  • Myra
    Posted at 15:37h, 27 October Reply

    Good luck with your draping education/training Sarah! I too am very interested in draping and currently testing the waters! I would love to have this book, please include me in the drawing! Thanks again Sarah! Good luck to everyone in the drawing!

  • Kaoru Marie
    Posted at 15:41h, 27 October Reply

    Such a fantastic giveaway! I’ve heard so many good things about this book and I would, of course, love to add it to my sewing book collection. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Wanda Stewart
    Posted at 15:43h, 27 October Reply

    Love the new site! Please enter me to win the book. I would love to learn draping.

  • Jamie Bartalamay
    Posted at 15:43h, 27 October Reply

    That book looks amazing. After being a dedicated dressmaker I took a few years off, however your site has totally inspired me to ditch the RTW. Thanks!

  • Elizabeth Lewis
    Posted at 15:43h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to win this book and learn yet another facet of sewing and pattern design. Love to hear about your adventures and accomplishments in sewing. Thank you for being an inspiration to us all.

  • Florencia
    Posted at 15:46h, 27 October Reply

    Hi Sarah! Love your new site! I’d love the opportunity to own this wonderful book! Thank you so much!

  • Michelle Gregorek
    Posted at 15:48h, 27 October Reply

    Thank you for this offer. Sending perfect tunic vibes your way!

  • Karla Bruno
    Posted at 15:52h, 27 October Reply

    Count me in!

  • Robn Reid
    Posted at 15:54h, 27 October Reply

    count me also…I have enjoyed your blog over the last several months…Thank you

  • Gina Flores
    Posted at 15:57h, 27 October Reply

    count me in, please. Enjoy your blog very much.

  • Bonnie Byington
    Posted at 16:01h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to have this book, please add me to the drawing. Thanks!

  • cheri schwartz
    Posted at 16:01h, 27 October Reply

    me, too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KerriMoon
    Posted at 16:09h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to try this. Please enter me.

  • Leigh
    Posted at 16:15h, 27 October Reply

    I’d love to have a copy! Please enter me in the drawing.

  • BiKe
    Posted at 16:23h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to try this. Will be a good source for learning draping. By the way I’m loving your new site. 🙂

  • Martha Ann Murray
    Posted at 16:27h, 27 October Reply

    Oh my, what a wonderful reference it would be – I would love to have it!

  • Margo
    Posted at 16:34h, 27 October Reply

    Wow this book looks great!! Thanks for the giveaway

  • Jinder Thendal
    Posted at 16:39h, 27 October Reply

    I also have been making my own clothes for the last two years, including evening wear. Unfortunately, I have not started by blog which I am dying to do. I read your blog regularly…excellent work!

  • Patty Rossetto
    Posted at 16:44h, 27 October Reply

    Looks like a fabulous book, with great reviews!
    Thank you for all the inspiration you have given to all of us followers?

  • Joy
    Posted at 16:48h, 27 October Reply

    This looks like an awesome opportunity to really push myself to new heights. I wish I lived closer to NYC so I could attend the lecture. This book/DVD set would be the next best thing.

  • Mary S Loging
    Posted at 16:54h, 27 October Reply

    Great product for a giveaway! I haven’t the foggiest idea of how to create patterns by draping so this would open up a new world of learning for me. I would love it.

  • Martha Hughes
    Posted at 16:55h, 27 October Reply

    I’d be happy to be entered in this give-away.

  • Yanina
    Posted at 17:00h, 27 October Reply

    I love your blog! And I’d love to win that book!

  • Bernice Francisco
    Posted at 17:02h, 27 October Reply

    I’d love an opportunity to win this book and DVD. Thank you for a terrific and inspiring blog.

  • Amy Jamieson
    Posted at 17:12h, 27 October Reply

    What a fantastic sounding book with a DVD to enhance the learning. I would love to win this.

  • Wendy Walker
    Posted at 17:18h, 27 October Reply

    Hello Sarah,
    What a fabulous give a way !!! Of course I would love that. Helping me get to the next level
    How generous.
    Wendy

  • Kathleen Chowla
    Posted at 17:21h, 27 October Reply

    What a fabulous book. How wonderful it would be to win this give away.

    Kathleen

  • Joey Drucker
    Posted at 17:24h, 27 October Reply

    I’m 5’0″ and would love to learn how to drape for a petite. It is so difficult buying clothing off the rack and pattern alteration is a mind-boggling experience. As an ardent fan of Project Runway, I see that draping appears to be the method of choice for fashion apparel creation. Thank you for your offer.

  • Joan Holms
    Posted at 17:31h, 27 October Reply

    Loving this site. I have tried my hand at draping with little success, This book would be the perfect way to learn this technique.
    And tomorrow being my birthday and all….

