sweetheart dress pattern and giveaway

2 Oct

have i got some sweet stuff for you today!

sweetheart dress

i was recently lucky enough to pattern test the newest pattern by the lovely and talented shannon of luvinthemommyhood, which was just released yesterday!  it’s called the sweetheart dress, and it’s the perfect dress for a girly little gal like mine.  it’s a quick, fun sew, featuring a fully lined bodice with the cutest heart cutout in the back, and a gathered skirt for twirling.  it’s a dress that’s great for comfy day-to-day wear, but has tons of style!

sweetheart dress

i sewed it in sarah jane’s find the narwhal fabric from her out to sea line,  and i’ve decided it’s pretty much the cutest fabric ever.  Em calls the narwhals “unicorn whales,” and i’m not correcting her.  they ARE unicorn whales!  the fabric itself is quilting cotton, but with a really nice drape and feel.

sweetheart dress

shannon’s pattern is great, and i even learned how to line a bodice in a way that i had never tried before.  it’s always fun to learn something new when i sew!  it came together nicely and i was excited to make a dress that i knew Em would love.

sweetheart dress

the pattern includes sizes 2-6.  though it’s a PDF pattern and i know some people aren’t so fond of those, it actually requires no taping!  NONE!  just print the three page pattern, cut it out, and get sewing.

sweetheart dress

i just think between the heart cutout and the pink narwhal fabric, this dress pure confection.  you probably need this sweet little pattern for KCWC next week, right?  well…i can help with that!

sweetheart dress

luvinthemommyhood is generously offering a fantastic pattern giveaway to skirt as top readers!  here’s how you can win:

leave me a comment on this post – any comment will do.  if you need an idea, i’d love to hear what part of the changing season you’re most excited about.

bonus entries:

that’s a possible FOUR separate entries!
i’ll pick THREE winners on sunday, october 7.  one grand prize winner will win the sweetheart dress pattern, plus every pattern in shannon’s shop!  yes, EVERY SINGLE PATTERN!!  additionally, two runners up will win the sweetheart dress PDF sewing pattern!  pretty great, eh?
deets:
  • if it’s not already linked in your profile, please leave your email address so we can contact you.  the format of skirtastop(at)gmail(dot)com works well to help avoid spam.
  • open to US and international residents.
  • void where prohibited.
  • if you don’t want to wait to find out if you’ve won, you can buy the sweetheart dress right here right now!

have a great day, and good luck!

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107 Responses to “sweetheart dress pattern and giveaway”

  1. Joanna October 2, 2012 at 5:13 am #

    This is such a gorgeous dress! My niece would LOVE it. I don’t have Facebook unfortunately, but rest assured I ‘like’ you all!

  2. Georgia October 2, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    Wow love this pattern it’s perfect for my little girl! I also love that here in Australia it’s finally getting warmer and we are heading towards summer!

  3. Georgia October 2, 2012 at 5:14 am #

    Liked you on Facebook too!

  4. Georgia October 2, 2012 at 5:15 am #

    Liked luvinthommyhood too! Yay!

  5. Tanja Wijnands October 2, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    What a cute little dress! it would be perfect for my little girl called Mika for the december months in a cute fairytale like fabric from Kiyohara. A part from the christmas holidays she will celebrate her third birthday on december 24th!! So that is exactly what I am exited about when the season is changing!

  6. Mary W October 2, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    I love the fabric of this dress. Very cute!

  7. Mary W October 2, 2012 at 5:26 am #

    I ‘like’ skirtastop on Facebook

  8. Mary W October 2, 2012 at 5:26 am #

    I like luvinthemommyhood on facebook

  9. Mary W October 2, 2012 at 5:27 am #

    I would love to learn how to knit – I would make the Mallory Cowl first!

  10. Cindy October 2, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    Super cute dress! The heart cut out is adorable.:)

  11. Jane October 2, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    Soooo pretty!

  12. Jane October 2, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    I like you on FB

  13. Cindy October 2, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    I “like” skirt as top on FB.

  14. Jane October 2, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    I like luvinthemommyhood on FB

  15. Cindy October 2, 2012 at 5:33 am #

    And I also like luvinthemommyhood on FB!

