Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sew Liberated Paloma top and Giveaway [CLOSED!]

I'm super excited today to be part of my first ever blog pattern tour!  When Meg of Sew Liberated e-mailed me to take part in the tour for the Paloma top/tunic/dress I was thrilled!

I loved making her Mariposa tee, and definitely plan to make more of her patterns in the future!  Love the uncomplicated yet gorgeous styles!  Also love her kids patterns, little M is definitely getting a Huck Finn Cap this fall!

So here's my attempt at the Paloma.  I made the top version, but am pondering a longer version in the future perhaps.  I'm loving the flowy shape for the summer months!

Please excuse my messy garden :)


It went together pretty smoothly.  It was my first time working with the steam a seam, but it was neat, definitely made the seams on the knit fabric nice and easy to work with!    I made up the XS but with the XL length for my tallness.  The fabric is just something I found at my local chain store.  Nice and kinda retro I thought.  With this city being such a wasteland for nice patterned knit, I was happy to find something!

Overall, I'm quite pleased! Thanks Meg!

And so a few more pictures just because:

The requisite modelesque pose:

And requisite silly/out-take pose:

So because I know that all of you now want to try the pattern, its time for my first GIVEAWAY!  Meg is offering two readers of this here little blog a free copy of the Paloma top pattern!  Just leave a comment below and tell me which version you would make, top, tunic or dress!  I'll use Random.org to select the winners next Monday at 6pm EST!  And make sure your profile links to your e-mail, otherwise leave it in the comment! CLOSED!  See this post for the winners!

AND for the next two weeks, you readers can get 10% off everything in the Sew Liberated shop, just use the code "old house mama".

Thanks Meg, you're awesome!

So now I encourage you to go visit the other lovely ladies participating in the pattern tour and see their Paloma's!

Tuesday June 5th: Sew Caroline
Friday June 8th: Small + Friendly
Monday June 11th: Sweet Verbana

81 comments:

  1. This looks great on you! What a great print. I'd make the tunic version I think...

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  2. I want to make this - but I can't decide whether I'd make a dress or tunic length!

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  3. Please skip me for the giveaway, I just wanted to tell you how much I like the top you made. Great fabric, and it looks so cute with that necklace!

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  4. I think I would like to make the top version-- cute on you!
    JoAnn
    info7miner@gmail.com

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  5. Turned out great! I love your styling with the pants and necklace. I am all about tunics right now, so I'd try that.

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  6. what a cute top. I love the fabric you chose. I would like to make a tunic with this pattern!
    jen(dot)piggybaby(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Came over from Meg's blog, and I must say I love the way your Paloma top turned out! It looks so fetching on you and that fabric is enviable! I also enjoyed scrolling through some of your recent projects; so many fun things to look at. Happy sewing! ~April

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  8. Another Canadian mama here! :)
    This is just toooo cute, and I love the fabric!
    I'd love a top, fingers crossed!

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  9. I want to try making the top. I've never used knits before so this will be my first try!

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  10. Oh this is lovely, this pattern looks really nice on you, I think I would go for the top version...

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  11. I think I would make the tunic. Looks like it would work as a maternity top... :-)
    I've never sewn with knits before, but this looks like a good place to start!

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  12. I love Meg's patterns would would be happy to have this at my fingertips!

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  13. Oh, the dress! I'm 18 weeks pregnant, so comfy and flowy are the words of the summer for me...

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  14. Love the top and your knit fabric, too! I have just started venturing into knits. Actually the first top I made for myself was the Schoolhouse Tunic! Which I still adore and wear a lot! Johanna, I love the description of your blog!! Simplicity, old houses, and crafting... All loves of mine. I would make the top...! Thanks for a chance!

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  15. Very cute shirt! I would make a tunic for the extra comfy-ness.

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  16. Oh how I love a tunic! Sign me up, please.
    I have made Meg's Schoolhouse Tunic and loved how easy it was!

    Thanks so much ; )

    www.lunagreyfiberarts.etsy.com

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  17. I've made two of Meg's patterns and loved every single inch of them. She is so amazing. I'd love to give this one a go, and the style is something this mama of two would love to wear! Looks so breezy and comfy, while also stylish!

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  18. I think I'd make the dress and adapt it to be a maternity dress. I love your version!

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  19. Really pretty! I'd love to win so I could make the top version (and maybe the dress).

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  20. I'd want to make the tunic and dress!

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  21. I love it! I'd make the dress, because I am just finishing nursing my now one-year-old and haven't been able to wear a dress in a long time!!

    ky.jackson@gmail.com

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  22. Such lovely material. Looks so comfy!