  • Mary Funt
    Posted at 17:41h, 27 October Reply

    I discovered this fabulous resource during my sleeve drafting quest this summer. It is the best draping book I have ever seen. Although drafting a three piece sleeve isn’t covered, the info in this is invaluable to anyone wanting expert instruction. Work you way through it. Even if you don’t want to drape every garment from scratch, you’ll understand how to perfect the fit on patterns.
    I would be interested to know if your DVD plays on a US player. Mine is in PAL format and needs a region free player to view it. Also it would be nice if there was a way to let the entire DVD play without needing to select each chapter.
    Good luck to everyone in the drawing. The lucky will winner will LOVE this.

  • LOIS HAUMSCHILD
    Posted at 17:41h, 27 October Reply

    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS BOOK. ALSO…REALLY LIKE THE NEW BLOG. THANKS

  • Angela
    Posted at 17:55h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to win this book.

  • Shelby Smarte
    Posted at 17:55h, 27 October Reply

    Thanks for keeping us informed about new books, fabrics and your sewing successes and not so successful projects. It’s good to know that you are not alone when something doesn’t turn out exactly as planned.

    Please enter my name into the drawing. Draping is my latest interest and this sounds fabulous.

    Thanks,

  • CarolinasCallin
    Posted at 18:06h, 27 October Reply

    What a great book! The section on the Audrey Hepburn dress and the tunic are worth the price alone 🙂 Would love it! I drape fabric randomly on my dress forms…does that count? 😉

    Love your new look! What an exciting ‘next step’ for you! Thank for sharing your adventures with us, and this book!

  • Lisa Watson
    Posted at 18:08h, 27 October Reply

    I have always wanted to learn about draping 😀

    I’m not in a position to buy any books or courses at the moment, but if I could, I would buy this! Please put my name into the drawing. Thanks.

  • Susan
    Posted at 18:08h, 27 October Reply

    The draping book sounds fascinating. I would love to win it.

  • Mitzi Richardson
    Posted at 18:17h, 27 October Reply

    Thank you for inspiring me to take up sewing again. I’m happily learning my way around your beautiful new website. Would you enter me in the book drawing, please? Thanks.

  • Christine Gibbons
    Posted at 18:23h, 27 October Reply

    Sew inspiring! I love your blog and all that you share with us. The book looks fantastic.

  • Tina Spear
    Posted at 18:24h, 27 October Reply

    Thanks for the opportunity for this draping book. I have taken a Craftsy class on Draping & was intrigued with the whole concept. Would love to win this book.

  • Stephanie Cauley
    Posted at 18:27h, 27 October Reply

    Pattern draping is high on my list of things to learn!

  • Tina Ellison
    Posted at 18:29h, 27 October Reply

    Thanks for a great review as well as the generous offer – I’d be thrilled to add this resource to my sewing library!

  • Sueann Walter
    Posted at 18:59h, 27 October Reply

    Wow, the number of comments is amazing. I would love to win this book and further my learning of draping. The website looks very nice.

  • Rebecca Alzofon
    Posted at 19:13h, 27 October Reply

    Yes! I am an avid reader of your blog, and this great book offer brought me out of the shadows. I do flat pattern design and need to add draping to my skill set. This book is one I had my eye on.

  • Helen Torrens
    Posted at 19:14h, 27 October Reply

    Draping seems to make so much sense. Closer to the way I think and create than flat pattermaking. And I am guessing Kiisel may be showing how to combine the two.

    I so appreciate GV; your stories, resources, tips and heartfelt connection.

  • Gail Tatterson
    Posted at 19:15h, 27 October Reply

    I love learning a new sewing term, draping. It reminds me of when my mother would drag her four daughters through the fabric department at Sears or Marshall Fields and tell us that one of the fabrics had a good hand. Of course we giggled about it then but none of us ever forgot what that means.
    Sewing has stayed in my blood for many years and I’m so happy to find someone out there who also loves it!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 19:16h, 27 October Reply

    This book sounds like a fantastic resource! I would love to win it.

  • Jan Brandt
    Posted at 19:21h, 27 October Reply

    i have always wanted to learn draping, however I am intimidated by it. Even tho I have been sewing for almost 40 years. Would be a great way to start. Thanks for doing this

  • Jean
    Posted at 19:21h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to learn about draping! I’m just beginning to sew for ME again now that my grandchildren think they are too old for my creations! I’m excited to take on the challenge!

  • Elyse Friedman
    Posted at 19:22h, 27 October Reply

    Wow, this looks great! I’d love to learn the art of draping. I’ve always been too intimidated to consider learning how to do it! I would have loved to attend the FIT lecture but am in the Midwest.

