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9.20.2009

Twirly-Whirly Dress Showcase and GIVEAWAY!!!



Another refashion-- the Twirly-Whirly Dress! It is made from a women's tiered skirt. The tutorial will be posted later tonight. I have made, ummm, four of them (hey, I do have 3 girls, ya know!). And here are the pictures (the giveaway is at the bottom of the post!!):




















The giveaway is for the black dress only. It would fit probably about size 5 to maybe even a size 7 or 8. It is made from an upcycled women's skirt. To win, all you need to do is leave me a comment. If you want an extra chance to win, post about the giveaway on your blog and leave me another comment with a link. Want one more chance? Visit my Etsy store here and come back and leave another comment telling me your favorite vintage pattern. Giveaway will end next Sunday, Sept 30 at 12:00 noon. Good luck!


PS I may be selling the brown Twirly-Whirly Dress in my Etsy shop soon-- if you are interested!

66 comments:

Tranquility said...

Those dresses are beautiful! I love the twirly-whirly-ness of all of them! :)

I've posted about your giveaway on my blog and linked back to you: http://steintranquility.blogspot.com/2009/09/brown-paper-packages-twirly-whirly.html

Tranquility said...

Oh, I'm not following the rules properly - I guess I was supposed to break that last one up into two comments. But here is the second. ;)

Tranquility said...

My favorite vintage pattern at your store is the: 1960s Squaredancing Centennial Costume! What FUN!

Digital Misfit said...

Beautiful dresses! I have LOTS of tiered skirts, so I am sure I could spare a few to make dresses for my niece and my friends' daughters.
I would love to win the black twirly whirly dress for one of the sweet little girls in my life.
hugs
Heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Digital Misfit said...

You have so many charming vintage patterns! I love the 1960s Simple Sleeveless Dress Pattern Size 12 Simplicity 4429. It has the perfect timeless and classic silhouette.
Also had a giggle at the fun wizard costume. That would be a fun gift to make for a friend of mine with whom I have a running wizard joke.
heidig@gmail.com

Kelly O. said...

OOOH!
I love love love the 1950's formal wiggle dress!!!
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27449242

It reminds me of Doris Day! I was so born in the wrong era (I'm only 30) but this pattern would be so fun!

Kelly O. said...

These dresses are amazingly cute! Can't wait for the tutorial!
thanks for the chance to win--my daughter would just love it!

Vindiciti said...

Gorgeous dresses! My daughter has matter-of-factly told me that she HAS to have one. She's super-girly like that.

Vindiciti said...

My favorite at your shop has to be the 1960s Women's Collared Dress Full or Slim Skirt Size 16 McCalls 5251 UNCUT. If I was still a size 16, I'd so get it to make the Full Skirt version. It's gorgeous!! My favorite style of dress!

Ariane said...

I just love the dresses. They look amazing. Such a great way to upcycle clothing. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

These are adorable. It's a great use of once trendy women's clothes. You're models are stunning little beauties! By the way, your photography is great. My mom is a photographer and she would love those shots.

Bec Clarke said...

That is so gorgeous, my little girl won't be big enough for quite a few years but my cousin has a little girl the right size and I know she would give it back when they are finished with it.

Michelle said...

So I just wrote up a little thing on my blog about your giveaway and brand spankin new tute. I pulled one of your pics, and cited you for creds. Hope that's cool, if not drop me a line and I'll remove it. Check it out and make sure you approve :)

www.lagamorphlounge.blogspot.com

Lexie said...

Umm I have the cutest nieces in the world!! Love those dresses! Save some for your future Hogan nieces!

~julee~ said...

VERY cute way to upcycle a tiered skirt! Thanks for the tutorial & giveaway!

Care said...

I want! I want!!!

Your tutorial sounds so fun and simple! I can't wait to try it out!! Time to go thrifting.......

Care said...

In your etsy shop, I like McCalls 5251 -- It's just so classic!

Lola Jo said...

What a beautiful dress and wonderful tutorial! My daughter would love these! Thank you!

Tringali Family said...

Pick me please!! I love it! You are so talented. Where did you buy the womens skirts?

Tringali Family said...

My favorite pattern is 1960s Womens V-neck back Full Skirt Back Dress. Women just looked so elegant in this dress back than!

mamaTAVE said...

What a great idea. Your girls look adorable, and I know mine would love to twirl around in that dress! How fun.

Tringali Family said...

Ok Leisel, I did it! I am not quite sure how to make a link on my blog but I did put your site in for all to check out! Great sewing job and I love your tutorial...I will admit that elastic string scares me!

mamaTAVE said...

Blogged it at:
http://mamatave.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaway-twirly-whirly-dress.html

The Wynn Family said...

I know I have said this many times but you are amazing! I love those dresses.

Candace said...

I love it, great job! Enter me.

S said...

Oooooo! I love! Will have another project to add to my ridiculously long list! Thank you from the bottom of my crafty heart!

Nova said...

Cute! And you made this from an old skirt?!

Wills and Tessa said...

Cute! Thanks for the chance...

Wills and Tessa said...

