GIVEAWAY: Win the Craftsy Class of Your Choice (plus a free class for everyone)

by Katherine on May 17, 2012 · 164 comments

in Giveaway

One of my favorite things about the We Sew Retro community is that we have vintage sewing beginners crafting up a storm right alongside the professionals.

No matter your skill level, we can all benefit from brushing up our sew-jo with a class now and then. We’ve all heard about (and some of us have taken) Gertie’s Bombshell dress course on Craftsy, and the Craftsy peeps are offering up a free course perfect for the beginner:  Sewing Machine 911. Yes, free. They don’t do that often you know.

FREE Online Sewing Class

What You Will Learn in Sewing Machine 911

  • How to familiarize yourself with the parts of your machine and how they operate
  • How to perform basic skills, like threading the machine and winding the bobbin
  • How to pinpoint signs and symptoms of common problems
  • How to clean your machine to keep it working well and lengthen its lifespan

 

But wait, there’s more…

For those of you giving me the “But Katherine, I’m already at one with my sewing machine. My machine and I have spent countless hours in each other’s company, and this one time after the office party we…uh…comforted…each other” face, I have more news….one lucky reader will win whatever Craftsy course you like at no charge. Huzzah!

 

Had your eye on Gertie’s Starlet Suit Jacket class? Fancy learning couture techniques with Susan Khalje (Oohh, pick me! Pick me!). Now is your chance to win the class of your choice!

 

To enter…

Head on over to Craftsy and chose your course. Then pop back over here and leave me a comment letting me know which class you want to take and why.

 

When the giveaway closes on Thursday, May 24th, one lucky reader will be chosen at random to win the course they chose in their comment….and if it happens to be Susan’s Couture course, you might just have me as a classmate, because I’m itching to do that one!

 

International entrants always welcome…

As always on WeSewRetro, there are no restrictions on who can enter this giveaway. Craftsy courses are held online, so wherever you are in the world, if you’ve got internet you’re golden.

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Nadine May 17, 2012 at 8:38 am

I would love to win the Gerty starlet suit jacket course. I adore that suit, and love separates that can mix and match with other things I own.

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javede May 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

Since I already took the staret suit jacket course, I would chose the Sassy Librarian Blouse.

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Jennifer G. Miller May 17, 2012 at 8:53 am

The Sassy Librarian Blouse is exactly what I need! I’m in need of building blouses and have several retro patterns similar to this one! This would be just in time for summer sewing!

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Erin L May 17, 2012 at 8:54 am

Would love to take the Jean-ius course!

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Jessica May 17, 2012 at 8:58 am

I have plenty of skirts and dresses, but need to work on my sleeve setting, so Sassy Librarian Blouse would be perfect! Great giveaway! Thank you!

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colorkitten May 17, 2012 at 8:58 am

I would have to go for the Sassy Librarian Blouse class – it looks fantastic!

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Kathryn May 17, 2012 at 9:01 am

I would love to do the Sewing Studio class with Diana Rupp. I’m a complete beginner and this sounds like the perfect class to pick up some essential skills, such as french seams and invisible zippers, which I still find very intimidating!

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seeks May 17, 2012 at 9:02 am

I would either go for the Sassy Librarian Blouse course or the Jean-ius course. Probably the blouse. (I have just signed up for a couple other courses, so a little bummed I didn’t catch this post before then.) Thanks for a cool giveaway!

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Melizza May 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

I would love to take the Jean-ius course. I’ve been dreaming of a perfect pair of jeans and it looks like I will have to make them myself.

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Sue May 17, 2012 at 9:13 am

I’ve been seriously eyeing up the Sassy Librarian Blouse class. I’m starting a new job soon where I’ll be able to wear jeans to work all the time, so I need to get crackin’ on the cute-blouse-making to go along with ‘em!

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Lyndsey B. May 17, 2012 at 9:20 am

I would probably pick the sewing studio class. I have some skills for making things, but it has all kind of been an “on the project” learning. I would like to go back to the basics to firm up some basic skills to really take some nicer style clothing to the next level.

