Monday, January 25, 2010

Who's little darling needs a new wardrobe? Pattern giveaway! - CLOSED


Hello friends! Lot's of new and exciting things are going on here at The Handmade Dress loft! We have several new shops that have just started carrying our patterns, we are about to send off our very first trunk show, we have new business phone numbers for Ben and I (I'll give you those at the end of this post), and a new design is in the works! During the next week I will be showing off all of the sweet dresses that are heading out for the trunk show, in beautiful Fabric Finders fabrics, and I may even be able to give you a peek at the newest "Miss" pattern that should be finished in March. With all of this exciting pattern talk going on I decided to giveaway an entire set of our patterns (that's 8 patterns!) to one of you! All you have to do is leave a happy comment (anything nice or funny will do just fine), with your name and email and I will let the random generator choose the winner on Thursday morning. UPDATE: Anyone can enter, I don't care where you live, I'll get it to you somehow!

Thanks again guys for the overwhelming support you have given our little pattern company!

Samantha's Business # (205) 433-9040
Ben's Business # (205) 924-3560

139 comments:

Suel said...

I would love to have these patterns. They are so precious and I know a little girl who would love for me to make her some of these!

Sue L

KarenH said...

Samantha, I hope you all are having a very happy Monday. I'm so excited about your business news. I can just imagine how cute that trunk show must be!

I'd love to have all of your little Miss patterns to come live at my house. My Caroline would certainly appreciate it too. :)

Karen

~Violet~ said...

Okay Sam, I can't resist this one! You know I love your patterns & dresses, so I've got to put my name in the drawing. I'm so proud of the way your business is growing & all your hard work is paying off. Thanks for always thinking of fun ways to include us! :)

tara said...

With 3 daughters I would use the heck out of these patterns. I have the first one you put out and my youngest is now wearing the dress I made from it. I'm itchin to get going on Spring and Summer wear.

Chloe said...

I am so glad that your business is doing so well. Your blog is always so uplifting to me.
I would love to have these patterns! I'm back home now and just getting back into sewing after years of working.

Meghann said...

I'm a novice at sewing, and really enjoy your blog!

gatornic said...

I have been reading your blog for quite a while now and am so inspired by your faith, love and dedication to your family. I have a little princess who has two brothers...I would love to dress her in your patterns. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Anita said...

Well done. So pleased things are going well for you.

The giveaway is too fabulous for words!

Jean said...

That's wonderful that things are ticking along with you folks. My happy thought for today is that I'm going to bake toffee bars in a little bit for a movie night with friends! (And boy do I need it after this weekend, which was a bit difficult.) :)

Erin said...

I love your patterns!! My favorite is Miss Lily in the little polka dot print you used!
cuppiecakes83 at yahoo dot com

Sylvia said...

Love your patterns! I'd love to be the winner of such a great giveaway! My sweet little granddaughter would look absolutely beautiful!!

Thank you for taking the gift you certainly have in creating these patterns... may your business grow above and beyond what you imagine!

Sylvia, helloitsmelord@yahoo.com

lilly&lime.blogspot.com

booharts said...

Happy thought-Live in the moment!
Want me one of these patterns.
booharts

Nooly said...

OOOHHH ME!!!! I would love to win the patterns! they are so lovely!

Stella said...

I would love to have more of your patterns. I have the Miss Molly and Miss Madeline already and have made lots of them. I love reading your blog and always get a good smile out of Maddie's sense of style, but my favorite posts are your confessions of a hillbilly posts. They warm my heart and remind me where I came from.

Dakotasews said...

Oh, this would be so neat with spring around the corner!!

Jody said...

I can't tell you how much I would love to have all of your patterns.
jjrenn at sbcglobal dot net

Jessica [beforethedawn.org] said...

I hope you and your family are having a blessed Monday! My lil one and I would love to have these patterns. She's my princess and loves when I make her something to wear, especially if she gets to pick out her own fabric. :)

Serena said...

What a generous giveaway! My 4 year old would be thrilled to have a new dress in each of these styles.
serenasbp @ gmail . com

Lisa said...

What a great giveaway! Very generous! My 3 year old little girl is absolutely in love with dresses and all things girly. Would LOVE to have new patterns for her!!

Sew Scrumptious said...

I would love to win your giveaway. My 2010 challenge on my blog is to make 12 items of childrens clothing so winning your patterns would really help!!
http://sewscrumptious.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

I would love to win these!! Can never have too many patterns for my sweet lil girlie .....
Thanks for the giveaway
susanphillips75@yahoo.com

Katherine said...

holy cow, i want 'em! i want 'em!

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Bobbie said...

