First off I want to thank Amy for allowing me to represent Brownie-Goose in the Few of My Favorite Things Holiday Blog Tour. Brownie-Goose along with 6 other Pattern designers have teamed up to Share a few favorite patterns along with Giveaways and some discounts.
So I want to start this off with a little story… Something that will make you laugh, I hope!
When I was deciding on what fabric to chose for the blog tour, Amy shared with me her next pattern, Lennon, which is a vintage styled dress or Top. At first I was at a loss as to what fabric to choose. I looked on Etsy and several of my favorite fabric shops but nothing was just right. One morning I was searching thru my fabric closet for another project when I found this large Red and White Gingham fabric my Mother had passed down to me. Perfect, I don’t have to buy anything and it is vintage! I could not be more happy, or SO I thought! Well, about a week ago I was walking through Walmart to grab a zipper to finish up my Lennon. I had both kids with me which means constant trips to the bathroom. I had to walk down the fabric aisle to get to the restroom and THERE IT WAS! The SAME Red Gingham FABRIC! It suddenly all came back. It didn’t come from my mom, I had purchased this fabric 5 yrs ago (is that still count as vintage? just kidding) for my daughter’s birthday party. WORST memory ever! My immediate thought was, I can’t tell these ladies that I use Walmart fabric , I will never work again in this town. Should I take it to my grave or should I tell? Well… Hi. My name is Alexis and I used Walmart Fabric. There I said it! Please don’t stop talking to me :0 . Ok, Ok, it is all said and done and now we can move on…
Since the Fabric is thin I backed it with Heavier Solid white fabric by RJR Fabrics. I serged the Red Gingham and White Solid together before I stitched it up!
The Lennon Pattern is a dress or a top. The dress features a zipper closure- don’t freak out by the zipper, Amy does an amazing job teaching you how to install an invisible zipper. The Top features a button closure. You can make the Lennon in several different substrates like wovens or knit. Per the directions Pleats hold better with heavier weight fabric.
The Best Part is that Amy is Hosting a Cyber Monday Sale. Everything in the shop is 30% off-No code needed!!! Don’t Walk, Run to Brownie-Goose to snag your Lennon Pattern and every pattern your BG heart wants!!
I LOVE the Vintage style and those PLEATS!
OK! Here is the Really BEST part…
You can also sign up for a chance to WIN the Lennon Pattern by Brownie-Goose
a Rafflecopter giveaway
You don’t want to miss out of all the Giveaways and Discounts
Follow along with us all week (I will update each day with a link- so follow my blog to stay updated)
Alexis Wright/ Brownie-Goose
Jessica Stewart/Izzy and Ivy – http://snickerdoodlestew.com/girls-in-white-dresses/
Elizabeth Daugherty Whitehurst/LilyGiggle: http://lilygiggle.com/favorite-things-holiday-blog-tour/
Kara Orr/Jocole: http://jocole.blogspot.com/2014/12/merry-and-bright.html
Tameka Murrell/Ellie Inspired: http://www.ellieinspired.com/blog/2014/12/05/a-few-of-my-favorite-things/
Sarah Hancock Unthank/Greenstyle
Raedene Samuel Averitt/Little Lizard King: http://littlelizardking.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-few-of-our-favorite-things-blog-tour.html
Someone was begging to be in the pictures 😉
8 thoughts on “Few of My Favorite Things Holiday Blog Tour and Giveaway”
I love, love, love this this. The collar is amazing, it is a great update to a dress that brings me back to my childhood.
This is extremely cute. I won’t tell about Wal-Mart! 🙂
Beautiful dress, I particularly love the collar. Never seen one like that before. I will immediately Pin it to my ‘Collars’ board on Pinterest. And if I ever pass a Walmart, I’m heading right in.
That dress is perfection! I love both the pattern design and the fabric you chose… perfect!
Alexis, I have to tell you I am so jealous of your fabric choices. Every time I see a dress that you make I want it. 🙂
Awe 🙂 Thank you so much!!