Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tie Dye Diva Girl's Ruffle Neck Twirl Dress Pattern and a Give-a-way

I got a little break from my pattern writing and drafting at the beginning of the week this week....
and BOY was it welcome!
While I'm excited to be putting out a pattern, I must admit that the process bores me to death (so far).
I've made 8 of my swimsuits and I was ready to make something else!

Not only, did I get to test this for the Tie Dye Diva, but she has also, so graciously offered to do a give-a-way of one pattern to one of my readers.
I'm so excited! You guys know how I love to share patterns I love and I know you will love this one.



This pattern was just the thing I needed for a break from the swimsuits.

It is adorable, feminine, breezy for summer, has room for growth, but ties to cinch it up and make it look 'fit'. It was so fun to put together, too. I just love how Jen made the seams encased with very few raw edges on the inside of the garment.


I bought this fabric at Wal-Mart a couple summers ago and wish I would've bought the whole bolt. I just love the print and the feel of it. It feels like a really old pillowcase. It's drapey and soft and just perfect for this pattern.

I did a rolled hem on the bottom of the ruffles and used some pink shirting for the contrast.
I think Lucy looks so sweet.
When I asked her if she liked her new dress, she said, "Yes, it's lovely and also great for running..."
and took off.


I asked Ella if she liked it and wanted one and she said, "Yeah, but I want to wear mine like this." and pulled Lucy's shoulders down...


What am I gonna do with that girl???

I made Lucy a little frayed flower to go in her hair and I just love this photo of her. I can't stop looking at her tiny, sweet little hands.


All of these photos were edited with my new Photoshop Elements program.

I have to tell you... I am REALLY missing picnik. What a bummer they were bought over.
The makers of picnik have launched a new website called PicMonkey, but I haven't tried it out yet.
If you do, let me know what you think of it.

But first, leave a comment (with your email address) to enter the give-a-way and go say thanks to Jen (The Tie Dye Diva) on her facebook page. Tell her I sent you and check out some of her other patterns.
This one is number 50! Wow... I find that seriously impressive since I'm struggling on my first.


Some of my favorites are: (click to see what I've made with the pattern)
The Sweet Summer Halter
The Ruffled Diaper Cover
The Ruffled Sunsuit romper
Fleece Hoodie Pattern
Peas in a Pod Sewing Pattern
The Twirl Skort Pattern

On my wishlist:
The Snazzy pants pattern
The Butterfly dress pattern
Boys Cargo shorts pattern

She's awesome, right?
Now enter away. I'll announce the winner on Friday.
Make sure you leave your email address... or I'll be forced to pick someone else.









87 comments:

Mama Lusco said...

Beautiful dress and models! This one is so sweet. Thanks for the chance to win! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

Southern Style Stitches said...

I love that dress. The fabrics are gorgeous. I would love to win a pattern from Tie Dye Diva. She is awesome. THanks for the chance.
jridgill45@msn.com

Kate said...

Love it! I can imagine so many variations. Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win :)

katesadventures(at)gmail(dot)com

katie said...

I love Tie Dye Diva patterns! You're dress turned out really cute. Thanks for the chance to win one! skpink at gpcom dot net

Alea Family said...

I just sewed her Sunny Day Hat Pattern for a friend's little boy and it was super simple and cute! This pattern looks adorable, too! Thanks for the giveaway!!
forbarron(at)yahoo(dot)com

gmsiluch@gmail.com said...
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gmsiluch@gmail.com said...

Love the pattern, love what you created with it!
marcia
gmsiluch at gmail dot com

Nelissa said...

You did a great job and I can't wait to try out the pattern myself. Thanks for the opportunity!

Michelle said...

So so cute! Hope I win so I can make one too!
michelle_conlon@ymail.com

Jennifer said...

Love it! I want this pattern. Love all of her patterns. jenbailey765(at)gmail(dot)com

Tammyt said...
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Tammyt said...

I would LOVE this pattern to use up some of my fabric and make my two daughters some pretty dresses! rtassone@twcny.rr.com

Families Are Like Fudge said...

This looks like a simple pattern. I would love to see my little one running while wearing it.
Jchlangley@gmail.com

Nona said...

This is one of the sweetest dresses I have seen this season. I am inspired by all your sharing. Linked here from Sew Forum. I love Jen's patterns and have several. All are well written and sized well too.
Nona (pewa88@yahoo.com)

GrannyDebDesigns said...

What a perfect summer pattern. My little granddaughter would love this design as much as I do. Cole, your fabric choices are simply perfect for this design!
Add me to the list of those who would love a chance to win this pattern please... And thank you for showing this to us!
debradjm@gmail.com

Avery's Mama said...

