Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sew Beautiful Blog Tour - Pt 5: Pintucking

If you've been following along in my sewing adventures for very long, you might remember that Sew Beautiful magazine was pivotal in my early interest in sewing. In fact, it could be said that if it weren't for the Easter issue of Sew Beautiful in 1998, I may never have found this wonderful hobby.

As a longtime subscriber & reader, I was thrilled a few months ago to be asked to participate in a special blog tour as part of Sew Beautiful's September/October issue! (Psst...To go right to the Pintucking video, scroll down this post!)


Sew Beautiful graciously asked me and several other heirloom enthusiast bloggers to join their blog tour, featuring a series of videos that the SB experts have filmed, highlighting just how attainable these beautiful techniques are. Even for beginners!

Along the tour route, you will learn all of the techniques required to complete this gorgeous camisole:


At first glance, such a lovely creation might seem overwhelming to someone unused to heirloom sewing. But the truth is, the basic techniques needed to complete this project are quite simple. You need little more than a straight stitch and zigzag stitch!

Each video "class" shares a basic technique needed to complete this pretty camisole, recreated from a vintage nightgown. SB shares the instructions and templates needed to create this camisole in their September/October issue #132.


You may click the button below to go to the very beginning of the tour, or scroll down this page to view the video for Part 5: Pintucking. And don't forget to enter my blog giveaway! SB has prepared a fabulous package of gifts for you. Detail are at the end of this post.


And now it's on with the show! The video below features Pintucking. It has been divided into 3 parts; click the links below the video to continue on to parts 2 & 3.



And don't forget to pick up the issue #132 of Sew Beautiful, for the written directions to accompany the tour videos!


And now for the really fun part! Sew Beautiful has prepared an incredibly generous giveaway for readers of my blog. Total prize value is $160! Here's what the winner will receive:
• complete kit needed to make the Vintage Inspiration camisole, from sizes XS (2-4) to 3X (26-28). This kit also includes Maline laces and Swiss beading!
• a copy of the book: Sleepwear Especially for You. This book contains the basic tank top pattern suggested in the instructions.
• a copy of the new issue of Sew Beautiful
• a June Tailor Heirloom Stitcher's Shape 'N Press board

Leave a comment on this post by Friday, August 20 at 11:59 pm to be entered for a chance to win this fabulous prize package! I will use a random number generator to choose a comment, and will announce the winner on Saturday, August 21.

Additionally, Sew Beautiful and the Martha Pullen Co. would like to give ALL of my readers a special treat! They would like to offer a discount code for the Martha Pullen store at http://store.marthapullen.com/. The code is BLOGTOUR and is good for 25% off your order There is no minimum order, one use per customer, and the code expires on Oct 31, 2010.

I hope you'll join me in exploring this heirloom sewing blog tour, and in sewing this beautiful camisole. I personally think we should have a little sewalong!

And a great big thank you to Shannon Miller, Kathy Barnard, and the rest of the staff at Sew Beautiful and the Martha Pullen Co. for asking me to participate in such a wonderful event. I am honored to be included as part of such a talented group of bloggers.

80 comments:

  1. Fabulous video! I love the camisole and would love to be entered in the giveaway!

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  2. enter me! this would be awesome to win!

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  3. What a nice giveaway! Enter me!

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  4. That top is breathtaking! Please enter me too.

    k

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  5. How cool! I am excited! Thank you.

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  6. The blog tour is such a great idea. Your video is great! And, the giveaway is fabulous!

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  7. Great video and great giveaway!!

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  8. Beautiful top, wonderful video and giveaway. Also, what fun for you to be in this blog tour.

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  9. Please enter me! The camisole is beautiful!

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  10. You've been inspiring me for years, so the chance to make a garment like the camisole is too good to pass up! Count me as "entered"!

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  11. How incredible! This is so YOU, and you must be terribly excited! I like Heriloom, but have only made home-dec using the techniques. Pillows, etc. What fun on this blog journey!

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  12. What a beautiful camisole!

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  13. gimmme gimmme gimmme


    Er. I mean. Neat video, A.! Totally chock full of awesomeness and wonderment. The bestest blog post EVER.


    gimmme.

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  14. Awesome Angie...please enter me in the giveaway!

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  15. Please enter me! That camisole is beautiful!

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  16. Wonderful. The camisole is beautiful. Please enter me.

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  17. What a beautiful project! Glad you can be part of this whole thing! Please enter me in the drawing.

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  18. Anonymous10:10 AM

    Beautiful cami and great video. Enter me, please!

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  19. Count me in! What a gorgeous project.

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  20. Wow! That is an amazing giveaway! Count me in! That cami would b e so versatile.

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  22. Beautiful camisole. Please enter me into the contest.

    Beth

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  23. Who wouldn't want to win such a great prize!! Wonderful video :)

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  24. Anonymous1:09 PM

    These video tutorials are THE BEST! She makes it look so easy. Please enter me in the giveaway!
    Leslie P

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  25. I would just love to win this wonderful package from SB. I love the camisole and love the videos. I'm looking forward to getting my magazine in the mail and starting this project!

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  26. I'd love to win that fabulous prize package! Count me in!

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  27. I love having the videos take you through this step by step. Thank you and SB!

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  28. I will certainly enjoy the pintuck videos. I hope to make a dress with pintucks before the winter is over. Congrats on the blog tour, and I'm glad I found your blog through SB.

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  29. These videos are great. I hope they'll be available for review long after the blog tour is over1

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  30. Fantastic. What a lovely thing to do. I think I might need that issue. g

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  31. Wow, Angie!!! How cool is this!!! Congratulations!!!

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  32. Miriam in KS11:50 PM

    I LOVE Sew Beautiful magazine. I got one of my favorite patterns for baby shower gifts in one of the early issues - a french hand sewing by serger diaper bag. AND I think I still have the premiere issue of the magazine.

