July 30, 2015

Lulu Dress and Top Pattern + Giveaway (CLOSED)

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Pattern was free to me for helping test.

If you're here for the giveaway, you can scroll down to the bottom for the details on how to enter. Scroll down to the bottom for the winner!

I like sewing with PDF patterns, especially when they're well written, and one of my favorites is the Lulu Dress and Top from Craftiness is Not Optional. I've sewn up several recently.

This one is my favorite. I cut the pocket out so that the little bird would be right in the middle of it. It's such a cute little tiny pocket for my cute not so tiny baby.


This one I made as a back-to-school dress. I remember the dilemma of whether I would wear my new school clothes and be way too hot in sweaters when it was still 80 degrees or wear my old summer clothes. This way, she gets a new dress for the first day that will be weather appropriate.

I added some piping to the pockets that I made from the knit fabric.


I love how the sleeves and neckline turn out on this. I've been using a double needle for binding lately, and I really love how nicely it turns out.


 She was happy to discover the pockets too.


Okay, this one was just for fun, but I really like it. Girls like Star Wars too, and the pink in the fabric meant I could make a Star Wars dress that still is obviously girly.


Jess is going to give a copy of this pattern to one lucky reader! I'm going to try to make this simple, so to enter just leave a comment. If you want a bonus entry, just follow me in some way (below are a couple of links) and leave a separate comment telling me how. Giveaway will end Monday at midnight (give or take-if it doesn't say closed in the title of the post, then you can still enter).

UPDATE: The winner is comment #10, marnae. If that's you, send me an email (look under the Contact Me tab), and we'll get you your pattern!


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66 comments:

Majella Vandeputte said...

oh, what a pretty dress!
I like the give-away :)

IRedS said...

Absolutely LOVE your little dresses and you have inspired me to try my double needle!!

IRedS said...

I have been a Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for quite a while!! Not big on Instagram, but get notifications from FB and follow all your boards on Pinterest.

amy mayen said...

I adore all these dresses, especially the blue and orange with its tiny little pocket. Adorable!

amy mayen said...

P.S. I follow you everywhere; bloglovin, instagram, pinterest.

Little Ella Lu said...

How fun! I love those little pockets!

Little Ella Lu said...

I follow you via bloglovin.

Nicole said...

Beautiful pattern :)

Nicole said...

Follow on Facebook!

marnae said...

Love that pattern...but have been trying not to buy more patterns until I try all the ones I have first! Would love to win it though :)

marnae said...

Follow on facebook and via e-mail :)

JAN CRAWFORD said...

I love give-aways!!

Effie Waguespack said...

Cute pattern. Would look great on my grand daughters.

Kim said...

This would be a great back to school dress!

The Cookie Monsters said...

What a great pattern. I love the star wars one and how you did the stipe appliqué

The Cookie Monsters said...

I now follow you on Facebook. Looking forward to seeing you next creation

Kellie Padilla said...

Love it!

Kellie Padilla said...

I follow you on FB 😊

Michelle Schuh said...

Beautiful Dress, I love the detailing you added to the pocket

Michelle Schuh said...

I'm also now following you on pinterest!

wcook said...
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laurelcoe said...

Cute dress!

wcook said...

So cute!

WeiWeiGirl said...

Love this!

Sarah Bergman said...

LOVE this and can't wait to try it! Also followed on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!

Dayna Johnson said...

What a great pattern for everyday wear. I love the Star wars theme!

Dayna Johnson said...

Already a facebook follower, now I'll be following you on Pinterest!

Marnie said...

Oh this is fabulous

Marnie said...

I follow you on Facebook but am going to add more because I don't get to see much on Facebook these days and I love your blog

TwoBabyStones said...

Followed on FB!

TwoBabyStones said...

Would love to win!

jorice47 said...

Great pattern. Easy style for back to school!

Nikki said...

Omg! So cute!!!!

Chris said...

I love this! I can see so many combinations that would be adorable.

Chris said...

Just "liked" you on Facebook :)

Chris said...

And followed you on Pinterest, I think (the link above took me to Instagram)

Kelly said...

What a cute pattern! Enter me please :)

Jess said...

I love, love, love this!!! Must have! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jess said...

Just liked you on Facebook! :-D

Kelly Brown said...

Would love this pattern for my 17 month old. Following on Instagram

Jill said...

So cute!

Jill said...

Following on IG as stuffin_fluff

SareBear said...

adorable!

Jessica Couture said...

Love the dress! Thanks for the opportunity to enter! Many blessings!

Jessica Couture said...

Following you on Facebook now :)

Shawna Glover said...

I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest

Shawna Glover said...

I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest

Kathy Erickson said...

This is such a sweet little dress! Plus, every little (and big) girl loves pockets! A sweater will pair nicely with this once the weather turns chilly. I have yet to use a double needle, but you've got me thinking about it!

Kathy Erickson said...

I am a Bloglovin' follower of yours!

KLearn said...

loving this pattern! the dress with the orange birds is my fav!

KLearn said...

following you on Facebook (as Lynne Tamsyn)

Emily Cummings said...

Lovely work!

Emily Cummings said...

Facebook and Instagram follower!

Phat Quarters said...

Great pattern & we ADORE the Star Wars! <3 Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!

lisa bartup said...

Thank you for the giveaway

Rachel R said...

Very adorable! I love the starwars theme for girls!

Ms Quez said...

I "need" a knit dress pattern for my little girl! She'd love this!

made4HISGlory said...

My favorite is the beautiful bird dress with the super cute pocket. What child doesn't love a good pocket? Thanks for the inspiration!

Karenrn said...

Such a cute dress and I love your fabric choices!!

Claire Sutherland said...

These are lovely. The little bird pocket is too cute!
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Claire Sutherland said...

I follow you on IG x
Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

Tutorgal said...

What a sweet pattern!

Dody said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Great pattern.

Dody said...

I follow you on Pinterest @dodymc

Emily said...

Love the pink with the star wars print.

Paisley Roots said...

What adorable dresses! I have it, I'm for sure going to have to make it!

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