Giveaway and a New Sewing Interest!

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14 Mar Giveaway and a New Sewing Interest!

 

My obsession with sewing has led me to a new place – pattern drafting. I’ve become so interested in achieving the perfect fit attainable only through sewing (or having a personal tailor) that I enrolled in Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper with Suzy Furrer 

The end result of the class will be a bodice sloper adaptable for many uses. Suzy Furrer a most competent, serious, professional and well-spoken instructor explains how fashion designers work from a single sloper to create dozens of designs.

I often attempt to customize a purchased pattern without understanding how ONE little change affects the entire fit. Additionally, while I’ve made great strides in fitting myself, fitting my back is still an issue that I am determined to tackle!

I have absolutely nothing to show you since I am busy trying to absorb this fine instructor’s knowledge!

I don’t know where the class will lead me, but isn’t that true of many endeavors? Maybe I will develop a pattern or maybe I’ll simply acquire the knowledge to easily fit my back with purchased patterns.

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 In the meantime I received an awesome book from Laurence King Publishing to be released in April, entitled Sewing for Fashion Designers by Anette Fischer.

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The comprehensive book is essential for anyone wanting to learn about fashion construction. Illustrated with fashion images that demonstrate techniques used by top designers, Sewing for Fashion Designers teaches all of the professional sewing methods one needs ranging from sewing equipment, pattern layout, fabric composition, stitches, seams, seam finishes, garment construction, and fabric-specific techniques needed to design with materials from lace to neoprene.

It is simply a fantastic 300+ page book, loaded with over 1000 color photographs along with instructions on every sewing technique imaginable.

 As always, it is my personal policy to share these wonderful books I receive with my cherished readers in a giveaway.

Simply leave a comment to be entered into the giveaway. The lucky winner will be announced on TUESDAY, MARCH 17.

Now…… back to the classroom and good luck to all giveaway contestants!

Until soon 🙂

goodbyevalentino
goodbyevalentino@gmail.com
337 Comments
  • diane wittik
    Posted at 09:43h, 14 March Reply

    The Luck O’ the Irish will be with me if I win this book!

  • Genevieve
    Posted at 09:45h, 14 March Reply

    I can’t wait to see what you make after your sewing class.
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  • Joyce latham
    Posted at 09:46h, 14 March Reply

    How wonderful! I can totally relate to your pres t goal, good luck with your course. Books like the one you received are always inspirational, congrats to the lucky winner., who ever she or he may be.
    Joyce, without a blog,

  • Judy Hamilton
    Posted at 09:47h, 14 March Reply

    An enticing book…can’t wait to see the photographs!

  • Naomi Russell
    Posted at 09:47h, 14 March Reply

    This is a wonderful class. I look forward to easing about your experience.

  • Angela
    Posted at 09:49h, 14 March Reply

    I’m looking forward to hearing more about this book, I’ve had my eye on it. Thanks for the give-away!

  • Wendy Huss
    Posted at 09:49h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to have the book. Love your posts. I have also recently become interested in pattern making and have signed up for the bodice sloper as well as the skirt sloper.

  • Barbara Carlon
    Posted at 09:51h, 14 March Reply

    I totally agree with you when it comes to Suzi Furrer. She is a very talented instructor. I started with the skirt sloper and it was very rewarding. The end result is a perfectly fitting skirt with so many options. I have the bodice sloper, and one of these days I’ll tackle it. I can’t wait to read about your experience. Please add me to the list for a chance to win! Thanks.

  • Theola k rarick
    Posted at 09:53h, 14 March Reply

    Best wishes on your journey to perfect fit.

  • Adrian Bettevy
    Posted at 09:55h, 14 March Reply

    love books and would like to have this to add to my collection.

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 09:56h, 14 March Reply

    I have just signed up for Suzy’s bodice sloper class as well! I am really looking forward to spending this week (my spring break) working on completing the sloper. I would LOVE the “Sewing for Fashion Designers” book – it sounds right up my alley! Thanks for a chance at the giveaway. Can’t wait to see how your sloper develops!

  • Dawn tarr
    Posted at 09:56h, 14 March Reply

    Would love this book, but I know if I don’t win I will buy it for my bookshelf. Love and had great success with Suzy Furrer’s’ class. Look forward to your posts and really admire your style. You also have the most perfect color lipstick. It’s fabulous on you.

  • Madeline Rodriguez
    Posted at 09:56h, 14 March Reply

    Good luck with the class! I love her classes and have all of them. I did a bodice slope rand it came out great!

  • Marilyn Hagopian
    Posted at 09:58h, 14 March Reply

    Looking forward to your future posts. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  • Kathleen Ford
    Posted at 10:00h, 14 March Reply

    Love all your sewing adventures! I recently went back to sewing after being away for years. I too want to achieve the perfect fit in items I spend so much time making. The thrill of achievement!

  • MaryEllen
    Posted at 10:00h, 14 March Reply

    Your class sounds amazing as I always felt you are already an expert . Looking forward to seeing where this class & journey take your sewing !! Thanks for the giveaway !!!

  • Judy Jacque Miller
    Posted at 10:02h, 14 March Reply

    I look forward to your posts. You inspire me to sew better. Thank you and thank you for the opportunity to own a copy of the book!

  • Pam Musson
    Posted at 10:04h, 14 March Reply

    Best wishes for success with your pattern designing. Can’t wait to hear more about how this learning experience is going. I think this is what makes our hobby so much fun. Always something more to learn so it is never dull.

  • Anne Rhodes
    Posted at 10:05h, 14 March Reply

    Good luck with your new skills!

  • Jackie Shepherd
    Posted at 10:05h, 14 March Reply

    I am very interested in your comments about the Craftsy class as I also have problems fitting my back.

  • Sally Parsons
    Posted at 10:05h, 14 March Reply

    I’ve gotten obsessed with fitting to the point that I’m not making any more garments until I have finished making my dress form to my exact dimensions. I’m tired of guessing about, like you, my back!! Here’s to a great fit!

  • Diane Bell
    Posted at 10:11h, 14 March Reply

    Can’t wait to read more! The process of fitting is a complicated science and i am grateful for any help and advice you can give!

  • Lorna McKillip
    Posted at 10:12h, 14 March Reply

    I am also taking a draping and pattern-making course at our local art college in the fashion studies department and am learning a great deal about fit and how my patterns should look as opposed to what i previously thought. I’ve been sewing since I was ten years old and am learning things I should have learned many years ago! I would love to be the lucky winner of your book give-away! Love your blog!

  • Sharon Hoyle
    Posted at 10:13h, 14 March Reply

    Very interesting.

    Sharon

  • Rosemary O'Koren
    Posted at 10:15h, 14 March Reply

    I love books with great pictures and illustrations.
    Good Luck with your sloper. I love having my sloper.

  • Shelby Smarte
    Posted at 10:15h, 14 March Reply

    I’m so interested to hear what you think about Suzy Furrer’s class. I have done a couple of her Craftsy classes and think she is a wonderful educator. I have learned so much from her classes and have applied many of the things to improve my pattern work. Good luck and I look forward to hearing more.

    I would love to receive the sewing book.

    Thank you for blog I look forward to reading.

    Shelby

  • Jeannie Crockett
    Posted at 10:16h, 14 March Reply

    I was wondering what you are doing these days…new obsession indeed!

  • Gail Delashaw
    Posted at 10:16h, 14 March Reply

    I am very interested in learning more about how to fit any pattern to make a wearable garment for myself. I have been trying to absorb all I can from video’s or blog’s such as your own. It is so generous of you to do a giveaway and it is great of you to post this information as this is a book that I had never heard about and will have to look into purchasing it if I am not the lucky winner. Best of luck with your new venture in fitting and I look forward to reading your post regarding this subject.

  • Sandra Baugh
    Posted at 10:17h, 14 March Reply

    Suzy’s class on the Bodice Sloper is brilliant. My body measurments are all over the place and as a result anything I made did not fit correctly and definitely looked home made.
    Since completing her class I have learnt such a lot about the shape of my body, made a super sloper, and now have many excellent and different new tops to wear. I also found Suzy extremely helpful when you have a problem with your fitting. You will really enjoy her teaching and learn a great deal.

  • Mary S Loging
    Posted at 10:18h, 14 March Reply

    I am off to check out the Patternmaking Basics. And thanks for sharing another great sewing book!

  • Ruth Lombard
    Posted at 10:20h, 14 March Reply

    Looks like a great book!

  • Brenna Nepomuceno
    Posted at 10:25h, 14 March Reply

    “I often attempt to customize a purchased pattern without understanding how ONE little change affects the entire fit.” That’s me!

