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 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.