"Stolen From Your Sister's Closet" Frock GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

February 22, 2010

When my sister and I were teenagers (and well into our 20s) we would share clothes as if our closets were owned by the other. I would go to her house and raid her closet, take a couple new things I liked and then keep them indefinitely. And just in case any of you think ill of me, let me tell you, she would do the same.


Often I would buy something new and somehow it would go missing. A couple months later I'd see it on her as if it were never mine. I think this is a common memory for most girls who have sisters.


This dress sort of reminded me of something I'd steal from her. I really liked the way it looked on me, all soft and flowy. I felt like a Spanish dancer.


This dress has an empire waist. But the best part is the skirt. I made it with two tiers. Not only that but each tier has two full circle skirt cuts. Very wide when open.



The part I liked about the cut is that it is a little shorter at the sides, almost unnoticablely shorter. But it gives the dress and flirty look without looking too short in front (coming down to my knees).



The top is lined with a robin's egg blue trim in the front and back.



The bottom of the skirt is also lined with trim which makes it bellow out more. If you twirl or move slightly to the left or right the look is amazing! I want to wear this dress to a nice summer on-the-beach party or take a trip to Hawaii and wear it to a luau. Any of you interested?



It's supposed to snow BIG on Thursday. This year has held the record for most snowfall and it doesn't look like it's going to be letting up anytime soon. Thinking of warm weather and Hawaiian luaus makes me sad. Yesterday I rolled down my driver's side window while listening to a song on the radio and longed for a time when I didn't have to roll it back up because of the cold.


Someday soon.


Until then I'll be satisfying my cravings by sewing some tropical weather wear. Hopefully you will benefit from my longing.

And sorry it took me until the afternoon to get this post up. I had a terrible headache last night. Reminded me of when I was pregnant. Not pleasant. I went to bed around 9:30 pm.


Since I'm not down to my pre-baby weight this dress is made to fit a slightly larger size than my previous dresses. However, since it has an empire waist I might suggest that it can fit almost anyone as long as you don't have a bust size over 36".



Also, I received a couple emails about winners. I know I have been horribly behind. I will try to have them up by tomorrow.


Many of you said that you would like to enter more giveaways, but have various issues with linking. Of course, I want anyone that is interested in entering a giveaway to be able to do so.

Therefore, from now on, giveaways can be entered in three ways:


1) By linking (to your blog, facebook, myspace, or any other site)


2) By leaving a comment without a link or





3) By linking and leaving a comment (this will be worth 2 entries which will better your chances of winning). Find more info under the FAQ page.



If you are leaving a link just use the 'create a link' at the bottom of this post or simply creating a post on your blog and including this link.


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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162 {comments}:

Valerie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh yes, please! Love that swishy skirt!

gioia said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh My, Oh My!!! I love it.

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute! Another lovely creation!

brittany, steve, gabe and ezra said... Best Blogger Tips

this is so cute!! i live in florida, so if i win it, i promise to put it to good use!

angela said... Best Blogger Tips

oh, i love it!

Zarah said... Best Blogger Tips

It is SOOOO pretty!! I couldn't wear it - I'm way too tall - but it's absolutely wonderful. Makes me wish I was smaller! :D

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this skirt, SOOO cute and SPRING!
Sarah M

Leah said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress. Maybe you could show us how to make our own for those that don't win? Please

Leah said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked.

Carleen said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh what a lovely dress. I would love to win.

lisa jean said... Best Blogger Tips

This is perfection and you are an amazing designer. I'd so love to welcome a new season with this darling frock!

caretotry said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't normally enter these as I'm afraid they'd be too small for me but that dress is adorable!

I wish I could make my own.

Sarah O. said... Best Blogger Tips

I am loving the dress!

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is so cute & fun! I would LOVE to win it!!

Happy Together said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty and perfect for summer! I love it!

The Hillbilly Banjo Queen: said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness! The two tiers are a nice touch. So is the 36 inch bust and the empire waist. :) I can wear both of those. Excellent!

