Trunk Show and Giveaway!

31 Aug Trunk Show and Giveaway!

trunk show 3Two years ago I turned over a new leaf, but you might say I’ve branched out this past year πŸ™‚

This year I’m celebrating 45 Me-Made garments on my 2nd blogiversary!

The ruffles continued……

ruffles

but why did I continue after my one year commitment was completed? There are two reasons.

Hey, I enjoy it πŸ˜‰

I love my interaction with you, the readers. I truly thrive on communicating with my blogging buddies! When I read that I have inspired someone to learn to sew or start sewing again, I am reminded that putting forth our best efforts have a larger impact than we can possibly imagine.

It’s not always about the clothes. If my sewing a dress gives hope to a woman who is discouraged by the RTW scene for whatever reason, then I believe my actions have helped another person…….. and that brings me to my second reason for continuing Goodbye Valentino.

Can I just say THANK YOU MOOD!

The invitation to join the Mood Sewing Network has so enhanced my sewing experience. Β I could not sew the caliber and number of clothes I make without being a member of this incredible sewing network.Β Never had I sewn on such fine fabrics!

fab fabs

The March sewing challenge forced me to learn to sew comfortably with lace.

lace

I have conscientiously chosen fabrics of varying price points, and hope my Mood sewing experiences successfully acquaint you with these great fabrics now available to everyone.

My sewing improved this year but it is not perfect! I had to try more than once to get it right on numerous occasions!

multiples 2

However, sometimes I got lucky where everything came together easily.

IMG_0313

Upcycling clothes continues to intrigue me. I’ve found it’s one of the best methods to learn about the construction of RTW clothing.

redos

Speaking of RTW clothing, Kenneth King’s, Clone Your Favorite Garment online class proved extremely valuable. I not only cloned three Kate Spade skirts (which may beΒ the most economical move I’ve made in years),Β but I also cloned a Kate Spade and J Mclaughlin top.

skirts

I’m thrilled to have collaborated with Julie Starr in the Ribbon Skirt Sew-a-Long, and am equally pleased to sponsor an RTW Fasters’ page on my blog for sewists determined to forgo RTW clothes for a year.

In celebration of two years of non-stop sewing, I’ve decided to invest in a one week class with Susan Khalje next month in Baltimore. It’s time to bump my sewing skills up to another level and can you think of anyone better to help me than this revered teacher and couture seamstress?

In closing I want to thank you all for your continued support. I love receiving your comments and sincerely answer each comment I receive.

_____________

So now, how about a giveaway?

Would you believe I once had an apron business, entitled Artful Aprons? I reproduced classic and contemporary art onto aprons and sold them to museum gift shops. It was a fun business, however when my manufacturer died my only choice was to have the aprons made overseas 80,000 at a time. No thanks.

IMG_1253

I have just a few left to share! Please let me know if Β you would like to be entered for any by Monday, September 2nd , Midnight EST. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 4th.

1. Leonardo da Vinci – The Vitruvian Man

IMG_1273

2. Botticelli – The Birth of VenusIMG_1275

3. Mark Durham (contemporary artist), Green Dog

IMG_1276

4. Gustav Klimt, The Kiss

IMG_1277

5. Daniel Cromer (contemporary artist), Uncle Silas

IMG_1278

Hubby wears his with great pride!

chicken

Many thanks for your Β kindness and best wishes for a lovely weekend.

Here’s to year 3!!

goodbyevalentino
goodbyevalentino@gmail.com
No Comments
  • Mayra Carde-Valdez
    Posted at 01:06h, 31 August Reply

    Get me in!!! Love your style!!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:32h, 01 September Reply

      Sure thing!

    • Julia Wallace
      Posted at 15:14h, 02 September Reply

      I love your honesty in your blog and it is inspiring. I would love one of the Artful Aprons so please enter me in …. Birth of Venus or Green Dog are my favourites.

  • myrosesindecember
    Posted at 01:21h, 31 August Reply

    Everything is wonderful. Such an accomplishment. You should be very proud. May I ask what pattern you used for the v-neck narrow-striped top? I used to have one very similar but left it in the washing machine here at the apartments and someone took it for her own. I would love to make one like it. Thanks! Nancy

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:44h, 31 August Reply

      Hi Nancy! Many thanks for the comment. The top is cloned from a favorite J McLaughlin top after taking Kenneth King’s class. I highly recommend it!

      • myrosesindecember
        Posted at 11:57h, 31 August Reply

        Thank you. I was hoping it was a pattern so I could make it up in v-neck and boat neck. Your blog is such an inspiration.

  • alison
    Posted at 01:23h, 31 August Reply

    What a treat to see all your progress in one post. I always find your posts to be very inspiring… please enter me in the drawing for the Leonardo apron

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:49h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you, Alison! Will do – I love the Leonard apron!

  • jkwill
    Posted at 01:23h, 31 August Reply

    You are helping to open a whole new world for me! And I am sure I am not alone. Love your style and zest! Would welcome an apron with your stamp of style! And to remind me to take a moment to sew after the kitchen is closed for the night.

  • indigotiger
    Posted at 01:24h, 31 August Reply

    What a treat to see all the progress you have made; your sewing is very inspiring! I would be pleased if you would add my name to the drawing for the Leonardo apron

  • Margaret Winters
    Posted at 01:29h, 31 August Reply

    I really enjoy reading your blog — you have such great style and wonderful ideas! You certainly are an inspiration to many of us in our sewing. I would love to be entered in your giveaway for one of the aprons — my first choice would be the doggie.
    Thank you so much, and looking forward to your next project!
    Margaret

  • Lori
    Posted at 01:46h, 31 August Reply

    It is always fun to look at your gorgeous garments. Thanks for the review and it is nice to see others have those garments that just are not quite right. An apron would be very appreciated so please enter me into the drawing. I totally agree with your comment about the Mood Sewing Network, I appreciate it so.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:45h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Lori – will do! Is there one in particular you wish to be entered for?

  • daisy
    Posted at 02:05h, 31 August Reply

    I would love to enter the drawing for the most unique aprons. I always refer to your projects and note the patterns used. Just yesterday, I bought Butterick 5917. I am now hunting for the best fabric I have in my stash to make the ruffly dress with. More power to you!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:45h, 31 August Reply

      Many thanks, Daisy! You’re entered and good luck with your fabric search πŸ™‚

  • sue hamilton
    Posted at 02:11h, 31 August Reply

    Love yr aprons. Please include me in yr Giveaway. My favourites are “The Green Dog” and the rooster. Thank you for yr blog – great to see yr sewing achievements. Cheers Sue

  • jennyrecorder
    Posted at 02:13h, 31 August Reply

    I love getting you email updates and am in awe of your prowess, especially with all those gorgeous ruffles. As a chicken lady for the past five years, my girls are not allowed a rooster where we live, may I be so bold to suggest that wearing Uncle Silas while collecting eggs could be enough to satiate their unrequited desires?!

  • Wendy
    Posted at 02:23h, 31 August Reply

    You are certainly an inspiration to me! Thanks for the review and for the great giveaway, please count me in.

  • Leigh
    Posted at 02:42h, 31 August Reply

    Me too. I love aprons.
    I always enjoy reading your posts. I’ve even started to sew more clothing!

  • jane d
    Posted at 02:47h, 31 August Reply

    Love all of your gorgeous garments! I’d love to win one of your aprons, they’re all fantastic!

  • rrjane011749
    Posted at 02:50h, 31 August Reply

    I’d love to win one of your aprons, they’re fantastic! Your clothing is so pretty!

  • Debby
    Posted at 02:52h, 31 August Reply

    I love following your blogs and seeing your wonderful makes. I would love to take part in the giveaway if it includes those of us in the UK. What fabulous aprons, what a shame you can’t get them made locally.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:48h, 31 August Reply

      UK readers are eligible πŸ˜‰ Many thanks for the comment!

  • Mary M
    Posted at 02:54h, 31 August Reply

    I’ve been following you for maybe a year and a half and I have loved watching your journey. I love that you are able to really sew things that suit you. You have a very strong style. I would love to be entered with green dog as my first choice and uncle silas as my second choice.

  • Accordion
    Posted at 03:01h, 31 August Reply

    Me too! Can we pick? I like the dog!

