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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 12/27 and a lucky winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win an Obi Belt from Ledthread!

Ledthread is made by our wonderful friend and designer, Layla in lovely Red Hook, Brooklyn. Inspired by peasant costume across the globe, particularly desert peoples and the Japanese, she uses fine fabrics and skins, all of which are designer surplus, end-of-runs, or upcycled to create her designs. Her construction methods are her signature, flaunted only in the details (threadthreadthread). Ledthreads are meant to breathe and change as you wear them—clothing and decorating our bodies is a living (and by living, dying) process, and she want to wear that feeling of beautiful inevitable essential decay.

these belts are made of sturdy but friendly leather: perfect for trimming your tummy, updating your closet, and warming the winter. one side is leather, the other suede; the leather side is an ashy matte black, perhaps you may call it gray. also available in other leathers —> shiny chocolate, matte chocolate, blood burgundy & true black with a slight shine.

Check out her amazing store here

To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 12/27:
What was your favorite garment or accessory when you were little?

We want to congratulate dglosek on winning yesterday’s $100 gift card to Mood Designer fabric! 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 20, 2010, 04.09 AMby Dyn Ashby

    My cowboy boots!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Still my favorite go to accessory.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 08.25 PMby googlepie

    My butterfly wings. I though I could be a butterfly when I grew up because adults would always tell me that I could be what ever I wanted. Then I told my Dad I wanted to be a butterfly, he replied “You can’t someone will squish you”, then he laughed at me. My dreams of being a butterfly were squished…then i decided to be a fashion designer.

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    Dec 30, 2009, 06.56 AMby gaviotaroquero

    That would have to be one of the party dresses made by my grandmother, who was a tailor. Flower sprigged organdy, trimmed with fine velvet ribbon. Funnily enough, finding Ledthread on this site, was a major influence towards me buying a sewing machine after 30 years without one.

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    Dec 29, 2009, 08.56 PMby dirtydesigns

    purses.. my family called me a bag lady. lol

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    Dec 29, 2009, 07.20 PMby ariannabarrans

    My mom’s old red cape she had when she was little, I wore it all the time.

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    Dec 28, 2009, 01.39 AMby loyl8

    ooooooH I don’t know I loved soo many things.probably my jewelry

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    Dec 28, 2009, 01.14 AMby ktran

    Shiny red patent leather mary jane shoes

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    Dec 28, 2009, 12.50 AMby livc

    I had a pair of bell bottoms – also known as “my spice girl pants” – they were bright orange :)

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    Dec 27, 2009, 10.26 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    i loved loved loved my rainbow suspenders a la robin williams in mork & mindy

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    Dec 27, 2009, 09.59 PMby kathleens

    When I was little I used to LIVE in dresses. I used to call them my darlings because that was what everyone told me how I looked when I would wear dresses. My family and I still think this is funny. :)

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    Dec 27, 2009, 09.58 PMby fosteretalk

    My favorite clothing item memory is a pair of red buckle up shoes. They were so different.

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    Dec 27, 2009, 09.14 PMby Passiona Cottee

    LeSpecs navy blue sunglasses with blue mirrored lenses.

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    Dec 27, 2009, 09.07 PMby ledthread

    a pair of osh kosh overalls. my stepmom kept trying to throw them out, and i somehow had a sixth sense connection to them—i remember fishing them out of the big trash bin in the ally at least twice.

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      Dec 28, 2009, 09.10 AMby Passiona Cottee

      what happens if you comment on the compettition and win your own Obi…?
      …" the encounter could create a time paradox, the results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space time continuum, and destroy the entire universe! Granted, that’s a worse case scenario. The destruction might in fact be very localized, limited to merely our own galaxy. "

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    Dec 27, 2009, 08.01 PMby imperfections

    Bracelets….I would wear as many as would fit on my arm. Bangles, slap bracelets, friendship bracelets, cuffs, beads, etc…

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    Dec 27, 2009, 07.32 PMby topell0

    My yellow raincoat complete with a hat! I wore that for as long as I could remember!

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    Dec 27, 2009, 06.23 PMby queenvanilla

    I had this skirt with shorts in them. It was pink with large white dots.

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    Dec 27, 2009, 06.17 PMby brunettetruth

    I loved hats. Usually fancy ones with lots of ribbons and bows and flowers.

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    Dec 27, 2009, 05.47 PMby nenasew

    Hair accessories-barrettes, hairbands, hats

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    Dec 27, 2009, 05.44 PMby hstorm799

    When I was little, I had a second-hand, frilly, satiny yellow dress that I used to play dress-up in. I swear it must have been some little girl’s pageant dress. I remember thinking it was so fancy and pretty. I didn’t have a lot of dressy clothes, and nothing this frilly, so this dress made me feel very special and pretty. To this day, I love to wear fancy clothes that make me feel this way, even if I have nowhere to go.

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    Dec 27, 2009, 04.23 PMby ginasophia

    Pink ballet tutu. to the park, to the market, over a snow suit! everywhere.

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    Dec 27, 2009, 04.20 PMby aurajoy

    It was the 70s after all and we all know the fine threads we used to wear but my clothes were always hand me downs from my Uncles, my mothers brothers happened to be around my age, so when my mother took me to a thrift shop and let me pick what I wanted I picked a flesh colored valour tennis skirt….super short. You couldn’t get me out of it!

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    Dec 27, 2009, 04.14 PMby mama3davis

    hats- still love them!

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    Dec 27, 2009, 04.07 PMby patternjunkie

    The first thing I ever sewed (when I was 8, with lots of help from Mom) — a bright green tube top, adorned with even brighter green flowers. I still have a thing for bright green!

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    Dec 27, 2009, 04.01 PMby gray

    There was a T-shirt with a printed apple design on it- I loved it so much. I think I must have been about 3 or 4 at the time.

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    Dec 27, 2009, 03.52 PMby Elena Perletti

    a yellow hat with a blue ribbon! ….i loved it! (and..i love it even today!!!) :PP

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    Dec 27, 2009, 03.44 PMby lizro


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    Dec 27, 2009, 03.09 PMby susisonne

    my cute muff

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    Dec 27, 2009, 02.50 PMby marliesbs

    Mini skirts.. I had one in every color. I lived in Florida and you could not wear shorts to school so mini skirts were the next best thing… and they were in style.

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    Dec 27, 2009, 02.36 PMby Jodi Wade

    I had some white overalls which I LOVED. My favourite cousin Vanessa also had a pair and we would wear them at the same time :)

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