New Inspiration and an Arctic Blast Giveaway

My Project 7-001

11 Feb New Inspiration and an Arctic Blast Giveaway

If only I had waited a year before making this dress I could have had this new Vogue pattern right at my fingertips – LOL 😉

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Maybe you remember when I made this dress last January 2015.

akris-punto-long-sleeve-colorblock-shift-dress-original-230664 Inspired by an Akris Punto dress on the Neiman Marcus website for $995, (photo above) I altered a pattern to achieve a similar look.

The new collection of Vogue Patterns now offers the Akris Punto knockoff in full minus the pockets. I really love the set-in sleeves along with the rounded hemline, and plan to give it a try in a different color combo for another all-occasion dress! Would you believe I wore mine to dinner just last night (with boots and tights, not slides!)?

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Dear Readers,

Thank you so much for your kind comments following my last post. I found them extremely comforting and heartwarming upon experiencing such sadness.

In appreciation, I’m hosting an Arctic Blast Giveaway featuring this 1.5 yard piece of Faux Fur from Mood Fabrics.

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I intended to sew a shrug for Mimi with the solid white faux fur to wear as an exit piece with her wedding dress. Due to the unforeseen circumstances I experienced, I didn’t make it and I rented a fur. Yes, I rented a fur.

Mimi leaving

To be entered into the furry-giveaway, simply leave a comment. The random winner will be announced on Sunday, Valentine’s Day!

Good luck and lots of love 🙂 🙂 🙂

goodbyevalentino
goodbyevalentino@gmail.com
149 Comments
  • evans sevieux
    Posted at 14:47h, 11 February Reply

    I would love to win this, i always wanted to sew a fur fabric.

  • Lorraine Torres
    Posted at 14:47h, 11 February Reply

    That fabric looks lucious!

  • Mary Frances Giattina
    Posted at 14:50h, 11 February Reply

    Well, a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do! Renting a fur for Mimi was what a great mom would do so that she would be able to have her baby girl leave her special event in style – at whatever cost 🙂 Would love to make the fur into a wrap for all of our Mardi Gras events down here in Mobile, Alabama. Yes, it does get cold down here in January and February. Condolences on the passing of your father. I’ll bet you were a daddy’s girl 🙂 Take care.

  • Anne Marie Mattison
    Posted at 14:52h, 11 February Reply

    What a gracious and sweet idea. I hope each day is getting a bit better for you.

    Anne Marie Mattison

  • Cookie
    Posted at 14:55h, 11 February Reply

    I had a Liz Claiborne dress purchased in 1990s that was very similar to this. Always loved it.
    I need this fur to keep me warm in NH> 26 degrees today and going down this weekend.

  • Lu Anne Simpson
    Posted at 14:55h, 11 February Reply

    You always inspire me! The faux fur is beautiful and I would give it a very good home! 😉

  • Deborah
    Posted at 14:55h, 11 February Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win the faux fur. When will your book be published? Have been looking for it.

  • Christine Kille
    Posted at 14:57h, 11 February Reply

    I think renting a fur was very eco friendly, as is gifting the faux fur you no longer have plans for! I’m seeing a gorgeous winter white wool coat with a furry white collar, maybe vogue 8841…

  • Roswitha Theus
    Posted at 15:07h, 11 February Reply

    Thank you so much for the chanche to win this wonderful faux fur.
    Have a nice day in your sewing room and greetings from the middle of Germany
    Roswitha

  • Natalie Tangen
    Posted at 15:10h, 11 February Reply

    Lovely Piece!!

  • Janice Koropoulis
    Posted at 15:15h, 11 February Reply

    Would love to win!

  • Joan
    Posted at 15:15h, 11 February Reply

    Sarah, Thanks for sharing the lovely photo of your goodbye at Mimi’s wedding! The rented fur looks wonderful on her. I’ve wondered about your gown for this wedding…

    I would enjoy working with the ivory faux fur should I be selected in your drawing. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Judith Elliott
    Posted at 15:16h, 11 February Reply

    Have new machine and experience; Will sew.
    White faux fur; will cherish.
    Call Judy or email: Judyte@bellsouth.net

  • Maria Merante
    Posted at 15:17h, 11 February Reply

    I really enjoy your posts.