ShyGirl said... Best Blogger Tips

This is absolutely gorgeous! The perfect dress to twirl around in! love it! Would love to win :)

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked to this from my Facebook, not sure how to submit that as an entry?

Anyway, this dress is amazing! If I don't win I'm going to try and make one of my own! Adorable.

Monica June said... Best Blogger Tips

That is beautiful!!! I absolutely love it!

Monica June said... Best Blogger Tips

I blogged about it

http://thechicboutique.blogspot.com/2010/02/stolen-from-your-sisters-closet.html

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

So fun! :)

Monica June said... Best Blogger Tips

I tweeted it *chirp pick me chirp pick me*


http://twitter.com/MJDiva95/status/9539476064

love it!!! :D

Monica June said... Best Blogger Tips

enter me in!!!

Alyssa said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! Perfect for summer!

Caroline said... Best Blogger Tips

This is WONDERFUL! I'm so, so impressed. It would be perfect for frolicking along river rocks in the summer...

itsbeengreatblog at gmail dot com

wonderwheat said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a sweet dress!! I'm looking forward to my first summer in TX and this dress looks like it'd be perfect for frolicking!

inthehammockblog said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd love to enter this contest!! Love the two layers of the skirt! Thanks so much!!

+1 I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/in_the_hammock/status/9540254987

jenheadjen said... Best Blogger Tips

Quite creative. I love that the waist is empire and gathered, so it will hide my touchy post-baby areas! It would even be lovely to camouflage someone while pregnant! (Wish this were around sooner! ;)

I think I'm permalinked! You're on my blog list that runs down the side of my blog. Does that count for linking? Sorry - I'm a bit slow with the link-thingamajig!

cardona family said... Best Blogger Tips

Kathy you look so good, I can't believe you just had a baby!! And time to sew...crazy! Love the dress, as always, another masterpiece. Thanks for sharing - hope to see my name as the winner! Congrats on your family addition.

Moriah

Serena said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my, it is SO cute! It looks great on you, too! So, so fun!

SewsCute said... Best Blogger Tips

Yea, I can finally enter!! Pick me!!

Aimee Mayer said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that fabric! That dress is beautiful!

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/madlermeow/status/9540817847

PHARES CAUSEY said... Best Blogger Tips

I want to twirl in this skirt! Beautiful!

bethany said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it

EHC said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, this dress does make me think of warmer weather! sorainima@gmail.com

Jennifer said... Best Blogger Tips

I love, Love, LOVE this dress. My sister and I live together and do in fact share clothes: ) We'd definitely share this one!

jenncox611@gmail.com

Sara and Whitney said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so beautiful. Count me in!

sara
saraandwhitney@gmail.com

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! I'm glad I have two entries because I think this needs to be in my closet! = )

Sara and Whitney said... Best Blogger Tips

I blogged about this, too.
http://saraandwhitney.blogspot.com/2010/02/stolen-from-your-sisters-closet.html

Angela said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous--I remember having a few "twirly" dresses too. How fun to see a grown-up version!

I was curious--about how long is the dress? Just wondering where it would fall on someone my height.

Thanks as always for being so generous!

Alissa said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great dress!

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

First, let me say how great you look for just having a baby! And second this dress is to die for, oh yes on the beach party!

JenniferO said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is adorable! If you ever sell your patterns, I would love to make this!

Mel said... Best Blogger Tips

That dress looks like so much fun! Thanks for the chance!

Shinpai said... Best Blogger Tips

I so envy your skills! This is adorable! I've linked it in my blog.

You've inspired me to dust off the sewing machine and get going on those projects that are piling up! :D

Daphne said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this and want it very very much, I would also love a pattern, I am toying with the idea of sewing something like it for a wedding dress.

Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia} said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty! Although my sister knows better then to raid my closet...she may not make it out alive. ;)

thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

HAbadie said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to wear that to the beach this summer!

Sew Fun! said... Best Blogger Tips

this is perfect for summer..and totally my style! i ♥ full, flowy skirts & dresses. i would absolutely ♥♥♥ to win!
i posted a link to my blog too!
xo

Brigita said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the colors of the dress!

