One Pattern Seven Bloggers - The Sequel

Monday, August 19, 2013

Two years ago, myself and six other lovely bloggers took part in a challenge to make one dress from the same pattern. The aim was to infuse the pattern with our own tastes and styles to eventually come up with a dress completely different to everyone else's, while still having the same base. And, well, we're doing it again! We couldn't believe it had been 2 years since we had done the original and thought it was high time to revisit the challenge again. Two years older and hopefully, two years wiser.

So, a reminder of who we are...

Reana Louise from Reana Louise
Rachel from My Messings
Sam from Buckingham Road

This time, the challenge will happen over three blog posts, next week we will be talking about the inspiration for our dresses and any other tidbits we feel like sharing and then the following week we will be doing the big reveal.

Last time, I finished my challenge dress just before heading off to Vancouver for three weeks and this time around, I'm moving back home to New Zealand (!!). In fact, the movers have been and gone today with my sewing machine (and just about everything else we own...). I won't see it until late November now because there is also an epic Italian/UK adventure thingy happening in there as well. But never fear, I actually finished this dress and took photos of it a few weeks ago, because this little bunch of bloggers is so super organised that we planned this back in May!

We have chosen the Colette Patterns Macaron Dress as our base - an oldie but a goodie. This pattern has been on my 'To Make' list ever since it came out (a long time ago) and this challenge finally pushed me to get it done. And guess what? After I made my first dress, I hopped straight back to it and made a second dress. This pattern is pretty awesome, I'm wondering what on earth took me so long to make it!

Now for your chance to win!!

To celebrate the One Pattern Seven Bloggers project, we are hosting a huge giveaway thanks to 8 fabulous sponsors!





















The Prizes
1 x Macaron Pattern thanks to Colette Patterns
1 x Macaron Pattern thanks to Guthrie & Ghani
1 x Macaron Pattern thanks to Stitch 56
1 x Pattern of your choice thanks to Sew Squirrel
1 x Colette Pattern of your choice thanks to Indie Stitches
1 x Colette Pattern of your choice thanks to The Haby Goddess
1 x $20 gift voucher thanks to Fabric Worm
1 x $30 gift voucher thanks to A Fashionable Stitch

To enter, all you need to do is comment on this post before Saturday 31st August with your email address! Make sure you head on over to all of the other participants blogs for up to 7 chances to win!

Terms & Conditions
  • Prizes will be randomly allocated to each of the 8 winners across all seven blogs.
  • One entry per blog.
  • You can comment on each of the 7 blogs for 7 chances to win (!).
  • The winners will be drawn and contacted by email on the 2nd September 2013.

I am so honoured to be included with this amazing bunch of sewing ladies. I've seen some sneak peaks of their dresses and they are rather fabulous!

xx
Jen
139 comments on "One Pattern Seven Bloggers - The Sequel"
  1. What a great idea! Love to see all the different versions of this pattern!

    I would love to participate in the giveaway. My email adress is anthearetrovintage@gmail.com

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  2. How cool! I would love to win any of the prizes :) And can't wait all the Macarons!

    In case I win, my e-mail: RankkaApina(at)gmail.com

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  3. woohoo exciting! What part of NZ are you moving back to?

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  4. Ooh can't wait to see all of your makes, I really must add Macaron to my 'To stitch' list!
    Fingers crossed for the draw :)
    hellozoeb@gmail.com

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  5. What a great project, I'm looking forward to seeing all the different Macarons! ivanaDOTjuragaATgmailDOTcom

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  6. Yay! I'm so excited to do this all again. I better get cracking on my project. I don't even have moving country as an excuse for being behind :)

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  7. how very exciting. fingers crossed.
    helenjwright at hotmail.com

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  8. A wonderful idea for collaboration. Looking forward to seeing the results. I'm strangesewingnotions(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  9. Hurrah! A re run. Can't wait to see the seven different Macarons. Bet you miss your machine right now too. Count me in for the giveaway.

