Sunday, June 20, 2010

400 posts

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In a little over 3 years I have posted 400 times. Time flies, as it certainly doesn’t feel like 3 years, and 400 posts sounds a lot too.

I still like to blog about my projects and have comments and ideas from the international sewing community. My sewing has evolved a bit during that time too. When I look back at my first posts (or the reviews in my first year on PR) I see garments that are no longer in my closet, either for fit reasons or for style/fabric. When I first found Pattern review and blogs, I certainly got carried away with projects I liked, and bought and made patterns that really were not my style. Gradually I have been sewing more things that I really like and actually wear. Of course it still happens, buying a fabric or pattern on an impulse and regretting it later, but not very much any more.

Give away! (not possible to enter any more)

One of the things I tried during these 3 years is making bags, but I found out this is really not for me. I still have a beautiful piece of dark red leather in my collection and keep one pattern specifically for that, but I will give away my two Amy Butler bag patterns: the Sophia bag and the Weekender bag. Leave a comment on this post if you would one of these indicating which one you would like (note: the weekender bag is difficult to make and needs a lot of fabric/interfacing etc. I never made the Sophia bag but it looks less complicated).

One little caveat: you must have left a comment on my blog in the past year or be a follower of my blog to participate in the draw.

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26 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Congrats! I enjoy reading your blog,

Rachel said...

That is so nice of you to have a drawing. I would love to win the Weekender Bag.

Rebecca said...

Congrats on your 400th post! That is ALOT! The weekender bag looks like a challenge, but I would to win this pattern. Love your blog. Thanks!

lin3arossa said...

Congratulations on your 400th! I read you in a reader but am fairly confident that I've commented in the last year. I'd love to win either one, really, with a slightly stronger tendency to the weekender bag :)
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Dilliander said...

Sigrid, this is just to say thanks for the time and commitment you have put into your blog and for sharing your skills and experience. I always look forward to your posts and sewing tips. No need to enter me in the draw, this was just a quick hello on your 400th post!

a little sewing on the side said...

I don't think I would find the time to sew either one, so I will pass on the patterns. Just wanted to say congratulations on 400 posts. I've enjoyed your blog since the day I found it!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your 400th post. I really enjoy reading your blog. It is on my Google reader so I don't miss when you post!

I would like either bag pattern.
Thanks for the give away.

katherine h said...

Hello Sigrid,

I'm happy that you're still blogging away. Thanks especially for the tutorials that you have taken the time to document.

Please include me in the draw for the Sophia carry-all.

Happy blogging, Katherine

Nancy K said...

Congratulations on 400 posts!

Gwen said...

Congratulations on your 400th post! That's quite an accomplishment! :)
(Not entering the give-away - just wanted to say congrats!)

Jane M said...

Wow, 400 posts is an accomplishment. But even more impressive are your beautiful garments and helpful tutorials. Congratulations!!
No need to enter me in the drawing...I'm with you on the bag sewing. Love seeing the Amy Butler ones made up but will never get it completed in my lifetime.

ELMO said...

Congrats on 400 posts, I'm not there yet. The weekender pattern for me! Thanks Sigrid!

shams said...

Many congrats, Sigrid! I enjoy your blog very much. :) (I am not entering the giveaway, but that's a nice thing to do!)

loopylulu said...

Congratulations! I'm not sure I've left a comment this past year but I have been reading. I just wanted to say I hope you keep writing!

hilde said...

Van harte gefeliciteerd! I don't comment very often but I really enjoy your blog and find it very inspiring (which I think I have said before). I will have some more time soon and will finally try sewing my first bra, taking an old Prima Donna apart first for the pattern.
Thanks for the give-away, I would love either pattern.

Rose said...

Congratulations on you 400th! I'm looking forward to many more. I'd like to help you celebrate by making the Sophia Bag so please enter me in that drawing. It's nice of you to have a give-away.

Carmi said...

Congratulations on your 400th post. I am a follower. I'd love to win the Weekender bag pattern.

sownbrooklyn said...

I'm a recent reader of your blog. I subscribe via bloglines (officially making the last person in the world not using google reader ;D) I would love to take a crack at the Sophia bag. I like the Weekender, but I already carry too much stuff, that big bag would be the death of me.

equatorcollection said...

Congratulations on your 400th post! I know all your helpful and informative posts and especially those tutorials meant a lot of time and it is much appreciated.

I have never made a bag before but always wanted to. I would like to have the Sophia Carry-all if I win.

Thank you for the giveaway.

Lilian said...

Congratulations on your 400th post! A sewing life documented. That's actually quite special, if you think of it. I love reading your blog. Ánd I'd love to take part in the draw. The Sophia Carry all would be my favourite bag. (Fingers crossed...)

Leah said...

Congrats on your 400th post! I really enjoy reading your blog

I'd love the weekender bag.

Ingrid said...

Congratulations on your 400th post! Thank you for putting in so much time and energy into sharing your sewing and tips with other sewists. (I'm not after the bag patterns either, think I have one of them and have it somewhere in stash!!)

Handmade said...

Awesome! Happy 400th! I'm up for a challenge, so I'd nominate the Weekender Bag.

Peliroja said...

That's such a nice gesture, giving away patterns (I like them both) for you 400th post! That is a whole lot, I can't imagine ever posting that many...

Ivalyn "Tee" Jones-Actie said...

Congrats! I just got back from a cruise where I won $250 playing bingo...maybe my luck is still with me. Thanks for the generosity.

Joyce in NC said...

Congratulations!! I'd love to win either bag pattern. I enjoy reading your blog.