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Catty May 17, 2012 at 9:22 am

Hey! I would love to take the couture class! I love dresses and would love to learn some professional techniques!

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Christina May 17, 2012 at 9:26 am

I pick Gertie’s bombshell dress for the Craftsy sewing class I would most like to take, because I love Alfred Shaheen-style dresses & I have never sewn anything with a built-in corselet. (Hint: If there were a class for high-waisted, wide-leg retro pants with pockets & front/side/back zipper options, I would be all over that class in a flash–pants are ever so much more practical for my lifestyle.)

The runner-up class is the Sassy Librarian Blouse, because I am a bookworm & love the name & it’s so cute. I hadn’t seen this class mentioned on any of my favorite sewing blogs, which I am surprised by.

I didn’t know how many different crafts are taught on Craftsy, and the sugar flowers, knitting toe-up socks, & weaving classes have all caught my eye, as well.

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LadyD May 17, 2012 at 9:49 am

Oh yes, I agree if there was a high waisted retro trouser course I’d pick it. :)

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Judi May 17, 2012 at 9:27 am

What fun! I think I’d like to take the Couture Dress class. I haven’t started sewing clothes yet because I know I’d have so many fit issues. I follow WeSewRetro faithfully though just enjoying what everyone else makes!

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LadyD May 17, 2012 at 9:28 am

I would have to choose ‘the starlet suit jacket’
As it would be great to make my own suit (handy for job interviews/work) as it looks such a versatile pattern. Plus I think I need to learn how to do tailoring as I’m sure it will come in handy making a regency spenser.

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Stevie May 17, 2012 at 9:34 am

I have already enrolled in several courses (Bombshell (which I am currently making), Starlet and Sassy) but I would love to try my hand at The Couture Dress course because it seems like a great way to build off of Gertie’s course.

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Christi May 17, 2012 at 9:40 am

I would love Gertie’s Starlet Suit Jacket course. Thanks!

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Lauren May 17, 2012 at 9:43 am

You know, Susan Khalje is scheduled to teach a couture class in my city this Monday… which happens to be my birthday. Boo me for not being able to afford the fee! Of course, the Couture Dress Course would be the next best thing… :)

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VintageAttempt May 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

I already have the starlet suit class, so if I were to win I would chose the couture, though it was a really close call (with Gertie’s bombshell dress which I love)

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Sara May 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

Oooooh, I would love to make the Sassy Librarian Blouse!

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Dawn B May 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

I would love to take the Jean-ius class, because I NEED more basics. My dresses may soon be less convinient with a 6 month old:) Plus if I can recreate the very FEW pants that I have that really fit, that’s a big thing.

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Nadia Lewis May 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

I’d sewing Gertie’s bombshell dress!

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Rebecca May 17, 2012 at 10:18 am

I would love to win the Susan Khalje couture course. Her in person classes are too expensive :(

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debra z May 17, 2012 at 10:50 am

I’d have to go with Gertie’s Starlet Suit Jacket – I have tons of jacket patterns but have yet to be brave enough to try one. I think this would be the perfect opportunity!

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Cation Designs May 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

I would have to say the Jean-ius course, as I just started trying to sew bottoms, and I have the hardest time finding good jeans!

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Jill May 17, 2012 at 11:00 am

I’m dying to take the Susan Khalje course! I’m starting to incorporate more advanced techniques in my sewing so I think this is the perfect time! PLEASE PICK ME!

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adelaide b May 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

I would like to take the librarian blouse class!

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Renae May 17, 2012 at 11:18 am

The Susan Khalje Couture Dress Course is on the very top of my to-do list, so that’s what I would go with!

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Karen May 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

I’ve taken the Bombshell class, and signed up for Jean-ius and the Couture Dress courses. Aside from all the sewing I’ve been doing, I’m also in the process of building a giant captain’s bed, and would LOVE to take the Hand-Cut Dovetails course. I was thinking of using a router & jig, but doing it by hand would be so much better!

