Pattern Giveaway! Cashmerette’s Turner Dress

Greetings, fellow sewing enthusiasts! Tomorrow is supposed to be yet another 6-8 inches of snow here in the Boston area. Sigh. Then typical of a Boston winter, the temperature will rise to about 50° F this weekend. We get winter weather whiplash around here, so we are used to it. The good news about snow days is that they lend themselves to staying in and sewing.

I’ve been working on a muslin of the Style Arc Janet Dress this week. I got it all fitted, and I transferred all the changes to the lining pieces so I can Make the Lining First. I’m making the dress from a fabulous stretch rayon sateen from Gorgeous Fabrics. It has a fair amount of stretch to it, so I will use a stretch lining. I went to my trusty stash and…

All dressed up and nowhere to go

Nada. I have tons of linings, but nothing stretch. I do have some tricot, but I don’t want to use that with this fabric. I asked DH to take me to the local JoAnn, and ugh – the only stretch lining they have is 97% polyester and 3% Lycra. That’s not the issue. The issue is it is stiff as a board and feels awful. Fortunately, I’m going to New York this weekend where I’ll catch up with some sewing friends, and on Saturday I’ll pick up some decent stretch lining while I’m there.

But Who Cares About That – What About This Giveaway???

As you probably are aware, I did a class for Craftsy – Sewing Knits Without a Serger. As part of the prep for this class I made up several commercially available patterns. I originally planned to use Cashmerette’s Turner Dress as a sample, but I ran out of time. So I have a brand new, never-cut version that I’ll send to one reader!

Free to a good home!

Just leave a comment on this post before January 22nd. I’ll draw one name randomly from the comments next Monday and I’ll notify the lucky winner so I can get their address. I’ll send the pattern to the winner by USPS first class mail.  I haven’t sewn it, but it gets great reviews, so go for it. 😊

This giveaway is limited to US addresses only. This is not a sponsored post, and it has nothing to do with Cashmerette or Craftsy. I bought this pattern with my own money but I never used it and I’d rather see it used and loved by one of my readers.


Things are progressing! I got the go-ahead from the neurologist and PT to start working out 3x weekly, so I’ve been going to the gym. Yay! I’ve gained back 6 of the 15 lbs I lost when I was sick. I’m still weak – who would ever think that 3-5 lb weights could feel so heavy?? Here’s a super-sucky selfie from the end of my workout yesterday.

Still have double vision, hence the patch.

Small victories eventually add up. I can’t wait for my double-vision to resolve. I can’t drive, and that really hampers me. But I’m continuing to improve every day. Thanks again for all the well-wishes!

46 thoughts on “Pattern Giveaway! Cashmerette’s Turner Dress”

  1. carolinec says:

    Oh hai, please choose me 🙂 glad things are progressing on the health front!

  2. Kay says:

    Looks like a dress both my daughter and I would love! Please put me in the drawing.

  3. ParisGrrl says:

    I’d love to give that pattern a whirl. Yay on your victories, small and large!

  4. Rita says:

    Wishing you lots of progress in the next weeks.

  5. Brenda says:

    The pattern looks cute and simple! I have fabric in the stash that would love to be made into that dress! Get well fast!

  6. Louise Uffelman says:

    I’ve never tried a Cashmerette pattern and would love to see how it works for me. I love the fact that there are cup size options–might as well use a pattern where that is professionally taken care of! Best wishes on your continued recovery.

  7. Meg says:

    Very glad to hear that youre really on the mend: going to the gym, hitting your local Joann’s…. You are a terrific role model, thank you. Continue to be well!

  8. bunny says:

    I haven’t sewn anything but skirts so far as I’m intimidated by doing a fba for my large bust. This dress would be perfect to try! Thanks for the chance to win and hopefully you are better soon.

  9. Alice says:

    Been looking at this but still out of range for my size. I’m over size 28 i hope someone think about size ranges over 28. Thanks for the giveaway. Just ranting

    1. Gorgeous Fabrics says:

      Alice, try writing to Cashmerette. She might be open to expanding her size range. I don’t know the owner personally, but we have exchanged emails in the past and she seems quite nice and professional.

  10. nancy says:

    I’d love to try that pattern!
    Keep up the good work on that wonderful recovery.

  11. TaWanna Archia says:

    I would love to win this pattern. This dress is adorable.

  12. Deanne Smith says:

    Love this dress. Would love to try it.

  13. Masha says:

    Wishing you continued improving health! Stay warm.

  14. Heidi says:

    I’ve been eyeing the Turner dress – I just got a serger for Christmas, as well as a new machine, and I’m itching to put both to work on some wardrobe staples in knit.