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooooh, another maternity friendly item for me :) It is so pretty, I love it!

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked to you on my Facebook :)

Cee said... Best Blogger Tips

That is beyond gorgeous! I cannot wait for the summer -- that dress seems so summery to me. Beautiful! Thank you ~Cee~
ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

B @ Sweet Limes said... Best Blogger Tips

I would adore this.

sweet.limes(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely! So pretty, you should be walking along the red carpet in that!

Val Miller said... Best Blogger Tips

Love.this.dress. I think you are crazy to give it away ... but ... if you are really giving it away, I would love a chance to win : )
Val

Tanner ♥ Chaya said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute love the color! Very pretty!

Tanner ♥ Chaya said... Best Blogger Tips

I posted the giveaway on facebook!

Susana said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a great trick with the uneven length! Thanks! Also, the colors, the swinginess,it's all perfect and making me pine for summer.

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute and perfect for this summer! I also tweeted this:)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I live in Hawaii and I likey likey!

I'm sure I could squeeze that over my nursing mammaries, I hope I win! :)

Thanks for another amazing giveaway....

rebecca03stringer (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ticia said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my how cute! Pick me! Pick me!

Carissa Rasmussen said... Best Blogger Tips

i love it:) I'm going to Mexico this summer and will be 6 months pregnant...I seriously need dresses that show off my belly and keep me cool....unfortunately my bust is a little bigger than 36"...

Lynette said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! The color, the twirliness, the flirtiness... Just looking at it makes me wish it was warm enough to wear it =)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress and everything you make! This dress is pretty and flirtatious ~ perfect for spring and summer... I so hope I win this dress so I can pair it with a cute pair of jean capris, heels and an adorable sun hat like the one you modelled....so pretty!

And I would share it with my sister, however, we have completely different tastes!!! Oh, well...her loss:)

Just Me said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress in a way I can't even explain!

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

Very Cute!

Eartha Kitsch said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous! I hope that your headache is better. That's nooooo fun.

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

here's my link, I hope I'm doing this right, cause that dress would help me chase the winter snow blues away as well....

www.themanyfacesofsarahhankins.blogspot.com

Hannah said... Best Blogger Tips

Linking and commenting!

Don and Lisa Osborn said... Best Blogger Tips

Darling dress!

Would love the chance to win.

hianded@earthlink.net

tegan said... Best Blogger Tips

what a gorgeous dress!

teganacorker at hotmail dot com

Mama EZ said... Best Blogger Tips

oooo, I REALLY need to win this one! It's my colors, my style, perfect for the future backyard parties I hope to throw in our new house...I could go on! Crossing my fingers big time! ;)

Mama EZ said... Best Blogger Tips

ooo, also just posted to FB! Thanks!

K said... Best Blogger Tips

love it.

Bunny B said... Best Blogger Tips

Linked: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2010/02/stolen-from-your-sisters-closet.html

Amber said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so beautiful - I love the skirt!

Im Estee said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute. Great colours.

Daphne said... Best Blogger Tips

It's a beautiful dress!!!!I love it!I link on my site too ^_^
WOOOOW!!!

Debbie said... Best Blogger Tips

ooh that is gorgeous and a real incentive for me to lose my baby tummy come april!! LOL

Katherine said... Best Blogger Tips

you are amazing!

gatornic said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love how flow-y the skirt is. I'd love to wear this in the summer after I have our third baby in April. Thanks for another great giveaway!!

Becka said... Best Blogger Tips

You are so talented!

Joe, Christina, & Rocky said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful!

Linda said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely adorable :)

Rose said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous!

Paula L. said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is really cute and I would love to win it. Thank you for the giveaway!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

just chic said... Best Blogger Tips

it is very cute!

Ruth said... Best Blogger Tips

Another foot of snow expected here in the next 24 to 48 hours. I'm not sure if I have S.A.D.S. or an extreme case of cabin fever. That said...I need a taste of Spring!