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SuBoo May 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

The Bombshell dress class sounds fantastic – a girl can never have too many dresses! Thanks so much for the free class as well!

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Shannon May 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

I’d like to take the Starlet Suit class. I’d really like to make some vintage suit jackets, but have been intimidated by the tailoring. I think the class would help me to try some new sewing techniques. Thank you!

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A.J.A. May 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I’d like to take Gertie’s Bombshell dress course because I have seen some truly amazing dresses that were made along with it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Taysha Riggs May 17, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I’d love to take the Sassy Librarian Blouse course

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Mary May 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I really enjoy the Craftsy classes…I would really enjoy Donna Druchanas’ Knit Sock Workshop. Thanks for the heads up on the free class and the opportunity to win another!

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Sabrina May 17, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Definitely the Couture Dress class. That would be incredible. I love learning new techniques.

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Alicia May 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm

The Bombshell Dress! I adore the Kamehameha dresses, but they are totally out of my price range (and for that price I would want it to fit immaculately). So, I would love to learn to make my own!

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Molly May 17, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I would love, love love to take Gertie’s Starlet Suit Jacket course because, 1. I adore Gertie’s blog and have been itching to take one of her courses, and 2. I’ve really been wanting to try my hand at tailoring but I find it rather intimidating and I’m sure the course would be just the push I need! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Steph @ Tart Deco May 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I would love to take the Couture Dress class too! I have been sewing for 15 years, but mostly costumes. I am skilled enough to fudge my way through things, but it would be great to learn some of these fitting techniques for modern clothes!

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EmSewCrazy May 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Wow! So exciting! I would love to take the Couture Dress class. It looks like just what I need to add some polish to my skills and find the perfect fit!

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Brooks Ann Camper May 17, 2012 at 3:29 pm

I’d like to take Kenneth D. King’s “Jean-ius” course. I took a course from him (and Susan Khalje) last fall in NYC and I really enjoyed it. The course sounds really interesting and I think I could learn a thing or two. I love Craftsy!

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Kat May 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Ohh, you know, I was so close to buying the suit jacket class because I have lovely fabric for it and all, but I’m a poor grad student so I decided against it (and in favour of eating and rent). So winning it would be awesome! xox

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Elisabeth May 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm

I would love Gertie’s Bombshell dress course! Thank you so much for the chance to win a great course!

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LauraD May 17, 2012 at 6:35 pm

The jelly roll quilt class, I think…

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Foster May 17, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I’m already signed up for the starlet class so I would like to take for Quilting Big Quilts on a Small Machine.

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Amy May 17, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I’ve been dying to step up my knitting, so I’d choose The Perfect Fit Crazy Lace Cardigan class.

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Sherri S. May 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Not to jump on a bandwagon, but the Sassy Librarian Blouse is fab! Thanks so much!

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Erika May 17, 2012 at 10:31 pm

I would totally choose the Sassy Librarian Class! That is ADORABLE and something I would make!

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Jennifer Phillips May 17, 2012 at 11:56 pm

I have been eyeing Gertie’s Bombshell Dress course for awhile now and I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to take this class from the cutest gal !! I am a fairly experienced seamstress, however, I have been looking to hone in my skills a bit more. Plus, who wouldn’t want to make her FABULOUS dress ! I have a huge vintage fabric stash just calling to be cut for it :) Thank you for offering this giveaway !

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Jen May 18, 2012 at 12:17 am

I would like to do the jeans one, it would be good to learn to make a pair of jeans exactly like my favourite ones ;)

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Cynthia May 18, 2012 at 12:22 am

The Bombshell Dress course! All versions I’ve seen made are absolutely gorgeous

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Sue May 18, 2012 at 12:33 am

I’ve always wanted to take a class from Peggy Martin but never found one close to me. She invented a way to use strip piecing with paper piecing. Lots of interesting teachers and classes on Craftsy but this is the one that I would really love to take. The projects are knockouts too.

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Njeri May 18, 2012 at 3:57 am

I would love to take the sassy librarian blouse class by C. Haynes.