What a cute dress! I'd love to win! plainjane19(at)cox(dot)net

daniKate designs said...

The clothes you've made from her patterns are all so adorable. I am going to have to get the halter dress pattern you made a couple versions of. I would love to have this one too!
I love the fabrics you used for this, btw, that print is so sweet.

jazzo said...
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jazzo said...

Nicole, This is a really sweet pattern. You had the right fabric in your stash for this, so romantic!
jetanabe@hotmail.com

ShirleyC said...

I really like this dress, and I'm quite sure my Shelby would also. Your girls are always so cute modeling!
Thanks for the giveaway!
clarkclay@bellsouth.net

blondelizzard said...

Love the fabric! So so gorgeous. And I love Tie Dye Diva patterns - I just finished making the Snazzy pants - just so easy!
tanisyndesigns(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sara said...

Beautiful, I LOVE the fabric!!
colesara09@yahoo.com

ShelleyMade said...

Yes please! Love Jen's patterns, have made quite a few so far. Shelleymade at gmail dot com

Kristen said...

Love your photos and the dress! Thanks for offering the chance to win the pattern!
kriswilli@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

Absolutely beautiful! I LOVE this. Callcin@gmail.com

felicia said...
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felicia said...

Oh how pretty! I love it off the shoulder too :) I would love to try this pattern out for my little lady.

3littlebirdsstitchco@gmail.com

CountryPrincess said...
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CountryPrincess said...

Love this pattern I have a ton of TDD patterns and love everyone of them.

kat said...

Love, love, love the dress and the pattern, would love to win:-)
kat.germaine@yahoo.com

Many thanks for the Comp!

Nicole Johnstone said...

I just love her patterns! I own quite a few of them myself. I already am a fan on fb. The fabrics you chose are so sweet and feminine I love it. My email address is madebycraftycoley@hotmail.com.

jrtruba said...

Love her patterns. I use the Big Bow dress all the time

Diana said...

I love, love, love this dress! My goddaughter would look so cute in it! I'm a fan of TDD's cute stuff.
tek_girl21@hotmail.com

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Shelley said...

Picmonkey is ok. There isn't a collage capability yet and no way to store pics either. The fine tuning seems to be not as good either. I love the dress!

Shannon H said...

I LOVE this pattern!!! Your sweet Lucy always makes me smile! She looks so pretty in her new dress! I made the sweet summer halters last summer and would be so excited to win this pattern to make for this summer :). Csharri@comcast.net

The Tangled Tulip said...

Ohhhh I just love the dress and it's so perfect with that fabric! Nice job! Tie Dye Diva's patterns are fantastic thanks so much for the chance to win one! :o)

thetangledtulip at live dot com

jellaan said...

You are right, I love this cute dress!! Would love to win it, but if I don't I'll buy it at some point!! :)

julie @littledarlingdesigns.com

Terri said...
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Terri said...

Such a cute dress. Hope to win it. Terrilanec@charter.net

Talena said...

Beautiful dress and model. Love your fabric choices. Would love to win this pattern!!
talenaloy@yahoo.com

Bugyola said...

I will sew a Ruffled Sunsuit this weekend from Tie's pattern, and I love this dress too. It is soo cute! Thanks for the giveaway!
mikloskornelia(at)gmail(dot)com

Christie Brown said...

I saw on Jen's Facebook page about this new pattern and was instantly in love... I have nearly all of her patterns.

Also, I have used Pic Monkey and it's VERY much like picnik! They just need to give you the option to work with multiple photos (I have to refresh after each picture)

stitchnlove@gmail.com

Cindy Whitaker said...

What a precious girl (and the dress is cute too)! I LOVE Tie Dye Diva patterns too, but haven't purchased this one yet. Thanks for offering it for a giveaway! rudyroo2@aol.com

Cheryle said...

Another sweet dress! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.
jimandcheryle(dot)bennett(at)comcast(dot)net

Deena said...

I love all of TieDyeDiva's patterns - I have many- and make a lot of them for my nieces...and grand nieces...so this one is sure to be a pleasure - hope I can win it as I do not have this one yet!
quiltshiresladydeena@yahoo.com

Shaunee said...

shauneegannnon(at)gmail(dot)com Love it! Super cute pictures as well :)

Pam said...

Your dress is cute, cute, cute! I would love to use this
pattern to make my two grand-daughters matchin dresses. Thanks for the chance to win.
pwoodfor@bellsouth.net

Shawn said...

Love it, although I love the tunic version from today even more. I've used PicMonkey... it's very similar, but the effects are a little harsh at the moment. I'm sure they will fix them.
Thanks for the giveaway!
Shawn
365Tarpon Springs @ gmail.com

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Sheila said...

