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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The Sweetheart Dress: Pattern Review and Giveaway


What's more perfect for Valentine's day than to have a sweet little dress to wear to celebrate the day! I don't think much can compare whether you are 4 or 45, am I right?  Well, if you have a little girl in your life between the ages 2-6 you are in luck because there is a pattern for the most adorable dress my good friend Shannon from Luvinthemommyhood created called the Sweetheart Dress.  It is seriously the cutest thing!

The dress is an 18 page digital e-Pattern meaning you print it off right at home on your computer.  The thing I really loved about this pattern is that there were absolutely NO papers to tape together! All the pattern pieces fit on a few pages of paper, hooray for that! 

The pattern is very clear and easy to understand, Shannon did a great job of making sure it was easy for even a beginner seamstress. Her pictures are super detailed and guide you step-by-step in creating your very own dress.  I made both Penny and Ellie's at the same time, assembly line style, and had them both done in right at 2 hours.   

I think the dresses turned out so cute!  My girls are head over heels excited about them.  Penny picked out the fabric and went to bed praying that I would have them done by the morning for her and her sister to wear.

These two sisters.  

They love to dress alike and can I tell you that these dresses have been worn quite often in the short time since I made them :-) I love when something I make them is such a hit!

The dress is constructed really well.  The bodice has the sweetest heart cut-out on the back, I just love it!  The bodice is also fully lined so there are no seams showing on the inside of it.  I chose to use a covered button in Penelope's dress and I hand embroidered a heart in the middle of it.  She really liked that special touch!

For Eloise, I used a wooden heart button I found at Joann's.  I also lined her bodice with a light pink fabric to change the dress up slightly from her sister's.

Can you tell they are happy!

These dresses have a great skirt that is perfect for twirling in too!

And that heart cut-out!  Ah gah, I can't get enough!

If you'd like to purchase your own Sweetheart Dress Pattern click here now!

And now onto the giveaway!
Shannon has been so sweet to offer ONE of my lucky blog readers one of each of her sewing and knit patterns!!  How awesome is that!?

Just to sum that up for you, that includes:

The Sweetheart Dress pattern
The Commuter Cowl pattern
The Hannah Pom Pom knit hat pattern
The Downton Cowl knit pattern
The Camille Hooded Infinity Scarf knit pattern
The Stasia Infinity Cowl knit pattern
The Mallory Reversible Infinity Scarf knit pattern

To enter, use the Raffelcopter link below!
If you can't see the link, click here to enter!

Giveaway ends next Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013

Good Luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway XOXO,

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58 Comments:

Blogger Christina Harris said...

The dress is so CUTE!!! Its my new fav! I can't wait to make one! :-)

February 6, 2013 at 7:33 AM  
Blogger Comando Canica said...

My favourite pattern is the Downton Cowl Chevron Infinity Zig Zag Lace Knitting Pattern PDF.
Great and generous giveaway!

February 6, 2013 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

I love the sweetheart dress...too bad it will be a few years until I can make one for my little one, as she won't even be here till July!

February 6, 2013 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger ghall127 said...

I love this pattern. I'd have to say the SweetHeart Dress is by far my favorite. Can't wait to make a bunch of them for my SweetHeart :)

February 6, 2013 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

I think I would have to say the sweetheart dress too. I would have to add a shirt under it like a jumper for Valentine's here, but it would still be cute. And two little girls running around in a summery print version would be just perfect for Summertime!

February 6, 2013 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger EAbbate said...

My favourite pattern is the Downton Cowl Chevron Infinity Zig Zag Lace Knitting Pattern PDF :)

February 6, 2013 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Whoffs said...

I think my favorite pattern is this one! I'd love it in an adult size for summer weddings! (and the skills to actually make it!)

February 6, 2013 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Chelsea Malone said...

My favorite has to be the sweetheart dress. It so stinking cute!!

February 6, 2013 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Hillary said...

My favorite pattern is the Sweetheart Dress!

February 6, 2013 at 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My fav pattern is the sweetheart dress pattern! kit @planeboy17@yahoo.com

February 6, 2013 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Annelies said...

The heart dress is SEW cute...and I know three little girls that would look adorable in it!!! XXX

February 6, 2013 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger B said...

LOVE the sweetheart dress

February 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger luvinthemommyhood said...

Awww, thanks so much for the awesome review Maggie! Love how yours turned out! the girls looks so sweet in them!!! xoxoxo

February 6, 2013 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Janey Millar said...

My fave pattern is the sweetheart dress. I have two little kiddos who would love matching dresses like this!

February 6, 2013 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Val @ It's Always Sunny in Somerville said...

Love the Sweetheart dress - thanks for hosting!

