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Welcome to day five of our Holiday Giveaway! Win a stylish garment bag from Jen Darling Bags! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Monday, December 6th to be entered to win!

It’s always a time for travel. Plane, Train, Automobile…. Even if you can only getaway for one night. Otherwise, quality time in the closet can be just as fun. *Rachel Zoe is a fan of the Capri Violet.

Details: 23’’ x 41’’ x 5’’ gusset when expanded, 100% cotton twill, vintage print, black patent leather tassel & accents, internal pocket, button for bifold closure, all leather utilizes textile waste. Fits up to five garments. Made in California. Comes with matching shoe bag!

Comment to Win: What magazine titles do you find most inspiring/fun to read?

Congratulations to missknitta who won the A Selvedge Magazine 3 Year Subscription!


This giveaway is sponsored by Jen Darling Bags


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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.38 PMby freyalikessewing

    I like Oh Comely because it doesn’t focus on celebrity’s and TV it goes for bands not many people have heard of and the articles are about anything! From toasters to lost friends… It is really great.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.38 PMby gossamerian

    I love Threads for the beautiful pictures and techniques. Most of my inspiration comes from blogs and the lovely people here, though.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.33 PMby supababba

    cool thing

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.18 PMby qsogirl

    I actually don’t have any magazine subscriptions, but I read a LOT of blogs. For sewing… ikat bag, U-handblog, Flossie Teacakes, Film in the Fridge… etc :) I also read quite a few scrapbooking blogs, and some of my favorites are the blogs maintained by the “big” magazines: Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook & Cards Today, Scrapbook Trends…

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.16 PMby peach

    Vogue! It’s like exploring a museum with every turn of the page featuring exhibits of a world I would love to be apart of one day.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.13 PMby Shannon Kramp

    My favorite magazines are V, W, and Nylon, they always feature great photographers and fashion editorials.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.12 PMby daphne-1

    I’d say burda and vogue mainly for magazines, but lots of my inspiration comes from blogs. Anyone else read Gertie’s blog?

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    Dec 5, 2010, 05.06 PMby Gina Marquis

    I don’t usually read that many magazines but I love to look at the pictures in Nylon to see what kind of fashion is out there. I also really like any knitting/ sewing magazines that I randomly find.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.58 PMby artepart

    I read Burda,Sew It and Compagny High-Street.And ofcourse I read and buy all kind of sewingbooks and craftbooksMy first sewing magazine was the Viva and I must say that was a great magazine in the time.I also have a German sewingmagazine called Petra,which is my name,and printed in my birthyear.Not relevant for this competition but intresting to know.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.45 PMby wkc

    I get inspirations from lots of magazines. Threads really gets me exicting about sewing Vogue Patterns has me itching too. The Economist will also have really fascinating articles that get me thinking.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.45 PMby lester

    I canceled all of my magazine subscriptions a couple of years ago. I now mainly read sewing blogs.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.45 PMby brunettetruth

    Though I don’t regularly read magazines, I do like InStyle, BurdaStyle Magazine, SewStylish, and Flare.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.44 PMby marionk

    BurdaStyle is definitely the only magazine I buy. Other inspiration comes from newspaper supplements, then it’s back to BurdaStyle to make them a really.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.41 PMby sunquistadora

    I really like Moda because it doesn’t waste time with articles. Just gorgeous pictures!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.32 PMby Ivana Krejci

    I really find Venus ZIne inspiring.

    and of course Nylon

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.28 PMby Denim Skirts Etc

    I subscribe to Good Food magazine so I have to say that one. I have made some brilliant recipes over the years and I am running out of room to put all the back issues.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.27 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    So far BurdaStyle magazine and SewStylish. (I live in England and we don’t get a lot of sewing magazines in my area.) I like BurdaStyle magazine because it’s full of nice, stylish clothes and I don’t have to go and buy the pattern separately. It’s like a catalogue where everything’s free!

    I have one issue at the moment. It’s the one I think from August (2010), with the Jacquie O’ style clothes in it. They’re very classy and chic.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.27 PMby tonierenee

    Inspiration comes from everywhere, so I’d have to narrow it down to the top picks … BurdaStyle, Vanity Fair and Vogue.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.22 PMby Linda Prihoda

    I love Stitch and Vanity Fair for inspiration. For fun it’s Fine Cooking.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.15 PMby sewlovely-1

    I subscribe to BurdaStyle, Ottobre, Threads, and SewNews. Off the stands I buy Altered Couture

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.03 PMby cornellgirl

    Burda and Bon Appetit — it’s easier to accommodate my love of food (changing waistline) when I know how to sew! ;)

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    Dec 5, 2010, 04.02 PMby stellacadente

    The german magazines CUT and Blonde, spanish Patrones, InStyle and of course BurdaStyle magazine!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 03.54 PMby veronika33

    InStyle, Neue Mode and ofcourse Burda.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 03.54 PMby nettevivante

    I love, of course, BurdaStyle! They have the best fitted patterns, in my opinion. In addition I also like a German magazine called ‘CUT’ and a Japanese magazine called ‘Pochée’.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 03.48 PMby bekabug8

    I love international vogues! I could totally use this bag to transport my school projects! How great!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 03.42 PMby honolulukelly

    Lucky, InStyle, and Cooking Light.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 03.38 PMby gedwoods

    I regularly buy Vogue, Vanity Fair, inStyle, and W, sometimes Vogue Men, and then I vary a bit for other titles – sometimes Elle, rarely Cosmopolitan, sometimes some of the more edgy fashion magazines. I subscribe to Threads, and usually buy BurdaStyle also. My favorite is Vanity Fair among the fashion magazines – they have really good writing and solid articles as well as the fashion images. Vogue, even though it’s the same publisher, is usually more ad than story!

    I also buy and read Scientific American – Mind, pretty well every month! You did say magazines, not just about sewing and fashion!

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    Dec 5, 2010, 03.29 PMby tmachan

    I enjoy Instyle, their features on designers and clothing – as well as some adds like White House, Black Market – they get me growing out of my cheapish looking past, and get me to sew classy quality items.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 03.25 PMby macoskrm

    I like Threads because all of the techniques are so clean and couture, and I like Burdastyle because the pictures are inspiring and the patterns are great by themselves or as jumping off points for other designs.

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    Dec 5, 2010, 03.17 PMby laurwyn

    I like Vogue for more classy and basic inspiration. I like Burdastyle because it makes me wonder what I could do with a specific pattern and gets my juices flowing. I like Glamour because it has cool features and it is a bit gossipy…

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