  16. Jane October 2, 2012 at 5:34 am #

    I too wish I could knit, i do know lots of people who do though …. ;) but that commuter cowl is pretty awesome and probably my fave since I can make that…well of course besides the sweetheart dress ;)

  17. jen\ October 2, 2012 at 5:51 am #

    soo pretty! I love that fabric!

  18. jen\ October 2, 2012 at 5:52 am #

    i now like skirt as a top on facebook

  19. jen\ October 2, 2012 at 5:52 am #

    I like lovinthemommyhood on facebook now

  20. jen\ October 2, 2012 at 5:53 am #

    I can’t knit either… but the downtown cowl pattern looks pretty. my mom can knit.

  21. carolyn October 2, 2012 at 5:59 am #

    Unicorn whales? That is the most perfect description ever!
    And I’m most looking forward to breaking out our down comforter. Oh how I love snuggling under it every night!
    PS – I actually love PDF patterns….I can’t be the only one…

  22. mrsm13 October 2, 2012 at 6:09 am #

    This dress is super cute…and I love me a pdf pattern.

  23. mrsm13 October 2, 2012 at 6:10 am #

    I visited her shop, and I love the commuter cowl

  24. Pillows A-La-Mode October 2, 2012 at 6:16 am #

    That is SO adorable!!! I can picture all my granddaughters wearing it. Fingers crossed! :)

  25. Pillows A-La-Mode October 2, 2012 at 6:17 am #

    Liked both on FB . . . looking forward to your posts! :)

  26. lecsmiscellany October 2, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    Your dress came out absolutely adorable, and I can do see why Em would like it. My girls would be all after it, too! It was great to see the narwhal fabric in action–it’s so cute! I’ve been debating whether to get it or not, and seeing it on Em has decided me. The girls love the mermaid fabric already, I think I’ll just *have* to get both. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Can’t wait to see what you’ll sew

  27. lecsmiscellany October 2, 2012 at 6:21 am #

    Your dress came out absolutely adorable, and I can do see why Em would like it. My girls would be all after it, too! It was great to see the narwhal fabric in action–it’s so cute! I’ve been debating whether to get it or not, and seeing it on Em has decided me. The girls love the mermaid fabric already, I think I’ll just *have* to get both. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway! Can’t wait to see what you’ll sewNext week :-)

  28. Peggie October 2, 2012 at 6:27 am #

    This dress is so unique and cute. I love it!

  29. Peggie October 2, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    Sweetheart dress is my favorite from her shop!

  30. Peggie October 2, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    I like luvinthemommyhood on facebook!

  31. Peggie October 2, 2012 at 6:31 am #

    I like skirt as top on facebook and have been following you by email for some time. I know that is not part of the entries but wanted you to know how much I enjoy your blog!

  32. darci October 2, 2012 at 6:31 am #

    I like the cooler weather

  33. TJ October 2, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway, the dress is just lovely!

  34. Tara Faul October 2, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    Your dress came out so cute! I adore that fabric, and it’s one of my favorites from Out To Sea. Soooo cute. It makes a great little dress too! I was also thinking that the anchors would make a cute croquet dress. Especially paired with some stripes.

    Obviously if this giveaway happens to land on me, you should find another winner. ^_^

  35. Samantha October 2, 2012 at 6:43 am #

    LOVE it! I actually just purchased this fabric. Though a giveaway would probably be wasted on me, since I’m going to buy it regardless. :)

  36. Samantha October 2, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    Liked luvinthemommyhood on FB

  37. Samantha October 2, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    The Mallory cowl is my fave

  38. Samantha October 2, 2012 at 6:44 am #

    Already liked Skirt as Top :)

  39. Nicole Gagnon October 2, 2012 at 7:09 am #

    I love love love this pattern and adore Shannon’s blog! I hope I win!

  40. sewchibi October 2, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Shut UP!!!!!!?? Kristen! Narwhal fabric???!!!!! Gahhhh!! O. M. G!!!! Em looks so incredibly sweet! The girl really pulls of sweet pink like no one’s business!! Absolutely adorable! I can see her smirk in a couple of pics… She must be super smitten with it!!! How cute!!!!!

