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May 9, 2011

NEWS FLASH: We interrupt this Sew-Along...!


Men keep score.  (Am I wrong?)  So imagine my excitement this weekend when I hit 1,000 blog followers!

It's really all I've ever wanted since the beginning, and if it weren't for a certain other sewing blogger with three times as many followers as me, I could quit now and die happy.  Instead I must soldier on.  I try not to think about her but once or twice a day.  La la la, I don't see you....

This must be what Jayne Mansfield felt like. 


Or Lorna Luft.


Anyway, I could think of no better way to celebrate this big-if-not-biggest number than a pattern giveaway -- something really good.

Meet Vogue 2876!


Friends, this beautiful vintage 1943 reproduction is multi-sized for a contemporary 12-14-16 (a 34, 36, or 38" bust).  It's in perfect condition.  And it has your name on it -- well, one of you anyway.

You have until Tuesday at midnight, EST, to enter, and the winner will be chosen at random.  MPB followers all over the world are eligible.

All you have to do is, oh, I don't know -- just throw your name in.  Let's keep it simple, no poetry.

All you jeans sew-alongers get a day off today, but please don't take advantage.  I know there are flies badly in need of zippers and how do you think you're going to get those jeans on and off without one?  (We'll be covering button flies later this week, btw).

Happy Monday, everybody and -- all kidding aside -- THANK YOU!

96 comments:

  1. Oh, me please. And congratulations.

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  2. Wow, congratulations! :) Ooh, I always love getting a new pattern! Reading through the instructions of a new pattern is one of my favourite things to do :)
    Ashley x

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  3. What a gorgeous pattern! And congrats on reaching 1000+!

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  4. I love it!

    Really, no poetry? That's a shame- I suppose my haiku will have to wait for another day...

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  5. Congrats! That may not be the biggest, but it certainly is big!
    I certainly hope to be picked :)

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  6. Congratulations Peter! Gorgeous pattern. x

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  7. Congratulations! So glad MPB is here - the internet would be a very boring place to visit with out you!

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  8. Congratulations! Love the pattern!

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  9. Congratulations! Love your blog! Consider my name officially in the hat.

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  10. Congratulations! And I need another Vogue dress pattern please!

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  11. Congratulations! Won't be long till you hit 2.000 and then 3.000 followers.. :)

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  12. i'd look even better than your strumpet of a cousin in that!

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  13. Congratulations! Glad to hear so many people appreciate quality edutainment in a blog.

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  14. Congratulations! Love the content and humor of your blog!

    Lynda in LV

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  15. As you will probably get tired of reading but we all mean it: Congratulations!

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  16. Congratulations and THANK YOU! Your blog is one of my absolute favorite reads! Between the sew alongs and Cathy - I look forward to it each day!
    Maria

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  17. Congratulations, Peter! Here's to even bigger numbers in the future!

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  18. Ooh I could put that pattern to actual use. Congrats on the stats!

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  19. congrats!! keeping my fingers crossed, count me in please!! :)

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  20. And here I was pleased as punch when I got 10 followers!
    But congrats on your number of followers!

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  21. Congrats! You're one of my favourite sewing bloggers, and I know you'll get your 3,000 followers one day.

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  22. wow peter, you deserve it. no wonder as your posts are always very helpful, informative, entertaining and nice to look at.

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  23. Congratulations! I enjoy reading your blog. It's thoughtful, entertaining and inspiring. Keep up the great work.

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  24. Glad to know there are others who enjoy your blog as much as I do. I love the pattern, too.

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  25. It's beautiful! And Congrats! :)

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  26. Genevieve P ... please pick me : ) love your blog.

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  27. Me me me! Hahaha, is that obvious enough? I promise not to throw any southernisms at you for an entire week. - Lynn Barnes, aka LinB

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  28. Congrats! 1000 - that's great! Just signed up - officially now.... Been here for a while though.

    LOve the pattern!!! And I love your jeans sal

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  29. Congrats Peter! You deserve it - your blog is awesome and I check it every day but just joined as follower today, so the trend is that the number of followers will increase very rapidly! Pls, count me in for the giveaway - xoxo Carina

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  30. I'm throwing my name in: Hana. :-)

    I don't follow you, but I follow you, if that makes sense. You're such a prolific blogger that your posts would clutter my already cluttered blog reader. But it's easy to keep in memory and just type the URL, so I keep coming back, because it's fun.

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  31. Congrats on the numbers! I love your blog - I learn and laugh out loud with each one.

    Cheers!

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  32. Put my name in the hat please! :]

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  33. Hi Peter,
    I'm since a few weeks a continues follower of your blog. It is clear, real good info with all your photo's. Van harte gefeliciteerd!!! (congratulations in Dutch, hihihihi)
    I hope I have a chance to be the winner of the pattern.
    Greetings Marja

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  34. Congrats! Nice pattern, I would look fabulous in that dress. ;-)

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  35. Congrats! I'd love to have that pattern.
    Kim

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  36. Congratulations! And I was stoked to hit 42. :-) I love reading your blog.

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  37. I find your blog really inspiring, so I am not at all surprised by the amount of followers you have. You write and sew beautifully. Congratulations! Look forward to reading more! PL

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  38. Congratulations! And WHEW! I'm still working on my fly front (nearly done) and MIGHT get my backside done in the next two days. You sew way too fast -- or as fast as I would probably sew if Stargate Universe's finale wasn't on tonight.

    What?!? I can't fangirl squee and sew a straight seam at the same time.

