Dress Up Party

Sew Sweetness Dress Up Party


Hello and welcome to the first annual Dress Up Party! If you like bag-making and are familiar with my Purse Palooza event, this is that but with garment sewing! I’m so interested in seeing women’s clothing made up and patterns being reviewed, and there a ton of garment sewing bloggers that are going to help me get this party started!

Here’s how it works:

1. Every weekday from May 4th – May 29th, I have 2 amazing guest bloggers scheduled to share with you a garment sewing pattern review. The review will contain detailed information about what they thought about the sewing pattern, modifications they made, and more! Get inspired!


3. At the end of the event, you will get a chance to show me your own garment sewing in order to win some amazing prizes! Of course, international entries are welcome too!



May 4 –          Idle FancySimplicity 1873
May 5 –          True Bias – Tessuti ‘Alice Top’
.                     CashmeretteTilly and the Buttons ‘Coco’
May 6 –          Dreaming of Avonlea – Simplicity 2444
.                     Very Kerry BerryMcCalls 6747
May 7 –          Sew Caroline –  Sew to Grow ‘Flatter Me Frock’
.                     Ozzy BlackbeardTilly and the Buttons ‘Lilou Dress’
May 8 –          Peneloping – Grainline ‘Linden Sweatshirt’
.                     Moore ApprovedSimplicity 6213

May 11 –        JesyBy Hand London ‘Polly Top’
May 12 –        Crinkle Dreams – Butterick 6168
.                     Young Texan Mama – Simplicity 6048
May 13 –        Handmade by Heather B – Colette ‘Hawthorn Dress’
.                     Crafty Planner Christine Haynes ‘Emery Dress’
May 14 –        House of Pinheiro – Brasilia Dress
.                     Melissa – Stitch Upon a Time ‘Scrundlewear’
May 15 –        Lower Your Presser FootSimplicity 2724
.                     Mrs. Crafty Chick – Simplicity 1161

May 18 –        Miss Crayola CreepyColette ‘Violet Blouse’
.                     Scruffy Badger Time – Jalie 3351
May 19 –        Busy Lizzie in Brizzy McCalls 6713
.                     Shari – Sewaholic ‘Lonsdale Dress’
May 20 –        Fashion and FishingKzjo Studio ‘ Genevieve
.                     Cut Cut SewPauline Alice ‘Turia Dungarees’
May 21 –        Goodbye Valentino – Vogue 9109
.                     A Stitching Odyssey – Deer and Doe ‘Belladone Dress’

May 25 –        A Fashionable Stitch
.                     LadulsatinaWaffle Patterns ‘Marmelade Jacket’
May 26 –        See Kate Sew – Stylish Dress Book
.                     Oh She DabblesBurda 115
May 27 –        Nancy – Patterns for Pirates ‘Everyday Elegance Shirt’
.                     Sew Sweetness – Made with Moxie ‘Prefontaine Shorts’
May 28 –        Almond Rock – Sewaholic ‘Cambie Dress’
.                     Stars and Sunshine – Colette ‘Crepe Dress’
May 29 –        Lucky Lucille – Butterick 6094
.                     Adventures of a Young Seamstress ‘Smooth Sailing Trousers’


Contest Rules

1. Check out all the garment pattern reviews throughout the month and get inspired to sew up a garment of your own!

2. Link up your completed garment right at the bottom of this post BETWEEN MAY 4th AND JUNE 16th. Your garment must be created and photographed between those dates; purses made prior to May 4, 2015 will be disqualified. The garment may be self-drafted or made from any women’s garment sewing pattern. You can link from Flickr, your blog post, Instagram, or wherever else you host your photos.

3. There is no limit to how many garments you may enter, as long as they were made between May 4th and June 16th. Only one link-up per garment please.



I will have a guest judge narrow down to 20 favorites out of the entry pool, and we’ll have voting to get to our top 3! Also, a randomly-drawn winner out of all those who submit a finished garment will be chosen for 4th prize – giving everyone an extra chance to win!

Dress Up Party First PrizeFirst Prize – $250 value!
-$50 gift certificate to Lady Belle Fabric
-$25 gift certificate to Indie Sew
-Four brand new Butterick Lisette sewing patterns
-Four brand new Liesl + Co. patterns (releasing May 11th!)
-$50 gift certificate to Connecting Threads

Dress Up Party Second Prize

Second Prize – $180 value!
-$50 gift certificate to Premium Sewing Outlet
-$40 gift certificate to Pink Castle Fabrics
-$25 gift certificate to Indie Sew
-Two brand new Butterick Lisette sewing patterns
-Two brand new Liesl + Co. patterns (releasing May 11th!)

Dress Up Party Third Prize
Third Prize – $115 value!
-$25 gift certificate to Gotcha Covered Quilting
-$25 gift certificate to Sew Me A Song
-Two brand new Butterick
Lisette sewing patterns
-Two brand new
Liesl + Co. patterns (releasing May 11th!)


Randomly-drawn winner
-$25 gift certificate to Gotham Quilts


Thank you so much to ALL of the sponsors, and the sponsors of the daily giveaways this year!
Itch to StitchPaprika PatternsWaffle PatternsSalme Sewing PatternsSeamster Patterns
Jennifer Lauren Vintage –  Serendipity Studio Victory Patterns Sew Chic Patterns Megan Nielsen –
Jamie ChristinaChristine HaynesSeamingly Smitten Sewing PatternsSew Over ItColette Patterns
Bluegingerdoll PatternsSelvage DesignsCloset Case FilesMouse House CreationsBlank Slate PatternsSew Caroline

How to enter your completed garment

You may link up a garment completed by you between May 4, 2015 and June 16, 2015. You may link up as many garments as you make during this time. Please link a photo from Flickr, your blog, Instagram, or other photo-sharing site.

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