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Friday, June 21, 2013

Blogiversary Giveaway!


Scavenger Hunt is officially one year old today! In honor of this momentous occasion, I'm hosting my first giveaway to show my appreciation to all of you. I'm giving away five of my vintage patterns to one lucky reader!


I've enjoyed this past year of blogging so much! After being a longtime blog reader, I'm so glad I decided to take the plunge and start Scavenger Hunt last year. I've learned so many new things in the process, been inspired and motivated to do my best, and met lots of awesome new people who share my passions! I appreciate every single comment and I'm so excited about each person who chooses to follow this blog. Thank you all so much! I have so many great things planned for the coming year that I can't wait to share with you!

Anyway, on to the details:

    • The winner will receive all five of the vintage patterns pictured above.
    • The giveway will be open to anyone, worldwide.
    • To enter, please leave a comment on this post with your best tip for someone who is just learning to sew!
     • For a bonus entry, "Like" my brand-new Facebook page and leave a comment letting me know that you did.
     • This giveaway is open through June 30th, and the winner will be selected via random number generator and notified shortly after.

Good luck!!

One more bit of news to announce: I have a new domain address (I think it's so much easier than the cumbersome .blogspot address)! The new address is:
www.scavengerhuntblog.com

 Happy Friday everyone!


24 comments:

  1. My best advice to new sewer is that you need to be prepared for the fact that it takes time to become proficient. Your first attempts may not always turn out. Learn from your mistakes and soon you will be turning out masterpieces!

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  2. And I just clicked "like" on your facebook page!

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  3. Actually, I'm just learning to sew myself :) My best advice: don't be scared to try :)

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  4. I'm still starting out with my sewing (maybe an advanced beginner?). To me, reading blogs and books has been SO helpful. I finally understand why early projects always looked like tents on me after learning about things like full bust adjustments and how to really choose a pattern size. So my tip would be to read, read, read before/during a project. Reading about princess seams and darts before actually attempting them, for example, made the process so much easier.

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  5. My advice is to be patient, everyone makes mistakes!

    I "liked" you on Facebook!

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  6. My best advice on learning to sew is to look around on internet. Many sewing blog show how to do things with great pictures and it's really helpful!!
    of course, I just liked your facebook page :)

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  7. If in doubt, make a toile using cheaper fabric like calico to be sure for a great fit!! (in order to prevent ruining your gorgeous fabric). XX


    I also liked your FB page :)

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  8. My tip is to make something easy and fun, and use sites like Pinterest and blogs for inspiration to find free Pdf patterns! Allso I liked your FB page:)

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  9. The advice I most often share is to not be afraid to make mistakes. In the beginning, you should focus on building your mojo and confidence, which doesn't always mean you're constructing garments 'the right way.' This is facilitated by working with cheap fabrics, because if you mess up with $2/yd jersey then at least you're not bankrupting yourself. Experiment!

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  10. The one piece of advice my mom told me and I've told my sister is: Don't be afraid to undo your progress. It may be frustrating but you will learn what you did wrong and learn to correct it.

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  11. Let see... the best advice I ever received was "sew slow"... resist the urge to put the proverbial and literal pedal to the metal and whiz through things. Take the time to measure accurately, find the grain, trace the patterns, make adjustments to said patterns, etc. It's not a race!

    tina_crossgrove (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  12. I'm a newbie too and from my first sewing experience, all you have to do is get to know your sewing machine (ex: machine parts)

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  13. Happy Blogiversary! My two best tips are to press everything as you sew and always, ALWAYS make a muslin.

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  14. My best advice would be to slow down! Take your time with all the steps. Your finished product will look so much better!

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  15. Best sewing advice -- Start with something simple so that you are able to feel successful and will keep going. Do not start out your sewing adventure by making a complicated gown. Also, thrift stores are a great place to find inexpensive and/or vintage fabrics. Sheets make great muslins!

    And I liked you on Facebook. :)

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  16. Always make a muslin :) Liked you on Facebook too.

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  17. My best advice to a new sewer is: sleep on it ;-) which ever fault or little detail you messed up, relax, think about it, even sleep on it, before putting your project in the bin or ripping out the seams. Don't sweat the small stuff, you're probably the only one who notices that crooked seam. Be patient and you'll gradually become a great sewer.

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  18. My best advice to a new sewer is when you start to fell yourself getting stressed walk away, have a cup of tea, read a few pages of a book and relax. Once you are feeling in a better head space go back, read through the instructions and start again. Stress is the biggest destroyer of sewing projects! Once you start to freak out if you keep going things will no doubt just get worse. Sometimes a 5 minute break can work wonders when learning a new skill.

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  19. I've liked your page! I'm Kat Lane on Facebook.

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  20. Hi Melissa! These are all great tips. I am also a newish sewer, so have enjoyed reading your blog. I also love all the new improvements you have made to it. I don't really have any advice that hasn't already been said, but I agree on taking your time on things and learning to accept (and maybe even love) your mistakes. I love to quote the owner of my local fabric store, who is always talking about her "happily imperfect" projects! My stuff is always "happily imperfect! Oh and having a space, like a sewing room or area of the house, where you can leave stuff out is also nice. That way it's easier to just work in small spurts when you have time. I look forward to continuing to read about your projects and progress! Oh and I liked you on Facebook as well.

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  21. Hi! I've just found your blog from a post you did on your Sencha blouse over at We Sew Retro! Congrats on the blogiversary! My top for a newbie sewist is to start simple, use a beginner's skirt pattern (is there anything easier than a skirt?) and a medium weight cotton to get the hang of things. I've liked your page on Facebook :)

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