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Pattern Swap with Straightgrain (and Giveaway CLOSED)

Thursday, April 18, 2013


About a month ago, my online friend, An from StraightGrain and I, both released our first pdf patterns.  To celebrate the launch of our patterns, we thought it would be fun to swap and create our own versions of each other's dresses...An, the Ruffle Top, and me, her Bubble Dress.  As soon as I received the pattern, I ordered some Michael Miller Madrona Road Wild Carrot Blue and waited as patiently as possible for it to arrive.

With An's beautiful photos and easy-to-follow instructions, it was a breeze to sew this dress in less than a couple hours.  I love how cleanly finished everything looks, to the point where it could almost be worn inside out and still look gorgeous!  It's fully lined (I used some sunny yellow cotton lawn) and has an easy-to-sew button closure in the back.  The pattern also includes the option of an adorable peter pan collar and includes sizes 1-6 years. 



Who wouldn't make one of these beautiful dresses, right?!


An is offering E&E readers the opportunity to pick up a copy of her pattern with a $1 discount!  Just use the code: ELEPHANTS  (expires Tuesday, April 23).

Or how about trying your luck winning a copy?  One lucky reader is going to win a copy of Straightgrain's Bubble Dress pattern!

It's no secret that I could hardly wait to see what An would make with my pattern using her mad skills and sense of style!  Head over to StraightGrain now to see An's stunning version of the Ruffle Top!  


To ENTER the giveaway to win StraightGrain's Bubble Dress pdf pattern, you must:
1.   Follow Elegance & Elephants 
OR
Like Elegance & Elephants on Facebook

2.  Leave a comment

3.  For an additional entry, follow or like StraightGrain

This giveaway will be open until Noon EST on Tuesday, April 23.

Looking forward to announcing the randomly chosen winner on Wednesday, April 24.

Good luck!



106 comments on "Pattern Swap with Straightgrain (and Giveaway CLOSED)"
  1. Love your ruffle a line dress. thank you for the change to win.

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  2. Thanks for the give away. Liked both on Facebook already.

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  3. I like E&E on FB and I love your choice of fabric for this dress. Gorgeous!

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  4. PS...I like StraightGrain on FB too!

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  5. Love the dress. would love to make this for my granddaughter.

    Tammy Lynn

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  6. This is an adorable dress! I follow on Facebook, and will certainly check out her page as well. Thank you!

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  7. Going to Like StraightGrain and follow her blog shortly, thank you for sharing!

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  8. Adorable! ! I love the fabric choice!!

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  9. Adorable dress! Now that I have a little girl I cannot wait to start sewing for her.

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  10. Gorgeous dress, love the fabric!
    I'm already following you both on Facebook and I would love to try this pattern.

    Ilse (ilse_van_rij@hotmail.com)

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  11. Adorable!! Thanks for the chance!! I like you on FB!

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  12. I also like StraightGrain on FB!! Thanks again to you both!!

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  13. BOTH patterns are great! Thanks for the chance to win! I have the ruffle top already and I might not be able to wait for the contest end to get my hands on the bubble dress--LOL!

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  14. Love both patterns!

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  15. I follow both blogs on FB!

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  16. Like you both on fb! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. This dress and fabric are beautiful! I like you both of fb!

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  18. I now follow you through bloglovin'. Great patterns!

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  19. I already follow straight grain through bloglovin'

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  20. this is adorable! i actually pattern tested this, so take me out of the running for the giveaway. But, just had to tell you how sweet your version is! i love the bubble dress :)

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  21. Such a cute pattern! mjalfano19 at gmail dot com

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  22. I liked Straight Grain on Facebook! mjalfano19 at gmail dot com

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  23. I follow your blog. I love the dress. Thanks for the give-away.

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  24. I follow Elegance and Elephants on facebook! mjalfano19 at gmail dot com

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  25. Gorgeous fabric combination!

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  26. LOVE! What a cute model, dress and pattern. I'll take all three!!! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  27. I liked straightgrain on facebook

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  28. I like and follow you and looove that dress! Blue with yellow is such a pretty combo!

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  29. I also follow straight grain and love her fabrics to :) ... I may be itching to fabric shop lol

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  30. Following E & E, cute dress...looks like it would be fun to make. I liked on Facebook too.

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  31. I follow both of you :) for a very long time... :P

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  32. Hi what a cute dress almost as cute as your daughter..... I like you on facebook.

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  33. I also liked Straight Grain on facebook.

