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GIVEAWAY: Hannah Everly Bow Tie Skirt

My fourteen-year-old sister Hannah and I are total opposites. I can whip out an essay in half an hour, while she slaves for days over the same paper. She can get little kids to do anything she wants them to out of their total adoration of her, while I struggle to keep calm and patient in a room of three-year-olds. Another big difference between us is that Hannah is a complete genius at a sewing machine, while everything I attempt ends up uneven and ripped apart. It’s totally unfair how that worked out.

Anyway, long story short, I absolutely love these bow skirts that Hannah made.  I love them so much that the first time she came into the living room wearing one, I shot up in my seat and asked where she got it. Because I wanted one, too, obviously. (No, I’m not above buying something my sister owns) And when she shrugged and said, “Oh, I just saw a picture of something like this and decided to make it last night,” I basically freaked out. I was so proud of her! No pattern, no instructions–just Hannah doing her thing with a sewing machine and some spare fabric.

I’m going to have to rave a little now, because, honestly–these skirts go with just about everything. Being semi-obsessed with shopping and fashion myself (remember that I am a teenage girl!) I was just so excited to find a skirt that would look cute no matter what I paired it with! The bow skirts are so modest and feminine and perfect for the hot weather we’ve been having lately in Virginia. Can you tell I’m proud of my sister’s designs? 😉

So anyway, after a lot of talk and prayer, our family encouraged Hannah to try to start a little business selling these bow skirts. Not sure how far she’ll get, but she’s a hard worker and I know that God won’t let her efforts go to waste. 🙂 She just started an Etsy shop yesterday, where she’s selling the bow skirts for $39.95, plus shipping. I also think she’ll have a booth at next month’s homeschool convention in Virginia, so hopefully she’ll get some business!

Anyway, this is the part you probably were waiting for. Hannah has agreed to let me give away a custom bow skirt in blue seersucker to one lucky reader!  You can enter by commenting below with your name and email address. The contest will be open until Sunday at 10 PM EST, and then I’ll announce the winner on Monday morning. The winner can then email me with their information and pick the size.

If you’d like to buy a skirt for you or a friend/loved one, then check out Hannah’s Etsy shop and order one! She custom makes each skirt according to size and pattern, so you’ll be sure to get something you love!

Good luck, and happy entering!

RULES:

  • Only one entry per person
  • Giveaway is open to all ages and countries (Although she only makes adult sizes for now)
  • Bonus Entry: You can get an extra entry by sharing my Facebook post about the giveaway!
  • Bonus Entry: You can get another extra entry by tweeting about this! Just be sure to link this post in your tweet, and then comment “Tweeted!” so I can know.

-Rachel

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  1. * beachtwin110 says:

    Those are gorgeous! Y’all have such a talented family! I tweeted and shared the post! I would love to win one! Those would be gorgeous to wear to church and brunch and things!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
    • * RachelC says:

      Thanks so much! I put you down as entering twice (commenting and tweeting), but I didn’t see where you shared the FB post? Did you click the “share” button?

      | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  2. * maybeteenauthor says:

    I love them! 😀

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  3. * Brooke S says:

    awesome

    Name Brooke Schwaderer

    anjellfire at gmail dot com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  4. * Brooke S says:

    shared on facebook

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  5. * Brooke S says:

    tweeted

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  6. I LOVE them all, especially the blue one! I’m going to go share that Facebook post… 🙂

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  7. * Rachel K says:

    Wow! They are so cute.

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  8. * Anne-girl says:

    These are gorgeous! email is annegirlauthoress@gmail.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  9. * Alyson says:

    These are sooo pretty. I love them. I would love to win one. I shared on facebook as well.

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  10. * Paris says:

    Those skirts are ADORABLE! My email is parisakins@gmail.com. Have you ever bought clothes online before? I’ve always wanted to, but I’m always worried that it won’t fit right because I didn’t get to try it on before I bought it…

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
    • * RachelC says:

      I actually buy almost half my wardrobe online, believe it or not! The number one thing to do is check the measurements and make sure it’s going to fit. If you win the skirt, I’ll email you and we’ll figure out what size you are before we send you the skirt. Same thing if you bought one! 🙂

      | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  11. These are great.

    I tweeted and I’ll try to remember to tweet again. I think you should also ask people to pin these gorgeous pictures of the models on their pinterest accounts. These pictures are just the thing for pinterest. Your sister should get on there if she’s not already.

    So who took the pictures and set up the advertising? Do you have another sibling who is a photographer?

    Tell your parents I think they are doing a wonderful job!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
    • * RachelC says:

      Thanks so much for tweeting! Yes, people should definitely pin it! I’d pin it myself, if I had pinterest!
      Oh, and I’m the photographer! I have my own portrait photography business, so I just took all the photos myself. 🙂 Thanks!

      | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
      • Now, why am I not surprised that you took those pictures? Do you play an instrument and draw, also?

        Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  12. * RachelC says:

    Ha ha–yes, I play piano, but no, I cannot draw to save my life. So maybe three out of four ain’t bad? 😉

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  13. These are ridiculously cute. I want a sister who sews!

