Sunday, April 14, 2013

My Image Giveaway! And What I've Been Up To... GIVEAWAY CLOSED


I've been going on and on about how much I love My Image and ImageWear patterns... it's about time I share a copy of their latest magazine.  My Image is a women's pattern magazine from the Netherlands- this copy is translated from Dutch to English.  This issue traveled across the Atlantic to me as a gift from the lovely Melissa of Fehr Trade when she was in town last week (along with a few other European pattern magazines... how thoughtful was she?!)  I happen to have a copy of this already so I want to pass it on to another seamstress.  I want to give it away to any one in the world.





This is the Spring/Summer 2013 issue.  What's extra special about it is the inclusion of some plus size patterns.  Something else that's particularly special about this copy... I spilled a small amount of coffee on the front cover so it's a little wrinkly, but no worries, there's no stains or problems with any of the pages.  Here are all the patterns in this edition---->


 










 
There are some really solid patterns here!  I want to make all the dresses on this page.  I need more time!
 


I really like the zip jacket.  I just don't have the right fabric yet to make it.  Here is one of the plus sized dresses... so much potential!  



Pants are not my favorite things to sew at the moment, but I'd make these if I'd already figured out my fit issues (I'm in the process of working on that now.)  This top is such a nice basic that'd be great for casual or work.



I've been a little quiet on my blog lately.  Spring has FINALLY showed up here meaning time to do yardwork, re-caulk the tub, spend hours in the park, plus I'm watching The Great British Sewing Bee and finally catching up on Season 3 of Downton Abbey and just finished reading Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion--- spending much less time in my dark basement sewing!  I just cut out a pretty floral rayon to make up the new Vogue Tracy Reese dress V1343.  I am not a big fan of the model for this pattern- I find her expressions are so harsh, not really matching the general mood of the garments and designs she models for Vogue- this is a bit distracting.  There are a bunch of weird poses for McCall's and Vogue lately so I am guessing it's the art director asking for these poses.  Look at how grumpy... and such as soft, pretty dress.  What's cool is I actually won this pattern from Virginie of Jazz Couture.  I love a good giveaway!

To enter to win the My Image magazine, just comment on this blog entry.  Make sure to leave an email address if it's not easily accessible otherwise.  This giveaway is open to any one in the world and ends on Saturday, April 20, midnight Eastern Time.  The lucky winner will be announced and contacted on Sunday, April 21.

-----------THE DRAWING IS NOW CLOSED-----------

THE WINNER IS KELLY OF BENNOMUSIK!  Congratulations!

19 comments:

  1. What a great magazine! I'd love to get a chance to own it. :)

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  2. This magazine looks awesome. I hardly ever see cool sewing magazines in my area. A trip to Europe is needed I guess!


    meganreti(at)gmail(dot)com in case I'm a lucky winner!

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  3. Oh pick me,pick me! LOVE the look of this magazine - I'd be all over those dress patterns for sure. Thank you so much for offering this as a giveaway. deby@so sew easy - http://so-sew-easy.com

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  4. What a cool giveaway! I've been curious about them ever since you posted about the draped neck top (the trio from the winter version 2011-2012)... would love to give this magazine a try... I am also wondering how they compare with Burda!

    misskayosis AT (gmail) DOT (Com)

    http://gentlydowntheseam.blogspot.ca/

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  5. I'm very tentatively signing up for this giveaway- i haven't sewn from one of the magazine/pattern type things before and I'm very intimidated!! However, I guess this would be a good place to start, especially because it seems like it will have patterns in my size.

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  6. Great giveaway! I hadn't heard of this magazine until now. Looks like there are some fun patterns in that issue.

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  7. Awesome giveaway! I have never heard of this magazine before. I'm really excited about getting to make some shorts and skirts for this summer!

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  8. Oh I would really love to win this. I saw a post on this issue of My Image and had hoped to purchase it from a source that I have used before. They are no longer going to carry this magazine :-(. So when I saw your post while checking out Bloglovin' blog updates, I just had to enter. my contact email is lwl1951at gmail dot com.

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  9. How nice of you to have this giveaway! I've never used (or seen) any My Image patterns and pattern M1309 with the tulip skirt looks very cute!

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  10. I'd love to try these magazine patterns out! I really like the dresses featured in this issue. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished dress, I've had my eye on that pattern.

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  11. Ohhh thank you for the giveaway!!! I've been following those patterns since you made the coral linen dress which I "adore"...simply gorgeuos!!! Please contact me if I win at my email: carlalissa35@hotmail.com.... thank you (crosssing my fingers) LOL

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  12. Oh Yea! I can comment again. I couldn't for a bit. I just bought this issue and recently won from you so please don't enter me. I've been loving the things you've been doing lately - especially the tee remake for your son. Super cute! g

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  13. I would love to win this! I've been eyeing up their magazines since you always make such lovely things from them. I'd love to try it out!

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  14. Hello, I'd love to win this as I never seen a copy before but you have made some great things from them. Lucy_legget at hotmail dot com

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  15. Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a lot of fun stuff to make in this issue. I completely understand how hard it is to get sewing done this time of year. I have also been spending a lot of time at the playground and out in the yard with the kids. It is so nice to finally have some sunshine :o)

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  16. While I have never sewn with this magazine I have seen the reviews by Fehr and want a copy for myself now.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway! It's always interesting to find out about all the pattern magazines out there.

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  18. Thanks everyone for entering! I will randomly choose a winner after midnight tonight!

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