Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sewing: Woodsy Apron Wrap Dress (Pattern & Givewaway)


I love this Apron Wrap Dress! I have made it in just about every size from 12 months to 8 now, and in all sorts of combinations: patchwork madras for the end of summer, pink and green paisley for the beach, and now a "woodsy" japanese import print with red gingham on the reverse for Scarlett's Woodland Picnic birthday. I'm not sure which is my favorite, but I think layering this dress for Fall is perfect for our change of seasons.


The simple, linear shaping of this dress is a really fun foil to the full ruffler blouse. I love the way it frames Scarlett's face. A turtleneck would be fun too. Is that so throwback?!


The reverse of this dress is great faux bois fabric from Joel Dewberry: Woodgrain fabric. I love faux bois.



I think the it looks terrific with the red gingham. But Scarlett prefers to wear the yellow "critter" side out. (It's another Cosmo Textiles japese import print, which I purchased well over a year ago and can't find online currently.) And Audrey said of the faux bois, "it is a little weird, Mom." I love her honesty!


Well, I would wear the faux bois side out but Scarlett can make the pick for her party.


So this means the birthday party outfits (and balloons) are ready to go (thank you KCWC for the extra push!). Tess isn't getting something new. She may wear this little critter dress from Scarlett's first party. Or perhaps something warmer. We'll see what the weather does. Seems like it was just summer!


This also means the Apron Wrap Dress pattern is finished an available in my Etsy Shop! So happy to cross it off my list! It is designed for sizes 1 year to 8 years! I am offering it at 30% off through October 21st with the coupon code: INTRO30. And, if you leave me a comment here, I'll pick three random winners Tuesday, October 18th to receive the pattern free.

Have a great weekend! Isn't it Friday yet?

88 comments:

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

Very cute dress pattern. And love the fabric combo of yellow and wood. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

Liz said...

I love that yellow - almost as much as the red deer fabric that you used in the wrap skit. Thanks for the chance to win the pattern! It's adorable!

Lindsey said...

I love this dress! I would be so thrilled to win a free pattern. :)

Lindsey
kindredspiritreviews at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Ooh! This is such a cute pattern, it would get plenty of use over here, I'm sure!

Siew said...

Your girls are too cute. Do they really love each other like that all the time? Great choice with the Woodgrain fabric. I love that print.

Joan said...

Such a cute pattern! I have twin grandaughters who'd love this dress. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lindsay said...

Such a cute dress! I could see making one in every size for my daughter too.

Corlines said...

Oh my goodness! I love it with the JD facing out! Is there a ruffler pattern yet? I need to make one for me!

I'd love to try out the apron dress too. :)

Beth said...

love that, Matches baby's sheets!

Jess said...

ooh ooh, pick me, pick me! hehe. The dresses are adorable. :)

Denise :) said...

What a darling pattern -- and love the fabrics you've used, too! :)

Anonymous said...

I love this dress. It looks like it would be so much fun for a little girl to wear.
Jennifer Y

Emily Beth said...

pick me pick me! :) Would love this for my little Gianna. I've got some pink owly fall fabric that has been waiting for just the right pattern!

Leah said...

so cute. love the new dress
thanks
lbroadstreet@tds.net

Alyssa said...

love the dress, especially the creature print side! :)

mrsakallen (at) gmail (dot) com

allison.geib said...

These dresses are so precious...and don't look too difficult. Maybe I could try my hand...

Lara said...

I love how versatile this little pattern is. Thanks for the opportunity. Lara

Jenny said...

I would be tempted to pick the faux bois, too -- I think I have a bit of every color tucked away -- but the yellow woodland fabric is too, too, too cute.

Ooty said...

Beautiful dress, great fabrics, I know my girls would love those fabrics as well :D

Thank you for this giveaway winning chance :).

Laura said...

I like your taste! This is a very fun pattern I'd love to use it! I also like the shirt/tunic with that ruffle neck! It makes the outfit! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Erin said...

Anneliese,
I love this pattern. It's too cute and I like seeing all the different ways you have made it up. I would love to win the pattern so I can make one of these for my 3 year old's birthday.
Thanks,
Erin
emstone28@gmail.com

CBH said...

What a great dress with such fun prints!

When I view your blog on my iphone now the photos don't load correctly (I can view say 3/4 of the photo). Does anyone else have this problem or something strange with my phone?

Can't wait to see the results of all your hard work

Denise L said...

Wow, the dress is sooooo cute! Would love to win the pattern. Thanks for the chance, Denise

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties said...

I'm pretty new to subscribing to your blog but I already get a smile when I see a new post pop up ... you've got me hooked ;). So hello to you and thank you for all this wonderful inspiration. I know some little girls in my life that would look adorable in this apron dress :).

Happy Day!

Anneliese said...

Thanks, everyone! So nice to have your feedback.

@CBH: I am one of the few who isn't using an iPhone. I wish I knew more! Maybe I'll have someone else test it for me. I wouldn't know if it's my specific site (my photos are extra large...) or something with your particular phone. I hope it gets better!

-Anneliese

Sian said...

I love it! Your girls are adorable, as always!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love this apron wrap, the faux bois fabric is such a great addition, I think children looks so great in brown. What a celebration! you have nailed down every detail in planning.

6blessings said...

I just discovered your Etsy shop and your blog today. What great timing considering your give away!
Love this pattern and your blog too!

Jessica said...

these pictures are all adorable. Love both of the fabrics you chose

Lizzy said...

Your girls are simply darling! I love how well you dress them. It is a great inspiration to me. I do hope I win!

justmejay said...

I adore this dress! And I love the fact it goes up to a size 8!

Jessica said...

I love the wood looking fabric, so cute!

Jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Nicole said...

