Secret Garden Dress Blog Tour

I am here today to show off the gorgeous Secret Garden Dress pattern by E+M Patterns, and tutorial by Sprouting JubeJube.  The dress features a beautiful flounce at the back, which creates a pretty bow or a gorgeous butterfly.
My daughter loves the swirl-factor of the dress!  

This is a perfect dress for a special occasion, for the holidays (imagine it in Christmas prints!), and just for swirling around house, as my daughter did all-day-yesterday.  The dress is sized for girls 2-10, and works with light to medium weight woven fabrics.

For the dress, I pulled from my fabric stash to coordinate the light colored print with red, blue, and yellow windmills with a vibrant red solid, all purchases from Joann’s sometime ago.  The bow flounce is made up a yellow print from a Moda collection.  I accented with packaged red piping around the neck, arms, and edge of the flounce skirt.

The tutorial is well written with pictures to demo the steps.  There are 2 options, a simple dress with ribbon at the waist, and a twirly-flouncy option.  In my opinion this is an intermediate sewing exercise due to the invisible zipper on the side.  And I added the additional challenge with the piping – I had to complete several seams by hand to get the piping to feed in correctly.

You can purchase the pattern HERE.

The outcome is a fun dress that I am certainly proud of…

AND you can win your own pattern below!  Thanks to the FABULOUS blog tour sponsors…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The blog tour rolls on this week… make sure you visit & comment at each of these ladies’ blogs!
September 22
SofilantjesFrom a BoxGolden Rippy
September 26
Pienkel – Made by Sara – Rebel & Malice – Shaffer Sisters


  1. Hi! Your dress is gorgeous! I can’t find this pattern anywhere. Might you be interested in selling yours? Or, might you have a suggestion as to where I might find the pattern? My little girl is absolutely in love with your gorgeous creation…and is heartbroken that I can not find the pattern.

    Many thanks!!!!


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