Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Love Me Knots Cover Photo Contest

Are you ready for something EXCITING?!? Do you love to sew and know someone that LOVES to model for your photos?

Seamingly Smitten is having a
for The Love Me Knots Dress sewing pattern!

Three WINNERS will be chosen and will have their cover photos featured in Seamingly Smitten advertisements online wherever Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns are sold! Can you imagine seeing the dress that YOU SEWED as the product image!! I want YOU to be part of the excitment!!

Want to know what you will WIN?

*First Place Winner Prize Package (a $150 value)

The 1st Place Cover Photo entry will receive a $100 FREE FABRIC gift card to The Crafty Shack of Louisana!! Just imagine all the FREE FABRIC you can choose!! (not redeemable for cash) and 6 FREE Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns!

*Second Place Winner Prize Package (a $100 value)

The 2nd Place Cover Photo entry will receive a $50 FREE FABRIC gift card to The Crafty Shack of Louisiana!! (not redeemable for cash) and 6 FREE Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns!

*Third Place Winner Prize Package (a $50 value)

The 3rd Place Cover Photo entry will receive a $25 FREE FABRIC gift card to The Crafty Shack of Louisiana!! ( not redeemable for cash) and 3 FREE Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns!!

Ready for some rules? Or are you already thinking about your Love Me Knots Dress?!


1. You must purchase The Love Me Knots Dress sewing pattern from the ETSY SHOP or our PATTERN SHOP to be eligible to enter.
2. Cover photo entry must show the entire dress on a girl model (front view) and be clear 4x6 images.
3. Images must be sent as a jpg to with the title LOVE ME KNOTS PHOTO CONTEST along with your name and contact information.
4. Images must be received by May 25, 2013 at 11:59pm.
5. Winners will be chosen and then announced on Friday, May 31st on this blog and on Facebook.
6. Winners will be notified via email on Friday, May 31st and prizes will be given. Fabric gift cards will be issued as a credit from The Crafty Shack of Louisiana and the fabric store owner will handle your fabric orders and shipping. Fabric gift cards are not redeemable for cash.
7. Up to 3 entries are allowed per participant and can be sent in one email.

If you have any questions, please contact me! I'm SO EXCITED to see who wins!!

Jenny Hall

Seamingly Smitten owner/designer

Sunday, April 21, 2013

PDF sewing pattern SALE

How about a SALE? This sunny weather is the perfect time to start planning your Spring sewing projects! I've chosen a few of your favorite patterns that are now HALF OFF until 4/24/2013 at 11:59pm. Sale ends soon! Get yours today!

Check the PATTERN SHOP for some simple, fast and fun sewing patterns for Spring that are just $4.00 each!

Above: The Alysha Top
Above: Classic Boy's Romper
Above: Ruffles Galore Play and Party Pants
Above: Boy's Swim Suit

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Double It Up GIVEAWAY: The Green Hedgehog and Seamingly Smitten sewing patterns

How about doubling your sewing pleasure with a new pattern giveaway?

Two shops, Two winners, Tons of pattern choices.  

Today's giveaway gives both winners their choices of 3 patterns from each shop, for a total of 6 sewing patterns per winner!

Both shops offer patterns with:
- PDF format to quickly print & start sewing
- Easy-to-follow directions
- Loads of step-by-step photos
- Simple assembly. No complicated notions or techniques to slow you down!

 has fun clothing patterns like:

The Alysha Top Pattern.   This fabulous blouse works on every body shape.  Seriously. I'd been eyeing this top for a while and after seeing lots of cute pictures I decided to buy it and try it out myself.

It's so quick to put together and extremely flattering and comfortable.  I made two for me in just over an hour on the weekend and plan to make a few more as gifts (a big thanks to my 10yr old for playing photographer on this one):

You could also try out the ultra-comfy and flattering Mimi Maxi Dress pattern, which includes threee strap options, plus strapless style:

The Boy's Swim Trunks pattern will get your little guys beach bound in no time in sizes 3 months to 12 years:

For the girls there's this Love Me Knots Dress pattern, so everyone can keep cool and be cute while showing off multiple fabrics:

And from my shop,
Keep little heads shaded and sweet, Emmeline Reversible Bonnet pattern, which includes two retro baby bonnet styles:

Make playtime magical with the cuddly Dynamite Dinosaur Cape pattern. It features colorful spines and "teeth" around the hood to give it bite!

My newest addition, The Pennant Bag pattern, features a layered bunting design tote. Using my special technique, show off multiple fabrics without the time-consuming cutting, piecing and stitching of traditional quilting.  

Or the Reversible Around Town Bag pattern.  It includes beach bag & small tote sizes and works great in almost every fabric: cottons, corduroys, canvas, denim, laminated cotton, PUL.  And being reversible means two looks in one for each style!

Now grab your chance to win & enter below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter Pictures and Butternick Dress REVEAL

Did you all have a wonderful Easter? I wanted to share a few of our most memorable pictures from our Easter. This was the first time we have spent Easter at The Grand Hotel in Fairhope, Alabama and I can tell you we already want to reserve our room for next year! It was unforgettable! Each day the resort had activities for the kids - whether it was seashell hunting in the sand, Easter basket decorating, a petting zoo, carriage rides, Easter bunny bingo, checkers on the lawn, beanbag toss games or the daily 3pm firing of the cannon - we absolutely loved it. We created so many memories, heard so many giggles, didn't catch any fish (though we tried), went bike riding and simply hung out and couldn't have asked for more perfect weather. It was so nice to step away from the sewing studio for a few days and just be with my family. My heart was full of JOY while we were there and I loved how relaxing it was to just slow down for a few days.
Here is a glimpse of our Easter vacation with my husband and children, my sister and her family and my parents- I hope and pray you and your family had a happy and most blessed Easter, too!!

 Laurie, my mom and I Easter morning
Remember the Butternick dress I made - this is it! The big reveal!

The love these two have for each other melts my heart!
Do you know Catherine NEVER says, "Here I am" when you are looking for her? EVER! Whew...not fun! She was hiding in the bushes eating her candy of course while I was searching everywhere for her! (silly girl!)

 The silliest of all! My sweet Catherine
 A family photo
Patrick and his little lady cakes - I'm not sure who adores the other the most! :)

My handsome men

 Sister, mom and I
 Curls gone wild! :)
I've never seen my Mom looks more relaxed or more beautiful than on this trip. That might also be because she is retiring in two months. Yay!

 The four cousins - do you know how hard it is to get everyone to look at the camera!? :)
 Our room's view of Mobile Bay
Living it up!

 Yes, putt putt in swim suits is fun!
 Do you know he's actually holding a chicken finger in his hand? He couldn't decide which to put down first, the golf club or the food, so he held on to both. :)
She marched, she drummed and she smiled the whole time! (in her vest..haha!)

We do love a good vacation! Keep your toes in the water and keep on smiling!!
Happy Easter and Happy Sewing!