Monday, November 3, 2014

6 DVD Giveaway/ Burdastyle Master Tailoring Course

I'm SOOOOO EXCITED!!! And do you know what I do when I get excited? I GIVE AWAY stuff!!!! Yes I'm giving away 3 sets of my DVD's. That's right, 3 lucky winners will get a set of my Ladies Tailored Pant DVD & my 2 disc Basic Alterations DVD. These are 2 EXCELLENT resources that I'm constantly getting positive reviews/feedbacks on. Both contain industry standard methods that most sewers aren't privy to that yield exceptional results!!! For the next 3 weeks I'll announce a winner each week. See below for details on how to enter!!!



Well do you want to know why I'm so excited. Well I've teamed up with the wonderful folks at Burdastyle.com to bring a Master Tailoring Course to the masses!!! This course will be HUGE, HUGE, HUGE and will cover a full spectrum of sewn garments. I'll teach you my leading & masterful tailoring techniques that I apply to pants, shirts, skirt, jackets & coats. And on top of that you'll have the opportunity to watch me cut & sew a coat together from START TO FINISH. There's no more guessing on how the best tailoring techniques are done. You'll see it all here!!!! With detailed videos, worksheets, etc you'll  have all you need to start putting these techniques to work for you in your garment making.  So many of you have wanted to attend my my premier 3 day Workshops which cost $565 and that doesn't include travel, meals & lodging for those visiting from out of town. I'm excited to offer you this alternative for $139 which brings you my superb instruction but in a way that economically friendly to you!!! You can find the course HERE or copy & paste this address https://burdau.thoughtindustries.com/courses/the-master-fit-advanced-tailoring-course


Here's the FULL course outline---you're getting some great info:

Session 1 Introduction to Master Tailoring Techniques
     Introduction to tailoring and fitting.
     Specialized tools and supplies used by tailors
     How tailors create/correct/change patterns to ensure best results
     Common tailoring practices
     Learn how tailors take measurements
     Transferring measurements to a variety of garment types to correct fit (Pants, skirt, jacket, etc.)
     Assignment: TBA
Session 2 – Skirt Master Tailoring Techniques
     Setting in a variety of zipper types with fly facings.
     Set in tailored waistband with and without banroll.
     How to sew tab extension waistband on skirt
     Set in a fan pleat
     Create a regular pleat with mitered corner
     Professional attach lining to skirt with vents
     Assignment: TBA
Session 3 – Pants Master Tailoring Techniques
     Set tailored fly in both men and women’s pants.
     Create and install a quarter top pocket with appropriate facing and pocket bag
     Create and install a slanted pocket with appropriate facing and pocket bag
     Create “ Waistband Curtain” for Men’s tailored pants. This is seen in HIGH end pants
     How to make a 2 piece waistband and “Waistband Inlet” to add to pants to aid in fitting & alterations in both men and women.
     Assignment: TBA
Session 4 – Collared Shirts Master Tailoring Techniques
     Centering the stand and collar to achieve even results
     Properly measuring stand and collar and learn to make them compatible
     Properly measure neckline and convert measurements to pattern to get good fit
     Proper button placement
     Connecting yoke to the shoulder seam with one row of stitching (not the 2 step method)
     Assignment: TBA
Session 5 – Jacket & Coats Master Tailoring Techniques
     Convert a standard collar into a “2 piece” collar for better roll.
     Create lining “from scratch” with correct ease & pleating
     Construct a tailored 2 piece sleeve with mitered vents
     Building the perfect shoulder structure
     How to correctly make changes to a sleeve pattern to flawlessly sew in a sleeve
     Padstitching collar & lapel
     Tacking to secure coat or jacket
     Important handstitches (ie. felling stitch, etc)
     Sizing and pocket rules
     Coat Framing: Learn the correct application of interfacing
     Assignment: TBA
Session 6 – Construction of a Coat Part from Start to Finish
         Coat Pattern alterations
         Implementing timesaving fabric prep techniques
         Coat Layout and cutting techniques.
         Coat Framing: Demonstrating the correct application of interfacing
         Creating a Lining Pattern “from scratch” with the correct ease
         Sewing Coat: Pockets, Collar & Body of the Coat
         Sewing Coat: Sewing in the sleeves, Shoulder pads, etc.
         Attaching Lining
          turning up sleeves
          tacking the coat