  • Linda
    Posted at 19:30h, 27 October Reply

    Well I am used to making things from patterns so it would be very interesting to see a tunic made from draping! I would love a copy of this book!

  • B walker
    Posted at 19:35h, 27 October Reply

    i just recently read an article on the beautiful necklines of the 50’s. Many of them were draped. I would love to have this book and learn to create my own updated wonderful necklines. Thank you for your posts.

  • Anne McClure
    Posted at 19:39h, 27 October Reply

    Oh, how I wish I could be in New York for the lecture!

  • Lucy lowry
    Posted at 19:57h, 27 October Reply

    Right in time for my continuous learing curve…I’ll have to purchase this if I dont win! Thanks.

  • Katerina Filippaki
    Posted at 19:58h, 27 October Reply

    I love your blog (and the new design)! And I’d love to win that book!

  • Cathy Fowler
    Posted at 20:01h, 27 October Reply

    Winning this would be the proper motivation to invest in a dress form!

  • Sewingelle
    Posted at 20:02h, 27 October Reply

    What a great book! Would love to win it!

  • Vicki Maiorano
    Posted at 20:09h, 27 October Reply

    Sounds like a fabulous book. Count me in please!

  • Katie
    Posted at 20:11h, 27 October Reply

    I would love to win the book, fingers crossed!

  • ColorFiberTexture
    Posted at 20:32h, 27 October Reply

    draping is the next frontier for me also! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Deborah Pugliese
    Posted at 20:32h, 27 October Reply

    Is there a woman around who would not want to recreate that Breakfast at Tifinay’s look? Please add me to the list.

  • Paula Hamrick
    Posted at 20:42h, 27 October Reply

    Love to learn about draping! Thanks for the offer.

  • Karen Combs
    Posted at 20:46h, 27 October Reply

    Wow! That bodice/collar on the cover is Amazing! I need this book in my library!

  • Jen O'Grady
    Posted at 20:53h, 27 October Reply

    I’ve always been too scared to consider draping …. maybe this would provide some of my answers.

  • Laura S. James
    Posted at 20:56h, 27 October Reply

    I did not think I was interested in this book until I read what you had to say about it today. Now I’m fascinated, and would love to win a copy.
    Congratulations on the new version of your blog….it looks great!

  • Colleen laschuk
    Posted at 21:01h, 27 October Reply

    Love your blog!

  • Elise
    Posted at 21:06h, 27 October Reply

    Oh boy, would I ever love this book. Certainly no classes about this here in my area so a book like this would be wonderful to have.

  • Adecia Walker
    Posted at 21:07h, 27 October Reply

    What a great book, please pick me!

  • Lori
    Posted at 21:15h, 27 October Reply

    Ooh! That sounds like a fantastic book!

  • Bernadette
    Posted at 21:23h, 27 October Reply

    Sarah, You had me at “Draping: The Complete Course”! Fabulous new address for your blog, and thanks for all that you share. Best, Bernadette

  • Barb
    Posted at 21:23h, 27 October Reply

    So many entries — please add me to your drawing. Would love to have that book! Thanks.

  • Donna
    Posted at 21:24h, 27 October Reply

    Draping is my next sewing challenge to conquer. I would love a copy of this book!

  • StitchWitch (aka Kathleen)
    Posted at 21:37h, 27 October Reply

    I have dress form but still struggle with fitting. Have dipped my toes into draping, and would love to learn more! Please enter me in the drawing for this wonderful book! P.S. Love to read your posts after a touch day at the office; they always make me smile!

  • michelle Frain
    Posted at 21:38h, 27 October Reply

    what an interesting book. I would love this read

  • laurahoj
    Posted at 21:44h, 27 October Reply

    This book would be fabulous for my daughter (and myself, of course) as she is aspiring to be a fashion designer when she grows up.

  • Tiffany Whitehead
    Posted at 21:46h, 27 October Reply

    I’d love to have that book!!

  • Basya Spiliakos
    Posted at 21:48h, 27 October Reply

    Your blog is looking beautiful! I’d love to win a copy of this book. I’m interested in learning how to drape for my ample bosom and bottom.

  • Gayle
    Posted at 22:04h, 27 October Reply

    This sounds like just the book I need. Hope I win!

  • Rhiannon Davis
    Posted at 22:21h, 27 October Reply

    Looking forward to seeing your draped tunic! I also would love to learn draping myself. Please put me in the giveaway 🙂

  • Teresa Biskupek
    Posted at 22:33h, 27 October Reply

    Having returned to sewing on retirement and not sewn seriously for about 20 years my passion has not only being reignited but enhanced by the amount of support, information and quality material available via many sources. I would love to add this book to my library.