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  10. How exciting, I can't wait to see your Macaron! The pattern has been on my to-sew list for a while too, so your project might just be the thing to push me into action :) Thanks for the giveaway! elena_jane@hotmail.co.uk

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  11. Fantastic giveaway! Count me in, please!

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  12. Great idea, look forward to seeing the results

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  13. That an amazing idea! I can't wait to see all the lovely dresses. I just bought the Macaroon pattern last week and now after reading your post can't wait to start with it. daniela.muhl(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. What a tease you are. You've made the pattern twice, photographed it And we can't see it. Yet.!
    -sewingelle

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  15. I look forward to seeing your Macarons! shawclk at bigpond dot net dot au.

    Kathleen

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway! jenlilley@hotmail.com

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  17. great idea! can't wait to see the dresses! thanks for the chance to win.

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  18. I'm excited to see what you all create!
    ydechance(at)hotmail[dot]com

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  19. ah! 7x the inspiration - hooray! cant wait to see all the new macarons :) cathywu@gmail.com

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  20. It will be fabulous to see all the varieties of Macaroons that you are making, sharonspils@gmail.com.

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  21. Yeay - so glad to see this back, it was such a fun and inspiring series. And super excited that you will be making the Macron. I've had this in my stash for years but I always struggle to pick the fabric for the yolk, so can't wait to see what you all do!

    And what a brilliant giveaway! Please enter me: suzie_forsythe(at)hotmail(dot)co.uk

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  22. Thanks for this giveaway!
    callas.at.night(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. What a brilliant idea! Thanks for a giveaway! email: foamofdays@yahoo.co.uk

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  24. Was never a huge fan of the macaron pattern but I'm willing to see if you 7 can change my mind! Wouldn't mind winning some fabric either!
    oldfashionedwaybeirut@gmail.com

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  25. this is such a great idea, and i found your blog through it too! double yay! looking forward to see your dress, and get to know you! thanks for the giveaway, too! joelle.stlaurent at hotmail dot com

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  26. I followed Marie's link to your page. So good to find your blog and to get another chance to enter the generous giveaway! clippedcurves{at}gmail{dot}com

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  27. Thank you for the giveaway ! I can't wait to see all your versions of the Macaron dress. I just bought the pattern for the Hazel dress but I suppose I'll have to wait for next summer to wear it (I'm taking my time to sew !).

    You can contact me at: misssunalee[at]gmail[dot]com

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  28. I'm so looking forward to hearing all about this project. I'm looking back at the first go around, and it seems like you all had way more time on it last time round!

    As for the giveaway prizes- they are amazing! I don't know if my details gravatar will show up with my details, so I'm mizztigger@hotmail.co.uk.

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  29. Your blog is adorable! Look forwards to seeing all the lovely dresses =] elizabethvbradford(at)gmail.com

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  30. great prizes and i have found your blog now! look forward to seeing what you all make!

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  31. How ridiculously fun! can't wait to see who wins! My e-mail is: brigid(dot)boyer(at)mac(dot)com

    Hoping for the best!

    Brigid
    The Middle Sister and Singer

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  32. How ridiculously fun! can't wait to see who wins! My e-mail is: brigid(dot)boyer(at)mac(dot)com

    Hoping for the best!

    Brigid
    The Middle Sister and Singer

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  33. I'm really excited to see all the creations - this is my favourite colette pattern!

    What a fantastic giveaway! In case I win, my email address is kerryjoshea@googlemail.com

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  34. What a great giveaway! And I can't wait to see all of your lovely Macarons! Jen x jen_rachel_wright@hotmail.com

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  35. Looking forward to seeing the different ways everyone interprates one pattern.

