Monday, December 9, 2013

2 Louisa Dress Pattern Winner

Diana Hansen!!!
Congratulations, Diana! Expect your sweet surprise via email, compliments from Marte of Compagnie M.
Thank you everyone who participated and your lovely comments!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

25 Louisa Dress by Compagnie M

Hey there!
Have you seen Marte's latest pattern release? It's absolutely adorable! When Marte first posted about this dress (HERE), I was smitten and when I was invited to be part of the pattern tour, I was over the moon. 
Oh lucky-lucky me!
The dress is fully lined with a ginormous pocket in the front (perfect for little gatherers) and the back has an invisible zipper. Speaking of zipper…
this is my first attempt working with a zipper. Shocked? I am. You would think someone who has sewn for many years would be able to sew zippers in her sleep, but truth has it, I was afraid of them. What the heck was wrong with me?!!! Now I wanna sew zippers on everything!
The pattern came together smoothly. The directions and photos were easy to follow and it took me one afternoon to whip this up. What's really nice are the different options to create different looks and the pattern offers sizes 1yr to 10 yrs old. A whole lotta bang for your buck!
Usually I would make slight changes to a pattern to fit Lala properly or deviate from the instructions, but not this pattern. It's a really great pattern.
The fabric is Bark & Branch by Eloise Renouf, for Cloud9 Fabrics in organic cotton in Autumn Wonderland and Passing Clouds Gold. I purchased the fabric from Fabricworm. A great shop, btw.
Marte is offering a 10% discount on her new pattern. The code is Louisa10off and is valid until December 7th. Marte is also offering a combo pack of the Mara and Louisa dress for $16.31 (12 euros). Just hop over to her pattern shop (HERE).
If the discounts aren't enough, how about a giveaway?
 Feelin' lucky???
Just enter below for a free Louisa Dress pattern.
Thank you so much Marte for having me on the tour!

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