    I always enjoy your blogs. Seeing your output for one year is most inspiring. So few “not quite perfects” is equally inspiring.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:53h, 31 August Reply

      Many thanks Accordion! I love Mark Durham’s Green Dog too πŸ˜‰

  • Sam
    Posted at 03:14h, 31 August Reply

    45 garments is an amazing achievement, congratulations!
    I would absolutely love the Bottticelli apron as the Birth of Venus is one of my favourite paintings.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:54h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks, Sam! You’re in for the Botticelli. I finally saw this painting last summer and I love it too πŸ˜‰

  • Julia
    Posted at 03:20h, 31 August Reply

    Ooo, I’d love to win the Gustav Klimt apron! It’d make a great gift for my mom; The Kiss is one of her favorite paintings. I grew up seeing it every day because we had a copy hanging in our living room, and his artistic style is so unique.

  • accordion3
    Posted at 03:24h, 31 August Reply

    Me too! Your output is astonishing. In addition to having so few “not perfect” garments, I am inspired. Always love your tailoring skills.

    Can I choose which apron? I like the dog.

  • sewruth
    Posted at 03:25h, 31 August Reply

    What an impressive collection of beautifully made clothes! I’ve enjoyed following your journey with every single one of them. I do like the da Vinci apron, but does that mean I have to bake?

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:59h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks, Ruth! No baking necessary πŸ™‚ I wear mine in the garden too!

  • Diana
    Posted at 03:33h, 31 August Reply

    A wonderful achievement you are truly an inspiration and I always look forward to your posts.I would love The Kiss apron and I am more than willing to pay the postage charges as I live in the UK. Keep sewing, keep inspiring us !! Diana

  • Joan
    Posted at 03:52h, 31 August Reply

    Thanks for an always enjoyable blog! Please enter me in your apron giveaway: first choice is green dog, 2nd choice is Uncle Silas. Thanks!

  • Christine
    Posted at 04:16h, 31 August Reply

    Reading your blog has inspired me to sew for myself again. I love your creations. Please count me in for the apron giveaway. I love them all.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 04:22h, 31 August Reply

    You’ve achieved an amazing wardrobe this year!

    Please enter me in the apron drawing. Botticelli’s Venus is my favorite!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:01h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks, Michelle! I love Botticelli’s Venus too and finally say the painting last summer.

  • itsmhuang
    Posted at 04:23h, 31 August Reply

    You’ve made an amazing wardrobe this year!

    Please enter me in the apron giveaway. Botticelli’s Venus is my favorite!

  • Shams
    Posted at 04:24h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations on your many accomplishments! I would especially love to own either that rooster apron, or that dog. πŸ™‚

  • GinaJ0
    Posted at 04:46h, 31 August Reply

    You are truly inspirational, thank you for motivating me to start sewing again. The aprons are gorgeous, please enter me in the draw. I would love any of them!

  • Jacqui
    Posted at 05:33h, 31 August Reply

    What an achievement – congratulations and very much enjoying your blog. I love your take on ruffles. I love the aprons! esp the Gustav klint.

  • Elise Lin
    Posted at 05:35h, 31 August Reply

    Congrats on going into year 3! You are an inspiration to me, I love your elegant style.

  • Pam Bruner
    Posted at 06:02h, 31 August Reply

    I enjoy your blog so much and look forward to each post. Please enter me in your drawing and continue sewing.

  • Ingrid Mohr
    Posted at 06:17h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations! You are always so polished and stylish. You, and the internet sewing community at large, are such inspiration, encouragement and help. It is wonderful, even though we are so far apart, we are connected! Please enter me for the draw – I especially like the Daniel Cromer.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:27h, 31 August Reply

      Many thanks for the nice comment, Ingrid. You’re entered!

  • sylvamae
    Posted at 06:17h, 31 August Reply

    Thanks for continuing your blog. Please enter me for an apron, I love them all! I live in Australia, but if I win, I want the apron to go to a friend in Seattle.

  • Ann-Britt Uhrbom
    Posted at 06:21h, 31 August Reply

    45 self-made garments in a year is not a small pruduction. IΒ΄m impressed and inspired and IΒ΄m so happy you will continue with your sewing och bloggning cause I look forward to every new post.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:25h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you so much, Ann-Britt! It’s been fun for sure πŸ™‚

  • Vicki
    Posted at 06:25h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations on 2 great sewing years!

  • Jacquie30100
    Posted at 06:27h, 31 August Reply

    Bonjour
    Felicitations Tout est magnifique

  • Cennetta. Burwell
    Posted at 06:29h, 31 August Reply

    Wonderful post. Thank you for sharing. I’m new to reading your blog. You and your sewing adventure are certainly an inspiration. Keep doing what you do. As your talent grows, we can all take advantage of all the wonderful things you share.

  • Sue
    Posted at 06:36h, 31 August Reply

    I would like to be entered into your apron drawing. Your blog has inspired me to sew again. Thank you.

  • Almeda
    Posted at 07:02h, 31 August Reply

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Were your neighbors stampeding over to buy these beautiful garments, thinking you were having a yard sale?? I would have been there πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I am so enjoying your blog and love your style. You certainly give us reason to dream and to think that “with practice” we can someday sew clothes that would make us look so “beautiful” and “happy”.

    The Botticelli apron would be my pick, if I should be so lucky again.

    Bring on Year 3!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:36h, 31 August Reply

      LOL! Actually Duke Energy was trimming trees – they probably didn’t know what to think πŸ˜‰
      Many thanks for your nice comment, Almeda! You’re entered for the Botticelli.

  • Pam C
    Posted at 07:09h, 31 August Reply

    Please enter me to win one of your aprons! I have enjoyed reading about all of your sewing creations and look forward to another year!

  • Barbara Russel
    Posted at 07:10h, 31 August Reply

    Please enter me in the give-away. You are an inspiration! Barb R

  • Sue
    Posted at 07:22h, 31 August Reply

    Finding your blog after a very disappointing experience with pricey RTW falling apart, I’ve been inspired to revisit my sewing. When my daughters were young, I sewed everything our family wore except our blue jeans. Over the years, I’ve done some quilting but am finding my way back to clothing. Unfortunately, I’ve forgotten most of what I knew as it’s been quite a while. Looking back at your posts, reading about the mistakes as well as the successes, has provided both inspiration and encouragement. Thank you for sharing this all with us.

    I’d be honored to be entered in your apron drawing. They’re all beautiful.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:39h, 31 August Reply

      Many thanks for your nice comment, Sue! Your path sounds much like mine…. but what sewing skills I had for making clothes came back quickly. Happy to enter you in the giveaway.

  • Cindy Braziel
    Posted at 07:29h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations on two years!!! I can’t wait to see what the future brings. You are a joy and inspiration and your style is AMAZING!!! Would love to win the “Green Dog” or “Uncle Silas” apron.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:39h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you so much, Cindy! Happy to put your name in the hat πŸ™‚

  • Judi
    Posted at 07:42h, 31 August Reply

    Thank YOU for blogging and inspiring all of us! I would like to be entered for Daniel Cromer’s Uncle Silas rooster.

  • Lexley- Brisbane AU
    Posted at 07:42h, 31 August Reply

    OMG is all that came to mind when you said you will be participating in a Susan Khalje class…I am sooo envious!!!!. I live in AU and have always dreamt of doing ‘The Classic French Jacket’ class. Is this the one you will be doing too? I cannot wait to hear all about it…….I would love for you to do a post on how you tackle ruffles. Yours always look sublime and would love to see your techniques.
    I check your posts religiously as they are always so interesting and inspiring!
    Cheers
    Lexley

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 07:59h, 31 August Reply

      Hi Lexley! I’m taking the Couture Sewing Class where you can work on anything. I still haven’t decided what to make although the jacket is tempting. I’m happy to do a post on ruffles – have been thinking about it for a while Many thanks for writing πŸ™‚

      • Lexley- Brisbane AU
        Posted at 18:35h, 05 September Reply

        By the way, lovely picture of Hubby too!!

  • ajw
    Posted at 07:42h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations on your sense of style and your gusty, no-holds-barred approach to sewing. You are fearless, whether the project is an upcycle or $50 a yard creation. This is inspirational! And your feedback with readers is gracious and helpful. Here’s to another great year — and thanks for sharing all your wisdom. You are a web gem.

    I love “Green Dog.”

