The Modern Pirate Frock GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

March 17, 2009

modernpirateRecently, I had come across a post by one of my favorite bloggers A Little Sussy who wrote about an artist who creates surreal worlds in her photographs. I was so impressed with what I saw I was inspired to attempt a few of my own. And although the process turned out to be quite tedious, I think the result was well worth it! If I had more time I would have made a dozen of these. I had about a dozen ideas. But it took me until 3am last night to makemodernpirate
the two I included in this post. Perhaps another day.... another dress. The dress itself is perfect for these photos because, to me, the idea of a modern pirate involved both make- believe and whimsy. What gives this dress a modern feel is the navy and white polka dots that make up the body and skirt. What gives this dress a pirate feel is the protruding rounded sleeves, pettiskirt and squared ruffled neckline reminiscent of the 1700s fashion.modern pirate

The final look of the photos reminded me of a sort of Smashing Pumpkins "tonight, tonight" feel. I really enjoyed this sort of project. I must have origami on the brain! It's just too beautiful to only use once! I only wish I had more time to create more 'worlds'.

I just bought a green screen last week which, according to UPS, is scheduled to arrive at my home tomorrow, so be sure there will be more to come!

This dress was made to fit Lily so I would say it should fit a size 3T to 5T.

As usual, if you would like a chance to win this dress just link back to this post. If you have any questions see the "questions and answers" link to the right. If you use blogger just use the "create a link" link at the bottom of this post. If you don't use blogger, that's fine too. Just create a link on your page as you normally would and I will see it using Technorati.

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119 {comments}:

Rebecca Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips

You are such an artist!
I LOVE the photographs! I can imagine a whole storybook about the polka dot pirate and her adventures at sea!

Amanda Sewell said... Best Blogger Tips

This is darling!!!!! Seriously, how fun! Love your altered photo artwork also!!!

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgeous and your little models really bring out the playful nature of your clothing!

melanieinaz2003 at yahoo.com

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress!!!!!!!! So gorgeous!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

OH! And I blogged about you too HERE

The Cottage Cheese said... Best Blogger Tips

Fantastic pics, you are so creative!

Flassie's Fil'a said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Awesome, Beautiful
Frock and Photos! So cute!

I'd love a chance to win!

God Bless You and Yours and
Your Creative Beautiful Life!!!

zime said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVELY!!

Kathlyn said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE this!!!

monica said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! You are so talented!

Rowena said... Best Blogger Tips

I wanna know how you did those photos! They look like so much fun.

Mormishmom said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! We're pirate lovers at this house.

Cherry Blossoms said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fun giveaway! Thanks for letting us enter!

Andrea said... Best Blogger Tips

I love, love, love, the pictures! And now the Smashing Pumpkins song and video will play over and over in my head all day.

jennie said... Best Blogger Tips

Stunning stunning! Amazing pics and I am addicted to navy and polka dots. linking you now:)

Myshell said... Best Blogger Tips

I am in love with this one!!! Thankful your Lily is the same size of my 4 yr old Roxie. Putting up a new link in my GrosGrain Spotlight and crossing my fingers that This will be the One...
You got skills girl!!
Myshell

raquel roysdon said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow what a creative mind. I love it.
http://houseofraquel.blogspot.com

Trish said... Best Blogger Tips

love this dress! And the pictures!!!! !!!!!! You continue to amaze.

Kookles said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it!!! So creative.

riggsfam said... Best Blogger Tips

Those pictures are impressive, to say the least! I think this dress would be a perfect fit for my daughter for Halloween this year! (pick me, I linked it up) :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

My three year old NEEDS this dress. Seriously. Just gorgeous!

Love the pictures, too! How creative!

green girl said... Best Blogger Tips

i love the dress and i absolutely adore that first picture. It is so cool. Come by and check out my "new" sewing machine http://theavocadotree.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-couldnt-help-myself.html

RobinBirdsNest said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my! These pictures are just soooo adorable!! i just posted a link!

Rubyellen said... Best Blogger Tips

love the creativity in the pictures! aahh! i keep checking to see who won the laundry dress shirt!

Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE that sweet dress, we saw a pirate today at the liabrary, so it would be fantastic for my little girlie to win this beautiful dress!! Thanks for the chance to win!

hofelingsblog said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely adorable...Thanks for sharing with us.
http://imahofeling.blogspot.com/

S.L.P said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! I love the dress, and the pictures are inspired! Very creative.

Wendy said... Best Blogger Tips

That's such a great dress!!! How do you think of these things? I'm in awe.

dougandcheryl said... Best Blogger Tips

This is amazing! I can totally see my little girl in it.

Alexandra said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE THIS! My daughter would just have a ball in it! Also, the pictures are awesome!!!

i blogged: http://www.designbaby.net/2009/03/modern-pirate-frock-giveaway.html

Tj and Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

I know that would look adorable on my daughter. so cute. you do a wonderful job. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Cassandra said... Best Blogger Tips

polka dots and pirates, what could be better? so lovely! and the photos are remarkable as usual.

Monique said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I absolutely love this frock, would love to have it! Love the pictures too!

Marsel said... Best Blogger Tips

Another gorgeous dress that would love great on my daughter, with her navy blue eyes...!

Mama King said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! I just posted a link on my blog http://4crazykings.blogspot.com

Naomi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your storybook vignettes...

Brittney said... Best Blogger Tips

I am seriously in love!

Tara said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm pretty sure I have to have this dress. It would look oh so adorable on my Audrey!

shannon said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your photos. Thanks for the chance fo the dress.

RockinMama06 said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow....I don't know which is more gorgeous -- the dress or those photos. I am in awe. SO AMAZING!

My Zoey Maddison would look freakin AWESOME in that!! If I won, I would totally have birthday #4 a pirate themed one! (Just so I could show that amazing dress off to as many people as possible!!!) =)~

vmsb said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing - how do you do it?? I love the dress, but I really love your images - very, very cool. Your blog is so fun to read/look at. Thanks for the chance to win another beautiful Grosgrain original - I posted a link on my little site. Take care.

irina said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful this dress!I love it!

Congrats!

irina

Vone said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful - great photos.

The Dingbat said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulous photoshop work (and sewing but that's a no brainer). Now you are starting to distract me from everything else I have to get done today!

the 6 o'clock stitch said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fabulous dress AND a fabulous post. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway.

Warm wishes...
The 6 O'Clock Stitch

Katherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh that dress is lovely! And your design in the presentation is inspiring...I am INSPIRED!

Sara-Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is absolutely incredible. I love it. And the picture is great. I posted this http://litesaber.blogspot.com/2009/03/pirate-frock.html. I really hope I am entered!!

Meninheira said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely!! and the pictures are amazing!! :)

janil said... Best Blogger Tips

It's fantastic!!!!! I creted the link in my blog!

http://janil-nilja.blogspot.com/2009/03/modern-pirate-frock-giveaway.html

Thanks for the chance!!!!

RedefinedPossibilities said... Best Blogger Tips

Really like the dress - it is adorable and nothing like that on the market. Is this a pattern you made? Pictures and settings are wonderful too!

BrigaBauble said... Best Blogger Tips

The pictures are stunning and really make the dress come alive. Not to mention that your model is so cute! I feel like I need to do some serious experimenting with my photos now :) Thanks for the inspiration!

littlechrissy said... Best Blogger Tips

The dress is amazing, and the photos absolutely took my breath away. Very Smashing Pumpkins!

joolee said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE. IT. And the photos. Beautiful!! My daughter would adore this dress...

sakmb said... Best Blogger Tips

this dress is Amazing! and the photos, wow that one word tells it all.

Kellie H said... Best Blogger Tips

are you kidding me?! wow great stuff. I so see Smashing pumpkins all over this whimsy storyboard.
You never cease to amaze us all...

Bailey said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing! You are so very talented!

Mark & Carol Schaller said... Best Blogger Tips

Too unreal...Combining so many talents to display the sweetest story book dress. I have to say that my Chinese Princess would love this dress and would look so fabulous in it.
Thanks your for sharing.

shelia said... Best Blogger Tips

BAM
Cutest picture ever! Your a genious

oh yeah...and i would like to win the dress :)

Christy@pipandsqueak said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute. I posted a link on my giveaway blog.