  • Ginny Mancini
    Posted at 10:27h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to be the lucky winner of this book.

  • Susan Norwood
    Posted at 10:28h, 14 March Reply

    Looks like a beautiful book! Thank you for the chance to win it!!

  • Carol Carrier
    Posted at 10:35h, 14 March Reply

    My skills could definitely use an upgrade

  • Sheryll
    Posted at 10:37h, 14 March Reply

    I hope you’ll write a post about your experiences with making your own sloper. I have that class on my wish list, but just haven’t taken the plunge yet!

  • Becky Wch
    Posted at 10:39h, 14 March Reply

    I’m very anxious to see how your bodice sloper comes out from this class. I signed up for the class and worked on a sloper with a group of friends. Mine was a total disaster. I would have posted questions, but I didn’t even know what to ask. I think our fault lied in our measuring.I don’t think there was anything wrong with the instruction or the class. When I get time I do want to try to revisit this. I’m anxious to see how yours turns out.

  • Marla Harrison
    Posted at 10:40h, 14 March Reply

    I’m really getting into fit as well. Thanks for the inspiration to learn more about this. Also, thanks for the give-way; it sounds like an incredible book!

  • Lisa W.
    Posted at 10:42h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to add this book to my sewing library. Thank you for the give away and also for mentioning the class. It sounds like one I definitely need to take. I have a terrible time getting patterns that fit and have been too afraid to alter them myself.

  • Monica Cook
    Posted at 10:43h, 14 March Reply

    What a great class to take. Cannot wait to hear about your new skills.

  • Gail Cunningham
    Posted at 10:47h, 14 March Reply

    Good luck with the pattern endeavor, and thank you for the opportunity to win this book. It is always a pleasure to see your newest creation!

  • Frances Seiler
    Posted at 10:47h, 14 March Reply

    Love your blog, would love this book!

  • Gail Cunningham
    Posted at 10:48h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this book, and best wishes with the pattern drafting; it is always a pleasure to see your new creations!

  • Christine Taylor
    Posted at 10:48h, 14 March Reply

    Good luck with the pattern drafting course. I did one several years ago and made myself, among other things, a full length coat, a Max Mara copy, and a leather jacket to my own design. It is very exciting and eye opening. However I seem to be missing the creativity streak so usually prefer to use a printed pattern which I adapt to my measurements etc.

  • Linda Richards
    Posted at 10:50h, 14 March Reply

    I’ve been going through that same class and am eager to see where it leads me! This book would be a wonderful addition to any sewist’s library. Thanks for a chance to win a copy!

  • Annett
    Posted at 10:51h, 14 March Reply

    I cannot wait to see what you come up with through your drafting. Like you, I turned to.drafting in search of the perfect fit..

  • Mary Ann Carlson
    Posted at 10:51h, 14 March Reply

    A favorite blog! Goodbye Valentino encourages us it is possible to make beautiful clothes and now a chance to even tmprove that with a beautiful design book. WOW!

  • cheri schwartz
    Posted at 10:59h, 14 March Reply

    count me in

  • Andi
    Posted at 10:59h, 14 March Reply

    Pattern drafting is so much fun! You’ll love learning about it.

    What a great giveaway! I always love learning new sewing techniques 🙂

  • Christine Gibbons
    Posted at 11:00h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to learn how to draft patterns for myself. Love your updates. So inspiring!

  • Nikie hughes
    Posted at 11:02h, 14 March Reply

    Umm that class looks very good, will be interested to see what you think of it. Love reading your posts, always so interesting! Thanks for the chance of winning such a nice book.

  • Marilyn Sweet
    Posted at 11:04h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you for your generosity with this book. And I’ll be following what you say about the bodice class, as I’ve just signed up for that yesterday. Much appreciation to you!

  • Marybeth Tawfik
    Posted at 11:04h, 14 March Reply

    Ah, you are living my dream! Good for you, good for us all that you are willing to share so much!

  • Rhiannon Davis
    Posted at 11:05h, 14 March Reply

    This looks very useful. Please include me in the giveaway

  • Eleanor Schreyer
    Posted at 11:06h, 14 March Reply

    That is a true artist…and we sewers are artists…we create! Anyway. An artistt always wants to learn more of her craft, expand, grow, so I applaud your learning new areas in pattern drafting. Let us know how your Craftsy class goes? Share when you can. Very interested myself , thanks!

  • Fran Belaval
    Posted at 11:09h, 14 March Reply

    The class that you are taking sounds great.

  • Ellen Swenson
    Posted at 11:12h, 14 March Reply

    I am currently struggling with fit issues while constructing a wrap around dress. Clearly each adjustment I try affects my garment in many different ways which I need to understand more fully. I would love to read the book.

  • Miriam Knox
    Posted at 11:12h, 14 March Reply

    I so agree with you about Suzy’s sloper class. I found it so interesting and informative. But I have a problem using my sloper to adjust commercial patterns. I truly hope she will do a class on how to use our sloper to adjust different styles of commercial patterns. In the meantime please share how you use your sloper to adjust your patterns. Thanks for always sharing with us all your projects!

  • Dorothy Deis
    Posted at 11:14h, 14 March Reply

    I, too, am always in search of the perfect fit. Your sewing blog continues to be inspiring. I would love to win the book.

  • Sarah h
    Posted at 11:17h, 14 March Reply

    Am anxious to see your pattern drafting journey

  • Melody Lenart
    Posted at 11:20h, 14 March Reply

    Would love the book. Enjoy your blog.

  • Teresa Smith
    Posted at 11:24h, 14 March Reply

    The book is definitely one to have – thanks for sharing it in the giveaway, and count me in! I will also check out the class, and look forward to hearing about it in future posts.

  • Marta Tapanes
    Posted at 11:28h, 14 March Reply

    Enjoy the class and thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to reading about your new knowledge and seeing how you implement.

  • Ann Hiler
    Posted at 11:32h, 14 March Reply

    Fitting is such a complex issue. I find myself studying people trying to decide what
    should be changed in the clothes they are wearing to make them look better.

  • Mary Keeling
    Posted at 11:32h, 14 March Reply

    Love your blog. Isn’t fitting the back the hardest thing? I’ve been sewing for years and years, and the puzzle of how one little change makes me crazy. Thank you for the giveaway offer!

  • Karla Crane
    Posted at 11:35h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you for letting your blog followers know about this book. I would love to be in the drawing to win it.

  • Laura Casey
    Posted at 11:43h, 14 March Reply

    You know I have a slooper pattern that I made with a few sewist friends….and have no idea what to do with it…all wrapped up in my sewing closet…maybe I”ll consider the class…..and Oh would I love wining that book! My best to you as you continue with your class.
    LAURA

  • ingeborg
    Posted at 11:47h, 14 March Reply

    Once again you are inspiring me. Thank-you. I appreciate being in the raffle for the book.

  • Mary Funt
    Posted at 11:47h, 14 March Reply

    I did Suzy Furrer’s bodice sloper class last spring and used my moulage to create a custom dress form. The sloper blocks are wonderful to create your own designs. The experience of drafting your own slopers is also tremendously useful in solving fitting issues. Enjoy the class.

  • Amy Beard
    Posted at 11:48h, 14 March Reply

    Creating a good sloper will likely take a number of iterations, hopefully you’ll be more patient than I was. lol I found when you fix one area, it showcases issues in another area.. But if you persevere, you’ll end up with a better place to start to pattern draft than a frankenpattern.

  • Evelyn
    Posted at 11:50h, 14 March Reply

    wishing you good luck on your sloper/fitting journey!!

  • Karen Suber
    Posted at 11:52h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to win this book…..seems like a must have.

  • Donna
    Posted at 11:52h, 14 March Reply

    Thanks Sarah for the book giveaway. Would really like to add this to my sewing library. Good luck with your sloper.

  • Lynne Cover
    Posted at 11:54h, 14 March Reply

    Hi, I love your blog! I, too, have taken Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy classes and loved them! Her pants class just came out so will take that one, too. This weekend I am working on my moulage! I’m so hoping it will fit perfectly when I sew it up

  • sherri
    Posted at 11:55h, 14 March Reply

    I recently started watching the bodice slope class also.
    The book looks great. I hope I win.

  • Sam Opdenbosch
    Posted at 11:55h, 14 March Reply

    I need a kick in the rear, this could be it to get started! Love your blog!

  • Ruth
    Posted at 11:56h, 14 March Reply

    Here’s to achieving a fabulous fit!
    All the best!