February 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger Craftysoprano said...

I have fallen in love with the Sweetheart Dress!!!

February 6, 2013 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger charissa said...

love the sweetheart dress pattern

February 6, 2013 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Cori said...

I have to say the sweetheart dress is my favorite. And I have two little girls that love to dress alike.

February 6, 2013 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Gill said...

The Sweetheart dress!

February 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger hueisei said...

The sweetheart dress

February 6, 2013 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger "H" is for Heather said...

I love the Downton Cowl pattern. Thanks for the opportunity!

February 6, 2013 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Entwined Essentials said...

Love the sweetheart dress pattern...I don't know how to knit, yet. ;)

February 6, 2013 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

the sweetheart dress!

February 6, 2013 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger robertkaye said...

My favorite has to be this sweetheart dress! I would LOVE to win for my daughter as she loves dress and LOVES hearts! Thank you for the chance to win!

Amanda Kaye Grant
robertkaye@charter.net

February 6, 2013 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Pandora31 said...

The sweetheart dress is my favorite pattern! I love the fabric you used!

February 6, 2013 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger mary said...

The sweetheart dress is really cute. My daughters are 5 months and 10 years old. I will have to wait until my baby can fit into it before I make it.

February 6, 2013 at 11:24 AM  
Anonymous Kelly.R said...

The sweetheart dress for the win!

February 6, 2013 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger annemarie said...

I love the sweetheart dress - so perfect for Valentines Day.

February 6, 2013 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

The sweetheart dress

February 6, 2013 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger Ana said...

I am dying... DYING! for this pattern.

February 6, 2013 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

My favorite is the sweetheart dress. It is so cute!

February 6, 2013 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I love the sweetheart dress!!! So adorable!

February 6, 2013 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Momma J said...

That sweetheart dress is absolutely darling!! LOVE

February 6, 2013 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Cori C said...

My favorite pattern would also be the sweetheart dress- great idea!

February 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger dawn - Mi rinc√≥n de mariposas said...

my favorite pattern is the sweetheart dress, my girl would adore it!

February 6, 2013 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I have been wanting to make a mallory cowl !
your dresses turned out totally adorable!

February 6, 2013 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Pamela Graham said...

omg...love the sweetheart dress!!!!

February 6, 2013 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Jenny Larking said...

I love the sweetheart dress and have 2 baby girls just waiting for this pattern. jennylarking@gmail.com

February 6, 2013 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I love the downtown cowl chevron infinity scarf.. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

February 6, 2013 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Angela Bowman said...

My favorite pattern is the sweetheart dress...I HAVE to make it for my 6-year old!

February 6, 2013 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Kelie McWilliams said...

That is seriously cute -- I have a soon to be 6 year old sister whose name is written on this now! :) Love it!

February 6, 2013 at 4:10 PM  
Anonymous Jessica Kypers said...

My favourite pattern is the sweetheart dress - it's so unique!

February 6, 2013 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

My favorite is the sweetheart dress.

February 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Hands down my favorite is the Sweetheart dress....so sweet

February 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

My favorite pattern is the Sweetheart dress!

February 6, 2013 at 5:39 PM  
Anonymous kc @ genxfinance said...

That is an adorable dress.. And your little girls, they are quite charming.

February 6, 2013 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

I love that Sweetheart dress! Your girls look lovely!

February 7, 2013 at 5:07 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I love the sweetheart dress!

February 7, 2013 at 7:41 AM  
Blogger Fancy That Notion said...

After those pictures, how could my favorite pattern be anything but the sweetheart dress!:)

February 7, 2013 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

Love the commuter cowl. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Julie

February 7, 2013 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Love the sweetheart dress and the ones you made for your girls!

February 8, 2013 at 1:18 AM  
Blogger Love, Lace and a Lady said...

The sweetheart dress takes the cake! Something about the adorable innocence of a heart cutout is so precious

February 8, 2013 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger Heartmade Creations said...

LOOOOOVE the Sweetheart Dress! So adorable!

February 8, 2013 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger Everstar27 said...

Love the sweetheart dress...this is the 7th giveaway I enter...hope this is the winner :)

February 9, 2013 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I love the sweetheart dress, my nieces would look soo cute in these.

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

February 9, 2013 at 1:17 PM  
Anonymous Abby said...

Love both scarf patterns in the magpie collection!!

February 9, 2013 at 6:56 PM  
Anonymous Abby said...

My comment is above and my email is jonesa@dierbergs.com

February 9, 2013 at 7:00 PM  
Blogger Shanny said...

I love the Sweetheart Dress Sewing Pattern, of course!

February 10, 2013 at 10:07 PM  

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