  41. Amy Rene October 2, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    darling, darling dress and yes I do love learning new ways to create. my favorite part of fall? pumpkins!! piles on the porch and getting in my belly!

  42. Vanessa@DesignsBySessa October 2, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    That is ADORABLE!!!!

  43. Ana October 2, 2012 at 8:14 am #

    Sweetheart dress is my favorite from her shop ;)

  44. Amy Rene October 2, 2012 at 8:17 am #

    1. already a fan of skirtastop as Sweet Happy Pie
    2. a new fan of luvinthemommyhood as Sweet Happy Pie
    3. the mallory cowel is just lovely. i think i need one. :)

  45. Sarah S October 2, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    I really like the dress and would love to learn a new way to line a dress. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  46. Sarah S October 2, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Mallory cowl…Christmas gifts!!

  47. Caila October 2, 2012 at 9:14 am #

    Those narwhales, er, unicorn whales are so awesome! Love the dress, too! So excited about this new pattern. :)

  48. replicatethendeviate October 2, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    That fabric is awesome!!! Love the unicorn whales. :)

  49. replicatethendeviate October 2, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    I already liked you on fb.

  50. replicatethendeviate October 2, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    The sweetheart dress pattern is my favorite in her shop. :)

  51. gail October 2, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    the dress is adorable! such great fabric, too. a dress with a heart cut out should be pink! i’m thinking valentine’s day already…

  52. gail October 2, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    i’ve been liking you on FB for AGES now :)

  53. gail October 2, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    i like luvinthemommyhood on FB, too!

  54. gail October 2, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    love all those cowls but my favorite pattern in the shop in the sweetheart dress! and i’m starting to feel silly leaving so many comments ;)

  55. Leah B. October 2, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    Very nice would love to win. THanks

  56. Leah B. October 2, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    I followe livinginthemommyhood on fb

  57. thegrimtuesday October 2, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    How can I resist? Name in hat!

    Oh, and I’m loving these cooler temps! I only wish I knew where the grown-up hoodies are around here.

  58. thegrimtuesday October 2, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    I like you, and not just on facebook!

  59. thegrimtuesday October 2, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    i like luvinthemommyhood too.

  60. thegrimtuesday October 2, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    And I love the Downton Cowl. I don’t knit at all, but help me if i can’t stop loving some Downton!

  61. Janey Millar October 2, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    I “Like” you on FB!

  62. Janey Millar October 2, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I already “Like” luvinthemommyhood on FB!

  63. Janey Millar October 2, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    I like the Mallory cowl pattern for my 7 year old. She also is hopeless with scarves!

  64. Janey Millar October 2, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    I love the Sarah Jane fabric you chose for this dress, I just ordered it too and may add the dress/fabric combo to my list of things for KCWC!!

  65. Amanda Kaye Grant October 2, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    I would love to win! thank you for the chance! <3 THIS!

    Amanda Kaye Grant
    robertkaye at charter dot net

  66. Amanda Kaye Grant October 2, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    I am already a HUGE fan of luvinthemommyhood on Facebook.

    Amanda Kaye Grant
    robertkaye at charter dot net

  67. Amanda Kaye Grant October 2, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    New fan of Skirt as top!

    Thank you!
    Amanda Kaye Grant
    robertkaye at charter dot net

  68. Amanda Kaye Grant October 2, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    The Sweetheart dress if my favorite pattern!!

    Amanda Kaye Grant
    robertkaye at charter dot net

    Thank you so much!

  69. Shae October 2, 2012 at 1:05 pm #

    That’s very sweet, nice job!

  70. Carly October 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    The sweetheart dress is absolutely beautiful (helps that the model is a cutie too!). It’s coming into spring here in Australia and my 5.5year old girl would adore this dress. I like the cowls on the website, but this dress is definitely the stand out dress. Thank you for giving us the chance to win this, unfortunately I don’t have facebook but if I did, I would have ‘liked’ you ages ago.

    Carly

  71. Cherie October 2, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Awww, sweet dress, Kristin! LOVE the narwhal (unicorn whale) fabric!!!

  72. Barbarah October 2, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    I love when the air smells so clean and crisp, that is my favourite part of autumn.