  • Jenna Tamminga
    Posted at 11:56h, 14 March Reply

    Best of luck with the sloper! It’s something I’ve also been thinking of learning, and eyeing up different fitting classes along the same thoughts! The book would be a great addition to anyone’s library (especially mine 😉 )

  • Gina Flores
    Posted at 11:58h, 14 March Reply

    Good luck with your new class. I just spent 2 solid weeks working up a muslin of Butterick 5924. Was determined to have the darts fall in the right place. The sleeve to fit smoothly and hang correctly. In doing so, the back became my biggest challenge. It is really hard to fit yourself with only a husband and pictures on your phone to help you. What a journey! Hope your sloper is all that you want it to be.

  • Lise Neely
    Posted at 11:59h, 14 March Reply

    I’ve enrolled in the bodice sloper class as well and can’t wait to get rolling!

  • Virginia Darwin
    Posted at 12:01h, 14 March Reply

    I am a new subscriber to your blog. Look forward to following your endeavors. Thanks for the offer of the book!

  • Meg kundert
    Posted at 12:04h, 14 March Reply

    You go girl. It’s so helpful to have once you understand how to use it. I’m almost done with my bodice sloper and already see the benefit. I used it to make a dress. I went way outside comfort zone and did it without a muslin and it came out great!

  • Jeanne Longo
    Posted at 12:06h, 14 March Reply

    I get excited every time I see a “goodbye Valentino” in my inbox! The book sounds great! Thank you for the class recommendation!

  • Deon
    Posted at 12:06h, 14 March Reply

    If I won, I would love to give this to my sister as I’m so far behind her in sewing and fitting skills.

  • Daisy Barreto
    Posted at 12:07h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you for your wonderful blog and for hosting this giveaway. I’d love to see this book.

  • Whitney Luckenbill
    Posted at 12:08h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • Joy
    Posted at 12:10h, 14 March Reply

    I LOVE taking Craftsy classes. Probably because I can watch them over and over until I fully understand a concept and have put it into practice. I’m currently working on a project with Kenneth D. King for his Fly Front Jacket class which I started this winter – better hurry up and finish it – spring is almost here! I haven’t taken any of their fit classes, maybe hearing about your experience will encourage me to try one. PS: I think this book would be perfect for an experienced sewist & wannabe designer.

  • Denise
    Posted at 12:14h, 14 March Reply

    I have that same sloper class. I’m excited for it, and for you! I’d love to be in the giveaway.

  • Elaine Sweet
    Posted at 12:16h, 14 March Reply

    The book looks so interesting but I’m waiting for you to tell us more about your class experiences.

  • Jamie Bartalamay
    Posted at 12:16h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you for the chance to win the book, I really want to get back to some serious sewing.
    Looking forward to see your post post-class. I’ve missed your postings! I love your style and feel you are such an inspiration to us home dressmakers that want to look hand made, not home made.

  • Ann Beale
    Posted at 12:19h, 14 March Reply

    Please enter me in your book giveaway. Thanks and I enjoy your posts!

  • Marsha Nikooforsat
    Posted at 12:19h, 14 March Reply

    I have bought every Suzy Furrer class except the New pants sloper one!! I love me some Craftsy!!! I would love to own that beautiful book. I just made a dress for my daughter for prom and I had to fit the dang thing on her!! It was eye opening to discover that the pieces did not fit her body at all. I knew this already but in practice it became super real!!! I decided I am going to make a dress form for her and myself. She is 18 which is that wonderful age where there are not as many bumps and curves yet!! Me…I am a weightlifter so I have issues with sleeves and thighs…booty too in addition to all the other stuff that comes with being 47 so I gotta make a dress form and moulage for myself!! I will post my moulage on craftsy and follow yours too. Have a great weekend!!

  • Anne
    Posted at 12:21h, 14 March Reply

    Yes! I enjoy the pattern cutting/drafting classes I attend and have also watched Suzy Furrer’s lesson on bodice and skirt – I have all of her courses but haven’t watched everything yet. I think she’s a great teacher. My classes use a different set of instructions so I have to follow them, of course. They’re still great to have. I’d love to win the book- sounds very interesting

  • Aleta Priebe
    Posted at 12:21h, 14 March Reply

    Way to go! sounds like a good course and a great book.

  • Jo-Anne Banner
    Posted at 12:23h, 14 March Reply

    I’ve been sewing for years, but I must be behind times, I have no idea what a bodice sloper is, I need to get a book with instructions, what do you recommend to start. I’d love to win the book.

  • Syd Harris
    Posted at 12:25h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to win this beautiful book to inspire me!

  • Ali Benko
    Posted at 12:28h, 14 March Reply

    I cant wait to see what you’ve learned from the pattern drafting class! I’d love to own the book, I’ve been working on polishing my sewing skills!

  • Dona
    Posted at 12:28h, 14 March Reply

    If you go to Amazon this book can pre-order this book for $30.04 and its eligible for Prime.

  • Dona
    Posted at 12:30h, 14 March Reply

    If you go to Amazon this book can pre-order this book for $30.04 and its eligible for Prime.

  • Deb Wilkinson
    Posted at 12:33h, 14 March Reply

    What a terrific resource, especially for working with the newer, hi tech fabrics.

  • Karen McColl
    Posted at 12:33h, 14 March Reply

    It sounds like this type of book is long overdue for the home sewists… would love to win it!

  • Jennie
    Posted at 12:35h, 14 March Reply

    Welcom to the Suzy Furrer fan club! You will not be disappointed.

    I have taken all of Suzy’s Craftsy classes and it has completely changed the way I approach sewing clothes. I know that I can look at any style and draft my own pattern from it, or take any commercial pattern and quickly adapt it for a personal fit. I’m about to begin work on my pants sloper and can’t wait to finally own and wear custom made jeans and trousers.

  • Lorrie
    Posted at 12:35h, 14 March Reply

    I’m working on getting a better fit on my sewing wardrobe, too. Looking forward to seeing the things you learn in your class. The book sounds wonderful – a great resource!

  • rox
    Posted at 12:36h, 14 March Reply

    Wow! Pattern drafting still seams so intimidating to me. Kuddos for trying your hand at new (scary to me) things!

  • Carolyn Orth
    Posted at 12:37h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to have this book. I am also working on the Craftsy pattern making courses and found they really help you understand a pattern. Looking forward to your reporting how it is done.

  • Doris Sayer
    Posted at 12:40h, 14 March Reply

    Would love the chance to win this, please enter me into your draw.
    Loved your pink boucle dress, just ordered the pattern.

  • Janis Keeling
    Posted at 12:40h, 14 March Reply

    Sounds like a class I would love to take, and a must-have book!

  • Bitsey Stark
    Posted at 12:43h, 14 March Reply

    Wow, pattern making! You’ll have such a fabulous experience! I took pattern making at a local JC and learned so much and have signed up for all Suzy’s Craftsy classes! Have fun!

    I would appreciate being entered in the sewing book give-away.

    Many thanks for all you do!

  • Marie Barrese
    Posted at 12:44h, 14 March Reply

    I’d love to be included in the raffle for this wonderful book. Just what I need in my sewing room. Thanks for being so generous.

    Happy Sewing and Pattern Drafting. Marie 🙂

  • Cynthia
    Posted at 12:49h, 14 March Reply

    I have learned so much from the fitting explorations that you share in your blog. You have given me the confidence to try my own alterations & find it an opportunity to learn rather than a chore. Thanks for your giveaway chance, too!

  • Maria Merante
    Posted at 12:51h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to add this book to my library.
    I have signed up for all Suzy Furrer’s classes except the newest pant sloper class, and I have her book. This book would help me with industry information to make the most out of creating my own designs.

  • Anne Szabo
    Posted at 12:58h, 14 March Reply

    I understand the desire to get the perfect fit. I think this is what causes my sewing mojo to remain unavailable:) Think I will sign up for the class. I would love to have this book. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  • Alice Elliot
    Posted at 12:58h, 14 March Reply

    You will be so glad when you finish this course and can fit your own back. Taking pattern drafting and draping was the best thing I ever did in sewing for myself. And making a duct tape dressform so I could actually fit my own back and shoulders. That dress form exploded but not until I had figured out the nuances of my own fit.

  • Yvonne Bailey
    Posted at 13:00h, 14 March Reply

    Good luck with your Craftsy class. I am rediscovering the joys of making clothes after a loooong break. It really is an obsession with me too!

