Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Won !! And Jam #5

Gwen, of After The Dress blog, had a very generous give-away last week.  I, Gwen, won!! Yes!! It is:


After The Dress is one of the first blogs I discovered.  We share the same name, and an unusual one.  This is a big textbook-technical.  It has tests at the end of the chapters. TESTS!!!  A very detailed book, and one that even if you don't want to draft an entire pattern, it's great to have if you need to know how to draft a particular type of collar, or sleeve.  Thank you so much, Gwen.  (I feel like I'm talking to myself in first person)!

The other Gwen wishes that every one of you could have won.  So do I.  But not enough to give you my book!  As Angie puts it, "Neener, neener"!!

I was happy to sew something that wasn't vinyl, after the experience with that stupid rain poncho!  It was a failed experiment, but all it cost me was a few dollars and a couple of hours.  Since that fiasco, I cut a bunch of knits, sewed them into Ts to get me through the rest of the summer.


 This border print



became this cardi, which is my JAM #5.  Boy, am I behind!




And I bought these patterns at the last Butterick pattern sale at Jos.


I love the cuteness of this jacket by SewSerendipity.


It is out of print, and being re-drafted, and re-issued.  Not difficult to figure out,though. It is pleated at bottom and sleeve hems.  I think I have just the right coordinating fabrics to make it. 

Stay cool.



18 Talk to me:

Gwen said...

I'm so glad you are enjoying the book! :)

Irene said...

Lucky you to have won! I drag that book from the library every once in a while.
So glad that you got over you rain gear disappointment and were able to move on. Just chalk it up to experience!
That white and red cardigan looks wonderful! (and you're only 2 behind in the JAM, right?). I enjoy peeking at all the jackets that are being produced.

The Hojnackes said...

What a great win! That book is fabulous. That cardi is great. The border print is fun.

Bunny said...

What a prize! So glad you got it and I can't wait to see all the new neat things you will be trying. Love your knits and the cardi.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Congrats on winning the book! And I like the cardigan, it's very pretty! Besides your not the only one behind with your jackets!

Corrine said...

If anyone can make good use of that book, it is you. So glad that you had some fun with the knits after the poncho episode. I am always rather discouraged when a project goes south, but making a TNT always helps. Nice fabrics and the cardi-jacket is beautiful.

Mary Nanna said...

Isn't it nice to have a big fat success and win after a big fat flop? Karma in action. Love your use of border print on the cardy.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

LOve the cardigan.

Congratulation on winning the book. It sounds like a good one.

Linda T said...

Way to go! Winning the book. Doing the happy dance for you!!!! The jacket--a real winner!

Linda T said...

Way to go---winning the book. I'm doing the happy dance for you. The jacket? a Real Winner too!

Sister said...

Ooh, it's like Christmas isn't it! Love your fabrics - especially the one with pink rings - seems like I just saw that somewhere....love the cardi too!

vernonfashionstudio said...

Go Gwen!!

I hope you enjoy B5617. It seems like a complicated pattern when you read the directions but it goes together faster than I thought it would.

Linda T

Anna Christina said...

Congratulations! It looks like a great book.

Ann said...

Congratulations on winning the book. I am buying it this fall.

Love the border print jacket. You are farther ahead than me. I only have 2 done.

Ann

Victoria said...

Congrats on your win! And yes that was very generous. I also love your cardigan!!!

Lisette M said...

Excellent win! I love how you used the border print for the cardigan, so pretty!

Cennetta said...

Lucky you. Congrats! The cardigan looks good.

HeathersSphere said...

Yeah, Gwen!!! You struck gold! Your floral cardigan is also eyecatchingly gorgeous!

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