8.08.2012

Another Anniversary: Dottie Adele!

One year ago today, I launched my Etsy shop, Dottie Adele!

38 treasury features, 24 heart skirts, 20 turban headbands, 11 dolman sleeve dresses, and many, many other skirts, dresses, and tops later...I'm still super thrilled to have all these designs and this little internet space to call my own.

Occasions like one-year anniversaries always call for a celebration, right?  So, let's celebrate!


For the entire month of August, please use the coupon code 1YEAR to receive 15% off on all items in the shop, as a simple "thank you" for your support of my little sewing endeavor!  (If I'm doing the math right, that makes allll the turban headbands a mere $10.20!)

Should we do a giveaway, too?  Yes, let's do a giveaway!

Simply leave a comment (and please be sure you either leave your e-mail address or you have it linked in your profile) to be eligible to win a free Heart-Shaped Waistband Skirt, made to your measurements, and in any color you want!  This skirt is by far my most popular design to date, and a great all-year-round piece to have in your closet.  Winner will be chosen one week from today, August 15th, at midnight Eastern time.

Thank you again for all the support!  I'm looking forward to, hopefully, many more anniversaries.

P.S.  "Like" Dottie Adele on Facebook, if you feel like it :)

32 comments:

  1. Yes, please! I love that skirt!

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  2. Congratulations, how quickly a year goes! I would *love* the skirt!!

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  3. I NEED that skirt:) And I love hearts, so it's meant to be!

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  4. happy birthday, dottie adele!

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  5. go shawwwty it's yo birrfffday we gonna party like it's yo birrrfffdddaayy and you know we sewin' it up cuz it's yo birrrffdaay!

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  6. Congratulations! I love your blog and your clothes :) It's a win win!

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  7. Wow! I remember waiting for your shop to open- can't believe it's one year!! Congratulations!

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  8. Congratulations on the 1-year mark!!! That is a beautiful skirt too :)

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  9. Congrats on 1 year! Time flies!!

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  10. Congrats! I hope you celebrate more years! The skirt is fantastic

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  11. congratulations Val! It's a super big accomplishment! And I love your giveaway idea. I was actually just thinking I needed to add a new Dottie Adele piece to my wardrobe!

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  12. Holy. Smokes. :)

    w.d.grimes at gmail dot com

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  13. Val I'm so proud of you for making your dream come true! You are so talented! Congrats!

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  14. even if i don't win i need that skirt in my life - the colours are beyond beautiful and the shape is just guuuuuhhhh. :D x

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  15. Congrats on your shopiversary (and your wedding)! How fun to celebrate two milestones so close together!

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  16. happy anniversary dear! I'd love to win this pretty skirt so i so i can brag on you whenever its sure to get many compliments. :-)

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    1. also, my email is annieterracina@gmail.com. fingers crossed! :-)

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  17. This skirt is fantastic! I'm in love!

    lindseybibeau@gmail.com

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  18. Congrats on your anniversary! Your designs are gorgeous.

    Btw.. My birthday is tomorrow, the 15th :)

    Susie0990@gmail.com

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  19. Oh heavens that skirt is gorgeous! Happy Anniversary to Dottie Adele.

    r1sweetworld@yahoo.com

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  20. Happy Birthday! What a cute skirt, please enter me!

    madebytrisha [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. Congratulations!
    Also, I found your blog via your etsy store and have been planning to order a skirt (only three more weeks of unemployment until my real job finally starts and I have a little more cash to put into wardrobe improvements).
    I have a random question for you--do you ever offer classes or workshops? I'm a beginner sewer--I've made a bag or two and baby quilts. But have been intimidated to take the leap to make something to wear. And especially knit fabric scares me.

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    1. Hi Callie - thanks so much for stopping by!

      As for classes for beginning sewing: If you happen to live in NYC, I would love to give you some private lessons! :)

      If not, I actually have been doing a Sewing 101 series over on the blog Shrimp Salad Circus! It is ongoing, but thus far we have covered basic sewing supplies, getting to know your sewing machine, and sewing a very basic, beginner skirt! You can find those posts here: http://www.shrimpsaladcircus.com/search/label/sewing%20101
      And tomorrow's tutorial is actually a project with knits!

      Also, feel free to e-mail me with questions any time - I love to talk sewing :)

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    2. Valerie, it only just occurred to me to come back to my post to see if you'd replied and yay! You did! I'm going to email you about sewing lessons.
      Callie(dot)a(dot)lloyd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Hi Valerie,

    nearly missed this great give-away... Would be a pity, because I really love your projects!

    I was always too scared to sew clothes. Was convinced, that they will never fit and that it will be frustrating. So I kept one sewing bags, purses and similar stuff (which I really love to do!)

    But finally I dried it! Started with an easy-looking burda pattern for a dress and a cheap yard of fabric (just in case...).
    And yaeh, I made it and I really love it! It's fits pretty well and the fabric is so smooth and light... Just perfect for summer!

    Thank you so much for inspiration!!!

    Greetings, Anne

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  23. Val-
    Congrats on 1 year! Love this skirt, and especially with all of the fun colors! Hope to talk to you soon!

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  24. So cute!!! i would loveeee to rock that in LA!

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  25. I made it by 1 minutes! YESSSS. Hahah danisays@yahoo.com

    LOVE IT!

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  26. everything you made is awesome ! i live all your skirt (email. spookydandy [@]hotmail.fr

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