Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop Summer Tour

Today I have the honor of being the next stop on the Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop Summer Tour.  I chose to sew the Isabella dress. The Isabella dress is one of those dresses that I have loved since the first time I saw it.  I just love all those ruffles! The pattern comes in PDF form and you can print it right at home. The pattern ranges in sizes from 3 months to a size 8. How much do you love that?! It is one of those patterns that is going to get a lot of use… that I know for sure. So head on over and take a peek at the Isabella dress pattern, it is on sale today only for $5! That is an amazing price and a great way to get a head start on your Christmas presents.For my dress I used a silky-rayonish type of fabric and some store bought trim. Not my typical choice of fabric and colors but for some reason I just loved it. In the pattern Amy explains how to make your own ruffles using fabric but I chose to use the trim instead, they just looked so perfect together. That is what I love about patterns. They give you the basics and then you can add your own personal touch to them.I sewed a 3T dress for the girls and the size was right on for both of them. They normally take a 2T & 3T dress size but the design of the dress allows it to fit both my 2T and 3T girl perfectly and looks so sweet on each of them… if I do say so myself. The pattern was really easy to follow and has detailed instructions to help you with each step. It was a pretty quick sew as well, of course it would take a little longer if you were making the ruffles yourself and  not cheating like I did. The only problem I ran into was working with the fabric I chose.  Plus I have to admit that I was a little nervous about sewing the exposed zipper in place on the back. It was a new way of sewing zippers in place for me, but once I did it I can say it was very easy and I will definitely be using that method again. I had planned on making two dresses, one for each girl but I ran out of trim. I bought 4 yards of trim but it was not enough to make two dresses with. So I would suggest buying about 2 1/4 yards of trim per dress for a 3T dress size.  Of course if I was smart I would have just followed her pattern and done the calculations before heading out to the fabric store to see how much was needed, but I didn’t.

Yup, I see lots of Isabella dresses in our future, the girls loved it too much not to make any more! And yes, they fought over who was going to wear it, hence the pictures of both girls. I guess that is why I always make two of each. I normally get mad over them fighting, but when they are fighting over a dress that I made I have a hard time getting mad at that. I know that some day they are not going to like what I make them, so I am enjoying it fully while I can.So I’m pretty sure you can tell that I love this pattern and highly recommend it! Oh and I have to mention that dresses made from this pattern may be sold. So for those of you with an etsy store keep that in mind.Ok, so here is the part you have all been waiting for…the giveaway! Amy is giving away 3 patterns from her shop. Any THREE patterns of your choice! Sounds great doesn’t it?! So here is how you can enter, with 3 chances to win. Please leave a separate comment for each entry and make sure you leave your email or a way for me to contact you. Giveaway will end Sunday July 23.

1. Pick out your favorite pattern from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop
2.Pin your favorite pattern from Peek-A-Boo Pattern Shop
3. Like Peek-A-Boo on facebook

Now don’t forget to head on over and take advantage of the sale price for the Isabella pattern, it’s on sale today only! And make sure you check out the rest of the tour, it is an amazing line-up of ladies!

nap time crafters Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Crazy Little Projects Melly Sews Mama Says Sew Elegance & Elephants 2 Little Hooligans A Little Gray Sew a Straight Line Lily Bloom Studio Shwin & Shwin Occasionally Crafty Girl.Inspired Sew Country Chick Sumo's Sweet Stuff Sweetheart Halter Evelyn dress Waikiki Santa Monica Pier 49 Bubble Shorts Sailor Shorts Retro Romper Jack & Jill Shortalls Jasmine Dress Natalie Clara Isabella Jackie Sea Breeze Image Map

Thanks again Amy for including me in on your pattern blog tour, I am truly honored!

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  1. love the bubble shorts

  2. i like peek-a-boo on facebook

  3. love the jack and jill shortalls!! so cute!

  4. liked on the FB! done and done!

  5. Your dress turned out just adorable. I really love that dress with the smaller ruffles like you’ve used. Very pretty.

    My favorite at Peek A Boo Pattern Shop is the Ruffle Bum Romper.

  6. I am already following Peek A Boo Pattern Shop on Facebook. I love her patterns. They are all too cute.

  7. ah so so darling!!

  8. I liked peekaboo on Facebook!

    Facebook name: keelie Duncan

  9. Favorite pattern: sailor shorts!!

  10. i love how you made the Isabella dress! I also like the Stella Sundress.

  11. I pinned the Stella Sundress!

  12. I liked Peek-A-Boo on FB!

  13. My favorite is the Santa Monica tankini, but I love them all!

  14. I already like them on Facebook, thanks for taking part in the giveaway and the blog tour! Love the dress!

  15. I’ve made several of her patterns and love them! Especially la jolla swimsuit.

  16. I like her facebook page

  17. Liza Ahern says:

    Love the Jackie pattern – so classic!

  18. Liza Ahern says:
  19. Liza Ahern says:

    “Liked” Peek-A-Boo Patterns on Facebook!

  20. I love the Harper Dress and Pier 49 Pants

  21. FB fan- Desiree Glaze

  22. My favorite pattern is the Ivy dress. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. I follow Peekaboo patterns on Facebook.

  24. Floppy flower sun hat is my favorite pattern

  25. I liked Peekaboo Patterns on facebook.

  26. I really like Olivia and Oliver Pea Coat

  27. I’m a fan on FB of PaBP – username Alice Shepherd-Ashby

  28. Di Lang says:

    The Jackie Dress – love the classical look especially when made in cream and navy!

  29. Di Lang says:
  30. Di Lang says:

    I am already a Peek a Boo liker on Facebook


  32. likeonfb

  33. my favorite pattern is the Madison dress, I can’t wait to try it!

  34. I like Peek a boo patterns on Facebook!

  35. My favorite pattern is the Isabella dress!! I’ve been drooling over it for weeks now.

  36. I liked Peek A Boo Patterns on Facebook!

  37. I pinned the Isabella dress on Pinterest!

  38. Estelle says:

    I love the Sadie nightie. I have two daughters and two nieces who would look so sweet in it.

  39. Estelle says:

    I like Peek a Boo patterns on facebook.

  40. I love all the beautiful pictures of your little ones and all the sweet things you make for them! This dress is especially cute! I have 2 girls and a boy – all grown up in their twenties now. They still like me to sew for them. (Well not so much my boy…) The sewing is just a bit more involved, but still fun! I’m sure that yours will be the same.

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