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:01h, 31 August Reply

      Ah…. thank you so much for your nice comment! It’s been my pleasure and I’m happy to put your name in the hat for the green dog. πŸ™‚

  • holly watters
    Posted at 07:48h, 31 August Reply

    Sarah, I’m new to the blog and your amazing talent. I’d be proud to wear any of the wonderful aprons. H

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 17:40h, 31 August Reply

      Hi Holly! Is this Holly Watters, my friend? Thanks for following the blog and I’ll put your name in the hat πŸ™‚

  • jstarr4250
    Posted at 07:48h, 31 August Reply

    Good morning Sarah! There’s so much to celebrate in this post and the start of the third year of your sewing journey. Thank you for the countless inspiration you have provided, for the introduction to the on line sewing community and Mood Fabrics, and most of all for your generosity in sharing your skills and style. I’m so excited for you that you’ve enrolled in Susan’s course. I’ve dreamed of taking her couture jacket class….someday! Have a wonderful, restful holiday weekend.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:09h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you, Julie! Honestly, I wouldn’t blog if I didn’t have the great support of the online community! I’m quite excited about SK’s class but haven’t decided what to make yet…. will decided over the weekend πŸ™‚

  • Marji
    Posted at 07:49h, 31 August Reply

    Sarah I love your style, and I love that you’re willing to put out there what works for you and what hasn’t. You will love Susan!
    Congratulations on your 2 year blogging and sewing experience. It’s been fun to go back and read about your journey. I do so hope that we can get together sometime.
    (Pls don’t enter me for the drawing – your aprons are lovely, but I still live on a boat, and there is no room)

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 10:13h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you, Marji! I am so looking forward to my week with Susan…… and I would love to get together sometime. Living on a boat sounds romantic….. how much longer? πŸ˜‰

  • sewfrench
    Posted at 07:54h, 31 August Reply

    You have such great style! You are so inspiring! I always make a few pieces of clothing each year but never enough to feel as comfortable with their fit as I should be. I think I need to look into some of these classes, too. Love reading your blog!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 10:14h, 31 August Reply

      Many thanks Sewfrench! Craftsy has increased their class offerings and I know you will find a class that speaks to you. Good luck!

  • Karla
    Posted at 07:55h, 31 August Reply

    Your work is a great reminder that I need to stop wasting my time on sewing things that are “okay” and devote some time and energy to fantastic stuff….like yours. That Mark Durham apron…I NEED that apron. Will you please enter my name in the drawing? Thank you for the inspiration you provide.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 17:42h, 31 August Reply

      Hi Karla,
      I learned the hard way to slow down and do it right. This time around, Im only sewing things I really want to wear too :)many thanks for writing and your name is in the hat.

  • Mood Fabrics (@Mood_Fabrics)
    Posted at 07:56h, 31 August Reply

    Sarah, thank YOU for being part of the Mood Sewing Network! You make such beautiful things with our fabric. Can’t wait to see what you sew next…

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 17:43h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you, Mood Fabrics in more ways than one! I simply LOVE your fabrics :). πŸ™‚

  • Molliefran
    Posted at 07:56h, 31 August Reply

    Your journey this year was terrific! I’ve followed every blog and PR review. I’m in the process of reacquainting myself with my body as I sew when I can. I’m still actively engaged in the real estate business with my husband. It does not keep me from planning my future wardrobe, buying fabulous fabrics and patterns and pressing own toward my goal! I do complete a lovely garment occasionally.

    Thank you for your inspiration and keep up the great work!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:01h, 31 August Reply

      Planning is MORE than half of the fun! Many thanks for your nice comment, Molliefran πŸ™‚

  • Sandy Holcombe
    Posted at 08:06h, 31 August Reply

    Please enter me for any of the aprons – they are all beautiful! Thank you for inspiring me.

  • De
    Posted at 08:12h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations for another fabulous blogyear!! I have been so inspired by your creations that I now have not bought a single item of clothing this year …….and have even learned to embrace ruffles!! ;-).
    I looooove those aprons and would like to be in the draw also please
    Thanks once more for the entertaining year and I look forward to your postings for the next year

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:04h, 31 August Reply

      Oh wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations to you for completing a year long RTW fast! Isn’t it a great feeling and accomplishment?……. and don’t you just love sewing ruffles πŸ˜‰
      Many thanks for writing De and your name is in the het!

  • Beth
    Posted at 08:14h, 31 August Reply

    Your blog is such a treat, I have enjoyed following along. I have been slowly getting back into sewing. I need to stop reading and watching DVDs and just sew something! As a dog lover I would love to see the “green dog” come my way. Thanks for all you do to encourage all of us.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:05h, 31 August Reply

      You’ll sew as soon as you’re ready! Many thanks for the comment and your name is in the hat for the green dog πŸ™‚

  • Heather
    Posted at 08:19h, 31 August Reply

    Hello! I had a Klimt (poster) on my wall at University. I love this blog! I still have to send you a picture of my ribbon skirt. I LOVE it! It’s not perfect but wearable. Congrats on year three.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:06h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you! I would love to see a photo of your ribbon skirt!

  • Dawn Redmond
    Posted at 08:22h, 31 August Reply

    You really do inspire me. I’ m always thrilled when I receive an email notification of a new post. Please keep it up and enter me in your giveaway. I’m partial to Geen Dog but love them all.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:07h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you Dawn. Your name is in the hat for the green dog πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Spanky Rykiel
    Posted at 08:23h, 31 August Reply

    What a treat to see all of your sewing collection at one time. You certainly have an eye for the right style for clothes. I love everything you make and the changes you do improve the patterns.
    Please enter me for an apron.
    Love your blog,
    Spanky

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:07h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you so very much, Spanky! You’re entered πŸ™‚

  • Kristina Schenck
    Posted at 08:26h, 31 August Reply

    I have taken many classes from Susan Khalje and you have a treat in store!
    You will love it!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:08h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you, Kristina! I’m very excited πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Dawn
    Posted at 08:27h, 31 August Reply

    I’ve loved keeping up with your blog the last year, and I’ve been consistently impressed by the level of your work. I think it’s your sewing skill combined with a keen sense of your personal style that makes so much of your work look smashing on you.

    Please enter me for the Leonardo apron. Thanks!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:09h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you for the nice comment, Dawn. Knowing your style and color is half the battle – the other is execution I suppose πŸ˜‰
      You’re entered for the Leonard apron!

  • Linda
    Posted at 08:39h, 31 August Reply

    great post, I think you have really sorted out you own style (wish I could)
    Please enter me for the uncle silas apron
    Linda

  • Michelle L
    Posted at 08:46h, 31 August Reply

    I have just completed a year without purchasing RTW thanks to your inspiration! I would love to win an apron

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:10h, 31 August Reply

      WOW! I’d say you deserve an apron after completing an RTW fast. Congratulations, Michelle!!!!!!!!!

  • Teresa davis
    Posted at 08:47h, 31 August Reply

    Absolutely love your style anc admire your skills. 4H sewer from way back and love how sewing has modernized. have followed you for a long time. love the aprons. please enter me for the Green Dog or any of the other ones. thanks for sharing your journey.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:11h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you for your nice comment, Teresa πŸ˜‰ You’re entered for the Green Dog!

  • Marianne
    Posted at 08:48h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations on another successful year, can’t wait to see your year three makings! Love your aprons, especially the Gustav Klimt one. Please enter me!

  • Madeline
    Posted at 08:49h, 31 August Reply

    Of course I want to be entered for the giveaway, who wouldn’t! Thank you again for being the inspiration you are! Not only in clothing but fitness! You look great in your clothes and that is not only making them fit. That is taking care of yourself! It has inspired me to take care of me and look as health and happy as possible! Have fun with Susan, I took the week class and will be doing it again next year.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:14h, 31 August Reply

      Hi Madeline! Thank you for the comment. I try to do all of the right things health wise but don’t always succeed. I love potato chips, but I do try to make it to the gym on a regular basis. Would you believe my husband asks me everyday if I’ve been to the gym ??
      I’m very excited about my week with Susan and you’re entered in the giveaway πŸ™‚

  • KayoticSewing
    Posted at 08:51h, 31 August Reply

    What a great accomplishment! 45 garments! I had to stop counting my favorites after a while because it looked like almost everything are my favs.

    I love the Botticelli apron – birth of Venus is so beautiful!

    Here to many more anniversaries at GoodbyeValentino!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:17h, 31 August Reply

      Many thanks for your nice comment and thanks for the good wishes. You’re entered for the Venus apron!

  • Carolyn Wynn
    Posted at 08:53h, 31 August Reply

    I think you should consider reopening your “artful aprons” business. The aprons are all beautiful and so creative! Please enter me in your apron give-away. I would love any one of your apron creations. I enjoy reading your blog, too. You have such good ideas for combining fabrics with patterns and I know you will enjoy your sewing class in Baltimore with Susan Khalje.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:19h, 31 August Reply

      Hi Carolyn! Thanks for your comment. 80,00 aprons made overseas and delivered by the tractor-trailer just didn’t excite me but it was a fun venture for sure.
      You’re entered πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      • Carolyn Wynn
        Posted at 14:16h, 01 September Reply

        I certainly understand that! I was wondering if maybe there was a way to do aprons on a bit smaller scale, as you began doing them, but with a new person. I can imagine lots of people wanting to buy your aprons.

