16 November 2012

Fabulous Book Giveaway at Fashion Incubator!

Kathleen Fasanella at Fashion Incubator is hosting a giveaway, sponsored by Laurence King Publishing, in which ONE lucky winner will win FIVE great books: Tomoko Nakamichi's Pattern Magic, Pattern Magic 2 and Pattern Magic: Stretch Fabrics, and Hisako Sato's Drape Drape and Drape Drape 2. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment at Fashion Incubator, formatted in Haiku. So,

Post your entry now
At Fashion Incubator.
Maybe win these books!

Of course, I'm planning to win the books, so you needn't bother to enter, but do check out this exceptionally informative and interesting blog about apparel manufacturing. Among the many Fashion Incubator delights are the frequent garment construction puzzle posts, including one being worked out now on the blog. Kathleen Fasanella is the author of The Entrepreneur's Guide to Sewn Product Manufacturing, available through her website.

Meanwhile, on the home front, I finished my Vogue 8618 and wore it to work today. Not too shabby!

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  1. That looks so comfortable and cozy and fits you like a glove! Are you planning to make more from this pattern?

  2. Nice top, it is one of the few Tilton patterns I do not have or want. If I wear anything resembling a turtleneck, it makes me look like my head is attached to my body without benefit of a neck. As I am sure you can imagine, it isn`t a look I am fond of.

    Thank you for fueling my sewing book addiction, I will enter the contest. As long as quality of the Haiku isn't taken into account, I could win.

    1. The neck does remind me a bit of Bazooka Joe's friend Mort. I wonder if I could cut it down a bit.

  3. This top looks great and thanks for introducing me to the blog with the pattern puzzles--just my kind of thing!

    Your top fits so well---hope you are considering it in other colors?

    1. Oh, definitely. I plan to copy you and make a pile of them!

  4. Wow that is quite the give away.

    That's a great top. It looks so cozy.

    1. It is quite the giveaway. Apparently the publisher insisted all the books go to one winner!

  5. Bunka book giveaway
    Will never compare
    To fabulous top!

    Nice sewing, professor!

    1. Thank you so much, Gwen.
      The top is pleasing to me,
      But so would be the books!

  6. Fabulous! Your pose says, "Bring in on!" - great attitude for heading into a stellar weekend.

    1. Funny you should comment here--I seriously considered wearing a potato masher to liven this get up!

  7. Nice top - looks really comfortable and a great staple.

  8. Great outfit. And, I hope you win!

    1. I hope I do, too. Although it would be sort of a waste, since those Japanese pattern books are all made for tiny little people nothing like myself.

  9. I'm still impressed/annoyed that you spotted the self-writing haiku of the book titles. The only consolation is that "stretch fabric" is stressed differently than all the rest of the titles and it's been driving me absolutely batty in an otherwise perfectly stressed English haiku. Can't they rename that volume Pattern Magic: Cloth with Stretch and keep the meter consistent?

    . . .and I have to ask, how does one _wear_ a potato masher?
    *glances up, hoping to spot the reference which flew overhead*

    Willing to comment on ANYthing to avoid adding those seam allowances to that pattern

    1. You must immediately rush over to Melanie's blog Bag and a Beret and check out the inaugural issue of Voguoff Magazine!

  10. Very, very pretty sweater and a great color on you!

  11. Congrats on winning! I'm so jealous.

  12. Great top! I may have to get this pattern. Congratulations on winning-I am so jealous :)

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