I would love to win this pattern! my daughter and many nieces would appreciate it, I think. now to find that perfect woodland fabric!

Marchelle said...

This pattern is lovely, I would love to win it! I think the faux bois complements the yellow patterned fabric so well, beautiful!

MAK TEH said...

lovely dress and the apron ,oh so adorable,it'll be my birthday present if I get it,oh pick me...

Marla said...

so very adorable! I need a girl to sew for! You do wonderful things.

Jo said...

It's really cute! I love the wood fabric! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

chrisbrandy98 said...

This is so cute & I can visualize all the different adorable fabrics that would go perfectly with this pattern! Thanks for the chance at winning the pattern!! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love to win this pattern!
Rhonda

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern and would love to win!
pink.karen(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathy Lee said...

I definitely want to make this adorable jumper and blouse for my 3 precious granddaughters. The twins are 5 and the baby is 3. They will look so cute in this outfit. I hope I win!!!

Kathy Lee

Heidi said...

What a cute dress! I love the fabric you used.
heidikittelson at gmail dot com

Adrienne said...

I love wrap skirts, so this looks like a fun pattern to try! =)
adrienneandco@gmail.com

Cammie said...

Would LOVE the chance for a free pattern! :)

Beth said...

Please pick me!! I love your blog, I cannot wait to try everything!!

Jessica F. said...

You amaze me. I love everything you make. These wrap dresses are particularly cute!

Neeta said...

You make such beautiful clothes for your girls! Love the faux wood fabric.

neetalogsetty@sympatico.ca

Bonnie R said...

What a cute dress pattern! My girly girl loves dresses and I'm sure she would love to help pick out fabric for her own dress if she could. Thanks for all the wonderful sewing inspiration!

Allison said...

Loving your blog...it is motivating me to learn to sew as I have 3 little girls at home as well. Thanks for the inspiration!

Claresa Dea said...

Adorable dresses! I especially love the madras version.

Dawn said...

Love your fabric choices and the dress, of course! Would love to own this pattern!!

tartankiwi said...

Love the pattern, love the cute fabrics!

Pattij said...

What a great pattern and love the fabrics you've used, too! Would love to win!

Evin5 at aol dot com

rturner said...

Love your blog!! Your work is lovely. How do you find time to get so much accomplished with littles? Amazing!

Lindsay RC Wilson said...

Love seeing (and pinning) your projects. Cute fabrics, silhouettes, and girls. Wouldn't mind winning this cute pattern either.
lindsayrcwilson (at) gmail (dot) com

Amy @ A Faithful Journey said...

Would love to win this as I just bought the cutest little deer and squirrel printed fabric for my daughter! It would look so cute as an Apron Wrap Dress!

Thanks for the chance to win!

amysbooksnyarn{at}gmail{dot}com

Kaatje said...

I really love both sides!! Beautiful dress!

Emily said...

So cute! The shape is perfect and the reversibility is awesome. emmillee(AT)gmail(dot)com

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Fantastic and just perfect for the party, well done! Ooh please pop me in your hat, I have only just started sewing but already love making clothes for my little one so would love to win one of your patterns. x

Christal E. said...

This is so cute!!! I WANT ONE!

Jennifer said...

I am just learning to sew "real things," after sewing by hand and basic things for years. I am also learning how a sewing machine works "for real," and not just how to get it to sew where I want, so this would be a fun (and do-able) early project!

Carolyn McPherson said...

This is so cute! I can't wait till my baby girl grows a bit more to wear adorable dresses like this!

kmowen said...

Beautiful, as usual!! Pressing the "Like" button!

just jayma said...

I have just the fabric in mind for this darling dress! I love the madras print one tho...hmm, maybe have to make more than one! =)

Autumn said...

What a cute dress! Thank you for the chance to win!

Delben said...

Fabulous pattern. Just love it.

Heather said...

That is adorable!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

usagypsy said...

I love this pattern! And the fabric couldn't be cuter!

Jezebel said...

This is gonna make a perfect apron for my nice's upcoming birthday! Thanks!

Lindsay said...

This is exactly the sort of classic look that I love on my two year old. Thank you for the chance to win!

Barbara Wong said...

Very cute pattern! Love that it's reversible. Thanks for the giveaway!
barbwong@sbcglobal.net

Melissa said...

I love this pattern! So versatile- perfect for every season depending on the fabric chosen and what it is layered with!

GmaTerri said...

Darling blouse, darling dress, darling girls! I have a granddaughter that I'd like to try your pattern on. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mands said...

You have such a classic style that I love. Adorable pattern!

Jennifer said...

What a lovely pattern, my girls would love this one

Danielle said...

Adorable dress. I love the combination of fabric you used.

Leigh Anne said...

I think it is soooo cute!

Mama Lusco said...

Love this look! Thank you. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

Deal Bunny said...

amazingly adorable!! my niece would love this (dealbunny20@gmail.com)

Kirsten Wandschneider said...
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Anonymous said...

So cute! Would love a free pattern for my girls :-)

TwoLittleMonkeys said...

Pick me! I purchased the pattern from your shop..but my mom would LOVE a copy too...and that means more adorable dresses for my daughter!
thanks for sharing such beautiful things!
kmp179(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

So cute! I would love to have this pattern!!
kaitlynsuzanne(at)gmail(dot)com

wolf0129 said...

Super cute!!!!! I have two girls and I promise this pattern would get lots of use!!!!! 8)

wolf0129 at comcast.net

Hum... said...

Oh, pick me up! I want make this for my daughter. It's so beautiful.

crafter1953 said...

Thanks for the chance to win the pattern. If I don't win I will come back and buy it.

Myounghwa Lee said...

They are really cute...

Debbie said...

I love the pattern but that little girl of yours is quite the character LOL!

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