Sunday, June 6, 2010

{e-patterns, freebie & a giveaway!}

I am "sew" very pleased and excited to announce that I now have e-patterns available! Featured in my Sewing Journal are my first two e-patterns; "The Cherry Dress" and "Bibs 'n Bloomers".  
The unique feature about Southern Stitches Boutique's e-patterns is that each pattern includes hand & machine embroidery or a smocking plate which also includes instructions for un-smocked options! 
"The Cherry Dress"
"The Cherry Dress" is a darling button front dress that is pleated all the way around! It has puff sleeves that are gathered to a piped sleeve band. Hand & machine embroidery design is included with the pattern! Sizes 1-4 are included in the pattern and sizes 5-8 will be available in the near future! If you have previously purchased the older version of "The Cherry Dress" from me, please e-mail me at southernstitches(at)charter(dot)net and I will send you the new revision free!
Back of dress features knife pleats with an inverted pleat at the center back!
The button front features hand or machine embroidery
with red buttons creating the cherries!
My second new e-pattern is "Bibs 'n Bloomers"! If you have been following my blog, you have journeyed with me as I blogged about the smocked insert, "Under the Sea".
"Bibs 'n Bloomers" with "Under the Sea" smocking plate!
"Bibs 'n Bloomers" is a button-on bib sunsuit for Girls and Boys! Detailed instructions include the smocking plate "Under the Sea". Instructions also are included for a non-smocked version! Sizes included are Newborn thru 24mos!
These are my first two e-patterns  and I am currently working on four more with plans to create several new e-patterns for BOYS in the very near future! I also plan to offer all my new patterns as paper patterns for those who do not want or like e-patterns. They are currently not available, but I have a sign-up list on my website for those who would like to be notified when my patterns are available as paper patterns. My paper patterns will be on a large sheet of white paper and will be traceable.
As a bonus, I have a FREE e-pattern available! It is for the sunhat and cap that are pictured with "Bibs 'n Bloomers"! You can download the free pdf file e-pattern here!
As a celebration of launching my new e-patterns, I am hosting a give-away! I will use a random number generator to choose two lucky winners who will win their choice of either "The Cherry Dress" or "Bibs 'n Bloomers" e-pattern!  
Here's How to Win:

  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Blog about the giveaway & leave a link to it
  • Twitter about the giveaway (include @SewNso in your tweet)
  • Mention the giveaway on Facebook with a link to my facebook page
You MUST leave your comments here in order to be entered to win.
Be sure to come back and leave a SEPARATE comment for each thing you do. 
It makes my life so much easier :)
Drawing will be held on June 21st, which is my 30th wedding anniversary!

47 comments:

Nicole said...

Congrats on the anniversary and the cute patterns! Would love to win!

Rettabug said...

Congratulations on your anniversary, Laurie!! You already know how much I ♥ that cherry dress pattern so I'm hoping to win the other one. ;-)

I'll work on getting a post up about it on my blog real soon. You always do such beautiful work!!

fondly,
Rett

FloridaBird said...

A.DOR.A.BLE! And congrats on your anniversary!

Marlena said...

I love the cherries. This one would be perfect for my three year old daughter. Thanks for the giveaway.

snowdrop said...

win win win win...
positive thoughts :)

looove the cherries
xo
snowdrop

Silver Pansy Designs said...

I'd love to win either one of these awesome patterns! Congratulations. -- Karen

Kim said...

I love the patterns. I'm very anxious to see the ones for boys. Congratualtions on 30 years of marriage! Thank you for your blog.

Silver Pansy Designs said...

I'd love to win either one of these awesome patterns. Congratulations. -- Karen

Kim said...

I posted your link on my facebook. Keeping my fingers crossed :)

Sara said...

They both are darling!!! Great job!!!
Congrats on the anniversary!!

bubbygigi said...

Best wishes on your anniversary. I love your new dress pattern.

Sara said...

I hope I win!!
posted on FB
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1081970794#!/profile.php?id=1081970794

Sewconsult said...

Cute patterns. I hope that you do well with them. Congratulations on the anniversary.

Esther Grant said...

Congratulations Laurie!

I've been waiting for this announcement very patiently. :) Win or not, my sewing library already has a very special place designated for your adorable patterns and smocking designs. I'm a bit behind on creating a blog, but I most definitely will spread the good news to friends and family on FB.

