Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 8!

Happy Friday!! It’s finally here icon smile Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 8!

Thank you all for sharing your skirt stories yesterday! Me and a few of you need to get into the sewing room and get at it, because skirts are so easy to make! It’ll be even easier for our Day 7 winner, because Ellen Kudron won Chic & Simple Sewing by Christine Haynes! Congratulations Ellen, please email with your mailing address to receive your prize!

Get another chic and simple (and free!) sewing pattern from season 3 guest Ellen Switzer, who demonstrated how to draft a pencil skirt pattern and then adorn it with quick-and-easy ruffled roses in her episode, “Dart Details” and get stitching!

Our Day 8 prize is The Colette Sewing Handbook: Inspired styles and classic techniques for the new seamstress by Sarai Mitnick. This handy handbook will show you how to start sewing the wardrobe of your dreams. It includes 5 gorgeous free Colette patterns to help you get started! (Get extra pattern tips from Sarai in her season 2 episode, “Pattern Play.”)

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PLUS, everyone gets a free dress pattern & instructions from season 3 guest (and Monaluna designer & owner) Jennifer Moore. Watch her create the dress and learn about organic fabric in her episode, “Go Organic.”

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 8!

Make this cute dress!

Enter to win this prize by answering this question in the comments section below: “What is your favorite style of dress to create?”

Trapeze and babydoll dresses are easy peasy, but for me, a good fitted, boatneck dress is worth its weight in gold. I know many of you enjoy sewing for children and grandchildren; do you make adorable frilly dresses for them? Every body and every sewist is different–what’s your preference?

The winner will be announced on  Monday, along with the Day 9 prize! Good luck and have a GREAT weekend!

 Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 8!
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50 Responses to Sew it All TV 13 Days of Giveaways Day 8!

  1. Veronica Reed says:

    My go to dress is an a-line with princess seams. I love the shape of it, super flattering to my figure.

  2. Dana says:

    Doll dresses!

  3. Chloe Collins says:

    Hello Everyone,
    To answer the question, I prefer dresses that have a fitted waist and darts but extends full or I like them very fitted A-line with darts for a more define classic look. :)

  4. MelodyJ says:

    I like 20th century vintage/retro inspired dresses.

  5. Mama Lusco says:

    A-line with princess seams is my fave to sew because they are easy to tailor, but I love vintage style with fitted busts & full skirts!

  6. LauraM says:

    Love princess-seam dresses! So easy to alter for curves!

  7. My absolute favorite dress style to design and sew are wedding dresses. My goal with each dress I make is to take the ideas from the bride-to-be and turn them into reality.

  8. Mary M says:

    The last dress I made was for my high school graduation and that was decades ago. Time to make a new one!

  9. Paula says:

    I am currently finishing up a dress for my neice’s toddler. It has orange and yellow flowers with an orange coat and hat. I have been having a blast making this since I had 3 boys and they just don’t look good in orange and yellow flowers.

  10. erika says:

    I like versatile items where you can wear it with flats for a cas look or dress it up with jewlery and pumps. stretch knits work the best for these projects.

  11. Maria Kievit says:

    Any dress is fine. I really liked it when my girls came to me for their grad and prom dresses. Any style, any material, and any pattern. Everybody has different opinions on what looks good on them, and then we just create…. Thanks for another giveaway.

  12. Jen says:

    I love making a dress with a fitted bodice and full, floaty skirt. They require a lot of fitting, sewing, and of course fabric, but the finished product is so worth it—especially on those days where I fear nothing will look good on me. A full-skirted dress is the perfect cure for such days…especially if it’s in a novelty print. ;)

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. Kim Porter says:

    A simple shift dress that can be dressed up or dressed down.

  14. Roberta Schultz says:

    I would say a sun dress and princess style. Easier to hide body issues!

  15. Carolyn H says:

    I haven’t made a dress in years. Last one I made my husband said made me look fat. It got donated & haven’t made another since. I used to make princess style because they are flattering on me.

  16. Helen says:

    I just love creating and seeing beautiful material transform into wearable and unique outfits irrespective of the style, but obviously my pattern choices suit my figure and lifestyle, favorite at the moment, classic crossovers.

  17. Pat Hersl says:

    Oh that I would know. Right now, anything below a girl’s size 8. I need help….

  18. Savannagal says:

    I’ve never made a dress. But I signed up for a Craftsy class, so hopefully I’m going to learn how.

  19. Jan Anema says:

    I prefer a two piece skirt and top rather than a dress. Makes my wardrobe go further!

