Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easter Blog Tour: Camille Dress

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Welcome to an Easter Blog Tour, where a number of bloggers have come together and sewn up Easter outfits.
I don't usually sew specific Easter dresses--they're usually spring dresses as I'm a rather practical lady. In fact, a spring dress often morphs into a summer dress and then a fall dress and with the right layering, a winter dress.

This is one of those dresses.
It looks great with a sweater or cardigan layered over it for winter, or colder spring and fall days.
It also looks great on its own--as a spring and summer dress.
May I introduce you to the Camille Dress from Lily Bird Studio?

My daughter absolutely loves that it is a longer style dress, and I do too!
The dress also comes with pretty flutter sleeves that add a very feminine touch.
My daughter chose the invisible zipper closure since she didn't have 'any zipper dresses!' but there is also a button closure option.

Also, the amount of fabric that is gathered makes this dress great for spinning and twirling.
There is also an option for a tie at the waist, but I chose not to add that--my daughter likes to climb trees and other things like that and I don't want her getting strung up with the ties.
A contrasting strip of fabric peeks through between the bodice and skirt, tying the colors of the dress together. 

I'm thrilled with how it turned out, and I'll be using this pattern again--I'm already making plans.

And, a surprise! Camille from Lily Bird Studio has offered my readers (that means you!) 20% off your entire purchase using the code: FABULOUSCAMILLE 
It's good for today and tomorrow (March 30th and 31st) on the Lily Bird Studio website only! 

Make sure to stop by all these other blogs for some more Easter sewing!

3/28/16: Larissa from Connected By A Thread 
3/28/16: Linda from Sew Happily Ever After 
3/28/16: Amy from Wally and Grace 
3/29/16: Cindy from Cindy Parrett 
3/30/16: Ula from Lulu & Celeste
3/30/16: Fenna from FABulous Home Sewn
3/31/16: Heather from All Things Katy!
3/31/16: Courtney from the WHOLESOME mama
4/1/16: Patricia from Sew Far North 
4/1/16: Tibeca from Sewing By Ti  

Monday, March 7, 2016

Easter Sewing and the Perfect Petal Purse Pattern

I'm over on the Swhetty Bettie's Blog with an Easter/Spring version of the Perfect Petal Purse Pattern!
Plus, there's a mini blog tour for the day, featuring this pattern as well, so make sure to follow the links through to the other blogs as well. 

And, as a bonus, there is a giveaway happening along with a coupon code. 
But, you'll have to pop on over to find those.