Sweetheart Dress Sewing Pattern Release!!!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

i'm so excited to tell you all that the sweetheart dress pattern is finally up for sale!!! yay!!!! writing the sweetheart dress pattern has been a true labor of love for me.  i adore it and hope you all will too.

a retro & modern dress featuring an adorable heart cutout on the back that your child is sure to adore! with a flattering silhouette that showcases your fave fabric crush and special feminine details The sweetheart dress is sure to be a showstopper!  the pdf sewing pattern is sized for 2T - 6T and i can't wait to see the wonderful and lovely dresses you are all going to make!

the sweetheart dress pattern features:

: : digitally drafted & professionally graded pattern pieces for the bodice & heart cutout

: : 18 page full color pdf pattern complete with clear & easy to understand step by step instructions with bright photos and digitally drafted diagrams

: : pattern pieces for sizes 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T & 6T

: : instructions for a professionally finished garment featuring a tutorial for a feminine, hand sewn button loop and also a fully lined bodice (with no hand sewing! woot woot!).

: : size charts, fabric requirements, notions, and sewing tips/glossary to ensure a great fit

: : a fun sewing experience :)

the sweetheart dress pattern is available for purchase at the following:


i would like to give a huge giant thank you to lauren dahl of the awesome new biz "selvage designs" for her endless patience, input and grading skills. she seriously saved me from going bonkers.  you rock lauren and i couldn't have got this done without you.  lauren recently launched selvage designs where she offers creative and technical services for independent pattern designers.  she does grading, tech editing, pattern digitization, diagrams/illustrations and more!  she's amazing! be sure to check her out!
you can find more selvage designs below:

and also a big hug and thanks to all my lovely pattern testers! they were hard core this bunch and i think the pattern is all the better for it!  thanks ladies!  i'll be showing off some of their handiwork and cute blogs in the next few days!
modern bear orange from camp modern and bobbers from camp sur coming november 2012 from birch fabrics
i hope you all enjoy the pattern and have fun with it!  we love our sweetheart dresses in our house and i'm looking forward to having some fun with different prints and layering for the fall/winter weather!  i soooo appreciate all of your support and honestly, it means so very much to me to be able to do what i love.  so thanks in advance to all of you lovelies who purchase the pattern and who have shown me so much support to get this pattern released over the last few months.  xoxoxo

what do you think? you guys excited?  i hope so :)  i get so happy just thinking about all the little sweetheart dresses running around out there!  hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  fill me in on how you are :)


  1. Wow, thanks for the incredible shout-out!!! The pattern looks great - it was my pleasure to work on it with you. :) XOXO

  2. It's SO adorable!! I love the Bear Fabric for this dress -- cute!!

  3. yayy!!!!! so awesome shannon! You must be so thrilled. and cool biz Lauren! :)

  4. Here are my pictures from the test! I love it and get tons of compliments on it. Thank you for letting me help. http://littleellalu.blogspot.com/2012/09/luvinthemommyhood-sweetheart-dress.html

  5. Amazing! I've loved this pattern ever since the first time I saw it. As soon as I have a little girl in my life who needs a new dress, this is the one I'll be making!

  6. Yay! Congrats on a superb pattern! Now I finally get to blog about it! :)

  7. Congrats, this dress is beyond adorable. I might have to buy it for the maybe someday I'll have a girl to sew for pile. Love it!

  8. gosh your girls are adorable! The moment I have a little girl (hopefully one day!) I'm buying this pattern!

  9. This is adorable. I think it'd be a great dress for women too. Any plans on that?

  10. Oh Shannon, this looks amazing!As soon as I feel a little more confident in my sewing I will have to give it a try! Isn't it an amazing feeling to have the finished product in hand? Congrats!

  11. YAy, yay and YAY!!!! Congrats Shannon!

  12. Congratulations, friend! It is just gorgeous!! I can't wait to see all the different takes on it.


  13. Love this dress! I made it for Clara's first birthday party. SO many compliments!

  14. I love this dress, I basically learned to sew from your tutorials! I made a polka dot "minnie mouse" version of this dress last summer...It is a great pattern!

  15. I know 3 little girls that would LOVE this!!!

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  17. Thank You for the gorgeous pattern! Here´s a link to my version;) http://vaahtokarkkimonsteri.blogspot.fi/2013/07/veden-vareissa.html


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