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  34. I absolutely love that material! And the yellow lining is great! I'm a fan on FB and also a fan of Straight Grain on FB. Thanks!

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  35. I came here from Straight Grain but am your newest follower now! Love your blog!

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  36. I fell in love with the dress! I´ve been following You, now am following Straight Grain as well. And bought the fabric in 3 colours;)

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  37. I really love your version of the dress! It makes me want to try the pattern even more!
    I already follow you and Straight Grain via bloglovin.
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Greetings from Germany!

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  38. I like E&E on facebook as I eagerly await the release of your shorts pattern Ilove this little dress you have made from Straightgrain you have done a lovely job. And now I am off to find straight grain for a perusal and will be adding them to my likes on FB. Thanks for the opportunity !!

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  39. Oh so love that fabric. It's gorgeous. Love this dress!

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  40. e&e followed and liked... i LOVE this little dress! would be the perfect gift for my friend's adorable little girl!

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  41. Your two versions are great!
    I 'd love to win the pattern, of course!
    I follow you on fb (nick Soni Ost PE)

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  42. and also follow StraightGrain on fb (nick Soni Ost PE)
    thanks!

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  43. The dress is sooo pretty :)
    Follow E&E at facebook.com/tonimaree.fuller

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  44. Follow SG at facebook.com/tonimaree.fuller

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  45. I'm overdue on gifting a sweet girl with a dress. This would be perfect.

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  46. I'm a follower on Google friends and Bloglovin'

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  47. Also--I'm following Straight Grain, too.

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  48. What a neat idea to swap patterns!!! Great job, ladies....

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  49. I Like Elegance & Elephants on Facebook. I love the fabric that you used! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  50. The dress is so beautiful Love your choice of fabric. Gorgeous.

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  51. How darling! Love the fabric you chose.

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  52. I follow you and love your dress, the fabric is beautiful.

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  53. Oh, this is incredibly sweet...I really LOVE this fabric! It works perfectly with this pattern. Adorable!
    ~Monica

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  54. So cute and I love this fabric too!

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  55. i have been wanting to learn how to make the bubble dress. this one is really cute. thanks for this chance.

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  56. i follow you by newsletter & like your ideas too.

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  57. like straight grain on f.b., also love this fabric.

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  58. I follow you:) The fabric you picked is perfect for this dress - really, it's just so pretty.

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  59. I like straight grain on fb.

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  60. Liked both E&E and StaightGrain on Facebook ...You are so talented and I love everything you make! Thank you for this giveaway.

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  61. I like E & E on Facebook and your version of the bubble dress is gorgeous. Thanks for the chance to win this pattern.

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  62. I like Straightgrain's Facebook and her version of your ruffle dress, adorable!

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  63. I started following your blog, as to An's Straight Grain, I am already a follower. I really love your version of the bubble dress, it make me want the pattern even more! I would be thrilled to win a copy, so I can try to make a version of the dress, hopefully as beautiful as yours!

    Annika Morchner

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  64. that's adorable! I have a similar pattern that goes up to 24 months. this would let me make big sister dresses too!

    tickledpeep (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  65. I follow SG on FB and via email. :) have for a while now. :)

    tickledpeep (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  66. and I follow E&E via facebook and email.

    tickledpeep (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  67. Your version of the dress is adorable! I would love to make one for my daughter.
    Isabel A. (isabel_mbpp@hotmail.com)

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  68. I follow E&E by email.
    Isabel A. (isabel_mbpp@hotmail.com)

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  69. I follow Straightgrain by email.
    Isabel A. (isabel_mbpp@hotmail.com)

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  70. Following and liking Elegance & Elephants already!

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  71. following Elegance & Elephants !
    Anneleen

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  72. and off course following Straightgrain :-)
    Anneleen

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  73. Oh my gosh! Amazing! I love this dress!

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  74. And following and liking E&E

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  75. would love to win - thanks
    following E&E

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  76. I'm in love with this fabric! I got it for a quilt back. I also love that it's lined in that yellow! beautiful!

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  77. Would love to win this gorgeous pattern

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  78. following all.... Love the dress. hope I win!

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  79. I like straightgrain on Facebook too!

    Heidi

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  80. I like straightgrain on facebook too.

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  81. Thanks for the giveaway! I liked Straightgrain on FB too.

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  82. I follow Elegance & Elephants...I've liked you on Facebook & I'd love the pattern...thanks!

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  83. I follow both ways. I love that blue fabric. Cute!

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  84. I follow StraightGrain on facebook.

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  85. Follow, liked, and love this adorable dress!

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