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Friday, March 22, 2013


i've been feeling the urge to spoil myself a tad these last few weeks.  i've been dreaming of finding the time to sew for myself.  not for the kids, not for a gift, but just for me.  with some fun events coming up and me not feeling 100% lately i figured a new dress was in order.  but what to make?  i have 2 washi's now and i was feeling in the mood to spice things up a tad.  then literally (i'm not kidding here) as i was perusing the wide world of the intranet the colette newsletter popped up in my inbox and low and behold the new Laurel Dress!!! love at first sight!  this shift dress had me dreaming.  off i went and boom - in my cart it went without a second though. i never. ever. ever. do that. i'm cheap..lol. i could not resist the lure of the laurel...lol.

the laurel dress by colette patterns
pretty right? i just love the ease and simplicity of it. i also love the ability to really make it your own. so many possibilities and options!  and i'm hoping it will hide that tummy of mine..lol.  darn tummy...i digress.  since i'm in canada and the fabric i really wanted i would have to order online and wait 2-3 weeks to get i decided to shop local and find some random print that i will pay way too much for just so i can whip one of these up for myself.  this soft denim blue cotton print with black roses had me swooning. not sure what it was about it but i fell for it. i could just picture it with a hand knits and boots so i grabbed it with my screaming kids in tow (yes, i even braved the dreaded fabric store with both kids! i'm nuts) and bought my first invisible zipper, bias tape (i'm too lazy to make my own this week) and thread.  now i just need to find the time to sew it.


you can get the laurel dress here and if you buy it today you can still scoop up on their 15% off deal! plus as a bonus you get a free e-book with extras for the pattern, tips, techniques and more!  it's awesome!  and if you're feeling really creative you can head to the colette patterns blog and enter their awesome sewing contest for the laurel dress! the prizes are ahhhhhmazing! just sayin' :) you know....cause i can't help but make you all sew one right side along me.

and in case the laurel dress isn't your vibe check out another fave i've got on my list - the staple dress!  how cute is this one!  this looks like it will be next on my list after i'm done a laurel dress & blouse.  april rhodes designed a fab and figure flattering dress that's great for all skill levels! check it out here!


then of course i still need to make my tova tunic, and more wiksten tanks....and.......

what are you all sewing for yourselves lately?  have you found a new pattern that you just had to drop everything for to sew?  what's your go to ladies pattern of the moment?  i'd love to hear about it.  yes, i want to add more to my to do list...lol.  the more lovelies to make the better!

have a wonderful sewing, coffee and sunshine filled weekend! luvs <3

p.s. i'll be announcing the winner of the botanical knits giveaway next week.

31 comments:

  1. At which fabric store did you get the fabric?

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    1. At Fabricland (let me stress though that i do not go there unless desperate. you could try gala fabrics on douglas. i just didn't go there due to my kids being with me).

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    2. I love shopping in the bargain area of the Cloth Castle. My kids are even happy there. :)

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  2. I just made myself the anouk victory patterns, I looove it! (let's see if a link to a piccie will work... I haven't bogged about it yet because in my area of canada I still have a good 4ft of snow on my front yard!) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=448022801940811&set=a.168744116535349.42781.167790089964085&type=1&theater

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    1. Ahhh shucks...it's not letting me see it! I wanna see it!!! Can you share the pic on our FB page? www.facebook.com/luvinthemommyhood Post it on the page so we can see it :)

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  3. o0o0o0! I think I will have to add this to my list as well - both of those lovely dresses! I've already made one Tova (tunic length) have another cut (blouse length) and have a wiksten tank in the works (and more planned!). But I think I will have to add these pretty dresses too!

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    1. YAY! I hope you try it out too! would be fun if we sewed them all together!

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  4. I saw that Laurel dress yesterday when you posted about it, I am dying to see how yours comes out! That will be the big motivating factor for me. Love your fabric choice though awesome!!!

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    1. Fingers crossed it looks ok on me...lol. I'm a tad nervous :)

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  5. I love your fabric choice!!! Do you think they would sell that fabric online?

