Paris Sew Social Blogtour and Giveaway

Louisa_002 Sewing was always something, I did alone in my sewing room. Spending time just for myself, surrounded by beautiful and inspiring stuff, doing something that`s exciting and relaxing at the same time. I do not speak about my hobby that much. Even closer friends do maybe know that I like to sew, but do not notice the handmade clothes and I`ve probably never mentioned my blog. With the Paris sew social meeting back in April this habit changed. I found like-minded people who share my passion. And i actually love to talk about fabric, patterns, clothes, scissors, sewing machines and big dreams. Louisa_001 I sometimes writes e-mails in the middle of the night, just to say hello to someone living miles away. Knowing the one will be still awake as well. Friends that I found through my blog. That`s amazing! Louisa_2__007

Today I`ll share two Louisa dresses by Compagnie M, I received the pattern as a sponsoring for Paris sew social. Marte, who`s the designer of this beautiful little A-line dress named Louisa (you surely all know it by heart), even hosted my family for a few days at her home. We got friends during the weekend in Paris. I never thought of things like that could happen, when I started this little blog. We had the best time!


The one with the red dots, is made from a Nani Iro, I`ve choosen at Atelier Brunette in Paris. This fabric was kindly sponsored by Bernina. The only change I made to the pattern was adding  tulip sleeves instead of the regular ones.



The second one is made with a little piece of fabric I had in my stash for a long time (bought at Miss Matatabi). I was inspired by this Louisa from Marte. I added the cap-sleeves of the Lotta dress.



Today we`ll give a big thank you to all our sponsors, everybody sewed something with a Pattern or a fabric received in Paris. Check out all the other creations. There is a giveaway on every single blog!

      So if you would like to be the lucky winner, of a free copy of the Louisa dress, just leave a nice comment on my blog (tell me if you like to win) and visit Compagnie M to give Marte some love.
      Giveaway winner will be announced 10/07/2015

    70 thoughts on “Paris Sew Social Blogtour and Giveaway

    1. What lovely dresses, but the combination of colours, fabrics and that glimpse of yellow at the neckline and on the sleeves has to make the blue dress my favourite version of the dress I’ve ever seen.

      • I whole-heartedly agree with Marika . . . cute-as-can-be dresses for your toddler girl! Love the red dots on white background– looks like a designer dress at $80.00! UNIQUE & creative style of pattern.

    2. Nina your blog posts warm my heart, and I’m not saying that because I want to win a pattern, I don’t want to win a pattern, I mean I can’t anyway, you know what I mean. Love you blog post, love both those dresses. xx

    3. Hi Nina,

      ich mag den Schnitt so gern und Deine Versionen sind ganz toll geworden! Die Stoffe und die Kombi daraus sind grandios, das würde mir an meinen Mädchen auch super gefallen! 🙂

      Danke für die Chance auf das Schnittmuster und liebe Grüße,

      • hallo daniela, vielen lieben dank. ich wünsch dir viel glück. wenns nicht klappen sollte musst du mal bei martes shop vorbeischauen ;).

    4. I love the details you’ve added, little buttons, accent piping, tulip sleeves, etc. And the print on the blue dress is really cool!

    5. I love both the dresses that you made! I have a very similar dot print in my stash that I was planning using for another project but now I think I’ll use it to make a dress for my little girl.

    6. Oh, really pretty. I like the dresses, the pattern, the combination, your details and your girl 😉 I would like to win a pattern.
      Love, Kate

        • Of course I do! 🙂 You’re so inspiring!!!! I just ordered two fabrics that I really loved a lot when I first saw them though you: the little drops on the mustard fabric and the art gallery flower fabric you bought from Wendy when you were here. We should make something in the same timeframe with that 2nd one, don’t you think? 😉

      • you should give the pattern a try! i like it a lot. maybe you gonna win :). btw i’m blown away by your summer holiday dress! it’s stunning!

    7. I’ve got a stash full of african kanga fabric that i think would be fabby for this pattern. I like big colours on my little girl. Lovely choices!

    8. I’d like to win! ;p. Nicely chosen fabrics, those Louisa dresses look great. My favorite is the second one with the striped clouds. Looks like a lovely pattern.

    9. I would LOVE to win this pattern and give Marte’s patterns a try in general. I’ve heard such great praise for them and see so many wonderful projects made from them the Louisa is my favorite!

      • then i hope you’ve good luck and get the chance to try a compagnie m pattern. you’ll probably have to buy all the others then too 😉 they’re great!

    10. i love your blog! And marte’s as well… I would really like to win this time, but im probably not lucky 🙂

    11. I totally recognise myself in your story. Sewing is a real passion for me too but only my husband and my mother know about it. I recently found one like-minded friend and it’s so lovely to be able to talk to someone who understands why i do this. Your Louisa’s are stunning. I’ve been wanting to by the pattern but haven’t gotten around to it. So many great patterns and fabrics ;-). So i gladly take part in the give-away.

    12. Lovely dresses! I love the fact that they are very different, but still use the same pattern and how you incorporated something of yourself and made them unique.

    13. Love the blue one – that is a fabulous way to show off the pocket design! Great choice of fabrics. I would love to win the pattern, and make one for my daughter!

    14. Love your blog and Marte too! Great details and colour combination on your dresses? Absolutely beautiful!

    15. Oh, deine Kleine ist einfach sooo zucker. Und die Kleider sind wie immer wunderschön. Ich bin froh, dass ich dich zu Paris Sew Social eingeladen hab. Hatte mir schon gedacht, dass du und Marte sowie Olu euch doch einfach endlich treffen müssen 😉

      • hallo annika, danke dir vielmals für die einladung! ich bin froh hab ich euch alle persönlich kennengelernt! freumich schon auf nächstes mal!

    16. When I first saw this competition your polka dot dress was the first item I so wanted to make for my little one. It caught my eye straight away but now after opening up your display the blue sleeve detail and piping look gorgeous too. I’m still perfecting my skills but what a lovely treat for sore late eyes. Thank you

    17. I’ve loved these patterns and now I have a 12week old little girl I’d love to make her one. Your versions are stunning, great inspiration on your fabric choices.

    18. Great versions of Louisa, which is also one of my favorite pattern (I find it suits our little girls so perfect and that pocket is just the best for all mini treasures). Love the Nani Iro with tulip sleeves, it’s gorgeous (but I’m somehow addicted to red dots…)

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