  • Fran Giacobbe
    Posted at 08:54h, 31 August Reply

    Well!! Knew you were creative and your aprons surely are proof of that so , yes, please, enter me in your drawing to win one! Another year immortalized by your second trunk showing..very creative display of all your garments! I especially enjoyed your self evaluations: the photo stream of your first attempts of a pattern to the “new and improved” versions. I suspect, that the second versions were the result of relatively minor adjustments. I find that quite inspiring..realizing that sometimes a better fit is not that far away! You strike me as a very happy, content individual who truly gets great joy from sharing. For me, sewing was always a solitary art and through the internet have found countless others who share the love.I have also met a lady who lives 5 minutes away who is a fashion garment seamstress..all through the internet. We are continually amazed by our similarities. We meet every few weeks to” talk sewing” as she puts it, and to share whatever else comes up! Naples, FL is not exactly a garment sewing mecca and many have long since put away the needle..still keeping the knitting needles busy.. so it was a meant-to-be meeting. On a side note, we have the art piece entitled “Red Dog” in our dining room and I think the other is entitled “Blue Dog” in my husband’s den . Yes, we are dog people! I should snap a shot and send them along. Some of the most commented on art in our home! Many thanks for your continued inspiration..am considering a RTW “fast” and a new fabric purchase “fast”..I am more likely to succeed with the RTW fast.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:23h, 31 August Reply

      So nice to hear from you, Fran! You certainly can’t fast from BOTH fabric and RTW at the same time πŸ˜‰
      You’re so right that a minor adjustment can make a MAJOR difference!
      I would not be sewing if I didn’t communicate with my online friends. You’re so lucky to have a sewing buddy nearby! Many thanks for writing.

  • Lucy Hastings
    Posted at 08:59h, 31 August Reply

    Love all your posts! You really inspire me. Do you know of any good videos online for sewing a sleeve cap padding? (Not a sleeve pad) Many thanks!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:24h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you, Lucy! I don’t know of any right off, but surely Craftsy offers something that would work for you. Good luck!

  • Melody Lenart
    Posted at 09:00h, 31 August Reply

    You have encouraged me to go back to sewing fashion. I’ve been quilting for the last twelve years. The Kiss is my favorite. Hope I win.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:25h, 31 August Reply

      I too sewed quilts for several years and it was just what I needed at the time. I bet you’ll love being back on the fashion scene and good luck! You’re in the hat for the Kiss πŸ™‚

  • Becky
    Posted at 09:02h, 31 August Reply

    What an accomplishment! Did you just stand there and admire your bespoke clothing for a while? You should have. I don’t need an apron, although they are gorgeous, especially the Vitruvian man! So, no need to enter me in the contest. Since I found you about 18 months ago, I wait impatiently for each post. I love your style, I would like to own anything you have made, and I have found your journey so inspiring that I am going to get back into sewing this fall. Thank you so much for sharing so much with us. It has really gotten me off the mark!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:29h, 31 August Reply

      Many thanks Becky for the lovely comment! I’m delighted to read you’ll be retuning to sewing this fall πŸ™‚ Good luck and stay in touch!

  • Linda Buikema
    Posted at 09:03h, 31 August Reply

    Love, love, love your blog. Many thanks for inspiring me to sew again! I’m traveling to NYC in October to visit my son. I plan to find Mood Fabrics and go crazy!
    And, yes, please enter me in your apron contest.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:30h, 31 August Reply

      You’re entered and have a super time at Mood. I know you’ll love it!!!!!! Many thanks for writing, Linda πŸ™‚

  • Red Point Tailor
    Posted at 09:04h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations! Happy Blog Universary!
    What a great creations! Fantastic idea to show all you work this year! And what a work! Wonderful! Have a great 3rd year! and more!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:31h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you, Red Point Tailor! Your support means so much to me πŸ˜‰

      • Red Point Tailor
        Posted at 04:45h, 01 September Reply

        You inspired so many people! I hope the more will come πŸ™‚

  • Andi
    Posted at 09:09h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations on 2 years! I love seeing the evolution of your sewing skills πŸ™‚

  • Donna
    Posted at 09:17h, 31 August Reply

    Hey Sarah. Is that Kenneth King’s jeans class you mentioned? I’ve purchased that one on Craftsy, but haven’t had time to focus on it yet. Would love to be entered in your give away! The only problem is that I want the one your hubby is wearing! LOL I love that dog! πŸ™‚ Your self-made fashions continue to amaze! Even the ones you label as “wrong” are beautiful!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:33h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you, Donna!
      I took Kenneth King’s Clone Your Favorite Garment class on the Pattern Review website. I’ve heard his jeans class is super!

  • black label
    Posted at 09:21h, 31 August Reply

    ive been stalking you for a long time & im constantly inspired πŸ™‚ you have made some seriously awesome clothing. Im in on your gorgeous apron giveaway btw – adore the da vinci & the klimt especially. keep keeping on!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:34h, 31 August Reply

      Your name’s in the hat, Black Label and thanks for writing!

  • Art Attack
    Posted at 09:22h, 31 August Reply

    Sarah, what a great post! I’m happy for you and all of your successes and can truly empathize with the not so successful ones, as well. I feel a certain sort of pride from making my own wardrobe that most RTW addicts just don’t understand. It’s been fun finding a community that shares that pride with me. I couldn’t believe your comment about Susan! I just emailed her yesterday to get a spot in her class when she comes back to Houston next year. I can’t wait to hear how you love it. I’ve already started thinking about what to make for my project. What are your ideas so far on that? Congrats on year 3! Keep sewing!
    Love,
    Dorcas

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:40h, 31 August Reply

      Thank you Dorcas for the thoughtful comment. I’m so excited to take a class with Susan – I’m truly ready to improve my skills but I’m not sure what I’ll be making. I’ve had so much fun making my clothes, but equally I’ve loved seeing my online friends’ clothes too. I think we provide tremendous encouragement and inspiration to one another through our own projects and I’ve loved getting to ‘know’ you. I’ll stay in touch with you about my plans for Susan’s class. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Debra
    Posted at 09:32h, 31 August Reply

    You are a genius! You not only sew clothing that fits you well, but also the most flattering styles. I would love to swear off RTW, but with a full time job and three kids (even though they are all grown) still living at home I never seem to have enough time to get to the sewing studio. One of my daughters just graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design, so your aprons are really appreciated. I would love to be entered in your give away.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 19:42h, 31 August Reply

      Hi Debra! This is not the time for you for go on an RTW Fast! The Ringling Art Museum was one of my apron clients – your daughter must be super talented πŸ™‚

  • gingermakes
    Posted at 09:40h, 31 August Reply

    Wow, congratulations on such a successful year so far! I always look forward to your posts and garments and I learn something from them every time! I hope you keep going with this project for a long, long time!

  • Cissie Wellons
    Posted at 09:42h, 31 August Reply

    Looks like you’re going to need to add some closets in your house, Sarah!!

    I’d love to have any one of the aprons, but the rooster in particular is calling to me!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:37h, 01 September Reply

      You’re in for the rooster, Cissie! Many thanks for the wonderful support you’ve provided with your comments, ideas and participation on the RTW Fasters page. Your sewing is inspirational to me πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Kim Dimond
    Posted at 09:46h, 31 August Reply

    I linked up to your blog via Amanda’s Sewing Adventures about a year ago. I have enjoyed following you since then and have found so much inspiration in your posts. Even the one about the diet! I hope you continue to inspire me for years to come. Your aprons are great. Enter me please.

  • Sharon
    Posted at 09:49h, 31 August Reply

    I love your style and your wonderful approach to sewing. I could shop your wardrobe with great delight and I am envious of your week with SK, why do I live so far away.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:39h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Sharon, and I love YOUR sewing which is always spot on! I do look forward to my week with Susan for sure πŸ˜‰

  • Addison DeWitt
    Posted at 09:56h, 31 August Reply

    Keep sewing! I love to look at your clothes!

