Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April already?

Wow! Where did March go? Seriously, it just flew by for me! I've spent the last couple of weeks totally fixated on finishing my latest eBook. I did take a break last weekend to attend an incredible workshop hosted by Jennifer Paganelli. What a dream that was! I had an absolute blast sitting in her sunny living room, making a big mess and soaking up creative energy. It was beyond inspiring, and it was such a treat to spend time with Jennifer and all of the other wonderful attendees.

I know I promised a sneak peak of the new eBook (it must still be March somewhere), so without further ado, here it is:


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The eBook is called Precious Dresses, and it includes patterns and detailed instructions for making classic dresses with lots of options. The bodice can be empire or natural-waist length, and can be made sleeveless or with puffed sleeves. You can add a Peter Pan collar, ties, or a sweet little apron. I am so thrilled with the pictures of the adorable little models! I'll be sharing lots more of them when the eBook is finished. We couldn't leave baby brother out, so he is in a Festive Vest and Easy-Fits. The gorgeous fabric is from the Darla line by Tanya Whelan.

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The dress fastens in the back with buttons. They are hidden within a placket, so you don't have to worry about making perfect buttonholes. You can even use snaps as an alternative - no one will know :) . I'm still working on some of the details, but hopefully the eBook will be finished up and available early next week. I'm going back in to work mode right now!

16 comments:

Courtney said...

WHOOO HOOOO! Carla I LOVE them!!! And, the pictures are so cute! Can not wait to get the eBook in my hands!!!! Need any testers? LOL!

I feel the same way about March! Where did it go?

littlebuttercups said...

How SweeT! Just too darling for words! Can't wait to get my hands on this one!

Not sure we really had a March this year! It all seems a blur to me! : )

Char said...

Very cute! What's the size range?

Mindy said...

That is just toooo cute! LOVe all of the fabric choices!

Carla Hegeman Crim said...

Thanks so much for the sweet comments!

Char - this one goes from sizes 0-10!

Carla Hegeman Crim said...

...and there will be a matching doll pattern, of course :) .

Sahmy said...

I can't wait! The apron option is wonderful!

Anna said...

I am so excited! Love the sneak peek!

Tom said...

Love it! Glad to see a doll pattern mentioned too!

Dana said...

Love it! I'm especially happy that it goes to a size 10. My oldest daughter is suddenly in an 8 and a lot of the cute, boutique patterns only go up to a 6!

Blessings--
Dana

...t. said...

YAY!!! I am SO excited Carla!! It is everything we've come to expect from our Scientific Seamstress. Versatile,timeless and above all thoughtless (for reals, yo, I'm so excited to get to use my new KAM snap pliers...I hate buttons!! LOL)

BTW I LOVER those fabrics too!!! It would be a fabulous EASTER dress....
...t.

Three Prince Designs said...

So cute!!! Adorable

Carlotta said...

Oh those dresses are just gorgeous! I can't wait till you're all done so I can get this e-book.
~Tootles for now!

Carrie steffe said...

Carla you are so talented! The kids loved modeling for you! And I didn't need a drink after the group shot either believe it or not!

Jodie said...

Hi there, love the dresses!
I've given you a blog award :) You can read about it here:
http://jodiedavidson.blogspot.com/2009/04/well-this-was-surprise.html

wondermommy said...

These are gorgeous Carla! I'm off to get the ebook now. My husband and I were watching the Sound of Music and he saw a puffy sleeved dress and said I need to make one for daughter...this pattern is perfect.

I am so jealous you got to attend Jennifer's workshop...I wish I lived close enough :)