Esther

Laurie said...

I just love the pleats on the Cherry dress!

Congratulations on 30 years!

Laurie

Shower said...

WOW, Thirty years of marriage! Congratulations GF and here's to 30 more!!!

mimi's Needle and thread said...

that cherry dress is so beautiful I have linked your blog to my fb page, I hope others will come and see this very lovely blog you have created, you are very talented, it is a pleasure to be aquainted with you,
God Bless,
Iris

mimi's Needle and thread said...

that cherry dress is one of the most pretty things I have seen in a long time, I have linked your blog to my FB site, I hope others will come and see your beautiful work, it is a pleasure being aquainted with you.
God Bless iris Stump

Shower said...

Hi Laurie, Love the beautiful site and wonderful creations that you regularly post! I am amazed that you can watch Paxton, redecorate, design for Sew Beautiful and so many other things all in the same week! I just love the Cherry dress and button idea!

Hettie Lynn said...

Congratulations, Laurie on your e-pattern launch! I wish you much success and just posted the info on my FB page.

Suzie said...

Thank you for your consistent blogging. I look forward to what you share and you really help keep me motivated to sew! I love your 2 new e-patterns! oh, Happy Anniversary!!

Angie said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! Look forward to the boy patterns...Thanks

Smocking with Gwen said...

Laurie....love the Cherry Dress!!! Would love to win it because I don't have a local heirloom shop!!!
Congrats on anniversay!
Hugs,
Gwen

Prissy said...

Love your patterns and would love to win either one. You are so talented!

Elisabeth Rose said...

I love your 2 patterns and would enjoy making the sunsuit for my new baby boy! Thanks.

Antje said...

I love the cherry dress, and would love to win the pattern...

Debbie B said...

Such a cute pattern! Our little 1 yr old grandgirl would look so cute in this. I love all the 'classic' style patterns for little girls.

Aunt Honey said...

I love the patterns -- especially the smocking plate. It would look so cute on a bubble for my new grandnephew, born on Tuesday of this week. He would love it for one of his first outfits smocked by his Aunt Honey! Thanks for the giveaway!

ShirleyC said...

The patterns are adorable, and I would love to win.

djStoreRoom said...

Congrats on the launch!!~ I am due in august and its a gal!!~ Would very much love to win the pattern and make something nice for my new baby..

ShirleyC said...

I already follow you on Twitter.

ShirleyC said...

I posted a link on Twitter.

ShirleyC said...

I also posted about your giveaway on my blog.
www.prayersformymom.blogspot.com

Rosieq said...

Hi, Laurie, Happy Anniversary...and congrats for updating the cherry dress to a larger size--I absolutely love that! Anyway, count this as my comment to your blog--I--and several--others would love to win a pattern!

Rosieq said...

I posted to my Facebook...I always wonder if I do that right...but at least it goes to your facebook page! ha-ha...techy I'm not!

cshort said...

Laurie thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with everyone. I enjoy seeing everything you make.

cshort said...

Laurie, thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with everyone. I always enjoy seeing your creations.

info said...

Congratulations! Anniversaries are SEW much fun! I love your designs!

SewShine

PS I mentioned your giveaway on Twitter just now! (@sewshine)

Karen said...

I love both patterns! I visit your blog often and it always inspires me. Congratulations on 30 years and on your new patterns.

Dawn said...

Cute, cute, cute!! The cherry dress is adorable. And I'm so thrilled you've remembered the boys! There isn't nearly as much for those little darlings!

larseymour said...

Happy Anniversary. Love your new patterns.
Kay

grammaheh1 said...

Congratulations on you anniversary! Love your darling baby patterns. Thanks for a chance to win.
Gail

Marlena said...

Great looking patters. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ally said...

Love your website and especially the verses....they are a real blessing.

bjwhipple said...

Great cherry dress. Love the options of both hand and machine embroidery. This would be perfect for my new granddaughter.

Congrats on your anniversary. Isn't it amazing how fast the time goes?

Belinda

bjwhipple said...

Beautiful cherry dress. congrats on both the e-patterns and the anniversary.

Would love to make the dress for my new granddaughter.

Belinda

Karen said...

I would love the chance for your beautiful patterns!
Congratulations on your 30th anniversary, we will celebrate our 28th on June 23!

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