Oh man this would be totally awesome to win! I never win anything so I don't have my hopes up to high, but one can dream :)

L said...

Oh I would love to have these. We too are waiting adoptive parents. I enjoy hearing your updates.
I am happy things are going so well for you.
Lyndsey

Tricia said...

My local shop carries your patterns! (Stitchers Playhouse Smyrna, TN) I already have 2 of your patterns but I would love to have the other 3!

Leslie said...

Oh please random generator, pick me! ;0) Sam, I just adore your patterns, and would be thrilled to have the entire collection.

Sarah AH said...

I am so happy for you with all of this success! It's so much fun reading your blog entries. You remind me to slow down and enjoy the little moments.

I would love to have these patterns and pass along some to a newer sewing mama, too.

Have a great day!!

Myra said...

I would love a chance for my two girls, numerous nieces and friends' kids. Glad to hear it's going well.

Lauren said...

I love your patterns!! This is a wonderful giveaway and it would be so lovely if I happen to win. Thanks.

Debbie said...

I enjoy your blog. I love to sew for my grand-daughters.

Autum said...

Success could not come to a kinder or more deserving person! I'd love to win this group of your patterns, I need some incentive to get back into the sewing room.

Coralee said...

oh my little girl would look so cute in your dresses! congrats on your successes!

Kimberly said...

Ooo a new pattern! You are so creative and talented!

6blessings said...

Wow! This would be a dream come true!!
I'm excited that a sahm, homeschooling mama is doing so well in the pattern business!
Keep up the good work!

Lex and Lilly's Mom said...

My daughter looks adorable in the Lilly dress, and it matches her dress. She is always getting compliments. I would love to sew some more! Grea patterns!

Summer

Mama Lusco said...

Wonderful giveaway! I still need Miss Iris and Miss Alice. I really enjoy your 'Confessions of a Hillbilly' and funny things the kids say. They grow up too fast! aluscoATcenturytelDOTnet

Lisa said...

That is so nice of you! I would love to enter :)

Anna Cotton said...

I love your patterns. I'm also happy to hear your business is expanding.

Goosegirl said...

Congratulations Sam!! I am so happy to see how your business is being blessed. You have a wonderful business model and I love to see it flourishing.
And, I would LOVE to win this drawing too.
Sivje

Stephanie said...

Gosh need is such a strong term when it comes to adorable little clothes. Stephanie slhorman@gmail.com

Eleece said...

Samantha, I really enjoy your blog and am so excited about this give-away. I have 5 children, age 17 to 4. My last is a girl, so I'm sewing everything in sight, because I know these precious days won't last. Congratulations on how God is blessing your business. It's exciting to watch!:)
Eleece

Sarah AJ said...

What an awesome giveaway! Your Miss Madeline is already one of my favorite patterns; I'd love to try the rest. I'm dying to see what the new one's going to be!

indywriter said...

How exciting to be at a point where so many things are happening for you!

I can't imagine anything sweeter than seeing your business take off. You really deserve good things to happen.

I hope I'm lucky enough to win! indywriter at gmail.com

Beach Mama said...

It sounds as though things are going really well! Congratulations to you and your success! I bet your trunk show will be fabulous! My 2 very different little girls would love for this Mama to make them some new dresses/skirts/creations! We would love to win! I would love to dress the in something pretty since they have morphed into Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (yellow & pink) in the past week.:)

http://lifesabeach4us.blogspot.com

Feather Webb said...

I was so excited when my LSS started carring your patterns this Summer and was even more excited when they added one of your dresses to there class list. How exciting!!

Handmade Housewife... said...

We are having our first girl next Monday and these would be fantastic to have! Thanks so much for a chance at a very generous giveaway :)

kelly said...

I would love this!!!!
kelmray@yahoo.com

Heather Tomhave said...

Perfect Little Patterns! You are way too sweet to share. Loves!

Carolyn said...

I love your patterns! I'd love to win since I have two little girls and another due in May. However, I live in Korea. Would you do overseas shipping if I paid for it? I just would love to win. But if you're doing US only I understand. Thanks for your blog. I love reading it. My email is gassercarolyn@yahoo.com

Angie@treasures for tots said...

I love your patterns! I made the Miss Molly for Serenity last year and it's one of my favs! I hope I win!

Cheryl said...

I am an advid fan of you blog. Love your patterns too. ctolsma at telus dot net

Tonyslady said...

I love to read your blog and it inspires me to to have faith and enjoy all that i have and love.

I love your little miss patterns for their timeless quality that my little girl will continue love to wear for years to come.

Jodi,

Babydoll_2o@yahoo.com

haller27044 said...