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  36. Please enter me! I can't wait to see everyone's different interpretations.

    laceduplady@hotmail.com

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  37. I love this idea, all your dresses are going to look amazing :) My email is leannemacleod@yahoo.com

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  38. Thanks for the giveaway! What a great idea!

    whisperingmadcow@hotmail.com

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  39. Can't wait to see all the dresses! The macaroon is one of the Colette patterns I do not have. Not sure about it so it will really be fun to see it made up in so many different ways. Who knows...I may fall in love with one of the ladies versions :) Probably will!!! Then I will of course have an excuse to buy another pattern!

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  40. Fabulous prizes and I can't wait to see the dress variations! nykie(at)null.net xox

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  41. What a fabulous idea! I'm really excited to see what all of you come up with for the same pattern.

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  42. I love the Macaron dress pattern. Hope I get lucky and win one:) I blog here.. cweetgal(dot)10(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. Thanks for all your efforts! I love all of the inspiration to get creative and make something beautiful happen.

    candis.wright@gmail.com

    Candis

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  44. Can't wait to see the results, happy sewing! lelastunicorn@yahoo.com

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  45. Count me in, please!
    robinsnc@gmail.com

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  46. Awesome. Can't wait to see your dresses! Count me in for the giveaway. acbrown28 at gmail dot com.

    Thanks!

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  47. I think this is a really fun project! I'm eager to see each of your individual takes on this dress!

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  48. Looking forward to seeing how this challenge goes! Super idea, please count me in for the generously sponsored giveaway.

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  49. I loved the first challenge. Thanks for doing it again!
    theprimalweigh@gmail.com

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  50. I'm really looking forward to seeing everybody's work because I love this pattern! And I'm glad to discover new blogs - yay! ;)
    donnalhensley (at) gmail dot com

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  51. Love this pattern. Excited to see what you all do!

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  52. Super! Hope this time I am lucky and win, if not well will just have fun reading your posts :)
    Would be great to win! Will be a birthday present :) draculashbv(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. Lovely idea! My email address is grosgraingreen@hotmail.co.uk.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  54. This is exciting! nat.frizzy.dizzy(@)gmail.com

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  55. Oh, YAY, I'm so excited to see your dress! I really loved the first version of this project-- I was new to sewing and so inspired by what you guys made that I downloaded the pattern immediately... and then couldn't get a muslin to work and haven't touched it since, ha!

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  56. I love seeing new versions of the Macaron, this will be super fun! My email address is theseedsof3 at gmail dot com.

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  57. Can't wait to follow along and see what you come up with. crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

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  58. This sequel may be better than the first. And a giveaway too! Woo hoo!

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  59. I love the idea and can't wait to see everyone's version.
    Thanks
    jennorthrop@gmail.com

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  60. Love this idea! And can't WAIT to see all your finished dresses. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  61. Can't wait to see everyone's creations!

    mhuangsmailbox@gmail.com

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  62. Great idea - and very generous sponsors! Looking forward to seeing the results :)
    ~ lynne(at)lynnewatson(dot)com

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  63. What a cool idea! Excited to see everyone's dresses. Thanks for offering a giveaway to us. How special! Hope all the traveling goes well!

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  64. Sounds fab, can't wait to see what you make!
    (sabinamoolla {at} hotmail {dot} com)

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  65. I'm so excited to see all the different creations!

    My email is: nataliebrothersewing(at)gmail.com

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  66. I'd love to enter the giveaway! My email is diyang dot tang at gmail dot com

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  67. Looking forward to seeing your versions - and now I have to go check out Blue Ginger Doll... :)
    gibbylet21(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  68. Looks like a great pattern! Can't wait to see all the versions.
    kendracameron@email.com

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  69. Awesome idea! Can't wait to see all the Macarons! Hopefully this will motivate me to pull mine out from the stash and make it up FINALLY ;)

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  70. A great giveaway! Thank you!

    lavietoutesimple (at) gmail (dot) com

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  71. Good luck on your move! Can't wait to see what you make up!
    ebarrett3@gmail.com

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  72. great giveaway and perfect pattern to choose :)

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  73. I'm really looking forward to seeing all of these (and to entering the giveaway!)

