Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Modest Handmaidens Review & Giveaway!!

Modest Handmaidens is a cute place to find many different styles for skirt and jumper patterns as well as other items such as aprons, fabric, books, and more!
Modest Handmaidens is a family owned and operated, home-based Christian cottage industry and ministry, that strives to meet the ever increasing need for modest sewing patterns, as well as provide homemaking resources & related products for our “Keepers at Home” Titus 2 customers. They kindly sent me the Sashay Skirt pattern to review.

I was surprised and happy to receive it so quickly as it came in just a couple days after I contacted them!    I really like this pattern because it's simple and quick, yet beautiful at the same time.  The same I day the pattern came, the skirt was finished!  A family friend gives me sewing lessons, and with her help it was finished "lickety-split":)  It was very convenient to find my measurement.  After measuring my waist, we were going to figure how many panels I'd need, but to our delight it was already on the pattern.  This skirt is composed of several small panels; for my size I required 10 panels.  (We decided to lengthen it about 5 1/2 in. by adding a separate waistband and 4 in. on the bottom.) Another aspect about this pattern was that I didn't have to sew a regular hem. Rather, I flipped the end up, ironed, and used a zigzag stitch on my machine.  I absolutely love how this skirt feels-so comfortable, lightweight, and cool for hot summer days!  This is definitely going to be a summer fav.!  You'll have to read my next post to see where I got the fabric:)  Here's some photos from when we made the skirt... 
Cutting out the panels...
Getting there:)


On the machine!

Finished!

For your next summer sewing project, I highly recommend using this pattern!

Let me show you some other items from Modest Handmaidens...
Modest Handmaidens is offering one of my readers their own pattern for the Sashay Skirt!!

Mandatory Entry:
Go to Modest Handmaidens, come back and leave me a comment telling me an item you liked!

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2 Entries: Become a follower of Garden of Giveaways. Post 2 comments. If you already are, still post 2 comments.

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3 Entries: Blog about this giveaway. Leave a link to your post. Post 3 comments.

Note: If you do not leave an email address, entry will not be counted.

This giveaway ends on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Open to U.S. residents only. Winner will have 48 hrs. to reply, or another winner will be drawn.

Disclaimer: I received free product for this review. All thoughts are my own.  Quotes taken from Modest Handmaidens.com.

40 comments:

  1. I'm a follower! Oh and my favorite product from Modest Handmaidens is their Princess of the Empire dress pattern.

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  2. I'm a follower (comment 2)

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  3. Blog button's on my site (if that counts?) (comment 1)

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  4. Blog button's on my site (if that counts?) (comment 2)

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  8. Ok, I like the Jewel Apron from Modest Handmaidens. Here is the link: http://www.modesthandmaidens.com/catalog.html?item=188

    my email address is leah.bruno@tx.rr.com
    (1st entry)

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  9. I am a follower! (comment #1)

    my email address is leah.bruno@tx.rr.com

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  10. I am a follower! Neat to see Sonja here on Garden of Giveaways. :) (comment #2)

    my email address is leah.bruno@tx.rr.com

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  11. I like the Ladies' Dress Patterns (the King's Daughters).

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  12. This is my favorite item. :) http://www.modesthandmaidens.com/catalog.html?item=1135

    myersfaith7@msn.com

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  13. I follow you #1

    myersfaith7@msn.com

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  14. I follow you #2

    myersfaith7@msn.com

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  16. I love their patterns!
    Bethany
    heartsforgodmagazine@yahoo.com

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  17. I follow you!
    Bethany
    heartforgodmagazine@yahoo.com
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  18. I follow you!
    Bethany
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  19. Your button is here:
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    Bethany
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  20. Your button is here:
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    Bethany
    heartforgodmagazine@yahoo.com
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    {In the above email I put a "s" in my email that was not supposed to be there...the above one is the correct address}

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  21. I posted about it here:
    http://wardfamblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/skirt-patern-giveaway.html
    Bethany
    heartsforgodmagazine@yahoo.com
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    {I am so sorry, the "S" that was taken out of my last email was actually supposed to be there, I just typed it in the wrong place and then took it out thinking it was a typo. This email is the CORRECT one. heartsforgodmagazine@yahoo.com Sorry for all the confusion!}

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  22. I posted about it here:
    http://wardfamblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/skirt-patern-giveaway.html
    Bethany
    heartsforgodmagazine@yahoo.com
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  23. This is my favorite item!

    http://www.modesthandmaidens.com/catalog.html?item=1145

    havacav@q.com

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  24. I follow your blog!

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  26. I love the Girl's Apron the best!
    Please enter me!
    kandrajane@bellsouth.net

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  27. Please enter me!!! I love this: http://www.modesthandmaidens.com/catalog.html?item=1063

    Thank you so much for hosting!
    Many Blessings,
    Grace
    gracexshaffer(at)charter(dot)net

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  28. I am already a follower of your blog. {1/2}

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  29. Already a follower of your blog {2/2}

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  30. Thank you for all the positive feedback...
    Joyfully His,
    Deborah ~ Modest Handmaidens :)

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  31. Hannah & BethanyJune 5, 2011 at 3:13 PM

    We like the Summer Shade Jumper pattern!

    8heritage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Hannah & BethanyJune 5, 2011 at 3:17 PM

    We blogged it here!

    http://8heritage.blogspot.com/2011/06/skirt-pattern-giveaway.html

    8heritage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Hannah & BethanyJune 5, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    We blogged it here!

    http://8heritage.blogspot.com/2011/06/skirt-pattern-giveaway.html

    8heritage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Hannah & BethanyJune 5, 2011 at 3:18 PM

    We blogged it here!

    http://8heritage.blogspot.com/2011/06/skirt-pattern-giveaway.html

    8heritage(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. Hannah & BethanyJune 5, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Your button is on our blog!

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  36. Hannah & BethanyJune 5, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Your button is on our blog!

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  37. Hi, good post. I have been thinking about this issue, so thanks for sharing. I will definitely be coming back to your blog.

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