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Today I get to share with you my featured sews for the Holiday Debut Blog Tour.  The Holiday Debut Blog Tour celebrates the end of their debut year for three new designers: Holli Coats of Hello Holli, Saskia Smith of The Wolf and the Tree, Gabriela Longfish of Chalk and Notch.


Patterns from each of the three designers are featured in holiday themed looks for girls, with an all star line up of bloggers sharing their amazing renditions of the patterns.  We’re already on the 4th day of the tour and will continue on until December 12  – check out this awesome line up and get to know some wickedly talented sewing bloggers! (you’re welcome! *wink wink*)

Monday, Dec 7th: Willow & Stitch | East & Eden | In a manner of sewing | Climbing the Willow
Tuesday, Dec 8th: Kaleidothought | Feathers Flights | Connected by a Thread | Call Ajaire
Wednesday, Dec 9th: Rebel & Malice | Free Notion | The Whole Sh-Bang | House of Estrela
Thursday, Dec 10th: Candice Ayala | Cindy Parrett | Hi and Hello | Made by Toya
Friday, Dec 11th: Just Add Fabric | Conversas de Hermanas | Glitter+Wit | Sew Starly
Saturday, Dec 12th: Paisley Roots | Petit a Petit + family | Life With Zeke | Made by Sara

What’s amazing about being a part of a blog tour is that you get to see a particular pattern (in this case 3 patterns) envisioned in a number of different ways. There’s also a chance to win a super sweet prize valued at over $300 that includes fabric, gift certificates and patterns…so stick around and keep reading to see how you can get in on this! ….We had to opportunity to choose 2 or all 3 of the patterns for the tour but unfortunately I had a very limited sewing window so I ended up picking The Blue Ridge Dress by Hello Holli and the Fishtail Kimono by Chalk and Notch.


The Blue Ridge Dress is a sleeveless dress with a fitted curved bodice, high neck, single button back closure, full gathered skirt, two length options, french seams, and features bias  binding and trim. The unique bodice construction results in a beautifully finished garment inside and out, with no unfinished seams”  – cited from Hello Holli. It really is a beautifully constructed dress – you know how I love clean finishes! For my Holiday Themed Look, I chose Michael Miller’s Christmas on Brambleberry Ridge – Wild Carrot fabric and added some trim at the bottom. I don’t know, but red and white just always make me think Christmas, and I think the flower blossoms and trim somewhat look like snow flakes don’t you think?


I really love how much this red pops on her.


Next is the Fishtail Kimono by Chalk and Notch (If this name sounds familiar it’s because I did a mermaid inspired rendition before. You can find it HERE).

” The Fishtail Kimono is a loose-fitting garment with a gathered back yoke and dropped hem detail “ – cited from Chalk and Notch. I wanted a soft furry look to pair with her dress so I choose some super soft double sided minky. I love this rendition because all I did was serge the pieces together and serged the edges – no need for hemming. #win


Okay, now let me tell you all about the awesome prizes you could win from all these wonderful sponsors:

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Fabric Shops Gift Certificates:

$50 BWD Fabrics & Supplies | $50 Imagine Gnats | 20 EU Girl Charlee UK

Sewing Patterns:

Hello Holli-Blue Ridge Dress | The Wolf and the Tree-choice of pattern | Chalk and Notch-Fishtail Kimono | Baste+Gather-Copy of all patterns | True Bias-Men’s Hudson Pants | Jennuine Design-choice of pattern | Sew Sweetness-choice of pattern | Radiant Home Studios-Highland House Pattern | Paisley Roots- copy of all patterns | Atelier Louise-Silver Sans Sandal pattern | Tinman Pattern-choice of pattern | Pattern Pieces-Fun Tee Pattern | Lorelei Jayne-Tech Pouch pattern | Designs by Call Ajaire-choice of pattern | The Ruffled Stitch-Flower Stripe Top/Dress pattern | Petit a Petit Family-choice of 2 patterns

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For your chance to win this super sweet bundle all you need to do is enter the rafflecopter below:

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In addition to the rafflecopter giveaway, Gabriela will be giving away copies of her pattern via Instagram throughout the week, so be sure to follow her on Instagram and follow Holli and Saskia for even more chances to win! You can also search  hashtag #holidaydebutblogtour to follow along with all 24 bloggers as we share sneak peeks and features!

That’s it for today guys! Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow along with us, there’s still so much more fantastic makes to see!!

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14 thoughts on “Holiday Debut Blog Tour 2015

    1. Thank you Heather! I don’t know, but I always just think red and white, or red and gold when it comes to Christmas! haha…we’ve had the same red and gold ornaments on the tree for 8 years now hahaha =)

  1. Wow, Candice!!!! This outfit is so perfect in every way!! And your daughter is so adorable — that smile!!! I love how fluffy and warm your kimono looks; it goes perfectly with that cute dress. And I think I already told you how much I love the shoes! <3

  2. Candice, this is the most adorable outfit with the sweetest details! I love your fabric and trim choice 🙂 and your kimono looks so cozy. I know my girls would love a minky version too!! XO

    1. Thank you so much Gabriela, I’m glad I could do justice to the beautiful designs you guys have worked so hard to give us! Let’s just say, I had to candy cane bribe the little to take off the Kimono! haha…she loves the snuggly-ness.

  3. Just WOW! Candice your daughter is beautiful! Her hair and her smile!! You did such a great job with the dress, absolutely love it and the pictures!!! swoon! one of my favorites in this tour!!

    1. Awww shucks Indu! Thank you! I need to make some time and travel the blog tour so I can gush over how adorable your daughter is! It’s been a little nutty around here, we’ve been sharing a crazy stomach bug with each other for two weeks! :/

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