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  39. Shiny! Congrats on hitting the 1000 followers mark!

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  40. Congrats!

    New reader here...loving your blog!!!

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  41. A big huge Congratulations Peter!

    xoxo,
    Sunni

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  42. So you might need to revise "one man's sewing journey into the fantastic" ...perhaps "one man (with his 1000 cheering friends)on a sewing journey into the fantastic"

    Would love the pattern. Congratulations,
    Doug

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  43. congratulations thanks for the chance to win.

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  44. I'm slow to start -- I just ordered my jeans pattern yesterday, but I can't wait to begin! Congrats on your 1,000!!!

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  45. Well there's a reason you have 1000 followers don't cha think? Thanks for being a blogger!

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  46. Oh, that oattern is right up my alley! *throw* See? My name is in the hat nows!

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  47. Nice work! Seriously, what a great milestone!

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  48. Congrats on your 1000 followers - I have a whopping 16 at the moment. Do you think I'll ever catch up? Love the Pattern you're giving away, and it's the correct size...hint, hint.
    Paula

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  49. Congratulations and many thanks for such a generous giveaway! I'd love to be entered please!

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  50. Hurrah for you! Lovely pattern

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  51. I'd love to win the pattern. I've been spreading the word about your blog and have found you at least 5 new readers (however, I don't know if they officially follow you....).

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  52. Congrats! And great pattern!

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  53. Congratulations! Your blog is always a joy to read as well as the articles you write for Burdastyle.

    --Jessica

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  54. Congratulations - what a milestone! Oh, and pick me, pick me!

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  55. I think I may have almost been the 1000th follower, if not one of my friends - lol ;') ... but seriously well done!!! How did you do it? I am writing a blog (about recovery from suregery) have been for 6 weeks now and I have one follower! Mmmm I wonder if I would get more folowers if I was wearing that gorgeous dress for which I have the perfect fabric in my stash :)

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  56. Well done Peter!
    Clearly, you have followers of far more discerning taste than certain *other* bloggers.
    Please put me in the draw for that stunning pattern, I'd love to give it a new home.

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  57. oh i would love to win something once!
    and CONGRATULATIONS!

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  58. So I realized, with this post, that I was just a daily visitor and not an official follower! Problem solved =)

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  59. Lol 1000, I haven't reached 100 yet! Congratulations and I'd love to have that pattern. With my hips I prefer flared skirts as straight does not look good.

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  60. Congrats, Peter! Did you know you have over 2,000 subscribers in Google Reader? So you have more than 3,000 when factoring in your 1,000 followers!

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  61. i think it was the finished picture of the you in the jeans that drew them in on Mothers Day, it was great!!! Although the best one was the guy with the great ink and fabulous abs that was early on in the series. More of that eye candy please.......

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  62. I love your blog, and your sense of humor. I never win one of these contests...but I am desperately hoping to be wrong this time....PLEASE!

    Nadine

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  63. That looks like my next little black dress! And what a challenge to practicing the full bust adjustment!!!! Hope I win!

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  64. I'm not a follower,
    but a hanger-on.

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  65. Congratulations, Peter! I've been watching your follower count steadily rise for months now and have been excited for you. And I know you must have at least twice that many readers, since a lot of readers may be social-media shy like me and aren't official "followers". I've been reading your blog since last February or March and it remains my treat at the end of the day. All the best to you! Not putting my name in the ring for the pattern... it's beautiful and it might even fit me, but it'd probably be the year 2025 before I'd get a chance to sew it.
    Congratulations again, and as my 3-year-old says, "you're da best!"
    -Slowpoke

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  66. Congratulations Peter! Love reading your blog. Would love to win the dress pattern. Keep up the great blogging!!

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  67. Your blog is so much fun I wouldn't be surprised to see a lot more than 1,000! Put me in for the pattern, too, please.

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  68. Hey Peter !

    Congrats! I love reading your posts, so full of great perspective on everything. Keep up the fantastic work!

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  69. Thousand followers
    then big celebration
    Vintage Vogue

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  70. Congratulations Peter,
    Put my name in, the dress looks like a neat construction puzzle.

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  71. As you know I have been MIA...so, so busy that I have not even checked in with you for days...What fantastic news. You and your blog are loved, it is just a matter of time until you have more followers than you can imagine. I hope you don't forget us...those that have loved you the longest! Congrats and I love the white jeans!

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  72. Congratualations on reaching 1000 followers! I love your blog, it's fun and inspiring. And I learn something while having fun! =)
    I'd love a chance at winning the pattern, the gathers and the cut of that dress is gorgeous.

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  73. Congrats Peter! your blog is one of my absolute favourites! I would love to be entered for that pattern...yummy!

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  74. Wow, congrats!
    That pattern looks lovely...

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  75. Congratulations Peter! I think Cathy should wine & dine you!

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  76. Congratulations, Peter!

    I, Shalyn, would *love* to get that pattern and made a dress in honor of the inspiration I find on your blog.

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  77. Congratulations! over 1000 well earned followers!

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  78. ACK! GAH! HOLY CRAP! Firstly, congratulations! You KNOW way more people read you than follow you :D And secondly... It's 5:14am on Wednesday, darnit! Why didn't catch up on you only 5.5 hours ago! *sniffle*

    PS: I can't find the denim I stashed, and I KNOW I used a piece of it for a Christmas gift, so where the heck is it...

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  79. Happy to be 1036! Great blog...great name. I am inspired to get some fabric from the stash and sew up some of my vintage patterns immediately.

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