BLOG TOUR: Debbie's birthday dress and some THANKYOUS!!

August 03, 2013

I am excited about the next two weeks...I have recruited ten wonderful bloggers to make and photograph my pattern - Debbie's birthday dress.  Starting this Monday (5th), sewpony will host it's first blog tour.  A 'blog tour' is a great way to view different takes on a pattern and to see how it comes up in different fabrics and with varying tastes.

I am proud to call all these ladies 'friends' and am so grateful to have them showcase my pattern!

Now for the Oscar speech...I also want to thank these lovely people for helping me with my pattern...

To my pattern testers: Marta, Sanae, Erin, Tara, Ros my sister Jules and good friend Katrina.  Thanks so much guys - I really appreciate all your feedback and the time you took to help me out!  Especially to Tara who received several dud PDF's when I tried to send her the pattern early so she could make it up before having her baby!

Thanks also to my friend Susie for being my emergency 'go to' person when I got stuck with Illustrator.  Thankfully Susie lives just around the corner so a couple of quick visits with my laptop before kinder ensued when I ran into trouble!

To An from StraightGrain for your initial tips in starting out.

To Melissa from MellySews for putting together just what I needed to start digital pattern making - a great e-course for the complete beginner.

And to my three little girls for letting me measure you, make you try on another dress and for being good girls posing for photos for Mummy!  Thank goodness for cute little Japanese stickers for their reward charts!! (yes the reward charts on our fridge have a picture of a camera - they get stickers for obliging!! Better for their teeth than chocolate frogs!!)

After a lot of exclamation marks, I am off. I hope you will stay tuned for my tour.  If you buy and make my pattern (there will be 20% off for the duration of the tour), be sure to add it to my flickr group. Tune in each day of the tour at 8pm Melbourne time and I will give you a sneak peak of the bloggers' creations with link to their blog posts:)

Links to the bloggers on tour...

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  1. So much fun to be a part of it - thank you :) x

  2. Really looking forward to this tour and sharing my Debbie's Birthday Dress! Thank you, Suz!

    1. Thanks Heidi!! I am so excited to see everyone's dresses!!!

  3. What an awesome line up of bloggers! Can't wait to see what everyone creates! Heading over to purchase the pattern now :)

  4. can't wait to see all the Debbie goodness :)

  5. Gorgeous - can't wait to see what they all do.

  6. thanks for including me! I managed to get that dress sewn up before the baby came too ^_^


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