Saturday, November 27, 2010

winner winner, turkey dinner.

Yes, that's right. I won the $75 - 2nd place prize in the 2010 Hotpatterns Giveaway! Woot!

Leave it to my lovely sewing buddies to clue me in via email (Thank you Kristine, Carolyn, and Sondra!) or I might have missed this (or, at the very least, not noticed for a good long while.) See, I saw the HP Black Friday email, but honestly? I was going to skip it because I was trying to be good and NOT shop for moi this weekend. Oops. That'll teach me to put others first!

Here are my Hotpattern choices:

I put entirely too much thought into why/how to choose these patterns. Suffice it to say it came down to which types of HP's I already own/do not own and then a game of "let's fill in the holes".

(Thus, the pants. I don't sew many pants because they're more work for bootylicious me to alter and fit. So I chose 3 pants patterns. Only another sewist would understand that kind of twisted logic.)

I'm still trying to decide if I should go ahead and order the "rejects" from my pattern prize list. Like the Criterion Blouse:

Or the Sheer Decadence Blouse:

Or the Cocoon Coat:

Or the Summer in the City Shirt, Tunic and Dress:

Yes, I could do some real damage to the Christmas funds now that the pattern fast has been broken.

A huge, gigantic, THANK YOU to Trudy and Jeremy for this amazing giveaway. They'll be cherished and put to good use!


  1. I entered and didn't win, but I am so glad you did! Congrats!

  2. Good for you, Angie! I'm so glad you won!

  3. Hmmm. I'll be very curious to see the pants as the go along. I don't buy pants patterns because by the time I alter them, I literally would have been better off drafting from sloper. So no pants for me. Therefor, I look on the use of pants patterns with utter fascination (and a healthy dose of deep suspicion).

    I love that shirt dress and also have always had a soft spot for the Criterion Blouse and the Cocoon Coat (neither of which I own).

    So... order already and get crackin'.

  4. Not only am I so thrilled for your win, but I also bought one of your knock-offs from Hot Patterns! It's the Deco Vibe Cocoon Coat! It's just the one I've been looking for to make from some cashmere wool I got from Fabric Mart. So thank you and congratulations again!

  5. I was sad not to have won, but the thrill of seeing a name I knew on the winners list almost made up for it. Congrats on being a winner! Love your pattern choices, and look forward to seeing what you make from them.

  6. A pattern fast....haha. I had just decided to never make any clothing item again when...oops I went to Value Village (local thrift) and bought 3 patterns (69 cents ea.) One is a vogue Anne klein. None of which I will probably make! But I can't wait to see what you make. That cocoon thing looks interesting. I'm shopping for a new machine...any recommendations?

  7. Congrats! I was kinda stoked because I actually knew (in the blog sense) one of the winners. Had it been me, I'd have been REALLY stoked.

  8. Yea, for you, Angie, that is fantastic. I like your choices - can't wait to see your creations from the chosen patterns.

  9. Lucky girl. Love the Metropolitan tie me down top.


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