  • Joan Holms
    Posted at 13:12h, 14 March Reply

    Enjoy the sloper course. It’s amazing how helpful this can be when striving for a perfect fit.
    If I don’t win the book I will have to buy it. Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  • TracyK
    Posted at 13:15h, 14 March Reply

    I have signed up for the Bodice Sloper class too, and can’t wait to start. I would love to win the book; it would be a great resource. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Martha Ann Murray
    Posted at 13:16h, 14 March Reply

    What a great looking book!

  • Dorothy LaBounty
    Posted at 13:17h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to get a good, close look at that book…

    I have had “learn to draft basic bodice and skirt” on my New Year’s Resolution list for a couple of years now. You are inspiring me to actually get it done.

  • Jackie Holstrom
    Posted at 13:21h, 14 March Reply

    Loved your pink boucle dress! Thanks for all the inspiration, and please consider me for the book giveaway.
    Jholstro

  • Sandra thwaites
    Posted at 13:26h, 14 March Reply

    Looks like a fabulous book. Would love to win it.

  • kim bennett
    Posted at 13:31h, 14 March Reply

    Drafting patterns from scratch is so much fun. Be sure to take accurate measurements and measure accurately while drafting. A small error magnifies quickly! I’d love to see this book. It sounds interesting although most designers I know are not necessarily good sewers. I’d like to see a book by the sample sewers.

  • Ali Vukan
    Posted at 13:33h, 14 March Reply

    I love Suzy Furrer’s Craftsy classes! Very thorough and informative.

  • JoezGal
    Posted at 13:34h, 14 March Reply

    Although I’ve been sewing for nearly 50 years, I’m wise enough to know that there is always something new to learn that will refine and improve my sewing skills. This book sounds like it could teach me a thing or two, so I’m definitely in for the GAW.

  • Iryna Boehland
    Posted at 13:35h, 14 March Reply

    Wow! I’d love to get the book! I love drafting and re-constructing patterns.
    Thank you

  • Michelle Moseley
    Posted at 13:50h, 14 March Reply

    This looks like a fantastic book – here’s hoping I am lucky!!

  • Nancy Priest
    Posted at 13:59h, 14 March Reply

    You are such an inspiration. I am so glad I found you! Thank you for sharing your sewing journey.

  • shirley mccollough
    Posted at 14:00h, 14 March Reply

    Oh…this sounds fabulous. Hope hope hope I win! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Carolyn Holmes
    Posted at 14:00h, 14 March Reply

    Looks like a wonderful book for my sewing library!

  • patricia brown
    Posted at 14:06h, 14 March Reply

    Please enter me in the book giveaway. It would make a great reference book in my sewing library. Have fun in your pattern drafting class!

  • Ruth Duling
    Posted at 14:13h, 14 March Reply

    Looks like a treasure house of information. Would love to win a copy.

  • Renee Jonkers
    Posted at 14:16h, 14 March Reply

    Thatnis a book that is high on my wish list! Hoping that I am the lucky one……

  • Penny Williams
    Posted at 14:25h, 14 March Reply

    One evening I stumbled across your blog and spent hours going back and back and back over it enjoying your sewing adventures! Thank you for the chance to win an interesting sounding book. It would fit right in my library of sewing and quilting books! Good luck to all!

  • Fooniks
    Posted at 14:26h, 14 March Reply

    Exciting stuff! Can’t wait to see how this pattern drafting course affects your future. I’m sure you’ll come up with plenty of awesome stuff.

    Also thank you for the giveaway, this book really looks interesting!

  • Eirian's Martin
    Posted at 14:26h, 14 March Reply

    I have just got back into sewing after a five year break, now we have an empty nest I am revisiting my love affair with my sewing machine but rather than just making clothes this time around I want to make “great clothes with a great fit”, I would love to be included in your giveaway

  • Marysia Paling
    Posted at 14:28h, 14 March Reply

    Hi there,

    Sounds like you are entering an exciting new phase and such an adventure!
    I have the amazing Helen Joseph Armstrong book – Pattern Making for Fashion Design ( fourth edition)
    but, of course, like most sewists, I have more than one book in my sewing room.

    Are you like me, researching and then researching again and learning various techniques and then picking the one that suits you best?? Oh dear, another book that I would love. When will this love affair in the sewing room end……………………….NEVER.

    Good luck everyone. So looking forward to you letting us know how you get on with this new journey and what you think of the class. I must admit, I think I am more of a visual learner as I sometimes misinterpret the written instructions!! So, I guess the perfect combination is the book and the Craftsy class too.
    Can’t wait to see you in my inbox soon. Happy pattern drafting.xx

  • Ellie Winter
    Posted at 14:28h, 14 March Reply

    I hope you enjoy the bodice class with Suzy Furrer and it helps you achieve that great fit you’re striving for! Thanks for the chance to win another great sewing resource.

  • Peggy
    Posted at 14:37h, 14 March Reply

    Don’t you just love how the learning just keeps going in this wonderful hobby!

  • Susie
    Posted at 14:38h, 14 March Reply

    I love Craftsy. IT gives me great access to to teachers that I otherwise would not have, out here in the boonies. The book sounds interesting, put me in the running!

  • Elyse
    Posted at 14:39h, 14 March Reply

    This looks like a fabulous book! What a terrific resource! I’d love to win a copy.

  • Rachel Booth
    Posted at 14:43h, 14 March Reply

    This book sounds really interesting!,

  • Carolyn Castino
    Posted at 14:50h, 14 March Reply

    The book sounds like I need to add it to my “resource center” also known as a collection or stash!! At 5’10” with broad shoulders and long arms, I have been “adjusting” patterns since I was 10 and sometimes it works and sometimes not… Now at 65 there are other things changing too (thanks gravity)…Happy Sewing

  • Bernice Francisco
    Posted at 14:50h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to win this book – thank you for the opportunit.
    Good luck with the bodice sloper.

  • Jane
    Posted at 14:54h, 14 March Reply

    Thanks for the tip on what reads like a very interesting & helpful class. Your attention to your alterations to patterns & fitting adjustments have me now paying more attention to my sewing fittings as a result! The book you’re offering sounds like a great read.

  • sheila codd
    Posted at 14:59h, 14 March Reply

    Please enter me in give away, would love to own this book. Have fun with pattern drafting.

  • Lin Burley
    Posted at 15:02h, 14 March Reply

    I am so impressed with your generous to offer to pay it ward…..
    I looks to be the study book of my dreams- may thanks for your consideration-
    There is no where but up… from here-

  • Stephanie Serrano
    Posted at 15:14h, 14 March Reply

    That class sounds fabulous, look forward to hearing about your experience/success with it. And the book looks so helpful, thanks for the chance.

  • Katalin
    Posted at 15:19h, 14 March Reply

    I have been eyeing up that class myself for a while….
    Your clothes always fit you perfectly already.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Dominique Pattin
    Posted at 15:20h, 14 March Reply

    Hi…I would love to take part in the drawing. Reading about sewing techniques is one of my favorites. It looks like a great book! I also share your interest in pattern drafting. There’s something about taking flat fabric and making a three dimensional form that is so satisfying

  • Jan Brandt
    Posted at 15:33h, 14 March Reply

    Ian very interested in this book, I have recently been on a quest for a jeans muslin I can use. I was at a meeting of the American sewing guild yesterday and learned a lot about pant construction from a professional tailoress. Thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to hearing about what you have learned!

  • Mary Helen Crowe
    Posted at 15:49h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you for the review of the class. It is so helpful to hear from someone who has taken the class. Your book giveaway also sounds very helpful. Thank you so much for sharing all your knowledge.

  • Millie Payne
    Posted at 15:50h, 14 March Reply

    Thanks for the excitement of a new book that will help us as we go further with our mastery of techniques/skills in sewing well-sitting garments. Suzy is thorough with the details of pattern development that will result in understanding the individual fit…a new freedom for those who want to sew their own ideas.

  • Melissa Angus
    Posted at 15:52h, 14 March Reply

    I am a new sewist and have been inspired by the many photos of your finished garments. Thank you for sharing them..

  • Nancy Quaintance
    Posted at 15:52h, 14 March Reply

    Love your blog! I’m thrilled to hear that you are signed up for the bodice sloper class. I was thinking about doing it and now I’m sold! The book looks fabulous. Just the sort of think I need to take my sewing to the next level. Thanks for sharing.

  • Vicki Maiorano
    Posted at 15:53h, 14 March Reply

    I have that class too. MUST WATCH IT 🙂 The book sounds interesting.

  • Rebecca A.
    Posted at 16:04h, 14 March Reply

    I. Want! This!!!
    From a loyal reader. 🙂

  • Laurie
    Posted at 16:06h, 14 March Reply

    They publish such wonderful books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Debbie Barlow
    Posted at 16:15h, 14 March Reply

    This book looks very interesting indeed! I am always looking for quality books to add to my sewing library.