  • Mary Rames (designerofdreams)
    Posted at 15:18h, 11 February Reply

    Dear Sarah,
    You continue to inspire me and I find it always a treat to read about and view your newest garment and your process. Oh yes! Even though I live in Arkansas, I still would love to win that piece of fur from Mood 😉
    Thank you for posting your blog. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. May you find comfort knowing that you are not alone and can treasures the happy memories you shared with him.
    Happy sewing!
    Mary

  • Janet Seigneuret
    Posted at 15:19h, 11 February Reply

    25 years ago I made myself a fake fur ‘exit’ cape for my own October wedding. Ok, actually it was mostly white fleece with fake fur trim. But we had an incredibly warm October here in Vancouver (Canada) that year and the cape was not needed. Guests were in sleeveless dresses, dancing up a storm on the outdoor patio, as I recall. I think I cut up the cape to make baby things a few years later. 🙂

  • Cheryle Miller
    Posted at 15:20h, 11 February Reply

    I love the dress!

  • My Handmade Space
    Posted at 15:21h, 11 February Reply

    Nice dress! It is definitely an inspiration and the faux fur looks great.

  • Ana Sullivan
    Posted at 15:23h, 11 February Reply

    So sorry about your loss.

  • Millie Payne
    Posted at 15:25h, 11 February Reply

    It is cold in Battle Creek this week, and I have a granddaughter who would love a wrap made from this faux fur. While beginning college she is working at the local Humane Society in the effort to find forever homes for the dogs and cats…and this fabric would be the kind of fur she would choose for her personal warmth.

    This is a generous act…sharing the connection of kindred spirits in every way. Millie

  • Ruthe Ploskunyak
    Posted at 15:25h, 11 February Reply

    Are you SURE that Vogue did not knock off YOUR dress?

  • Joanne
    Posted at 15:27h, 11 February Reply

    I would love this! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Debbie Weber
    Posted at 15:29h, 11 February Reply

    Having just lost my mom to a very debilitating illness in November I can with all of my heart understand and empathize how your feelings ebbed between sadness for the loss of your father and and the joy of the marriage of your beautiful daughter. Great intentions can often be sidelined and even though a lovely faux fur shrug was not sewn by you, the rented fur was definitely a display of love and affection for your daughter. Giving the faux fur away is just another sign of your kindness and generosity. A piece of faux fur would be a warm addition to a Wisconsinite’s winter wardrobe! My deepest sympathy to you and congratulations on the marriage of your daughter.

  • Lynn Pias
    Posted at 15:31h, 11 February Reply

    I see a coat for my 3 year old granddaughter in that fur…..

  • Jenny larking
    Posted at 15:33h, 11 February Reply

    I am going to a posh party and would love to make this.

  • Mickey Newman
    Posted at 15:33h, 11 February Reply

    You did not need the Vogue. You did great without it.

  • Seleste Skinner
    Posted at 15:36h, 11 February Reply

    Love your version of the dress. Thanks for your blog!!!!

  • Janet Malwitz
    Posted at 15:40h, 11 February Reply

    Love the dress & your blog. Would love to win the faux fur.

  • Helen Peemoeller
    Posted at 15:45h, 11 February Reply

    I love the dress, and I love seeing with faux fur.
    Please keep up the blog. Please keep it up’ your garments speak to me.

  • Elise O'Connor
    Posted at 15:45h, 11 February Reply

    Love your blog and your style!

  • libby wood
    Posted at 15:45h, 11 February Reply

    What a great pattern —-
    and such a fabulous idea – FAUX FUR! Wonder if my grand-daughters would like
    a couple of little fur jackets?

  • Tina Briggs
    Posted at 15:47h, 11 February Reply

    This idea of a faux fur shrug/bolero has taken up residence in my head too. It’s a shame you couldn’t finish your daughter’s for the her wedding.
    I was debating to buy a faux fur throw from a homewares store once, because it was strangely more economical than buying the same amount of fabric from any of our fabric stores here in Sydney.

  • Cindy Aymes
    Posted at 15:50h, 11 February Reply

    Would love the faux fur though I fear I might be invisible in all this snow!

  • Carolyn Branch
    Posted at 15:51h, 11 February Reply

    So sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family. Really enjoy your posts.

  • Paceda Petrone
    Posted at 15:59h, 11 February Reply

    It’s downright cold here in Nashville! That beautiful fabric would warm things up!