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  23. I would make the tunic. Being tall, it is always hard to find shirts long enough...which makes sewing your own quite fabulous!

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  24. Great fabric! I really want to try more knits, and would definitely give the tunic a go!

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  25. I'd totally make the top! Love your mariposa too

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  26. Good on YOU! I really love your version particularly how you've styled it with necklace and jeans and cute hair. I didn't even know this pattern existed...I'd probably like the make the same version as yours.

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  28. This is such a sweet pattern. I would like to try out the dress version of the Paloma Pattern.

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  29. Lovely! I would make the tunic or top. I love the dress too but it wouldn't be very practical till I'm through nursing. :)

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  30. Your version is gorgeous! Such a great fit and it looks so nice and comfy. I'm thinking that I would definitely go for the top...unfortunately no dresses for me right now because of breastfeeding...

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  31. So cute! I'd like to make every variation!

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  32. Really love this pattern and what a great fabric!

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  33. the tunic version, for sure!

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  34. I'd make the top; your's looks great on you and I'm jealous you have local access to great knits.

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  35. I would make the top. It looks so comfy and ideal to wear this summer.

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  36. Would love to make the dress for summer comfort...if we ever get nice weather again!

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  37. Rock on with your modeling self! You do it very well! :)

    Can I say that I'd like to make all three? The dress would be my first pick though.

    So pleased to have been introduced to your blog! Thanks!

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  38. This is great. I love that you managed to find a cute knit! I would make the tunic. Lorlie(at) rogers(dot) com

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  39. I've been following your blog since you made the mariposa shirt, and I really enjoy looking at your renditions of your shirts! I wasn't sure about the mariposa shirt, but I bought the pattern because I loved yours so much. And now you've got me thinking about the paloma shirt too! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. OH I love the top!! It'll be at the top of my sewing list.

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  41. Was sent here from Sew Liberated. I love the fabric you chose, what a great find!

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  42. The length that you picked looks perfect. I am interested to see what a longer version would look like as well.

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  43. Super cute fabric! Nice job.

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  44. I'd make the top -- my legs are too short for a tunic, and I don't really need any more dresses right now. I love your fabric. Also, I've always thought a messy garden is probably a happy garden.

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  45. I've been wanting this pattern for a while! Hopefully I will win a copy. Fingers crossed. Thank you!

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  46. I'd make the top too. Since I've got a short torso it'd probably work better than the tunic length for me.

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  47. I love your version of the Paloma!
    think I'd make the tunic version first!!

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  48. Great top and I love the print you used.

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  49. I would try the tunic. Thanks for the chance! Dana

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  50. I would love to win! And your shirt turned out fantastic.

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  51. I would love this pattern -- I'd love the tunic lenght! yours looks fabulous!

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  52. Love the pattern and love the print! It looks lovely on you and I hope to make the tunic length for myself. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. You have styled the top beautifully. I like the tunic length although it would look lovely as a dress too.

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  54. I love your version! I might try the tunic.
    Mia
    mia@pocoleon.com

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  55. Would love to make all three versions of this pattern, and your fabric is super cute. I know I have a hard time finding cute knits as well.

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  56. Tunic! If i win this pattern, will take it to my first sewing class on how to read a pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to win a cool item!

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  57. Tunic, definitely. I'm obsessed with them this summer!

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  58. DRESS! I love your fabric choice! Vanessa@DesignsBySessa.com

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  59. I think I'd start with the shirt and see how it looked on me, but I'm sure I'd whip up a dress too!!

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  60. I'd make the dress. It looks nice and comfy!

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  61. Your version of the top would be my inspiration for a summer tunic! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  63. Hmmm not sure why I can't show my name. Anyhoo, I'd wear the dress in case summer ever arrives on Canada's west coast.
    Anne
    www.604OhBoy.etsy.com

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  64. I'd make the tunic. Love the retro fabric. Nice to discover your blog!

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  65. I love the tunic! Would love that pattern!
    Evin5 at aol dot com

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  66. fabulous fabric, fabulous pattern + fabulous photos. thanks for entering me!

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  67. definitely the dress! i love dresses!

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  68. Wow! This looks great! Love the pattern and the fabric. Have some Liberty of London I would love to use on this!

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  69. I'd like to sew the top first! Thanks for a chance to win this fabulous looking pattern! :)

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  70. I have a stripey knit fabric just waiting for the perfect project-- this might be it!

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  72. So pretty! I'd sew the tunic.

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  73. HMMMMM...the top version looks mighty comfy in the hot weather!

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  74. I would love to make the tunic! thanks
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  75. This looks great. I think I'd do the tunic as it looks like there's enough flow-i-ness to make it nursing friendly. pahl dot leela at gmail.com

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