Kids' Clothes Week: Day 1 - Debbie's birthday dress and a pre-release PATTERN GIVEAWAY!!July 16, 2013
I wasn't really planning on joining in with Kids' Clothes Week this season, since we are mid winter here in Australia, and I knew most people would be posting great summer stuff. But, after being asked by Meg to guest post on the KCW blog, I decided to join in anyway. The first thing I have sewed up for the week actually fits in with the Summer season. It's another version of my upcoming digital pattern - Debbie's birthday dress. You can see the original versions of the dress and introduction to the pattern here and here.
Read on to find out how to win one of two of my patterns before my official 'launch' next week. The pattern is almost ready - just a few last minute tweaks...
I wanted to make up the dress in a print this time. I found this gorgeous spotted fabric for $6 per metre at a fabric store in Melbourne and thought it was very "Debbie" style. I also wanted to have fun with the trim and detail on the bodice. I went for cream eyelet lace with a satin musk pink ribbon overlay and three vintage cream buttons down the centre.
I love how easy this view of my dress is to sew up. Once I had it all cut out, I had it sewn and pressed within an hour.
The hemline sits just above the knee - not quite as short as Debbie wore hers, but I think much more wearable.
Isabella was not overly keen to stop playing to try the dress on and have her photo taken, so I promised her I would play any game she wanted for half an hour after taking them...
For some reason, Issie loves pretending she is a cat. She donned her cat mask and had me crawling around on all fours being the Mummy cat. She played the kitten, while Juliette was 'owner' and Emily was the puppy dog. Love being a Mum!
Now, onto that GIVEWAWAY!! My pattern will be ready for purchase next week. You might see a couple of versions this week for KCW from my lovely pattern testers. I also have a fabulous blog tour arranged for early August, where you can see some different versions of my pattern. But for now, I am offering a FREE PATTERN to two readers. To enter, you need to be a follower of my blog (via Google friend connect or Bloglovin' - links on my sidebar). Simply leave a comment to let me know you would like one, and if you are a new follower, let me know you have followed sewpony. If you do not have a blog, make sure you leave your email address if it is not connected to your profile.
The giveaway will be open until the end of Kids' Clothes Week - Which will be 12.00 midday Monday 22nd July (AEST), Sunday night for Northern Hemisphere readers. I will draw the winners at random and post the winners later on Monday.