3.07.2011

Spitfire Playdress ePattern giveaway

Hi All!


I've made the draw.  Congratuations to Laura, who is so hardcore she repaired her own serger (that just makes me tingley all over!)


Laura, I've just sent an email your way.  You should let me know if you did not receive it.


Everyone else, thank you thank you for the very sweet comments and for playing along :) 

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I will be very soon putting up a new pattern for sale on Etsy.  Before you all go rushing over to buy it, because I'm sure you will, hold on for a minute.  I want to tell you a bit about it first and then get you to enter my giveaway for a free pdf pattern.

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The Spitfire Playdress is a simple shape, designed for easy sewing and comfortable wear, in US children's sizes 3-8. Smootch calls these tee-shirt dresses her 'derby dresses' because she says she likes to wear them while roller skating. All I know is that it's the first thing she'll reach for in her drawer in the morning and it's incredible hard to make her sit still to get a proper photo.

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In stretchy and soft knit fabric, this playdress has a classic tee shirt top that gently slops into a mid-thigh length dress and ends with a girlie (and super fast) lettuce edge ruffle.  Perfect for girls who have some serious playing to do and the sewer who wants to make something their girl will love but does not have a lot of time.
Looks great with leggings, pants or plain bare legs and it's easy to slip on and off (no back buttons or zippers) for those dress-up crazed fashionista princesses.

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For those of you who asked for a pattern to accompany this tutorial, this pdf pattern also includes instructions on how to use the pattern to reconstruct an adult xl tee shirt into the Spitfire Playdress.

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So, there you go: simple, easy, fast, comfortable, happy.

If you would like to enter the ePattern free giveaway, leave a comment at the bottom.  I will make a random draw on Tuesday night (March 8) after I get the kidlets into bed (about 9:00 pm MST). 
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84 comments:

  1. I would love this pattern! My girls would love to have a bunch of these easy to wear dresses! thanks for the chance to win it!

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  2. I love your blog and the clothes you come up with, both as original patterns and as upcycling opportunities. Even if this wasn't a giveaway, I've been wanting to tell you that for a long time. :D

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  3. Perfect for dressing up, indeed! I love this. Thanks for offering it up as a giveaway. This is just the type of dress I have been wanting to make for my girls!

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  4. I love everything about your blog. It has inspired me to do so much more with my heathens, husband included! I know my doodle bug would love a dress like this for herself and her sister as long as it's PINK!

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  5. Beautiful...I have lots of old superhero shirts begging to be turned into little dresses!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Ooo, would love to win this! I need to add to my daughter's wardrobe of peasant shirts and twirly dresses. :)

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  7. here I go leaving a comment in the hopes that I will actual sew again if I win. Huzzah!

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  8. That looks fantabulous. Love, love, love it--totally my girl's style.

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  9. This dress has been on my to-do list for a month now. I hope I win!

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  10. We'd get plenty of use out of this! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  11. I've been wanting to attempt a dress like this... but I fear sewing knits without a pattern. I know, I know I shouldn't be afraid to try. But still...

    Awesome giveaway! And if I don't win, I'll be looking for it in the shop.

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  12. My daughter is finally old enough that she is interested in wearing dresses and it is a practical option (because she is taller, more coordinated, and no longer has a huge cloth diaper butt.) I have started thinking about simple, practical designs. I like this simple pattern! I am so impressed that you find time to sew things from start to finish, and also make a pattern in multiple sizes!

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  13. awesome dress: we would love to have the pattern (but would love the dresses more!)

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  14. Super cute! Love your "real" model too! ;) Thanks for the fun!

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  15. My daughter and nieces would have a great time in a shirt dress like this! I'd love to win the epattern!

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  16. Oh that is the cutest dress (gorgeous fabric you have chosen too) Love anything fast too. Gratifying for both my daughter and myself, neither of whom are patient :)

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  17. What a comfy looking dress. I *LOVE* the fabric too!

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  18. What a fun giveaway. My daughter would love a new dress. :D

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  19. I would love this pattern. I'm always on the lookout for easy dresses my daughter will love.

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  20. thank yoU! what a darling happy model you've got yourself there..x

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  21. Nice giveaway!
    anvazmu@gmail.com

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  22. This is a lovely dress! I'd love to make some for my daughters. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern.

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  23. I would love to win this pattern. Dresses are so much fun to sew!

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  24. I've been wanting to make a dress exactly like this for a while, just didn't have a pattern and didn't want to waste time or fabric making one.

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  25. I love it perfect for toilet training.

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  26. I love that simple little dress. When my sister was about 4 or 5, she lived in similar dresses to that. My mom had to make her one for everyday of the week. And in the wintertime, she would just throw on tights and legwarmers and still wear those dresses!