  • Melissa Smeets
    Posted at 10:13h, 31 August Reply

    I love your blog and always look forward to seeing your next completed project. I’ve been experimenting with upcycling clothes and I love coming up with “new” pieces. Please enter me for the Green Dog apron.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:40h, 01 September Reply

      Will do Melissa! If you like upcycling clothes, i hope you follow Beth at The Renegade Seamstress πŸ™‚

  • KathieB
    Posted at 10:18h, 31 August Reply

    Oh, Sarah! What an accomplishment and what an inspiration you’ve been to so many of us! I would love to be included in the drawing. The rooster would be absolutely perfect for my sister!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:40h, 01 September Reply

      I’ll put your name in the hat! Many thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

  • Katy
    Posted at 10:19h, 31 August Reply

    You have inspired me to improve the quality of my garments. The result has been quality over quantity, and I have learned so much in the process!

  • Margy@Fool4Fabric
    Posted at 10:23h, 31 August Reply

    What an impressive trunk show, Sarah! Your work is so lovely and colorful, I look forward to each of your posts. You know your own style, no mean feat in itself! You and I started our blogs within a few days of each other…and isn’t it wonderful to have a whole new circle of acquaintances to share our trials and triumphs with! Best wishes for Year #3…and I’d love to be entered for the dog or the rooster!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:51h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you, Margy! Speaking of someone who knows her own style….. I’d say that’s YOU!
      Your name’s in the hat for the dog and rooster apron. πŸ™‚

  • Liz Smith
    Posted at 10:24h, 31 August Reply

    So inspired by your sewing skills. I bought the pattern for the madras dress yesterday and am ordering the fabric today. Hope you don’t mind me copying the dress but here in Florida, it is a perfect casual year ’round! Would love to be entered in the giveaway.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:53h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you, Liz! Good luck with the Butterick pattern – are you making it from madras? I’d love to see a photo when it’s finished πŸ™‚
      Your name’s in the hat for the giveaway.

  • Melanie Brewster
    Posted at 10:25h, 31 August Reply

    I’m in for either the Botticelli or the Da Vinci! Love you, and love your posts! Kudos to you for your commitment and inspiration!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:54h, 01 September Reply

      Many thanks, Melanie! Got your name in the hat πŸ™‚

  • sewingaddict
    Posted at 10:26h, 31 August Reply

    I have been following you from the beginning and I must say you are such an inspiration! I always look forward to reading your posts and learning what wonderful creation you will share with us. You should be very proud at all you have accomplished and how many people you have inspired – well done! As to the aprons … well, I am an art historian, so you’ve put me in a challenging position to choose only one!! I’d be delighted with any of them, to be honest. However, if I must choose, it would be Botticelli (who can deny the beauty of his Venus?). Many thanks for your encouragement to all of us wannabes!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:56h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment, SewingAddict πŸ˜‰ If I had to do it all over again I might be an art historian – such a popular college major these days too.

  • Martha Hagedorn-Krass
    Posted at 10:28h, 31 August Reply

    We would like several aprons for the Topeka, Kansas Ronald McDonald House.

  • Theola Rarick
    Posted at 10:35h, 31 August Reply

    My first ever post and your aprons have inspired me to do so this Labor Day Weekend. I love each apron, but the Leonardo apron is my favorite. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you!

  • Karen in VA
    Posted at 10:40h, 31 August Reply

    Wow!!! I follow your blog, but when you display your garments all together, it really shows how prolific you’ve been…Maybe next year for the RTW fast for me….. I love your aprons and would proudly wear one – Green Dog and Uncle Silas being my favorites….

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:58h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you, Karen! Got your name in the hat. πŸ™‚

  • Amanda S.
    Posted at 10:42h, 31 August Reply

    You’ve made some really great garments this second year! I never join give-aways, but that The Kiss apron practically has my name written on it. I had that picture as a framed poster all through college.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:59h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you, Amanda! I do love The Kiss – would love to see it up close and personal one day – Got your name in the hat. πŸ™‚

  • pattyskypants
    Posted at 10:51h, 31 August Reply

    I so much enjoy your posts and appreciate knowing that your intention is to inspire and assist others! I have made many aprons myself and love these! I would like to win one and give it to my husband hoping he wind up like the gentleman in the photo above with a roasted bird for each hand! And smiling about it! (I can dream.)

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:02h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you, Patty! I’m not completely altruistic – but it is inspiring to know I’ve inspired someone else πŸ™‚ That’s my husband in the photo. He misjudged the timing on smoking the chickens and finished them around midnight! He was so happy to finally be done !!

  • LSV
    Posted at 10:51h, 31 August Reply

    I LOVE this summary! And your frankness as to what did or didnt work is refreshing to see – thank you! And the green dog apron is brilliant πŸ™‚

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:02h, 01 September Reply

      Many thanks – Got your name in the hat. πŸ™‚ !

  • Teresa Salash
    Posted at 11:06h, 31 August Reply

    I came across your blog while looking for sewing inspiration for ladies. It seems all the blogs I see are sewing for kids. I am sooo glad I have found you!
    I would like a chance at winning one of your aprons. I especially like Green dog. Maybe if I wear it I will become a cook like your husband.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:03h, 01 September Reply

      LOL! You don’t want to cook like him – he didn’t finish the chickens until nearly midnight πŸ˜‰
      Got your name in the hat. πŸ™‚

  • Karen
    Posted at 11:08h, 31 August Reply

    I recognized a lot of the things you have sewn, reading along with your blog. You have inspired a lot of people, including me. I would love cooking in one of those aprons!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:03h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you, Karen! Got your name in the hat. πŸ™‚

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 11:16h, 31 August Reply

    Just started following your blog. I have recently started sewing again. I love that I can make clothes that actually fit me! I would love an apron.

  • sewtherapeutic
    Posted at 11:21h, 31 August Reply

    Goodbye began about the same time I returned to sewing and your fearlessness has been inspirational. I’m on a serious Italian renaissance kick after the demise of the Borgias. I just finished a biography of the Tigress of Forli, Caterina Sforza, who was also painted by Botticelli. Seeing the birth of Venus at the Uffizi was an emotionally powerful moment for me, on a memorable trip to Italy with my late husband. He was an amazing cook! Thanks for blogging.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:05h, 01 September Reply

      Hi there! Many thanks for your comment – I too, loved seeing the Birth of Venus at the Uffizi……. I didn’t want to leave it as a matter of fact. Got your name in the hat for the Venus apron πŸ™‚

  • Keren Kabbes
    Posted at 11:23h, 31 August Reply

    I so enjoy your blog and you inspire me to keep learning more about sewing. Please keep the blog going! You inspire us! I’d love to be entered in the apron drawing. The dog is my favorite.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:06h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you, Keren! Got your name in the hat. πŸ™‚

  • Sheri
    Posted at 11:43h, 31 August Reply

    I took Susan’s craftsy.com class The Couture Dress – it was fantastic! Can’t even imagine how fabulous she will be in person! I would love the be the owner of that Uncle Silas apron.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:12h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you, Sheri! I took the Craftsy class too and adored it. I learned so much and so look forward to spending a week with SJ. Got your name in the hat. πŸ™‚

  • Karen Mulkey
    Posted at 12:33h, 31 August Reply

    I’ve been enjoying your blog for 1 1/2years. You sew lovely garments and style them perfectly! Please put me in your drawing for any of your unique aprons

    I can definitely see how they were museum shop gifts.

    Karen

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:12h, 02 September Reply

      Many thanks, Karen! Got your name in the hat. πŸ™‚

  • Mardel
    Posted at 12:41h, 31 August Reply

    I just discovered your blog and love it. I’ll be starting to sew my clothes again very soon and you are quite an inspiration. I would love any of the aprons, and it would mean that my first sewing project would not include an apron. Although I can certainly easily make one without the fabulous art.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:13h, 02 September Reply

      LOL! Got your name in the hat and appreciate the comment!

  • Bobbi
    Posted at 12:44h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations on two years! Your beautiful garments are always so inspiring. I would love to be entered in the drawing for the Venus apron, please.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:13h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you Bobbi. Got you down for the Venus entry πŸ™‚

  • Angela
    Posted at 12:46h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations on your three years of sewing! You’ve done a beautiful job!!
    I bought the McCalls 5917 ruffle dress pattern last weekend!!
    And I love the Green Dog apron.
    Keep up the good work!!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:14h, 02 September Reply

      Oooh……. Good luck with the Butterick! Got your name in the hat for the Green Dog.

  • Barb Barna
    Posted at 13:04h, 31 August Reply

    I have been inspired by your blog to try garment sewing again. From the age of 13 I made all my own clothes, and later my childrens clothes. About 15yrs ago, I became hooked on quilting and put all my clothing sewing aside. I no longer fit into a perfect size 12 pattern and was very discouraged about sewing and clothing shopping. I also don’t need a very fancy wardrobe, as my lifestyle is very casual. I just love to see you latest creations. Keep up the great work!
    I would love to enter into the apron draw.
    Barb from Canada

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:20h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you, Barb for the comment! Our sewing paths are somewhat parallel though I didn’t really begin to sew for myself until the age of 21 which I abandoned after I was married with children. At any rate, sewing allows you to make whatever it is you need without the fuss and expense of searching and shopping – practical on several levels if you ask me πŸ˜‰
      Got your name in the hat for an apron.