Tara said... Best Blogger Tips

The pictures are fantastic! they really show the dress off to it's best advantage!

Sister Goldenhair said... Best Blogger Tips

The dress and photography is so cool. i linked to this. i never know if i'm doing this right. not so technically talented. would love to put this dress on my daughter.

embaby said... Best Blogger Tips

Utterly cute!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said... Best Blogger Tips

Aaawwww Lily is so cute as always :-) Look at her expression holding that sword. I bet she has so much fun doing it, as did you I'm sure.

megan said... Best Blogger Tips

Arr! 'Tis be a fine frock for my piratical lass, says I!

Janet and Maya said... Best Blogger Tips

What an amazing setup for a photo! All I can say is WOW!

My daughter is three and she looks so good in polka dots w dark colors. I hope she wins - I'll send you a pic if she does.

Thanks for the giveaway. I just discovered your blog, I can't wait to wander around. Gotta go check other posts :)

mayacarpenter at verizon dot net

The Fry's said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fantastic idea with the photography!!!! I love the dress!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said... Best Blogger Tips

I want to know how to EVEN create pics like that...SO cool!

I'm all linked up and ready to win! :)

Jes said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh thats so cute! I seriously LOVE all your stuff! :) Wish this was my size!!
I created a link but it posted it on my wrong blog, so I had to fix it...look here to see it:

http://koopmansfamily.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-really-really-really-want-this.html

Becky said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked! Your sewing is amazing!

http://thediversewoman.blogspot.com/2009/03/modern-pirate-frock-giveaway.html

Peak said... Best Blogger Tips

Those pictures are amazing! Not only do you sew you can make dioramas!

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Wicked awesome photos!! Love it!

Sher said... Best Blogger Tips

That dress is just darling. My girls would love it!!

lanakae said... Best Blogger Tips

I just love your style for childrens wear. Soooo cute and adorable! I love it!!!!

Chandy said... Best Blogger Tips

Who won your Sunday dress?! I'm curious!

Flassie's Fil'a said... Best Blogger Tips

After reading questions and anwsers, I decided to see if
I would come up on Technorati.
It is not listing me, so I thought
maybe it was because of my settings. I checked my settings
and I have it set at, No to not ping me.

I do have your giveaway posted on
my blog though. You can find it
if you click on Flassie's Fil'a.

God Bless You and Yours!!!

Ryan & Cynthia Clan said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the dress, as always. But the photos are AMAZING (also, as always!) Who knew you could digitally create such beautiful settings? I love it all - you are SO talented.

Just posted link on my blog!

Lyndee said... Best Blogger Tips

This would be a great dress for my grandaughter! I love what you do and what you find! Good sense of style and talent to go with it!

Lyndee said... Best Blogger Tips

This would be a great dress for my grandaughter! I love what you do and what you find! Good sense of style and talent to go with it! I have link on my blog.

gahome2mom said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely dress! I would be needing a 4t or 5t for my 3 year old. Thanks.:)

shindylahoe said... Best Blogger Tips

I created a link!
My daughter would look so cute in this! IF only all of my endevors to create turned out at good!
shindylahe at hotmail dot com

Tammy On the Go said... Best Blogger Tips

love the dress..and HOW did you do the picture, thought you were going to "school" us.

Tammy On the Go said... Best Blogger Tips

So my little Pirate needs this dress and I have posted a link! So excited!

Marcy M Miller said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my heck- how adorable is this!!!!! Love it.

MJ said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute! I know just who I'd give it too!!!

Ammie said... Best Blogger Tips

I have long doted on black and white polka dots, but I look horrible in black. The navy is LOVELY! Sweet dress, and gorgeous photos.

(I linked to you on Tumblr, not Blogger. If you can't find me, no worries.)

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

These are such great photos and so adorable.

Lisa Lou said... Best Blogger Tips

So adorable! I love the set up too. My daughter would look fabulous in this!!

Whimsical Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

Just fabulous!! Love the pictures and yes, they remind me of the smashing pumpkins video.

=) melanie

karen said... Best Blogger Tips

fantastic - the dress is adorable and I love your photos - impressive!

Mommyhood is Thankless said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the outfits you dream up!

