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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Luna Luna! You had me at Hello!!! And YOU can WIN one too!



Hi! It's Merav from Baby Hobbes Design, thrilled to share my Luna(s-yep, get ready to pluralize it-you just can't make one) with you. When Amy, over at Brownie Goose Patterns asked me to review her brand-spanking new pattern, I literally squealed. Back in October, I saw a sneak of the new pattern over at the Brownie Goose Online Showcase, with its angled, squared yoke, side panels, and swing-ability, I knew I had to sew one (or 3 and counting) up for Hobbes.



The Luna had me, right off the back, with its Princess Seams panels. I love how there are many options--almost like a puzzle--to showcase different prints and create dramatic movements within the flowy swing dress. I dove in Full Throttle with my just-arrived Wonderland fabrics by Katarina Roccella over at Art Gallery Fabrics. I have waited months for this print to show up at my doorstep, and the Luna pattern complemented the large bold prints with it's frame-like appearances.







Oh, and let's talk about the front and back angle-square yoke: It's screaming "center of attention" right? Just imagine the moments you can create adding trims, buttons and embroidery to capture the upcoming Holiday Season. For more example, click here to see more amazing photos over at the Brownie Goose Lovers page.
***The lining of the Yoke adds the opportunity for hidden seams-the dress is constructed beautifully inside and out.






If you squint your eyes, you might be able to make out the letters on the buttons. Yep, they're engraved with Baby Hobbes Design!
The dress calls for a button closer on the back, and I was so excited to show off these new beauties. I feel so branded! However, if you are like me-about this time two years ago and the thought of sewing buttonholes sends your running in the other direction-you can create a loop using bias tape or elastic to loop around the button, sew a hook and eye or insert a KAM snap to close up the back. 




The Luna offers you 2 different views. Hobbes and I are all about the elbow length sleeves! It's Chicago, after all, and November usually means 1st sight of Snow (NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!). But if you aren't snow-ridden like us or you love the layered look, check out View B with it's built-in angle-flutter sleeves. Amy, you are a genius with the princess seams and flutters!






I must add that in true Brownie Goose style, this dress is NOT a fabric-hoarder. Actually, I was quite surprised that for Hobbes (size 3 chest, 4 in length measurements) I just needed a smidge over 1/2 yard salvage to salvage width piece for my two skirt pieces and about 2/3 of a yard for the corresponding fabrics.  This dress makes a great stash buster too!

Want a chance to recreate THIS look? Enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a Free copy of Brownie Goose Luna and 3 yards of Art Gallery Wonderland fabrics in the same prints I used to create Hobbes Luna dress.










Special thanks to my friends Tiana and Thomas over at TKPhotography - even past her bed time, you always know how to get Hobbes to shine!
Love Hobbes's Halo, check out Little Sparrow Bows Boutique for M2M hair pretties for every dress.
Thank you to the Amazing folks over at Art Gallery Fabrics for contributing to the giveaway-and for creating beautiful fabrics. 
Baby Hobbes Design is not affiliated with Brownie Goose Patterns. I received a complimentary copy to review. 





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81 comments:

  1. I love the Tilly but can't wait to try the Luna!

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  2. GORGEOUS!!!! both your dress and your use of fabric

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  3. What a wonderful way to use that Art Gallery Wonderland fabric. Love the pattern, love the fabric. Definitely a success!!

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  4. I love the bay dress but I can't wait to try this one. It will be perfect in some fun Christmas fabrics!! Great job!!

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  5. Adorable pattern, fabrics, and model!! 😍

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    1. Oh! And my favorite pattern is the Nelle!! :)

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    2. Oh! And my favorite pattern is the Nelle!! :)

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  6. Love the wonderland fabric. My favorite brownie goose pattern is Lazy Susan.

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  7. It is impossible to pick just one!! I use Lazy Susan the most but love Blondie the most!!

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  8. Love the Hattie! About to make a Lake dress at the moment, in corduroy for layering this winter.

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  10. Can't wait to try this one! My current BG favorite are tilly and cricket, but there's still quite a few I still need to try.

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  11. Tilly is my favorite. But Luna is a close second! Eek!
    Love how you did the sides in a contrasting color!!