  15. Eileensews says:

    So glad you are continuing to improve each day.
    I would like to win the pattern.

  16. BaMa says:

    I do not want to be in the drawing, but would like to wish you a continued successful recovery. 🙂

    1. Gorgeous Fabrics says:

      Thanks BaMa!

  17. Judy James says:

    I would enjoy trying out the Turner dress pattern!

  18. Martha Hughes says:

    I’m glad your health is improving. How in the world can you sew with double vision? I have some depth perception problems and find it difficult to thread a needle. I guess we don’t give up easily. I’d like a crack at that Turner pattern though.

  19. Yvonne says:

    I thought of trying a Cashmerette pattern, but my special needs son is having neuro issues,somthe chances I’d get to actually use some Gorgeous Fabrics stash andnsew are slim to nil. Don’t bother adding my name to the hat. Just wanted you to know I’ve been praying for your health concerns nightly and I’m happy to hear you’re making progress! Every step counts, no matter if it’s measured in inches or yards! You look awesome to me!

  20. LeeAnn Huber says:

    I have been wanting to try this pattern due to the cup sizes!

  21. Kimber Crow says:

    Hi. Thanks for the
    Give away. Get better soon!

    BTW is that a U of D shirt? Can’t quite tell. Go Blue Hens!

    1. Gorgeous Fabrics says:

      It is, Kimber! DS the Yonger is a sophomore in the music school there. He’s a proud Marchng Blue Hen!

  22. Kavitha says:

    Ann, so glad your health is getting better and you are slowly working out.

    And yes, I’d love to try that Turner pattern by Cashmerette!

  23. Michael says:

    I have no use for the pattern but I’m happy to see you are recovering, albeit more slowly than you’d like. I remember wearing a patch and don’t miss it! Have fun in NYC !

  24. DeeWallace says:

    It looks like a great pattern for us plus sized sistas. i would love to try it.

  25. Wanda Newton says:

    I would love to try this pattern. I am full busted and I have the challenges with finding the appropriate fit and look. This is a basic I can surely use for an evolutionary gem of a dress. Thank for the offer.

  26. Pam says:

    Add me please.
    Enjoy reading your blog.

  27. Wendy M says:

    I’m so happy to hear and see you are feeling better. You have been through so much and are on the mend now. Your attitude towards life is just what’s needed for your continued good health. Wishing you all the best. You are an inspiration to all!

  28. Lynn Garren says:

    I clearly need to check out that pattern line. The size range is great!

  29. Ruth says:

    I would enjoy trying this pattern… Cashmerette is an amazing pattern line!
    Please take good care of your health and feel fabulous soon!

  30. Mary says:

    I’m glad you’re making progress on the health front and I’m also glad you’re hosting a pattern giveaway – count me in please!

  31. Patty says:

    Good luck with your recovery – keep plugging away for a healthy 2018!

  32. Jessica says:

    This pattern has been on my wish list since it launched.
    Best wishes for a continued recovery!

  33. Kathleen says:

    I’m so glad to hear that your recovery continues to progress! Your classes are first on my list as soon as I get internet at home (my husband is a foil hat guy 🙂 about the internet). Would LOVE to win the Cashmerette pattern. Thanks for all you do!

  34. Kristina says:

    I admire your style. Thanks for so much sewing and life inspiration. I hope the recovery continues to go well.

  35. Emily says:

    I’ve been wanting to try Cashmerette patterns and this would be a good one to start. Glad you’re feeling stronger.

  36. Leanne Gifford says:

    I’m happy to hear your health is improving. I hope you have more patience with healing time than I do.

  37. Jessica A says:

    I have a stupid large letter as a cup size so I am leaving my “comment”. 🙂 It would be nice if I could find a pattern that I don’t have to add a 6inch fba to.

  38. Kelly says:

    I would love this pattern! I am glad your health is getting better!

  39. Ann,

    I want to add my well wishes to everyone else. You are much loved! So sorry to hear that you had the downturn with illness. You are looking really good at the gym. You have so much spunk and resolve. We will be looking forward with you to more good recovery ahead.
    Nylorac Creations

  40. Debra Latimore says:

    Congrats on your continuing recovery. Enjoyed your Craftsy knits class and would love to win the pattern to try out the large cup sizes it offers.

  41. Karen Tametria Wright says:

    This dress look marvelous! Just in time for my return to sewing and some starting a new job. Gotta have something cute to wear this Spring.

  42. Barbara says:

    Cashmerette patterns are perfect for my figure, I would love to win.

  43. Elichia says:

    Yay for small victories! May they become huge victories, overall.

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