         buttons, 

     Assignment: No assignment---you get to observe the process!!!
How it Works: The entire course is chalk full of in-depth content just like this.It will run 6 weeks and you'll get a series of lessons every week that's full of videos and handouts. You'll be given an assignment that will be graded by Gentleman Jim and you'll be able to ask him any questions about it and discuss with fellow students!!! Just like it's done in the classroom or at his sewing workshops!!! By signing up for this course now you'll have the benefit of having it for 3 months---more than enough time to watch the videos, go through the materials and soak in the knowledge!!! This small investment will change your sewing drastically! Learn my methods of 53 years in this course! I promise you won't be disappointed!!! Again, you can find the course HERE or copy & paste this address https://burdau.thoughtindustries.com/courses/the-master-fit-advanced-tailoring-course


OK, now on to the 6 DVD Giveaway Rules---they are Simple!!!

1. Leave a comment at the end of this blogpost
2. Spread the news on Facebook by copy & pasting the following message. 

Copy & Paste this message on Facebook:
Check it out! Master Tailor Gentleman Jim is giving away 6 DVD's to celebrate his new Master Tailoring Course with Burdastyle. With this course learn master tailoring methods that will drastically upgrade your sewing and have you sewing like a tailor in no time! Visit his link here for more details http://finetailoringbyjim.blogspot.com/2014/11/6-dvd-giveaway-burdastyle-master.html


It's that EASY!!!! I'll pick a winner each Friday from the "Comment section" on the following dates: Nov 7th, Nov 14th, & Nov 21st. Hope you're a lucky winner!!!! And don't forget to sign up for my Master Tailoring Class. I want to see you there! If you're committed to sewing better this will definitely launch you there!!!

125 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed your amazing videos on You Tube so much. I really learned to make a greatly improved waistband from you. Thank you for your incredible panache and love of teaching.

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  2. I would love to win a copy. I enjoy your YouTube videos as well.

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  3. Your skill and knowledge levels are amazing! Thank you for sharing your expertise.

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  4. You are an amazing teacher, sir. Thank you for helping me to refine my skills as a sewist!

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  5. Okay... lets try this again!

    I'd love to purchase this course! However, because of my tight budget, I'm unable to at this time. :-(

    But anyway....

    Good luck to everyone wishing to win (like me!!)

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  7. I would love to have this 6-DVD set. My mother was a shirtmaker and Master Tailor. She passed away before being able to teach me her techniques. I hope you are wildly successful with BurdaStyle. Best of luck! (Rosalyn Mackay on fb)

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  8. It would be wonderful to have your DVDs! Thank you for the opportunity to win them!

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  9. I would very much like to have your DVDs. My favourite part of your blog is the tip videos, especially anything that works to streamline the sewing and finishing processes.

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  10. Ooooh to win these DVDs would be a gift! It would help greatly to increase my skills (beginner-intermediate). From homemade to handmade, yes thats what I want. I wish you much success with the BurdaStyle Course, which by the way is on my list of online classes I want to take. Blessings.

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  11. I am sewwwwww excited about your new venture!!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us. I've watched and suscribed to your you-tube videos, where you make things look sew easy!! Thank you once again!!

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  12. I would love to win that cd...I have watch you on you-tube and also saw the video that Vanessa Williams put up on the jacket that she made with your help!

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  13. Luv luv luv your YouTube channel and the wealth of info you give, thanks :-) :-)

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  14. Thanks you so much for this opportunity Gentleman Jim! Your guidance and sharing your knowledge with us is greatly appreciated!

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  16. I have always wanted to know more tips from professionals like yourself and found your blog and videos on youtube. (Thank you.) I used to watch a PBS sewing program years ago by a tailor name Alfred. He had some great sewing tips rarely known to novice sewers. You have far surpassed anything his program offered. Your course covers so much that I just haven't seen anywhere else.

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  17. Please enter me in your contest. I've pasted the information on facebook. Thank you!

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  18. I would love to win this. The information would help me so much.

