The Sweetheart Dress Pattern Review and Giveaway

by admin on February 7, 2013

Sweetheart Dress

Girls in white dresses….I can’t get enough of them!  Add a little heart cutout on the back and oh the cuteness. Shannon from luvinthemommyhood asked me to be a part of a little blog tour for her Sweetheart Dress Pattern, and since it’s Valentine’s Day and all, how could I say no?  She also is going to give a lucky TMH reader a free pattern in a giveaway!

Heart Cut Out

See, a heart!  I added the band of fabric around the bottom, and the sash (tutorial here) for a little pop of color and I love how it turned out. My little one is pretty much in love. She told me it is her wedding dress and she was going to marry her brother in it – I told her I’d hold her to it :), well the dress part anyway.

Catch me after the jump for details on the pattern and the giveaway!

Sash Tutorial

So first, let’s start with why I love the pattern:

  • it’s comes in a PDF file for download, so you get instant gratification
  • the bodice pattern prints on one page so no taping needed
  • it’s very detailed with step by step instructions and photos
  • I learned a few new techniques

Heart Opening

Now let’s talk about why I love the dress:

  • I did mention the heart, right?
  • it’s very versatile
  • the bodice is lined with no exposed seams
  • it has just the right amount of gathering in the skirt
  • my little one wakes up and grabs it first thing to put on

Sweetheart dress collage

As for sewing, I would say an adventurous beginner could tackle this easily. There are no button holes or zippers to deal with, the bodice comes together easily, and no serger is necessary. I had the dress sewn in about two hours, so it could even be a naptime project! It comes in sizes 2T-6T.

Click here to snatch up The Sweetheart Dress Pattern!

As for my girl. Sheesh, she’s getting so big. She doesn’t have that toddler look anymore. Dang it. She is getting all sorts of full of herself and I just love it.  I was trying to get a good picture of the dress and I kept getting all those silly faces. She thinks she’s hilarious. I finally had to bribe her with my salted dark chocolates. I start ‘em on the good stuff :).

So, who wants to win a pattern?  Just tell me in the comments whether you are a dark chocolate lover, or a milk chocolate lover – if you don’t like chocolate just tell me how cute you think my baby girl is :) – flattery will get you somewhere, right?

Only one entry per person, giveaway closes Sunday February 10th at 12am MST, giveaway winner will be chosen by and notified by email.

Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed!

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{ 69 comments… read them below or add one }

Desiree February 8, 2013 at 6:47 am

EITHER!! but… if I had to choose, it would be dark chocolate.


Beverly Van Nortwick February 11, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Dark chocolate! A friend just told me about the pillowcase dress and I went nuts. SO ADORABLE. I’m making these for my granddaughters that will be 6 & 4 the end of March & 1st of April.


Katie Williams February 8, 2013 at 7:34 am

I love dark chocolate!! :-)


Peggie S February 8, 2013 at 7:41 am

Definitely dark chocolate! Your model is adorable! It’s always a happy / sad time when they loose that baby look…..


anne mcallister February 8, 2013 at 8:21 am

I LOVE this dress pattern and your daughter is adorable. I learned how to sew only so I could make my daughter cute dresses. I have also been known to color copy the fabric to make papers for her scrapbooks so the cute dresses live on after she has outgrown them. Thanks!!


Stephanie February 8, 2013 at 8:35 am

Omgoodness! How adorable! Would love to make this dress for my little Valentine!:)
I enjoy both milk and dark chocolate:)


Elizabeth C February 8, 2013 at 9:51 am

Gorgeous dress! She looks adorable!
And I’m definitely a milk chocolate lover. Mmmm.


Mary February 8, 2013 at 10:33 am

I love this dress and such a cutie!
Absolutely a milk chocolate girl.


jessica w February 8, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I am all about milk hazelnut chococlate


Stacy February 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I LOVE dark chocolate! And your little girl is adorable!


AOW3 February 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm

I LOVE BOTH dark and milk chocolate! Not to mention your daughter is adorable!


Nicole February 8, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Milk chocolate with almonds…but the REAL stuff, ie: expensive!=)


Kimberly F February 9, 2013 at 1:35 am

What a beautiful version of the dress! I am a dark chocolate loving girl for sure.


Sandra Robben February 9, 2013 at 2:27 am

I absolutely love dark chocolate and your daughter looks beautiful.


Susan February 9, 2013 at 7:30 am

I am a chocoholic LOVE both and your baby girl is gorgeous!


Heather ulrickson February 9, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I LOVE dark chocolate! And as for your lil one she is absolutely adorable. I’m in the same boat as you.. My ill girl,is all grown up now and way to coooolllll to wear the dresses I make her. I’ve resorted to hipper fabric and mainly skirts with leggings for her. Oh… LOVE e sash tutorial.


Tara February 10, 2013 at 1:24 am

Milk chocolate all the way! Love the pattern. I have 3 girls so this would he fun to sew up.


pamela February 10, 2013 at 1:25 pm

I love light and dark chocolate. Depends on my creative day! Thank you!


annelies February 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Milk chocolate…and SEW love the pattern!!!!


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