Monday, June 7, 2010

Announcing: Design Your Own Dress Series! (and Giveaway)




I'm pleased to introduce the first Design Your Own Dress packet!

~ Design Your Own 1860s Dress ~

I've been working on this project for more than a year - and it's finally complete!

A beautiful kit that historical costume enthusiasts and children of all ages will enjoy! Designs ready to trace and color to create your own unique ensembles!

Start with the model attired in proper Victorian undergarments, then add a skirt, bodice, trimmings, shawl, a bonnet, and much more! The possibilities for creativity are endless! Mix, match, and trace to create endless  unique ensembles, all historically accurate for the Civil War era. Have fun designing dresses while learning about the fashions of the time period.

Included in the package:

6 sheets of black and white drawings featuring:

a Model, Hairstyles, Gloves and Skirts, Bodice Options, Fabric Designs, Bodice Trimmings, Belts, Aprons, Shawls, Bonnets, and more!

12 sheets of tracing paper, 1 sheet of notes and instructions

All pages professionally printed on high quality paper.

Comes packaged in a handy clear plastic zipper pouch.


Perfect for gifts and school projects! 

Great for seamstresses and reenactors too! Learn to design your creations on paper before you sew!

I've had several girls test it out - and they love it! Tracing to create a finished picture can help boost a young girl's confidence in their own artistic abilities, and encourage them to develop the skills to branch out with their own original art.


Use a variety of mediums to give your finished design some color!         
 Pencils, pastels, crayons, markers, paint.....


Design a farm girl's working outfit, or a high-society ballgown! So many possibilites!




Available for purchase at the official website, or in my Etsy shop.

Shhhh! Sneak peek:
Regency Dress Designer coming soon!

Now for the giveaway!

Two copies of Design Your Own 1860s Dress will be given away in celebration of it's internet debut.

To Enter you must do at least one of the items listed below:

1. Comment on this post. If you don't have a blog, then let me know a way to contact you. (1 entry)
2. Follow my blog (or if you already follow) and leave a comment. (1 entry)
3. Post a blurb about Design Your Own and the giveaway on your blog, twitter, or facebook. (1 entry/each)
Be sure to comment for each new item.
4. Heart my Etsy shop, or the Dress Designer listing. Leave a comment. (1 entry)

The giveaway ends on Saturday, June 26th. I will be choosing 2 winners with a random number generator.

If you don't want to enter for yourself, then enter as a surprise gift for a daughter, friend or sibling!



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83 comments:

Joanna said...

What a great idea! It reminds me a little of my sisters fashion plates, but these feature modest old-fashioned clothing instead the 70s! I can't wait for your regency ones to come out!

Sereina said...

I already follow your blog. :)

WesternWoodburner said...

You are talented!

Sereina said...

What a great idea! I'd love to enter!

Bethany Lynn said...

How fun and exciting! I think this will be a great resource for myself as I design new dresses and a fun idea for lots of girls I know! It looks like you have put so much work into it and I can't wait to buy my own copy and see the Regency version come out!

Blessings,
Bethany

Sarah said...

I follow your blog too!

Sarah

sarah(dot)gilmore(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sarah said...

Wow! That's very cute! And a great idea!!

I have many younger sisters who love to draw! This would be so great for them!

Sarah

sarah(dot)gilmore(at)yahoo(dot)com

Fiddlin Girl said...

Enter me!!

Sarah H. =D

Fiddlin Girl said...

I am now finally following your blog! I kept meaning to do it and then kept forgetting.. lol!!

Sarah H.

Fiddlin Girl said...

Blogged about it!!!

Sarah H.

Johanna said...

Just started following!

Johanna said...

Oh! Please enter me!

Thank you for Hosting!

Johanna said...

I posted about your giveaway here~

http://johanna-an-old-fashioned-girl.blogspot.com/2010/06/more-giveaways.html

Brooke said...

WOW this is so cool!!!!! Your so very talented! I adore your blog and your Etsy shop!

Thanks for doing this!!!!

Brooke

Brooke said...

I hearted your shop and the listing. :)

whitsend[at]live[dot]com

Brooke said...

http://stitchesofthepast.byhand.me/blog I blogged about it. :)

whitsend[at]live[dot]com

Kendra said...

I'm now following you!

Kendra said...

Please enter me! It would be great for my younger sisters!

Kendra said...

I posted about it on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CircleCAdventures?ref=ts#!/?ref=home

Kendra said...

I posted about it on my blog http://ismikendra.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway.html

Kendra said...

I posted about it on my blog http://ismikendra.blogspot.com/2010/06/giveaway.html

Poppy Eyebright said...

I followed your blog!

Poppy Eyebright said...

Please enter me! :)

Naturalearthfarm said...

What a wonderful idea! I am off to check out your shop. I know my daughters would love this.
Warm wishes, Tonya

Serena said...

What fun! Thank you for the chance to win!

Katie said...

I am a follower
Kcrucilla@aol.com

Katie said...

What a wonderful givaway!

Sarah said...

What a fun idea! I am now a follower!

Sami said...

Fun! I hope to win!

Sami
antsonafarm.blogspot.com

Rachel Short said...