  • Elise
    Posted at 16:23h, 14 March Reply

    Ooo! A sloper class! I”d love to do that. Not right now though as I’m busy on wedding gown, bridesmaid dresses and maybe even something for the mother of the bride, me, to wear! I’ve been wishing for more pattern drafting understanding as I try to modify patterns to just what the bride has in her head.

  • Linda N
    Posted at 16:31h, 14 March Reply

    I have been reading about drafting slopes too! This book looks like something that would make it happen!

  • Marsha Hill
    Posted at 16:35h, 14 March Reply

    This book would be a welcomed addition to my many fitting and sewing books. Please enter me into your giveaway.
    Have a great day!

  • Janet Wheeler
    Posted at 16:36h, 14 March Reply

    The book looks interesting and would love to win it, but I’m really looking forward to following your pattern-making adventure.

  • Candice
    Posted at 16:37h, 14 March Reply

    I’ve had my eye on this one!

  • Pamela Archer
    Posted at 16:38h, 14 March Reply

    Love what you have come up with in the past, so naturally, I’m eager to see your journey on this new endeavor.
    Thanks in advance for this wonderful give-away!

  • Mary Blair
    Posted at 16:38h, 14 March Reply

    I have Suzy’s class too. I haven’t watched it yet — looking forward to it when I have time. I would also love to win the book. It looks very interesting. Thanks.

  • Dilliander
    Posted at 16:39h, 14 March Reply

    Another who has participted in several of Suzy’s Craftsy classes and find them excellent. The idea of having basic well fitting blocks / slopers is so appealing and will be such a wonderful resource once achieved, its a jouney I’m on as well. In fact the new sewing book sounds very complimentary (in every sense) …being able to sew fitted garments with a professional designer finish is the ideal 🙂 and having blocks and a kit bag of industry techniques just makes this easier and more enjoyable.

  • Taivahalla
    Posted at 16:40h, 14 March Reply

    Looks like a great class and book!

  • Lisa G
    Posted at 16:45h, 14 March Reply

    A sloper is definitely on the list of things I’d like to accomplish. I look forward to hearing about your experience! That book looks great, count me in the giveaway! 🙂

  • Nancy Hoffman
    Posted at 16:47h, 14 March Reply

    working on the Bodice class as well! Now, here’s crossing fingers to win that book…

  • Marla Cooprider
    Posted at 16:52h, 14 March Reply

    } have all of Suzy’s classes except her very newest one. I’ve watched the bodice sloper class but have yet to make a sloper. But one of my goals! I do have a dress form that I made to my size using Kenneth King’s method and also using Paul Gallo’s draping class on Craftsy. I am truly a Craftsy addict! I just need to view all my sewing classes! I’ve been sewing for 50 years now starting as a young child but so much available now to learn new techniques! I want to absorb so much knowledge! Thanks for your blog and thanks for the opportunity for your book giveaways! Looking forward to seeing your future posts about your bodice sloper!

  • Karen Helm
    Posted at 16:55h, 14 March Reply

    Best of luck with your pattern drafting class, Sarah! And, I’d love to have my name in the hat for the giveaway drawing. Sounds like a great book!

  • Karen Helm
    Posted at 16:57h, 14 March Reply

    Best of luck with your pattern drafting class, Sarah! And, I’d love to have my name in the hat for the giveaway. It sounds like a great book!

  • Aracellis Lopez
    Posted at 16:58h, 14 March Reply

    WOW, what a wonderful opportunity to win this book. Please add me to the drawing.
    I can’t wait to learn more about this topic. This is something I definitely struggle with.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Everyone and I look forward to reading your post about everything you learn in this class.

    Have a great weekend.
    Aracellis Lopez. 🙂

  • Angela
    Posted at 17:04h, 14 March Reply

    I also have the Class from Suzy Furrer but did not yet have the time to watch. Would Love to win the Book.

  • Marcia Clever
    Posted at 17:05h, 14 March Reply

    I too have signed up for the CRAFTSY class. Would love to expand my knowledge with a chance to win the book.

  • Jacky Paul
    Posted at 17:11h, 14 March Reply

    How amazing would it be to receive the book. I too am on the amazing sewing journey, a community of like minded friends who span the world. Just love that we can all learn and connect no matter where you live. 🙂

  • Rheta Stears
    Posted at 17:14h, 14 March Reply

    This looks like a book I can really use. I have sewn forever but, have more time now.

  • justine
    Posted at 17:19h, 14 March Reply

    I could really use this book a lot! I make patterns but my sewing skills aren’t the best.

  • Ali M
    Posted at 17:25h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you so much! And I’ve been considering taking a sloper class, I will go check this out!

  • Evelyne
    Posted at 17:28h, 14 March Reply

    Oh, I have bought this Craftsy lesson but haven’t watched it yet. Will definitely watch now. Also, this book sounds great.

  • Barbara
    Posted at 17:35h, 14 March Reply

    Hi Sarah, I have signed up for this class and will be interested to see where your new knowledge takes you. You have made an amazing journey and are an inspiration to all of us . I would also love the book

  • A No
    Posted at 17:39h, 14 March Reply

    Enjoy the course! Book sounds great. Here’s hoping that leaving a comment on my favorite mathematician’s birthday brings luck. Thanks!

  • Emma
    Posted at 17:39h, 14 March Reply

    I really want to learn to achieve perfect fit in my sewing too. I’ve put the class on my wishlist (but the “mastery” level scares a complete beginner like me somewhat!) The book looks amazing. Thank you for offering such a great giveaway!!

  • Tamra
    Posted at 17:46h, 14 March Reply

    i too am working to create a set of slopes made just for me. Imagine the possibilities.
    My fingers are crossed this book would be a helpful addition to my quest.

  • Donna
    Posted at 17:48h, 14 March Reply

    I have Suzy’ Furrer’s Craftsy classes and am working my way through them. I too, want to attain better fit, either through developing the slopers and pattern blocks made to measure, and to know how to adjust patterns from other designers. I look forward to seeing your progress with the bodice sloper class. I’m sure we will all learn from you, as well as Ms. Furrer.

  • Hari
    Posted at 17:50h, 14 March Reply

    Lovely giveaway!

  • Mary Glenn
    Posted at 17:54h, 14 March Reply

    I have been sewing and fitting people for a long time, but I still would love to take some really good drafting classes. I am looking forward to seeing this through your eyes.

  • Joan Lastovica
    Posted at 17:57h, 14 March Reply

    I love sewing, too and I love books! Thanks for your constant inspiration.

  • Lisa Pirrello
    Posted at 18:03h, 14 March Reply

    Thanks for your excellent blog!

  • Jane koburger
    Posted at 18:06h, 14 March Reply

    Hoping for this outstanding book !

  • Judi in Tinton Falls
    Posted at 18:09h, 14 March Reply

    There’s always something new to learn. Thanks for sponsoring this drawing.

  • Judith Stansky
    Posted at 18:10h, 14 March Reply

    Don’t know if the first went through. I said that there’s always something new to learn and thanked you for sponsoring this drawing. Here’s hoping.

  • Alethia Hudson
    Posted at 18:22h, 14 March Reply

    I am always expecting to learn new and improved techniques myself. I look forward to seeing what you share from your experience. As well, this would be an awesome book to have and to be able to share with my DIL who’s a rising fashion superstar!

  • Ann Schucker
    Posted at 18:29h, 14 March Reply

    I’m interested in hearing about your class. And of course, I’d love to win the book!
    Really enjoy your blog.

  • Ann Schucker
    Posted at 18:30h, 14 March Reply

    I am interested in hearing about your class, and of course, I’d love to win the book!

  • Delecia Dennis
    Posted at 18:42h, 14 March Reply

    Would love to have this book!

  • Mae Wilson
    Posted at 18:48h, 14 March Reply

    I’d love to win this book.

  • Brandy Knowles
    Posted at 18:54h, 14 March Reply

    This sounds like the book I need!

  • Daneen Horsfall
    Posted at 19:15h, 14 March Reply

    I have recently enrolled in the same course, I am approaching a birthday with an “0” and feel its about time I deserve beautiful clothes with beautiful fit!

  • michelle Frain
    Posted at 19:21h, 14 March Reply

    I have a real interest in construction skills. so this book will be a wonderful treat to help me

  • Nanci Cartwright
    Posted at 19:27h, 14 March Reply

    I have purchased all of Suzy’s classes as well as several other Craftsy classes. The ones I’ve completed have sold me on the Craftsy courses. I’m retiring the end of April, we are moving to New Mexico and part of the goal is to find a home that has a space for my weaving looms and sewing machines. Then I plan to go through Suzy’s classes one by one. This book looks fantastic! One can never have enough reference books. I should know, smile.