  • Janine Whisler
    Posted at 13:18h, 31 August Reply

    This post is quickly becoming something I look forward to all year….. I love seeing what you have made during the course of a year, and this year I am so impressed by your “redos”! I would love the Gustav Klimt Apron!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:21h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Janine! Got your name in the hat for The Kiss πŸ™‚

  • Margaret W. Edger
    Posted at 13:36h, 31 August Reply

    Sarah, Congratulations on 3 years of beautiful sewing and fun for me. I have your aprons and wear them on special occasions. Can’t wait to see what you make after your next class.
    A. Maggie

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:25h, 02 September Reply

      Thanks, Aunt Maggie! I look forward to the class πŸ™‚

  • Elaine
    Posted at 13:40h, 31 August Reply

    That orange lace dress you are standing beside would be wonderful for a festive evening out celebrating a Clemson win. πŸ™‚ Luckily I found your blog early on. Thanks for the inspiration (finishing my one year fast today) and I look forward to seeing where this adventure takes you in the next year. One last thing — thanks for the introduction to Mood and Craftsy. They are truly game changers. (I like the green dog.)

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:38h, 02 September Reply

      Well I guess it would if I was a Clemson fan πŸ˜‰ …… I should have loaned it to one of the many fans I know for Saturday’s big win!
      Congratulations on completing your one year fast! Isn’t it a great feeling? Many thanks for your wonderful post and I’ve put your name in the hat for the Green Dog πŸ™‚

  • jillybe
    Posted at 13:49h, 31 August Reply

    Big congratulations and big THANKS for all of your inspiration! Not only do you inspire, you do so with such grace and style πŸ™‚ Your aprons are FABulous – would love to win any one of them!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:39h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Jillybe!!!! Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • lasvegasoleander
    Posted at 13:50h, 31 August Reply

    Thanks for showing many of your creations. Your comments about why a certain garment worked and why another didn’t was helpful. I don’t always know when I make something if it is flattering or not. Friends are often not honest for fear of hurting my feelings.
    Love, love your aprons. As a long-time apron wearer I would treasure any one if I win. Thanks for your generosity.
    Kathy of Las Vegas

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:41h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Kathy! Most of the time I can envision the end result of a garment before I start…. but not always…… and pattern/fabric combo sometimes surprises me.
      Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Deborah R Penner
    Posted at 13:53h, 31 August Reply

    Would love to win any of the aprons. Thanks for the inspirational blog. Have purchased several of the patterns you recommend.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:42h, 02 September Reply

      Got your name in the hat for an apron, Deborah and many thanks for the comment!

  • colorformtexture
    Posted at 13:54h, 31 August Reply

    Love your blog! I found you about the time you were making the orange lace dress. I was blown away that you were able to dye the lace. You are a great seamstress and a fantastic blogger!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:58h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you so much! I was pleasantly surprised to learn dyeing
      fabric is not too difficult at all!

  • Tricia Z
    Posted at 13:59h, 31 August Reply

    Please count me in, your aprons are great and you are so talented! Thanks for the chance!

  • Cindy
    Posted at 14:06h, 31 August Reply

    What a magnificent ouvre of a true sewing artiste! You always pick such interesting projects and tackle them fearlessly, and your enthusiasm just jumps right off the page. I enjoy reading how you get your inspiration, plan the project, and then address issues that come up in construction and the tweaks that you make. Your posts are always so generous in the guidance given, and so upbeat that it makes me smile every time. Thank you so much! Please enter me in your contest; I’m especially partial to the green dog. It reminds me of my late dog racing down to the beach every summer morning, launching himself through the air into the water, enthusiastically swimming out a ways and then back in, vigorously shaking off the water droplets, and then digging a hole in the cool wet sand under the dock and curling up under its shade in a sentinal post, “guarding” every single boat that went by.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:01h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you, Cindy for your thoughtful and lovely comment! Would you believe I’m at the beach with a lab for the holiday……… you’ve described him perfectly!
      Got your name in the hat for the Green Dog apron πŸ™‚

  • Jackie
    Posted at 14:22h, 31 August Reply

    Congratulations for your successful venture. You have inspired so many of us! Please enter my name in the apron give away and best wishes for many more blogging years.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:02h, 02 September Reply

      Many thanks, Jackie! Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Treva Putsche
    Posted at 14:30h, 31 August Reply

    What a fabulous output for the year. I love your more classic style! And the inspiration you provide.
    I would love to be entered for the Botticelli apron. It looks like my daughter who is finishing her degree in dance in London this year.
    Thanks for all your posts.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:03h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Treva! Got your name in the hat for the Botticelli. Your daughter must be beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Lynn
    Posted at 14:40h, 31 August Reply

    I’m in! I just discovered your blog and I am so glad to have found it! Fun to have inspiration from others:-)

  • Katie Sellars
    Posted at 14:46h, 31 August Reply

    What a wonderful achievement…to have made so many beautiful garments and wear them with such panache, you also write about the process and results with such style and good humour! I wish we had a Mood here in New Zealand.
    And as for the aprons…Botticelli or Klimt?…both are gorgeous!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 09:12h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Katie……… and if I lived in New Zealand I would hire Continuum Architecture in a skinny minute to design my house! Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Kathy Wetherell
    Posted at 14:53h, 31 August Reply

    Please enter me. I love all the aprons, but I love your blog and wonderful creations even more. You are a marvel!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 16:34h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Kathy! Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Loretta Heard
    Posted at 15:25h, 31 August Reply

    I’m new to your blog and have been inspired by talent and creativity! Just recently retired from working and look forward to sewing my clothes! Would love to be entered for the apron contest! Thanks so much!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 16:34h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you, Loretta and aren’t you going to have time with your new free time! Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Patricia
    Posted at 16:03h, 31 August Reply

    I’m so happy to have found your blog! After a long hiatus, I have decided to sew again. However finding quality fabric has been a challenge. I have been hesitant to shop on line for fabric but after seeing your posts I will definitely try Mood Fabrics!
    Thank you for posting the perfect and not so perfect, although I think they all look amazing!
    Please enter me in your apron give away.( I’m partial to the green dog and the rooster.)
    thanks again for your inspiration !

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 16:37h, 02 September Reply

      Many thanks for your comment Patricia! All online stores will send samples – some charge a nominal fee which is well worth the cost. If I had to rely on the local fabric stores for my fashion fabric I wouldn’t be sewing. The online offerings are incredible – anything you want!
      Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Jsews
    Posted at 16:06h, 31 August Reply

    Here’s to your continued success with sewing and another year of following along with your blog. You are truly an inspiration and I love reading all about your process. Your Mood purchases have inspired some of my Mood purchases as well. . . Please enter my name in your giveaway. . I do love The Kiss, but any of them would be fantasticly appreciated. I can’t wait to see what you make next year.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 16:38h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you for the good wishes, Jsews – and for letting me know about the Mood purchases! Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Miriam
    Posted at 16:08h, 31 August Reply

    Congrats to you! Has it been 2 years already? I’m so glad you blogged about it. I so look forward to seeing your creations. Thank you for showing the things that didn’t work too (even those looked great). I’ve learned so much from you. And oh yes enter me in the Rooster Apron contest, love it! Have a great weekend and thanks for taking the time to share your talents with us.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 18:52h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you, Miriam for your nice comment. Time flies doesn’t it ? πŸ˜‰ Got your name in the hat for the Rooster apron πŸ™‚

  • Marguerite
    Posted at 16:13h, 31 August Reply

    Love the trunk show idea! I think you have a wonderfully realistic view of sewing. Too often I wait until I desperately need a certain item and then panic…or go the other route and spend too much time on an item that may not get all that much use. You seem to have the right balance of great style with versatility. Always look forward to your posts.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 18:55h, 02 September Reply

      I learned the hard way, Marguerite! I did everything you mentioned which is why I was often unsatisfied with my sewing efforts. These days most (but not all) of my sewing projects are things I want to make instead of things I have to make. I just decided to sew the clothes I really want to wear or at least try.
      Many thanks for the comment !!

