The State Fair Frock Grosgrain Giveaway!! CLOSED.

April 14, 2010

Finally, I made a dress. It had been too long. And I have to tell you, it seemed at least three times harder than before. Setting aside time each day takes a lot of planning and effort. It seems I have something to do everyday, imagine that. Appointments, playdates, grocery shopping, school pickups. My life is just soooo busy {insert eye roll here}. Now that it's warm again, we can start taking more outdoor photos which look SOO much better and are SOO much more fun and flattering.

This is a very lightweight dark wash denim wrap dress trimmed with cherry red bias tape. It has a double layer of ruffles that wrap around the bodice. The sleeves are similar to the Eight O'Clock Frock, cut in a rectangle shape and ending at just under the arm. The wrap comes together at the side in a bow.

I made the hem a little higher than I normally do. I guess I was needing a little more flirty in my life. It was a little tight on me but since it is a wrap dress the fit is more varied so I would guess that this dress should fit a size 2-6. I'm about a 6-8.

The dress reminded me of summer. Perhaps its because I'm just itching for its arrival but with the shorter length and sleeves I saw someone wearing this on a warm summer date. Perhaps to a fair? We've all been to the state fair. It's in summer. It's in a part of town that's populated but has a lot of grassy patches. A little bit country yet crowded and clamourous. That's how I saw this dress. Flirty but a little modern.

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Katherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Too, too, too cute. Please, please, PLEASE tell me there is a pattern for this. I MUST have one. Really. I must. The sleeves, the length, all perfect. Kudos.

firedryad1 said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a cute little dress!!
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Amy Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is drop-dead gorgeous. Wow!!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

this dress is darling!

Amelia said... Best Blogger Tips

this is a beautiful dress!! love it.

lorenita1976 said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely stuff!!!

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute!!! I love it!

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

L-O-V-E it!

augustine said... Best Blogger Tips

oh i just found your blog and am loving what i see! you are and inspiration and this dress is STUNNING! you are right so summer!

gillian b said... Best Blogger Tips

Love, love, love this dress!

kristiyana shinta said... Best Blogger Tips

i really like it so much :)
wanna be mine

anna said... Best Blogger Tips

this is stunning, i would love love love this dress!!

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Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the contrast between tne denim and the red edges.
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Farah said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous dress!! love it

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is so fantastic that I'd take it out on a date to go dancing or something. Just me and the dress. . . little wine. . . moonlit picnic. Perhaps I'd hire a violinist for the occasion.

Otherwise, I'm learning to sew and I have to say that I find this a true inspiration! Thank you!

Casey said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is absolutely adorable!

Dilshad said... Best Blogger Tips

So so so BEAUTIFUL! And beautifully executed as well!

MUST HAVE!!

piti_platypus@hotmail.fr said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful dress. Your creations are awesome !!!

Beth Graham said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress. It looks like it would be so much fun to wear.

Christina said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a beautiful dress. I love the fabrics and the ruffles. I'd love to win it!

iampanda said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a beautiful dress. I've been wanting a dress of this exact cut and the fabric and color choices of yours is just perfect. I've linked you at http://finhsgirl.tumblr.com/

*crossing fingers*

Guerilla Embroidery said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is beautiful - the red really makes the blue of the denim pop. I wonder would it actually fit me? I can dream anyway!
Keep up the good work
x

Lydia said... Best Blogger Tips

I hope the giveaway isn't over yet! This dress is beautiful!

Lydia said... Best Blogger Tips

My link didn't show up on your page for some reason.. but it is there!
http://hawadaere.blogspot.com/2010/05/state-fir-frock-by-grosgrain.html

Elise said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is so eye catching! I love it.

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Original Mischief said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm not last am I? Oh I so love this dress... not for me but for my daughter who, bless her, is a tomboy but secretly wishes to be girly (I see it in the mascara & lippie she wears). Consider me entered :) Monique xx
http://originalmischief.blogspot.com

Len said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so beautiful! It looks really professional, I love the mix of the blue and the red bias, really lovely. I have a pair of super cute red heels that would go really well with it - I'm sure whoever gets it will look wonderful in it :)

Jen Talbot said... Best Blogger Tips

You inspire me! This dress rocks!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress. I would love it for the summer.

Angie said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW loving this dress!!!!

Trisha said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this dress!!! The double layer of ruffles is genius!

Shannon said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a cute dress!
I'm super impressed that you find time to make all these things and then take pictures/blog about them. Oh, and you have kids!Really?! I need to ask for more hours in my day... ;0)

Susan said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely! Such a pretty dress.

elana said... Best Blogger Tips

what a gorgeous dress...amazing!

elana said... Best Blogger Tips

oh, and i posted on my livejournal!

http://angelgirl8.livejournal.com/514027.html

(i hope i'm doing that right?)

