New Pattern Release and Giveaway (CLOSED)!!!!! The Out for Lunch Dress

Yay yay yay!!!!! I’m so glad to be able to release this pattern now! Without further ado, I present the Out for Lunch Dress:

As always, I was inspired to make this dress for my daughter and decided to go ahead and create a pattern.

The pattern is for sizes 18 months – 8 and is designed to be about knee length for most.
Chest Height

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{circle skirt option and shoulder bows}

There are two skirt options, circle and gathered, and there are instructions on how to create the shoulder bows. The dress is created with an elastic waistband for an easy fit.

The instructions are 30 pages, full of lots of pictures to help. My pattern testers help ensure that it is written well and is as easy as possible to understand for even beginner sewers. It is emailed in PDF format and comes with three attachments: instructions, pattern pieces, and a Happy Together Pattern’s Sewing Reference to help beginners understand sewing terms (also full of pictures).

{gathered skirt option}

{photo courtesy of Nina at Intentional Moments}

I had a lot of fun using up fabric from my stash to create the three dresses I did, but let me tell you what. My pattern testers blew it out of the water!!!! I think they did fantastic jobs. I want them to make my daughters dresses! lol Here is their creations:

From Nicole Scott of Cole’s Corner and Creations:

{Circle Skirt Option}

From Corey of Living and Loving Every Moment of It:

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{Gathered Skirt Option}

From Beth of From the Hive and Mama Bee Designs:

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{Circle Skirt Option}
{Gathered Skirt Option}

From Micalah, the creator of Project Run and Play:

{Circle Skirt Option}

From Dixielee:

Out For Lunch Dress

For those of you who cannot wait, I have a few patterns listed in my Etsy shop.

And for those of you who would like to win a copy, I’m giving away 3!!!! Two here on the blog and 1 on the Facebook fan page.

To enter, just leave a comment. That’s it!

Please make sure to include your email address if it isn’t linked to your profile. Otherwise I can’t get a hold of you if you win.


Now I leave you with a “trash the dress” session we had impromptu ;)

(It cleaned up fine though :) lol

PS: Someone usually wants to know, so if you are interested in testing patterns, please email me with some pictures (or links to) of things you have sewn. Also let me know what you are interested in sewing. Thanks!

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  1. says

    That is a totally delighful dress!!! So fresh and inspired. Icecream sundae anyone?

    You have my email ;)

    P.S. If you ever do any boys designs I am totally intersted in being a pattern tester. :)

  2. says

    What a sweet little dress. I have one who would love the circle skirt option, and one who would do better with the gathered option. Funny how that works out, but this is cool, both options are included!

  3. says

    Ohhh Pick me. Found your site today & your style is right up my alley. Best of luck to you with your blog & Etsy shop. I’ll be following for sure now :) Cute Cuteness!

  4. says

    What a cute dress!!! Would love to try it out. Thanks for a chance to win!!!
    Can’t wait to see more of your patterns….please design some with sleeves too!

    garynbrina (at) hotmail (dot) (com)

  5. says

    Super cute dress! I am sure my nieces would look so chic in it! Love all the pictures of the variations of the pattern! I make handbags, diaper bags, and just started on little dresses!

  6. VintageNeedle says

    They are just beautiful. I would love to sew one and I always consider the more pages the more detail instructions.

  7. says

    What a cute dress!! I would love a copy to make some for my daughter and niece! Thanks for the great giveaway!!


  8. says

    Since having my daughter I have become obsessed with little girl dresses and sewing…not that I am any good at the latter, but this pattern might give me the opportunity to improve.

  9. Anonymous says

    ooh, this would be a fun thing to make my little one, and FUN baby gifts!!


  10. says

    my lil’one needs some girlie stuff in her wardrobe of shorts, shorts, shorts and tees, this will fit the bill…thanks becky
    bpbajona (at) maltanet dot net

  11. says

    This pattern is beautiful. I don’t have a daughter but I love sewing for little girls anyway. Maybe one day I will get a niece… fingers crossed.

  12. says

    Aw I would love to make this dress for my girls!! I’m sewing again, so I’m sure I’d be happy to read all of your instructions – bring it 30 pages!! Very very lovely dress!!


  13. says

    Oh my gosh! What an adorable pattern!!!! I just love the circle skirt option but think each of the other options are just as cute. My granddaughter would love one of these.

  14. says

    Adore this pattern and your blog, so glad I found you, thanks to coles corner creations. I just love sewing blogs so I was excited to go through yours. Please add me to the give away (crossing my fingers)

  15. Anonymous says

    Love the dresses!! They are all adorable!
    I have been wanting to make a circle skirt… sure, why not a circle dress!

    mrserb (at) excite (dot) com


  16. says

    Sweet- my girls would love this dress . . . I would happily read through your pattern! I would love to win this: andreajtuttle at gmail dot com! Thanks for the chance!

  17. Emily W says

    Oh lovely!!!! :) My sisters and thier friends will look GORGEOUS in this!!! :)

  18. Anonymous says

    I know there isn’t much chance of me wining but I had to have a go!
    Absolutely gorgeous dress, I really want to make me girlie a dress but am a little nervous….gotta do it at some point
    Allie x

  19. says

    Adorable!!! I am happy to hear you’ve got 30 pages of fully-explained (and photographed) instructions – sounds like even I could do this one :) I’ve never tried to make such a super cute dress, but oh boy I’m willing to try it!!!

  20. says

    Love the dress and it looks like a fun project to take on! I am trying to get it in gear and sew more for my lil miss, this is just our style.

    passion268 at hotmail dot com

  21. says

    This is an adorable dress. I love it. I could make all kinds of dress for my little girl and her friends, that all wear dress all the time.

  22. says

    obviously I am too late for this giveaway, but where can I purchase the book? I’m not even sure how I came about your blog, but I am LOVING it!! You seriously make me want to go buy a sewing machine. like, now! This just may be my new favorite blog!

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