  • Ellen Tatge
    Posted at 19:31h, 14 March Reply

    What a great learning tool!

  • Melanie Leigh
    Posted at 19:44h, 14 March Reply

    I just went to sewing expo in Atlanta and ready to sew. Going to finish my Chanel jacket now. So excited!

  • Adecia Walker
    Posted at 19:58h, 14 March Reply

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. One reason many of us sew is to get a better fit and it sounds like the class you are taking will certainly help. Sounds really interesting.

  • Anna O'Day
    Posted at 20:00h, 14 March Reply

    Pick me!

  • Christine DuPuis
    Posted at 20:02h, 14 March Reply

    This looks like a great book!
    I would love to add it to my sewing books.
    The class looks interesting,too.

  • Jayne Miller
    Posted at 20:08h, 14 March Reply

    thanks for the giveaway, Hope I’m the winner

  • Dana
    Posted at 20:10h, 14 March Reply

    I love all the classes that Craftsy has to offer. I haven’t taken that one but have purchased several others and have a few more on my wish list.

  • Toni
    Posted at 20:16h, 14 March Reply

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you make. It’s good seeing you post again.

  • Claudia Farley
    Posted at 20:24h, 14 March Reply

    Good luck with your class. I always enjoy your post..

  • Rena
    Posted at 20:24h, 14 March Reply

    Valentino, I love your exuberance and creativity in everything you do.

  • Gail G.
    Posted at 20:38h, 14 March Reply

    It is always fun to learn new things. Sounds like a great giveaway book that would help any sewer.

  • Emily
    Posted at 20:38h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway. I hope luck will be with me this time. I purchased the same class a while back but haven’t managed to watch it yet until now because of your inspiration. Thank you.

  • Mary Beth Mesrobian
    Posted at 20:54h, 14 March Reply

    good luck with the patternmaking, it will help you a great deal. Also I suggest using a dress form. I’d love to win the book it looks informative and beautiful!, Thank You, Mary Beth

  • Sofie Mitropoulos
    Posted at 21:00h, 14 March Reply

    You will love pattern making. After studying pattern drafting many years ago, I find I look at complex designs and deconstruct them in my head to work out the construction. It’s fun. Enjoy. This would be a great book to have.

  • Libby Wood
    Posted at 21:22h, 14 March Reply

    Love following your SEWING JOURNEY, Sarah.

  • Faye Lewis
    Posted at 21:24h, 14 March Reply

    Sounds like a wonderful class you are taking.
    Please enter me in your drawing for the book.

  • Deborah Jalving
    Posted at 21:49h, 14 March Reply

    I’m so excited to be taking the pattern drafting class with Suzy Furrer as well! She is a great instructor and easy to follow. Just think of all the designs that could be created! And all the patterns we could fit! I hope you will post any ideas you get because I will be looking for your input!
    Cheers!

  • Amy J. Woods
    Posted at 21:50h, 14 March Reply

    I Love Sewing and Enjoy Your Blog!

  • Lynn olsen
    Posted at 21:55h, 14 March Reply

    That looks like a valuable sewing resource.

  • Linda Fraser
    Posted at 21:56h, 14 March Reply

    I have taken some pattern drafting years ago with Anne Hyde – does anyone remember her – she gave classes for a week or two with accommodation in Denver and just outside in Winter Park. Also some great fitting tips with Ron Collins recently at Sawyer Sewing Centre class in Victoria, B.C. Good fit makes all the difference – would like to add this book to my collection.
    Enjoy your blog very much

  • Amy
    Posted at 22:15h, 14 March Reply

    I can’t wait to read more about your progress in the class. I was hoping weeks with Susan Khalje would teach how to fit – that’s at least one of the reasons I was justifying saving up my pennies – but it sounds like it wasn’t enough? Starting from your own personal pattern sounds ideal though! Also, while I love collecting books, no need to enter me. I’d rather someone else have a bit of luck.

  • Jean W
    Posted at 22:28h, 14 March Reply

    I have heard good things about Suzy and have her book on Building Patterns. I am working through that and hoping to perfect a sloper pattern. I would love to see what this book offers. good luck in your class, can’t wait to hear about how it goes.

  • Vicki Jenkins
    Posted at 22:34h, 14 March Reply

    Thank you for sharing you newest projects.

  • Mary
    Posted at 22:49h, 14 March Reply

    I am interested to see where this class takes you – I have been avoiding pattern drafting but I also realize it is the key to a perfect fit. This book sounds wonderful!

  • Melissa
    Posted at 23:38h, 14 March Reply

    What a great giveaway!

  • Deborah Penner
    Posted at 23:39h, 14 March Reply

    I would love to win this book!

  • Mitzi Richardson
    Posted at 23:39h, 14 March Reply

    Please let us know your opinion of working from a purchased pattern versus drafting your own from a sloper. I’ve never tried drafting, am fascinated by the idea of being able to create any style I can imagine. Thanks for the opportunity to have this wonderful book, which I’ve been eyeing longingly.

  • Denise Dooley
    Posted at 23:52h, 14 March Reply

    I’m looking forward to hearing how you resolve the back fitting, I have the same issue. It was always a frustration with RTW.

  • Karen Lyles
    Posted at 23:53h, 14 March Reply

    Pattern drafting knowledge is so helpful in custom fit. I enjoy using pattern drafting computer software. Enjoy!

  • Laura ONeal
    Posted at 00:05h, 15 March Reply

    Hi,

    Count me in for the wonderful book give-a-way please!

    Laura

  • Carol
    Posted at 00:05h, 15 March Reply

    This looks like a wonderful book. What a generous give away.

    I hope that you post a review of the class. It sounds like it could be a helpful learning tool.

  • Ro
    Posted at 00:10h, 15 March Reply

    I can’t wait to see what you will come up with , while taking your new class

  • Ro
    Posted at 00:12h, 15 March Reply

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this gem of a book

  • Nan O'Bryan
    Posted at 00:56h, 15 March Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win Sewing With Fashion Designers. That would make a lovely St. Patrick’s Day gift for this Irish lady….
    I’ve signed up for Suzy Furr’s patternmaking classes, too. There’s a new one on pants, which are my personal fitting challenge.
    I very much enjoy your blog.

  • Sharon Aiken
    Posted at 01:03h, 15 March Reply

    Where are you taking your class? Sounds like the book is very interesting.

  • Jayne deskins
    Posted at 01:25h, 15 March Reply

    i sew at my employment and then come home and sew for myself. I would love to see and develope new sewing skills and fitting issues. Love your blog thanks for the inspiration.

  • Lynne Smith
    Posted at 02:04h, 15 March Reply

    I would love to have the book. I have also become very interested in the perfect fit for a garment. Thank you for your blog.

  • T McKinley
    Posted at 02:11h, 15 March Reply

    Be sure and post what you thought about this class, it seems very interesting. Thanks for the giveaway, I will keep my fingers crossed. west Regards.

  • Joanna
    Posted at 02:40h, 15 March Reply

    I agree with how fitting a pattern can be easier if pattern drafting skills are gained. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Lisa Stephens
    Posted at 03:15h, 15 March Reply

    This looks like a book worth reading, thanks for the great giveaway

  • Barbora Siskova
    Posted at 03:28h, 15 March Reply

    I must have this book! Wish I could win. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Lynn Pinda
    Posted at 03:31h, 15 March Reply

    Good luck with you class! The book books like a treasure 🙂

  • Eleanna
    Posted at 06:44h, 15 March Reply

    Seems like an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Meenakshee
    Posted at 06:56h, 15 March Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Helen Peemoeller
    Posted at 07:29h, 15 March Reply

    It sounds like a wonderful book, and I would love to have it.

  • Olynda Morris
    Posted at 07:30h, 15 March Reply

    This would help me. I also want to learn. Thanks for this opportunity to enter.

  • Tina
    Posted at 07:36h, 15 March Reply

    Oh, you will love Suzy’s classes. I have all of them. I thought the bodice was pretty involved…lots of calculations………but I want to give it a go one day too. I did go through her skirt sloper class & made a couple of skirts from the sloper. Good luck in your class. Oh, and yes I would love this book

  • Janith
    Posted at 07:46h, 15 March Reply

    Sewing for Fashion Designers would be a great addition to my library and a great resource for my students. I enjoy patternmaking and working with blocks and hope you do also.

