Tuesday, September 08, 2009

a blouse and a giveaway

I went to Anthropologie the other day. I was armed with Mike and my 15% off card.


Guess what. I couldn't find a thing to buy. It's the story of my life. I liked this blouse, but I thought the neckline was too low (not too mention the price being too high!).

So. . .


I made my first ever Anthropologie copy.

What do you say, shall we have a giveaway? Let's.

I will sew the winner their very own Anthropologie-esque blouse.

Please note: the pattern I made is for a size 0-2 shirt.


Earn one entry by commenting on this post. Earn an extra entry by creating a link to this post on your blog. The giveaway will close Saturday night at midnight pst. I will announce the winner Monday morning.

Ready, go!

139 comments:

  1. I'm not a size 0-2, but I do think you are incredible. What a good feeling to be able to create something like that!

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  2. Cute Stephanie! I'm not entering either cause there is no way these girls will fit in a 0-2 but I will let people know on my blog!

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  3. so cute! you are very talented!!! good job!!!

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  4. Wow, I'd love that shirt! Very cute, I am amazed.

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  5. Oo-da-lolly! Love it.

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  6. Perfect size, perfect shirt! Am crossing my fingers!

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  7. like many others, there is no WAY i am a 0-2....any chance of making the needed alterations in the pattern for a size 8? if anyone can do it, you can!

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  8. I am not a 0-2, but you rock! What an incredible talent to be able to see something you like and then recreate it at home - WITH your own touches as well. You are quite the seamstress! Well done.

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  9. This is a perfect after baby shirt for me!!! Don't you think? However, when I win, can I have it without the bow...don't need to draw more attention to the baby feeders! Wait, with them I might not fit in a 0-2 size shirt for a while.

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  10. Cute, cute, cute!! I would love to win!

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  11. Oh please. Pick me! Love that.

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  12. Love this! I think it would be great post-baby (and I'll be post-baby in about 3 months). You have got serious sewing skills.

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  13. Love it. I would need a 4/6, though. Kristi

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  14. I love it. I'm the right size too!:)

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  15. Oh how cute, yes please!!!

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  16. oh my, that's gorgeous! just came across your blog, love it!

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  17. And it's a very good copy to boot! I'd love to hang it in my closet. It will give me something to look forward to wearing once this new baby is here.

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  18. i am not quite sure how i came across your blog, but i found it last week. you have such awesome sewing skills. plus the food you make looks fabulous.

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  19. I might be able to find someone that is 0-2.

    Let me know when you do a plus size version. I will be all over that!

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  20. oh my gosh, steph, how do you do that!? love it.

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  21. wow- what a great top!! i love it. thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

    genevievecurtis@gmail.com

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  22. holy cute. how amazing are you!?

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  23. I found your blog I think through Clover Lane? It's been a while since, so I can't really remember... Anyhow, I love it! You are a talented lady! I'd be honored to win something you've created! Jsmacleod@hotmail.com

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  24. You are so talented! Love the shirt and the color. Plus it would fit after I have this baby next month!

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  25. It's super cute. Count me in. :)

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  26. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  27. I love it!! I am envious of your sewing skills! I am currently working on a "skirt" for my sewing table which you inspired me to do!

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  28. I CANNOT believe you sewed that! Holy Cow. Amazing.
    Count me in! I will squeeze into that shirt.

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  29. LOVE LOVE this! Thanks for the give-a-way!

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  30. Just had a baby and this would cover some of the pudge in the middle. Love it! (the shirt not the pudge) :o)

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  31. do you like how everybody wants it for post baby???

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  33. oh la la! i'm in love (and so jealous of your talent) with this shirt. so very pretty!

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  34. you have amazing talent.
    so beautiful.

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  35. Mrs. Talent, that is just my size! Count me in. :)

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  36. Stephanie--I posted about you on my blog! :)

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  37. So, so cute! I'm no 0-2 but I'd still love it...Motivation to lose weight!

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  38. you're so amazing. (don't enter me in! i'm your sister so it doesn't count) i just can't believe you did that - or i can believe it, i'm just uber jealous. i always go to anthropologie and see a million things i want - if i could just come home and make them my life would be set.

    love you. :)

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  39. i'm very impressed. i'd love to win!

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  40. Love it - count me in!

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  42. Great job Steph! I'm trying to save up some money so I can order my own Stephanie original dress some day! ;) In the mean time I'm going to throw my name in the hat! Love the shirt too cute!

