The Sweetheart Dress Pattern {giveaway & review}

 Last week Shannon from luvinthemommyhood sent me one of her Sweetheart Dress patterns to review. And since you all know me, I had to make two. Everything is cuter in pairs right?Let me first start out by saying that Shannon did an amazing job on the Sweetheart Dress pattern! It is so professional looking and she really explains each step to you. I would say that both dresses took me about 3-4 hours to make. The first dress definitely took me a lot longer to make then the second one. The construction of the bodice and skirt pieces were new to me, but they may not be for you. I’m still learning a lot of the basic sewing techniques when it comes to constructing clothes. All I can say is that I love the new-to-me technique! There are no exposed seams that need to be finished off and there is no hand stitching involved. It gives the dress a very professional and finished look.And what can I say about the cute little heart cut-out…it can’t get any cuter can it?!It is the perfect little dress for Valentine’s Day…or a tea party. I added a little heart cut-out to the front of the dress that matches the button on the back. I just love how it gives a little contrast on the dress.I made both dresses a size 3T which is what both girls are wearing right now. The dresses fit them perfectly!The pdf sewing pattern ranges in sizes from 2T-6T. So it is one of those patterns you can use for years to come.Thanks again Shannon for the chance to try out your Sweetheart Dress pattern. We sure do love it and now the girls want one in every color!Now comes the fun part…who wants to win a Sweetheart Dress pattern? That is right, Shannon is giving away a Sweetheart Dress pattern to one lucky winner!To enter…head on over and check out the Sweetheart Dress pattern for yourself. Then come back here and leave me a comment. Giveaway winner will be chosen Monday, February 4th 2013.   

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  1. Tamara Hobbs says:

    <3 this dress… I am a mother of 4. 3 of which are girls 11mth., 6, & 7yr old. New to the whole sewing and crafting but I am really loving it! :) This sweetheart pattern is precious!! :)

  2. LOVE that pattern! and I have 2 girls it would be cute on!

  3. Love it and can’t wait to make it for my granddaughter.

  4. I have been wanting this pattern for a while! So cute!

  5. Would love to try this pattern!

  6. I have even a fan of Shannon’s for awhile now. You did an amazing job on the dresses! I would love to make one for my neice. Thanks for the chance!

  7. Those dresses are adorable! I love the contrast heartiness the front. I’d love to win this!

  8. Nathalie B. says:

    I am a mother of two boys, but I would love to try this adorable pattern for my little niece ! Thanks for the chance to win…

  9. I love this dress, so pretty and the heart just completes it! I would love to win this pattern!!

  10. Would love to wing the sweetheart dress pattern, hoping!

  11. Would love to win the sweetheart dress pattern, hoping! Ps. Great job on your girls dresses 😉

  12. My 4yr old loves hearts right now, so the heart cut out in the back would be perfect for her!

  13. Amanda Kaye Grant says:

    I love this pattern! Came on over from luvinthemommyhood! Would LOVE to win and make this for my sweetheart Hannah =)

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Amanda Kaye Grant

  14. They turned out so adorable! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  15. Georgia brungs says:

    Love this dress I have been eyeing it off for a while it would be perfect for my two girls who are 10mths and 3. Of course I would have to make it a little smaller for my 10mth old! Thanks for the chance

  16. Cute pattern. I’d love it for my girls.

  17. I LOVE these dresses! You did a gorgeous job, and your girls look so adorable in them. I’d love to try making one, either for nieces or a someday-hopefully-maybe-prettyplease daughter of my own.

  18. I love this pattern. I had it marked on Pinterest when is was free…too bad I didn’t download it then. I’m a grandma with a couple of little girls who would look as darling as your little girls. So CUTE!

  19. These are too cute! Would love to try the pattern.
    Thank you.

  20. Thanks so much for the giveaway…I have two girls that love to match and love dresses. This would be perfect for them and my adorable nieces. Love the pattern!

  21. The dresses are adorable and I just love the photo set-ups too! Makes me want to have little girls having tea parties again! Mine are all grown. I do have two little nieces who would just love these dresses.

  22. I know the PERFECT sweethearts who would LOVE this dress. Three adorable Granddaughters, and one very loving Oma that sews. I am keeping my fingers crossed!!! Good luck everyone. XXX

  23. I’m so excited to see such an original dress pattern. I’m in love with the heart cut out. Wish I had thought of that myself lol. Can’t wait to make one for my little neice (when she gets into 2T).

  24. Super cute! My daughter would love it!

  25. Hope I win – it’s adorable.

  26. Shannon H says:

    I LOVE your dresses!! As a mother if 2 girls, I make everything in pairs 😉 the second always take less time for me. This pattern is so cute!

