Secret Garden Dress Blog Tour & Giveaway

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Good morning! Today is the final day of the Secret Garden Dress blog tour, and I am part of the last stop. The Secret Garden Dress was designed by Sprouting JubeJube and E+M Patterns, and it is absolutely gorgeous. Below you will find a line up of all the amazing ladies included in the blog tour, and I will also have a links at the end of the post with a Rafflecopter Giveaway!

The Secret Garden Dress is simply stunning. From its perfectly flowing flounce to the well constructed bodice, this dress has all the makings of a great pattern! I also just adore the V shaped back bodice. I find that it compliments the flounce quite well. We did a size 4 since Madison has grown over the past couple months, and the fit is spot on. I really can't wait to focus on the design of this dress and create something inspiring. The Secret Garden would make a lovely Christmas dress!

Madison was digging her "angel wings" on the back, which was really a designer error on my part. I am actually liking the end feel of the dress. I will say the dress construction is just a little tricky, so I would suggests reading through the tutorial three or four times until you really understand what you are doing. There were some areas where I had a particular hard time with, but after I walked away, grabbed a coffee and gave my mind a rest, I was able to come back with laser focus and get it done!

I hope you enjoyed my version of the Secret Garden Dress! Don't forget to enter the rafflecopter below, as well as check out all the amazing sponsors and ladies on the tour!

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September 27

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Blog Hop: "FRANKENpattern Mash Up"

Friday, September 26, 2014

Pattern mash up blog hop

There is this super fun trend going around lately, and it's called "pattern mashing". When you mash a pattern, you're taking two patterns or more and "mashing" them together to create a fun and unique outfit or pattern. Sound fun? Well then you're in luck! Today we have a wonderful line up of 11 ladies who did just that, and created some really fun looks. Come see exactly what they mashed, and how they did it! 

  1. Knight Hoodie + Bimaa Sweater by Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts
  2. Alleycat Daydream Dress by Call Ajaire
  3. Rainbow Princess Dress by Rae Gun Ramblings
  4. Ash Jumpsuit + Vintage Style Flutter Sleeve by Amanda Rose
  5. Burda Harem Pants + McCalls Dress by Lil Bit and Nan
  6. Sugar Plum Princess Dress + Poppy  Dress by Bee Quilted Beauties
  7. Dress #13 + Pants #2 by Sprouting Jube Jube
  8. Katie Fancy Pant + Field Research Pant by Scientific Seamstress
  9. Jumpsuit Mashup by Sew Like My Mom
  10. Lullaby Line Body Suit + Grand Slam Tee by Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop
  11. Cherry Pie Skirt + Socialite Peplum by Sewing Sober

  12. Happy Mashing :)
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