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06 May 2011

The Playdate Dress (pattern giveaway closed)

(The winners of this pattern giveaway are Marisa and Brandi.  Watch your inbox for copies of the pattern soon).
One of the cool things about being a blogger is that sometimes people email me their patterns to try out for free.  The owner of this Esty shop had previously been designing doll patterns and asked me if I would like to try her debut dress pattern, The Playdate Dress.
What sets this dress apart from other peasant dresses I've sewn is the neck, arm and hemline finishing.  Turning under the neck of a peasant dress can result in frustrating bunching; this designer cleverly has you fold and press all the seams under before you start constructing the garment. When you sew all the pieces together, everything is aligned and there are no raw edges to fuss with. 
I made my dress in classic gingham and eyelet.  The pattern gives the option of border or no border at the hem.
The pattern is in PDF format, sizes 6-9 months through 7 years and comes with a page of options for embellishment, like this fun ruffled version:
image:  fun4me2
The pattern is on sale here for $3.00 until May 9th.  Feeling lucky?  Fun4Me2 is giving away two copies of this pdf pattern to two readers.  Simply leave a comment here to be entered to win.  Giveaway closes May 10th.  Please be sure that you leave an email address if your address is not accessible in your profile.



59 comments:

Sharleen said...

So cool! And I love the fabrics you used. Would love to give it a try, thanks for the giveaway!
sharleen@dragonflygems.com

Caren said...

What a great design! :)
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Running Brent said...

cute! I've been looking for an easier way to do peasant dresses!

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deadlycraft said...

So cute! Especially the one with the ruffles :) Looking forward to more from Fun4Me2 - I am interested to see the finishing at the top (always tricky in these dresses!). Chloe@deadlymite.com

Madame Pip said...

How cute!!!! Count me in!

marisa said...

Very cute dress! Would love it!

MaryAnne said...

I have two little girls who would LOVE to wear dresses made using this pattern!

Tong said...

Such a sweet dress! My little cousin would love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle T said...

Looks not too hard to sew!
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Dawn Ludwig said...

I went ahead and bought it, who can pass it up for $3. I my name is pulled maybe I could get a different pattern. - If not, I will enjoy this one.

Foster Momma said...

I would love a chance to win!

AmbyLand said...

That looks like a good project for me. My daughter loves dresses like that. I hope I win!

mjb said...

Looks like a great pattern to try for my granddaughters:)

.Jen said...

super cute dress! I would LOVE to win this pattern!

Bec Clarke said...

Oh I love these patterns, they are always so cute and can be jazzed up so easily. Thank you for the review and the chance to win one.

dianne said...

What a perfect little dress for summer. Thanks for the giveaway.
jmclean at mts dot net

Callin and Kristen said...

Cute dresses! I have 3 girls that would love this! Such cute fabric you used!
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twelve30 said...

Perfect summer time dress! Thanks for the giveaway.
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Sarah said...

Fantastic! We have 4 girlies and lots of fabric to play with for this pattern if we win, thanks!

Chris Pessoa said...

This dress is really cute. I hope I win one pattern to make on for my daugther.

Bailey said...

How cute! I have a little girl who loves dresses.

Avery's Mama said...

I always love a basic peasant dress. So many possibilities!

Vicki in UT said...

What a cute dress, and nice that it has sleeves. So many spring dresses are sleeveless.
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noolygirl said...

OMG! so cute! i so want to sew that dress!!!!

tanya said...

wow -so cute -thanks for the give away!tanya_cruick@hotmail.com

Rachel T said...

What a sweet little dress! I have my fingers crossed to win...
Rachel
rec dot tripp at gmail dot com

E J said...

Fun! I would love to win this!

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Jo said...

Love these! Wonderful - Thanks for the chance!

Lee Ann said...

Very cute!!! Thanks!! I have been wondering how to use the small pieces of eyelet I have. :)

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

First of all, I love that pattern makers contact you to test their patterns! and second that dress is adorable. At the intro price I am off to purchase it!

Kristy said...

So cute! I love the embellished ruffle on the front. Thanks for the chance to win!

:o) mg said...

ohmygosh, I have been wanting to make a dress exactly like this (was going to try to figure it out on my own)... I even bought fabric with the dress in mind.
eeeeee! I hope I am one of the lucky winners.

SaraJ said...
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SaraJ said...

This would look great on my little girls!
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Attilio said...

just purrrfect....have been wanting such a straight forward peasant dress, this is WOWEE...pretty please...;-))
becky
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Mrs. Lacy said...

I love it!

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ShirleyC said...

Those are really cute! Would love a chance to win.

Brandi said...

What a sweet little dress! :)

kc said...

They're precious! Just like my little grand-daughter! I know she'd love to have a couple of these in her closet!! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Janelle said...

Adorable! I'd love to make these for my daughters. Thanks for the giveaway!

Wendy said...

So pretty! I'd love for my daughter :)

Gardening Mommy said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Masha said...

Adorable, and ingenious!
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Pattij said...

Really a cute dress. Great pattern!
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Sangeetha said...

I love it - its simple and very cute

fenna said...

cute!! fenna_otten at yahoo dot ca

Rachel said...

The pink dress is adorable! I want to make one now.
thanks,
mnrridgeway at gmail.com

Mindy said...

So very cute! I am about to have my fifth grand daugther so I can really use this pattern! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Mindy said...

Oops that is daughter!

Henria O. said...

Cute dress! Oh the possibilities!

Crunchy Sews said...

I would be tickled to win a copy of the pattern to make this cute dress.

jlburge said...

I have a little lady who would love to twirl around in this sweet dress. I love sewing for my girl! :)
Burgette(at)mchsi(dot)com

SalH said...

Oh I love it!!! I am on my first little girl after 3 boys and REALLY want to start dressmaking! (up till now i've done wonders with straight line sewing, curtains, bags, quilts... but can't for the life of me dressmake. I need to start asap and this dress looks a very likely candidate!).

sew happy Stacy said...

How lucky for you that you got to try it. It turned out so cute. It would be great to have a new pattern for summer.

Anne said...

I am new at sewing, and this would be a perfect pattern for a first dress. I don't think I could mess it up too much assembling this project.
jazznn@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

Really cute dress and I'd love to win. Thank you for the opportunity!
atkinsonjames@bellsouth.net

Julie said...

cute pattern! My 4 YO DD would love it!

genie said...

My sister has a 5 month old baby and basic sewing skills... this might be the right pattern for her! Thanks!

Fun4Me said...

Thank you all for such lovely comments about my new pattern, and thank you to Mrs. Dork for posting about it and hosting this giveaway. - I love the pink gingham and eyelet dress!