  • Mary Lewis
    Posted at 22:36h, 27 October Reply

    Wow! What a treat it would be to add this book about draping to my library! I love your new blog. Thank you for inspiring me.

  • J K Williams
    Posted at 22:36h, 27 October Reply

    Now I know what draping means! Beautiful concept!

  • CStahl
    Posted at 22:39h, 27 October Reply

    Sounds like a timely book to elevate us all to the next level. For so long I wished to go to school but so much is available these days. I would love to win!!

  • kay Montgomery
    Posted at 22:55h, 27 October Reply

    I would like the opportunity to win the book

  • Kay Coon
    Posted at 23:13h, 27 October Reply

    I’m always found draping intriguing! I would love the book!

  • Meg Kundert
    Posted at 23:24h, 27 October Reply

    I just made my bodice sloper by draping and am hooked. I would love to have something I can follow and learn from.

  • Mimi
    Posted at 23:25h, 27 October Reply

    Oh, this looks like a fantastic book as I’d so like to try draping. Or rather, I’d like to try successful draping.

  • Emily Berggren
    Posted at 23:31h, 27 October Reply

    I wish I lived closer to NYC as that is an amazing opportunity for those folks. I’m totally gushing over this book. As a self taught home sewer I am thrilled that such a book exists! Love how thorough it seems. Just like everyone else, I’m keeping my fingers crossed that maybe I’ll will win. Either way, good luck everyone!!!!

  • Marysia Paling
    Posted at 23:53h, 27 October Reply

    Hi there,

    Thank you for the generosity of giving away this fabulous book. I have been wanting to delve into the world of draping for such a long time. This book, with dvd would be a fantastic opportunity to read, watch and learn from this talented lady. Living in rurual Lincolnshire ( UK) with no sewing classes, or even sewing stores means my way of learning more, is indeed through books, on line classes etc.

    How I would adore this book and the chance to add more skills. As my Mother would have said, you are never too old to learn new skills.

    Fingers and toes crossed. Good luck to everyone.

  • Marysia Paling
    Posted at 23:54h, 27 October Reply

    Hi there,

    Thank you for the generosity of giving away this fabulous book. I have been wanting to delve into the world of draping for such a long time. This book, with dvd would be a fantastic opportunity to read, watch and learn from this talented lady. Living in rural Lincolnshire ( UK) with no sewing classes, or even sewing stores means my way of learning more, is indeed through books, on line classes etc.

    How I would adore this book and the chance to add more skills. As my Mother would have said, you are never too old to learn new skills.

    Fingers and toes crossed. Good luck to everyone.

  • Jean OReilly
    Posted at 00:23h, 28 October Reply

    Thanks for this. I would love the book. I am taking a pattern making class at FIT now and love it. My birthday in Nov 4 so I will be celebrating with my husband and sonthat night, any other night I would try to get to the event.

  • Karen Harris
    Posted at 00:31h, 28 October Reply

    I am thirsty for fitting knowledge and this book would be very quenching.

  • Mary Beth Mesrobian
    Posted at 00:41h, 28 October Reply

    I would love to win this book.

  • Anita Barber
    Posted at 00:42h, 28 October Reply

    Love your blog and the beautiful things you’ve made and please enter me for the book.

  • Tiffany
    Posted at 00:48h, 28 October Reply

    I’ve heard so many good things about this book. Would love to win it! 🙂

  • Lene Bolton
    Posted at 00:52h, 28 October Reply

    I would love to win this book. We don’t get many top class sewing teachers to come to Australia. Books and the internet is how most of us learn to sew and to progress our skills.

  • Fran
    Posted at 01:22h, 28 October Reply

    This book looks amazing!! I live in NYC and I’m going to try to get to FIT for this event. Thanks for sharing.

  • Laura Casey
    Posted at 01:22h, 28 October Reply

    Well yes enter me in the drawing..Im intrigued with making ones own patterns…..it will be interesting to hear your comments in futur blogs. Thanks for sharing so much….LAURA

  • Rhonda Lane Gatti
    Posted at 01:46h, 28 October Reply

    The draping books seems so inspirational. You also inspire me. Your talent is phenomenal.

  • Sarah
    Posted at 02:12h, 28 October Reply

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  • Minh Tan
    Posted at 02:19h, 28 October Reply

    Thank you for that nice book review. I am planning to learn draping as one of the big things I’ll learn in 2015. I’ll be getting this book one way or another, through your draw or purchase if I don’t win. I’m very excited about learning draping, and now that I know Karolyn even teaches it some times, I might just go to NYC for it cause I <3 NY!

