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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Making A Terrific Tee and A Giveaway!!!

About a week ago, I received a lovely package from Londa of Londa's Creative Threads, a thank you gift for featuring her on The Wednesday Showcase. So nice, and so unexpected. 

Like so many of you, I love a good t-shirt. A great fitting pair of jeans, a comfortable t-shirt, my completely worn out pair of pink cowboy boots, and I'm a happy girl. You should see these boots. Unless you look closely, they look worn, but not so bad(at least that's what I tell myself). But on closer inspection, 1 layer of the sole has worn through, and there are cracks in the leather. My husband even remarked that he's surprised that I haven't gotten rid of them. But for anyone who knows and understands a good old pair of boots, there's nothing more comfortable, and even more than that, they actually take on the persona of a good close friend. How can one throw away a friend? ;) 

Included in Londa's lovely gift was a pattern for her Terrific 'T'


As you can see, there are a number of mix and match options for sleeve lengths and necklines. The instructions are in booklet form, something I really like, no big pages to deal with, or shuffling around of pages. It comes with a tissue pattern, so no printing or taping of a PDF pattern, and even better, there's an option for a darted tee and an un-darted tee. 

If you've ever sewn with Londa, you may already know that she has a very unique feature to her patterns, and that's a link to the talking pattern. There you can see large color photos and Londa walks you through the process of making the garment. It's like having her right by your side! 

Over the next week, I will be making up a few of the tees. One can never have too many! 

In the meantime, if you would like a chance to win a Terrific 'T' pattern of your own, just leave a message on this post. You'll have until midnight Wednesday, February 15, 2017 to leave a message. I'll announce the winner on Thursday, February 16, 2017. 

So, you'll have the chance to make your own Terrific 'T'. The only thing that will be missing is a worn out pair of cowboy boots. I'm not giving those away!!! 

Good Luck!



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84 comments:

  1. Aaah! I would love to win this, as casual tops are the big gap in my wardrobe at the moment! I also want to say that I get all my knit stay tape from Londa's shop. I have yet to be able to find it locally and yet it is such a game-changer for sewing/hemming with knits.

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  2. Looks like it would have a nice comfy curvy unseat of straight box. I like this one

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  3. Your boots are not worn out, they are loved IN. Find a cobbler to fix the soles. Consider it friendship maintenance

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    1. I like that ๐Ÿ˜Š The only problem is that the leather has cracked, so any repairs at this point really wouldn't be worth it ๐Ÿ˜•

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  4. I am adding more knits to my wardrobe and this would be terrific!

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  5. Please enter my name in the drawing to win the adorable T-shirt pattern.
    Thanks

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  6. Love a change at the win; can never have too many good T shirt patterns! You are so right about a good pair of worn/loved boots. I do hope you are feeling better. Sorry to hear about your emergency room visits. Once had a girlfriend that cut her thumb open pretty bad opening a cat food can. Went to the emergency room; she was so happy with the mending/stitches of her thumb she ask the doctor if he would consider throwing in a face lift while she was there and had all his "tools" out. She always was a hoot!

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    1. As I was telling the story of my boots, I was thinking of you as I knew you would understand ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I am feeling better. They had me in some pretty heavy duty antibiotics, and for 2 weeks. Today is graduation day! Fingers crossed that I am over the hump.

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  7. I would love to win Londa's T pattern. I was unaware she had a T pattern. I love her books about converting a sweat shirt.
    Marciae

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  8. I have the jeans (sorta) and the worn out boots. I will need this pattern though. Sweet contest Thank you

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  9. I'm so curious about the Talking Pattern concept. She has so much sewing experience; I'd love to try her pattern!

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  10. Like you say, there is nothing like a good tee shirt pattern. I'd love to try this one! Thanks for the chance! Lyn

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  11. Love the shirts. Thanks for the drawing.

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  12. I am liking this pattern. So many options please count me in as well. As for the boots, I agree take them in for repair and a spiffing up.

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  13. This would be so fun to try. I've sewn knits for years but it wasn't until a few years ago that I started looking for tips online for the right way to sew them. It makes all the difference to have someone walk you through it and give you tips. Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway! It's hard to find a good T-shirt pattern.

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  14. Wow! Great T shirt pattern with every variation possible! Loving an opportunity to sew this up!

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  15. Would love a chance to win. Thanks!

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  16. Would love to win, I really need some more long sleeved tees in my wardrobe. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Kelly, you were the winner of the pattern. I will need to hear from you by Monday or I will need to draw a new name. http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2017/02/terrific-thursday-with-terrific-t.html?m=0

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  17. I'd love to win this pattern, I'm still searching for the perfect tee!

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  18. I would love to try all the different necklines in the pattern.

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  19. I do know the feeling of comfy clothes, but I've never even worn a pair of cowboy boots! Maybe someday! In the meantime, I'd love to make a few of these t-shirts!

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  20. Count me in, please. Both for the pattern give away and for the boot love!

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  21. Thank you for the chance to win this pattern! I am always on the hunt for a great T-shirt that wears like a second skin!!! A girl can never have too many!