This is adorable! I'm not a sewer but wouldn't mind trying my had at a dress this cute!!

svrabel(at)mac(dot)com

My Pixie Girl's Ruffles said...

Oooh, would love to win this pattern! Love the ones you made. :)

D'Andra

Cindy's Custom Creations said...

This one is another winner from Tie Dye Diva! Love your sample and the top version in your next post!

Mindy Rhae said...

Ooh, this one is a keeper. Something about it makes me nostalgic. The ruffle neck, I'm thinking. Love this dress!! mindyrhae @ gmail (dot) com =O))

craftmom said...

ooh, I love this pattern. My daughter would love it too. Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

Bolo heads said...

I really want this pattern with four girls I need it. I also need to get on her tester list.

sweetangelclothing@gmial.com

SheSewChic said...

Love how you made it into a top instead of a dress!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Angi

shesewchic @ att dot net

bettyjun49 said...

The girls are so cute in their dresses(I've read fridays blog as well) and I love the pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win one! My almost-five year old granddaughter would love it! bettyjun49@hotmail.com

louroff said...
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louroff said...

Such a lovely dress and the fabric is beautiful! loving the neckline! thanks for the chance to win!!

louiseroff@hotmail.co.uk

Lou x

StitchesbySusan said...

Love the new pattern!
sbarnett@ms.metrocast.net

StitchesbySusan said...

Love the new pattern!
sbarnett@ms.metrocast.net

beth said...

REALLY want this pattern! Your dresses are adorable. I am in the middle of making the snazzy pants, and I really like that pattern.

bablank@gmail.com

Stacey said...

Super cute! I love the colors, definitely great for summer! Thank you for the chance.
webbstace@embarqmail.com

tj said...

I would love to sew this pattern. I love to see new things with variety!! terrijane_buck@yahoo.com

tj said...

I would love to sew with this pattern. I love to see the new patterns and variety!! Great job!!

Shelbi said...

This is such a cute pattern. Thank you for the giveaway!

mary said...

I love this pattern. Looks so easy and it's adorable on your daughter. I have a few patterns from Tie Dye Diva, but I need bigger patterns for my 9 year old daughter. You did a great job. Thanks for the giveaway.

marypichotta@yahoo.com

shannon1254 said...

I would love to win this!!

shannon1254@comcast.net

thimblegirl said...

Sweet pattern and beautiful little girls. I'd love to make this pattern--I'm going to buy it if I don't win, but here's hoping!!!
lynnpoulin(at)gmail(dot)com

Molly said...

I LOVE this pattern and have been drooling over it for a few days...well weeks, let's be honest. Would love to win a copy. Thanks for the chance!

pbcronin@comcast.net

thimblegirl said...

Sweet pattern and beautiful little girls. I'd love to make this pattern--I'm going to buy it if I don't win, but here's hoping!!!
lynnpoulin(at)gmail(dot)com

Rosieq said...

Ooh, I hope I'm not to late...But I love this little top/dress!!! Looks so fun, and YOU make it sound so easy and quick to sew up!

Pink Hippo Boutique said...

Love the dress and I love how you made it a top on your facebook page. So cute.

janelle@pinkhippoboutique.com

PS I have used PicMonkey and it is a lot like picnik.

kayski150 said...

LOVE IT!! kayski150@comcast.net

Amanda said...

Very sweet! I love it! I hope to make dresses like this for my daughter one day. (I'm just learning to sew.)
bluecenturyhome(at)gmail(dot)com

chalkdust100 said...

Love the dress and the model is a real doll. Would like to try this pattern.

chalkdust100 said...

Love the dress and the model is a real doll. I would love to try this pattern.

Sewmama said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! I just love you creations. washjd4 at yahoo dot net

m&em said...

Hope I am not to late to enter the give away. Love the pattern and all your creations.

Tammie said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Colleen said...

and I like the print on the dress version too. thank you for the chance to win.

Jerry said...

Nicole, this looks like a style my sweet MK would like! I would like to enter your give-away!! I've never tried one of her patterns before and I see this one goes up to size 10!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

Jerry said...

Oops -- email:
niener987 at comcast dot net

Sew Sweet by Beth said...

I would love to make a dress for my daughter! I just love Tie Dye Diva Patterns!!!! eeyore777(at)comcast.net

Sew Sweet by Beth said...

I would love to make a dress for my daughter! I just love Tie Dye Diva Patterns!!!! eeyore777(at)comcast.net

love2shop54321 said...

I love the pattern and your fabric choices. Thank you for the awesome giveaway! Pick me, pick me!

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