Six months ago today was my very first blog post on That’s Sew Amy! Crazy how six months can fly by so quickly but I’m proud of myself for keeping up with the blog. When you’re busy sewing and have 101 garments you want to make there isn’t much time to take pictures, edit them (so I don’t look crazy) and write up a descriptive post about your adventure. But I’m doing my best!
I’ve also met a great community of other sewing addicts and some great sewing bloggers! Thank you to everyone for being so welcoming, encouraging, and helpful. I’ve learned so very much from these other sewist and they have helped me to better my skill set. I’m excited to keep on showing the world my hobby and creativity.
Thank you to my friends and family for supporting my blog and fashion creations . The biggest thanks goes to my husband, Andres <3 For the past year I have been running off and sewing for hours on end. I honestly believe I have the best husband in the whole wide world! Thanks for putting up with me honey!
In my professional career I'm a Computer Programmer - kinda different from sewing
I've been sewing for a long time but it was always off and on. I'm really happy I got back into it. I feel as though I can let myself be creative and I love the feeling of fulfillment I get when I complete a garment. Being able to post it on here and have feedback has helped me come out of my shell and given me confidence - so thank you!
I decided to give away a present: Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing. I really enjoy Gertie’s vintage style and techniques. I’ve already made a couple patterns from her book: The Portrait Blouse and 2 versions of The Pencil Skirt. I’m also working on another pattern from the book that I hope to have finished up in the next week or two – so keep an eye out for it.
This book comes with 10 FREE patterns!
Description of the book from Amazon:
Gretchen “Gertie” Hirsch is a passionate home seamstress, a sought-after sewing teacher, and the creator of one of the web’s most popular sewing blogs: Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. The blog began as a way for readers to follow Hirsch’s progress as she stitched all 14 fashions from the iconic 1950s sewing book Vogue’s New Book for Better Sewing (a Julie & Julia–esque experiment for the modern sewist). It quickly became a place for Hirsch to share tutorials and lively posts about sewing as it relates to fashion history, pop culture, body image, and gender. An extension of the blog, Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing is a hardworking reference title packed with lessons on couture techniques and customization, as well as an inimitable pattern collection featuring 25 wardrobe essentials and variations inspired by vintage fashion and Gertie’s spirited, modern style.
Giveaway starts on Wednesday August 14, 2013 at 8am EST and ends on Wednesday August 28, 2013 at 12:00am EST. To enter you must use the widget provided below and fill out the fields. There is only one mandatory request: Post a comment answering “Which pattern from Gertie’s book are you most looking forward to making?”. (Actually, a comment on any post about anything sewing related counts too!) The rest of the requests are bonus entries and increase your odds of winning. One winner will be chosen at random by the widget below and will be announced on Thursday August 29, 2013. In addition to posting a blog announcement I will email said winner and they have 72 hours to contact me to give me their address. I will ship the book within 5 days of receiving the winner’s address. Contest is open WORLDWIDE!!! (That’s the end of trying to sound all professional and having rules!). So get to entering and share this with your friends! Even if you already have this book go ahead, enter and give it away to a friend or family member!
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Good luck and if you have any questions just post a comment below or e-mail me. Thanks so much for participating and reading my blog