    -Ash P
    http://distractedashley.blogspot.com

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    1. No idea hun. I am not even sure what it is. No name on it. I got it at Fabricland and they don't sell online as far as I know. I'm sure it's out there somewhere though. Ya never know! It's soft though :)

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  6. Love your fabric! My Laurel dress pattern is currently on it's way to me -- can't wait! I also loved the simplicity of it and all the accompanying possibilities. And I figured it was a good choic since I'm currently preggo and most women's patterns don't fit :/ Can't wait to see yours!

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    1. Ohhhh, can't wait to see what you do with it! I was going to order the mail copy but was too anxious to wait for the snail mail :)

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  7. ooooh, goodness. I'm gonna snag me that dress too. :))))) I hardly wear dresses, but what the heck! :) Maybe spring will come soon!

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  8. love the fabric! I can so imagine being out with 2 kids--I've done it with 4 and waiting in the cutting line, I can just about pull my hair out! lol

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    1. I think every woman who goes fabric or yarn shopping with kids deserves a medal and free fabric/yarn for her stress :)

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  9. I thought about that one...and then realized that the sizes don't go up far enough and I'd have to size it up and do a full bust adjustment...I am feeling lazy with that these days. I have a Burda pattern all ready to go though for a knit dress that I've made previously.

    You must be feeling better if you're getting ready to sew! I'm glad to "see" it!!

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    1. I'm a bit better but have gotten just plain sick of not sewing. It sucks. I see a specialist for my endometriosis in mid april (ongoing issues) so hopefully I will be back to normal soon. Which dress pattern is it that you're making. I'm doing the XL of the Lauren. Gotta fit my boobs in there ...lol.

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    2. It's the Jersey Dress Plus Size 01/2011 #133
      This one: http://www.burdastyle.com/pattern_store/patterns/jersey-dress-plus-size-012011

      I hear ya about the boobs. That and my bubble butt makes for an interesting fit experience. :D

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    3. Ohhhh, I love that! Great dress! Can't wait to see it when it's done!

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  10. this fabric is so pretty! can't wait to see your dress!
    I finished my chevron quilt and paid a little tribute to your zig zag quilt on my blog!! you can check out the post here: http://lescrapdesoph.blogspot.fr/2013/03/finished-quilt-and-opening-of-my-shop.html

    thank you for the inspiration!

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  11. This pattern looks awesome and I love all the variations too it as well, which one will you choose? Can't wait to see your version, bummer I missed out on the discount (time zone difference + reading this too late) (I love the name though, that's my mom's name;)).

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  12. I'm such a ditz, after I posted my comment I saw what time it had posted and realized I still had time to purchase and get the discount, yay! I just went and ordered it, thanks to your post, now I just need the time to sew it (I currently have one of two children attached to the hip what feels like 24 hours a day - the joys of motherhood:)).

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    1. so glad you made the sale! Every little bit counts right :) I know what you mean about the sewing. I finished mine this weekend but it was the first time I've sewn in weeks. So busy with the girls home for spring break.

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  13. just have to say i love that fabric soooo much!!! You're dress will be stunning.

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  14. I bought the Laurel pattern instantly too! That fabric is marvelous. I have plans for some pink floral chiffon that is way cuter than it sounds, but I doubt I'll have it done for a while. Can't wait to see yours!

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    1. That sound pretty! can't wait to see it! I got mine done yesterday and have worn it twice already! So comfy! I hope to show it to you all soon :)

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  15. i just bought the Burda modern vintage book, and am really looking forward to making a few frocks from it. The book has five base patterns and ideas and instructions for modifying each pattern to make new ones. It's so exciting!

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  16. Lol, I was going to say that your sewing list looks like mine, but now I see you've already made the Laurel - wow! Can't wait to see it in that pretty fabric you chose.
    I've bought the pattern, just need to decide on fabric. This could take some time, maybe I'll get it done by September :)

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  17. Wow, these dresses are so beautiful! Thank you so much for posting :)!

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