  • Marguerite
    Posted at 16:14h, 31 August Reply

    Woops forgot to say…put me n the drawing for one of the aprons!,

  • Jayne
    Posted at 16:25h, 31 August Reply

    I am Thrilled that you are going to continue for another year. I just found your website, newletter, and blog a couple of months ago. I am impressed with the quality of your sewing, style, and honesty in your garment making. Thanks for keeping it going, I can hardly wait to see what you do in the coming year? Tailored Jacket? emblishments..other than ruffles? OR Designer Jeans? (talk about a fit issue). These are several things I’m thinking about this fall, So I myself can get off the RTW trendmill.
    Looking forward…

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:08h, 02 September Reply

      Many thanks for your comment, Jayne! I’m ready to sew some new pattern styles this year so who knows…………… All of your suggestions but the designer jeans are on the list!

  • Patti Hall
    Posted at 17:02h, 31 August Reply

    Your sewing has inspired me so much! I cannot believe it has been two years. I love seeing each post and always applaud your newest creation. Please enter me in the apron contest… I love the Green Dog but all of them are lovely.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:09h, 02 September Reply

      Many thanks for the comment, Patti! Got your name in the hat for the green dog πŸ™‚

  • Carolyn
    Posted at 17:07h, 31 August Reply

    Don’t enter me in the giveaway! I just wanted to congratulate you on an amazing year. You’ve made some awesome garments and I can’t wait to see what comes out of your sewing machine during year 3!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:09h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you Carolyn for your support and inspiring posts during the past year. I’m so thrilled I got to meet you in NYC too ! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Mary
    Posted at 17:43h, 31 August Reply

    Thank you for a wonderful giveaway and for your blog. I found you when the Mood Sewing Network started up and so enjoy your posts. It would be a thrill to receive any of your aprons, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would b the green dog.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 20:10h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you , Mary! Got your name in the hat for the Green Dog!

  • Linda jepson
    Posted at 19:35h, 31 August Reply

    I would love to be in the giveaway, they are all wonderfu, but I particularly love the Davinci & the Klimt. I love your blog, spirit and willingness to share, the good, the bad and the beautiful. Keep on sewing an sharing.

    Linda

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:12h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you, Linda! Got your name in the hat for Davinci and Klimt! πŸ™‚

  • Carolina's Callin'
    Posted at 20:38h, 31 August Reply

    Congrats, Sarah, on your second fabulous year in this adventure! You’re an inspiration to so many, myself included! Never thought I would be back sewing (ok, planning to sew…!) garments…but you’ve shown all of us what’s possible! Thanks for sharing your successes, your ideas, your challenges…even your (few) failures! Here’s to many more years of getting “Goodbye Valentino” in my ‘in’ box πŸ™‚

    Your aprons are precious, btw! Love hubby’s choice…but no need to enter me (I might be forced to cook!).

    Can’t wait until your next project!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:13h, 02 September Reply

      LOL! I won’t force an apron on you, Cheryl!! Many thanks for your comment. It’s been a fun two years and I’m so appreciative of your support πŸ™‚

  • Cheryl Scott
    Posted at 20:51h, 31 August Reply

    As I’m new to your blog, I appreciate the chance to ‘catch up’ with your beautiful projects. I’m amazed at how stylish and wearable they all are. This is really giving me some inspiration to take my sewing to the next level.

    In response to your invitation to be part of the drawing for Artful Aprons, “Yes, please!”

    • Cheryl Scott
      Posted at 21:01h, 01 September Reply

      Ooops! I didn’t select one to be entered for. I would like to be entered for “The Kiss.” Thank you!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:13h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Cheryl for your nice comment! Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Yolanda Reynolds
    Posted at 21:16h, 31 August Reply

    I would like to be part of your drawing for an apron. I am sewing and learning so much. Love your blog

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:14h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you, Yolanda! Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Amy
    Posted at 22:35h, 31 August Reply

    You have such a great sense of style, and I love seeing it all together here. And, Artful Aprons – how fun! I’d love to be entered for one. Having an original Goodbye Valentino Artful Apron would be so awesome.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:15h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Amy! Who knows, they may be a collector’s item one day πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Susan Martin
    Posted at 22:38h, 31 August Reply

    Your blog is a great inspiration and challenge! While I can’t match your pace, it’s a thrill to watch yours. I am sewing more and enjoying it more as my own skills advance. I would be proud to wear the Leonardo da Vinci – The Vitruvian Man apron. My Fashion Sewing group would be so jealous! Sue

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:16h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you, Sue! Got your name in the hat for The Vitruvian Man! Good luck πŸ˜‰

  • Jeannine Dropchinski
    Posted at 23:19h, 31 August Reply

    Oh my goodness…I love to cook and would love to wrap myself in one of your beautiful aprons. You continue to inspire me.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:16h, 02 September Reply

      Many thanks, Jeannine! Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Natalie
    Posted at 23:29h, 31 August Reply

    Big congratulations on your 2nd successful year of sewing! You are such an inspiration and I look forward to your posts. Thank you for sharing all your projects and information with us!

  • sewexhausted
    Posted at 00:43h, 01 September Reply

    I have been admiring your well made clothes for several months now… seems like you are always making something spectacular! 45 me mades in one year- what an accomplishment! Congrats! ~Laurie

  • Charry
    Posted at 01:17h, 01 September Reply

    Wow! What an achievement. I must say, the garments that you’ve sewn are much better looking and shows a better fit on you. Keep up the good work. I’m am so inspired and look forward to a new post every day. Well done you! I would love to be in the draw for The Kiss and the Boticelli aprons please. I will pay for postage in case I win as I live in Australia.
    Have fun with Susan’s Khalje’s course – I am so lealous as I’ve always wanted to do her Chanel jacket class. .

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:19h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you, Charry! I am truly excited about taking Susan Kjalje’s class. Got your name in the hat for an apron, and if you win your postage is included πŸ˜‰ Good luck!

  • Joy
    Posted at 03:49h, 01 September Reply

    WOW! I’m been a loyal lurker for the last year, and what you’ve accomplished
    and produced is truly impressive, Sarah. You’ve sure packed a huge amount
    of patience, knowledge and beautiful results into this last year .. you should be
    so proud.

    You’re so lovely, as is your family, and it’s such a pleasure to visit you here and
    see your learning curve, fabric and pattern choices, beautiful garments and
    all the pretty settings. Love the Edisto scenes.

    The aprons are fabulous… was a great concept. Too bad things didn’t work out
    back then. Any chance there’s another solution? Count me in for a chance.

    I can’t wait to see what another year will bring to your ‘collection.’ Thought about
    adding more closet space? LOL …

    PS .. Don’t EVER stop the ruffles .. they’re so perfectly gorgeous on you!

    ~Joy~

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:21h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you, Joy! It’s been a learning curve for sure, but one I’ve enjoyed.
      I’m sure the aprons didn’t work out for a reason but it was fun at the time! The only solution I have is to sell the business to someone πŸ˜‰
      Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • BETSY MCKEE
    Posted at 06:06h, 01 September Reply

    Please enter me in your apron giveaway..I enjoy your blog so much. Best of luck to you!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:24h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you, Betsy! Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Pamela H.
    Posted at 07:22h, 01 September Reply

    They are very good looking functional aprons. Please allow me to enter the drawing, particularly for the Leonardo or Durham aprons! I have also learned from your style selection, which I find both classic and flattering for mature women.

  • Victoria Bahnsen
    Posted at 11:08h, 01 September Reply

    Please enter me in your apron giveaway, too. Love the idea of artful aprons and would be pleased to have any one of them. I also want to applaud your blog. It has been a real inspiration to me. I’ve sewn since I was a kid, but your adventure in sewing has inspired me to take it to new levels. Congratulations on another fabulous year of sewing!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:25h, 02 September Reply

      Many thanks for the comment, Victoria! As I said in my post, inspiring others is inspiring to me.Got your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Iryna
    Posted at 14:30h, 01 September Reply

    So beautiful and very inspiring! Thank you for the giveaway, my favorite ones are #1 and #2!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:26h, 02 September Reply

      Hi Iryna! Got your name in the hat for #1 and #2 πŸ™‚

  • Marilyn Sweet
    Posted at 18:16h, 01 September Reply

    What a joy to see all your blogged garments in one big review—- they’re terrific all over again. Yours is a blog I look for and deeply enjoy. Thank you for the care you put into it. You have inspired me in some important ways. And now . . . . That rooster apron is something to crow for! But they are each lovely. I’ll cross my fingers!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:29h, 02 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Marilyn for your comment! Inspiring others is inspiring to me and I’ve put your name in the hat for the rooster apron! πŸ™‚

  • Anne Martin
    Posted at 18:17h, 01 September Reply

    You are my favorite blog. When I am trying to explain blogs to my older friends, you are always the example. Walking PR agent. I would like the Green Dog or Birth of Venus.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:30h, 02 September Reply

      Hi Anne! Many thanks for your nice comment. I can’t explain a blog to some of my older friends but I sure am glad you can πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ I’ve put your name in the hat for the Green Dog and/or the Birth of Venus .