My daughter would look great in any one of these outfits! Thanks for the great giveaway.

Amy said...

I would love those patterns I have 2 little girls and a niece. And I love to make them sweet little dresses.
Amy

Brook said...

I love your patterns and dresses. I have a 4 year old daughter that would look precious in any one of them. It would be an honor to display your gifting on her. Just yesterday my sweet child decided to follow Jesus and ask Him in her heart! It was such a glorious day for our family. I think this little darling could certainly use a new wardrobe :) I pray the Lord will continue to bless you and your beautiful family!! You are a blessing to ours!

Kim said...

Well, I love your patterns and have TWO little darlings who would be THRILLED to have me make them these items! Hows that for a runon sentence? ;)

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your first trunk show! How exciting! It's wonderful to see your business grow!

srkravetz@gmail.com

Angie said...

I LOVE your designs! I have the "Miss Lily" pattern and have used it SO many times. I would love to have the complete set. My little girl would be the best dressed Kindergartner around! :)

Anonymous said...

I have made Miss Madeline many times; as church dresses, nightgowns, and play costumes. We love it and the versatility it offers!

I have my fingers crossed for this giveaway!

Karen
delandlilsmom at yahoo dot com

Christy said...

WOW! What an amazing give away. Thanks for the opportunity. I've really enjoyed your blog and following your family's journey. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Ann said...

What adorable little dresses! My little twins just started rolling over.. I had no idea it was in excitement for a new wardrobe :D

CassieKS said...

I have 4 little girls, ages 8, 6, 3 and 3 months that LOVE these little dresses. And I LOVE to sew them (when I have the time and energy, that is!)

-Cassie

jellaan said...

I love your patterns and would love the entire set!! I'm so happy for the you and the direction your business is going!! Can't wait to see the new pattern!

cjoy said...

Happy comment:
I'm happy at the moment that the stomach virus has vanished and my little boy is being his rascally self once more. :) I'm also happy that so far, no one else has puked!

What a lovely giveaway....thanks for the opportunity to enter!

cjoy

Amanda said...

Wow! You are so good to us! I so hope I win these!

Danielle said...

awwww i so wish i had a girl!!!! :) i love your stuff.

maribeth said...

how exciting!! i can't wait to see the next miss pattern and your beautiful dresses all done up in fabric finders fabric! thanks for sharing with us!

jenn said...

Congratulations on growing your business, which of course in turn, help you grow your family.
Godspeed!!

CreationsForEleanor said...

I just love your patterns, however I also love that I am supporting a real person - not a big company. What wonderful things seem to be in your future!
Christine

Michelle said...

That is such great news about your business. What a blessing for your family.

I would love to have these patterns for our 4 little maidens that I still sew for. They love their pretty dresses.
Blessings,
Michelle
toby0131@frontier.com

Lyneya said...

I love you patterns. I'm becoming an aunt this spring and would love to make my new niece some of your beautiful dresses.

Christi said...

My little Sarah would love for her Mama to make her some cute little dresses. And I can't wait to see the new pattern coming up. :)

Christi

Brenda D. said...

Oooo, so exciting I love a contest almost as much as I love your sweet family and blog! I already have one pattern, would love to add another to my daughter's wardrobe.

brendadeibel(at)hotmail(dot)com

julia said...

Oh my gosh, I could use those patterns. I sew for 5 grandchildren and 4 of them are girls! The happy news is that toward the end of July I'll be sewing for number 6, as well!!!

Marie said...

I would love to have these timeless classic patterns to sew for my girls! Blessings!

Almamater said...

Oh so much girly goodness for my own little sweet-ums and so much gifty potential, too! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

Rebecca said...

I'm finally getting back to sewing regularly after my baby-hiatus. I'd love to make some beautiful new dresses and skirts for my girls with those! Thanks for the chance!

Lori said...

I would love to win your patterns! I've heard such wonderful things about how well they go together not to mention how darling every version is that I've seen.

Ashley said...

I've got three girls in the house...this would be so fun!

So Lo Ko said...

How nice to have for the new year! Looking for a fresh start and these would be great!

Cherishing My Days said...

I just found your blog a few days ago when doing as earch for simple, adorable dress patterns. O am so glad to have found your blog! I am a Christian homeschooling mom of 6 who would be doing exactly what you do with your patterns had I the talent. So thank you for doing so!
Stephanie

Meridith said...

Hooray for your success!!! I would love to sew up each of your designs for my girlies!

Deborah said...

What beautiful dresses you make and they would go perfectly with my beautiful daughter who just recently asked if I would make her a dress!!

Deborah

Sarah Mitchell said...

