A few weeks ago we were contacted by Jenny from Seamingly Smitten, she had read about Create H.O.P.E Designs at Hopeful Threads and was moved to contribute our newest pattern, Carolina Coast Dress! After a happy dance that included a cartwheel (no, not really, but I USED to be able to do cartwheels), I replied with a big ol’ “welcome to the party!” and then I quickly thanked God for once again sending one of His golden girls our way. We are beyond thrilled to welcome this lovely, talented person on board. Here’s what Jenny has to say about herself…
“I’m Jenny Hall and the creator and designer behind Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns. Seamingly Smitten was started as a desire to help other moms learn to sew boutique clothing for their children, even if they are a beginner. When I was just learning to sew I simply could not understand the directions on standard tissue paper patterns and it was discouraging. I started creating my own patterns, drawing out my own designs and filling notebooks with ideas and sewing steps to create each outfit. I’m a visual learner and needed more pictures, not drawings, more descriptions, step-by-step directions and hints along the way as I sewed. I absolutely love creating and sewing clothing for my little boy, girl and myself! Once I started sewing for my children, people would stop me and ask where I bought their outfits. My reply would always be, “I made my own pattern.” After making so many of my own patterns I thought I would share my sewing love with all of you by creating PDF sewing patterns for beginners for women and children! Seamingly Smitten sewing pattern company began in April 2011 as a desire to help others learn to sew. Now it is my soul’s passion and our sewing pattern collection is growing as we speak!”
Here’s some info about her fabulous, super cute and easy pattern, The Carolina Coast Dress…
Are you looking for a spring and summer dress for your little girl that is light and airy and fun to wear? Does she love wearing anything with ruffles and bows? Then this dress is perfect for you! The Carolina Coast Dress features a ruffle around the top, a coordinating panel along the bottom, halter straps or regular straps and ties in a large bow in the back! Let your creativity shine when you sew a Carolina Coast Dress by mixing fabrics, colors, prints and solids. You can use up to 4 different fabrics that you love (for the straps, bottom panel, top ruffle, and the dress)! Dig through that fabric stash of yours and get sewing!
The Carolina Coast Dress
is for girls ages 6 mo.-8 yrs. The Carolina Coast Dress for girls sewing pattern features 39 photo illustrations and tutorial style instructions to help you create a darling ruffled dress! (Dimensions are provided for the dress, straps and ruffles – no paper pattern pieces included that rip or tear.) You can purchase your copy here
Jenny has an etsy store, where she sells her downloadable PDF patterns. Personally, I love the fact that she creates patterns for women! I bought her Miss Mod Top pattern, though I haven’t had time to make it up yet, I’ve browsed the pattern and it’s very well written, loaded with step by step pics, it should go together in a snap! Below are just a few of the many designs she offers….
In celebration of Jenny’s launch into Create H.O.P.E Designs, she is hosting a giveaway! Three lucky winners will receive their choice of 3 patterns! Receive 1 entry for doing EACH one of the following:
#3…Write on my Jenny’s facebook wall with which patterns you would love to sew.
#4…Receive 5 entries for purchasing her Carolina Coast Dress! (you do not need to leave 5 comments for this, I will keep track for you and make sure you get your entries all in)
THIS GIVEAWAY WILL CLOSE MONDAY APRIL 2!
Thank you Jenny, you’re an answer to many, many prayers. We are absolutely thrilled to add you to our growing team of designers! The children of China and Bulgaria are so blessed to have you looking out for them in a such a generous way. As a designer, I understand the time and resources it takes to create and launch a pattern. Jenny, like all our designers will receive nothing for her pattern, 100% of all the money collected is sent on to some beautiful children who continue to wait and need a little help on their journey’s to a forever home.
Remember you are everything to someone with nothing!