    Posted about it on Facebook and “pinned” Hanna’s shop on Pinterest. These are ADORABLE, Hannah.

    “Author Rachel Coker is giving away one of these awesome “bowtie” skirts that her sister makes. Cannot believe how talented that family is. https://rachelcoker.wordpress.com/2012/05/08/giveaway-hannah-everly-bow-tie-skirt/

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
    • Oy. Not sure why I left the H off the end of Hannah’s name. Typing too fast 🙂

      | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  14. * Skye says:

    Wow those skirts are so cute, I love them. The pictures are amazing too, nice job. my email is skyehoffert@hotmail.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  15. * jwilliamsonwrites says:

    How cool! I want one.
    I Tweeted, and shared Steph’s FB link and pinning idea, too.
    Hope you get lots of entries!
    🙂
    Jill

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  16. * Ellyn says:

    Oh, SO CUTE. I would love to win! I hope your sister gets lots of publicity from this giveaway!

    ellyn (at) gibbscorner (dot) com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  17. Those skirts are awesome, Hannah is extremely talented 🙂

    Fb: http://www.facebook.com/chawk00/posts/369907366389868
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/candyco01/status/199875890505711617

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    email: lovemibooks AT aol DOT com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  18. * Maddy says:

    I LOVE THESE SO MUCH.

    I shared them on Facebook and I am commenting. 🙂

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  19. * Jalyn says:

    And I thought I was good with a needle and thread 🙂 That’s so awesome! The skirts are absolutely gorgeous, and I’d love to win one!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  20. * Paige Queeny says:

    These are so cute!!!!! Tell your sister how talented she is!!!!!! 😀
    Paige McQueen
    paigemcqueen23@gmail.com
    Also, if you want, I can add a quick post to my blog Page by Paige and link it here! Hope she does great business!!!!!! 😀
    Tweeted!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  21. These skirts are so cute… makes me wish that I could sew. 🙂

    Shared on FB:
    https://www.facebook.com/amandakbradburn

    Tweeted:

    Best of luck to Hannah as she starts this business! So exciting!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  22. * JaniceLaQ says:

    Lovely skirts…and photos. Definitely Pinning.

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  23. * Melissa Ann says:

    I love these your sister is very talented! Please enter me for one!
    Email is melissa weber @ ymail .com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  24. * Kayla Ousley says:

    Wow! God has blessed your sister with an amazing gift! These skirts are so adorable! Okay, I’m sold; entering this giveaway now. 😉 I hope Hannah’s business does well, and that more than anything, she gains priceless joy from it.

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  25. * Christy says:

    SO cute and very girly in all the right ways. What a great sister to be advertising for her! Sounds like you could run a business together! Hey Our Lady of Lourdes is having a Bull Roast and we are having venders, if she would like to set up a table and have displays, she can! Email me if you want details! ctluck@att.net

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
    • * Hannah Coker says:

      I would love to come! But, I have a piano recital that day :(. Last time I didn’t go, so I would feel bad if I missed it again (plus, my sister’s my teacher!). Sounds like fun though!

      | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  26. * K Arterburn says:

    That is such a cute skirt! I love it!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  27. * Katelyn S. says:

    REALLY CUTE!!!!

    Name: Katelyn S.

    e-mail: katelyn0891@gmail.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  28. * Ashley C says:

    I love the skirt, how feminine and light for summer!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  29. * gatorade635 says:

    Those skirts are so cute! Your sister is amazingly talented!
    Name: Abbi Hart
    Email: gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  30. How exciting! Beautiful skirts, by the way. And the blue is my favorite! 😉 Name: Gillian Adams. Email address: thesongkeeper(at)gmail.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  31. * Anna C. says:

    Anna Crosby, 440nn440@gmail.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  32. * Bethy says:

    Oh, my Gosh!!!!!! Hannah you are sosososososososososo amazing! 😀

    i absolutely LOVE those skirts.
    and since i am to poor to buy one for myself….

    Name: Bethy Roose
    E-mail: dproos7@hotmail.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  33. * lilacandivy says:

    oooh these are so pretty!! 😀 I’m entering the giveaway – my name’s Sarah. 😉
    I shared this on FB and Twitter. 🙂

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  34. * Kendall says:

    Wow! Those skirts are amazing! Awesome job Hannah!

    Name: Kendall R.
    E-mail: frankanddaneen@pghmail.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  35. * dynamicjoy says:

    Those skirts are so cute!! Tell your sister she is an extremely talented person!!!! 🙂

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  36. * 4kids4us says:

    Love them! Good job, Hannah! Put us in the drawing too!
    Mrs. B

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  37. Wow! Your sister is so talented! My sewing machine and I have a love/hate relationship. As in, I love thinking about what I could make. I hate the actual making part 🙂 I’m also kind of semi-addicted to shopping and fashion, and your so right – these skirts are adorable! Thank her for the give away for us 🙂 By the way, thanks for opening this up to all countries – usually give away’s are only open to the US. 😦
    Hugs from Australia 🙂

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  38. * sugarpeach says:

    The skirts look great! Simple, but chic.

    writer.chicka[at]gmail.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  39. * sugarpeach says:

    Shared this post in Facebook.