    So yes, please enter me in the giveaway.

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  33. Thank you Quality Time for being one of our sponsors! Thanks to all of you for participating!! I know you will love all of Kathy Barnard's excellent videos! Come to see us in Huntsville! God Bless You, Martha Pullen

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  34. Great giveaway. I'm hopeful for August, the 21st is my husband's birthday and the 23rd is mine. I love your blog and am learning so much. Can't wait to check out the videos and learn about pintucking.

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  35. I am loving this electronic lesson series !I have enjoyed you blog ! Keep it up !
    Lindsay

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  36. Anonymous9:40 AM

    This would be a great birthday present for me on the 21st!
    Thanks for the videos!
    Denise Norris
    denisenorris@bellsouth.net

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  37. Great videos--what a great way to learn about heirloom sewing if there are no classes in your local area.
    Lynn Poulin
    lynnpoulin@gmail.com

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  38. Great info...thanks for the post.

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  39. Thank you for sharing yourself and your work with us. The Video is fabulous. Please enter me in the drawing. thank you. C

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  40. ooh ooh, pick me, pick me! :) please, enter me in the contest, i love heirloom sewing.

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  41. Anonymous8:19 PM

    A great giveaway!

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  42. This is so helpful! Please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks!

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  43. You top is so pretty. And what a generous give away. Thank you

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  44. Shannon H12:56 PM

    How beautiful!! I would love to win something for ME! csharri@comcast.net

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  45. Thank you for your video! Thank you for being a part!

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  46. Cyrena Downing2:10 PM

    This video blog tour is just awesome!!! And, I could really, really use a new shaping board ... I purchsed the one I have now waaaaay back when it was first introduced (I suppose that was 15 or 20 years ago!!!). It is definately time for a new board ... and, I don't as yet have the "Sleepwear Especially For You" sewing book. Thanks so much, and have a lovely day!!! Cyrena Downing (gdowneng@bellsouth.net)

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  47. I love these videos...I am a visual learner and I can play these back and forth and back and forth....Thanks for all that you do!!

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  48. forgot to ask to be entered in the wonderful give away...my email is ljg923@msn.com
    Laurie Guidry

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  49. Angie, how honored and excited you must be to have been asked to be part of this blog tour! I think I need to try the folded pintucks. I love that look too!

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  50. Great post! Count me in!

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  51. Anonymous8:39 PM

    I really like this blog tour. Wonderful idea for very visual learners. The camisole is beautiful. Please enter me in the giveaway.

    sloppyjane.pattersonatgmaildotcom

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  52. Looks lovely. Count me in

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  53. I would very very much like to win these items. Thanks.

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  54. Anonymous4:54 PM

    This is absolutely fantastic, very, very clear and easy to understand. The best part is that I can watch it over and over and over. Thanks!!!!

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  55. Anonymous10:10 PM

    Please enter me in the giveaway.
    rmangerer@verizon.net

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  56. this is a fantastic video! heirloom sewing is so beautiful!

    carrie

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

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  57. I luv the look of pintucks! So vintage! Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  58. GREAT Video! You must be on cloud nine over this wonderful accomplishment. Martha was so sweet to add her comment also!!
    I just love this!!

    Dodri Cheslock
    DorESews2@frontiernet.net

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  59. Thank you for hosting this part of the SB tour, which has been great. I loved the pintucking videos and now I can't wait to explore your blog.

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  60. rosieq12:55 PM

    Beautiful Camisole, for myself and my darling DILs

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  61. How lovely! Please enter me in the drawing.

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  62. Anonymous1:58 PM

    I love the look of pintucks on a white blouse.
    daycdoo@bellsouth.net

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  63. Stephanie4:49 PM

    I am really enjoying this blog tour, and learning a lot. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

    Sewin_Mom at verizon dot net

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  64. What a wonderful blog segment. The pin tucks are a great filler. Thank you for hosting the pin tuck portion of the blog tour. Your blog site is fun and inspiring also. Patricia L.

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  65. jessie12:06 AM

    Congratulations for being part of the blog tour. I've loved looking at the beautiful dresses you made for your daughter. They inspire me to learn some of the techniques.

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  66. Anonymous9:30 PM

    Thank you so much, for being a part of the blog tour. It's been very informative, and fun. Plese enter me into your giveaway. And good luck, I am glad to find your web site and I will be back.
    thomisonc1@cox.net

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  67. Neat idea. Gorgeous camisole.

    Karen

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  68. Very Instructive videos. Thanks for being part of this blog tour.

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  69. Great video and what a beautiful piece! Please enter me too.

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  70. Ang, you might write a novel before I have time to sew, but I love the thought of the prize. :-)

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  71. Wow, that is so cool! Congrats to you. I would like to enter me in the drawing as well. How nice of Sew Beautiful to do this and so happy you were selected.

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  72. Love your video. Please enter me in the contest.

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  73. The video is very good. Put me on your list of fans.
    I really enjoy it when you post about heirloom sewing and smocking. I would love to be entered in the draw.
    I find that I am not doing as much heirloom sewing now that my girls are teenagers. I am thinking maybe I should start a Grandmother hope chest - or maybe just sew pretty stuff for myself!

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  75. I love your blog, and I would love to learn how to sew heirloom garments. Please enter me in your contest.
    Jan

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  76. Anonymous7:12 AM

    I love your blog, and would love to be entered in your contest.
    Thanks,
    Jan Flaherty

    jan.janmarie.flaherty@gmail.com

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  77. Great Prize! Please enter me in the giveaway.

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  78. Looking forward to making the camisole - it's beautiful!

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  79. Fun blog and would love this prize for my daughter and I to make. Blessings x

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