Friends, it's summer, it's sweltering, and I'm about to cut three yards of navy linen I hopefully won't drip sweat on. It's also time for another Vogue Patterns magazine giveaway!
Hot-off-the-presses is this August/September 2012 issue, which just happens to include an article I wrote entitled, "But Does it Sew: What To Look For When Buying a Vintage Sewing Machine." This is the article I should have read before I bid on that Elna Lotus two months ago; the fact that I didn't take my own advice doesn't discount its value, however. What's that adage, Do as I say, not as I do?
Like all issues of Vogue Patterns, this one's chock full of gorgeous fashion, expert sewing advice, and this time, there's a special emphasis on lace. Fans of Duchess Kate-style -- this one's for you!
The August/September issue also contains a special surprise. I'm not authorized to share it with you nor even give you a clue (it has nothing to do with me) but one lucky MPB reader will find out in less than two weeks -- perhaps a bit more if a resident of Brisbane. Oh, I'm bursting to tell you! But I can't.
As always, MPB readers the world over are eligible for this giveaway and you have till midnight Sunday, July 8th to enter (EST). I'll announce the winner, chosen at random, on Monday, so you have plenty of time.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment -- easy! Of course, if you want to include a hot-weather survival tip, that would be much appreciated though unlikely to increase your chance of winning (which wouldn't be fair to my Icelandic followers).
Of course, if you don't win, you can always subscribe to Vogue Patterns here!
Friends, I think it may be time to soak in a cool tub. (Don't include that tip, I already know it.)
I'm a native New Yorker and self-taught sewing fanatic! I've been sewing obsessively since 2009 and today make all my own clothes using mostly vintage patterns and vintage sewing machines. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!