Monday, February 17, 2014

EYMM Kenzie's Party Dress Blog Tour & Giveaway!

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BLOG TOUR DATES:






2/18 bebelambs



2/21 Sunflower Circle


I'm thrilled to be a part of the Kenzie's Party Dress Blog Tour!  This is my first time ever being a part of a blog tour, so hopefully I don't screw up.   Check out the other bloggers on the tour too!

Kymy at Everything Your Mama Made & More created this adorable pattern inspired by her daughter's 1st birthday.  The colorful rainbow version she made is absolutely perfect.

The pattern comes in sizes NB-18 Tween + 18" Doll and is sold over at the new website www.eymm.com.  You can find full details about the pattern here.  Be sure to stick around and enter the giveaway for the pattern at the bottom of this post!!

One of the things I really liked about this pattern (or any pattern for that matter) is that there are several different options to choose from.  You may have noticed based on my other posts that I'm not into ruffles and frill too much, so I chose to do the simple skirt version of the pattern.

Here's what I came up:








The fabric I used is an old bed sheet.  I may be slightly obsessed with up-cycling old bed sheets into garments these days.








This dress is a 3T with 4T length based on PiePie's measurements and the fit is perfect.




Perhaps my favorite feature of this pattern is the scoop in the back of the dress.









Coming in as a close second favorite are the super cute sleeves!




The pattern really does have an heirloom quality to it, so I took some extra time to ensure that this dress could indeed be an heirloom.

I carefully top stitched along the neckline and sleeves.




I also used reinforced french seams on the skirt.  I don't even know if that is a real thing, but I like how it turned out.




A big time-saver for me was using the original top of the sheet as the hem for the dress.  I'm loving larger hems lately.








One modification that I made was to fully line the dress.  The sheet was a bit thin and see-through so the lining was a must.  Plus, it adds a little bit of poof!






I hope you enjoyed my version of the Kenzie's Party Dress!  Be sure to enter the giveaway below.  The winner will be chosen February 21, 2014 and will receive the full bundle pack of the Kenzie's Party Dress pattern which includes all sizes NB-18 Tween + 18" Doll!!  Good luck!

If you're not the lucky winner you can get the pattern on sale right now until 2/24.  Use the code “kpdblogtour” on a Kenzie’s Party Dress order of $8.95 or more from www.eymm.com & get $1.95 off.  This makes individual patterns just $7 & the bundle with both size ranges AND the bonus doll add on just $12.47.  Limit 1 coupon per person.






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36 comments:

  1. Beautiful, simply beautiful.
    I would make the rainbow version 1st, then a more demure Easter version.

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  2. Lisa it's absolutely beautiful. The sheet is perfect for this dress. I'm a big fan of big hems as well.

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  3. I really like how clean this dress is & the scoop back is gorgeous. Such a great detail. I need to start looking at more sheets when I visit the thrift store!

    Mae
    The Life Of A Compulsive Crafter

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    1. Thank you Mae! I just love how this dress turned out.

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  4. Your version is just divine. I would do the same style!

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  5. I would probably make the signature version and of course, a matching 18" doll one

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    1. That sounds perfect! I need to try the signature version.

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  6. I love this style. It's so classic!

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  7. Great job. I love it... the fabric just looks so beautiful

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  8. Your version of this dress convinced me I need this pattern! Thanks, just gorgeous!

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  9. I love this in the vintage sheets! I never thought to use sheets for clothes! Such a great idea! Beautiful!

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    1. I love using vintage sheets for clothes!

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  10. Awesome job! I love the soft color palette =)

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    1. Thanks Crystal! I just love how this one turned out.

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  11. I would totally make the same as yours! I'm a total fan of the open back!

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    1. I love, love, love the open back! First time I've made a dress with one.

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  12. I love this dress! The sheet is just gorgeous! Very good job with the attention to detail, it's an heirloom for sure :)

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    1. Thank you Meghan! I just loved the sheet from the moment I saw it!

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  13. I was given a ton of sheets to sew with, none as cute as those though.

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  14. This is so cute, thank you for sharing this. It might be the pattern I have been looking for to make my daughter an easter dress

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    1. This pattern is perfect for an Easter dress!

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  15. This is so cute. I would love to make a floral simple skirt version. It would make a perfect Easter dress.

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    1. Yes, this pattern just screams "Easter Dress"!

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  16. I LOVE what you did with the pattern, I definitely would do the same version you did. I'm not into all the ruffles either, so I absolutely love what you made...;0}

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  17. I think this is my favorite one in the tour!! That hem drew me in, I love big hems too. I can't believe it's a bed sheet! So awesome and beautiful!!!

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  18. I love the version you did! So beautiful!!

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  20. Oh my goodness! Adorable dress, and the fabric is awesome! My sister's room was decorated with this bedding when we were little, about 25 years ago!

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    1. That is so awesome!!! If you have a pic I'd love to see it!

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