Saturday, November 21, 2009

November's Giveaway: Take up Dressmaking

Over the last couple of months I've been wading very slowly through all of my books in order to determine what to keep, what to sell, and what to give away. As you've probably guessed I have a lot of craft books and booklets. And I do mean A LOT. As for the craft books, I'm only keeping those that I use or am absolutely certain that I will use some day. Which leads me to this month's giveaway:

I'm giving away one copy of Take up Dressmaking, a simple little book designed to teach the newbie how to sew. However, the projects in this book can be used by more advanced sewists as well. It was originally published in London in 1994 (this edition hails from 1999), so it contains both metric and American measurement equivalents. It has directions and pattern layouts for eleven easy projects. For example, you can make a pair of retro 80s leggings, a Chanel-style jacket, and a slip or camisole:


To enter this giveaway, just follow my blog with Google Friend Connect and leave a comment below. If you are already following Serendipity Handmade, then please follow the Serendipity Vintage fan page on FaceBook or SerendipityVint on Twitter, and leave a comment below. If you are already doing all three -- thank you! -- just tell me so and leave a comment below! International entries are welcome, as always.

Update:  Sorry I wasn't clear about this earlier -- there is a maximum of one entry per person so the giveaway will be fair to those who are already following.  There are no multiple entries, so please just leave one comment as your entry.  However feel free to follow anywhere you wish!

I'll use the random number generator on to draw the winner, and the winner will be announced on Saturday, November 28th! Good luck!


  1. I am following your blog as rsg.

  2. Am now a follower.

    tauntsociety AT gmail DOT com


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  4. What a lovely blog, girl;)
    Keep on updating!

  5. I am a follower through google friend connect!


  6. Thanks for the giveaway!! <3

    abigail.lee {at}

  7. Wonderful giveaway and blog. I am going to follow. Thanks!

    strasfamily at cox dot net

  8. Lovely giveaway! I am following you now!

  9. i followed your blog!
    thanks for this giveaway..i entered because i recently had a renewed interest in sewing, so if i won this giveaway it would be great!haha..i'll keep my fingers crossed :)

  10. I am a follower! Thanks!

    xmo14x at yahoo dot com

  11. Am following! Thanks for the sweet giveaway!


  12. I'm following and keeping my fingers crossed!
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

  13. i follow you with google friend connect!

  14. Great giveaway! I follow you!
    cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

  15. I became a new follower of your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. what a nice blog you have! i became a follower! thanks for the giveaway!!


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