    I enjoy following your blog and was so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Hugs!

    Paceda

  • Martha Ann Murray
    Posted at 16:09h, 11 February Reply

    Faux fur for fun! Sounds wonderful for these miserably cold days! I would love it!

  • Jean O'Reilly
    Posted at 16:09h, 11 February Reply

    Would love to enjoy the faux fur here in New Jersey. May the deep love you enjoy from your family, old and young, give you strength in these trying times. Happy Valentines Day.

  • Helen Peemoeller
    Posted at 16:11h, 11 February Reply

    You have perhaps heard about Promenade Fine Fabrics in New Orleans. They have recently started a web site (www.promenadefinefabrics.com), with mainly but not entirely dressy fabrics. They are all beautiful. Not cheap, but doubtless good value for the money. Even if you don’t need anything dressy, take a look at the web site. You will enjoy it, I promise. I have ordered, and the goods came promptly and well wrapped’ I think that you could order with confidence. This is really an extraordinary collection of fabrics.

  • Tracy
    Posted at 16:12h, 11 February Reply

    I have that exact pattern and was just thinking about making it up. Love your version!

    (And I love the faux fur as well — i have a Sandra Betzina vest it’d be perfect for….please enter me!)

  • Miriam Knox
    Posted at 16:14h, 11 February Reply

    Would love to make something out of fur! It would be so fun to make something to cuddle up in.

  • Carole Mellin
    Posted at 16:17h, 11 February Reply

    Clever girl for renting. My son just got married and his bride wore a faux fur also. Would love to see a few more wedding pictures!

  • Jo-Anne Kristensen
    Posted at 16:19h, 11 February Reply

    I’ve left the midwest cold weather for a week, but know when I get back, a faux fur vest will be at the top of my list! Love Mood and all their fabrics are wonderful! It’s a regular Disneyland for sewers!

  • sarah daggett
    Posted at 16:19h, 11 February Reply

    What a lovely sentiment and piece of fabric.

  • laura towe
    Posted at 16:23h, 11 February Reply

    2 days ago i found this site it took me one day to figure out what rtw was. I am so excited i told everyone at singers and walmart to go to it. I am starting today got a new hairdo and made a new skirt for spring.thank you for making me so happy.

  • laura towe
    Posted at 16:28h, 11 February Reply

    just found this site 2 days ago. so excited telling everyone about it made a skirt this morning,got a new hairdo and a bunch of fabric from walmart and singers.thank you for making me so happy

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 16:34h, 11 February Reply

    Wouldn’t it be fun to have a piece of faux fur from you stash…. What a wise idea to give it away!!!Please enter me in the random drawing. I just returned from a big give away of my own. 4 tubs of fabric from both my stash and my Mom’s stash… Some of my mothers was hard to give up… the 2 yards of wool from St Andrews in Scotland….but since she is 94 and her color of blue is not quite the same as mine and she was a lover of polyester I donated the whole kit and caboodle to Our Fabric Stash in Seattle WA. It will go to someone else to enjoy!!. Love the color block dress it looks great on you!

  • Cissie wellons
    Posted at 16:35h, 11 February Reply

    Mimi looks adorable saying goodbye to her mom. Precious picture. I know that your heart was full. Send me that faux fur!,

  • amanda palmer
    Posted at 16:37h, 11 February Reply

    you look gorgeous! so fashionable

  • Sondra
    Posted at 16:38h, 11 February Reply

    Sarah, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear father. I am sending prayers your way. I am so happy for you that you have such fond memories of him to comfort you.

    Thank you for being so kind as to have such a fun give-away! You rock!!!

  • Pamela Smith
    Posted at 16:45h, 11 February Reply

    Great back up plan on the fur,and I like your version of the black and white dress,,great job.Thank you for sharing your sewing experiences..

  • Jody Perwak
    Posted at 16:48h, 11 February Reply

    The rented fur looks great, although I’m sure your plan for the faux would be fantastic!

  • Melanie Leigh
    Posted at 17:01h, 11 February Reply

    Sorry for your loss, and you are a true inspiration.

  • Sharon E
    Posted at 17:09h, 11 February Reply

    So smart of you to rent a fur. I didn’t know that they rented them. How clever you are!

    I hope with the passage of time, you are left only with sweet memories.

