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Shabby Apple Giveaway!

* This giveaway is over.

I’m off for a bit to spend some time with my folks. Thought I’d leave you guys with something special while I’m on a blogging hiatus. As you may remember I did a Shabby Apple dress review and that green dress has become one of my go to’s when I want something simple, but lovely and comfortable to wear.

Well, now I’m giving you lovely readers a chance at winning your own beautiful Shabby Apple dress. It was hard choosing which one, let me tell you, but I finally went with this one and I’ve completely fallen for it. I think you’ll fall for it to, Overboard!

“Embrace your inner 50’s hostess in the Overboard dress.  Piped with perfect details, this blue and white gingham doll of a shirtdress will have you serving up trays of lobster rolls and summer punch and charming the masses in no time. The full a-line skirt falls just to the knee from the defined waistline, and a row of oversized buttons rises up the shirt front with bright white piping keeping them in line. Slip it on and set sail for the perfect summer getup.” – from the dress details.

For those of you, like me, who go to the ShabbyApple.com website and fall in love with more than one of their wonderful women’s dresses, they have given me (and all of you!) our own coupon code for %10 off! Just type in handmadeexperiment10off sometime within the next 30 days.

Alright. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. If you’d like to be entered to win the Overboard blue and white gingham dress from Shabby Apple all you have to do is tell me your favorite vacation experience.

For a second, LIKE Shabby Apple on Facebook and comment here that you did so.

For a third, HEART my etsy shop, Sew Flippin Cool  and tell me that you did so.

For more opportunities to win, spread the word! If you blog about, tweet (#flippincool), comment on facebook (@Sew Flippin Cool), etc. Just comment here for each thing your do and you’ll have a separate entry for each one.

Good luck! I’ll announce the winner next Thursday.

KCWC – Day 3

I used this tutorial (after jimmying with the number a bit) to make these three dresses for Quinby. She looks adorable in them, but it was a gray day here in Portland so no photos. Maybe tomorrow.

I used all vintage fabrics for these which is great, because they are not only super cute and unique, but these dresses probably cost me about $4 total to make. Sweet!

I finished the apron top I was working on for PZ too. My math sucked though and it would fit a 12 year old better than my 5 year old. Now I have to try to rework it. I’ll let you know how it goes.

How is everyone else doing with the Kids Clothing Week Challenge?  In case you missed them, here are my days 1 and 2.

Getting Back Into the Swing with Spring

We’ve had very sunny weather the last two days in Portland. Yay! So I’ve been inspired to get some fun spring sewing done. Yesterday, I made this little dress for Q out of green polka dot fabric and a vintage floral calico. She looks like such a little lady in it. I’m totally loving this style.

I  made PZ a little romper out of the same fabrics. I don’t usually do the matchy-matchy thing, but I had just enough of both of these fabrics and I figured one of the girls might not like it and I’d just sell it. Nope. They both want to keep their new outfits. Who am I to argue!? (Ignore the messy living room. I did mention it was both nice AND I’ve been sewing, right?)

I made this dress today with this great tribute to Tammis Keefe fabric from Michael Miller. Love, Love, Love this fabric! I got it at Cool Cottons and several others from the same line. I think I’ve pretty much perfected this dress now. I’m finally starting to feel like I can just sit down and sew cute clothes without too much trouble. Of course a dress like this one isn’t TOO terribly difficult, but more than I could have done last year, so I’m happy!

I’m thinking of maybe doing a tutorial for either the dress or the romper. Any opinions? Interest? Let me know! If you are needing a push to getting some spring sewing of your own done check out Spring Top Week for selfish sewing or Elsie Marley‘s Kid’s Clothes Week Challenge for sewing for your kiddos.

What I’ve Been Up To

My friend Julia asked me to make some overalls and dresses for her twins and some twin friends. I used a pattern from Ottobre‘s Spring 2009 magazine.

I made a pair of blue striped overalls too, but forgot to get a picture! Julia promises me I’ll get a picture of all the twins together later in the summer so I’ll make sure to post that.

I helped PZ make herself a felt flower headband from a little kit. She was so proud!

The girls and I created this handsome guy one rainy afternoon. Believe me, we could have an army of these guys with the amount of rainy afternoons we’ve had this spring.

And this is my upcoming project – bloomers and a tank for my friend Anne’s 10 month old daughter, Opal. I’m hoping to finish it today or tomorrow. So let’s see, with my going rate that should mean you’ll see pictures of it in about a month! Ha!