Julie Weber said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...what a cool site. i serously love that dress. our lil' punkin is due any day, i'm actually having contractions while i read your blog. :) it's keeping me entertained! i definitely posted the link.

Brittany, Dan, Kiera and Ethan said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so excited about this dress! I posted a link to my blog on the 19th and tried posting a comment but it just didn't work. I hope this time does. You are sooo amazing! You are so talented and I think it is great that you share your talent with others. There aren't enough people like that. I love the storybook photos. I am also excited to see more of it since you bought a green screen. Goodluck!

Kaley said... Best Blogger Tips

I HAVE to have this dress for my sister! She loves dressing up and anything beautiful, and I know she would really appreciate the 18th-century undertones because we're reenactors.

Brittney said... Best Blogger Tips

polka dots are my absolute favorite. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

RiVal Photography said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulous as always! I can soooooo picture my Macy in this!

Loving Wife to Matthew and Mommy to London said... Best Blogger Tips

This is absolutely the best! I am in ♥ with the scenery as well!

Loving Wife to Matthew and Mommy to London said... Best Blogger Tips

Love Love Love It♥

Sarah C said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW! your photos are amazing WHAT FUN! You are just so talented and amazing such an inspiration.
The dress is too cute I love blue polka dot. WE would love a chance to win.

monique myers said... Best Blogger Tips

i hope my link worked.

i LOVE the pictures!!!!!

and i love the dress!!! my daughter is very into pirates right now. we made her a pirate party for her third birthday and she always wants to wear her pirate costume everywhere. this dress would be perfect because she would get second glances for looking cute instead of people thinking we don't know when halloween is.

luckeelady said... Best Blogger Tips

It is so cute... my daughter would love it... she likes to play dress up and she has a wild imagination.
I linked about the giveaway!
luckeelady@pinncom.com

Jackie said... Best Blogger Tips

beutiful all the way, everything!!!

The Pick Pack said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is amazing! My middle daughter is absolutely obsessed with pirates. It took us a while to get her speaking back in her own voice. I posted about this dress on my blog. It's just adorable!

Chandra said... Best Blogger Tips

Those photos are so dreamy--I would love to decorate my girls' bedroom just like that!!
I linked to your giveaway here:http://wishandwonder.blogspot.com/2009/03/ahoy-maties.html

:D
Chandra

Jessica! said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the whimsical feel to this dress and photos, Great job!! Your blog is my favorite passtime, to come by and see your newest creations and the great guest giveaways. Thank you so much!

White Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Ah I just created a link bc this dress is so adorable. My little love could rock it!

Nikki said... Best Blogger Tips

This is absolutely beautiful! I love your blog - I just discovered it a little bit ago and immediately fell in love! You do fantastic work!

daniela said... Best Blogger Tips

what a cool polka dotted dress. my darling would love it!

K is for Calligraphy said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously one of the cutest dresses I have ever seen. I want one for me! Any adult sizes in the works? Beautiful work and craftsmanship!

jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

wow how cute oh i'm following you now too

Leslie said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutley love this dress and my daughter would never want to take it off! Your designs just keep getting better and better.

I've linked you up!

Jaime said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulous dress! What little girl wouldn't love a twirlable dress with polka dots to boot? Such talent!

I've linked to your post. Thanks for the chance.

Shanna7313 said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! the pics are beautiful! :)

Jourdan said... Best Blogger Tips

You made this, from a picture?

Wish I could do that. But I'll gladly have yours instead!

Danny Dorr Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Honestly, I have to say that you are amazing...in sewing, photography, and creating the backdrops!!! W@W!!! I stumbled across your blog today and am VERY impressed!!!! My daughter would love this!!! :)

Kirsten said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh! I love to see your handiwork, but this post has COMPLETELY inspired me for a new photoshop lesson for my middle school students! Can I use you for inspiration?

Connie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the dress and the pictures! You are an incredible artist!

Varenia said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful Dress! I've linked to this giveaway PUH-LEAASE pick me!!! My little girl would LOVE this dress! And thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

erin said... Best Blogger Tips

If it is still open - cute dress...my little gal is just getting into dress up!

dss0400 said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the first picture, and how you did the surreal setting!

 
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