  • Linda Galante
    Posted at 17:19h, 11 February Reply

    I love your Akris Punto knock off, and am guessing Vogue patterns had the same inspiration..maybe even your great dress! I’d love to win the fake fur – – what a fun give away. I know your likely still reeling from your loss and hope your memories are some comfort. Take care of yourself. Grieving is exhausting stuff.

  • Ro
    Posted at 17:19h, 11 February Reply

    So sorry for your loss . I hope with each passing day God heals your heart of sadness. You are a true inspiration ! How strong you are and thoughtful to offer this giveaway in your time of sorrow . Btw the rented fur looks fabulous on Mimi , congrats to her on her big day !

  • Treasa Antony
    Posted at 17:20h, 11 February Reply

    Thanks for the give away. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  • Lydia Weathersby
    Posted at 17:23h, 11 February Reply

    Brrrrrrr. . . . We’re covered in snow here in North Carolina where that Faux fur would make someone special Purrrrr!

    Lydia

  • Connie Coley
    Posted at 17:35h, 11 February Reply

    You’re just giving me all sorts of inspiration today, as usual.

  • Jackie Shepherd
    Posted at 17:42h, 11 February Reply

    Would love to have that fur! Hope you are much better.

  • Becky Bagwell
    Posted at 17:53h, 11 February Reply

    You are so inspiring! Thank you!

  • susanne reynolds
    Posted at 18:07h, 11 February Reply

    Your posts are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing. Please include my name in the fur give away

  • Anne Martin
    Posted at 18:17h, 11 February Reply

    This would be a fun challenging sew!

  • Leigh
    Posted at 18:18h, 11 February Reply

    Aren’t you ahead of the curve!

    Fur! Oh how fun. Now all I’ll think about is what to sew with faux fur! Pick me!!!

  • Anna O'Day
    Posted at 18:23h, 11 February Reply

    Her fur looked beautiful, rented or not. So sorry about your dad. This month is the anniversary of my dad’s passing. Still miss him. He was a big guy with a big heart and he left a big hole in our lives.

  • Rheta Stears
    Posted at 18:32h, 11 February Reply

    I am a native of Minnesota and I need this fur. I would wear it all Winter.

  • Debbie Findlay
    Posted at 18:39h, 11 February Reply

    Thanks again for the chance of getting some fabulous fabric…would love that fur! Debbire

  • Tina Spear
    Posted at 18:43h, 11 February Reply

    Thanks for the fun fur giveaway! Love the Vogue dress, I might have to give that one a try also.

  • Jennifer A
    Posted at 18:43h, 11 February Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway! I would love the fur. So many things I could make with it 🙂

  • Rhonda Gatti
    Posted at 18:47h, 11 February Reply

    I would love to see the dress you made for the wedding. Love the black and white also!

  • Bonnie P.
    Posted at 18:50h, 11 February Reply

    What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win but I live in Florida and you can wear fur one day in the year! Great blog!

  • Jean Humphrey
    Posted at 18:56h, 11 February Reply

    Love the dress! I’m moving it to the top of my list. Thanks!

  • Toni Spiliakos
    Posted at 19:01h, 11 February Reply

    That faux fur looks lovely! I have two patterns, each of which would be perfect for this fabric.

  • Margie White
    Posted at 19:11h, 11 February Reply

    I think having a faux fur shrug would be great fun! I’m a big fan of old black and white movies and all the women seem to wear fur shrugs to their swanky parties!!

  • Deb Rood
    Posted at 19:11h, 11 February Reply

    I’m so sorry for your loss. What a difficult time for you. But, you seem to me to be a person full of grace. The rented fur looked beautiful. I would love to make something from the fur. It would allow me to expand my skills.

  • Linda N
    Posted at 19:17h, 11 February Reply

    Beautiful!

  • Karla Crane
    Posted at 19:26h, 11 February Reply

    Beautiful fabric!

  • Rita Broun
    Posted at 19:27h, 11 February Reply

    I would love to make the that jacket for my daughter to wear for her wedding. Thank you

  • Gayle
    Posted at 19:32h, 11 February Reply

    I am glad to see there is a pattern for the color blocked dress now. I made one also last year by cobbling together a few patterns. I worked on the dress off and on for about three weeks. The first time I washed it, the black faded into the white and made it a wadder! So much for all my hard work. But I really do like the dress and will have to look for this pattern. Thank you for alerting us on this!

