The SLPCO Holiday Blog Tour



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TGIF Guys!

Today is my stop on The Simple Life Pattern Company Blog Tour. I’m one of the last stops, so if you haven’t been following from the start of the tour, be sure to check out the bloggers and their amazing makes, I can guarantee you’ll get some inspiration for your holiday sews. Also note, at the end of my blog post you’ll find the blogger tour links, a GIVEAWAY and pattern SALE info! ;) – It’ll be like Christmas came early! lol

Harts Fabric was a gracious sponsor of the blog tour and I opted for this gorgeous Glimmer Organic Yarn Dyed Broadcloth Gold. What’s a holiday dress without some glimmer right?!

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Unfortunately this color is no longer in stock, but you can find a lighter champagne color HERE with the same glimmer! Also in the color ICE and PEARL.

Truth be told, Holiday sews are one of my favorite kind of sews because its the perfect excuse to sew up something fancy. If you’ve been following my blog long enough, you know I’m a sucker for vintage styles, clean finishes and using invisible zippers over any other type of closure, and the PEARL Zipper Top and Dress fit the bill perfectly!

The Pearl Zipper Top and Dress is the perfect mix of elegance and sass. It features a gorgeous gem neckline, a lined bodice, gorgeous puff sleeves, sleeve shirring, and zipper closure. Choose from tank top style, short sleeves and long sleeves. You also have a few skirt options. Top or dress length and both lengths include a simple skirt or a ruffle skirt option.

For a little extra oomph, I added some gold trim I had in my stash around the bodice and the sleeves.

The Pearl Dress PDF Pattern by Simple Life Pattern Company sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

Before I show you the full body shots, let me just share that the following photos are from an entirely second photo shoot, just BECAUSE OF SHOES! lol

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Yep, a whole new set of pictures happened because I found these adorable jelly shoes in the closet while I was taking out our fall gear. I had gotten them last year when I was planning a Belle Inspired outfit for our first Disney Dapper Day but we ended up doing a Moana theme instead. [You can find that post HERE]. I had taken the first set of photos before we left for Quilt Market, but I couldn’t pass up the fact that these had glitter in them and matched so perfectly! She was totally loving the whole outfit too, as you can tell from these hammy pictures lol!

The Pearl Dress PDF Pattern by Simple Life Pattern Company sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.comThe Pearl Dress PDF Pattern by Simple Life Pattern Company sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

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The Pearl Dress PDF Pattern by Simple Life Pattern Company sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.comThe Pearl Dress PDF Pattern by Simple Life Pattern Company sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

Let’s talk about what I LOVE most about this pattern! THE BACK!! The neckline is beautiful, but the back is even more gorgeous! They had me at “zipper closure” …lol.

The Pearl Dress PDF Pattern by Simple Life Pattern Company sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

I really do love the sweet vintage look of the puff sleeves too…they compliment the neckline perfectly.

The Pearl Dress PDF Pattern by Simple Life Pattern Company sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

The only modification I added to this dress was adding side pockets are her request.

The Pearl Dress PDF Pattern by Simple Life Pattern Company sewn by Candice Ayala of CandiceAyala.com

And now that her Holiday Dress is sewn up, I just gotta figure out what the rest of us will wear for our Holiday pictures and hopefully we can get our cards out BEFORE Christmas this time lol. If my version of the Pearl Dress inspires your Holiday make, head on over to The Simple Life Pattern Company shop and use the code: FALLINTOSLPCO for 30% off all patterns in the shop (with the exception of the new Betty Dress). [Sale valid through November 19th, 2018]

And to make this even better, you can enter for a chance to win a $50 pattern credit to Simple Life Pattern Co and a $30 store credit to Harts Fabric using the rafflecopter below:

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That’s it for my stop on the blog tour today guys, be sure the check out the other amazing versions of Holiday sews ranging from casual to super fancy, here’s the line up:

November 5 – Kutti CoutureSLPCO Team

November 6
Wonderfully Handmade
Ammon Lane

November 7 – Kainara StitchesIdle SunshinePearberry Lane

November 8 – Sew TwirlySew Sophie LynnBonnie and Blithe

November 9 – It’s LieselCandice Ayala

Thanks for stopping by today! xoxo

love-candice

3 Comments on The SLPCO Holiday Blog Tour

  1. Tami
    November 9, 2018 at 2:40 pm (1 week ago)

    This dress is absolutely beautiful. I love your fabric choice and all those details are stunning. And pockets, hello?! My girls always request pockets too!

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    • Candice Ayala
      November 9, 2018 at 4:15 pm (1 week ago)

      Thank you so much Tami, I add pockets so frequently that I don’t even need a pattern Its just cut four and bam! lol The shape is impeded into my cutting hand memory lol

      Reply

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