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Michelle May 18, 2012 at 5:05 am

I would take either the jean-ius class or the sassy librarian class! Both are such cute options!

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stella May 18, 2012 at 5:19 am

I just finished the Librarian Blouse class and loved it so I’m itching to start another….maybe Jeanuis! It sounds like a challenge….or the Couture Dress….both look amazing!

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Betty Stitchup May 18, 2012 at 5:21 am

I’ve been wanting to do Gertie’s Bombshell Dress course for a while now, I’ve been a bit concerned that it might be beyond my skill level but I’d love to give it a go. Also, 24th May is my birthday, so it would make a fabulous birthday present, don’t you think?

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FiftiesFrocks May 18, 2012 at 5:48 am

I would take Gertie’s suit jacket course. I it’s getting cold over here and I’ve been wanting to make a few jackets – maybe this would be the kick I would need to get started!

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Jamie May 18, 2012 at 6:02 am

I would love to take the Jean-ius class!

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Beata May 18, 2012 at 6:45 am

I signed up to a bunch of these during a $15 sale but since then they’ve introduced the Sassy Librarian Blouse course, so I would love to try that one :)

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Bekka May 18, 2012 at 7:05 am

I’m just getting into sewing seriously now since I got my sewing machine for Christmas… and I really do need to get my basics 100% down…and since I’m a visual learner, the Crafty courses are perfect for me! Thus, I would be sew sew happy doing the Sewing Studio with Diana Rupp.

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Lynn May 18, 2012 at 8:22 am

I would choose the Sassy Librarian blouse course – Looks cute.

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Amy May 18, 2012 at 10:07 am

I would love the sexy librarian shirt class. I need help with buttons.

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Debbie Feely May 18, 2012 at 10:12 am

I choose Stupendous Stitching because it helps meet my goal of learning embroidery techniques for my one of a kind baby clothes. Glad to find this site. I use vintage patterns for my baby clothes. : )

Debbie

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Megan May 18, 2012 at 10:26 am

It’s a hard choice, and I’m stuck between the Sassy Librarian Blouse or the Couture Techniques. I guess I would have to make the official choice of the Sassy Librarian :) I need more tops.

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hairy stitches May 18, 2012 at 11:04 am

I’m one of those “special” people who can’t find a pair of jeans that fits well to save her life. Then when I do find the **perfect** pair, I wear them to death and can’t replace them.

If I were to win this contest, I would love to take the Jean-ius course by Kenneth D. King so I could make my own perfect pair of jeans.

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Johanna May 18, 2012 at 11:55 am

The “Sassy Librarian Blouse” course like it would be so much fun and informative. I’m getting into making vintage-inspired blouses, so this would be great for me. *crossing my fingers*

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Katie R May 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I am dying to take either Susan’s coutoure class or Ken’s Jeanius class! either would make me happy as a clam (and they are happy!) I hope I win!

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Emma May 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I would have to go with Gertie’s Suit Jacket course. I have a linen suit planned for summer wear, and a new tweed jacket (my old one is getting worn thin, from several years of nearly daily wear, alas) to match some autumn/spring wool skirts. I even have the (1940s) pattern! But, I’ve been putting it off because I feel I need to invest in more tailoring books and overall “couture techniques” type knowledge before throwing myself head first into a fitted, lined, suit…

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Diane May 18, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I would so love to do the Susan Khalje Couture Dress class as I love making dresses especially from the fifties and could do with some tips on fitting and finishing.

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Jusi May 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm

OMG! I feel like the couture course with Susan Khalje is just what I need! I taught myself to sew, so I feel like I don’t know those basics that would make my sewing much more efficient, and this course seems to be the proffesional help I need!

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Maria May 19, 2012 at 1:33 pm

I want to take the Jean-ius course! It’s an awesome concept – to make a pair of jeans using your favorite pair – and I already have the fabric ready and waiting to be used.
I’m currently in the middle of watching the videos for Gertie’s Bombshell Dress and I’m really enjoying it. Craftsy does have some really great courses and I know I would really love the Jean-ius course.