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  22. I love Londa's creative side. She is spo so talented. I didn't realize she has a t-shirt pattern. Would love to win this

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  23. Have always wanted to try sewing my own t-shirts

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  24. I just don't have enough t patterns. In fact I only have 3 t shirts that I wear, many others have become stained or discoloured fro over use. I really need to make some more.

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  25. Rhonda if these are truly your favourite boots, it might be worth your while taking them to a cobbler and getting a new pair made using these as a pattern. Gives a whole new meaning to making a pattern from RTW. lol

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    1. They were made by Lucchese in El Paso, Texas. I have had them for more years than I can count. I've looked to see if they offer the same style, of course not. But, I think I will ask about the possibility of making a new pair.

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  26. I would love to try the t-shirt pattern-especially the darted version!

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  27. I have been working on a 'perfect T' this month! I am in need of a good darted pattern!

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  28. I would love to try this pattern. Thank you for the give away!

    Marie

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  29. Gee I'd love a tee shirt pattern with darts! and voice instructions! WOW

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  30. I've started sewing most of my clothes and haven't sewn a t-shirt yet. This pattern looks like a great one to start with. Thanks for this opportunity.

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  31. I would love to try this. I would like to see how she does her neck bands. Thank you for making it available.

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  32. I like that this pattern includes a high crew neck option. Thank you Rhonda for sharing.

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  33. Rhonda, thanks for sharing this post. I'd like to toss my name in the hat to win the pattern. Thank you!

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  34. I enjoy your Wednesday blog posts highlighting interesting blogs. Would love to win the pattern!

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  35. What a great basic tee pattern!

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  36. Looks like a great combination of Tees. Would love to try Linda's pattern. Sue in Minneapolis

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  37. I really like the neckline options. I would love to try out this tee pattern!

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  38. I'd love a good tee shirt pattern -- long sleeve V-neck is my favorite type.

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  39. I too would like a good T-shirt pattern.

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  40. Well, now we need to see those boots! (and perhaps you could have them re-soled?)

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    1. I'll have to do a worn out boot post ๐Ÿ˜‰ As for a new sole, I would, but since the leather is cracked, it wouldn't be worth it. The soles are think leather soles, so I can wear them for a while before I wear them completely through. And, I will ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    2. That should have been thick leather soles!

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  41. I would love the pattern. Thanks for the give away.

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  42. Looks like a great pattern, would love to try it

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  43. I have my own ol favorite boots, but would love a chance to win the T shirt pattern! Thank you!

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  44. I am just like you, I love to make t-shirts.

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  45. Never tried these patterns. I would love to try the tee.

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  46. I've always wanted to try a tee with darts. Love having so many options.

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  47. Everyone can use a great t-shirt pattern, especially a darted pattern. Thanks for the give away.

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  48. Can a girl live without tee shirts? No. So I would love the pattern.

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  49. Wow so much to offer in one package! Amazing. Please put my name in the running for this pattern!

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  50. There is nothing like a good tee shirt pattern. I'd love to try this one! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. Just what I need, a good fitting comfortable T pattern. RTW never fits correctly.

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  52. I would love to win this pattern. Nothing better than a well fit tee shirt.

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  53. I would love to win, tired of paying so much money for good quality T's.

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  54. Great pattern! I love boat necks and struggle to find a good one, especially one with darts!
    Thank you,
    Sue in Sequim

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  55. I like the versatility of this pattern. Please enter me. Thank you

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  56. I need a quick, simple project to get my mojo going -- this seems to fit the ticket

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    1. The first person who won the pattern never responded. I pulled another name and you are the winner. You can see all the info here on how to claim your pattern,http://rhondabuss.blogspot.com/2017/02/a-new-terrific-t-winner-and-easy-check.html
      I will need to hear from you by Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

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  57. Love having options and a darted T is a plus!

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  58. Long sleeve T-shirts are great for layering in the winter and I keep my house cold enough that I need layering. Keep me in mind if you find a pattern for long underwear.

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  59. Another great give-away. Thank you Rhonda and Londa! I'd love to win this one. KathyB

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  60. I like the way the line drawings hint at accommodating a full bust. I'd love to win.

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  61. Rhonda - My sister, Lois DeTraglia, introduced me to your blog and videos! You're amazing!!!

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  62. So nice indeed! Could always use a nice tee shirt

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  63. I would love to win this pattern. I can't wait to see your new t shirts.

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  64. What a nice thank you. I would love to try out this pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  65. T-shirts are my favorite, would love to win this pattern.

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  66. Love to wear T-shirts. I have several cut out ready to be sewn. "Old Stretch & Sew" Patterns.

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  67. Always looking for an excellent t-shirt pattern; the variations with this one sound very intriguing! Would love to win...

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  68. I'm looking for a great t-shirt pattern. It's hard to find the perfect one- usually they are too big here, too small there, sleeves too tight or too big. Looking forward to trying this one.

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  69. Would love to try this pattern and work with knits

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  70. I've been looking for a versatile t-shirt pattern and this one has so many great options! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  71. What a cool pattern! Sew cool! Good luck everyone!

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  72. Ooh this pattern looks so interesting. I need a new Tshirt pattern

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