Let’s Start the Party with a Giveaway and Blog Hop

Party Time!

Party Time!

I have way over 500 followers either through email, Bloglovin, or other ways that you might follow, so it’s time to start the party! I’ll be giving away at least 10 cute little handmade business card holders to folks that comment between now and the end of September.

Please tell me “how you follow this blog” and you will be eligible. Also, if you would like to email me a post link of a party dress that you have made. I’ll start a list, so that we can all blog hop to your party dress post and see what each other has to share!

*****************Here’s my email: baechtel12atgmaildotcom **************************

Party Dress Links:

Party Dress by Dahlia of The Little Cave
Party Dress by CraftyCreeky

My Dress:
I wore this vintage inspired party dress to my daughter’s bridal shower. It’s made from silk chiffon and  poly charmeuse. It turned out rather splendidly, if I do say SEW myself! I made a muslin to check the bodice, then made slight alterations to Butterick pattern 6049.  Then I did a “slow sew” because I was working with slippery fabric and wanted it to turn out nicely. I used my regular sewing machine and the serger in tandem to neatly finish and hem all seams. I let it hang overnight so that the bottom of the dress would relax into it’s final shape, which was quite a sight to see! Then I trimmed and hemmed it by measuring the charmeuse from the floor up, then tackled the chiffon.

Relaxed and uneven

Relaxed and uneven

Trimming it even

Trimming it even


Invisible zipper and free overlay below waist. Tricky but worth it.


Even hemline


Pretty in Purple

Happy Sewing!


About SeamQueen

Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
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14 Responses to Let’s Start the Party with a Giveaway and Blog Hop

  1. Maggie says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin. Sorry, I have never made a party dress, not much of a party person!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Very pretty dress! The difficult fabrics are always the best in the end – so lovely. I follow you through wordpress, but I’m on IG and Twitter and Bloglovin… so I’m all over the place! Maybe I have seen you there too! I would love to send you a photo of a party dress I have made, but I haven’t posted any of them. Matter of fact, my party dress sewing was all before I had kids (seriously!) and I have only been blogging for almost two years now and in all that time I have not made a party dress for myself! Congratulations!

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  3. Ebi Poweigha says:

    Congratulations!!!! I follow this blog by email (AFAIK), but the emails come from my WordPress reader. No party dresses here either, but thanks for sharing your beauty. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Dalia says:

    Here is my Party-Dress, though I wore it a lot on ordinary days too. But since its the dress I wore for my rehearsal dinner I think it counts.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Connie says:

    Hi Barbara, I follow the ZiberGirl by reading the emails that I get from you which I have to say are very enjoyable. I love seeing what you are up to.
    Connie Hickerson

    Liked by 1 person

  6. prttynpnk says:

    That’s lovely on you!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Hello! What a beautiful party dress! I am just getting back to my sewing machine, and still sewing basics. (But I may have a party-ish skirt coming up.) I follow you through WordPress. Also on IG and Twitter, although I use them very, very little.

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  8. E says:

    Hi Barbara,
    This may be my favorite so far, but then I say that every time I open your emails! I love to read your emails at school during lunchtime to add a little sewing fun to my busy day!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. amcclure2014 says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin. I haven’t made a party dress yet, sorry. I like your dress. I’m going to be making a MOB outfit in the next few months.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. megsewing says:

    Just found you while browsing word pressing for sewing tags!!
    Good timing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. I follow you on WordPress and love to see what you make! I’m only a novice seamstress but I slightly altered a vintage estate sale find dress to make it wearable, I’ll email you the before and after : )

    Liked by 1 person

  12. craftycreeky says:

    I follow you on Bloglovin, love your party dress. Earlier In the summer I made a dress for a friends wedding;


  13. Congrats on reaching 500 followers. I receive your feed through email and follow you through WordPress.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Carol Faulkner says:

    I follow you by email and have to say that I thoroughly enjoy your blog. I love it because it is easy to read and not full of ads. Please keep it “plain”. Your posts are all that you need.


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