  • Tia Dia
    Posted at 21:00h, 01 September Reply

    What a fabulous year you’ve had – so productive and so much learned and new skills mastered. Congrats! And I’m so glad you’re still going to continue sewing and posting! I’d love to be entered into your draw for an apron! Any one except the Durham… I’m constantly telling my four-legged floor cleaner to get lost when he invades my kitchen… πŸ™‚

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 21:32h, 02 September Reply

      LOL! Thank you, Tia Dia for the support and inspiration you’ve given to me this year πŸ™‚ I’ve put your name in the hat for any aprons but the dog πŸ˜‰

  • Carole W
    Posted at 23:19h, 01 September Reply

    Great post – it coincides perfectly with the children going back to school and I am going to get going on my sewing again – you inspired me all through the last school year too! Just got back from a two week vacation and we went to many luncheons, dinners and cocktail parties and the items I wore for almost every occasion were my handmade skirts. Many many thanks for all your hard work – and looking forward to another terrific sewing year.

    I’d love to win an apron – any one except the animals.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:08h, 03 September Reply

      Thank you, Carole for your comment and congratulations on your successful return to sewing! A two-week vacation sounds heavenly!
      I’ve put your name in the hat for any apron but the animals πŸ™‚

  • Sharon
    Posted at 02:34h, 02 September Reply

    I love reading your site. I am one of those people who lurk in the background soaking up all there is to learn from other seamstresses. I also read Handmade by Carolyn and have learned a lot from her. Put me in for the apron, if possible 3. Mark Durham (contemporary artist), Green Dog, but I loved them all. Keep up the great site and know there are probably hundreds like me, hiding in the background!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 08:23h, 02 September Reply

      Thanks for surfacing, Sharon! ….. and thanks for the nice comment πŸ™‚ I too love Handmade by Carolyn – everything about her and her blog are inspiring! Got your name in the hat for an apron.

  • Shawna
    Posted at 09:10h, 02 September Reply

    I am so happy that I found your blog. It has inspired me to start sewing again. This summer I started with altering clothes in my closet that did not fit right. Now I am ready for a new pattern. After sewing you results with Butterick 5197, I think I will start there.
    Please enter me in the raffle for the Klimt apron. Thank you.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:13h, 03 September Reply

      Hi Sharon! A few years ago I gave up shopping during Lent and started altering the clothes in my closet – some didn’t fit and some just needed repairs. My interest in sewing clothes emerged through the experience so I know where you’re coming from πŸ™‚
      Good luck with the Butterick pattern which is 5917 btw.
      I’ve put your name in the hat for The Kiss apron πŸ™‚

  • Linda Moorhead
    Posted at 10:35h, 02 September Reply

    Hi, love all your great outfits you have such great style. Please add my name to the drawing for your aprons.

    Thanks,
    Linda Moorhead

  • conniecutcliff
    Posted at 11:41h, 02 September Reply

    I want to sign up for the apron give away. I love yours and make lots of aprons myself. selvage2selvage@gmail.com Thank you, Connie Cutcliff

    PS: I love your site.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:15h, 03 September Reply

      I’ve put your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚ Many thanks.

  • Connie Cutcliff
    Posted at 11:48h, 02 September Reply

    I am really excited about your site. I have become frustrated with RTW, seeing your outcomes has been a breath of fresh air. Also, glad to see someone using Burda patterns. I really like the style but have not been able to make them successfully. Successfully meaning: wear outside of the sewing room.

    Please, please enter me in the giveaway. I make lots of aprons and would love to have yours in my collection.

    Happy Sewing!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:18h, 03 September Reply

      LOL ……. there’s nothing worse than spending three days on a garment that doesn’t get worn. UGH…… I know now to set aside extra time for sewing Burda. I too love the style but figuring out the instructions is half the battle πŸ™‚ However there are lots of Burda fans out there!

  • Lorena Keech
    Posted at 15:08h, 02 September Reply

    I would love to win one of your aprons, I’m disappointed you had to give up your business! I love reading your blog and am truly impressed with your accomplishments.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:18h, 03 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Lorena! I’ve put your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Livia
    Posted at 20:38h, 02 September Reply

    Please enter my name in the give away. I’m glad you’ll keep posting. Great inspiration .

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:19h, 03 September Reply

      Many thanks, Livia! I’ve put your name in the hat for an apron πŸ™‚

  • Joyce in NC
    Posted at 21:42h, 02 September Reply

    I have truly enjoyed reading your blog and following along on your journey. Please enter me in the give away. I would love to have the Leonardo da Vinci – The Vitruvian Man apron.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:19h, 03 September Reply

      Thank you, Joyce! I’ve put your name in the hat for the Vitruvian Man apron πŸ™‚

  • Findingchic
    Posted at 22:41h, 02 September Reply

    I happened upon your blog, and I’ve just finished reading every post from the beginning. You’ve made some beautiful clothing. I am inspired to start my own rtw fast challenge. I work at a highend retail store and it amazes me when I see women willing to pay for low quality, even damaged, clothing. Just today, a woman was willing to pay for a top that was coming apart at the seams, only if I gave her the right price. Instead of demanding better quality, she was going to settle for damaged goods. Unfortunately it happens all of the time. I hope I can stick to the challenge, and better my sewing skills like you have. Also, I would like to be entered into the drawing for the #4. The Kiss apron. Thanks and sorry about the long post.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 05:23h, 03 September Reply

      Thank you so much for your comment! I was one of those women before I went on my RTW fast and now I can hardly bring myself to buy anything! Your sewing skills will definitely improve when you quit shopping for a while. Good luck and I’ve put your name in the hat for The Kiss apron πŸ™‚

  • Karen
    Posted at 13:42h, 03 September Reply

    Just now catching up after a few days away – but what fun to see your year’s accomplishments! Looking forward to year #3.

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:47h, 05 September Reply

      Thank you so much, Karen! I hope all is well with you πŸ™‚

  • LLADYBIRD
    Posted at 16:48h, 03 September Reply

    I’m too late for the giveaway, and that’s ok πŸ™‚ I just wanted to comment and congratulate you on making it to your second year! I always love everything you make and I’m so thrilled to be able to sew and blog along with ya through MSN. Here’s to an equally fabulous third year, yay! πŸ™‚

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:46h, 05 September Reply

      Thank you, my dear Lladybird! I feel the same way. I want you to teach a speed sewing class πŸ˜‰

  • Tina
    Posted at 17:28h, 03 September Reply

    Love your blog! Shame on me that it takes a giveaway to comment (I really should know better, eh???) Aprons are absolutely fab, love em all and would consider it an honor to sport one! I might even wear it in the kitchen! πŸ˜‰

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:45h, 05 September Reply

      Thank you, Tina! No worries – nice to hear from you – giveaway or no giveaway πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 07:52h, 04 September Reply

    You will have a wonderful week with Susan Khalje. She is an excellent teacher and a gracious lady. I spent a week with her sewing the Classic French Jacket. What a joy!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 06:43h, 05 September Reply

      Thank you Rebecca – I’m so looking forward to it!

  • June
    Posted at 17:27h, 05 September Reply

    How can it be that another full year has passed!? You continue to inspire me – thank you for that. I look forward to your future work!

  • Glenda Smith
    Posted at 20:56h, 06 September Reply

    Love your blog and thanks so much for sharing your journey. Can’t wait to see what next year holds.

  • Robin Denning
    Posted at 06:49h, 13 September Reply

    I loved seeing your “trunk show”!! When you are in Baltimore, if you are inclined, let me know and I can swing by one evening for dinner. I am so close! mmm, it makes me want to come and take the class, too. soon, soon I need to take another class. Have fun!

    • goodbyevalentino
      Posted at 10:56h, 13 September Reply

      I’d love to get together with you, Robin! See you next month πŸ™‚

  • Ekky Foss
    Posted at 08:44h, 29 September Reply

    Great article in paper
    You inspire me to try more sewing
    Am making a Halloween costume for my grand daughter now but nΓ©e d to try more for me!

  • M o B D i s t r e s s ! | Goodbye Valentino
    Posted at 14:34h, 05 March Reply

    […] as Β a shopping trip in Paris, I can only offer your name in lights along with my last Mona Lisa apron. In other words, you’ll be helping me from the goodness of your heart – just to be […]

Post A Comment