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  19. Please enter me in your contest! What a GREAT giveaway! I have spread the news on FB,

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  20. I love to watch your videos, they are so informative and you look so relaxed. I have been sewing for 40+ years and look forward daily to learning new things as I step into tailoring. Definitely sharing on FB in my Adult Sewing and Tailoring group.
    Thank you so much for sharing your skills.

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  21. Well what do you know. I have tried to get your attention on several occasions without success. I surely hope this one does. I wanted to know about your classes because not only am I out of town but out of hemisphere. I'm so happy you posted this. Will share on my groups on fb

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  22. Thank you for sharing your talent. I hope I am one of the lucky ones.

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  23. What a fantastic opportunity to improve my sewing skills.

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  24. Wow. This is amazing. I have been needing assistance with fitting pants. What a wonderful opportunity your giving away. Thank you in advance!!!!

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  25. Such an amazing opportunity! I would love to improve my sewing skills, I love to sew and it's something I plan to do as long as my body will allow me to do so. Any growth in the area is always welcome!!

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  26. Such a wonderful giveaway that I would be happy to receive. I am always looking for opportunities to update my sewing skills.

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  27. Pick me, pick me! I would LOVE to be a lucky recipient of these DVDs. I have a "hard to fit" body, myself, and would love the opportunity to learn from your talent!

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  28. Congratulations! What a generous and wonderful giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  29. Fantastic opportunity, and best of luck on your Burda course. LOVE to win your DVDs!!

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  30. a lost art, a necessary talent for the home sewer...i'd so love to win but if i don't i'm just happy i found your blog!

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  31. I would love to win your DVD's to help me with horse show clothing!

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  32. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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  33. Would love to see the skirt one right now!

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  34. Would love to win a set of dvd's. I'm sharing with my sewing guild on facebook

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  35. I would love to have the opportunity to learn to sew clothes that have a professional look!

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  36. This is such a generous opportunity. Valuable to skilled and newbie sewers

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  37. Heard about you through Crafty Gemini! Would love to learn tailoring from you-an expert! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  38. How exciting! Can't wait for your webinar! Thank you so much for this great opportunity!

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  39. Jim, Your excitement comes through in your written words. It has been awhile since I last tackled making fine garments, you have me excited about doing that again. Thanks and Thanks also for a super opportunity to receive your video course. Jane

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  40. I love your blog and youtube videos. Here's to great success with BurdaStyle

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  41. Finally, a real tailor. My interest is in Men's tailoring. I've recommended to the Association of Sewing and a Design Professionals. I hope to win your Dvds to campaign for you to teach at our annual conference. Will share this with the group and my students.

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  42. This is *such* a generous giveaway - thank you so much for the opportunity to be part of the draw! The scope of the videos means that everyone in the family would be a winner, too as they provide the means of tailoring both male and female garments.

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  43. I have signed up and I am eager to get started. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the sewing community. Many new to sewing have never had the opportunity to experience learning from professionals. Awesome.

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  44. I love this!! I pray I win as i'd love to take these courses but finaces are allowing it

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  45. Congratulations on your association with Burdastyle. Thank you for the CD Drawing.

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  46. Wow this is such a great opportunity....congratulations! and thank you for your generosity with the giveaway

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  47. Congratulations on the launch of your Burda course. I'm keen to learn more about tailoring, so I would love to win your dvd's. Thank you for the opportunity!

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  48. I am very excited to hear about your new course with Burda. I have taken several of their classes. It will be great to learn the best tailoring techniques from a great master tailor. Congratulations with your new endeavor with Burda. I would love to win your dvds to have readily access to your talents.

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  49. Hadn't heard of this until just now. Looks like it has great potential! Shared on Facebook!

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  50. Wow! How exciting! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and making your knowledge more available to us al!

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  51. please enter me in the giveaway

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  52. I tried to comment last night, but it doesn't appear that it posted. Please enter me in your giveaway. I'm listed as Charlene Randolph on Facebook. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. I am so happy to have found you!!! I have a fabulous piece of wool just waiting for me to make a coat!