Miss Zoe would love me to make her a new wardrobe. We are stationed in Germany and she attends German school, we don't see to many custom made outfits. I think that Miss Lily is my favorite pattern, but I'd be happy to make her all of your collection. Good luck with all of the new directions the business is taking.
Sarah

Leah (mummy made it) said...

I would love to win a set, I have the Miss Madeline pattern only. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

Claireabell said...

Irresistable! What a generous giveaway.

Christine said...

Your patterns are so beautiful, thank you for your generosity in this giveaway. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Christine said...

oops coveredbydesign@hotmail.com is my email....

Debbie said...

Samantha,
Congratulations on the growing business. I've been praying that the Lord would grow it for you.

Team Manager said...

How exciting! I have 3 little girls and cannot even tell you what a blessing your patterns would be to us (especially since my 2 oldest received a sewing machine to share from their grandma this past Christmas!) Thanks for the opportunity and blessings to you and your business!

kathleen said...

My little darlings do! I am so excited to see you doing so many things, it inspires me too!

Gardening Mommy said...

Have loved following your blog--the Lord bless your family!
We have two girls, and I would LOVE these patterns! Thanks for the chance to win!

Brenda L said...

How exciting about more stores carrying your pattern! It must be thrilling to see your business grow like this.

Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Kim B (Opelika, AL) said...

Oh my goodness!!! My niece and grandaughter would look look absolutely beautiful in each of these great patterns. With all the spring fabric coming out, I'm sure to create something happy, happy.

Cathy said...

Yippee!!! Thank you for being so (sew) generous! I would love to have these super cute patterns. I've actually had my eye on several.

Jackie said...

How exciting!! I'm so glad you're patterns are doing well. I have three little "misses" who would love something new, and since my local shop doesn't carry your patterns yet, how great would it be to win those!

mummy_chelle said...

My happy thing to say is that it was Australia Day today and we spent some time at the beach as a family after sharing a lovely breakfast together! Good times.

I would love your patterns and so would my daughter. She lives in dresses and needs heaps of new ones for kindy which starts on Monday. Thank-you for being so generous!

Tonya said...

I would love a set of your patterns. I love to sew little dresses and yours are gorgeous (your girls and your patterns). Thanks so much for your blog, it is so real and heartfelt.
Tonya

Beatrix from Kindershop said...

What a gorgeous giveaway. Just entering it makes me happy :-)
Thank you for the chance to win.

mary said...

WOw I don't know how you do what you do. I have 3 little girls and am so trying to make clothes for them. I have enjoyed teaching myself to sew and would love to have your patterns to try.
I am so thankful I found your blog several months ago and God Bless you in all you do

Kerry said...

What a fabulous giveaway! :) I'd like to enter. What sweet dresses for two little girls I know. :)

Molly said...

Wow! I'm so happy for you and how God is blessing your business and family! I would love to have a set of all of your patterns!

Beth said...

I have three girls and would love these patterns. I am new to your patterns and am DYING to try them out. Thank you!

mrsrachel said...

I love your patterns, and while I don't have a little girl of my own, I know several who would look just precious in some sewn-with-love dresses. Thanks!

saramc said...

my oldest daughter turns 2 in march and i was looking for a cute new pattern for her birthday outfit and came across miss madeline. so i googled the handmade dress to try and find out more and here i am! so excited to find you and your precious patterns and can't wait to see my oldest in her birthday outfit and both girls wearing it for the summer (second daughter was born in october)!

Earley Family said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I was just looking over all of your patterns trying to decide which ones I want to make for my dress loving 8 year old daughter this summer. They are all wonderful. I especially love the new Miss Mary. Congratulations on the growth of your business!!

Melissa said...

ooh lala! A chance to win ALL of your fancy patterns? Sign me up! I stumbled upon your store on etsy, and I have been trying to choose which pattern to purchase first. I have two daughters who of course fall in different age ranges of your patterns, so I sure would appreciate only having to purchase one size in each of your fantastic looks.
Your new dress is delightful, I can't wait until it is available for purchase.

Emma said...

Every time I see these I remember I should really make more time to make things for my daughter to wear, and even maybe help her to make herself... especially the gorgeous sun dress... thanks for making patterns that would suit a 9 year old (albeit with the obligatory jeans!) Looking forward to the chance of winning ;)

Tanya said...

What a generous giveaway. I LOVE my Miss Madeline. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have made it. Definetly one of my Go-To's!!! LOVE the new pattern --- so cute!!

Randi said...

Oh I would love to have all your patterns to make my baby girls some dresses! Thanks for the chance to win!
-Randi

Jill said...

