The Magic Pattern Book Giveaway

21 Oct

I made a dress! Pretty excited about it too. The pattern for this dress came out of the book that was sent to me for FREE =) sometimes I love being a blogger. The general idea for this book is you can redo your wardrobe or at least 36 outfits based off of Amy Barickman’s 6 patterns.

I chose to make the Camilla:


Here is the finished product after a few nights of sewing in my living room watching some of my favorite DVRed shows.



I love my boy.



Yeah I don’t know how to take these things seriously. Jared kept telling me to stop being awkward. Yeah, like that is going to happen when I am in a fancy dress with him taking pictures of me walking around, ha.


The one major problem I had with this book was the patterns were not included on that tissue paper like stuff. Instead it came with a CD were you had to print off the pattern. Doesn’t sound like a problem right? Wrong. I set the printer to print and then walked away. About ten minutes later I came back and it was STILL printing! It took 48 pages to print off the pattern. Holy moly. I cannot imagine doing that again for a different project I would want to do in the future. I think the CD is a good extra idea since the pattern tissue paper can get worn or torn after many uses, but it should not be the only option.

Oh yeah and this happened during the course of making the dress, arg.

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Other than that I was pleasantly pleased with the ease of directions and pictures included. I am so honored to be a part of this book tour and blog giveaway. In order to get your hands on this beauty, all you have to do is comment on this blog post or like facebook page.

Head over to Chic Steals to continue viewing the blog tour!

22 Responses to “The Magic Pattern Book Giveaway”

  1. jenyjenny October 21, 2014 at 6:41 am #

    That looks incredibly awesome on you!

    • Caitlyn October 21, 2014 at 6:41 am #

      thanks! and thanks for the comment!

  2. Lesley King October 21, 2014 at 7:05 am #

    A dress with sleeves?! Aka gold dust in the shops in the chilly UK!

    • Caitlyn October 21, 2014 at 7:18 am #

      yes, I too love a good dress with sleeves- then you don’t have to worry about having a good sweater that goes with the dress! thanks for your comment all the way from the UK!

  3. Amy D. October 21, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    Nice dress! It would be fun to have this and try it out!

  4. Cheri October 21, 2014 at 10:06 am #

    Well done Caitlyn! Oh, and you do NOT look awkward, only beautiful.

    • Caitlyn October 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm #

      haha, thanks! tell that to Jared =)

  5. Robin October 21, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    I love your dress and would love to win a copy of this book! Thank you.

  6. sue feely October 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    love your dress, material and would certainly love to win the book to do it all for myself!

  7. Gluten Free Jesus Freak October 21, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    That’s awesome. The pattern-printing and child-pattern-piece scattering would have been as far as I got. Ah, the joy of little “helpers.”

    • Caitlyn October 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

      yes, little helpers add an interesting twist to life

  8. Jane Newman October 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    Your dress looks great! And your little boy is adorable! Thanks for an opportunity to win!!!

  9. mary October 21, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    YOU are beautiful! and the dress is pretty amazing also!!!

  10. LadyD October 21, 2014 at 7:16 pm #

    Good job on the dress… yeah, those patterns do take a lot of time, paper and ink to print. I’ve printed the pattern for the Estelle coat… mine is going to be made of vinyl laminate, for use in the rain. I might make that dress too, but later. I have too many things going on right now for my mind to keep track of them all.

    • Caitlyn October 22, 2014 at 6:52 am #

      I bet the Estelle coat will be really adorable! you should send me a picture =) haha yes it is hard to keep track of all the project we get ourselves into!

  11. MelodyJ October 22, 2014 at 3:01 am #

    Very pretty dress. The book sounds good.

  12. Elizabeth October 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    Your dress looks fantastic and I LOVE your fabric choice! This book looks like a really great way to learn how to make unique alterations to thrifted clothes. 🙂

  13. Kayla O. October 23, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    Love the dress on you! I’ve had my fair share of kids messing up my pattern pages, too 😦

  14. MIchelle Smith October 23, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    I love a dress with sleeves. Why is it so hard to find them?

  15. Katerina October 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    Very nice fall dress! Would love to make one for me too, maybe knee length…

  16. tina October 24, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Looks like a great book. I am not a fan of printing out patterns either, especially for a full length dress! I admire that you stuck to it despite your little guys’ “contributions”.


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