  • Ruta
    Posted at 08:04h, 15 March Reply

    Good luck with the class! Thank You for the giveaway, I would like to win the book!

  • Mitzy Pearson
    Posted at 08:05h, 15 March Reply

    I can’t wait to see how your class turns out. What a JOY it would be to start with the FIT and then add the design! Thanks for your generosity in offering this book as a giveaway.

  • Thelma Black
    Posted at 08:23h, 15 March Reply

    I’m a new follower of your blog and mood sewer. Learning how to constricting a fitted garment has been a challenge for me so having your book would definitely be a valuable resource for me. Thanks in advance.

  • Toni Morse
    Posted at 08:26h, 15 March Reply

    Interested in hearing your review of the class! The book would be a nice bonus.

  • Carol Jansson
    Posted at 08:45h, 15 March Reply

    Looks like a great book! Count me in.

  • Tina McNally
    Posted at 08:46h, 15 March Reply

    Thanks for the give away! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  • Heidi Blanke
    Posted at 08:56h, 15 March Reply

    That book looks outstanding. Thanks for the opportunity to possibly take a look at it. As always, you are an inspiration to sewists everywhere.

  • Pam Bruner
    Posted at 08:56h, 15 March Reply

    This book looks amazing.

  • Christie Hylwa
    Posted at 09:11h, 15 March Reply

    I am working my way through Suzy’s class as well.

  • Karen Caron
    Posted at 09:24h, 15 March Reply

    Looks like a great book! Thanks for a chance to win it!

  • Sohini Sarkar
    Posted at 09:25h, 15 March Reply

    Hi, I follow your blog regularly and I love how to transform a pattern to something incredible. I am a sewing enthusiast, but do not have any trace on the blogosphere. I recently did susan’s class and quickly enrolled in all the craftsy classes that Susan offered. I have made a few things and still cannot believe how nicely fitted those turned out to be. She is very helpful and you can learn a lot about fitting just from the discussion section. Hope you enjoy it. I would love to win the book. Here’s to pretty dresses. Thank you!

  • Kerri Moon
    Posted at 10:02h, 15 March Reply

    Fitting is such an important thing, yet so time consuming to get just right. It is such a triumph when a hurdle is overcome and it feels like another area on the body has been conquered. I would love to be entered in the drawing.

  • Lorie Dale
    Posted at 10:11h, 15 March Reply

    Love your blog and seeing all the new things you create. Can’t wait to see what you learn in this class

  • GailV
    Posted at 10:35h, 15 March Reply

    What an intriguing book! Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

  • Barbara B
    Posted at 11:00h, 15 March Reply

    I was very impressed by how you achieved a great fit on your Granville II blouse. Great fitting clothes read as high quality.

  • Denise Thompson
    Posted at 11:10h, 15 March Reply

    This looks very interesting! Thanks for sharing.

  • Lola
    Posted at 11:18h, 15 March Reply

    Can’t wait to follow your sloper adventure. As always – inspiring.

  • maureen
    Posted at 11:30h, 15 March Reply

    This book looks very interesting.

  • Mary Ann
    Posted at 11:36h, 15 March Reply

    Looks like an interesting book! Can’t wait to see what you do with your new drafting skills.

  • Joan
    Posted at 12:01h, 15 March Reply

    I love receiving notice of your blog posts! Thanks so much for being such a great resource. And yes, I will be wearing my lucky shamrock earrings on Tuesday!

  • Beverl Meadows
    Posted at 13:13h, 15 March Reply

    Sounds like a great class & I would love to win the book give away.

  • Anita Engert
    Posted at 14:16h, 15 March Reply

    Based on your description of the book it sounds like something I would love to win. Count me in!

  • Ardy Wolynec
    Posted at 14:26h, 15 March Reply

    I would love to be included. I’m interested in drafting and have Connie Crawford’s book.

  • Leslie Rutland
    Posted at 14:47h, 15 March Reply

    This sounds like an amazing book! Adding it to my Amazon wishlist (in case I don’t win)

  • Hildi Moeller
    Posted at 14:53h, 15 March Reply

    By stumbling upon your blog I have finally found someone who represents the kind of sewing I hope to do myself! And I need all the encouragement I can get!

  • Rosali
    Posted at 15:03h, 15 March Reply

    Cant wait to see your new amazing creations!

  • Barbara byrne
    Posted at 15:23h, 15 March Reply

    I’m having a bash so I can flash the fash if I win the book
    I’ll soon have the look!
    So give me the chance my skills to enhance choose me to be winnin
    So I can get pinnin!

    Barb Byrne

  • ginny winter
    Posted at 15:47h, 15 March Reply

    Sounds like a great book- I know someone else that did the Suzy Ferrer class and loved it!Good luck!

  • Jean OReilly
    Posted at 15:56h, 15 March Reply

    Good luck with your class and thanks for continually inspiring me!

  • Deborah Bowles
    Posted at 16:16h, 15 March Reply

    I am totally obsessed with pattern drafting. I have taken all of Suzy Furrer classes. Our Designing Divas ASG Neighborhood group is learning how to draft our own styles. This book would be such an asset. Thanks for sharing.

  • Joen
    Posted at 16:42h, 15 March Reply

    Good Luck with your class – making a perfect fitting sloper would be a dream come true! I;d love to win this book!

  • Kate hampshire
    Posted at 16:49h, 15 March Reply

    I got all the sloper classes as a Christmas present from my mum, who is now very ill. I haven’t had time to do them yet, but it was a fabulous present.
    The book looks great too. I would love to win it but will buy it if I’m not lucky enough to.

  • Mari-Liis Ööpik
    Posted at 17:08h, 15 March Reply

    I guess all hobby sewists end up getting obsessed with the fit! I feel that I am getting there as well!

  • Anca Clintoc
    Posted at 17:11h, 15 March Reply

    The book looks amazing. Would love it

  • Tina Kellner
    Posted at 17:39h, 15 March Reply

    Here’s hoping to win.

  • Cindy LeCamus
    Posted at 17:51h, 15 March Reply

    How sweet you are! I love seeing what you’re making. I’m taking the pants class now but the slipper will be my next. Can’t wait to hear your story on this class.

  • Sharon Coulombe
    Posted at 17:55h, 15 March Reply

    I too am interested in pattern fitting! It drives me crazy when I think everything is fitting perfect and then try it on and yuk! I’m sure this book would be a great help. I’m finding my half-time job is getting in the way of my sewing so am retiring in June to start the last 1/3 part of my life. I plan on dedicating it to the things I never had time to do while raising kids, working, fighting that crappy breast cancer and working. This 1/3 is just for me to explore my sewing and art hobbies to my content! Hubby needs to find his own hobbies!

  • Cindy S.
    Posted at 18:02h, 15 March Reply

    I would love to have this book. Good luck with your new class.

  • Barbara Hewitt
    Posted at 19:59h, 15 March Reply

    I have been sewing for years and love sewing for my teenage granddaughters, now. Your web site has encouraged me to do more sewing for myself. I agree, getting the fit perfect for myself can be trying. When I had a younger figure it was easier but now I have decided to brush up on fitting myself with my “new” “older” figure. Thank you for your blog.

  • Gayle
    Posted at 20:01h, 15 March Reply

    Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. Would love to win the book!

  • Leanna
    Posted at 20:51h, 15 March Reply

    Looking forward to your next project – you always do such lovely work!

  • Ruth Lutz
    Posted at 21:00h, 15 March Reply

    As a sewist who is constantly working to improve her skill set, I would absolutely love to add a resource like this to my sewing room. I enjoy your blog posts and look forward to what you are up to each week!
    Warm regards,
    Ruth Lutz

  • Betty MJcGuinness
    Posted at 21:34h, 15 March Reply

    This book looks quite interesting especially with the range of fabrics. I am very interested in sewing with leather and fur.

    Many thanks for your inspirational posts.

  • nique et
    Posted at 22:13h, 15 March Reply

    Terribly generous of you. Thanks for the opportunity

  • Amy N
    Posted at 22:22h, 15 March Reply

    Crossing my fingers, toes & eyes…hoping I win this book!!!

  • Shirley Clark
    Posted at 23:34h, 15 March Reply

    I used to make pageant dresses, and I pretty much had to make my own patterns. They got tossed with moving so many times. I really wanted to remake some of them, but I just didn’t know where to begin. Good luck with your new interest!

  • Megan
    Posted at 00:52h, 16 March Reply

    I am always looking to expand my sewing library! Thanks for being so generous.

  • Skaapie
    Posted at 03:06h, 16 March Reply

    What a beautiful book – thanks for the generous chance to win a copy!

