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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 1/1 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to Win a $100 gift certificate for fabric atwww.marcytilton.com and a copy of Katherine Tilton’s ‘The T Transformed!

People are always asking me, “where did you get that fabric?” Marcy Tilton’s fabric collection began when I started buying small amounts of fabric for my own stash to sell to students in classes. It has now grown to include things I find in my travels, from designer friends, and from trips my sister Katherine and I take specifically to purchase fabrics we think you will enjoy sewing with. I look for the kinds of fabric I seek for my own sewing and to use in the Vogue patterns I design. I look for fabric that I want to incorporate into my own wardrobe, and search out great basics for pants, jackets and t-shirts as well as interesting pieces to use for accents and trims.

Vogue Pattern designer Marcy Tilton’s diverse and inspiring website features a carefully chosen selection of garment fabrics, silk screens, virtual workshop CDs and selected notions. At www.marcytilton.com you can sign up for her informative newsletter, view educational tutorials and a gallery of current projects. Also on Marcy’s website you can get information and sign up for Design Outside the Lines sewing/creativity retreats and Marcy’s InnerParis and San Francisco studio tours.

Win a copy of Katherine Tilton’s ‘The T Transformed’, a virtual workshop CD with video clips, text and a gallery to inspire and instruct in re-making, re-using, and re-designing your wardrobe at: www.katherinetilton.com

In Katherine Tilton’s southern Oregon ArtBarn studio she designs and produces series of limited production garments, including arty T-shirts, eclectic jackets and figure flattering pants. At www.katherinetilton.com you can view and purchase her textile work, read her poetry, zen her meditation prayer flags and watch snippets from her virtual workshop CD, ‘The T Transformed’. Sign up for her newsletter or submit a burning question to be answered in the entertaining and informative Q & A column ‘what would nandini do’. As an educator Katherine brings a working designer’s expertise to problem solving and simplifying and streamlining your sewing projects. Watch for her new Vogue patterns, the first coming out in April 2010.

To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 1/1:
If you had a studio play date with the Tilton Design Studio, in real or virtual reality, what project would you most like to create and problem solve about?

We want to congratulate elainemay on winning yesterday’s 9 SewStylish magazines, a year long subscription to Threads and Threads fitting DVD box set! Her comment was chosen at random from all eligible entries. Thanks to everyone who entered and good luck in today’s giveaway


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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.17 PMby makurochan

    fit, draping, and corsetry (i don’t ask too much, do i, lol)

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.10 PMby asherdasher

    I would like help in making patterns to fit any size, and also in refitting/ tailoring my store bought clothes to fit me better!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.00 PMby lizro

    How to tailor a vintage item to my body.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 10.00 PMby aescwynn

    I would love to learn about silk screening and other kinds of surface design.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.55 PMby nenasew

    I would love to learn how to make my projects more professional.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.48 PMby jodydh

    I would be all over the silkscreening items—I am very interested in learning the process!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.46 PMby tallykay

    i need help on how to make shirts! Like pretty designer shirts.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.45 PMby gidgetsews

    I would like to design and make some classic well fitting garments- black dress, pants with emphasis on fitting

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.45 PMby mama3davis

    Draping. I tend to ‘wing it’ but don’t necessarily have the skills to back that up in sewing.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.45 PMby judeb

    I would have to cover two things I think, making sleeves fit properly and the perfect fit pants, if I could get these two right life would be sooooooooo much easier.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.41 PMby roodles

    I’d want to work on the purple cape (with 4 zippers) from the Dec 2009 BWOF and figure out how to add lining to it.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.38 PMby victors

    I’d like help with slippery fabrics, from cutting to stitching. They always fight me and win!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.38 PMby drainl

    I’d love advice on creating a dress for my brothers wedding – most likely I’ll be needing a maternity dress. How the heck do you plan ahead for the size on that?!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.31 PMby quellebelle

    I would like to learn how to work with knit fabrics.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.28 PMby camelama

    I’d want to brainstorm a classy yet funky warm work jacket that doesn’t over-bulk. And looks good with pants or skirts. Tall order for me!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.24 PMby captain-obvious

    I would like to learn ho to make figure flattering jeans. I’m tired of wearing commercial jeans that I need to wear a belt with so no one get a view of my bum when I sit down.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.03 PMby bekabug8

    I would like to learn how to drape.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 09.03 PMby Christy Austin

    I’d love to create shirts and pants that fit ME!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 08.46 PMby ladysophie

    I would want to know how to make a beautiful chiffon dress, without the difficulities of the fabric. And I would want to problem solve the zipper which always ends up having one back neckline longer than the other.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 08.45 PMby dreamybluemuse

    Trench coat help! And help on the velvet dress I am planning.

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    Dec 31, 2009, 08.44 PMby hands-of-gold

    a jacket / top – asymmetrical closure . . . semi-fitted that would look great in a variety of fabrics and feel ‘comfy’ — fit – work on not only design but fit…

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    Dec 31, 2009, 08.40 PMby sprytehart

    no doubt, I would want help constructing flattering, feminine clothes for pregnancy and nursing… there are so few options available, and they all tend to be either tent- like or cling wrap in fit… no in between!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 08.25 PMby woolensails

    How to make clothing that is comfortable and loose, yet still flattering.


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    Dec 31, 2009, 08.06 PMby goldilox

    Draping and corsetry

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.57 PMby tiramisoo

    How to make a wedding dress for myself

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.54 PMby stephiaffi

    I’d like to make a well-fitted corseted dress, which fits my bust…and generally solve bust and neckline garment fitting problems…can never get that right

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.46 PMby knackers

    I would love to learn how to drape clothing in a way that it contours to your body!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.37 PMby fraiche

    I’d want to workshop clothing for short-waisted, narrow-hipped, narrow-shouldered people like me!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.22 PMby crazydavises

    I’d like to create a shirt that fits and is flattering!

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    Dec 31, 2009, 07.16 PMby eyeofthebeholder

    A pattern that I have been battling with for weeks- a 1930-40 design with bias cutting and fitting.

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