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  43. Could I possibly lose 10 pounds by Saturday night? Darn...don't think that's going to work. I can't believe how you whip these things out...incredible.

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  44. Wow. I'm just in aawww of your talents. Really awesome.

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  45. what a cute shirt!! I love anthropology.

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  46. Fabulous! Do I dare ask how long it took you? I'll live in denial that it took you a really loooong time so I don't cry over my sewing "skills" (or lack of them).

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  47. I have a very real love of bows so I Love this blouse! You did a beautiful job!

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  48. I love it. I want one.

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  49. That is such a cute shirt! You are amazing. What a great talent. I would be so proud to wear a Stephanie original :) (Well, an original copy, I guess :)

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  50. Darling! Unfortunately I've never been a 0-2 and never will be!

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  51. What a pretty blouse. I've sewn one blouse before and it not easy task. You're a great seamstress.

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  52. With all the talk of this shirt being such a great "post baby" shirt, I am half afraid to win...I don't want anyone thinking that I am prego or newly un-prego. However, the shirt is so great, I would take the chance!!

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  53. Could not fit my arm in to a 0-2 but that shirt is ADORABLE! I may even like yours more than the original.

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  54. That blouse is beautiful! Pick me! Pick me!

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  55. Once again, you amaze me! I do the same thing in Anthropologie. So lucky you can make their stuff.

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  56. What a beautiful shirt. I love the bow with the pleating in the front.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  57. Wow -- what a nice giveaway!

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  58. Wow- Beautiful. Thank you for this! I am new to your blog and would love to win!

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  59. Wow, I so wish I had your talent!

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  60. Love your talent and would love to win this shirt. Too cute!

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  61. I have posted it on my blog. Oh I hope I win. I'm in such need of cute tops.

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  62. I found your blog by "googling" the onesie dress and LOVE your tutorial. I have already made 3 as gifts! Thanks so much! Love the shirt too, and it's just my size :)

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  63. I always wish I could recreate like that. It turned out truly wonderful. Oooooh how I love giveaways!

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  64. love it. i marvel at people with your abilities!

    would love a chance to win :)

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  65. I would love to win this top! I like the color of fabric you used better than the one from Anthro. Very cute!

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  66. excellent! you have an amazing talent. :)

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  67. What!!? You just whipped that out?
    You are amazing, steph. Please enter me in your contest.

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  68. oh gosh! i would be so honored to win! that looks like a perfect pregnant shirt for me! or maybe it can be lengthened as a dress. just a thought...

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  69. I love it! I could never afford Anthropologie on my budget, so to be able to sew something from what you saw there is amazing. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas. It's such a blessing!
    Tami

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  70. just blogged it and linked to it here:
    http://mycakies.blogspot.com/2009/09/lovely-package-exchange.html
    (at the bottom).

    keeping my fingers crossed.

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  71. Even though I'm pregnant right now, I think I may be able to fit into that for a little while...

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  72. I love this so much! I'm so glad you were able to do such a great recreation with a higher neckline! (always seems like a problem for me too!) I just started following you on twitter & now I hope I win this great giveaway!

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  73. You're one talented lady! Love the blouse...especially the bow!!! (I heart all things with bows!) Keeping my fingers crossed. :)

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  74. Amazing job and perfect size for me!!

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  75. Cute, cute shirt. No need to enter me, I am your MIL and just feel lucky to have you in the family.

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  76. cute! count me in :)

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  77. You did an awesome job. I'd like to be entered please. I'm visiting form your sisters blog!

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  78. You know I want it.

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  79. So cute!! I want to win!

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  80. So cute. It would fit me perfect. I hope I win, I hope I win.
    chelcram@msn.com

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  81. So cute, I hope I win!!

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  82. Soooo cute! You are very talented!
    :)

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  83. wow, 80+ comments! i'm never going to win, but that shirt is so cute it's worth a try.

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  84. I love it! All my clothing looks hopelessly pathetic next to that shirt... I wish I could sew!!!!

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  85. I love it and I love your blog and I'd LOVE for you to pick me!

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  86. Wow I am amazed at what you do at the sewing machine! Genius! Darling shirt! I would LOVE it!

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  87. oh please let me win that!! melhoney@gmail.com

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  88. Hmm... I'm not sure if I could fit into a 2. I bet with the right undergarments I could. Count me in! I'm linking to this, also.

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  89. Pretty sure 0-2 will not fit no matter how little I eat, but I'm throwing my name into the contest anyways.