  • Tiffany
    Posted at 19:33h, 11 February Reply

    As always, everything you make inspires me .( I am also especially inspired because I understand that you are only a few short miles away from me as I live in Union and I can hardly believe that someone with your great talent could live so near.) The white fur is beautiful. Please accept my deepest sympathy in the passing of your father. I lost my own father many years ago as a young bride. I don’t think it is easy at any age. Please continue to create and blog about it to inspire us all.

  • Elena DeLoof
    Posted at 19:44h, 11 February Reply

    Oh, I do love the new Vogue pattern! Maybe you could make it anyway?

  • Peggy Harper
    Posted at 20:03h, 11 February Reply

    I love your straight-hem dress and love the fur also. Winning that would be a nice way to jolt me back into sewing again since I just got a new job and time is short. Been admiring your sewing for a few years now!! Thanks for sharing so much helpful info and, of course, your beautiful clothes. Cheers!

  • Cathy berry
    Posted at 20:11h, 11 February Reply

    Thank you for this chance.

  • Lisa jones
    Posted at 20:24h, 11 February Reply

    I would love to make a jacket with this fur.., I hope you will write about Mimi’s wedding!!!!

  • Cheryl Scott
    Posted at 20:36h, 11 February Reply

    I know exactly what I would do with that faux fur! Good luck, everyone!

  • June Ashby
    Posted at 20:39h, 11 February Reply

    Chic cozy vest

  • Virginia
    Posted at 20:46h, 11 February Reply

    Ooohhhh…..I would love to have that faux fur!

  • Kathryn louisignau
    Posted at 21:19h, 11 February Reply

    Though I seldom comment I am an avid reader of your blog. I am always so interested in your projects. I love hope you tailor your clothes to for you so well. And you ate darling adorable.

  • Nicole Tidwell
    Posted at 21:33h, 11 February Reply

    I would love to win!

  • Mary Deeter
    Posted at 22:15h, 11 February Reply

    I love your dress and the fur looks amazing! Thank you for the opportunity. Happy Valentines Day to you!

  • Geneviève
    Posted at 22:36h, 11 February Reply

    You are such an inspiration! You just nailed that dress 🙂
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Gaynelle west brown
    Posted at 22:47h, 11 February Reply

    You are an inspiration. I gave committed this year not to buy anything I can make. I always look forward to your new creations. Gaynelle

  • Yolanda Reynolds
    Posted at 22:47h, 11 February Reply

    I would like to win.I have never worked with fur before. This would be good reason to try. On another note I love your blog it was one of the first I started reading.

  • Gaynelle west brown
    Posted at 22:52h, 11 February Reply

    Thank you for the opportunity to win the ‘fur’. I always look forward to your new creations. You are an inspiration to me.

  • Nancy
    Posted at 23:02h, 11 February Reply

    Love your posts!

  • Darlene
    Posted at 00:25h, 12 February Reply

    I am sorry for your loss, fathers are such special people.

    Thank you for hosting the give away, the fur would make a fun and fabulous project.

  • CAROL S.
    Posted at 00:31h, 12 February Reply

    Sorry for your loss. My Dad’s been gone three years.

    Have long thought of a fur lined denim (maybe recycled jeans) coat. White lining would be fantastic.

  • Amanda Renea
    Posted at 03:30h, 12 February Reply

    I would love to be chosen, thank you. I enjoy reading all the time!

  • diane wittik
    Posted at 04:34h, 12 February Reply

    YOU LOOK GREAT!

  • Ann Leenhouts-Shane
    Posted at 06:24h, 12 February Reply

    You look wonderful! Love the black and white and LOVE the fur… both the one you’re giving away and the rental!!!

  • Sew, Jean Margaret
    Posted at 06:35h, 12 February Reply

    I have never sewn with faux fur before but I would love to give it a try. Thanks for the lovely give away.

  • Barbara Waterman
    Posted at 06:53h, 12 February Reply

    I Am sorry to hear of your loss, I hope the memories and time you spent with your father bring you and your family comfort. Love your blog and the inspiration it provides – like everyone else I would like to enjoy seeing what I might be able to create from that lovely faux fur.

