Designer's Challenge- My Treasured Heirlooms


I'm Annastasia Cruz of My Treasured Heirlooms I was thrilled when I was able to join the designer's challenge. I had been wanting to work on this dress and apron pattern set for a while but had never gotten around to it. This challenge got me working on it and I love it.


For me the challenge wasn't in the smocked apron, for me it was the under dress, I have always been nervous about making a pattern with an armhole and a sleeve and a collar, it was a lot of work and a lot of fun.


I have named this set Springtime Jubilee. The pattern is available in girls sizes 2 to 8
It includes the pattern for the apron which also comes with a geometric smocking plate, that includes puffing, to smock the bodice. Apron has halter ties around the neck and closes at the back waist with ties.

It also includes the pattern for the under dress that features a peter pan collar with puff sleeves and bound arm holes. Dress has button closure in the back.
In the pattern are step by step instructions with illustrated images for each step. Also given is simple seam finishing instructions as well as alternatives for heirloom finishing, which include french seams and bound seams.

Also included is the option to either print out all the rectangular pieces or you can use measurements from a chart so you can save on paper and printing. (sorry this pattern does not give instructions on how to smock)

Normal price is $12, buy using coupon code SPRINGTIMEJUBILE in checkout and get 25% off your entire purchase. Code ends Sunday March 1st.
You can find the pattern here on etsy


Oh and isn't this just the cutest model, I just love these pictures.
Here was another challenge for me, picking just a few pics out of lots of cute pics.

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You can find the pattern here on etsy
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Designer's Challenge- Filles A Maman

We are definitely tired of the huge amount of snow and the cold from where I live. Ok, my daughters love Elsa, but when it's for real, wearing a dress and high heels on an ice floor might be not as elegant as a princess can do it. Just a thought.

The challenge for me was to bring a little bit of sunshine and get ready for summer before it's coming. Usually, I realize that my daughters need summer clothes only when IT'S summer. I decided to change up things and get geared up right now. I also challenged myself to publish 2 patterns at the same time, I almost gave up a month ago...but I am still here!


Thanks to Robin and the Pattern Revolution for giving me the opportunity to do a lot of sleepless nights...hehe!

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Today, it's the Amour (translation: love) and Clemence day.
The Amour top is designed for woven fabric, it comes in sizes 12-18m to 14. It's a confident beginner project. The pattern is fully illustrated, the printing option includes the ability to print "layers" (choose a specific size(s) to print), size charts and measurements are in imperial and metric.


Clemence shorts were available from 18th only on UpCraft Club for the members, but today you have the opportunity to buy both Clemence and Amour together on or separate, as you wish. Here is what you need: Requirement for Clemence: from 1/2 yard (60'') to 5/8 (60'') of woven fabric, linen, lightweight denin, chambray or twill and a piece of 1'' elastic for the waist back. Requirement for Amour: 7/8 yard (60'') to 1& 1/8 yard, bias and ribbon.

  melissam amour clemence

 I was pretty lucky to have the greatest people you can imagine in my tester group. We built something very nice together, commenting, encouraging, editing and showing pictures. You can see by the following pictures are great they did. My sincere apologies for not showing everyone's, we were 35 in the group....!

  Ashley (2) REBE5 EmilyS2 JNess 005 amour-top-glitter-and-wit Rachel5 amour.linda.5 kim5

 Links and prices (special price until February 28th 23:59 EST) only on Bundle Clemence and Amour $13: Clemence $6.95: Amour $6.95: Sincerely, Mel xxx  

Designer's Challenge- My Little Plumcake

Happy Friday everyone!  My name is Michelle Robertson and I am the designer behind My Little Plumcake.  I am so excited to share with you our Designer’s Challenge pattern.  

Please let me introduce The Clementine Dress.  My inspiration for this dress is S-P-R-I-N-G!  If you are experience the harsh winter elements like me, then I am betting you feel me here.   It’s always this time of year I get busy sewing my little’s spring wardrobe.  Really, what else is there to do! This year, I am inspired by lightweight dresses that let my little twirl!  I also wanted to create something comfortable and easy to dress up for a special occasion.  And so, we have The Clementine!
I am kinda obsessed with chiffon at the moment, which is a great option for the skirt portion of this dress.  Chiffon offers tons of movement and is very comfortable on the skin.  The dress shown above has three layers of chiffon with a additional inside lining layer that is satin. The tutorial includes a list of skirt fabric recommendations as well as an optional lining layer for sheer fabrics.
I was really set on this design once I started shopping around for fabric.  Have you noticed all the great voile fabrics our favorite fabric designer’s have come out with lately?  Some of my favorite prints are now being printed on voile.  Don't get me wrong, I love cotton, but playing around with different fabrics can really be a lot of fun! This is the perfect dress to experiment using voile and other lightweight fabrics and was our inspiration behind this second look.  This fabric was chosen from the Art Gallery - Emmy Grace Collection.
We recommend knit be used for the bodice.  The tutorial goes into detail on how to work with knit and includes a section for beginners with tips on how to sew with knit fabric.  
The front and back of this dress are identical.  Sizes for this pattern include: 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 2T, 3T, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10.
Whether your little loves lots of ruffles or maybe not so much, this pattern can fit many styles.  The Clementine Dress includes three skirt options.  Below, are some pictures to display the skirt options from our wonderful group of testers.
3 Tier - Lotta Ruffles, the More the Better!
2 Tier - Little Bit of Ruffle
1 Tier - Not the Frilly Type 

To celebrate Clementine's release and the Designer's Challenge, please enjoy 20% off now until February 27th. Use coupon code challenge at checkout.  I hope you are excited about this as we are!
Oh, and one more thing!  We are giving away a free Clementine Pattern to one lucky winner. Please leave a comment below to enter.
 Happy Sewing and thanks for visiting! - Michelle


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