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Welcome to Day 19 of our Holiday Giveaway! Here is your chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate good toward any online purchase from Britex Fabrics! Comment on this blog article by 10AM (EST) Tuesday, December 20th to be entered to win!

Win a $100 gift certificate from britexfabrics.com. The Britex Fabrics online store offers fabrics in cotton, silk and wool; a huge selection of buttons from blazer to vintage to wood; lace trims for sophisticated bridal gowns and sexy lingerie; ribbon from brocade to velvet for all your detailing needs; and the neatest selection of Russian netting.
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Comment to Win: What is your favorite thing to make? Why?


This giveaway is sponsored by Britex Fabrics

Please note: If selected as a winner, any personal information you provide to receive your prize in this giveaway is subject to the sponsor’s privacy rules. These may differ from BurdaStyle’s rules, so please review the rules before entering your information. BurdaStyle is not responsible for the handling of your data in connection with this giveaway.

[Update 12/21/11] – Congratulations to member kallers for winning the Holiday Giveaway Day 19!


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    Dec 19, 2011, 07.09 PMby lgenie

    I like making most everything. i get such satisfaction from haveing produced something nice with a thread and needle and fabric. love it all.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 07.06 PMby Shannon Kramp

    Lately I have been having a lot of fun making baby clothing for all the new arrivals in my family!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 07.05 PMby kathhhhhy

    Clothes. I love making clothes! It’s an addiction. Dresses are usually my thing.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 07.02 PMby Mia1

    I enjoy making clothes for my daughter. She’s young and busy, so its nice for her too.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 07.01 PMby flutefish

    Skirts, because I can actually get them to fit me properly, and they are so easy and feminine!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.56 PMby kpesson

    I just love sewing dresses. In particular I like to try and reproduce dresses I have seen at stores, expensive designer dresses. I guess I get some kind of satisfaction out of being able to make the item for 90% less.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.53 PMby Angela Coleman Griffis

    dresses for my granddaughters. They are the only ones I think that appreciate my work. My latest was a blue and white dress for my granddaughters 3rd birthday and I told her it was a princess dress. Her mom said she wouldn’t take it off all day on her birthday, told everyone she was a princesses and she wanted to leave it on forever. ;-0

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.53 PMby missb-1

    I like making fancy dresses although I don’t get to wear them very often, but it’s so nice to create something chic and elegant.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.52 PMby capncornbread

    I love to make costumes! Growing up, I loved Halloween and part of how I learned to sew was through my mom making my brothers’ and my costumes every year. Now, I’m studying production design and costume design at SCAD and hope to spend the rest of my life making my favorite things!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.46 PMby Michalgsaw

    My favorite thing to make is anything for a special occasion cause then I have an excuse to make a big production out of it…

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.46 PMby busybunch

    I like making purses and totes – they finish up fast and show off pretty fabrics! ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.46 PMby prettysweet

    Dresses! Because I feel great when I wear them.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.43 PMby jeweleddragon

    I think I have two favorite types of things to sew: super-complicated, detailed costumes and super-easy instant gratification projects. They both give a different kind of satisfaction. :D

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.42 PMby makroma

    Blouses … preferably sleeveless and collarless so I can use a small amount of really lovely fabric.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.42 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    i was lucky to get britex fabrics for the burdastyle book, and it was the best jersey i’ve ever used!

    my favorite thing to make, surprisingly, is SOMETHING FOR ME.

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      Dec 21, 2011, 02.40 PMby gedwoods

      Doesn’t that mean that you’re happy a LOT of the time? hihi….

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.41 PMby eckypucky

    Doll Fashions! I love sewing for and dressing my doll collection. Fun, fun!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.40 PMby fayedoll

    My favorite things to make are knit tops and dresses because I love knits and find them easy to sew and needing very little or no ironing. Kinda like wash and wear dressing.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.39 PMby multifaceted

    Skirts are what I seem to actually finish the most of, however I go back to piecing quilt tops a lot—it’s so much more relaxing, for some reason!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.39 PMby jebyjacob

    I love making dresses for my little girls because it makes me very content and super happy!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.38 PMby misscrayolacreepy

    I like making quilts for others, but I want to become more serious about making clothing for myself!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.37 PMby gemmafloyd

    My favorite thing to make is dresses. Why? Because they’re pretty, comfortable, and my favorite thing to wear!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.37 PMby smockinggirl

    I love to sew children’s clothes, smock and heirloom sewing. I really want to sew for myself again.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.32 PMby brandym

    I love making dresses. I think it’s because when you’re done, you have an entire outfit:)

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.31 PMby indigoeve

    Costumes – I don’t liek my daily clothing to look like it’s asking for attention, but with costumes I can be as creative and wild as i want.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.31 PMby megabyte24

    Sexy articles of clothing for my wife, as she loves wearing them for me, and we are on a tight budget as of late.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.31 PMby nani

    I love making dresses, but the piece of clothing i’ve made the most is skirts, but i want to get to tops now! :)

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.30 PMby lrm

    My favorite things to make are bags and purses.

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.28 PMby sunintheclouds

    My favorite thing to make is usually suits for myself for work. I can custom fit them to my body which is difficult to find a good fit in the stores. But now that I have another little girl on the way, I am so excited to make tiny little dresses again!

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.28 PMby marthahaskins

    Ooooh – great giveaway! I love to make hemp leggings – so soft and eco-friendly! (Plus, I can wear them now whilst pregnant too!)

    Good luck everyone! <3 Alex

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    Dec 19, 2011, 06.18 PMby peachypanda

    My favorite thing to make are dresses for my little sisters.

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