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holly May 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm

i would love to take the upcycle class just because i do see such interesting stuff at thrift stores that i want to wear.. kind of. also my attempt to upcycle a men’s shirt recently failed so hard.

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Debi May 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm

BRILLIANT! count me in …I’d love to sew up a Starlet suit!!

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Sandy May 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

The Couture Dress with Susan Khalje.
Because I’ve been sewing for 35 years and it’s still “homemade” more often than “handmade.” I need a technique class from someone who’s serious about fit & finish.

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Katem May 20, 2012 at 2:54 am

Christine Haynes’ sassy librarian blouse course is my dream come true! mine would become sassy schoolteacher blouses but there’s a pretty big style overlap!

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Kris May 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I’d have to go for the librarian blouse! I received an email about the course/pattern the other day, and was seriously tempted. It’s super cute, and I definitely need more blouses in the all-pants-all-the-time wardrobe I’m currently making!

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Megan May 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I would love to take the Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress course – I’ve never made a dress before and need some new sundresses for the summer!

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Becky May 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm

I would love, love, love to take the Sassy Librarian Blouse class! Since I’m sassy and Nancy Pearl is my hero, the sassy librarian blouse will be the closest I’ll get to being the next Nancy Pearl :)

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Erin Fitzgerald May 20, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I’ve already purchased the starlet jacket and couture dress classes, so I would choose the jean-ius class for this giveaway.

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Anthea May 21, 2012 at 7:25 am

I have had Gerties Bombshell Dress on my list for a while. So that’s the one I pick.
I want to learn more couture sewing techniques and I think this course will be a great help to learn some of those techniques.

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Ruthanne May 21, 2012 at 9:33 pm

I have the perfect length of a vintage Hawaiian novelty print cotton for a Shaheen style dress, so my choice would be Gertie’s Bombshell dress course. Fingers crossed!

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Shanna May 22, 2012 at 1:01 pm

I actually want gerties bombshell dress course (yeah I know I’m lame I havn’t taken it yet) But God I’ve been crying myself to sleep at night not getting to take that course

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Victoria May 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

I’d register for Project Upcycle because I’ve been finding myself wanting to do things with the old clothes we usually give away. I think the class would be a great motivation, with instruction, to start using the pile that’s building up.

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Pink Velvet Bird May 23, 2012 at 10:17 am

Ohhhhhhhh! The bombshell dress!!! I heart dresses and sewing and believe we are all bombshells in our own ways :)

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Sarah May 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

I would love to make the costumes all year. My kids still wear the halloween stuff from last year everyday. If I could learn to make better quality stuff then the garbage at the store they would be so happy.

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colletta May 23, 2012 at 10:21 am

i would love to take the Sewing Studio class, since I still consider myself a beginner!

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Olga May 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

I would love to do the sewing studio because I need a refresher course after two kids!!

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sujeiry May 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

I would love to take the Couture Dress class. It looks like just what I need to add some polish to my skills and find the perfect fit!

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Andie May 23, 2012 at 10:24 am

I would LOVE to attend “couture techniques with Susan Khalje ” . I really admire Susan’s techniques.

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Carla May 23, 2012 at 10:30 am

I’d love to take the Couture Dress course… the design is so versatile for personalization & so classic! And I’d be able to refine my skills!

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Shawnta Jones May 23, 2012 at 10:39 am

I am already enrolled in the Susan’s, both or Gertie’s, and Kenneth Kings class so the Secretary one would be the one I would pick!

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retha bates May 23, 2012 at 10:45 am

I would like to take the jean-ius class to learn how to copy a garment.

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Ellouise May 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

I would love the Bombshell Dress. I love to sew and could use a few more dresses to wear.

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eprsm May 23, 2012 at 10:57 am

Hi,

Would love to take the Sewing Studio class with Diana Rupp. I am a beginner and working on a few projects. But would be nice to learn it the proper way. zippers intidimate me :)

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Margaret Bappert May 23, 2012 at 10:59 am

I would have to choose weaving, that would be so much fun to learn. Even if I don’t win I will have to take that class!