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  54. Mr. McFarland,
    I am so pleased to have found your website. An alterations instructor of mine directed me to it.
    Thank you for sharing your tips and tricks through classes and videos. They are well appreciated and, at least on my part, put to excellent use.
    Keep up the good work!
    Andra

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  55. Gentleman Jim,
    I was so thrilled to learn of this course. Most courses are out of my reach. Its my husbands 60th Birthday next February,Valentines Day and it would be wonderful if I could make him a coat for his special birthday............using your DVD's of course.
    I live in the countryside and there is now where in the area to go to classes, or even fabric stores etc; I have to do everything via the computer.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to possibly win these dvds, and good luck to everyone. To learn from a Master Tailor would be such a privilege.

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  56. I saw a note from Burda about this course in my inbox and I'm salivating. I really want to improve my garment sewing skills and this looks like a fabulous opportunity. Thanks for offering this course! - Deanna (birdsongbows at gmail dot com)

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  57. I'm SO excited about your class! Love your website. :)

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  58. 1st, congratulations on your partnership with Burda. I look forward to the opportunity to take on of your hands on classes. it is wonderful that you are showing people that anyone from any level can learn to sew well and tailor properly.

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  59. So happy I found this. I would love to learn to tailor.

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  60. I would love to win this DVD set! Off to the burda site now to check out your class.

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  61. How fabulous for you to be on Craftsy! Please enter me not into the draw to win the DVD's thanks

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  62. I would absolutely LOVE to learn more about tailoring! This would be an awesome blessing! Thanks!

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  63. This is terrific news I just shared and posted in several sewing groups that I am a member of. I would absolutely be in heaven if I were chosen for the giveaway. Thanks for sharing all of your pearls of wisdom regarding Sewing and Tailoring. Would love to be able to learn your tricks of the trade. I know Vanessa Vargas Wilson raved over your workshop and said that you are an amazing teacher. It would be such a delight to learn from you.

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  64. Thank your so much for blessing us with the knowledge that you have acquired. I am looking forward to learning more about sewing, tailoring and the tailoring business. This is such a generous opportunity that you are offering, I have signed up for Master Tailoring class, I can't wait. GOD is good.

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  65. Jim you have given me a opportunity I could never afford. Thank you so very much for you video tips.You are an amazing teacher. And these viedos would do wonders for my sewing skills.

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  66. Gentleman Jim, I have only discovered you over the past couple of months but you are an inspiration. I watched your video inserting besom pockets into the lining of the white linen coat you made. Perfection. I remembered your bobbin change when I was topstitching a golf vest I finished today for my DH for Christmas. Instead of picking out the line of topstitching that I was doing when my bobbin ran out, I left the needle down, replaced the bobbin and kept going. It looks fine! This was a complicated pattern for me because of all the changes I made to Vogue 8842, a man's lined winter jacket. As I was using softshell, an outer weight fabric with a bonded fleece, I omitted the lining, the sleeves and the pocket flaps. I used the fleece side to make piping for between the yoke and the body and turned the pockets to the outside to show the fleece again. Made my own sleeve facings and used bias tape to finish the inside seams. Sew much fun, and I'm sew excited that he may get this long before Christmas!

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  67. I feel so Blessed to have found you! I now plan to learn all that I can from you. I am so EXCITED!! Blessings!

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  68. Thank you for the opportunity to tap into your wealth of knowledge

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  69. So glad I found this Would be so excited to win as I am trying to start my own business. Would love to learn from the best.

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  70. Thank you for the opportunity to win these DVDs.

    Rose in SV

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  71. Thanks for the info. Ma Rose aka The Fancy Rose

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  72. Thank you so much for offering these giveaways. I hope today is my lucky day!

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  73. Ooh I'd love the chance win these DVDs! Thanks

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  74. This is a fantastic give-a-way!!! The timing is perfect, I have lost over 60lbs and desperately need something to wear and hate the idea of not being able to tailor the items I have now so they will fit. I sew, but, I'm not a professional and this would definately help in my journey. Thanks for the chance!

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  75. I really, really need this series. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck all. If this comes up 2 times, I am sorry.

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  76. Sharing!! I would love to win this. It is an area of seeing that I would love to improve!

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  77. Was excited to find your web site and speak to you about your classes. Hope to attend one of your classes when my schedule permits. Love this give away.

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  78. I desperately need help with alterations and your DVD would be a huge blessing for me to have. I enjoy watching your techniques and learning the "right" way to fit and sew. Thank you for your generous gifts!

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  79. This would be a great Christmas present to me!

