Special Occasion Blog Tour with SLPco. & Harts Fabric

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I am usually always a last minute kind of gal when it comes to sewing something for the holidays.  So when Eleri and I decided that Simple Life Pattern Co needed to have a Special Occasion Blog Tour, I’m sure you can imagine my excitement.  I would actually be ahead of the game this year.  All the things I could do with that extra time I’m not spending procraftinating over holiday dresses!! Ha!

Eleri and I put together an amazing line up of bloggers who will be showcasing their special occasion creations all week. Be sure to check the tour schedule at the end of the post and find the link to the fabric and pattern bundle giveaway as well!  

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Harts Fabric generously sponsored fabric for the tour.  I first worked with Harts Fabric while I was testing a women’s pattern and they were so wonderful to work with.  Not only do they have an amazing selection of fabrics, their customer service is impeccable.  I have never received fabric mail wrapped as thoughtfully as Harts does.

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I used a Metalic Brocade Ivory and Gold for this women’s Ayda I made to wear for my husband’s Squadron Christmas party.  These pictures definitely don’t do this fabric justice.  In person, it sparkles for miles.  

When I was searching for fabrics I knew I wanted something thick but also with a beautiful drape.  After receiving this brocade, I was a little worried it would be too full for the look I was going for.  Even after trying it on I wasn’t sure I made the right choice but after letting it hang for a few days it was perfect!

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When I was planning my looks, I envisioned a slight high-low circle skirt for this Ayda.  Katie recently put together an amazing YouTube video on “How to Cut a High-Low Circle Skirt” if you need a reference.  Because I cut a high-low skirt, I knew the hem was going to show but I really wanted it to stand out and sparkle like the gold diamonds in the fabric.  I used a gold double wide bias tape I found at my local notion store and hemmed the skirt with it.  I am so pleased with how this dress turned out and can not wait to wear it for a night out with my husband.

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For my daughter’s dress, I used Wendy.  Wendy has been my current obsession and I knew it would be the perfect pattern for her Christmas dress.  I made a straight six for this dress with no modifications.  I thought about taking some width out of the skirt because of how full this fabric was but I’m so glad I didn’t.  And so was my mini, she loves how it twirls!!

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I wanted this dress to be truly special.  I found this rose-gold sequin fabric for the collar that perfectly matched the dress.  Working with sequins can sometimes be a little nerve wrecking but these were such small sequins that I had no trouble at all.  Because the fabric was slighty stretchy, I lined it with a satin to help keep its form.
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Right after we decided on this blog tour I was in Hobby Lobby picking up some small item and walked past the fabric racks with a bolero made from this luscious pink faux fur.  I knew instantly I needed one to complete this look.  I used the Braxton Blazer as my base for the bolero, taking  5 inches off of the bottom so it would fall right at the natural waist.  I lined it with the same satin lining I used for the Wendy and had a reversible bolero in less than an hour.  
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Of course, every little girl needs a special occasion dress for her favorite dolly.  I had just enough fabric left over to surprise her with a matching dress and she was ecstatic.  

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This pattern, along with 2 other adorable dolly patterns will be releasing next week.  Keep an eye out for more sneaks during the tour!

Feeling inspired after seeing all of those amazing dresses-all SLPco patterns will be 20% off during the tour when you use coupon code SLPcoSpecial.

Happy Holidays!

xoxo-Becca

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November 13 – Kainara StitchesAmmon Lane

November 14 – Sew and Tell ProjectLace and Pine

November 15 – Sunflower SeamsSewSophieLynn

November 16 – Wonderfully HandmadeIdle SunshineI am Mami de Sofiona

November 17 – Pear Berry LaneIt’s Liesel

 

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There are TWO ways to win in this giveaway!

While both giveaways are open to everyone, contestants outside of the U.S. will be responsible for any excess shipping and fees and subject to the sponsors’ shipping guidelines.

Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win the following. One winner will be chosen at random after Rafflecopter closes.

1 winner of Rafflecopter of will receive:
5 Patterns of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co.
$50 Gift Card from Cotton Coterie with FREE shipping
$50 Gift Card from Little Feather

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Already sewing for the holidays with Simple Life Pattern Company? Share what you made for a chance to win the Link-Up prize! One winner will be chosen at random after the link-up closes.

1 Winner of the Link up will receive:
5 Patterns of choice from Simple Life Pattern Co.
$50 Gift Card to Harts Fabric
$50 Gift Card to Sincerely Rylee
$30 Gift Card to Punkin Head Thread

 

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Eleri | 14th Nov 17

    I’m not sure whose dress I want more! Yours or your sweet girl’s! I love both these looks and I really must make a women’s Ayda for myself soon!!! You did an amazing job hosting this tour, friend!

    • sunflowerseams | 17th Nov 17

      I want a Bolero just like miss A’s!! I have total closet envy of that girl! Thank you for hosting such a great tour with me!

  2. Sherri | 14th Nov 17

    One of these days I need to actually carry out my plans to make that Ayda for myself! And I always love how you hem the circle skirts. The gold is perfect. For Ava’s dress, I still can’t get over the belts on the Wendy! I just love it. (Totally broke a needle in 3 while sewing through my sequin fabric!)

    • sunflowerseams | 17th Nov 17

      You really need to make an Ayda, it would look so good on you!!

  3. Felicia Balezentes | 15th Nov 17

    I don’t know which dress is the prettiest! Great job on all three! Love them.

    • sunflowerseams | 17th Nov 17

      Thanks so much Felicia!!

  4. Melissa | 16th Nov 17

    Love all THREE of these looks! And the fabric is beautiful – perfect for the holidays!

    • sunflowerseams | 17th Nov 17

      Thank you Melissa! It was so much creating them and I am so happy to have them made so early!

  5. Tami | 16th Nov 17

    I just love these coordinating but not too matchy looks! Your hem detail is perfection! I am dying over your daughter’s outfit- the colors, textures, everything is gorgeous! Thanks for being such an amazing host for this tour.

    • sunflowerseams | 17th Nov 17

      Thank you, I kind of want her outfit for myself!! I am so happy you joined us on the tour!

  6. Brooke Smith | 17th Nov 17

    You look gorgeous! I absolutelly love the whole outfit you put together for Ava, the balero and sequin collar just finish it off perfectly! Thanks so much for asking me to join the tour lovely lady xx

    • sunflowerseams | 17th Nov 17

      You are too kind, thank you so much!! Thank you for joining us on the tour, I always love working with you and seeing your gorgeous makes!!!

  7. Cassy Gobin | 17th Nov 17

    All your pieces are amazing!!! Feel free to pack them up and ship them my way. Well done with everything!

    • sunflowerseams | 17th Nov 17

      Thanks so much Cassy!! It was so much fun creating these looks! Might be my favorite I’ve made yet

  8. Reece | 17th Nov 17

    The dresses are stunning, all three of them! What a lucky little girl to have a matching dress for her doll!

    • sunflowerseams | 17th Nov 17

      Thank you Reece!! Yes, she is one lucky girl! She loves getting to match her dolly

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