Tuesday, June 24, 2014

PiePie Designs Cherry Pie Skirt Blog Tour

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The adorable Lisa over at PiePie Designs has a brand new pattern out. This is a high low skirt pattern that ranges from 12 months to girls size 12 and has a TON of different options to personalize it. It can be made with knits or woven and it's a super quick sew. When I was given the opportunity to test the skirt I jumped at it. I am so happy to be able to share my version with you today. 

Maddie really wanted me to make the skirt with the pre-ruffled fabric I had in my stash from a previous project. Since this can be made with knits as well I was game. According to the instructions, the height is the most important measurement for deciding size. Based on her height Maddie needed a size 8.
I used a knit waistband and did not hem the bottom of the skirt because folding in the ruffled fabric wasn't working so hot for me. :)
Maddie couldn't be happier with the finished look and I think she looks adorable as well.
Take a moment and enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win a copy of this awesome pattern. If you have time you should check out some of the other versions of this skirt.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

E-Beth Designs Lorelei Women's Blog Tour

Today is the final day in the E-Beth Designs Lorelei Women's Blog Tour and Giveaway! Save the best for last right? HA! I am totally kidding. Have you seen the amazing dresses that have come before mine? I mean WOW!! This is one group of talented ladies.

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I was lucky enough to be able to test the Lorelei Women's dress pattern back in April. I made my Easter dress with this pattern using the underskirt and tulle for a more formal look and I loved it. It is a coral lace over a light pink satin. My girls and I even had a twirl-off after church. It was so girly and fun.

When the blog tour was announced I jumped at the chance to make another version of this dress. This time I went for a more casual look. This dress is made from a knit I scored for $3 a yard at Joann's during their 50% off red tag sale. This dress is lined on the top only and it just sewn straight up the back. Since it is knit there is no need for a zipper. Win, win, right?

So here are some pics of my knit Lorelei.
This dress is offered in 12 different sizes, 00 to 20, with cups A-DD. There is no need to do a FBA like in other patterns. For me that is awesome. I usually have to adapt a pattern quite a bit to get it to fit me. I'm short (5'4") and very pear shaped but I was able to make one size throughout the whole pattern to get the look I wanted. 

I would recommend going down a size if you are using knits if it has a bit of stretch to it. 
I can't wait to sew up some Lorelei dresses for my girls and their dolls for summer. They love easy to wear dresses and I love dresses that they can put on and take off without fuss. 
I'd love to give a shout-out to my amazing photographer, Maddie. She did great giving direction and even knew when she needed to use the flash. I was super impressed. Yes, I know, I have the coolest 7 year old around. ;)

If you get a chance please go visit these other blogs. These ladies did a phenomenal job on their dresses and tops. 

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E-Beth Designs is also doing a discount of $3.00 off the Lorelei Women’s Dress Pattern in the Pattern Shop using coupon code: blogtour.  Last but not least you can enter to win a free copy of the Lorelei Women’s Dress Pattern below (if you purchase first then win, your money will be refunded)!  There will be 3 winners!

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