1990s Skirt and Suit Top Womens Pattern Size 12,14,16 See and Sew 5768 UNCUT...mostly because I CAN'T believe it is actually from the 90s!

Grand Pooba said...

Wow. Me want! Not for me of course, I'm one size too big for that dress but it would fit my neice perfectly!

(Stopped by from Tranquility's blog!)

Thanks for letting me enter!

Grand Pooba said...

Just visited your etsy shop! I love the Breakfast At Tiffany's look!


1960s Simple Sleeveless Dress Pattern Size 12 Simplicity 4429

charlie said...

Girl, you were sent from heaven, I know for sure!!! I am learning to sew for my grandaughter and she is such a girlie girl and this, to say the least, would totally be on her radar. I have been eyeing some patterns prior to finding your blog, but so afraid to try this. I would so love to be able to give this to Paige, my little
"Bella".

I am so glad to have found you, I love your site. You are one talented lady, thank you for sharing with all of us. I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time here, learning how to make things for my grandaughter.

Lacey Bates said...

They are so cute and way to go on all of this. And you got your store up and going, go you!!

Oh, I'm entering by the way! Where do you get all the cute shoes too?

Lacey Bates said...

I have to say I do love the 1960s Girls Child Sleeveless Dress pattern. Never thought I'd like that style but it looks cute and you could change it up some.

Lacey Bates said...

And here is a post about your giveaway
http://joshbatesfam.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaway-giveaway-giveaway.html

You're so cute Leisel!!!

The Sewing Dork said...

If I were a little girl, I'd be doing some serious twirling in that skirt. It's fabulous!

JJ said...

I would love to have one of those beautiful dresses! Who doesn't love a big twirly skirt. I hope they are easy to make so that if I don't win, I can at least try and create one for my girls! You are so creative!

Eric & Amy said...

Gorgeous! I want one!
eagorg at gmail dot com

Eric & Amy said...

I liked:
1960s Dress or Top Mail Order Pattern Size 12.5 4500 UNCUT

Amy G.

Reynolds11103 said...

1940s Juniors Pinafore Spaghetti Strap Dress Size 14 McCall 6073 UNUSED
Is a GORGEOUS pattern~ LOVE it!!

Reynolds11103 said...

These are amazing dresses!! My girls would LOVE them!!

Reynolds11103 said...

I am blogging about this giveaway!!
buggiedoodles.blogspot.com

Taylor Family- Moses Lake, WA said...

Too cute!! Thanks for the chance to win, it would be adorable on my youngest.

The Burkinshaws said...

I wan to win so so bad that dress is amazing. I am so in awe at women with talent like yours!

Tanner ♥ Chaya said...

That dress is so CUTE!

susan marie designs said...

These dresses are so lovely! And what a great idea for upcycling. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

susan marie designs said...

Here is my favorite pattern from your shop (love it!):
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27449242

I thought it was pretty wild that on this pattern, from the 50's, it lists a 32" bust and 25" waist as a size 12! I'd have to adjust the pattern up a few sizes...but it's so simple and pretty!

Ashley said...

This dress is just adorable!! I love it!

Erin said...

oh those are adorable!

ERIN lee said...

i linked from my blog. www.bornagainmomma.blogspot.com

stephanie garcia said...

Love it! So sweet.

Cherry Blossoms said...

These are SO adorable! My daughter would love to twirl, and twirl, and twirl!

CherryBlossomsDesign AT hotmail

Peace Sweet Peas said...

I really like the dresses but especially the setting where you've done the photoshoot.

Peace Sweet Peas said...

linked
http://peacesweetpeas.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

I LOVE those dresses!! Hannah loves them too. She said "How does she have a pretty dress?" She was probably thinking "Why doesn't my mom make me one?" and was just trying to be nice :)

Lisa said...

I just posted about the giveaway.

http://rainytuesdaymornings.blogspot.com/

Lisa said...

I used to own this pattern! "1990s Skirt and Suit Top Womens Pattern Size 12,14,16 See and Sew 5768 UNCUT"

Since Hannah and I are reading the Wizard of OZ, I love that pattern, but my favorite is the 1960s Midriff Intrest Dress Pattern Size 16 Butterick 8932 UNCUT

The Gorbys said...

I love these dresses!

The Gorbys said...

my favorite pattern is 1970s Halter Top Palazzo Pants Vintage Pattern Simplicity 5355 Size 12 UNCUT. Love those big pants!

lace said...

Fantastic dresses. I have 2 little nieces who love to twirl and would love this dress. I'm going to have to see what I can upcycle for them from my closet.

Debb said...

I know a little girl who would love to twirl... the dresses are so cute and nice to see you redo other items ...

thanks

janil said...

My 5 years daughetr would lov it!!!!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

janil said...

I love BOGO1/2 Sale 1940s Three Piece Playsuit Pattern Skirt Midriff Top Simplicity 4321 UNCUT !!!

cal_rubies at yahoo dot es

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Casey Marie said...

OHHHHH, totally my favorite so far! Still looking though, ;)
I think you might be my new hero!

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