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

amazingly darling and delicious.
love love love.

jesikalo said... Best Blogger Tips

love the red with the denim!:)

Farnaz said... Best Blogger Tips

BEAUTIFUL. This dress would make my sister very very very happy:)

Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it!! Thanks Heather

Melissa Thompson said... Best Blogger Tips

pick me...pick meeeeeeeee. :)

ice pink stars said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to win this beautiful dress! Oh my goodness, it is gorgeous.

Shelby said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a lovely dress! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

Kathrin said... Best Blogger Tips

I really adore this dress!!

k:io said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a great dress... kind of very girly, i like the red bias tape very much!

Cherry Trash said... Best Blogger Tips

Stunning dress! Well done!

mrs.ladness said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutly stunning. I dare say this would flatter my small chest. Thanks for the chance

Addie Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so beautiful. You are ridiculously talented!

Ms. E said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is gorgeous. I would love to have it.

KimSach said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that it's just a twitch different that what you see in RTW. It has personality without going "too far"!!! Lovely!

Tania Verdez said... Best Blogger Tips

I think this possibly the most fabulous dress I have seen in a long long time! Gorgeous!!!

wilderlamb said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is so different! I love it. It is a happy dress!

Felicia Marcellina said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely, and i linked you in my blog. :D

Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

this dress is gorgeous~ you are an amazing seamstress.

Mich said... Best Blogger Tips

I adore that beautiful dress!

LOOPI... for you said... Best Blogger Tips

So lovely!
What pattern did you use?
Kerri-Ann

cat said... Best Blogger Tips

I love love this dress! Simple and feminine!

Cat
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Elizabeth said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress has stolen my heart...not one ruffle but two!

Kandice said... Best Blogger Tips

I cannot believe what wonderful work you do! Hopefully if I win I will fit into the dress!

Upshaw Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Any chance you will post-or give out- the pattern for the State Fari Frock?! I LOVE it and want one!

Holly S. said... Best Blogger Tips

I am in lust! I want this so badly, but I'm an 8/10. I think I'd be willing to do some serious dieting for this dress!

quietandsmalladventures said... Best Blogger Tips

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this dress!!!! i really hope this giveaway is till active, i would wear that dress everywhere!!

Jack said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful dress and even more beautiful pictures! Love it ... What talent.

Krissy Chris said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing! I'd LOVE to own this! I'd also love to buy a pattern to make it myself in all different fabrics. :)

said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is stunning!

spring sprang sprung said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow this is fantastic, again your taste and style are so great !

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

oh it suits me! I really like it and would wear it with pride : )
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charity said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful!

xoxo, Chloe said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is adorable!

bttn said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this gorgeous dress in my favourite colors!

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

This really is great, i love what you do with the dresses!

Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

That dress is awesome! I really need to get better at sewing, you put me to shame! (in a good way)

Sally said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't wait to go to the state fair in this!

natacha lee said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite giveaway of the moment! linked here: http://pioupioukids.blogspot.com/2010/05/cool-blog-mondays_19.html

~Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! That dress is timeless and so beautiful!

fuelforbodyandsoul said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress - it's so different to everything else I own and so lovely!

Cindy said... Best Blogger Tips

This is absolutely stunning. I wish I could sew/create like you!

phanclub4 said... Best Blogger Tips

This is indeed the perfect summer dress! Great job :]

Jodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Your denim and red tape creation is a masterpiece. Thanks for the inspiration : ) Love your generosity

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

I loooooove it. It might not fit yet on my post baby-weight body but I would stare at it lovingly in my closet until I'm back to my 5/6 self....inspiration!

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips

I looooove this. I am also obsessed with your "Social Darling" dress! I would love to know how you did these two dresses!

Jess said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this dress! Very pretty.

Chacoy said... Best Blogger Tips

Kathleen,
Oh I wish I had the talent in your pinkie in my whole body!
I would love it if you could make something for those of us who are a bit on the "thick" side;}
You are so talented, I am very envious..

Genevieve said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome dress. Would also like to see a pattern. A little version of this for my girls would be sooo cute too. :) Mommy and me outfit.

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Marina said... Best Blogger Tips

So beautiful! I love the pop of color from the red binding. The waist ties and ruffled cap sleeves are so pretty and whimsical!

Alison said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh yes, please! LOVE the dress!

Danielle said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! This dress is gorgeous!!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous! Way to go for the red trim!

Linnea said... Best Blogger Tips

Your pictures always look like fairytales. I'm ready to pick up and move to whatever dream land you live in! :) Of course, wearing such a lovely dress doesn't hurt the aesthetic of the photos any.

mbchang@hotmail.com said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is simply amazing!

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