  • Cheryl Marsh
    Posted at 07:04h, 12 February Reply

    Love the inspiration you provide on your BLOG. The Fur looks lovely. Thank you for hosting the giveaway

  • Pati Vitt
    Posted at 07:04h, 12 February Reply

    Your absence was noticed. I am sorry to learn of your loss, and happy for your recent celebrations too.

    My next sewing challenge is a Moto-jacket, probably using the pattern from Islander. I have been looking for some nice faux fur for the lapels.

  • Linda Anderson
    Posted at 07:46h, 12 February Reply

    Your blog SO inspires me. Thank you for all you do.

    My condolences at the loss of your father.

    God bless-

  • Jenny Reid
    Posted at 08:10h, 12 February Reply

    This dress was my favorite from last year. So sorry about your Dad. I read his obit and what a special Dad. I lost mt Dad 10 years ago. Would love to make vests for all 4 granddaughters (5-14) with you giveaway.

  • Genevieve Arthur
    Posted at 08:30h, 12 February Reply

    Love your dress! Vogue probably got their idea for a pattern from you ;). As for the fur…I just saw a really cute pull over sweater with a drapery ( sort of) neckband that would be lovely in white!

  • Jane Cartwright
    Posted at 08:56h, 12 February Reply

    Love that faux & would love to make a vest out of it!

  • Sherri Egan
    Posted at 08:59h, 12 February Reply

    Who doesn’t love faux fur? Love the dress! I’m always trying to copy something I love as well. Good job

  • jane denny
    Posted at 09:12h, 12 February Reply

    Love what you did with the dress!

  • Myra
    Posted at 09:15h, 12 February Reply

    I love your version of the dress Sarah! The front pockets make your.dress so unique! That’s some beautiful faux fur…very nice of you to give it away!

  • Jeanna Hanna
    Posted at 09:25h, 12 February Reply

    Beautiful dress!!

    Winning this fur fabric would really lift my spirits as I have been ill for the past 2 months and am not seeing a break with it for a few more weeks….this would be the perfect inspiration piece to help me get back on my feet!!

  • Robyn Newell
    Posted at 09:28h, 12 February Reply

    Thank you for your blog. I have learned much from you. I would love to give this faux fur a good home.

  • Heather
    Posted at 09:37h, 12 February Reply

    I missed your last post, but am so sorry to hear your sad news, and at such an otherwise happy time. My sympathy to you. I am glad you have so many good memories of your father to cherish. Best regards.

  • Ruta
    Posted at 09:54h, 12 February Reply

    Would love to win!

  • Cynthia Flagg
    Posted at 10:08h, 12 February Reply

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I lost my dad on January 8th. Can’t believe it’s been a month now. It’s difficult isn’t it?

    I love to win that gorgeous fur.

  • Deb Wilkinson
    Posted at 11:26h, 12 February Reply

    My daughters rent formalwear for black tie events. Who knew maternity could look so lovely? The faux fur would be fun to have to finish off our MInnesota winter.

  • Katherine Dobrenen
    Posted at 12:03h, 12 February Reply

    I’d love to win that faux fur! It would look wonderful as a collar and cuffs on a knitted cardigan! Thank you for your continued inspiration!

  • Anelise Newman
    Posted at 12:43h, 12 February Reply

    Amen to designer knockoffs! I would love to win that beautiful fur! I’m in Boston right now, and I’m loving my fur-lined-hood coat! It’s like a coat, scarf, hat, and earmuffs all in one 🙂

  • Jean Cogdill
    Posted at 13:13h, 12 February Reply

    Please put me in for your drawing. A shrug, or cute fake fur jacket is just the thing…

  • Denise Thompson
    Posted at 13:19h, 12 February Reply

    This is really pretty & looks so soft. Awesome!

  • Monica AD
    Posted at 14:09h, 12 February Reply

    FIESTA 🙂

  • Alice Zenner
    Posted at 14:44h, 12 February Reply

    Oh, the things I could sew! How about a beautiful coat lining for our recent Arctic Blast? Yes!

  • Peyton Smith
    Posted at 14:48h, 12 February Reply

    That looks beautiful! I’d love to try and do something with fur!

  • Carol Faulkner
    Posted at 15:05h, 12 February Reply

    I love your black and white dress. I think I may copy. I would love the faux fur to make a shrug for my granddaughter. I bought her one when she was 6 and she has outgrown it. Surprisingly my little princess wore it often. I hope I win.

