The Shabby Apple Mad Hatter Giveaway!-Closed

Have you seen the gorgeous Mad Hatter Collection over at Shabby Apple? Well, you should because it’s amazing and I am in love with all the beautiful pieces I’ve posted here! And what’s more, one of you will get a chance to win an item of your choice from the collection!

I had the privilege of asking Kate Weed on the Design Team at Shabby Apple some questions and am happy to share them here with you!

Q: Shabby Apple designs have inspired many of us, what or who are your source of inspiration? What inspired the Mad Hatter Collection?

Shabby Apple: Inspiration comes from so many different directions and sources. It can come from a vintage dress, an iconic actress, a current television show or film, an aspect of nature, a city or country, or artwork. The answer is really, from anywhere!

The Mad Hatter Collection was inspired by a number of different sources. To name a few: a love for feminine detailing and the current prevalence of lace, the whimsy and imaginative essence of the Alice in Wonderland tale, an embrace of all things English and the style of Princess Kate Middleton, and vintage table settings used in tea parties at the turn of the century.
Q: What are your tips on creating wearable vintage inspired pieces, which still looks pretty much today?

Shabby Apple: Our tips are to fuse vintage detailing or a vintage shape with another aspect that is more current. This means taking a vintage design and using a very current fabric/color combination, or using a current shape with vintage details or a vintage print.

Q: In your opinion, what are the essential wardrobe pieces for Spring 2012?

Shabby Apple: Our list for Spring 2012 essentials includes: the midi skirt in a bold color, a longer (rather than cropped) blazer, a navy blue dress, a bright leather bag, an accessory piece in rose gold.
Thank you so much Kate for sharing these tips with us!

And to participate in this giveaway, all you have to do:

1) “Like” Shabby Apple on Facebook and include your facebook name in the comment (so we can verify when you win:))

2) Browse through the Mad Hatter Collection and let me know your favorite item/size. If you win, the item will be mailed to you anywhere in the world by Shabby Apple.

3) You can double your chances of winning by subscribing to my blog and triple your chances by following me on twitter.

It’s that easy! This giveaway will close on March 12 2012.

 For the next 30 days, readers from this blog also get a fabulous 20% off coupon when you make a purchase at Shabby Apple. Just enter the coupon code ‘sewconvert20off’ at checkout, happy shopping!




138 thoughts on “The Shabby Apple Mad Hatter Giveaway!-Closed

  1. Oh I adore Shabby Apple! Have been wanting to try their dresses for ages! I like them on facebook – Jodie Dean
    I love the Sirena swimsuit, such a lovely green in size M
    I am also a subscriber to your blog!

  2. I like Shabby Apple on fb (Ashley C.ronin) and I adore the Calooh! Callay! dress


  3. i’m in lurveeee with Shabby Apple!~ I can’t even stand to choose the one I really like!
    But if it really came down to one I really like it has to be the “Puca Pucara”.

    My FB name is Ruth Song-Lim and I’m on your twitter as “frenchruffles”!

  4. I adore the Tea Time dress (in size 6)! The colour is just perfect – in fact, it’s the colour I got married in. 🙂

    I like Shabby Apple on Facebook (this is me).

    I am also a follower of this blog, of course.

  5. I love Shabby Apple dresses, yay for a giveaway!

    I think my favourite piece has to be the Red Queen Dress (size 8). I like Shabby Apple on FB (Alexandra Bunning) and am following you on twitter (CuckooAlexandra) and am a subscriber to the blog too (

  6. I would like to win Calooh! Callay , size 10 ! Liked and shared your facebook page ,, followed @twitter @princess_foh , and follow your blog via email 🙂

  7. I really like all the pieces in the collection, but the one that I would probably wear the most would be the Alice dress in tiffany blue! My size 4.

  8. Wow, what an awesome giveaway. The collection really is fantastic! I’d love to win the extremely pretty navy lace I’m Late dress in size 10/12! 😀

    My facebook name is A*l*e*s*s*a T*s*c*h*a*f*t*a*r*y (without the asterisks, but I really don’t like it if my name’s googlable…), I follow your blog via bloglovin’ and I added you on twitter (@alessant). 🙂

  9. Oh heavens, this is exciting. First the technical stuff: I am one of your many new Twitter followers (crystabrittany) and I liked S.A. on Facebook (Crysta Swarts). Now to the important stuff: I would totally get Frabjous Day in a 10/12. Those colors, that cut, the little ruffle on the botton – I don’t have anything else like it!

