Two months from today, Torn will be released!
I'm already excited--and I want to celebrate ahead of time a little bit and give one you a gift! In the spirit of the trade employed by the main character, Sophie, in Torn, this is a "Seamstress Prize Pack." I'm giving away a copy of the American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking and a sweet little pair of embroidery snips.
Why these items? Because my (sometimes obsessive) love of sewing and historical textiles was a huge part of the inspiration for Torn, and I am *loving* how this book by Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox makes the process of sewing historical gowns so accessible. If you've ever wanted to dive into sewing historical garments, this is a wonderful entree. And if you've been sewing for ages, there are still excellent patterns, tips, advice, and general prettiness to enjoy, too. Frankly, even if you never intend to sew a stitch, it's a beautiful book to look at it and it certainly enriches your understanding of historical textiles and lifeways.
And the snips because they're cute and pretty and everyone needs a pair even if you don't sew--for trimming off tags, Irish pennants, your bangs (no, don't use them on your bangs).
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Enter by midnight eastern time on Monday, January 23--I'll pick a winner and post on Tuesday! (US only, please.)
(And if for some wackadoo reason gorgeous historical clothing isn't your bag, watch this space and my Twitter and Facebook pages for other giveaways over the next two months. Why? Because I'm really excited, that's why!)