  • Barbara
    Posted at 15:26h, 12 February Reply

    Sorry for your loss. Great dress and luscious faux fur

  • Corinne
    Posted at 15:34h, 12 February Reply

    Thank you for offering this gorgeous fabric as a giveaway. Your sewing is so inspirational.

  • Almeda
    Posted at 15:55h, 12 February Reply

    🙂 🙂 Thanks for sharing the wedding picture. The shrug looks perfect and so do all the smiles!!! 🙂

  • Jenna O
    Posted at 16:00h, 12 February Reply

    Such a lovely giveaway! Have a happy Valentines day!

  • Gail
    Posted at 17:19h, 12 February Reply

    Your memories of your daughters happiness out weighs any fabric. plans. But, it sure is fun to dream. Thank-you for a chance of day dreaming. to.

  • Tasha
    Posted at 18:39h, 12 February Reply

    LOL what a coincidence. I guess you’re creativity was ahead of the curve!

  • Debra
    Posted at 20:39h, 12 February Reply

    Love the dress! Your version is better than both the others. Your blog is such an inspiration to me!

  • Adecia W
    Posted at 20:45h, 12 February Reply

    Love the dress and totally agree that you did not need a pattern.

  • Joanne Jarrett
    Posted at 01:16h, 13 February Reply

    You are on the cutting edge! Your dress is darling!

  • Linda Caldwell
    Posted at 08:24h, 13 February Reply

    Your blog is a great inspiration. Thanks for showing all of us that a great-fitting garment is attainable.

  • TracyK
    Posted at 08:32h, 13 February Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure it is difficult.

    I have been wanting to try sewing fur – would love to win that beautirful piece. Mimi looked great in the rented fur. I am hopeful that you will post pictures of her wedding when things settle down.

  • Jean Campbell
    Posted at 10:24h, 13 February Reply

    Your post is always enjoyable and inspiring. You give us the desire to be able to hit roadblocks and still keep going. Thank you

  • SusanB
    Posted at 10:51h, 13 February Reply

    Renting the fur was a marvelous solution! & I really adore your black & white creation.
    Your father was a very accomplished person. My condolences to you & your family.

  • CyndiC
    Posted at 11:04h, 13 February Reply

    Sewed my first seam in months today because of your blog. Praying for you and your family.

  • Joanne Burnett
    Posted at 11:21h, 13 February Reply

    My condolences on the death of your father. My dad passed away 16 months ago and I still miss him, but I know he is reunited with my mom. Love your blog. I am going to take another look at this pattern, just found some fabric in my stash that might be perfect. I he you will be blogging a little more this year.

  • Mary
    Posted at 11:24h, 13 February Reply

    Sometimes renting is the way to go. Sympathy to you and your family.

  • Anne Szabo
    Posted at 11:55h, 13 February Reply

    Sorry to hear about your father. This is the time that all your memories of him become priceless.
    Love the pattern. I consider it your brainchild.. Your blog is an inspiration. Anne

  • Helen McCleneghen
    Posted at 12:30h, 13 February Reply

    Love the fabric in the give away thank you for calling attention to the vogue pattern. Love it.

  • Shawna Bardos
    Posted at 13:58h, 13 February Reply

    I would love to sew with fur. It looks beautiful.
    Thank you for your blog and all of your sewing inspiration.

  • Marvel Donovan
    Posted at 21:10h, 13 February Reply

    I would love to win the fur. I have a gorgeous knit that would make fabulous long sleeves.

  • Terese Frazier
    Posted at 23:52h, 13 February Reply

    Inspiring!

  • Claire Ross
    Posted at 03:59h, 14 February Reply

    What beautiful fabric and a very generous giveaway.

  • Kathryn Lipin
    Posted at 15:26h, 14 February Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. I am happiest that you posted, for I ❤️ Your blogs! I would love to make a shrug from that fabric

  • Annette Bollig
    Posted at 23:04h, 14 February Reply

    Would love the faux fur – love your b/w dress.

  • CarolinasCallin
    Posted at 13:13h, 15 February Reply

    How exciting! I loved this dress when you made your version…now I can just be my lazy sewing self and use the Vogue pattern…lol! Not a fan of the high low hemline, though…in the picture, she reminds me of a bug! Will consider maybe some side on-seam pockets, though – I think I’d miss pockets in this dress!

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