That's so generous of you to give away all of those patterns, that's pretty inspiring. {hum, what can I give away?}. You have a sweet soul, thank you for sharing. ;)

Jen Probasco said...

Love the patterns....they would look adorable on my girls!!!

Marissa said...

Wow! How kind of you to have this awesome giveaway. I think I might have room in my pattern collection for 8 more. Ü

A nice post... we had a 2 hr delay this morning for school so the kids and I got to sleep in a little later and take things very slow this morning. Wish we had more mornings like this.

Have a great evening!!

shelly said...

I love your patterns!! I would love to win. I am late entering, but wanted to say that I love the new Miss Mary pattern!! Great job!

Shelly

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful give away!! I love your patterns - pick meeeeeeee please :)

brautigamh@yahoo.com

Amy - amyspriggs@bellsouth.net said...

I love your stuff! I actually use lots of it to get ideas... very cute and trendy ;-)

atymetosew said...

What a great assortment of patterns! Anyone would be pleased to receive them...I know I would. Isn't sewing for little girls so much fun?!!! Thanks for including me on such a great giveaway.

Jodie said...

Wow! I would love to win. Your patterns look great but I have never seen any in Australia and the postage makes buying them from the US way out of my sewing budget. Jodie.

Misty said...

I love your beautiful, feminine patterns! My daughter enjoys looking like a little girl (thankfully) instead of a miniature teenager. I am happy sew pretty clothes for her, and your patterns would help me do just that!

Vintage Rose said...

Love your patterns and blog Samantha. You are very blessed.
I have the Miss Madeline pattern and we get so many comments about how cute the dress is.
Take care & God bless.
Melissa

ealarafa said...

Owww ! How fun !
I have to try my luck this time :)

Thank you for your blog Samantha !

Heather said...

Hey Samantha,
Just found your site, and love love love the dresses...remind me of the ones I used to wear (sigh says the now 40 yr old!)My daughter is 9 and thankfully still loves dresses, dressing up, her dolls and anything feminine.Yay!Would love to get these...in Saudi Arabia?? Yes this is where we are, but have addresses in other places...just in case! Have a wonderful week!
Heather

Sarah said...

Congratulations to you! I love your patterns and sewing creations!

Tracy Stephens said...

Samantha,
I have been so encouraged reading your blog! I also love the Miss Mary- I think it will be very versatile!

Tracy

mandi said...

these are precious- all of them. please count me in!

Angela said...

Your patterns are simply delightful. Not too fussy, but just perfect for little girls to play in, and look sweet for church. I have three girls (among five boys!) and could certainly make good use of these patterns! ~~Angela

Anonymous said...

with this patterns I promiss I will start sewing rightaway.
So yess, I hope I winn this Giveaway!

maupiemaupie@hotmail.com

Mama Sewing said...

My daughter desperatly needs some new dresses - she is growing like a weed!
I just found your blog and I really love your patterns, they are so timeless.

Anonymous said...

Such cute patterns! I'd love to have some to make for baby showers.
Kalen kmponche@gmail.com

Beth said...

I've loved sewing Miss Alice - would love to have the complete set!!

Melissa Taylor Waldron said...

I just made the Miss Madeline dress for my niece. Everyone LOVES it. It's an awesome pattern. I will order Miss Mary for sure! Please enter me in your drawing also! Thanks and GREAT job!

Hugs, Melissa

Melissa T. W. said...

Samantha, I didn't read the post very well, because I forgot to leave my name and email...

Again, GREAT patterns!

Melissa Waldron,
bubblybbw @ gmail . com

Jenny said...

I just recently made the bubble skirt pattern for my youngest and she wouldn't take it off for a day and a half!
I'd love to win these--the new dress looks really cute and I love that it sounds so quick.
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

m&em said...

I would love to have these patterns. I don't know any of the little girls I sew for, but I am sure they would love one of these. Beautiful work.

Erlinda

Queen of Kim Chee Kingdom said...

Your patterns are so great! I have enjoyed reading about your adoption journey. I am both an adult adoptee and an adoptive parent so adoption is very close to my heart. Best wishes for speedy process!!

Anonymous said...

I would be such a better Auntie to my two nieces is if made them pretty things with these patterns. Please help! And thank you! Your success is well-deserved!

Renata said...

Am I too late?
What a fun giveaway! You have the most beautiful designs & I would love to win!
So pleased you have some new shops taking on your designs - I'm sure they will be a big hit!
Have a nice day
Renata :)

Christiane said...

I've just discovered your blog and I love your patterns. I'm a French mom of 6 (4 daughters) and I would love to win (but anyway, I'm happy to send a little hello from France :-)