Vintage Sewing

Stop Staring Dress Give Away

May 9, 2011

I know that we’re all sewers here and that making our own clothing is a passion, especially vintage or retro clothing. However, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for this give away for an already made vintage style dress from Stop Staring!

Stop Staring dresses have been worn by a wide range of celebrities and featured in many magazines, if you look at their website you can see why. They offer dresses styled from the 40’s, 50’s, Rockabilly, Swing along with Little Black Dresses and Business Attire.

The company was started by designer Alicia Estrada in 2005. Alicia has been sewing since she was 17 and originally each and every dress sold through the company was hand made by Alicia! Sewing is still one of her favourite hobbies and she still designs for the company finding inspiration in vintage styling.

The prize for one lucky winner is any dress of your choosing from the Stop Staring online shop (shipping is included)! Please note that this competition is only open to US residents. To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post by Saturday 21st May. I will draw a winner by Random Number Generator on Sunday 22nd May.

Good luck to everyone!


  1. So many, many times I have looked at the Stop Staring website with jealousy and longing. Please oh please oh please oh please!

  2. I love Stop Staring! I've had the chance to look at some of the dresses in person and the quality is surprisingly good, in contrast with some of the other popular retro clothing manufacturers.

  3. I wouldn't pass up the chance either — in fact, I'm not passing up the chance, I'm in too! Thanks to Stop Staring for offering!

  4. WOW! This is an awesome giveaway. It would be so difficult to choose just one!


  5. Awesome, love this giveaway! Please pick me! Thanks so much for this chance and thanks to stop staring for making great retro dresses!!

  6. Oh I love Stop Staring Dresses, it's so cool that you're doing this giveaway πŸ™‚


  7. I love to see Stop Staring doing so well. I remember when I bought my first dress from them at Viva Las Vegas years ago. It's still one of my favs.

  8. hot dang! i've been considering stop staring dresses for years but have never made the plunge. i'm in!

  9. There are too many lovely dresses to pick a favorite. Too bad it isn't a giveaway for our 5 favorite dresses, though narrowing it down to 5 might still be too hard. πŸ˜‰ But if it comes down to it, if I win, I guess I can manage to picking 1 of a 100 favorites randomly. πŸ™‚

  10. I love stop staring. Always stand out in a crowd and always get asked where I get them from. Classic…Feminine and flattering.

  11. What a fantastic giveaway! I love Stop Staring clothing-so noir and flattering! Every woman should have at least one of their pieces!

  12. I love Stop Staring's Dresses – wonderfully made, and you feel so beautiful when you put them on!
    What a great giveaway! I would be so happy to have one!

  13. OMG! I have never wanted to win a blog contest so much! I posted one of her dresses to my FB page a couple weeks ago as a dream dress. Crossing my fingers over here that random generator picks meeeee….

  14. I cant say thanks enough to stop staring! I've never felt as confident in anything as I do in their dresses. They do vintage styling right!

  15. I would love a Stop Staring dress…I have pored over the web site obsessively from time to time πŸ™‚

  16. What a great giveaway! I have one Stop Staring dress, and my boyfriend definitely cannot stop staring!

    If I win, I promise to wear my dress every other week!

  17. Oh my. I just stumbled upon the Sew Retro blog a few days ago and now just stumbled upon the Stop Staring dresses and I'm positively swooning! I'd love to win a dress and if I don't, I'm going to have to start saving to buy one of my own!!

  18. One of my favorite dresses is one of Alicia's samples-that-never-made-it-to-production. It's not her usual fabric and it's starting to pill, which is perhaps why it didn't pass Go. I sure would love to have another of her beautiful dresses to replace it!

  19. Love the pink dress with black trim.

    Started sewing around age 7. My mother wanted to make sure we knew how to sew.

    Has been many years since I have sewn anything but am now getting back into it. LOVE the 40s 50s 60s and early 70s.

    Glad to find this website and blogs where I can ask questions if needed since "Mom" is no longer around.

  20. Big fan of stop staring (and loving sew retro – have only started viewing recently and am yet to make anything – mainly because as yet I can't sew, but this site gives me the inspiration to learn!)

    PS – I'm in Australia but can provide US postal details.

  21. Love their retro style! I love the 50's vibe they have, and am always on the prowl for vintage patterns to make things like theirs.

  22. LOVE love Stop Staring! I've often visited their site and yearned longingly for one of their dresses!
    Thanks for the chance!

  23. If I win…it will be for my friend Deanna! She wants a '40's dress for her sister's wedding…I want to be a hero!

  24. These dresses are amazing!!! For the truly unique, as are most sewers dresses. Love the "Stop Staring"!Love the 40's dress! Hope Deanna VP wins it!

  25. My wife and I going to a 1940's West Point Academy wedding in the autumn and I would really love to have my wife in the one dress that i saw her pick from your Stop Staring site. You would be doing us a tremendous favor if we could win a dress from your contest considering that the economy has hit us personally.
    regards, a Husband hoping to win something for his wife!

  26. I'm having a 1940s theme wedding in Oct and my future sister in law would look stunning in one of these dresses!

  27. I often browse Stop Staring's collection for sewing inspiration. Imagine how much more inspired I'd be if I had a real dress!

  28. Can I enter?? I know is only for USA residents BUT I have a shippinf address in USA then they send me to mexico what I buy.
    Anyway, however I am gonna leave my comment just in case!

  29. Ooh, I have been coveting Stop Staring for so long. Fingers are crossed!

    tartdeco at gmail dot com

  30. How exciiiiting! I just looked on the site and got really, really excited and browsed for 20 minutes before remembering I was entering a contest. I would love, love, love to win!

    Samantha πŸ™‚

    mmmbrains (at) gmail (dot) com

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