    Facebook name: Evangeline Han

    writer.chicka[at]gmail.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  40. * sugarpeach says:

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/EvangelineHan/status/200176969126641666

    writer.chicka[at]gmail.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  41. * Hannah says:

    Oh my goodness! SO cute! Please put me in the drawing!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  42. * Lizzy Marie says:

    Oh these are ADORABLE! I’d love to be entered in this giveaway!
    My email is:
    myjunkymonkey456@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Lizzy Marie

    You can also contact me through commenting on my blog:
    http://www.lizziebutterfly.blogspot.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  43. * Lizzy Marie says:

    I tweeted about it here!
    @lizzydarling17

    Thanks!
    Lizzy Marie

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  44. * Laura says:

    What a great giveaway! Please enter me!

    Email: inlovewithducks@gmail.com

    Laura

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  45. * Donna says:

    Oh wow! Those skirts are gorrrrrrgeous!!!!!!!!! Your sister is so talented!

    please enter me!

    myjunkymonkey123@gmail.com

    Donna

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  46. * HK says:

    I would love to win one of these! 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity to enter.
    I can be reached at hannahemilyglennn at gmail dot com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  47. Oh my heavens, these are adorable! Facebooking now!! (I know, that’s not a verb. But “tweeting” is, so Facebook totally needs one too! LOL) And if I don’t win, I may just have to call this a conference-cost and buy one from Etsy. 😉 Too bad my home schooling convention isn’t your home schooling convention!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  48. * katelynshear says:

    I want one!! OMW, I totally want one!!! They are so adorable!!! Katelyn Shear, email is Katelynmwhitley@yahoo.com
    I nearly died seeing it! Your sister has an amazing talent! God bless her!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  49. * Katelyn S. says:

    Can I get an extra point if I do a post about the giveaway on my blog?

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  50. That is soo cool! Way to go Hanna!!! I hope your shop does really well.
    Tweeted and shared on Facebook. 🙂

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  51. * Ashley says:

    Beautiful skirts! I would love to win one for myself!

    bramblewoodfashion {at} hotmail {dot} com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  52. * Ashley says:

    Tweeted!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  53. * Jenna K. says:

    Those skirts are gorgeous!! =D

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  54. * Jenna K. says:

    Tweeted!! =D

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  55. * Mary Beth says:

    I’m about to start sewing my first skirt…I hope I’ll be half as good at sewing as your sister is! She is talented–that skirt is ridiculously cute!!!

    mybeagleboo{at}gmail{dot}com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
    • * Hannah Coker says:

      Good luck!!! Thanks 🙂

      | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  56. haha I forget to actually put my email 🙂

    Grace Harrison

    gracieh@fastmail.com.au

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  57. * Noella says:

    They seem like a combination of vintage and creativity! Awesome 🙂
    My email is Deckswbber@yahoo.com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  58. * Noella says:

    I shared it on Facebook as well.

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  59. * Kelsey Sevacko says:

    I am so jealous of your sisters talent! These are GORGOUS and they look so classic I am offically in love. Even if I don’t win I would love to buy one if thats possible?

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  60. * Emily Ann says:

    Wow!! The skirts are amazing!!! Sewing is a great skill…I’m still working on it!
    irishdancer1995{at}gmail{dot}com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  61. * Laurel says:

    Oh, such pretty skirts. She did a great job. I would love to have one! 😀

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  62. * Jackie T says:

    Woah, Hannah! They look fabulous!!
    wackyjaki@comcast.net

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  63. * Leah Thomas says:

    Those are really cute skirts!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  64. * Christine Thomas says:

    These are really beautiful skirts! Your sister is very talented.

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  65. * Victoria Carson says:

    wow i love them all 3 of ya’ll have wonderful talents and rachel i am in love with your book i have finally started it and now cant put it down!!!!!!!!!!!!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  66. * Meghan says:

    Meghan Gurley
    bachforever123@yahoo.com
    These skirts are lovely! 🙂

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  67. * Abigail R says:

    These are awesome! My email is jonasttyl@gmail.com
    Abigail R

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  68. * Aizess says:

    Oh, please enter me. Those skirts are just too cute!

    yecenia@optonline.net

    Aizess

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  69. * P. Rose Williams says:

    Oh, so pretty! Thank you for doing a giveaway!

    patriciarosewilliams(at)gmail(dot)com

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  70. * Emily A says:

    These skirts are darling!!! If I don’t win one I might have to draft my own version for myself.. hmmm….

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago
  71. * Emily Croft says:

    Wow! Just realized that I still had a little bit of time!! The pictures look great and the skirts are super cute. You should have my email, right? Tell Hannah good job on the skirts!!

    | Reply Posted 4 years, 11 months ago


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