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Louisa Dress Review and Giveaway

Tuesday, June 24, 2014



Recently, I had the pleasure of sewing Compagnie-M's Louisa Dress pattern.  As expected, Marte has done a fantastic job with this pattern, I can wholeheartedly recommend it.

What I was immediately drawn to was the unique design with those functional pockets on the front, which ended up being my daughter's favourite part, too.  I also love the pairing of modern with vintage design which Marte does so well.

Clear instructions, well-lit photographs, and a well-made garment inside and out is what you'll get with this pattern.

The Details:

One change I made, was to cut the lower back piece on the fold instead of cutting two, in order to avoid interrupting the beautiful design of the fabric.  I also couldn't find an invisible zipper as long as the one recommended in the pattern.  But it's invisible, you hardly notice how short it is, right?! 








The beautiful vintage looking fabric that added so much to this dress is a cotton poplin from l'oiseau*.  Unfortunately, it's no longer available, but l'oiseau has plenty of other gorgeous poplins in stock.

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How about the opportunity to win your own copy of this fabulous pattern?  Marte is generously offering it to one lucky reader!


On another note, I wanted to also mention that this was the first photo shoot we did after I read Alida's new ebook Style that Kid.  What a difference it made on pretty much everything I did!  We had so much more fun, too, because of Alida's valuable suggestions.  I highly recommend you check it out!  (and I'm not receiving anything for the plug...just wanted to tell you how much I genuinely enjoyed Style that Kid!)


12 comments on "Louisa Dress Review and Giveaway"
  1. Love your pictures and that floral.

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  2. I love both the dress and the pictures soooo much! Thanks for sewing my Louisa dress Heidi! M

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  3. Absolutely darling! Love the fabrics you've chosen too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. so, so beautiful. i have a casual lady top with the knit version of this print. love it so much. btw the pics with the rainboots are amazing! perfection!

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  5. What a beautiful version of the Louisa dress - I'm in love with the floral print you've used (it's perfect!)!

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  6. Great dress, but those curls are amazing!!!

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  7. Just lovely, Heidi! You have a way of making my fabrics sing!

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  8. Thank you for sharing Heidi.
    I know a 2yoa whom would be almost as adorable as yours in the dress.
    Your fabric selection is tops!

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  9. I love your version of this dress. Tomorrow I'm sharing a peek at how Alida's book helped me!

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  10. This dress is just perfection! I love the fabric choice and your photos are stunning as well!

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