Sculptural dress. Silk. Candy-apple red nails. Make them yours. January 23, 2011 12:37 66 Comments

You've been salivating, right? Your pulse racing, no doubt. All in anticipation of this outstanding give-away. So. Here is what one lucky entrant will win:

Advance 7091, circa 1950s, dress with bias bodice, bust 32, complete, or a $25 Blue Gardenia gift certificate. This dress pattern is amazing. (But would I offer anything else? Of course not.) It's sculptural. It's elegant. It's sexy. And. It's Sew-Easy. Or so Advance promises. 

Vogue-Butterick-DST Designer Sewing Techniques by the ever-so-knowledgeable editors of Vogue and Butterick. One of my favorite sewing books. Packed with tips from hallowed experts. Packed. Truly.

NarsGorgeous raw silk fabric. Black. Sophisticated. Beautiful. Three and three-quarter yards. Just what you'll need to make this pattern.

Nars nail polish in Rouge Andalou. A totally irresistible candy-apple red.

So. There you go. Enter. Do. Don't hide your light under a bushel. Don't. With this give-away, you'll be as shiny bright as a Christmas ornament. You will. I know it.

And, of course, you need to know the rules. You do. So. Here they are: Leave a comment telling me a) what you like about this blog (or don't); b) who you are. Do you wear vintage? Do you sew? Procrastinate? Twiddle your thumbs? Pick your nose? (Just kidding. That, I really don't want to know. I do not.)  c) if you are a Typepad follower of this blog or become one, you get one extra entry. If you be come a Twitter follower of the blog, you get yet another. Is that fabulous or what? I won't say the rules are simple. I won't say they are easy. But this prize is worth the trouble. It is. Indeed. Oh. Yes. One more thing: Comments must be left by midnight PST on January 31, 2011.