Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Dress {and Giveaway!}

This post is long overdue!  I've had so many people ask about the dress that I wore for my maternity pictures.  I wore it to a few weddings and family events and it was so comfy.  And I was constantly getting compliments.  Everyone was surprised to find out that I made it.


I've posted about Seamingly Smitten patterns on here before {tunic here and shirt here}and when I saw this pattern debut, I couldn't wait to test it out!  Of course, I was big and pregnant, but I made a few super simple modifications and wore this dress with ease!

The dress that I made was the Bardot Dress.  I love the Seamingly Smitten patterns!  They are so easy and simple to follow.  The instructions are clearly written with a photo for each step.  And there is no pattern that you have to draw or print or cut out.  It just has simple measuring instructions.  Besides the pocket...there was a pattern piece for that :)  I love that this dress has pockets!!



I used jersey cotton to sew it...a flat sheet to be exact.  I got it at the thrift store for $6.  Considering it's probably 3-4 yards, that's a steal for knits!  And I have tons left still for another project.   I would typically sew a size small for me, but for this dress, I used the size medium dress width measurement, but used the size small elastic measurements.  This just gave a little extra room for my belly, but kept the fit nice and perfect.  And I extended the length to make a maxi dress.


Thanks, Jenny, for letting me test this one out!!  I can't wait to see what else this lady comes up with!

And Jenny is giving away 2 Seamingly Smitten patterns to 2 different people!!

You must be a This Crazy Blessed Life follower via GFC.

To enter, do one or more of the following tasks and comment with a separate comment for each one!


* Visit the shop and tell me which two patterns you would choose.


Giveaway ends on Friday, September 28th!

**Photos by GKB Photography**

16 comments:

  1. You look Gorgeous! WOW~ What a gorgeous maternity photo session and the dress is A-mazing! Congrats on your new little boy!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  2. Liked your blog because it is so cute AND to help you get to 200 followers! :) Your newest follower from threekendrickblessings.blogspot.com

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  3. What great photos!! I would love to win some patterns. I am a new GFC follower.:) And I think the Mimi Maxi Dress and the Bardot patterns are the ones I would pick.

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  4. I like Seamingly Smitten on FB too.:) thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Sarah, you look beautiful!! Congratulations on your growing family!! I'm so happy to do this giveaway for you!
    Jenny
    Seamingly Smitten owner/designer

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  6. Already "Like" Seemingly Smitten. Really like!

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    1. You won!! It won't let me go to your profile to get your email though :(. Hope you see this!!!

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  7. I love the Girls outfits, especially Rory Bubble Romper and Ruffle Galore Pants. Just adorable!!!

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  8. That dress turned out beautifully! And great thinking on using a knit sheet... that's a steal for the price. :)

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  9. Just became a new follower. Looking forward to seeing what else you post!

    Jenni @ Snippets of My Family, Faith, & Crafting
    http://www.snippetsofmyffc.com

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  10. I'd get the Rory Bubble Romper and the Cozy Hooded Cape if I win. :)

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    1. You won!!! Sent you an email. Be sure to respond in 48 hrs :)

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  11. I also "like" Seamingly Smitten on facebook

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  12. miss mod top and ruffled collar cape :)

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