Monday, April 9, 2012

April Giveaway!

First, I have this giant piece of fabric that I want to make into a maxi dress. It's really lightweight and maybe silk. Or something that feels like silk. I have yards and yards of it from the fabric hoarder's estate sale last summer. I really enjoyed wearing my long dresses during Mardi Gras and I will NOT accept that maxis are only for tall girls. 
 My actual question would be: Do you know of any cute maxi dress patterns? Preferably with thin straps or at least sleeveless...

On to the April Giveaway:

To enter, leave a comment by Friday April 13 (haha) and you will be entered. The winner wins all four of the patterns. I expect you to use/hoard them or regift them and not sell them. These are for the small ladies, unless you enjoy grading patterns...
Butterick 3677 in size A, which is 8/10/12 for 34-36 hips. Some sexy elastic waist pants. Simplicity 6186 is for a 32 bust, a 70s dress with a big collar in two lengths.
 Simplicity 3435 is for some 50s style high-waisted capris or shorts. Waist 25, hip 34. McCalls 7704 is "misses dress or blouse, jacket or vest and skirt. Bust 31.

 So, enter if you want them! Good luck!

PS I just bought some Pantene smoothing hair stuff and it made my hair so soft! It's so smooth! Holy cow! Usually it has tons of flyaways and feels crispy. Oh la la!


  1. I like your fabric and I'll hunt for a maxi dress pattern. The pattern give away is great but the patterns would not fit me!!

  2. See if any of these patterns are possibilties,
    S 6344 on ecrater
    M 4093 ebay
    S 6325 ebay
    S 7519

  3. I just bought butterickpatterns 5758 I think it is. Maxi with a halter. Quite cute, I thought.

  4. I'll have to diet to use these patterns, good incentive!

  5. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Hope I made it in time! Love the high-waisted shorts pattern.

  7. My favourite pattern is an easy one from McCalls (McCall's M6557 EASY). Or you could try the Lonsdale dress from Sewaholic.

  8. Molly I just made Simplicity 2401. It went together beautifully, was a quick sew, very flattering and I love wearing it. I'm short (and a lot rounder) but I love maxi dresses and I like them just to the ankle bone with flat sparkly shoes and I think it makes you look taller - longer skirt and all that. I love the fabric you will use too. Jealous you have so much of it! Oh and by the way, I cut it out one night and sewed it up the next night after my son went to sleep - so really quick.


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