  • erin goh-low
    Posted at 02:28h, 28 October Reply

    It looks like an amazing book! And it’s so true, the more I sew, I realise that I know so little and there’s a lot to learn to improve my sewing. The page you have shown about grain explains so much more than what I’ve read. I’ve always felt my sleeves stick out wrong, but I didn’t know why, I’ve been reading up about sleeves and learned that in order to get the kind of sleeves I want. the crossgrain has to be to be parallel to the floor instead of being tilted at an angle. Now the next thing is to figure out how to draft my sleeves so that they will fall the way I want.

  • Mary
    Posted at 02:32h, 28 October Reply

    Ooh! What an amazing book! Thank you for the opportunity to win it!

  • Shirley McCollough
    Posted at 02:34h, 28 October Reply

    I have been sewing for years, many of which include learning the art of couture sewing. This book would definitely move me on to another level. I will gladly accept if I am so fortunate to win. It would be a delight!

  • Denise
    Posted at 03:16h, 28 October Reply

    Oh PLEASE let me win this giveaway! 🙂

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 03:24h, 28 October Reply

    What fun it would be to win this book. It would be even better to enjoy the class. But I am on the wrong coast, plus right now I am enjoying the beach in Maui. I ran way from the rain in the Pacific NW. But will be heading home to a delivery from Fabric.com of Sherpa Minky

  • Nohline L'Ecuyer
    Posted at 03:37h, 28 October Reply

    Would love to learn how to drape. Next year will be my sewing break-out year! Thanks for a great blog.

  • Michellel
    Posted at 04:38h, 28 October Reply

    Would love a copy of this book! So much to learn, so little time!

  • Beckie Frazier
    Posted at 04:48h, 28 October Reply

    I would love to be entered! I really want to try my hand at draping!

  • Jayleen Lawler
    Posted at 05:08h, 28 October Reply

    Love your new home. Your blog is like chocolate. I’d like to try for the book, but even then your blog is more valuable to me!

  • Eugenia Giacvovazzi
    Posted at 06:45h, 28 October Reply

    I would love to win this book! I, too, have reached a place in my sewing where I know what I would like to do but lack the skill to be able to create these ‘ideas’. We don’t have access to these wonderful classes in sunny South Africa so this would mean so much to me.

  • Ruta
    Posted at 09:42h, 28 October Reply

    I would love to have this book. Very, very interesting!

  • Lorrie Hickey
    Posted at 09:54h, 28 October Reply

    A draping course might be able to solve some fitting problems. I’m working on my mannequin to get her to mimic my measurements, how cool to skip the whole pattern process and create my masterpieces by draping!

  • Anthea Ryall
    Posted at 10:24h, 28 October Reply

    Yours was the first blog I ever read and followed! Anyway, I’m trying to get my sewing mojo back, from wherever depression and adaptation to a middle-aged body sends it. Colour and texture and possibilities from handling fabric are magic. Draping seems to have all that and a real garment that fits at the end! Thanks for showing us the book: & DVD course.

  • Ingrid
    Posted at 10:35h, 28 October Reply

    Wow, I’d love to win. Thanks for the giveaway!! I’m gearing up for the end of year rush and this book would be great.

  • Heidi Blanke
    Posted at 11:02h, 28 October Reply

    Wish I lived close to NYC. What an opportunity for any sewist. The book looks fabulous.

  • Peggy
    Posted at 11:13h, 28 October Reply

    Yes! This is a new frontier that I’ve been wanting to approach!

  • Amanda Renea
    Posted at 11:31h, 28 October Reply

    I would love to have this book! It just looks awesome!

  • Nancy W Cook
    Posted at 11:48h, 28 October Reply

    What a wonderful opportunity to become a true designer. I would love to have this book.

  • Rheta Stears
    Posted at 11:50h, 28 October Reply

    I have never done draping before and look forward to trying this.

  • Della L.
    Posted at 11:51h, 28 October Reply

    This would be an excellent win!
    Thank you.

  • Karla
    Posted at 11:51h, 28 October Reply

    Would love to learn draping.

  • Marjorie
    Posted at 11:55h, 28 October Reply

    That looks like it would be worth buying. Thanks for posting about it. If I don’t win it (I never win anything!), I think I might just order it.
    Love the new blog site.
    Marji

  • Penny Minich
    Posted at 12:29h, 28 October Reply

    The new website is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and techniques.

  • Sherri E
    Posted at 12:33h, 28 October Reply

    I would love to win this book. So glad you have your own site now. I love your style!

  • Anna Vysochan
    Posted at 12:36h, 28 October Reply

    This is great!! I always wanted to try draping items on a dress-form but I am intimidated by it. I think this would be a good teacher! Great site by the way!