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  12. Tilly is my favorite. But Luna is a close second! Eek!
    Love how you did the sides in a contrasting color!!

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  13. Gorgeous! I can't wait to try this one out!! I've been on a BG Betsy kick lately, but I'm dreaming up all kinds of combos for Luna and am so excited for it's release!!!

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  14. Tilly is my favorite as of now, but I'm dying to try out the Luna!!!

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  15. The Lazy Susan is so versatile, but I love my Lily Rufflers too. Such a hard decision. Can't wait for the Luna!

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  17. I can visualize so many dresses with with pattern! It made my wish list!

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  18. It is so hard to choose just one! I don't make it enough, but the Lake Dress is my favorite for it's simplicity. Lazy Susan is my favorite for more formal occasions!

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  19. I love this pattern and I don't think there's an Art Gallery print that I don't love!!

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  20. my favorite is the tilly, I can't wait to try this one!

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  21. I'm a little in love with Pepper x

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  22. The Cricket is my favorite. But I think the Luna will be my new fav!

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  23. I love all the things you can do with the the Tilly!

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  24. I love the Nelle pattern, but I can't wait to try out Luna. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. Your dress is lovely! I'd have to say that the Allie Oop top & dress pattern would be my favorite!

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  26. Love your version of the Luna!!!

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  27. My favorite pattern is the Allie Oop Top and Dress...

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  28. And my favorite pattern is Nelle

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  29. Hmm, so many awesome choices! Not including Luna, I would say Betsy is a fave!

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  30. How could I pick a favorite?!? If I had to, I'd say the Lazy Susan is my fave!

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  31. How could I pick a favorite?!? If I had to, I'd say the Lazy Susan is my fave!

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  32. My favorite is not the Cricket. It is so timeless and versatile, I just adore it!

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  33. Lazy Susan will always be my fave! So classic!

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  34. I love the Bay dress. That crossover back is beautiful!

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  35. Love the design lines of this. TOO cute. Your version is great. My favorite colors. :)

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  36. can't wait for Luna but have done Tilly, Besty

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  37. My all time favorite sewing pattern is also my favorite pattern by Brownie Goose....hands down, Lazy Susan!

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    1. Susan! You are our Random 1st place winner. Please message me at facebook.com/babyhobbesdesign and congrats!

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  38. That is gorgeous!! My favorit is either the Tilly or the Betsy!!

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  39. That is gorgeous!! My favorit is either the Tilly or the Betsy!!

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  40. I love the Tilly so much!! I am really excited for Luna though!!

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  41. Summer sailor shorts... but Love the look of Luna!!

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  42. I love the Tilly, especially the newer version, because now my oldest can enjoy it and look adorable too. Not just for little sister anymore.

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  43. Pepper is the one I use the most!

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  44. Beautiful! Can't wait to make one for my little one

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  45. I love BG's lazy Susan, it's a classic

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  46. This dress is gorgeous! My favorite BG patterns are Nelle and Bay.

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  47. So hard to pick just one, but I am loving the summer sailor shorts! Thanks for the giveaway and your dress is beautiful!

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  48. I love Amy's patterns! It's hard to pick one favorite but right now I'd say the cricket.

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  49. Like so many others, it is hard to pick just one. I love Amy's patterns and instructions, they are one of a kind. I am gonna go with Tilly and the new add ons.

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  50. I love the Luna. Its just beautiful. I think it would suit my girls

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  51. I love the Luna. Its just beautiful. I think it would suit my girls

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  52. Beautiful dress! My favorite pattern would have to be the Summer Sailors.

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  53. Beautiful dress! My favorite pattern would have to be the Summer Sailors.

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  54. This is an adorable pattern! I can't wait to try! Thanks!

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  55. Luna! Such a nice name and gorgeous pattern!

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  56. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! Need this pattern andbwould love the fabric.

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  57. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! Need this pattern andbwould love the fabric.

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  58. My favorite is Hattie. Luna is a gorgeous pattern!

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  59. Gorgeous! Can't wait to try her out!!

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  60. My favorite pattern from BG is a toss up between Hattie, Lily Rufflers, and the Bay dress.

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  61. Love this dress!!! Def sold me on the pattern. My favorites are Allie Oop and Lazy Susan.

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