Cristy said... Best Blogger Tips

This is wayyyyy cute!!! I didn't see a date for the drawing. Did I miss it??

Myshell said... Best Blogger Tips

Never had a sister, but I have three daughters and totally get this --super cute!

Joanna said... Best Blogger Tips

That is lovely! You're so talented!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it!

Marie-mi said... Best Blogger Tips

Enter me in...
The dress is sooo pretty. I also recently gave birth. :)
I cannot wait for summer to begin wearing some dresses again.
Love your blog!
Marie-mi
E-mail: marie_mi50@hotmail.com

Jilliebeanie said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! Posted a link on my blog: http://spoilsofwear.blogspot.com/2010/02/giveaway_24.html

kisieltruskawkowy said... Best Blogger Tips

It's so beautiful!!!

Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

That dress is beautiful!!

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

JK said... Best Blogger Tips

Gosh, you are amazing! I can't believe that you just whip up this cute cute stuff! Enter me, please!

JK said... Best Blogger Tips

I blogged:
http://caretojoinme-giveaways.blogspot.com/2010/02/stolen-from-your-sisters-closet-dress.html
Thanks!

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! I'd love to win it! Haha, although i grew up with two brothers, we still use to steal each other's athletics shorts and hoodies
<3

a House-wife said... Best Blogger Tips

I have one more year in HI with the USMC - would definitely love to sport this one :)

Meghann said... Best Blogger Tips

Yes, please! This would be great for the beach.

Callie Callender said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh so cute! I want to make one if I don't win it... :-)

JBalloon said... Best Blogger Tips

Neat!

Sharlene said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh pretty pretty dress! Love it! So twirly!

jc said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for this lovely giveaway.
yumihamano@gmail.com

Mrs. Katie Picciottoli said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so pretty! And it's summery, but would also look good over a long fitted t-shirt and skinny jeans - yay for 4-season clothing!

rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

This is definitely a dress I would be sharing with my sisters!




rwvanvoorhis@gmail.com

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

This is gorgeous! Love the colors, so adorable.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=629694034&ref=profile#/profile.php?id=629694034&ref=profile


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Parrish Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh so cute! I definitely need this in my closet.

talisha said... Best Blogger Tips

So stunning!! Love It!! You're amazing!

Isabelle Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness! I *adore* the skirt on that dress! Too utterly sweet!

I linked to you on my blog.

Brittanie Jones said... Best Blogger Tips

I want to wear this dancing at this very instant.

Cheers!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd love to win! Enter me please.

April

carmel said... Best Blogger Tips

i love that dress!!
i would love to win it!
i blogged about it
thanks!

becky said... Best Blogger Tips

How beautiful! What a great giveaway!


boon1211(a)gmail.com

Bec said... Best Blogger Tips

That dress is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!! I'm sure it's too small for me, but I'd love to know which pattern you used and shrink it to make it for my 3 little girls. They would love it!!

kellog said... Best Blogger Tips

i just found your blog, this dress is soooooooooo amazing!!!!

Grace Wong said... Best Blogger Tips

what a beautiful dress!
also blogged:
http://sugarrosies.blogspot.com/2010/02/5-great-giveaways-37.html

shou.milk@gmail.com

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

oh so cute!! I would actually be able to fit in it, since it is a larger size YIPPEE!

beachgirl said... Best Blogger Tips

I adore this dress!! We too have been hit with colder than normal temps this winter. I'm a summertime kind of girl and can't wait for warmer temps.

Apple Hu said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, how cute :)

berrygirl--Jaime said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the blue shades and love that it will fit me. (I'm not down to my pre baby weight either--nine months later but have a sweet 4th baby to show for it at least.)

Perfect dress to wear along our beautiful Calif. coastline.

H Everett said... Best Blogger Tips

This really makes me want summer to come just so I can wear this!

Adrienne said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE LOVE LOVE! No other word for how I feel when I look at it! Nice job!

lin3arossa said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful!My link is up!
ghainskom at yahoo dot com

bridget0415 said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great dress !! I, too, am not quite back to my prebaby weight or figure. This would work just great to cover those not ready for primetime post baby curves.

sirocox said... Best Blogger Tips

Es un vestido precioso. Estaría bien ganarlo ahora que vamos acercandonos a la primavera.

sew.fly! said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! It'll help hide my post-baby belly! My link is up!

