Sunday, July 27, 2014

Release Day for the Secret Garden Dress & Giveaway

I can't believe it! Finally, the Secret Garden Dress PDF pattern is ready to be released! This is where you can find the pattern on Etsy. Allison of E+M Patterns and I have been working on this on and off for a little bit now. I'm amazed at what two ladies who have never met in person from opposite sides of the country have created. I must admit that my part of putting the tutorial together was much harder than I thought it would be, but I couldn't be more proud of the end result. Thanks Allison for your constant encouragement and motivation! So you'll want to read to the end because we're going to give away a copy of the Secret Garden Dress PDF pattern to a lucky reader, and even if you purchase the pattern and you win you will be refunded!

The pattern has 2 views and each with their distinct style. The original idea was to have a dress with a flounce at the back. Then came the idea of the neckline and deep V at the back with side zipper.



I love the simplicity of the front of the dress and decided on making a version without the flounce and added a delicate ribbon to the waistline seam.



I used simple quilter's weight cotton for both dresses, but with the style of these dresses they could easily be worn for special occasions.









So one more thing! Thanks to the group of ladies that helped test this pattern out! Your time, effort and patience was so appreciated! Those little models were just so beautiful in there new dresses! Here's a look at some of the tester photos.




If you want to see more from our lovely testers some have blog posts up, I know you want to read what they had to say about this dress! Here are some links!

Amy at SewsNBows
Connie at Cranberry Ridge Design
Melissa at Rebel & Malice
Ula at Lulu & Celeste
Fatima at Conversas de Hermanas
Dorothea at Making Lists

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Until next time, xx.



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25 comments:

  1. I'm so excited for the release!! I can't wait to show my 2nd Secret Garden Dress:)

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  2. Thank you, E+M Patterns and Sprouting JubeJube for this giveaway! :)

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  3. I entered the giveaway, but I was already too excited about this lovely pattern, so waiting for the result of the giveaway is not an option....I just bought the pattern...

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  4. Tears! We did it, Deb! Congrats to us both!! Heart you!

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    1. Tears of joy indeed! Heart you right back!

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway, lovely pattern! Congratulations!

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  6. Thanks E+M Patterns and Sprouting JubeJube for the giveaway! Congrats on your new release...it's adorable!

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  7. This dress is so unique. I LOVE it!

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  8. I was so bummed I didn't get to test this! And I loved it so! *fingers crossed* I win a copy!
    Thanks for the chance to win! But mostly, thanks for the amazing patterns you CONTINUE to put out!

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  9. Thanks E+M Patterns and Sprouting JubeJube for the giveaway :) It is a gorgeous dress and would be lovely for Christmas time in New Zealand.

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  10. Would love to win this pattern reminds me of the 50's.

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  11. thank you, alison and deborah for the BEAUTIFUL pattern and the giveaway!

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway! Beautiful dress! Love it!

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  13. I cannot wait to try this one out for my girls Alison! (Sorry if I have not doubled up on my comments - I am having trouble this morning!) :)

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  14. Thanks E+M Patterns and Sprouting JubeJube for the giveaway :)

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  15. Thanks E+M Patterns and Sprouting JubeJube for the awesome giveaway :)

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  16. What a gorgeous and unique dress!

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  17. I modified the pattern into a coat for Project Run & Play! I hope you like it! ~Stephanie http://pinaforesandpinwheels.blogspot.com/2014/10/twirly-girl-project-run-play-week-4.html

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