    I can't wait for my little girl to get old enough for that... well I guess I can wait... she's growing so fast already... but still... super cute!

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  27. that's the kind of dress my daughter would love.

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  28. I would love to win! hrobbins422 at hotmail dot com

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  29. Great dress! It looks like it shouldn't take long to sew.

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  30. It's seriously adorable, and I have just the fabric to make it with...

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  31. I love this dress! My daughter only wears dresses made of jersey and I have a few old t shirts I've been meaning to sew into something and this pattern would be perfect.

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  32. I love this! Perfect for spring for a girl who lives in dresses!

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  33. Cute dress! I would love to sew one up!
    tarajeanh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. Nice job Vegbee. Smootch is as cute now as she was when you first started blogging. I would love to to win this pattern. I have 3 granddaughters, ages 9 to 3 and my sister has 3 ages 7 yrs, 3 mos and 1 mo. We both have sergers which makes this type of dress so very easy peasy.

    Carolyn

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  35. LOVE this pattern! My three little girls would love it too, I'm sure. And it's a great excuse to play with my serger!

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  37. Love that little dress! Hope I win. My daughter would love it and wear it all the time, too.

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  38. I love your patterns! Cant wait to try this one!

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  39. My littlest girlie loves dresses, so this would be a great addition to her wardrobe!

    I love that material, too.

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  40. A pattern that can help me turn old tees into quick dresses?! Fabulous!!

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  41. Third attempt to post!

    I'd love to try this pattern to learn how to sew T-shirt fabric, what kind of thread should be used for that?

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  42. Thank you for the chance to win this cute pattern !

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  43. I love it! Would really like to try the pattern

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  44. Fab dress and Gorgeous model! I would love to win the free pattern too...

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  45. Sweet dress and precious girl! You've got great patterns! Thank you for them!

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  46. I have a stack of thrifted fabric that screams to be turned into playdresses!

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  47. Perfect! XL Tees are so inexpensive... great way to boost our Spring and Summer Wardrobe! =(

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  48. love the dress pattern and the big smiles your model has!

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  49. id love a chance to win as well :) dress is adorable!

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  50. What a great pattern! I would love to make a whole bunch of these for my nieces!! Thank you for the chance to win the pattern, you and your blog rock!

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  51. So cute! I'd love to make one... or several :)
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  52. Love to reconstruct clothes!!! Super cute!

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  53. Awesome! Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to make these dresses for my two girls and their friends!

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  54. I have a sack full of old Ts that I want to reconstruct into play dresses for my girls...I have yet to get the neck hole just right.Argh!!
    Hope you can keep my girls looking "decent" LOL

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  55. Super cute! Thanks for offering the pattern as a giveaway!

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  56. Ooh, I want to make this for my daughter. And her cousins!

    Kelli

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  57. I love the simplicity of the pattern paired with the fancy fabric. Lets the fabric do the work and gives the sewer a break!! Nice.

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  58. My daughter would love this dress! I better not show her these pics unless I win the pattern!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  59. Wow, these would look great on my daughter! 18 months today, so no rollerblading yet!

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  60. Love the dress! Looks like perfect summer wear.

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  61. Crossing my fingers! I love your patterns. My little girl would love me to make this for her! Thank you for the chance to win it.

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  62. Your patterns are all so very lovely. I'd love to win this!

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  63. i snagged my husband's tye dye t-shirts from the goodwill pile with your tutorial in mind. i have 2 girls who wouldn't mind living in some groovy t-shirt dresses this summer!

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  64. This is a great dress! My 4 year old would live in something like this! I loved the idea of using knee socks for the ribbing too. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  65. Great dress!! I would love to try out this pattern!

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  66. Awesome pattern! It would be perfect for my little lady! :)

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  67. I would love to make some for my granddaughters. Great dress!

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  68. Oh, oh! I've just recently entered the world of using PDF patterns and I'm in love!! And consequently, I have a stack of T's just waiting to be made into cute little dresses for spring :) .

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  69. I just made your toddler backpack v.1, and it's getting rave reviews. This dress would be the perfect compliment!!

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  70. I have a ton of knits waiting for the right project & this dress would be perfect for my daughter :-)

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  71. I'd love to make this dress for my girls! It's cool.

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  72. very cute dress... love the fabric, too....thanx for the opportunity ....

    s cree
    cree4108 (at) yahoo (dot) com.....

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  73. I would love this pattern for my girls! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Michelle
    www.falafelandthebee.com

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  74. Oooh, sweet. My girl would love a dress like this. So comfy and pretty.

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  75. OOh I love it. I have just mastered lettuce edging so this would be a great op to have another go and Im assuming I could shorten it to make simple Tees, one thing I have never atempted! Gorgeous fabric toO!

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