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  80. I have chills right now in anticipation of this class. I have longed to learn the techniques of tailoring that you will present and have never had the opportunity - until now. Can't wait, and to be able to win a set of your DVD's would be the ultimate privilege. Thank you for offering the class as well as a chance of your DVD's

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  81. I love the gorgeous color choice for your recent coat.

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  82. I sure could use this tailoring class... but as always with me, money is an issue. :( I'd have to settle for winning the DVDs. So, here's hoping.

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  83. Having this video in my home would be almost as wonderful as flying to your classroom.

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  84. I would love to be the proud owner of the DVD set. I also am looking forward to taking your online tailoring class.

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  85. What a wonderful opportunity to advance skills!

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  86. This is A very generous iveaway! Thank you :)

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  87. I would love to have those DVD 'S This is a give away of a life time Thank u for the opportunity

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  88. I would love to see how you do such beautiful work.

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  89. I would love to win. I enjoy your videos.

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  90. Wow, never thought I'd get a chance to be taught by a master tailor! So exciting.

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  91. Woo hoo! This is awesomeness!!!!!

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  92. I would love to win this! I am short and have a hard time getting clothes to fit right. I can't afford for someone else to tailor all my clothes.

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  93. I would love to win these DVD to learn and improve my sewing skills. I think DVD courses would be excellent for those of us who have limited access to internet due being charged by data. Especially when video streaming is very costly to some of us and it hinders us from trying and wanting to learn. We could still enjoy the resources and courses without the data charges and still be able to correspond and participate . It would be wonderful for me.

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  94. These sound wonderful, would love to have them!

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  95. Than you for the opportunity to win these DVD's. I have recently begun my journey in garment manufacturing, and alterations, and appreciate any chance to learn new skills from professionals, such as yourself!

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  96. What a marvelous resource! Best wishes!

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  97. LET

    Thanks so very much for sharing your skills and knowledge with those who love to sew and want to perfect it. I look forward and to the winning gift and the webinar.

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  98. Enter me for the last giveaway. Hope I win! :)

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  99. I am so excited to have discovered you! Your willingness to share your expertise is generous and appreciated, thank you.

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  100. I would love to win a DVD set! I never got the chance to learn from my great grandfather, who was a tailor. This would really make my day!

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  101. I enjoy seeing your FaceBook posts. The jackets you make are fabulous!

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  102. This Is The Next Best Thing Too Attending & Learning In Person! Praying For The Blessing!!

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  103. Ive made easy little girls coats but nothing like this. Time to take a lesson from the master!

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  104. I'm thrilled that you've partnered with Burdastyle and will be sharing your knowledge through your course.
    Your DVD set contains a wealth of knowledge and would be beneficial to the one who is fortunate enough to be selected as the new owner.

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  105. Would love to learn tailoring techniques. Thank you.

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  106. I would love to learn your art of tailoring..pick me please!

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  107. Would love to win and study these...

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  108. just found you don't know where you have been my whole life lol but were connected now

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  109. I really like the European style of Burda. Would love to win your DVDs.

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  110. Excited about your Burda class and DVD set because i have so much to learn!

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  111. I hope it's not too late to enter the contest. I love watching your youtube video and will definitely buy your dvds. It would still be great to win at least one of them. Thanks and keep up the good work!

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  112. Thanks for sharing your gifts with us

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  113. Unless we move this it the only way I will be able to learn advanced tailoring techniques. Love your work; thank you for sharing your talent.

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  114. I feel like a kid in school,,, the opportunity to learn something new is so exciting. I'll be asking Santa for some DVD's this year.

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  115. I would love the chance to expand and advance my skills to become a better seamstress. This is the most fortunate opportunity if you love to create and build something that people can enjoy love snd admire. Taliloring is a fine art. I cant wait to see who is the fortunate person who'll win such a wouderful gift!

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  116. I have always wanted my husband to have a tailored made suit and who's better to make it but me. I know if I get teachings from you then I can one day be as good as you. And My husband can be just as sharp. So please consider me as a winner of your dvd set. Your work is amazing.

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  117. Dear Sir,
    It would be such an honor to learn from such an esteemed gentleman, my grandma sewed for just about everyone, and my love of sewing is because of her.and I know she would be smiling down on me,knowing I learned from the best.

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