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  74. Thank you for this give away!

    elenaknits (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. What a great idea! I can't wait to see your version! Please enter me in the giveaway: birgit.vangoethem@hotmail.be

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  76. Great idea! Cant wait to see the finished dresses and how they are interpreted! feva3977@gmail.com

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  77. Great giveaway... what fun. Can't wait to see them all. Please enter me in the giveaway. sofiem@internode.on.net

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  78. The Macaron pattern has long been languishing in my stash so I can't wait to get inspired by such great sewists!
    Also, thank you for such a fantastic chance to win!

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  79. Awesome news! closetcasefiles at gmail dot com

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  80. This will be fun! I just made my first Macaron, and I'm looking forward to steali... I mean, seeing what you guys come up with. aemphysics @ gmail . com

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  81. What a lovely idea! I can't wait to see all your creations. Katy@sleeksilhouette.com

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  82. This is a great giveaway and will look forward to seeing all the versions produced! Email sewmanju@yahoo.com

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  83. Really enjoyed the last challenge. What a fantastic give away. Count me in please

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  84. Great challenge. Please enter me in the giveaway cawmags@tiscali.co.uk

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  85. Love your blog and can't wait to see your macaron. P.S your green trousers were amazing - I really want to make a pair. powell2317@hotmail.com

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  86. This is a great idea! I can't wait to see your versions, and discover the other blogs. Thank you for also organizing this nice giveaway!

    lholy_chan [at] yahoo [dot] fr

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  87. What a great idea! Love it and am looking forward to seeing the 7 different ways the one pattern turns out! ~Laurie lmshull@gmail.com

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  88. I'm so excited to be getting back to sewing after a VERY LONG break. You guys are inspiring me!

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  89. what a great giveaway and what an interesting project - I'll be following this "challenge" and see the various results!
    Patty
    talethreecities@gmail.com

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  90. What a great challenge! I'm excited to see the results. And such a great giveaway,too!

    My email is smaidalein[at]gmail.com and my blog is sewmeow.blogpot.de

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  91. The Macaron is growing on me - keen to see all the different takes... thanks for the inspiration and the giveaways.

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  92. Thanks for the amazing giveaway! Can't wait to see all of the Macarons!!

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  93. This is a wonderful giveaway!
    My email is:
    emmabeaty95@gmail.com

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  94. This is such a great idea and giveaway!!
    tara(dot)dawe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  95. I'd love to win and can't wait to see what everyone makes! nicolemorgan86ATgmailDOTcom

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  96. What an awesome giveaway! Thanks!
    annehinbcATgmailDOTcom

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  97. What a great idea, and what a great giveaway to go along with it. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern and to sew along with all of you! amy.ahearta at gmail dot com

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  98. I love seeing several versions of a pattern all together, yay, it's fun to look at how other sewists interpret and put their own spin on it. Please count me in the draw :)

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  99. Can't wait to see everyones versions of this dress!

    Fingers crossed I win something too! misssabrinafairchild@gmail.com

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  100. Hurrah, you're all back! I discovered all these blogs from the last challenge with the Burda dress. Can't wait to see the different versions this time. Count me in the giveaway.

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  101. I like this idea so much! Thanks for the giveaway :)
    maryallhandmade (at)gmail(dot)com

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  102. I clicked over after seeing you on WeSewRetro. I love all the outfits you've made, and I'm excited to see what you have done with your dress. I'd love to participate in the giveaway, my e-mail address is princess2ariel@aol.com. Thanks!

