For good measure — Giveaway #4: For the Lisette lovers

One final (probably) giveaway — have to make it an even 4, right?  This giveaway is for the Lisette lovers.


One winner will receive 3 Lisette Simplicity patterns, designed by Liesl of Oliver + S fame.

  1. Simplicity 2245, the Portfolio dress
  2. Simplicity 0406, the Itinerary dress
  3. Simplicity 2209, the Passport dress

To enter, just leave me a comment telling me the first garment you ever sewed for yourself.

As usual, I’ll go first. The first garment I ever sewed for myself was a very basic full skirt.  I followed the Vintage-Inspired Skirt Tutorial by Anna of Noodlehead, and used some linen-look fabric from Joann’s.  It wasn’t perfect by a long shot, but it was at least good enough for me to wear out of the house!

This giveaway will remain open until 5pm PST on Friday, December 13, 2013.  Shipping to US domestic addresses only.

Update: The winner is Commenter #42, Kate, who said:

The first item I sewed for myself was a purple corduroy skirt. I was ten and I was in a sewing and cooking 4-H group, The Stirfried Stichers 🙂

Congratulations Kate!

0 thoughts on “For good measure — Giveaway #4: For the Lisette lovers

  1. The first garment I ever sewed must have been my homecoming dress way back in high school! I’m sure I was really cool wearing my handmade dress! Actually, I loved how that dress turned out!

  2. I don’t remember the first …. I started sewing at 4 years old… I do still have the first doll dress I ever made! Probably one of the earliest was a simple green pullover jumper around 4th or 5th grade.

  3. In High School Home ec (yes we still had that at my school, and no I’m not that old!) I sewed up a sunflower sundress. It was cool at the time 🙂 thanks for the chance to win!

  4. I sewed some shorts in middle school home ec that I don’t think I ever wore. My first wearable garment was an a-line skirt (with a zipper, no less!) that I made last year.

  5. I made a pair of elastic-waisted shorts in Home Ec in middle school and got addicted to sewing! My mom took my to the fabric store so I could make a few more pairs and they became the staple of my wardrobe that summer! I made a couple dresses in high school but then didn’t sew anything but Halloween costumes until the last few years where I’ve gotten back into sewing full force.

  6. I made a Cynthia Rowley Simplicity pattern dress. After three failed attempts on my own, I went to a local couture sewing shop and had one of the women walk me through the instructions from start to finish. I still love that dress to this day!

  7. I believe the first item I ever made for myself was a poodle skirt for a jr high school performance of some sort. Nowadays most items I make for myself end up in the possession of family and friends. I told myself I’d make more “me” items in 2013… but maybe it’ll happen for 2014. 😉

  8. When I was in the 5th grade I took a sewing class from the mother of a friend of mine. I did a white peasant blouse and an elastic waist long skirt. The skirt was yellow with a directional floral print on it, and I cut the fabric wrong so that the pattern was upside down on the back side! I loved it and wore it proudly anyway. I even wore it when our class did a play of “Little Women”. Geeeeeez. 🙂

  9. Thank you! I haven’t made their patterns before. The first item was a dress with a wonky sleeve way back over 20 years ago – I started again a few years ago and luckily I can wear some of the garments now!

  10. I think the first thing I ever sewed for myself was a bathing suit (I was probably 6 years old, my grandmother was a home-ec teacher) and I remember we got this great black and red spotted lycra and I called it the giraffe suit.

  11. A blouse, it actually turned out really nice! By the way… my mouth fell open when I read your bio… I could have written it! Except for the blogging part… I don’t blog. I’m so intrigued that I’m going to start following your blog!

  12. The first thing I sewed for myself was a pencil skirt via a Craftsy class. I was so determined to finish a self-made item so I could have at least one to wear as a real ‘sewer’ in time for my honeymoon 🙂

  13. The first thing I made for myself was a patchwork skirt out of quilting cottons. I still have it and wear it sometimes in the summer. It’s not overly flattering fit wise, but I’m still partial to it because I love the prints I used and it was my first project.

  14. the first garment I ever sewed: a black sleeveless tunic in a stretch knit fabric that I made my own “pattern” (butcher paper laid out onto a shirt that fit me then cut out after leaving seam allowance…then mostly guessing from there) for. it was long and it had a tight tube at the bottom attached to it. I actually mad sit in pink as well. the fabric was a nightmare and I left the arm and neck hole edges raw, but I actually wore them a lot. worth it! 🙂

  15. My first personal garment was so long ago that I can’t remember for sure, but I think it was a jumper dress and top. The fabric was white and mint green flowers with bits of lilac and the top was a matching lilac color.

  16. I’d love to enter! The first garment I made for myself was a sewaholic lonsdale dress. I used two different black cottons from Joann. I looooved it but I got some interfacing glue on the right side of the fabric that I could never get out. It was right near the armpit so really annoying! So I don’t wear it anymore but remember the making of it fondly. Thanks for hosting!

  17. The first item I sewed for myself was a purple corduroy skirt. I was ten and I was in a sewing and cooking 4-H group, The Stirfried Stichers 🙂

    1. Well done on winning the patterns Kate! I wonder if you might consider selling me the portfolio dress pattern when you are done with it? I have emailed all over the world for it – there’s none left in England!!

      (For info my first clothing sew was a very 90s wide leg trouser and tux-style waistcoat. I love it so much I can’t part with it: I’m waiting for it to come back into style!)

  18. I made myself a skirt… can’t remember but it was a Simplicity pattern. It looks great but ended up being way too big. A bit disappointing, but at least I can look at it, haha! 🙂

  19. It was the disco era: a halter dress with elastic blouson waist, out of ridiculously hard to sew silky polyester. Needless to say, my mom had to help! Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. My very first -and last for a loooong time- was a wrap-around top that I decided to make -with no prior knowledge of garment-making.
    Considering my total inexperience, it didn’t turn out too bad but it was so tights that it never got worn……

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. The first garment I ever sewed for myself was a skirt also I made a twirl skirt from a tutorial online but don’t remember the name.

  22. For myself, my first item was a maxi dress from the dress material with the stretchy/gathered top portion from Joann’s Fabric. Then my straps fell off and I had holes in my seam. That’s what I get for rushing!

  23. Does an apron count? If it does, I made a short smock apron out of canary-yellow twill with pink bias tape all around and a red poppy appliqué on the pocket. That was two years ago. It makes me cheery when I clean house. 😉

  24. Oh man, I made myself a jumper in the 8th grade and wore it to school for picture day. It was probably not the most well-made thing but I was pretty proud of it.

  25. I made a sun dress from a kwik sew pattern. I learned a lot from that project. Thank you! I love Lisette, and have been wanting to try these patterns.

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