Girls Bundle Up Blog Tour: Annabelle Dress

Monday, January 26, 2015

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 Have you heard of Pattern Revolution's Bundle Up sale? Today I am on their blog tour and have a super fabulous dress to show you! Bundle Up is all about bringing you the newest patterns from your favorite designers, but with an added twist. The more you bundle, the more you save!!! As most of these patterns are new releases, you are going to be getting great new patterns at an amazing discounted price. Click the link here to head on over and get bundling now! Let's move onto one of the fun patterns included in the bundle, the Annabelle Maxi Dress from Violet Field Threads.  

Let me start by saying, all opinions about this dress are 100% my own. And with that being said,  I LOVE THIS PATTERN! Never have I ever actually sewed a Violet Field Threads pattern before. I have always been intimidated by their designs, and just gazed from a distance. When I picked this as my pattern to sew for Bundle Up, I was immediately drawn to the whimsical yet bohemian feel of the dress. Madison has never owned a maxi style dress, so I couldn't resist sewing something that was out of both our comfort zones. 

The detailing on the bodice is quite beautiful. The Annabelle has the option to add lace, as well as piping. You can also leave off the bodice inset if you prefer, but I thought adding all the bells and whistles would be fitting for the look I was going for. 

I love the chevron design in the skirt. This was another first for me (yes, I feel that I have had lots of sewing firsts while blogging, and I must say, I like it!) and I thought I would be scared by having to match up lines that formed the chevron, but the instructions were perfectly clear, and my lines matched almost perfectly. Deep down I was doing a major happy dance by how nice it all came together! The chevron panels were my favorite part of the pattern for sure. Oh, and lets talk fabric for a sec. How gorgeous are these?! Both prints are by Cotton + Steel, and I was blown away by the quality of the cotton. WOW! That was my first time ordering nice fabric, and it was for sure a treat to sew with. I have links to where I purchased them down towards the bottom. 

And the shoulders?!?! This dress would make the perfect Anna dress from Frozen. I sewed up the size 6, and chose a size based on the measurements in the pattern. All went well, and the fit is great. Madison really likes the feel and fit of the dress too. That is always a plus! The Annabelle dress will be perfect for our Florida weather (most of the time) and I am excited to make more of these.  

Annabelle Dress by Violet Field Threads
Cotton + Steel Coral Arrows and Basic Toy Boat XOXO
 Cute headband tutorial coming soon!

Thanks for having me on the tour ladies!! I had a blast sewing up this dress. Be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour that is filled with such amazing and talented ladies! And they are also hosting a competition  and a giveaway with details down below!  There are so many great prizes to be won! Thanks for stopping by :) 

Ashley // Sewing Sober 
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DIY Bundle

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It's here! Today is the ever waited release of the DIY Bundle. Aren't you just so excited?!? If you are looking to get your feet wet in all things creative, then this is the opportunity for you. With over 70+ e-books ranging from photography to sewing,painting to refurnishing, the DIY Bundle has it all. Let's take a closer look shall we?

Have you recently caught yourself saying "There just aren't enough hours in the day.". I have to admit, it's basically my mantra.  Being a SAHM we get busy!! I mean, I have barely enough time to finish the laundry, sweep the floors, cook dinner... let alone blog and allot myself that much needed creativity time.

But do you look at that bare wall in the den and that tatty tablecloth on the kitchen table, and just wish you had a few hours to do something about them? Or do you browse through those wonderful crafting successes on Pinterest and think to yourself that “one day” you’ll have a few more minutes to yourself so that you too can create something incredible?
You’re not alone – there’s a huge community of people out there who are feeling just as frustrated as you are!

Thankfully though, there’s an exciting new product to help you quickly and easily get into (or back into) the creative projects you’ve been desperate to start. It’s called The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and it’s a collection of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading authors and bloggers in the industry.

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 76 eBooks and eCourses. And let me reassure you that this really is great value: the Ultimate Bundles team (who produced the resource) has spent MONTHS seeking out the most respected experts in the industry and asking them to contribute their premium-quality eBooks and eCourses. These really are the best of the best when it comes to DIY and crafting advice and information.
Topics in the bundle include:
  • Home decor
  • Furniture painting
  • Photography
  • Chalk pastels
  • Handmade gifts
  • Homemade skincare products
  • Cake decorating
  • Photography and photo-editing
  • Paint colors and interior design
  • …and a whole lot more (76 eBooks and eCourses in total) – to help you be inspired or get started with your next DIY or crafting project!
There’s no need to worry about information overload though: The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with a complete guide to getting started, so that you can know exactly which resource to use for your specific crafting or DIY project and jump straight into it with confidence!

Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.
You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.
Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses, worth over $118. That’s 3x the price of the bundle alone! These include…
A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to, a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value), and free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co.

So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 76 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!
This amazing deal ends in just…

Pick up your copy right now, before it’s too late. Or, learn more here.

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.
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