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Kimberly May 23, 2012 at 11:00 am

Ive never sewn a blouse. I would choose the Sassy :)

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Robert W May 23, 2012 at 11:04 am

I would like to take the Stitch and slash class! I love the Craftsy classes!

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Fabulies May 23, 2012 at 11:12 am

All of them! But I’d like to start with Gertie’s bombshell dress. Right now, I’m pregnant with my very first baby, due to be born in July. My guess is, I could use a little bombshell dress after that. Either as a goal to get back to my original weight, or to hide those extra pounds I want to forget about :-)

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lesleyanne May 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

I nearly enrolled in the starlet suit jacket course recently, but i think I’d actually pick Gertie’s Bombshell Dress because I have a wedding to go to later in the year and I think it would be perfect!

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Julie May 23, 2012 at 11:18 am

I would love the suit jacket. I just started my own woman owned consulting firm. I have to looks sharp but memorable when meeting with clients.

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Anna Baria May 23, 2012 at 11:23 am

The Bombshell dress simply because I can’t afford to buy a class!

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Priscilla May 23, 2012 at 11:24 am

I’d like to take the Jean-ius class because I have a hard time finding jeans that fit well. I have a big projecting butt and a tall hip, so I am hard to fit off the rack.

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Phyllis McCord May 23, 2012 at 11:28 am

Ooh! Definitely the couture dress! That one makes my skin vibrate!

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mz kat May 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

So I can’t make up my mind! That sewing machine 911 class would be great as I have a small, growing collection of both vintage and contemporary machines and I’d love to have a greater knowledge in order to attend to their various needs.

However Gertie’s tailored suit is DIVINE !!

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mideva May 23, 2012 at 11:37 am

The bombshell dress,I live in hawaii ,one needs Aloha wear,nice retro hawaiian print,way better than a muumuu.

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dee May 23, 2012 at 11:44 am

large quilting projects on my home machine or bombshell dress

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Sonia Fasullo May 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

I would love to take the Sewing Studio class – Today is my last day of school/work for the year and I plan to put a lot of miles on my machine this summer!

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Aileen May 23, 2012 at 11:45 am

I’d love to do the Gertie Bombshell class!

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Tracy May 23, 2012 at 11:58 am

I’d do Gertie’s Starlet Suit Jacket class…its totally impractical for me, but I’d still like to do it.

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Marie May 23, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I would like to take woodcrafting because it is the ONLY media I have never had the opportunity, time or ability to attempt. There are so many projects I could tackle….so much wood, so many tools, no true wood-ability. Really wish I could!

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Sharmayne May 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I would like to take the Project Upcycle because I buy all my clothes at thrift shops already and being a BBW I would increase my fashion options if I can better modify what I have to choose from off the racks.

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Heather Lou May 23, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I’ve been jonesing for a bombshell dress forever. If anyone can get me to step up my sewing game it’s Gertie! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Amanda Bailey May 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

If we must choose a sewing class, I would have to do Jean-ius. I could really use some more jeans, and this class would be perfect for replicating pants that I have and love!! If we can choose any class, then it would be Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine because I have 3 requests for large quilts!

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Dyan May 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I would love to win The Couture Dress with Susan Khalje. Although I have been sewing for a long time, I have never had a lesson, I am completely self taught and just muddle along somehow. It would be amazing to actually k now the correct way to do things. Maybe it would give me the cout=rage to post something on here lol. fingers crossed x

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Sarah May 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I would love to take the Sewing Studio class. I would want to take this class so that I could learn how to alter an existing pattern to fit me.

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Paloverde May 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Rigid Heddle Weaving would be my choice. I want to learn to weave cloth of specific stripes to duplicate the fabric I need to reproduce traditional Swedish folk costumes.

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Candace Duffy Jones May 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

It’s so hard to chose but I think I would chose the Sassy Librarian blouse, since I never made a blouse before and I love to try the details shown in the class description.

