Thursday, May 9, 2013

Godet skirt again and a GIVEAWAY!

Readers, I missed you. Beginning of this year I was not sure if I wanted to blog anymore - workload,  brushing up sewing and patternmaking skills, and so on... I like doing custom work and teaching, but I also want to blog. The key question was how can I provide unique content, so I tried to re-evaluate my approach/ attitude to blogging and sharing the knowledge I accumulated so far. I must say mail I received from some of my readers during the break helped a lot. Thank you!

...Well, since, after a long break, this seems a good topic to start over again, please allow me to brag (again, I AM really sorry) about my old Burdastyle godet skirt, which was chosen for the Threads' Reader's Closet.




The poor skirt was unworn for quite a while, the hem was unpicked for a couple of couture techniques demos and Show & Tell meetups. I was so tired of it that I was quite happy to send it away (yes, I do feel bad about it). It was only after a few weeks at Threads that I knew I really wanted to wear this skirt again. I was wearing it for two weeks in a row, and after receiving compliments from my friends and, yay, strangers, I feel that our relationship is great again...

Well, enough of the skirt. The good news is Threads magazine sent me two extra copies of the magazine and, since I am a subscriber anyway, I decided to give them away to my readers. Everyone is welcome to enter - my US as well as international readers. All you need to do is leave a comment by Monday next week, and I will announce two lucky winners who will be chosen by random drawing. 

PS: By the way, everyone can be featured in Threads. All you need to do is upload your garment to the Reader's Closet Gallery on the magazine website and include a brief description and techniques. Hope to see some of your garments there!

62 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your appearance in Threads and its lovely to have you back! I'm looking forward to your new approach as I'm always fascinated by your couture approach.

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  2. I am so glad to see you back! Perhaps this is silly, but I was a bit worried about your lack of absence and I hope everything was/is all right. Congrats also on your write up in Threads magazine. The skirt looks fantastic!

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  3. Congratulations on getting your skirt into Threads. I love the colour of your lining!

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  4. Ooh, the skirt is lovely. And I love the dress on the cover too, haha. Congrats on making it onto Threads!

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  5. Welcome back! And kudos on the Threads feature!

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  6. Hello hello hello:) Yes I saw your skirt too, made me really proud, vicariously :)
    How is the couture biz doing?

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    1. rather slow (not that I have expected customers queuing up in front of my door) :) This is another story - I thought I would sum up some of the interesting observations about starting up in a separate post - as a turn off (or 'warning') for those considering. No, actually, it is rather exciting if you are patient.

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  7. I Am Really Glad You Are Back! :) The Skirt Is Lovely, Btw..

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  8. Congratulations on being featured! That is awesome :D

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  9. I realy like your skirt, but I can understand you about being tired of it. I've also sewn a dress, and it had so many seams, that I kind of hate it, too... I still have to iron the double hem and sew it, but I dread that moment... and I really loved the fabric and the pattern in the beginning... oh, well, I think I'm not ready for long-term sewing projects right now :)
    And please, count me in for the giveaway, I have never had a copy of the magazine in my hands.
    Maryall @ http://handmadebymaryall.blogspot.it/

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  10. Congratulations, this is definitely a very nice skirt!
    And thank You for the giveaway - please, count me in.

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  11. Well, hello there :-). You know how I feel already - CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yes, I am shouting. Good to have you back. Miss you! (Do not count me in the giveaway as I am a subscriber.)

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  12. I love Threads, and that is a gorgeous skirt! You totally have the right to brag :) Congratulations on having your skirt featured!

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  13. Congratulations and welcome back! I am not a subscriber and was about to buy a copy of the magazine, but I'll take my chances and toss my name into the hat.

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  14. What a pretty skirt! I've never really 'got' godets before but it looks really nice like that. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. oh congrats! That godet skirt was lovely so I'm glad you two have made up. I am also happy to see you blogging again! I have learned so many new couture techniques from your work with Susan K.! I am looking forward to seeing what you do next.

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  16. I saw your entry on the online magazine actually. Congratulations! Happy to see you back!

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  17. Congratulations! It looks beautiful, and I really enjoy your blog.

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  18. So good to see you back again! :)

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  19. Glad you're back! Love the godet skirt.

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  20. I too am glad your back, always enjoy your posts. I saw your skirt in threads and its beautiful. Thankyou

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  21. Lovely skirt! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  22. I am glad that you are back. The skirt is gorgeous and congratulations on being featured on Threads.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I saw your skirt in Threads and it is just lovely - congratulations!

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  24. I don't comment often but do read..I'm glad you returned. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. I don't think I've commented before (sorry) but enjoy reading your blog very much. Great skirt, and giveaway!

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  26. Glad to hear, that you are in love again; it IS a wonderful piece of garment (and the reason, why I found your blog a while ago when researching Godet couture methods...)
    Bele

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  27. Congrats on your skirt. Isn't it fun when you fall back in love with something?

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  28. Congratulation for the skirt! I really love that skirt....maynìbe next winter will have time to sew one for me!
    federica.maslowsky(at)gmail.com

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  29. This skirt attracted my attention immidiately - I like gottets and this solution was very inspiring.

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  30. Hi Marina,

    it is good toread you agaian, Irealy missed you. Congratulations that your skirt is in threads. I wish you the best for your couture business!

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  31. Well deserved Marina! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  32. Congratulations on being featured by THREADS! I followed your skirt progress and it's well deserved! I'd also loce to hear how your business is doing - living vicariously as a hobby sewer... I adore THREADS, there is nothing comparable in Germany, and I try to get my hands on an issue whenever I can :-) .

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  33. Congrats on the feature. Susan

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  34. I'd love to get a closer look at the skirt.

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  35. Nice to hear from you again! I really like your blog and your attitude to sewing. I would love an issue of Threads- it doesn't come in Greece and I have been reluctant to subscribe. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. I'm happy to see you and your blog back!

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  37. I follow your blog and read Threads all of the time...Congratulations on your article in the magazine. Glad to see your back.

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  38. Glad you are back to blogging...I love reading Threads too!

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  39. Welcome back! and thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. Hey, good to see you back! Even with a giveaway :-)

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  41. Congratulations and lovely to see a post from you again. I'd love to see that magazine. I don't think I can get it here in Australia?

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  42. Congratulations on the feature. I look forward to seeing more projects from you :)
    I'd love the chance to win the mag and see what Threads is all about.

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  43. Yay, glad you're back!

    Congratulations on being featured - such a gorgeous skirt, it deserved to be chosen. :-)

    I'd love to be in the draw, please - I've never had a chance to look at a Threads magazine.

    macska at gmail dot com

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  44. Congratulations on the article. Would love a chance to win.

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  46. Congrats! Nice to see you back! You can leave me out of the giveaway, though. :)

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  47. So glad to see you back in action, Marina! I'm glad your skirt was featured in Threads :)

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