  10. Oh Adey – what a fabulous giveaway. I have now discovered Shabby Apple – how gorgeous are those dresses? I am loving I’M LATE! I’M LATE! in 14/16. I subscribe to your blog and I have ‘liked’ Shabby Apple on FB.

    I am keeping my fingers crossed!

  11. I love your blog and now I know about Shabby Apple. Double win!!
    I have liked Shabby Apple on facebook as Yurie Okada L’Orange.
    I already subscribe to your blog via email but am now following you on twitter as well @YurieTweet.

    After going through the Mad Hatter collection, I really fell in love with the THE RED QUEEN dress in a size 4. It’s so pretty and sweet with the red lace.
    I don’t have any dresses in my wardrobe that is close to this, so I really hope I win! Fingers crossed!!

    Thank you for this opportunity and looking forward to more from “sew convert!”

  12. I have liked Shabby Apple on Facebook as Kaori Lizaso 🙂
    I’ve also subscribed to your blog. After browsing the Mad Hatter Collection, I absolutely loved “Alice” and would love to own it in size 10 ❤ ❤ ❤ Please pick me!!!! 😉
    p.s. The pictures are very beautifully shot and the model looks awesome in everything. Good job!

  13. I’m in adoration of Frabjous Day. I want to wear in to the saturday market while picking up strawberries on my way to the picnic. 😉 Before the picnic I’m a size 8/10, afterwards, who knows…

  14. I just found this site but I glad I did! 😀 Shabby Apple dresses look amazing 🙂 I liked their page on Facebook and felt that I absolutely MUST HAVE the Mad Hatter Dress (I’m a size 10) from the Mad Hatter Collection. Will definitely watch out for future fabulous collections! Oh and I just wanna say that the dresses you make are really good so keep on sewing ;P Cheers 🙂

  15. I “Like” Shabby Apple on Facebook (April Gilbertson) and love the Alice dress from the Mad Hatter collection! I’d have to take my measurements again, but think I’d fit the 10/12. 🙂

  16. I like Shabby Apple on FB AND I like the I’m late! dress… I’d love to have it for spring in the size 14 size.

  17. I “Liked” Shabby Apple on Facebook. I love this collection but with only one choice I would select “Alice” in size 4

  18. I like them on FB already as Melissa O-T (I have a thing about putting my full last name on the Internetz but I’d be happy to email it to you if requested! Hope that’s not a huge issue!).

  19. I love Tea Time and I’m Late I’m Late, but if I won, I would have to go with The Red Queen because I have been loving the red lace look but everything I have seen is so risque and not me. This is the perfect amount of red lace and proper, along with what looks to be a fabulously structured dress. Dying! I would need it in 10/12 or 14/16…need to look closer at the sizes and measure myself. Thanks for hosting!!

  20. I just love ” I’m Late I’m Late “, size 14/16.

    I follow your blog and check daily for updated snippets!
    On facebook as Karen Shaw-Jones

  21. I like Shabby Apple on FB, where I am Sally Behrenwald. I would choose “Alice” in a 14/16, but if they don’t have it (they don’t right now), I’d go with the “Red Queen” in 14/16.

  22. Hi, Adeylim7.

    I’ve LIKE Shabby Apple on FB (Amalia Bundawidya), subscribed to your blog and following you on twitter too.

    Agreed that “Beautiful Dressing Shouldn’t Be Complicated”, I wish for Jabberwocky skirt, size 0/2.

    You’re really talented Adeylim, i’m inspired!

  23. I officially LIKED Shabby Apple officially on facebook (as Leslie Thorup Bedell), but I’ve unofficially liked them for quite some time now.
    The “Alice” color is one that I think looks good on me but I always end up going for the bold reds when I’m buying fabric on my own- that dress in a 4 would be amazing!
    p.s. I’ve been admiring your sewing skills for quite some time now, so I’m glad I finally got over here to comment and let you know!

  24. FB name is Lyudmila Sizova
    I would love the CALOOH! CALLAY! (size 8)
    Follow you on twitter: @Ludmilochka
    lusizova at

  25. I’m in love with the Alice dress and follow them on fb! Erika Anderson Williams
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Wow. How I heart Shabby Apple. In Particular the Bandersnatch pleated skirt! So gorgeous and I have the biggest thing for pleats at the moment! I’d be a size 10-12 🙂 My facebook name is Melanie Anderson x

  27. I love the I’m Late I’m Late dress in size 10/12

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  28. I Liked the facebook page under Hannah Cotten. I would love to win the Alice Dress in a size 8.

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