Happy Sewing – Fashion Calendar Giveaway!

2015 Fashion calendar giveaway - csews.com

On January 1, Pegasus Books in the East Bay holds its annual calendar sale. I’ve been going to it for years. Calendars are 3 for $9.99 or 1 for $3.99. Last year I got a wall calendar which had great photos of hats for nearly every day of the year. This year I spied this lovely 2015 Fashion calendar featuring clothes and accessories from the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Emilio Pucci- costume institute - csews.com

Evening Dress, Emilio Pucci, 1966


Oh, the outfits! The shoes! The hats! Full page photos on every other page! This will be my sewing inspiration calendar for the year.

Bonnie Cashin-1955 - evening ensemble - csews.com

Evening Ensemble, Bonnie Chashin, 1955


I was so excited to see this calendar that I got an extra one to give away to one lucky person. This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Sorry international folks – shipping/customs costs are too high!

To enter, please answer one (or) both of the following question(s) in the comments area below by Monday, January 5, 11:59 pm, Pacific (California time): What inspires you to sew? What are your sewing resolutions this year?

I’ll pick a winner on Tues., January 6 and ship it when I get your address. Happy Sewing! May all your seams be straight and your fabric sew true. 😉


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18 Responses to “Happy Sewing – Fashion Calendar Giveaway!”

  1. January 5, 2015 at 8:02 pm #

    i am going to sew better and smarter this year 2015. I have done a number of things in 2014 that will make it happen. 1. I finally cleaning and reorganized my sewing space. 2. I made a body double out of duct tape. 3. I am scheduling sewing time each week no interruptions…. (ha we will see if that will work) 4. I got inspired by sewing from my mom, she just passed away in Sept 14 but was 93 a life long sewing mentor.

    • January 6, 2015 at 12:08 am #

      Thanks for sharing your goals and inspiration! I’m sorry for your loss. It’s wonderful that she continues to inspire you.

  2. Tracy
    January 3, 2015 at 9:20 pm #

    I am inspired by vintage fashion, especially the fashion of the 70’s. I plan on next year organizing my sewing space and teaching my daughter to sew. Share the love, thanks

    • January 4, 2015 at 12:56 pm #

      Vintage ’70s, eh? I’ve got a dress pattern from that era – or at least I think it is. There’s no date on it but it seems early 1970s. Good luck organizing your space and have fun teaching your daughter to sew!

  3. jbsews
    January 3, 2015 at 7:01 pm #

    Oh my! That is just beautiful! I am drooling over it. 🙂 the need to make is what inspires/motivates me. I also wanted to comment on your last post. Bravo for getting you stash & supplies in order. Its looking great!

    • January 4, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

      This calendar has full-page photos on the left side, and small details on the bottom of the right page. And thanks for your kind words on getting organized – the big challenge is keeping it in order!

  4. January 3, 2015 at 6:07 pm #

    Fabric, patterns and other bloggers inspire me to sew! I love indie patterns. My sewing goals for 2015 are to sew more! Especially after work instead of watching TV. Great give away!!

    • January 4, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

      All those inspire me, too. I hope to sew more, too!

  5. January 3, 2015 at 11:05 am #

    Ooh what a fabulous calendar. I’m inspired to sew because I want to wear clothes that fit me and that I love wearing. I’m working on a resolutions post right now. I have lots of ambitious goals for the year ahead!
    Happy New Year to you!

    • January 3, 2015 at 12:27 pm #

      It would be great to love everything that you wear. I look forward to reading your resolutions. Happy New Year!

  6. Valerie
    January 3, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    What inspires me to sew? Getting a good fit — a 5’10” off the rack clothes rarely fit the way I want and I am picky picky about what I want in a garment – specific color, specific details, you name it – I want it my way AND besides – garment design is fun and gratifying

    • January 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm #

      Oh, yes, a good fit is important. And it is fun to choose your fabric, etc.

  7. January 3, 2015 at 8:54 am #

    What inspires me to sew? ALL OF THE POSSIBILITIES, plus I just love clothes, plus I enjoy a good challenge every once in a while.
    What are my sewing goals/resolutions for 2015? To bring into reality some of the ideas swimming in my head.
    Please enter me in the drawing, I love a great calendar!

    • January 4, 2015 at 12:52 pm #

      You are entered! It is a great calendar. Good luck!

  8. January 3, 2015 at 7:51 am #

    Such a cool calendar I couldn’t resist entering! What inspires me to sew is everyone in the sewing blog community and the satisfaction I get when I realize that I made it. Whenever I need inspiration I go to my bloglovin feed. You all never disappoint! I didn’t really make any resolutions this year as I never follow through with them.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Happy New Year!

    • January 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm #

      There are even a couple pages devoted to purses, ties, and hats! The sewing blog community is inspiring. I made a Deer & Doe Chardon skirt because I saw it on someone’s blog.


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