  • Antoinette Robinson
    Posted at 12:44h, 28 October Reply

    I would love to learn how to create garments by draping. Please enter my name in the contest. Thank you.

  • Alexandra Pillaert
    Posted at 12:47h, 28 October Reply

    I would love to learn draping techniques. Draping looks so special.
    Thanks for the give-away! (And thanks for your lovely blog, I love to read about your sewing adventures.)

  • Debra C
    Posted at 12:47h, 28 October Reply

    Draping has always both fascinated and intimidated me. I have been sewing for a long time – costumes, children’s clothing, men’s alterations, structured and less structured. It has been through Blogs like this that I have rediscovered the joy of design and experimentation – the creative side of sewing. thank you. This would be a wonderful guide book/DVD down a creative journey.

  • Janeice
    Posted at 12:54h, 28 October Reply

    When I found your blog a while back, I was thrilled because I made the same commitment to sewing my own clothes about the same time that you did. Like you, I jumped in to the sewing world with both feet…learning more with each mistake and celebrating the successes. All of your creations are something that I would love to make. Your fitting issues always ring true to me. (I am also petite, just 5′) I will continue to follow your new website and look forward to your new inspirations. Thanks for sharing your sewing journey!

  • Deb Holden
    Posted at 13:05h, 28 October Reply

    Now that I have my body double, this book would be perfect!

  • Bev Newman
    Posted at 13:27h, 28 October Reply

    Oh, this would be fantastic to win

  • Theresa Harrison
    Posted at 13:42h, 28 October Reply

    Thank you for your wonderful website and all of your hard work. I would love to win this book. I have always wanted to learn how to drape.

  • Theresa Harrison
    Posted at 13:44h, 28 October Reply

    Thank you for your wonderful website and all of the hard work you put into it. I have always wanted to learn how to drape. I would love to win this book!!!

  • Karen
    Posted at 13:53h, 28 October Reply

    Yes! Please enter me in the drawing for this fabulous book!

  • Jean
    Posted at 14:35h, 28 October Reply

    This book is now on my buy list. Winning would be nice, but if I don’t it is one I will buy after my move late this year.

  • Shae' W Cannon
    Posted at 14:47h, 28 October Reply

    Would love to win this book! I have used draping before but it was rudimentary at best…

  • DJ Bush
    Posted at 15:44h, 28 October Reply

    Yes! I want to be entered in the drawing for this wonderful book. I am new to your blog and love it.

    thank you so much.

  • Janet
    Posted at 16:40h, 28 October Reply

    You have been such an inspiration to me. I have been following your blog for a year plus reading old posts. I identify with many of your sewing desires – including sewing the perfect mother-of-the-bride dress. Thank you for re-instilling the fine-sewing bug in me!

  • Deon
    Posted at 17:04h, 28 October Reply

    Yes, please count me in. I’ll never be able to match the quality of your sewing, though.

  • jane denny
    Posted at 17:12h, 28 October Reply

    This would be “sew” helpful in my sewing endeavors!

  • Suzigreenfrog
    Posted at 17:47h, 28 October Reply

    I would love to be able to attend on the 4th November but, flights. accommodation and a ticket prevent this from being a possibility, the book would be a wonderful substitute. Keep sewing and blogging as I love to see your latest creations and how you got there.

  • Yolanda Fastle
    Posted at 18:29h, 28 October Reply

    Love your blog! Please sign me up for the drawing! Thanks!

  • Rivka
    Posted at 19:18h, 28 October Reply

    I love reading every post!! And of course would love to win the book 🙂 that you

  • Rita
    Posted at 19:20h, 28 October Reply

    Love your blog! Looks like a great book as well!

  • Charlotte Cronin
    Posted at 19:24h, 28 October Reply

    I want that book! You should draw MY name. 🙂

  • darby logan
    Posted at 20:18h, 28 October Reply

    Oh my goodness! Anyone would be blessed to receive this beautiful book and opportunity to learn draping! I will be excited for the person who wins! Maybe it could be me! Darby

  • Beverly June Davis
    Posted at 20:36h, 28 October Reply

    WOW!! What a fabulous book. Enter my name in the drawing. thanks:)

  • maleficent m
    Posted at 21:09h, 28 October Reply

    i would love to give this to my mum.

  • Nancy Turner
    Posted at 21:24h, 28 October Reply

    Would love to win this book. Your blog is great and I love reading it!

  • Sue Bateman
    Posted at 21:40h, 28 October Reply

    What a wonderful course if I was in New York I would adore it. I would love to win this amazing book , draping is a favorite look of mine and I really need to increase my knowledge. Love the new website it’s great .

  • Delores Williams
    Posted at 21:52h, 28 October Reply

    I have long been fascinated with the art/ technique of draping. I would be giddy in a class like that!