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  90. This is lovely!
    Also, you don't know me but I found your blog through the Supermom series and I love it!

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  91. Oh I love that shirt..I would just love to give that beautiful shirt a loving home..Im a very tiny lady..It would fit great..

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  92. is there any chance that you will be taking orders for this top in addition to the dresses?

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  93. Holy Hannah, I just now found your blog and....well, it rocks my world. Your fantastic! I love this shirt like it were one of my children!! I so want to win it!!!
    JloMamaJama@aol.com

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  94. Wow, I wish I could take sewing lessons from you.

    I just blogged about your awesome skills.

    http://testingcait.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-wish-i-had-her-skills.html

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  95. Sure I'll enter! I can probably do a size 4 blouse!! Thanks!

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  96. so darling! yours is seriously cuter than the anthro. i'm not an itty bitty 0-2 but my sisters in law are.

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  97. Isn't that always the case... when you actually have money to spend, there is nothing to buy:)

    Love the shirt. alot.

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  98. I would love that shirt! Beautiful!

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  99. How wonderful is that?! I always look at the clothes on their website and wonder how long it would take me to learn to sew so that I could have something similar without breaking the bank! Thanks for showing me that it can be done.

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  100. are you kidding me right now?? Seriously, when is your audition to be on project runway???

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  101. No way would I look cute in that gorgeous shirt, so, sadly, I'm not entering the giveaway, just wanted to say it's gorgeous and I think you have both talent and great taste. What a combination!

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  102. love the shirt ... I hope I get picked!

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  103. Oh, I wish I could be super crafty too!

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  104. I'm not a 0-2 but this is a very sweet blouse! I'll be posting a link in my 'finds' post of this week. Thanks.

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  105. I too am not a 0-2, but you are one talented lady. Way to go Steph!

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  106. all i got to say is holy crap i'm 108!!! to post a comment.

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  107. oh me! Oh, Oh, Oh, ME!

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  109. That looks fantastic!!!! Please enter me! :) And if I don't win, can you throw some sewing talent my way? :)

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  110. I went to Anthropologie on Monday (my birthday, the day I get to buy one thing, anything I want, at Anthroplogie) and couldn't find anything either! So disappointed. The blouse is darling, count me in for the giveaway.

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  111. Me, Me, please me!

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  112. I linked you, so now...me, me, please pick me!

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  113. I was introdued to your blog just last week. I love your outlook and not to mention your abilities! I definitely love the shirt too!!

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  114. I am taking sewing classes and wish I could sew as well as you can...maybe one day! I would love to win!

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  115. Love yours even better. Wow, you are talented! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  116. ooh so cute. You are good!

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  117. perfect. i'm in love!

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  118. Oh, to be so talented........

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  119. Would love to win, except I wish I were size 0-2!

    ashley
    jepeuxetsy @ yahoo .com

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  120. Oh how adorable... I am not a size 0-2, but a tutorial would be nice... I could re-create it for myself! Email me if you don't want to publicly share... if you would please, my wardrobe would be so happy!
    anthemvolleyballclub@netzero.net
    Kristen Barker

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  121. The size is perfecto! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  122. I'm not entering because I'm the wrong size, but I wanted to let you know that I think it's fabulous!

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  123. oh my goodness! i would love to win! that is just my size and since i have zero dollars to my name, i would especially enjoy it! love your sweet blog :)

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  124. Please, please, please pick me!

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  125. Throw my name into the mix Stephanie! You are amazing as always! I think or hope I could squeeze into that size!

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  126. Wow! You did an awesome job!
    And what a great giveaway!

    homespun2u (at) aol (dot) com

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  127. love the lilac color! thanks for the chance at this fantatic giveaway!

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  128. Love your shirt - you're very talented!

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  129. This is so absolutely adorable. It is quite stunning

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  130. love it! very professional looking

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  131. Did I miss the deadline? I just found your blog and I am a 0-2 size and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this shirt!

    CherryBlossomsDesign AT hotmail

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  132. I am 0 and that is just too, too cute!

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  133. I'd like to know how you made it. Are you going to post a tutorial? Please. :)

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  134. That shirt will fit me (there are advantages to having a modest-sized chest). Lovely copy!

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  135. I'm a size 12 so I'll need you to staple together several of your patterns but I.WANT.ONE. So cute.

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  136. oh please let it be me! i love your blog and i made your pumpkin spice whoopies and they did not disappoint, thanks for sharing!

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