  27. I would love to win because I have been in love with this dress for months now!!!

  28. Such a cute pattern. Would love to win.

  29. such a sweet pattern! would love to make one for my daughter!

  30. Too cute! Would love to make this!

  31. I used to make hand-made bags just as a hobby but stopped a few years ago. I now have an adorable 2 year old daughter and have recently started sewing clothes for her and i LOVE it! I saw this dress and i can’t wait to get the pattern and give it a try!

  32. I would love the chance to win. It is so adorable! It says it is for an intermediate sewer, and I feel like a beginner so it would be a nice chance to see if I could do it. Thanks for the chance!!! xoxox! :)

  33. Kellie S. says:

    Those dresses are adorable! Such a sweet pattern. Glad to know there is no hand stitching!

  34. Christina says:

    Serious cuteness that dress is! I would LOVE to win and be able to make it for my daughter! Thank you for the opportunity! :)

  35. So cute! My daughter’s birthday is Valentine’s Day, so this would be perfect for her!

  36. I have a bunch of friends with little girls that this would look so cute on!

  37. I love the dress! Your girls look adorable :)

  38. these dresses are SO cute! i’m following you via email and i also nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! YAY!
    check it out here:
    just copy and paste the versatile blogger rules to your post and have fun! :>D

  39. Your dresses are darling!!! Love the heart on the front….I was working on a skirt with a heart on it too (great minds must just think alike 😉 ~e

  40. My daughter is at the stage where she and her friends want to dress alike. What a cute way to have all the friends match. I can even make dresses for their dolls.

  41. Oh, my goodness, that is the cutest dress. And you did a great job on them. Your photos look so professional, too! I would love to win the pattern – thanks for the opportunity!

  42. Teresa Simpson says:

    I really hope I win my little girls would look adorable in this dress! It would be perfect for easter!

  43. Merrianne Douglas says:

    Hi! That is the cutest little dress ever! I am blessed with 3 little grand daughters all under 3 years to sew for! What fun!!! Good luck to everyone!

  44. I love the dresses. Your daughters are adorable! I would love to win this as I have three beautiful granddaughters to sew for! What an awesome pattern and giveaway! Thank you!

  45. Jane Burbank says:

    I would love to make these for my 3 great-nieces. They would be adorable!

  46. Sherry A. Crawford says:

    I have 4 grand-sons and just got my first grand-daughter I would love to have one of these patterns. Adorable!

  47. Sherry A. Crawford says:

    The dresses that you made are precious. I love the pattern. It appears to be very versatile as for as dressing it up or down.

  48. Karen Fletcher says:

    This dress is adorable! I’ve wanted to get back into sewing!! This would be a great reason :) Love it!

  49. Grannybug says:

    You did a wonderful job! Time for me to dust off the sewing machine.

  50. What a gorgeous dress! I love how you’ve used such a girly fabric for such a girly dress with the sweet heart at the back. Would love to make one for my little girl!

  51. I have four granddaughters and one grandson—-the crown prince. Love to sew for them. The heart design in back is very clever.

  52. Molly Musante says:

    Love the pattern. Have 4 granddaughters who look darling in this dress.

  53. A friend of mine (now my MOH for my wedding) sent me a link to this pattern ages ago for my daughter, but I didn’t buy it at the time. I decided, since getting engaged, that I’m going to use it for my daughter and the other two flower girls for our super DIY wedding – we are seriously doing EVERYTHING! On searching for the pattern again through Google, I came across this giveway! Fingers crossed xx

  54. Your girls are so adorable! Love the dresses, too. Thanks for the chance to win this cute pattern.

  55. So darn cute. Thanks!

  56. These dresses are so sweet. I love the tablecloth, the bunting, the upside down baskets for stools. It all looks so great. You are so talented. Sadly my daughter is now 13 so no longer wears pretty dresses! Make the most of it while you can. I love the doll though – do you have a pattern for that?

  57. Jan Yantz says:

    Love this pattern! I just gave my daughter her first sewing machine for Christmas and I would LOVE to give her this pattern for her birthday on Feb. 19th! I know she would so love to make this adorable dress! It would be her first clothes sewing project. <3 BTW – LOVE your blog! You are so creative and your girls are precious.

  58. Oh, I love this pattern. I would love to make one for my 2 1/2 yr. old granddaughter!

  59. Cute pattern! I have theree girls, they would enjoy it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  60. Super sweet dress! I love the cutout in the back – and although it looks intimidating, with directions likeyou describe it would be easy !!!! :)

  61. Goodness gracious this is adorable!!! You pulled out all the stops with this little valentine party!

  62. Dear All,
    like this a lot and I think it would suit my niece who turns 2 years old. Next month and her niece would be happy to tailor a package to his grandmother.

    Tks./ Preeya


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