  • Jan Crumpler
    Posted at 22:01h, 28 October Reply

    I have enjoyed your blog so much. What a nice giveaway! Thanks.

  • Holly
    Posted at 22:38h, 28 October Reply

    Oh! Yes, please! I am a self taught sewer and would love to up-skill.

    Congratulations on your new web site, it’s great.

  • Julia Wallace
    Posted at 23:03h, 28 October Reply

    Oh I have always wanted to know how to drape … and this book sounds such fab resource it will be the perfect companion to work with my dress form which has been acquired recently to help with my fitting. I love reading your progress and the new site layout is a delight to browse through. Hope this book has helped with your elusive search for the perfect tunic.

  • Toni Morse
    Posted at 01:26h, 29 October Reply

    love your new sIte and the book looks very InterestIng.

  • Patricia Kavanaugh
    Posted at 01:56h, 29 October Reply

    Like everyone else I would love this book. I too have been learning for over 50 years now yikes!!! I mostly learn by reading and trying it out!! Pictures really help!!! Your website is beautiful and very inspiring also. Thank You for all the help.

  • Joen Venitsky
    Posted at 01:59h, 29 October Reply

    WOW looks wonderful! This book would be a great way to get started on learning draping to broaden my sewing knowledge.

  • Betsy Chopelas
    Posted at 02:04h, 29 October Reply

    Love your blog, and would love to add this book to my sewing library.

  • Joyce P Stevens
    Posted at 02:33h, 29 October Reply

    Please enter me in the giveaway for this wonderful book! I’d love to add this book to my sewing library.

  • Aisha Solomon
    Posted at 03:14h, 29 October Reply

    Please enter my name in the giveaway. I would like to add this to my collection of seeing books. What a wealth of knowledge this book contains!

  • auschick
    Posted at 03:15h, 29 October Reply

    This book looks amazing! I would love it!

  • Karen McColl
    Posted at 03:21h, 29 October Reply

    This book would go a long way towards my never ending desire to learn ‘near’ perfect sewing techniques….

  • Cindy Smith
    Posted at 03:39h, 29 October Reply

    I’m always trying to improve my sewing skills. I would love to have this book.

  • JIvanski
    Posted at 06:04h, 29 October Reply

    I’d love a copy of this book to add to my ever growing library. In the last ten years, there are a number of excellent sewing books for self-learners like I, whereas when I first started sewing more than 30 years ago it seems like The Vogue Sewing Book was only one of the few around. Good for us !

  • Lynn Pinda
    Posted at 06:50h, 29 October Reply

    I would love a chance to win this book! I have always wondered how how to drape fabric. It has benn a mystery to me.

  • Virginia Thomas
    Posted at 06:58h, 29 October Reply

    Would lurve to win this book. Looks amazing – thanks for the opportunity!

  • Sue Wardell
    Posted at 07:31h, 29 October Reply

    I am just getting back into sewing and I am sure this book would give me the inspiration to have a wardrobe full of gorgeous clothes just like yours.

  • Maria
    Posted at 08:22h, 29 October Reply

    This book looks brilliant. Please enter me in the draw.

  • Sandy Malone
    Posted at 09:04h, 29 October Reply

    LOVE your blog & the new site! Thanks for your RTW Fast inspiration & thanks for the chance to win this beautiful Draping book!

  • Barbora Siskova
    Posted at 10:46h, 29 October Reply

    This book is already on my waiting list for Christmas. I think good books are never enough. I would love to win.

  • Beverly Groce
    Posted at 10:53h, 29 October Reply

    This would probably be the answer to my fitting nightmares. Thanks for the information and a chance to enter my name for the drawing. I should be so lucky? No way!!!!

  • Dorothy LaBounty
    Posted at 13:40h, 29 October Reply

    Yes, please enter me into the drawing for this book. It looks fascinating. Both my daughter and I would make good use of it. Thanks for all your information and inspiration.

  • Karen Saunders
    Posted at 16:14h, 29 October Reply

    Thanks for entering my name in your drawing for a copy of this wonderful book. Your blogs are entertaining and informative and I’m truly appreciative of the wealth of sewing expertise that you share with your readers. For those of us who are passionate sewists your blog helps to make the sewing world a smaller place.

  • Cheryl Hovey
    Posted at 16:16h, 29 October Reply

    I would absolutely love to have this book. As someone else said, the more I learn the more I realize I have yet to learn. Thank you so much for the opportunity!!
    Cheryl
    irishoday28@gmail.com

  • Melanee Phillips
    Posted at 16:30h, 29 October Reply

    love the blouse on the front of this book. Receiving this book would be soooo exciting!

