Monday, August 4, 2014

Saudade Sundress: FREE pattern release and GIVE-AWAY

Do you remember this little dress? In the past few weeks, I've been working hard on drawing a free pattern in sizes 1-10 years for this dress. Today, it is finally online, more specifically over at Sew Mama Sew.



This version is made in some brand new fabrics from Birch: Acorn Trail by Teagan White. You can also make the dress without the pleating in the front, by simply using the front bodice lining pattern for the main front.

I called the pattern the Saudade Sundress. "Saudade" is a Portuguese word for feelings of nostalgia and melancholia, of longing for a person, place or time that has passed. Like the Summer days in which dresses like these can be worn...
The name was suggested to me by Rita from Conversas de Hermanas when I was actually looking for a name for my upcoming baby dress pattern. Thank you, Rita! Saudade is also the title of a beautiful pop song, Saudade by the Belgian band Arsenal (check it out here, you'll love it!). 

The give-away
You can win a $60 voucher from FabricWorm by using the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

Enter the giveaway

35 comments:

  1. weer zo'n prachtpatroontje en dan wel zomaar weggegeven <3
    ga me er een van de volgende dagen aanzetten!

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  2. love this pattern! I hope to try it sometimes soon! thank you for the giveaway!

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  3. Thank you for your hard work! Such a beautiful dress. And you just have the best names for your patterns. Saudade, what a beautiful meaning.

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  4. Thank you! I just realized I used your bubble pattern for my bigger girl a year or so ago! <3

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  5. Thank you! That's a lovely pattern!

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  6. It's so beautiful! Thank you!!
    And as usual, your name selection is flawless, Saudade is the most special Portuguese word :)

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  7. Thank you for so generously sharing yet another gorgeous pattern! I know it must take an incredible amount of work to prepare a pattern across multiple sizes!

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  8. Adorable! I might make one of these tomorrow. ;)

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  9. I love this little dress and only wish I had little girls for whom to sew. But I do sew for dolls, so maybe I will convert it to a doll's dress.

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  10. Lovely ... I can see my girls wearing this lovely dress this summer (we are still in winter here in Oz, so plenty of time to get sewing!) I tried entering the rafflecopter, but it wouldn't let me enter?

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  11. oh, super! Jammer dat mijn naaimachine niet mee mag op vakantie...nu zal ik geduld moeten hebben om het patroontje ook eens te kunnen uittesten

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  12. Heel mooi! Die ga ik volgende zomen zeker voor de meisjes maken. M

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  13. I'm longing for the summer all year round... So saudade is such a good fit for this beautiful sundress!!! Can't wait to get started!

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  14. Heel leuk kleedje voor onze kleindochter. Toffe give away.

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  15. Wauw, zo'n mooi patroontje en een give-away! Ik doe zeker mee!

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  16. pretty! what a lot of work. thank you:))

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  17. Thank you for this free pattern, that is so generous!

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  18. Such an awesome pattern, An! And how very generous of you! <3

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  19. Love the pleating. Can't wait to use it on a dress for my little peanut!

    http://sewingforpeanuts.wordpress.com/

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  20. waar kan ik het patroontje downloaden?

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    1. De link naar de instructies vind je hierboven (of hier: http://www.sewmamasew.com/2014/08/saudade-sun-dress-top/) en daarin vind je een link naar het pdf-patroon (of hier: http://www.sewmamasew.com/august2014/Saudade.pdf)

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  21. I really love all the dresses you sew for Norah and I will definitely give the Saudade Dress a try (like tonight!) -- just one question as I'm thinking about omitting the back closure: Did you include it for fitting reasons or is it just a feature to make the design more interesting?
    Thanks a lot for a quick reply AND all the work you put into this free pattern!
    Annika (from Germany)

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    1. Thanks Annika! And no fitting reasons for the back - I just like it that way :-) If you prefer overlap and buttons (as in my colorblocked sundress) just add, for example, 0.75 cm to thecenter edge of the back, and you'll have a 1.5 cm overlap :-)

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  22. Thank you for this free pattern. It's so beautiful dress!

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  23. Waw, wat een prachtpatroontje. Dat zal hier zeker getest worden.

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  24. So beautiful dress!
    thank you for this nice giveaway!
    fingers c'rossed!

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  25. Super cute pattern, thank you for the chance to win.

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  26. So cute! All three of my nieces need aunty to make them these dresses! Thank you!!!

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  27. Thank you for this very generous gesture, a proper nice pattern available for free, and the tutorial is great (love the fact that you don't have to change thread all the time !!) Thank you, we are very lucky !

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  28. So cute! ~ can't wait to start!! Thanks for the giveaway : )

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  29. Thank you so much for sharing, I just love this latest new dress, it will look lovely on my grandaughters.

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  30. Thank you for your generosity! I'm Portuguese and I was so surprised and happy to find the word- so melodic and meaningful- you chose to name this great pattern

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  31. Thank you so very much for sharing your beautiful pattern!

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  32. Love the model! *grin* wish I had a girl to dress up-thank goodness for lots of friends. Love to surprise others with a handmade goody! Thanks for the giveaway and pattern you're so sweet! and talented....

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  33. Adorable dress; great giveaway. Thank you for sharing!

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