Sunday, December 1, 2013

Pattern Testing the Louisa Dress

I had the honor recently of being a pattern tester for CompagnieM. I tested her Louisa dress which is 10% off from now until Dec 7th (23:59 CET time zone) with the code Louisa10off. Her pattern is for the experienced beginner or intermediate sewer. The Louisa pattern includes references to very helpful tutorials for sewing an invisible zipper, adding bias tape, and making your own bias tape. This was my first time sewing a pattern my CompagnieM. and I found her instructions clear and easy to follow. Pictures are included with each step. The Louisa dress pattern provides many opportunities for creativity with three back options.  Also, if you have purchased her Mara blouse, the sleeves from this pattern can be used on the Louisa pattern. (For those who have not purchased the Mara blouse, CompagnieM. is offering a 2pack where you can purchase both patterns for 12 euros.)

CompagnieM.'s description of this dress sums it up perfectly: The Louisa Dress by CompagnieM. is a vintage inspired pattern with a modern twist. Unique pockets and three back options make this a versatile pattern. Add lining according to the season and enjoy this pattern the whole year round.

I chose the horizontal back option and fully lined the dress so my daughter can wear it this winter. I made this dress in size 4 for my daughter who will be 5 in January. I made the dress 2 inches longer than the pattern since my daughter is tall.

Now it's time for a GIVEAWAY...

One of my lucky readers will have the chance to win CompagnieM.'s Louisa Dress pattern! 
To enter all you have to do is click on the Rafflecopter below. 
This giveaway will run from today (Dec. 2) until Dec. 5 at 12am CET timezone.

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  1. I love the fabric combo of the dress and the boots! And the matching doll dress is adorable.

  2. Thanks for this lovely dress Maja! I really like the combination with the hat and of course the doll's dress is adorable as well. Just love it all. M

  3. speciaal maar echt heel mooi!

    1. Thanks! I love that people from all over the world are visiting my blog!

  4. just came by from Marte's blog to check out the pattern tour. well, that's not going to be my last visit! i love, i mean LOVE your photos! and that dress is really beautiful...

  5. Hi! I know this post was from years ago... and you may not want to or be able to answer this...but I just came across this post and would do just about anything to know where you got those fabrics and/or their names.