Sunday, 11 September 2016

Pairing up with Valérie from Élégantine

On a whim, I signed up for what I knew to be an all Canadian bra making blog tour back in early July. I was able to convince my Sewing friend and fellow blogger Valérie to join in as well. 

Fast forward a few months and the tour is finally here. The tour is officially called Canada Cups - Cross Your Heart Relay. It's also sort of an East vs. West of which more will be revealed in the next few days. Check out fellow Canadian, and local bra making celebrity Beverly Arsenault-Johnson's post introducing the tour here. Oh and how cool is this, Beverly's nickname is "The Fairy Bra-Mother". Here are a few sneak peaks of my post for tomorrow.


Valérie and I have become online friends over the last year as we always seem to meet in various pattern testing groups. We even started our blogs within a week of each other only 7 short months ago! Valérie has put in an amazing effort to make Élégantine into a lovely blog with gorgeous photos of her children and sewing creations. I am slightly jealous of the absolute quality of her blog but am also extremely happy for her and always love to see her new creations and posts.


One of the pattern designers both Valérie and I have tested for is Terri from Sew Straight and Gather. Terri is also Canadian and I absolutely love her patterns. Check out one of my favourite dresses the Women's Uptown/Downtown Dress modeled here by both Valérie and Myself. We decided it would be fun to sew up different versions of the same dress and even more important than that, we each have a copy of this dress (or a different pattern of your choice) to giveaway courtesy of Terri! Leave a comment below and head on over to Valérie's post to leave a comment there as well. Winners will be chosen tomorrow, September 12th, by random number generator and included in our blog posts.

66 comments:

  1. I loved reading this. A beautiful story to go with a beautiful dress.

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  2. I loved reading this. A beautiful story to go with a beautiful dress.

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  3. You are so cute together! And the dresses suits you both very beautifully although you have absolutely different body shapes. Would be a treat to try this pattern on my shape ;)

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  4. BTW enjoyed reading about the under over racing sport tank, it turned out very stylish and you right about the feeling that if you dressed fadt you are acting like you are a super hero:) I need to sew such tank for myself too, i still run in an old t-shirt ...

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  5. Beautiful, must be flattering on many silhouets.

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  6. I am looking forward to reading both of your blogs, You and Valerie!

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  7. It's such a nice pattern! Thanks for this giveaway! Could be the perfect birthday gift

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  8. very beautiful . nice dress i love it

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  9. Love the dress and what an exciting blog tour!

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  10. Love the dresses, they look gorgeous on both of you. How fun to have so much in common

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  11. Both dresses are beautiful! Great job!!

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  12. Great dresses. I've been looking for something like this!
    Elisabeth

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  13. I love the sleeved version for a fab little everyday dress!

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  14. Love this! I need to go look at her pattern. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  15. This dress looks great on both of you!!

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  16. You both look great! I want to look so good!

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  17. I'm looking forward to seeing the blog tour and would love to win that dress pattern.

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  18. I really love both of your dresses and you are looking beautiful ♡

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    1. Hanna, I had to redraw a winner and you are it! Email me at michelledschuh@gmail.com to claim your free pattern!

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    2. Hanna, You have 48 hours until I pick a new winner...

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  19. LOVE the UTDT dress! It's so flattering! :)

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  20. I love the simple lines of this dress. So adaptable.

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  21. I love this dress it's just what I am looking for you nailed it.
    wOULD LOVE TO HAVE IT

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  22. Gorgeous work, I have eyed this pattern many times!

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    1. My email is chihulyme (at) yahoo.com

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  24. Gorgeous dresses. I love how we can find friends all over thanks to the internet!

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  25. I've sewn the UTDT and it really is a great pattern. Sew Straight and Gather has some great patterns.

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  26. Absolutely love your fabric choice here!!! Well done!

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  27. Gorgeous dress! I'm trying my hand for the first time at bra making can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  28. Michelle, I have the same fabric at home begging me to make it into something. I can't make the same dress though or we would be work twins.

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  29. Beautiful dresses! Thanks for a great giveaway too!

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  30. You make it look beautiful elegant and practical! <3!!

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  31. I've seen you around the Facebook sewing community before and had no idea you were Canadian!?! Me too!
    This dress is exactly what I need to replace my favourite fall dress that I got bleach on :)
    Also thank you for introducing me to another Canadian seamstress and blogger and a designer!!

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  32. Gorgeous! I've been hoarding this fabric!!

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  33. Neat! Ive been holding onto this dress pattern, and your photo is definitely encouraging me to try it out for fall! Canadian weather is so fickle

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  34. Great idea! Super cute dress.

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    1. Sakina thanks for your kind works, You are the Winner using random.org! Email me at michelledschuh@gmail.com to claim your prize.

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    2. Salina I cannot view your profile to email you. Hopefully you get this. Can you please email me by September 30 or I will pick a new winner. michelledschuh@gmail.com

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  35. Love that dress! The kind of dress I like to wear!

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  36. Love both your versions of this dress! Gorgeous!

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  37. This dress looks beautiful and so flattering!

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  38. Gorgeous dresses!! I love the fabric choices

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  39. Great Idea!! Very Gorgeous Dresses!! Great Fabric Choices! Thank you for the opportunity to win :)

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  40. Love your dress and this pattern! I have the girls' version and it's one of my most favorite patterns. So curious about the bra post...

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  41. Love the dresses and the fabric! :)

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  42. Very nice fit on both dresses. Would love to make this!

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  43. This is the ultimate dress pattern - great for work AND play! Thanks for introducing me to this great pattern company - I love to shop Canadian!

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  44. Love knit dresses and this pattern is lovely!

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  45. CONTEST CLOSED, Sakina is the WINNER using Random.org

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