  20. Janelle Rench says:

    WOW, I haven’t made any dresses in years! I sewed my daughter a few sun dresses when she was growing up. I think I need to start on some of those for when she gives me a grand daughter……She gave me a grandson and I don’t think he would appreciate a dress,! lol

  21. Carol K E says:

    I have been sewing back to school dresses for our grand daughters. I love using the embroidery machine to embellish the hems and pockets.

  22. Mary Mac says:

    I love midcalf sundresses, less fitted the better.

  23. Diane Jettinghoff says:

    I’m very short waisted, so I sew dresses that are sheaths and have no really noticible waist line. I also have a long measurement from my shoulder to bust so dresses with lower necklines and hems at my knee.

  24. Virginia Darwin says:

    I enjoy making more tailored fitted dresses.

  25. Evelyn says:

    I like a dress that buttons up the front.

  26. Jan Nelson says:

    I love sewing little girl dresses with ruffles and bows! Lots of cute fabric combinations and buttons-the choices are endless!! For myself I choose sundresses or dresses that have a bit of the feminine flair-fuller skirts, little bit longer, unique necklines.

  27. natali says:

    I haven’t made a dress yet but would one day I hope to make my own vintage inspired swing dress :) . The book looks great, especially the fact that it includes 5 patterns would be so helpful for a beginner like me.

  28. Sunny says:

    It has been years since I made dresses. When I did I think I liked sleeveless dresses in the summer. Otherwise, I learned early on to sew co-ordinates.

  29. Mary Furber says:

    The last dress I made was for a friend. She was the mother of the bride and couldn’t find what she wanted. Beautiful silk dupioni.

  30. Valerie says:

    I love sewing peasant dresses for little girls. I mix fabrics and add ruffles. I also like to customize the sleeves with shirring or just different lengths. It gives me some flexibility to create different and unique dresses!

  31. I love pillowcase dresses for my daughter. So simple!

  32. Mary says:

    I love to make shirtwaist dresses! Now days they need to have sleeves—–

  33. Jeanne says:

    Basic cap sleeve shift type….to be worn with lots of other creative project vests and jackets. Basic skirt/top are second on the list!

  34. Johnny says:

    I love to sew the fifties style dresses. The June Cleaver style looks so nice on so many figures!

  35. Regina Roza says:

    that’s an easy one…sleeveless (i have great arms) boat-neck to go with my short hair and slim-fitting 2 inches above my knee with a small slit in the back….Audrey Hepburn style…of course!!

  36. Beulah says:

    That would depend if I were sewing for an adult or a child….for adult, fitted with princess seams and full ‘skirt’ [I do not like sheath dresses or tailored suits]….for a child, Peter Pan collar, puff sleaves with band, buttoned back, sash, very full skirt with 4 inch hem.

  37. Beth says:

    Favorite dress for me: sheath. They are flattering and not too hard to make them fit well. My odd shaped body means I can’t buy any in the store. I don’t think the commercial ones fit very many people because you don’t see them on others often, sad, because they look so good on anyone. I don’t make children’s clothing. It is too easy to buy very cute things for them at a reasonable price (Gymboree on sale).

  38. Chris says:

    I like simple sundresses with a little jacket.

  39. Linda Phillip says:

    sundresses, sheaths, a lines. As long as its quick and is a good fit.

  40. Dolores Campbell says:

    I love making a sheath with a boat neck and darts that make it fit correctly and I can use all kinds of embellishments.

  41. Heidi says:

    Princess seaming makes for simple lines and ease in fitting. The last dress i made was a very cute prom dress for my daughter. She looked great !! Would love to win the book and patterns to learn more techniques!

  42. Maribeth says:

    I haven’t made a dress in years, but am inspired to try based on these books! I usually make skirts, but I love the ease of a dress.

  43. Marilee Hawkins says:

    I like to make princess style dresses with front seams as they are easy to alter for all sizes and shapes.

  44. Lisa says:

    Any dress that makes me look skinny and flatters my figure!!!! I have made them all!!!!

  45. Penny D. says:

    Oh man. I have not made ANY dresses yet. I would LOVE to you try though.

  46. Angela Cianfaglione says:

    My favorite is a simple but cute sundress.

  47. Kelly Sas says:

    I do not have a favorite dress pattern for an adult because I am a newer sewer of cloths for adults. I have sewn tons of dresses for children but once they need more fitting I am just not skilled enough – that’s why I would LOVE to win Colette’s sewing handbook. I love learning!

  48. Michelle Shamp says:

    Full length with spaghetti straps!!

  49. Cheryl says:

    I love to sew frilly ruffly dresses with hand made rosettes for my grand neices!

  50. Lynn H says:

    Floor length, with pockets and short sleeves….doesn’t matter the style as long as those criteria are met