Your Design Your Own Dress idea is lovely! I was just looking at one of the old "Betsy McCall" Paper dolls today that is the same sort of concept. What a great way to encourage girls to be creative. We would love to have a copy and have marked your shop on Etsy as a favorite.

Rachel Short

Adelheide said...

That is such a good idea, and so beautiful! I'm so impressed by your creativity!

~Heidi

Heather S. said...

I would love to get one of these Atlanta! You do an amazing job!!

Hannah said...

I'd love to be entered! :)

Renee G said...

These look fantastic. So simple, yet so fun.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

MissAnnaOlivia said...

Yay! I am now following your blog! This looks like a marvelous giveaway. =)

In His Wings said...

Hello, I recently began reading your blog & now follow it. I think that this kit would be wonderful to inspire females of all ages to draw,sew, & learn more about the history of the Civil War. I would love to be entered. God bless in your endeavors,
Sarah Grace.

Hannah Banana said...

Hello! I saw this on the Sense and Sensibility Forum.
Please enter me!
My e-mail address is daisiesncrocuses@gmail.com

Hannah Banana said...

I followed your blog!

Hannah Banana said...

I hearted your Etsy!

Amy said...

I'm leaving a comment to be entered into the giveaway! This is a totally cute idea.

I'm already following your blog, and already hearted your Etsy shop months ago, and I just posted about the giveaway on my blog AND Facebook!

What is that, four entries? :)

Addie said...

I follow your blog!

Addie said...

I would love to win this!

Blessings,
Addie

Addie said...

I blurbed about it!

http://girlishmusings.blogspot.com/2010/06/design-your-own-1860s-dress-giveaway.html

Mrs. G said...

I follow your blog, so there's my 2nd entry! :-)

Mrs. G

Mrs. G said...

What a great idea, I love it!
Mrs. G

Mrs. G said...

And I blogged about it here:
http://pastoralsymphonyfarm.blogspot.com/2010/06/design-your-own-civil-war-dress.html

Ma said...

I'll be putting your button on my blog.
abundantlifefarm.blogspot.com
Thanks!
-Ma

Rebecca Jane said...

Commenting! Would love to win! ;)

Rebecca Jane said...

I already follow your blog :D

Rebecca Jane said...

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Rebecca Jane said...

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Rebecca Jane said...

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Rebecca Jane said...

I have hearted your etsy shop and dress designer listing.

Hahaha... :)

I love it friend!!

Rebecca Jane said...

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Rebecca Jane said...

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Amanda Flynn said...

Wow! This is fabulous Atlanta! I'm so impressed with your work. Enter me! :)

Amanda Flynn said...

I hearted the shop and listing on Etsy! :)

Amanda Flynn said...

Posted it on my Tumblr blog as well... http://amandaflynn.tumblr.com/post/700906715/and-another-fantastic-giveaway-you-must-check-out

Cheyenne said...

Oh my! Just love these! Going to go check your shop out!

Jennifer P. said...

I would have LOVED this when I was younger, but I may enjoy it even more now! What a wonderful product!

Lisa said...

Absolutely love it!

Sarah Jane said...

Well, I started following your blog this morning, but have to admit, it was before I saw your giveaway, so I guess that doesn't count. :) Anyway, I'd love to be entered. I'm 24 now, but still love things like this. . .your workmanship is superb.

faithy90 said...

I just found your blog. This looks like fun! Please enter me.
Faith

faithy90 said...

I just commented. I just wanted you to know that I now follow your blog also.
Faith

Abby said...

I'd love to enter! I'm a follower.:D

Abby :D

Jordan Elizabeth said...

Simply fabulous! I'd love to win!!

Danielle said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Please enter me! And I also started following :)

Katie said...

Very cool giveaway!
Kcrucilla@aol.com

Katie said...

I am followering you.
Kcrucilla@aol.com

Jane said...

I am already a follower.

Jane said...

Enter me please!

Virginia said...

following, commenting, "hearting" your etsy and hoping the kitten doesn't mess up my attempts ;>

Maggie said...

I would love to enter! I don't have blog but my sister Abby from His Sparrow does. (She entered too.) Can't wait to see who wins!


~Maggie~

Leah said...

What a lovely, beautiful kit! Enter me!

~Leah

Leah said...

I am a follower!

~Leah

Emily said...

That is awesome! I'd like to enter and I'm now a follower!

Hana - Marmota said...

That's SUCH a fantastic idea!
I'm not even sure if I want to enter the giveaway - there are much more worthy eventual owners here, I'm not so much into 1860s fashion as into Regency - but I have to comment, and I think I'll post about it on my blog as well, because it's really a great, great, great idea. Whoo, how I would have loved this as a child! The child in me still loves it!

Hana - Marmota said...

I still don't know if I really want this, but I posted about it on my blog, as promised. It's just too lovely not to share!

The Younger Rachael said...

I'm now a follower and would love this for a friend who is always creating costumes.

The Younger Rachael said...

I"m going all out:

http://youngernews.blogspot.com/2010/06/fun-giveaways.html

Elizabeth said...

This is such a neat idea - I may have to look into purchasing a kit. It would be helpful for planning a civil war era dress!

My blog is estyra15.blogspot.com

amy said...

That looks really neat! I may be too late to enter, but here's a comment just in case I'm not. Thanks!

Amy

amy said...

I also have just started following your blog.

Amy

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