New Website and Giveaway!


17 Sep New Website and Giveaway!


It is with great excitement that Julie and I announce a companion website to our upcoming book, The Tunic Bible,  Not only is the website designed to enhance your tunic sewing experience, will allow me to post far less tunic material on

So you might say this is one of my last tunic posts on Goodbye Valentino 😉

Julie and I have sewn over 60 tunics during the last 16 months, and became intrigued with several tunic designers. In the beginning it was Sail to Sable, followed by Tory Burch , then Gretchen Scott and others. We accumulated a collection of RTW tunics, and have four left that were not decimated or worn, and we’re giving them away!


To enter the giveaway, simply sign up to follow and leave a comment on the new blog post. You’ll be entered to win one of the four tunics unless you specify otherwise. Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 22. Please note sizes range from XXS to Small.

A huge thank you again, dear Readers for your support! I hope you’ll draw inspiration from our efforts and I look forward to connecting with you both at Goodbye Valentino, and with Julie at The Tunic Bible.

Until soon 🙂



  • Angela
    Posted at 14:07h, 17 September Reply

    Oh, I was excited to see that it is being released earlier than originally thought! I preordered long ago, can’t wait!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:23h, 18 September Reply

      Thank you so much Angela! The release date is October 1 and I am not sure why Amazon has Nov 1 listed but hopefully you will receive it before November. I received my advance copy this week and am very pleased 🙂

  • amy mayer
    Posted at 14:36h, 17 September Reply

    I am beyond excited to follow your new post!!! I admire the work you have done and have put your new book , The Tunic Bible ” on my Christmas list!!! Thank you!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:25h, 18 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Amy! The blog tour that runs from October 3 – 11 will feature book giveaways so maybe you’ll get one before Christmas 🙂

  • MaryEllen
    Posted at 15:25h, 17 September Reply

    I’m also so excited that I pre ordered a while ago & my book is coming early !! Can’t wait !!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:25h, 18 September Reply

      Many thanks, Mary Ellen! I hope you receive it soon 🙂

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 17:32h, 17 September Reply

    Can’t wait to sew some of these gorgeous tunics.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:27h, 18 September Reply

      Thank you, Carolyn! Once we started, we couldn’t stop 😉

  • donna altieri
    Posted at 19:37h, 17 September Reply

    i love the website but i doubt those tunics would fit anymore. too much weight gain! can’t wait to read the bible.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:29h, 18 September Reply

      Hi Donna! We knew the sizes wouldn’t fit everyone, and bought many tunics to learn about construction techniques. Many thanks for the comment, and I hope you enjoy the book 🙂

  • Janet L. Miles
    Posted at 19:37h, 17 September Reply

    Looking forward to your book–you have used a couple of my favorite RTW brands for inspiration!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:34h, 18 September Reply

      Thank you, Janet! There are some wonderful tunics on the market for sure ~ we hope our pattern and book will produce results that rival those RTW tunics on the racks 😉

    Posted at 20:44h, 17 September Reply

    Lovely website! Will the book be released on October 1? I pre-ordered when it was announced and Amazon is saying it ships November 1. I’m so excited and would love to get it earlier. I am a huge fan of tunics and can’t wait to get the book. So happy to have the website to look forward to as well.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:35h, 18 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Lynnette! The book will be released on October 1 and I do not know why Amazon lists Nov 1 as the date. Hopefully you will receive it sooner 😉

  • Kimberly Hudspeth
    Posted at 02:27h, 18 September Reply

    So happy for you! I greatly look forward to your posts!! I just love how you make home-sewing so chic!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:39h, 18 September Reply

      What a lovely comment! Home-sewing often gets a bad rap and I’m happy to help change that perception 😉

  • Cissie
    Posted at 12:17h, 18 September Reply

    Can’t wait for this release. I’m feeling lucky!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 17:37h, 18 September Reply

      Thank you, Cissie! Fingers crossed 😉

  • Jennifer Finn
    Posted at 20:14h, 18 September Reply

    ty for the chance love the black one

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:30h, 19 September Reply

      Jennifer ~ To enter the giveaway, go to the new website ( and leave a comment on that site 😉

  • Andrea Birkan
    Posted at 01:26h, 19 September Reply

    I am so excited for the release of this book. I adore tunics. They are so versatile.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:29h, 19 September Reply

      Thank you, Andrea! You’ve made some of the most beautiful shirts ever ~ I can’t wait to see your tunics 🙂

  • Tomasa
    Posted at 16:09h, 19 September Reply

    Best of luck to you! How exciting!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 13:10h, 20 September Reply

      Truly exciting, Tomasa !! 🙂

  • Carmen Isaacs
    Posted at 09:21h, 03 October Reply

    I am hoping I will receive my copy before I leave the States on the 17th October. At the moment the arrival date is 3rd November. Holding thumbs.

  • Jane Cartwright
    Posted at 17:58h, 05 October Reply

    Early release? Excellent! My son preordered a copy for me for my birthday last week. Can’t wait to get it. I’m ready to sew! Wishing you & Julie the best on this adventure.

  • Karen Ruchel
    Posted at 07:06h, 06 October Reply

    Congratulations on your new book ! I have mine on pre order from the Book Depositry.

  • Chris
    Posted at 22:06h, 08 October Reply

    I received an email from amazon today telling me the release date had been changed to FEBRUARY 9 2017!!! Sometimes I think amazon thinks its users aren’t very bright – did they I we wouldn’t check? Anyway, I cancelled my order through and placed it instead through C&T Publishing. I would assume I will be able to get it from the publisher long before February! 🙂

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:15h, 17 October Reply

      The February date with Amazon was a mistake and has been corrected, however, you will still receive it sooner than Amazon through C&T.
      Many thanks for ordering!

  • Carol
    Posted at 21:09h, 14 October Reply

    How do we find out who won the book from all the blog sites?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:13h, 17 October Reply

      Each blog will announce it’s winner, so check in with the various sites. Good luck!

  • Carol
    Posted at 14:47h, 18 October Reply

    I’ve tried looking at some of the sites – not all are easy to locate – some I didn’t see an announcement of a winner. Guess I’ll just hope I wasn’t one.

  • Marie Moon
    Posted at 19:36h, 31 October Reply

    Love the idea of the book with one pattern and many variations. How about doing something similar with the concept of the Veronica Beard jackets with dickies?

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