May 20, 2013

One Pattern Two Styles

I'm so excited to have my first guest blogger on all this for them. And it's a fabulous one - Marte from Compagnie M. She is a Belgian seamstress with a keen eye for modern kids' wear and she designs her own FREE patterns as well! I stumbled across her blog not too long ago when she posted these darling Charles Pants and I immediately requested a copy of her pattern. We struck up a correspondence and now she's here today to share a dress she made that was inspired by my blog (how cool is that?)! I'm so flattered and honored to have her here today, showing you her incredible talent. Please be sure to check out Compagnie M. to see what she's sewing because, believe me, she's not only extremely talented, but also very efficient. She has something new all the time. I particularly like this new top, this cardigan, and this adorable coat. So without further adieu, here's Marte!
Hi there, first of all I would really thank Mary Jo for letting me guest post on her very beautiful blog. I got to know her work, because she requested one of my free patterns. I never thought so many talented seamstresses would be interested in my work. To be honest I'm really honoured to have readers like Mary Jo. When I saw her version of the Maggie Mae dress by Shwin & Shwin I was blown away. What a cute little girl with such an adorable little dress.
'I also want to make this pattern' was my first reaction and when I started thinking about fabric combinations, I thought: it would be nice to show two totally different results made with one pattern. So ' 1 pattern, 2 styles' are presented here! 
 When my version of the dress was finished, I was really happy with the result. I love the pattern sooooo much.
 It's en easy project with a stunning result. The instructions are very clear so any sewist should be able to make this beauty! I hope you are convinced enough to just buy the pattern. I surely recommend this one if you're looking for a new project! But of course you can also have a look at my own blog and free patterns. I'm glad to welcome you!

Later this week, Mary Jo will also present her version of my Charles' pants on my blog. I'm really curious to see what she's about to create at this moment. Make sure to check it out later this week! I'll be happy to show Belgium her work!  
Tot ziens! (See you!) Marte for Compagnie M.

Thanks again, Marte, for blogging with us and sharing your version of the Maggie Mae dress with my readers. I love your color combination and button choice. The mustard/teal combo is definitely on trend for a modern look. And isn't her pleating just perfect?? Be sure to jump over to Compagnie M. and follow her to keep up with her super-cute clothes and free patterns. She is definitely a blogger you do not want to miss!


  1. I like the post sooooo much! Thanks for writing all this kind words... I'll go to my blog now to post something about you immediately! M

  2. Wow! That dress is adorable! I love the colors you chose and the bodice is so pretty with the contrasting fabric. Great job!

  3. What a beautiful dress! I love the colours of the fabric.

    I would love for you to link up at the Empty Your Archive party which has children's clothes as one of it's themes this week - Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

  4. So cute!! Found you at Sugar Bee Crafts :)

  5. Very sweet - lovely colours!
    I'm liking the new look of the blog, too. :-)


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