SVaRaDa said... Best Blogger Tips

It´s perfect for this summer!!!

Hele said... Best Blogger Tips

it is so lovely!!!!

hope to win

Missy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it ! I have the link up !

http://frugalmisfit.blogspot.com/2010/03/stolen-from-your-sisters-closet.html

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm actually pregnant with my 3rd right now and I think that would make a great dress to transition from maternity back to regular this summer!

Merry said... Best Blogger Tips

I linked to it and I'm commenting. I really like the fabric!

Peak said... Best Blogger Tips

I think this dress is so cute! My sister and I never took my younger sister's clothes, we didn't have the same tastes. Now my older sister...

Elisa Morrison said... Best Blogger Tips

This is adorable. I hope it's not too late to enter. :)

jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

Please me!! It is so cute!

K said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd love to win! This dress looks so fun to wear.

Danielle Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

I want this dress...please??? For some reason I can't get it to link! But it would be on www.danimcleod.blogspot.com !

Oré said... Best Blogger Tips

I'am definetly in love whith this dress!

Danielle Michelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Want it!!!
http://danimcleod.blogspot.com

Twigs @ Twiggles and Trunks said... Best Blogger Tips

linked :D

Twigs @ Twiggles and Trunks said... Best Blogger Tips

i need this dress to wear when i pick up my husband from the airport. after being deployed for 6 months overseas, this is exactly the kind of dress he needs to see me in when he steps off the plane :)

Elli said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh goodness, I've just found your blog, and everything you make is absolutely beautiful! Of course, being new, I have no idea how your giveaways work, or how long they run, but I thought I'd give it a shot. Anyways, you make my fingers itch for sewing, so I guess I'd better dig out the sewing machine and get to work on something!

Ginny said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! I blogged http://momcontests.blogspot.com/2010/03/stolen-from-your-sisters-closet.html

Andrew and Kristi said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it

Oré said... Best Blogger Tips

Linked ;o)

http://vert-avril.blogspot.com/2010/03/stolen-from-your-sisters-closet.html

Oré said... Best Blogger Tips

Linked ;o)
http://vert-avril.blogspot.com/2010/03/stolen-from-your-sisters-closet.html

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty! I love that style of dress.

Alexis Olson said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Please please win! I am crossing my fingers!

Rashele said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it!

elena. said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this!
Always looking for cute dresses!

http://ijustdidthat.blogspot.com/

Kerry said... Best Blogger Tips

Oooh! Pick me! :)

Celeste said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my!! I want this. Totally my style -- and the perfect length!

Ariel said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it!!!!


I also link on my blog:
http://evafavouriteblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/stolen-from-your-sisters-closet.html

McGibbon said... Best Blogger Tips

what a perfect way to ring in spring!!! love it!

angela said... Best Blogger Tips

oh my, I like this post!
I had a classic case of "sister in my closet"
She went to great lengths to get clothes from my closet-removing door hinges, climbing on the roof to break in through the window, you name it!
To top it all off, she (2 years younger) was named BEST DRESSED in her class yearbook
Hey! Those were all my clothes...
I clame that title!
Great dress! Lots of fun ruffles, and I think I would feel like a little girl again...which is great. Especially in that beautiful shade of blues!

BookGirl said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, my, this dress is gorgeous! I'm keeping all fingers crossed that I'll soo be wearing it.

Clara

cboza at vna1 dot com

Paula said... Best Blogger Tips

i love this dress!! it's so summery! <3
xx

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

love love love the skirt! so full and swishy!

i blogged about it!

http://lensandneedle.typepad.com/lens-and-needle/2010/03/giveaway-1.html

Jinii said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this dress!!!

The Sisters 4 say MORE is more said... Best Blogger Tips

are you kidding me! i am dying!!! too cute!!!
~selina (sis#1)

 
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