  73. Barbarah October 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    the Mallory cowl looks so soft and comfy…

  74. RaeAnna October 2, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    Have you put your pictures up in Sarah Jane’s flickr group!?!? I love the use of this fabric on this dress!!! I can’t wait to get my Out to Sea shipment in a few weeks! (Don’t tell my hubby how much I spent!)

  75. Shannon October 2, 2012 at 6:53 pm #

    cute! I love the back details

  76. Jocelyn W October 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm #

    OMG I am very much in love with that fabric!
    I think the cozy clothes and baked goods are may fav cooler weather things

  77. Jocelyn W October 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    As much as I would love to make a mallory cowl I just dont think my skills are up for it. The commuter cowl on the other hand I could totally do!

  78. Jocelyn W October 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    I “like” luvinthemommyhood on FB

  79. wendy October 2, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    facebook “like” for skirt as top…check!

  80. wendy October 2, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

    facebook “like” for luvinthemommyhood…check!

  81. wendy October 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    i must say…the sweetheart dress pattern is my fave! can’t wait to give it a try for my wee little love! thanks for the chance to win! fingers crossed!

  82. Kimberly F October 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    I am excited for warm soup on chilly evenings!

  83. Kimberly F October 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    I like luvinthemommyhood on FB

  84. Kimberly F October 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    I like Skirt as Top on FB

  85. Kimberly F October 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    The sweetheart dress is definitely my fave!

  86. Max October 3, 2012 at 4:04 am #

    This is tooooo cute!

  87. Adrienne October 3, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Beautiful dress! I’d love to win the pattern! Fall is by far my favorite season. I’m so excited that’s it has started cooling down. I’m in Texas, where it sometimes doesn’t feel like fall till winter. I love the cool weather (and the clothes we get to wear…warm colors, sweaters and boots!). I also love picking up pecans and listening to the crows!!

  88. Rachel at Stitched in Color October 3, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    You’re keeping a beautiful blog here, Kristin. I totally respect you clothes-making gurus. This pattern is so perfect. I’d love to make it for Easter this year!

  89. oliver's fancy October 3, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    that dress is gorgeous! I love the “unicorn whales”. :) After this crazy hot summer, I am so looking forward to fall!

  90. oliver's fancy October 3, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    I like luvinthemommyhood on facebook.

  91. oliver's fancy October 3, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    I really like the downton cowl…wish I knit well enough to make it!

  92. pamela October 3, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    i love the fabric choice…perfect for such an adorable dress!

  93. trinh October 3, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Supercute dress. I think s would love this pattern. I liked you on fb.

  94. trinh October 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    I liked luvinthemommyhood on fb.

  95. dramaqueenseams October 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

    How sweet is that!!! Love the dress. I would love this pattern and liked you on FB…

  96. Robin October 3, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    I love the look of this dress and think my nieces would love it.

  97. Robin October 3, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    I liked you on Facebook.

  98. Robin October 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    I liked luvinthemommyhood on Facebook.

  99. Leslie S October 3, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    sweet sweet dress, I have 2 granddaughters that would look so cute in this dress

  100. Crystal October 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    I’ve been eyeballing this pattern for a while, I would love to get my hands on the real deal!

  101. Talia October 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    One of your australian followers here! So I can’t really comment about the changing of YOUR seasons but ours are rapidly closing on summer. An australian summer is hot hot hot especially in my little corner of it. This little dress would be a perfect breezey addition to my little girls wardrobe!
    b(dot)keiki(dot)b(at)live(dot)com(dot)au

  102. Talia October 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Like you on facebook!

  103. Talia October 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Liked luvinmommyhood on facebook ;)

  104. Talia October 4, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    And I really like the Mallory cowl as it seems even someone as knitting challenged as I – love doing it just not so good at it – could make a success of that one.

  105. Rita October 5, 2012 at 6:52 am #

    I love your fabric choice.

  106. Tanja October 6, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    I live in Africa, so the seasons are different, but what i love about right now is the cool nights that actually allow me to sleep with a blanket!

  107. hungie gungie October 8, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    i missed this original post, just going back through your latest archives. this dress is SO FREAKIN CUTE! i love that fabric! and the twirl factor is perfection! thank you for the inspiration.
    Caroline

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