  • Linda M
    Posted at 03:20h, 16 March Reply

    Looking forward to seeing how the course goes for you! And I do love sewing books!

  • Antigone
    Posted at 05:12h, 16 March Reply

    I wish this is not a “only US participant” giveaway. because I really want this book. fingers crossed!

  • Virginia Thomas
    Posted at 05:15h, 16 March Reply

    I’ve signed up to that Craftsy class and can’t wait to get my teeth in to it! This book looks awesome too… thanks for the opportunity to enter to win it. 🙂

  • Julia
    Posted at 05:46h, 16 March Reply

    I read the review of that book on male pattern boldness and it, together with the pictures, made my mouth water.

  • Jacqueline
    Posted at 06:56h, 16 March Reply

    What a generous giveaway – from the preview reviews it seems a fabulous book! As a very enthusiastic, but relatively new sewer, I realise that fit is a core issue in producing self made garments that look relatively professional. To this end, earlier today I enrolled in Susan Khalje’s online course in order to experience her approach to some of the sewing challenges that you mention, as well as the bodice sloper course. [The 50% discount season is so helpful – these two courses have been on my ‘wishlist’ for a very long time!] Thank you for your very thoughtful, thorough blog — and for the opportunity to participate in the giveaway.

  • Trudy
    Posted at 07:45h, 16 March Reply

    Good luck on your journey into pattern drafting!
    The book sounds really great 🙂

  • Bonnie Byington
    Posted at 08:37h, 16 March Reply

    I would love to win this book,

  • Dorothy
    Posted at 09:06h, 16 March Reply

    Like you and so many others, I am intrigued by the idea of developing my own slopers and have purchased Suzy’s classes. I just learned from the comments about the new pants sloper class and need to add that one, too.!

    Thanks for all the inspiration you provide with your blog.

  • Liz Thompson
    Posted at 09:25h, 16 March Reply

    Would love to have this book

  • June Davis
    Posted at 09:34h, 16 March Reply

    thank you for the update about your sewing experiences. I would love to win the book. Thank you.

  • Rebecca Abadie
    Posted at 10:02h, 16 March Reply

    This sounds like a wonderful book, and I will probably buy it (unless I’m the lucky one to win it). Thanks!

  • Lynn Pias
    Posted at 10:10h, 16 March Reply

    As a lifelong sewer who has recently started sewing my own clothes again, I desperately need this book. My current method is to take an existing garment and make a pattern from it. I am pretty sure there are better methods…..

  • Sew not work
    Posted at 10:11h, 16 March Reply

    Count me in please! Looks like a great book!

  • Denise
    Posted at 12:14h, 16 March Reply

    I would love to win this book. You are an inspiration.

  • Tee
    Posted at 12:19h, 16 March Reply

    That new book would love to join the others on my shelf!!! Thanks

  • Carla
    Posted at 12:57h, 16 March Reply

    I think that learning to make a sloper and the desire to draft your own patterns is a natural outcome for those of us that are truly committed to the art of making clothes.

  • LinB
    Posted at 13:40h, 16 March Reply

    Oh, how you will enjoy pattern drafting! It’s a fascinating subject, fun to mess about with, fun to practice on your family and/or pets. You might also try to find The Cut of Women’s Clothes and The Cut of Men’s Clothes by Norah Waugh, as good reference tools … also anything by Adele Margolis.

  • Diana Stanley
    Posted at 15:29h, 16 March Reply

    My local fabric/sewing machine store just offered a pattern-making class based on Suzy Furrer’s book. I took it of course, and am on the verge of having my own sloper. So exciting! I’d love to get my hands on this book as well 🙂

  • Diana Winram
    Posted at 15:37h, 16 March Reply

    Good luck with your class. I wouldn’t say no to a book 🙂

  • Elizabeth Buiocchi
    Posted at 16:16h, 16 March Reply

    Love, love, love your blog! I’m not good enough yet to sew all of my clothes but that is my eventual goal.

  • Wendy See
    Posted at 16:41h, 16 March Reply

    I look forward to your review of this class. It is one I have considered purchasing.

  • Sugar Evans
    Posted at 17:08h, 16 March Reply

    I’d love a book! Love to see what you sew!

  • Bryony Olney
    Posted at 17:32h, 16 March Reply

    Best of luck with the pattern drafting, I’ve just made my first sloper and made 2 tops out of it with generally good success. Very interested to know how you get on with the course, I self taught through a mix of YouTube videos and written instruction so unsurprisingly my sloper isn’t brilliant but definitely better fitting than off the shelf patterns.

  • Meg Martin
    Posted at 17:52h, 16 March Reply

    You’re an inspiration! Can’t wait to see your 2015 creations.

  • Brenda Van Matre
    Posted at 19:51h, 16 March Reply

    I’m just getting back into sewing after 15 years off. Kids are grown and grandchildren here and I’m excited to learn more with the extra time on my hands.

    Thanks for the chance,

  • Ruth Gregory
    Posted at 21:10h, 16 March Reply

    I would love to read this book. I know that I need to learn more about fitting patterns. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Sue Bateman
    Posted at 21:45h, 16 March Reply

    Wow , wonderful book and enjoy the drafting class it is amazing when you can make or adjust your own pattern well. It is my favourite part of the process .:)

  • Donna Engelhardt
    Posted at 22:41h, 16 March Reply

    Am totally hooked on your blog and am often checking for updates. Just finished cleaning and sorting my sewing room tonight, so now I’ll hope for a chance at the book! Thanks for all of your inspiration.

    Donna

  • Rose in SV
    Posted at 00:21h, 17 March Reply

    This looks like a wonderful resource! Thank you for the opportunity!

    Rose in SV

  • Anna
    Posted at 04:04h, 17 March Reply

    Thank you so much for introducing this on-line class to me and the book too. I am very interested in the class because where I live in NZ there are few (actually none that I know of) classes of a high calibre that focus on fit and the engineering of pattern drafting. Note that I’m saying ‘engineering’. Someone I know recently made an unflattering comment about sewing that stemmed from what I consider to be her own academic snobbiness. If that person knew how much planning, foresight, attention to detail, patience, skill, knowledge, and maths was involved in sewing and pattern drafting, she might not have been so dismissive. There are many sewists in our world who really are ‘fabric and design engineers’ in my opinion and that is something to be very proud of!. I think it’s great that there are sewing classes and books that help us all to improve our ‘engineering’ skills.

  • Cindy Aymes
    Posted at 09:31h, 17 March Reply

    I don’t know if I’m too late for the book giveaway, but just wanted to say anyway that’s it’s kind and generous if you to offer it and also to bring it to our attention. There are just so many resources out there it’s sometimes difficult to cull them down to the essentials. I do love to learn about new books!

  • Amber Hunter
    Posted at 10:57h, 17 March Reply

    I hope I am not too late either! I would love to win this book! Thank you either way!

  • Jin
    Posted at 12:32h, 17 March Reply

    I know EXACTLY how you feel about fitting and how one small change affects the whole pattern. I’ve been trying to fit my muslin and every time I think I’ve gotten it, something else shifts. Love your blog!

  • Rita Hollaay
    Posted at 12:33h, 17 March Reply

    I’ve lived a blessed life but not a lucky life. Is it possible that I could still win a drawing.? I refer to all my resources at some time. Blogs have expanded my interest and library. I’ll soon be a maill order sewist as my local and very large fabric store is going out of business.. May need more help than ever . Thanks for what you do.

  • Helen Keniston Oney
    Posted at 13:25h, 17 March Reply

    I’d love to get this book. Happy St. Pat’s Day!

  • Joy
    Posted at 14:21h, 17 March Reply

    Great giveaway! I hope I win! 🙂

  • Linda
    Posted at 21:02h, 17 March Reply

    Looks like an interesting book; I am always striving to improve fit in tailored garments!

  • Sarah Wilson
    Posted at 13:45h, 18 March Reply

    Good luck with your course, pattern drafting is a fascinating subject.

  • Carolyn Rogers
    Posted at 21:15h, 18 March Reply

    Ahh the holy grail, a perfect fitting bodice. Would love to read this book too, might have to buy it if I don’t win it.

  • Stella
    Posted at 10:59h, 03 April Reply

    I shall be interested to hear about your pattern-drafting journey, something I am fascinated with, too. This book looks like an excellent addition to my library and I would love to win it!

  • CHARMS
    Posted at 19:54h, 15 March Reply

    What a kind and thoughtful gesture. I am sure the lucky winner will benefit immensely and will most likely need it the most.

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