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  103. It was so fun to follow last time around, I can't wait to see what you come up with this time!
    beatalaurenson [at] gmail [dot] com

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  104. Count me in :-)
    laura.e.vass@gmail.com

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  105. Interesting idea, waiting for the dresses.
    nicolina.docksjo(a)gmail(dot)com

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  106. I like that dress (but then I don't think there is a Collette pattern I don't like, lol!)...I've had the Macroon on my wish list for awhile ;)Sounds like a fun challenge & I'll enjoy following along to see how all the dresses turn out. nitadances@gmail.com

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  107. Such a fabulous idea.
    mightveritas@gmail.com

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  108. what a cool challenge idea! I missed this the first time around so am excited to see the results this time :) Thanks for hosting the giveaway - exciting prizes!
    beile llb at gmail dot com

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  109. I remember the first version! Thank you for doing this giveaway. Please enter my name in the pool lakaribane AT gmail DOT com

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  110. Great to see the revival of 1P7B and I can't wait to see how you ladies interpret the pattern in your own way!
    - asimplefibrelife(at)gmail(dot)com

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  111. I want in on the givaway and keeping fingers crossed for any of the prizes.

    escorpio at spray dot se

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  112. I'd love to put myself in for the giveaway. Good luck with your macaron. I'm excited to see what everyone ends up doing with the pattern.

    tillythecat(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  113. Oh how cool - thank you for organising such an amazing giveaway too. Yes please do enter me too :)

    calicostretch (at) gmail (dot) com

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  114. Wow, can't wait to see all the variations on the Macaron!

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  115. I love your fabric choices - and yes, I have complete fabric shop short term memory loss!! I can't wait to see everyone's versions of the Macaron - and thank you all and your generous sponsors ;) abanicole at gmail dot com

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  116. Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

    scoobydoo_whereru@hotmail.com

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  117. Super giveaway. I can't wait to see all the pretty dresses. zoe.livana(at)gmail.com

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  118. great idea! enter me in the giveaway please! shanniloves@yahoo.com

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  119. Cool giveaway.

    kayleeacres2013 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  120. This sounds like a fun one. I love the Macaron. I own this wonderful pattern, but any other prize sounds fantastic.

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  121. Looking forward to seeing all the wonderful Macarons. I own this pattern, but the rest of the giveaways look wonderful.
    crystalamundson(at)att(dot)net

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  122. I'd like to be in the giveaway! shepherd@buckeye-express.com

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  123. How exciting! I'm making my first Colette pattern as we 'speak'.. thank you my email is fionangan@gmail.com

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  124. Would love to win and cant wait to see your finished versiou

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  125. Great giveaway. I love your fabric choices. Can't wait to see the finished dress.

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  126. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the macaron so I'm looking forward to seeing the results!

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  127. This is such a great project, can't wait
    freyamgilbert(at)gmail(.)com

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  128. Such an amazing giveaway and I'm loving finding new blogs through this too.

    Charlotteupton@me.com

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  129. Can't wait to see all your dresses! Please count me in for the giveaway :) mail(at)kelly-smith(dot)com

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  130. I have been wanting to make the Colette Macaron! Can't wait to see all the finished products! abbeyjg@gmail.com
    sewcharleston.wordpress.com

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  131. awesome giveaway and 7 new blogs to add to my reader!

    todaytanya@gmail.com

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  132. What a fabulous sewalong! I hadn't started sewing 2 years ago yet, so missed it the first time around. Great giveaway, please enter me! Gjeometry@gmail.com

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  133. This is what inspires me. Seeing all the creative versions of a dress. I bought this pattern in June but haven't tried it yet. I did just make Colette's Roobios and love it.

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  134. What a wonderful idea! I love seeing how the same (fairly simple) pattern can be made by different people to produce radically different results

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  135. This is an awesome challenge idea. A really great concept and a fun way to get inspired to try the pattern. Your version rocks!
    My yahoo email is sdavis05401.

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  136. I'm sure your dress will be fab, can't wait to see it.

    Jeri

    jeri.sullivan@flextronics.com

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  137. I love the idea of 7 different perspectives on this pattern. Look forward to the big reveal!

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Jen

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