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jadestar May 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm

I’d probably go for the sassy librarian blouse or the fit your own knits. I love vintage style, but I also need to learn to adjust knitting patterns as the frequently boxy styles do not suit my frame. Great giveaway.

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Litchi May 23, 2012 at 12:35 pm

I hesitate between Gertie’s starlet suit and Fit your own knits. Gertie’s class covers so many techniques I want to learn but I’m learning to knit and I wish I could fit sweaters better before knitting them.

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Tina May 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I love me a Craftsy Class. Really….. they all offer something wonderful. But for my next Craftsy class, I’d adore taking Jean-ius….. or The Couture Dress. I so admire Kenneth King and Susan Khalje. My indecisiveness causes me to go back and forth!

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Carolyn May 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I just finished the couture dress
class and would love to take the retro dress class and learn how to make that fitted bodice.

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Stephanie May 23, 2012 at 12:44 pm

I would love to take the couture dress class to pick up some extra skills for my dressmaking. My dresses are not quite couture at the moment :)

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Lucy Vang May 23, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I would love to do the Sewing Studio class with Diana Rupp. I’m past beginner but I still find some things intimidating as french seams and invisible zippers
and I think this class will make me more confident.

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Kristin May 23, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I would love to take The Bobshell Dress course with Gertie!

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Laura May 23, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I would like to take the stitch and slash class. My sewing machine can do embroidery but I haven’t used it yet because I don’t know anything about it and a bit timid at jumping into it, so it’d help to have a little instruction on it to jump start me to get past my fears.
Also I want to learn about free motion stitching.

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Janet May 23, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I would love to take the Jean-ious class as I never seem to find pants that fit just right. They are few and far between with all the different fits out there nothing seems to work. I would love to learn how to take my favorite pay and remake and remake…..of course there are several other classes I would enjoy….

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Janet May 23, 2012 at 1:58 pm

*pair

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Claire May 23, 2012 at 2:02 pm

I would love to take Gertie’s bombshell dress class. I’ve been admiring people’s beautiful dresses ever since the class was launched!

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Lindsay May 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I would love to win the Jean-ius class! I sorely need an awesome-fitting pair of jeans!

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Manuela Benetti May 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

The Couture Dress class would be the one for me! I rarely find dresses that fit me properly so I would love to learn to make my own.

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Linda Mead May 23, 2012 at 2:12 pm

I’d love to take the class “Gertie’s Starlet Suit”. Craftsy is the greatest!

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Norma Knight May 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I would love love love love love to take the Jenius course…OMG! I have struggled and have had night sweats trying to recreate anything without a pattern please HELP …LOL

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Laura May 23, 2012 at 2:28 pm

I would love to take the Couture Dress course!!

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Mary Harvey May 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

If I win, I would take the Jean-ius! class. I am taking the couture class now and I love it – i have already learned alot and I have only gotten through pinning my muslin. With the couture dress and the Jeanius slacks, I will be well on my way to reducing my dependency on ready-to-wear from outside the US.

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Sandra May 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I would love to take the Sew Retro Perfect Bombshell Dress by Gertie

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Mandy May 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I would love to do the sewing studio all those techniques in one course and a skirt to boot…….happy days thanks for the chance

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Bunny(Iola) Turner May 23, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I do alot of alterations so the Susan Khalje couture course might give me the techniquice boost I need, always like to learn everything!!!!!

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Joyce in NC May 23, 2012 at 4:03 pm

I would like to win the Gerty Starlet Suit Jacket course.

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Tania May 23, 2012 at 4:11 pm

I’d love to win Gertie’s Starlet Suit Jacket class. The resulting outfit would be just what I need to wow my colleagues in the office!

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Agatha May 23, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I would like to take the quilting big projects on a small machine. The on line classes are great. Love that can watch it at a time that fits my schedule. Thanks.

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Maria May 23, 2012 at 4:43 pm

I’d love to win Gertie’s starlet jacket because she has great style and I need to have better fitting and less boring jackets to wear.

