Monday, May 6, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Week, Yay!

 
 
 
 
It's that happy time of the year again: Giveaway Week at Sew Mama Sew--go check it out...I'll wait! But do come back, won't you please?

THE GIVEAWAY: I'm giving away a piece of vintage upholstery fabric--like printed burlap--that's been sewn on three sides (pillow cover?); 2 vintage apron patterns (the Simplicity is uncut, size medium; the McCall's is missing 2 pieces [pocket and shoulder strap], but transfer is there and I'm sure YOU can replace those missing pieces!); some vintage buttons; some trim; and an Aunt Martha's transfer of "Vegetables for the Kitchen." I'll try to throw in some other vintage sewing goodies, too. Giveaway is open to everyone! 

THE BLOG: This blog is not really a crafting blog--though I DO sew, embroider, and knit--it's more just little snippets of my life, but I hope you'll have a look around. Every Friday is Tallulah-Palooza Friday, pictures of my oh-so-adorable dog, Tallulah Mae.

THE SHOPS: Also, I do have two Etsy shops--see over there on the right?--Sew Betty and Dot is all vintage sewing patterns, fabrics, etc., while Betty and Dot is general vintage whatnottery!

THE PATTERN TEAM: I'm a member of a super-cool pattern team on Etsy, the Pattern Patter team, and I invite you to check out the team blog and the team Pinterest board.

THE QUESTIONS (SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ANSWER THEM): Let's choose a fashion icon from each decade of the twentieth century--because I'm lazy, I'm using Wiles Magazine's picks (go here to see the slideshow):

1910s: Gabrielle Dorziat (I know, I didn't know about her, either--she championed Coco Chanel, apparently)
1920s: Louise Brooks
1930s: Marlene Dietrich
1940s: Veronica Lake
1950s: Audrey Hepburn (I think of her more in the 1960s, but hey)
1960s: Jackie Kennedy (but let's add Twiggy in there to embrace the Swingin' part of the Sixties!)
1970s: Pam Grier
1980s: Madonna
I'm stopping here--I just CAN'T with the nineties!

Question 1: whose style do you love the most?
Question 2: who would you most like to hang out with?

If you just want to say "Pick me!" that's fine too! I know there are hundreds of blogs to visit...I'll use ye olde Random Number Generator to pick one winner.

Whew, that's it! Thanks for stopping by!

62 comments:

Trish said...

I'd like to hang out with Jackie from the 60s. I'd like to see the world how my parents saw it growing up.

Jane said...

What a lovely combo of prizes - the patterns are cute. Princess Margaret had an amazing wardrobe, and I hear she liked a drink so she'd have been great to hang out with too! Thanks

Adri H. said...

I'm also a Jackie-O fan, but I'm also a Twiggy fan in terms of style. As for who I'd like to hang out with? I'd like to hang out with Marlene Dietrich because I think she's the bees knees, plus I can practice my German.

Abby said...

I'm good with Audrey... So stylish and effortless.

Charlene S said...

I would love to hand out with Marlene D.

Cherilyn said...

Audrey Hepburn for both classic style and such an amazing person!

The Boyer Family said...

I love audrey hepburn's style the most, and she is the one I would want to "hang out with".

Brigid
The Middle Sister and Singer

Mamma Nene said...

Audrey Hepburn

Kaylee said...

Well, I think Jackie is the one I most identify with style wise, but as far as to hang out with, I think Madonna would have been a blast in the 80s. Like from the Desperately Seeking Susan era.

Brooke said...

I like Audrey Hepburn's simple style. :)

Jeneta said...

Audrey Hepburn - such grace and beauty.

T said...

Dietrich always looks so amazing

Shannon said...

fun pintrest board! I started following it. How about Lady Di as a fashion icon for the 1990ies?

Kate said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Annette said...

Well, Heburn's style is very simple yet classic and I like that. But I think I would hang out with Veronica Lake. I have no idea why, she just looks intrigueing (not sure I spelled that right).

Jennifer Thompson said...

Audrey, for style and confidence.Maybe she could give me some pointers,lol!

OnePerfectDay said...

What a lovely giveaway!
LOVE those patterns!

Audrey Hepburn for me, for both questions.
She was supposed to be as beautiful inside and out and as for style...she had that to spare.

dwylie said...