  • Linda Playter
    Posted at 17:40h, 29 October Reply

    Would love to win this book. It sounds very interesting.

  • Marnita Miller
    Posted at 18:27h, 29 October Reply

    I’m sure this book is way beyond my limited abilities but, I sure would enjoy the pictures!

  • Wendy Huss
    Posted at 19:58h, 29 October Reply

    I would love to have this book! Thanks!

  • Katrina T
    Posted at 00:36h, 30 October Reply

    I would love to learn more about draping.

  • Ruth Griffeth
    Posted at 00:39h, 30 October Reply

    Oh my goodness I would love to own this book and the CD’s. I would also LOVE to be able to attend the web-inar too! I am slowly learning to be a seamstress and try to do a little bit of design too, draping is so important.

  • Mitzy Pearson
    Posted at 00:41h, 30 October Reply

    Love your new blog site! You are such an inspiration.

  • Jan
    Posted at 00:44h, 30 October Reply

    Sarah, I would love to be included the huge group of people interested in this book. I have followed you from the start and you have been the driving force in my getting back into sewing. Unfortunately, most of my projects have fallen into the same avenue as your tunic. I still have the goal of a perfect tunic. I have taken the Craftsy Bodice Sloper class and it is by far the best Craftsy class I have taken. However, I hope you will share some of your wonderful wisdom and help ALL of us to apply the wonderful information to our patterns. Thank you for what you have done for the sewing world!

  • Diane O'Neal
    Posted at 01:04h, 30 October Reply

    Thank you for having the drawing – such a valuable reference!

  • Becky Fisher
    Posted at 02:31h, 30 October Reply

    I would love to win the book! I am a long time seamstress but only aspire to such skills as Karolyn!

    I have enjoyed reading Goodbye Valentino and am so glad I ran into you while “googling” Lilly Pullitzer and sewing. Your wonderful redo of your daughters Lilly dress to a skirt was an aha moment. I teach children and teens sewing classes and your blog/website has been so inspirational. My students would ask me if I made the clothing I wore and I rarely sewed for myself. Now, due to your own challenge to yourself, I was inspired to sew for myself!

    Keep up the wonderful work you do!

  • Velma Jo Money
    Posted at 03:16h, 30 October Reply

    I’m interested in the giveaway!

  • Jean W
    Posted at 03:31h, 30 October Reply

    I think it is finally time to learn draping. I have heard such good thing about the technique. Please add me to the large list of those interested in the giveaway.

  • Rachael McDonald
    Posted at 05:16h, 30 October Reply

    This book looks like a great resource! Draping is something I have yet to try, but I’m always looking to improve my skills in the sewing realm.

  • Candy De Leon
    Posted at 13:13h, 30 October Reply

    Great Book! The World of Draping, Great Teacher! Would Love to have this Book. 🙂

  • Vick Gianniny
    Posted at 15:14h, 30 October Reply

    I have been following your sewing blog for quite awhile now and what a wonderful surprise to come home from vacation this week to see your all new beautiful website. I love the layout and the easy access to all of the outfits you have made. What an inspiration you are to people who sew! The draping book looks like it would be a wonderful addition to my sewing book collection. I have always wanted to learn this technique. Many best wishes with your sewing projects and will look forward to reading your blog for hopefully many years to come!

  • Stacy Robinson
    Posted at 15:14h, 30 October Reply

    When my children were young, I enjoyed shocking and Heirloom sewing. They are older now, so I am beginning to sew for myself!

    Please enter me in the drawing.

  • Tammy McKinley
    Posted at 17:34h, 30 October Reply

    Oh, this looks very interesting, count me in. I don’t know much about draping, but step by step with projects seems like a good approach. Love the new blog, the gallery is the best.

  • Lourdes Montalvan
    Posted at 18:17h, 30 October Reply

    What a wonderful book and thank you for having a giveaway! And I love your blog and so happy I found it 🙂

  • Lucy
    Posted at 19:18h, 30 October Reply

    What a great giveaway! I LOVE your style and would LOVE to learn to drape. Thanks for a fun giveaway. Good luck to all!

  • Peggy McCallum
    Posted at 22:46h, 30 October Reply

    Draping is the last sewing skill I have yet to attempt. Would love this book!

  • Marla Cooprider
    Posted at 23:49h, 30 October Reply

    I would love to add this book to my library! I took a draping class by Paul Gallo on Craftsy and loved it! Have yet to drape something but this looks like a great book to have! 🙂

  • Cindy Byrne
    Posted at 13:34h, 31 October Reply

    I am so glad to have found your blog. It’s inspiring to me to do more sewing. This book looks beautiful. I think my 15 year-old daughter and I could learn so much!

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