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Carol Johnson May 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm

I would love to learn to do big projects on a small machine…….It sound like just the class I need next! I have learned so much on the classes I’ve already taken, thanks!

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Candy Culnane May 23, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I would luv to tackle The Couture Dress course, but I also checked out the Project Upcycle course which looks a lot of fun.

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Wendy Graves May 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

I would love the Starlet jacket course. I have a terrible time with jacket and would benefit greatly from it.

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Justine Marie Ebio May 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Sew Retro: The Starlet Suit Jacket

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tammy May 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I have taken the 911 class (it was very helpful, I just didn’t save my video notes). I have now signed up for the Starlet Jacket class (it may be over my head a bit though). I would like to take Diana Rupp’s class.

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Ronnie May 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I would really like to take the sassy librarian blouse course. I love the style of the blouses and the fact that you get taught how to make changes to the pattern to make it very different each time, if you so desire. This is a skill I would like to add to my repertoire. As an advanced beginner that would be great!

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Donna May 23, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I would love to try the sassy librarian blouse class. These classes are amazing and the instructors are so easy to listen to. They know their stuff and love what they do. I shines through!

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Jane May 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm

The Couture Class please…….I think it is a necessity to know how to finish a garment so that it looks professional, inside and out. Being over here in Australia I have possibly missed the time slot…..

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Sarah May 24, 2012 at 12:29 am

I would so love to do the Starlet Suit Jacket.

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Kathrin May 24, 2012 at 1:30 am

The Jean-ius class, please! I have such hard times finding fitting this class would be a blessing! :) Thanks – amazing giveaway!

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Molly Holleran May 24, 2012 at 7:15 am

I’d adore Gertie’s suit jacket course! Suits are something that can be really hard to fit properly.

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Rhandee May 24, 2012 at 7:55 am

Yes! I absolutely have been dying to do Gertie’s bombshell dress course!

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Erika May 24, 2012 at 8:22 am

Oh, I’d love to take Gertie’s starlet suit jacket class! I’ve been thinking about making a jacket for fall, and it would be great with some help along the way =)

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Rachel May 24, 2012 at 8:22 am

I would love to do the couture dress… I get afraid of all these details and it keeps me from tackling ptojects and forever in dreaming mode.

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Lholy-chan May 24, 2012 at 9:23 am

I’d pick the Sassy Librarian blouse. I’ve already enrolled in Gertie’s courses and the Couture Sewing course, this one is the next that inspires me. Thank you for the giveaway!

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Krista May 24, 2012 at 10:15 am

I’d love to try the Starlet Suit Jacket – my ‘tailoring’ project so far have just been pirate jackets for Halloween.

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Jenny May 24, 2012 at 10:56 am

OMG I would love love love to take the Susan Khalje couture course…I am a beginner and I think this would up my skills infinitely!! Thanks for the opportunity :)

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Kim Dinh May 24, 2012 at 11:18 am

I would love to take the couture techniques with Susan Khalje! I’ve been dying to give couture techniques a try but it had always seem so daunting. I’m hoping with Susan Khalje’s class, it would at least be step by step and not so crazy as I imagined it to be.

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Suzanne May 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I think i’d try Sewing Texture – looks like stuff i’ve been meaning to play with and haven’t gotten to yet, so a course might make a god kick-in-the-pants…

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twistedpoppy May 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I would love to take the Starlet Jacket course, I’ve made a few jackets and none have seemed to fit right or look “great” so I think I need some help! :)

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silverstah May 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm

Definitely the Bombshell Dress class!

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Irma Reylek May 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Sew retro bombshell dress

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ariadnescloset May 25, 2012 at 3:27 am

Oh noooooooooo! I only saw your competition today and bombed over here to find out it closed yesterday!!!
I will just go and cry into my coffee for a while. Don’t worry about me…..”sniff”…..I guess I can sew myself some pretty hankies to dry my tears!

Hee hee!
Good luck to all that entered!
Tracey <3

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