Thanks so much for the lovely giveaway!

Catrin Lewis said...

Marlene. 30's. Nuff said! x

hueisei said...

Madonna!
Thanks so much for your giveaway!

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CarrieM said...

Veronica Lake

CarrieM said...

Veronica Lake

Dee said...

I have never thought about who to hang out with. thanks for the offer.

LucyL said...

I'd like to hang out with Jackie. Also love Audrey's style.

Thank you!

Mystica said...

What a nice mix of prizes. Thanks for sharing.

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hafza said...

I love Audrey Hepburn style!

hafza said...

and I would love to hang out with Jackie!

vicki said...

Really like those vintage patterns!

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jess said...

This is such a good question! I'd definitely be hanging out with Marlene Dietrich and getting some style inspiration at the same time.

Gypsy Thread said...

Any and all of those ladies up through Jackie-O I'd be honored to lunch or sip a cocktail with. ;) Each has such a phenomenal, unique style.
Thanks for hosting this giveaway! ~ Carey

lil'monkeysmama said...

Audrey all the way!
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JuJu said...

Look at all these posts! You are so POPULAR!

What a fun fun giveaway. I'm not going to enter though, as I wouldn't have the first clue as to what to do with the winnings. But, I sure enjoyed reading about it all!

sntbosch said...

Jackie!
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Gill said...

Twiggy!

Mary Ann said...

Audrey Hepburn.... so classy!

miscellaneouscraftiness said...

What a lovely selection!

Anonymous said...

pick me! :-) hadas_a1@yahoo.com

Lia*s Handmades said...

Audrey Hepburn, hands down. What a stunning and beautiful woman.

And this vintage package is great! :)

Stephanie said...

Hepburn of course! she is just all around great!

Little Ella Lu said...

I love Audrey Hepburn! Her style is so lovely and feminine!

Katie said...

Another vote for Audrey Hepburn!

DangAndBlast! said...

Oooh yes! So I find Marlene Dietrich sexy as all get out, but whenever I try to copy her, I just look like a man... meh. Perhaps Audrey's 1950s style, then. And I don't know all of the people, but from what I've read, Audrey was also a lovely person to be around, so I'll go with her again there!

Maureen Hayes said...

Audrey Hepburn, hands down. Not only beautiful on the outside, but more importantly, beautiful inside as well. I admire the work she did for UNICEF and other charities.

sandyandcosmo said...

Audrey Hepburn, her style is timeless!

gjeometry.com said...

Love your vintage patterns! I would like to sew clothes like Marlene Dietrich, but meet up and chat with Jackie Kennedy.

CRISTINA PEREZ PORRAS said...

I´d like no doubt hanging out with Marlene and follow Veronica´s style. I like to mix opposites :-). Thank you so much for the giveaway.

Michelle said...

I love Pam Grier's style. A big fan of the 70's!

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Kathy H said...

I would pick Audrey Hepburn. I always thought she looked classically beautiful. I also don't know much about her personal life so it would be really interesting to talk with her.

Debra Lee said...

Audrey Hepburn would be my pick and I loved her style!

lynaeve said...

pick me! lol, thanks for the chance

Melissa said...

Thank you for doing a giveaway.

Cheryl said...

Definitely Jackie Kennedy for her style and just to hang out with. Fun question! I'm really looking forward to winning the patterns.

Jodi said...

I am an Audrey Hepburn girl to the bone. I would love to have hung out with her and I would love to have the stunning figure and her amazing wardrobe too.

Samantha said...

Audrey! I named my daughter after her.

Anonymous said...

Jackie Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy. She was stylish, sophisticated, classy and long-suffering.

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kristinorth said...

I was a teen in the 80's so I have to go with Madonna! thanks for a chance to win!

Alyce Rodriguez said...

Marlene Dietrich, love the 30's style. Hang out with her too, thanks! wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

budgeteer said...

This is the giveaway I would really like to win, but |I have been entering a lot today and it is nearly bedtime here in the UK

Thank you for understanding and 'pick me' please x

Lelsey

Karrie Smith said...

Audrey Hepburn

Karrie Smith said...

Jackie Kennedy

Rocksteadyemme said...

thanks!
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