The Reporter Frock Grosgrain Giveaway

July 21, 2010

Last week I was inspired to do a bathing suit. I haven't done one since I made one for Lily nearly two years ago. So I bought some material on ebay and waited, and waited and waited. Still no material. So last minute I threw together this dress on Saturday.
Now, I've been liking the black and white with olive green so doing this as a faux skirt and top dress seemed perfect. I thought this looked like something a reporter from the 50s or a secretary from Mad Men would wear, though maybe a little less short. I've been looking at too many Modcloth frocks lately. They are ALL SHORT.

Hopefully the bathing suit can be up next week....if I ever get the fabric.
Giveaways can be entered in three ways:
1) By linking (to your blog, facebook, myspace, or any other site)
2) By leaving a comment without a link or
3) By linking and leaving a comment (this will be worth 2 entries which will better your chances of winning). Find more info under the FAQ page.


If you are leaving a link just use the 'create a link' at the bottom of this post or simply creating a post on your blog and including this link.If you use blogger just use the "create a link" link at the bottom of this post. If you don't use blogger, that's fine too. Just create a link on your page as you normally would and I will see it using Technorati.

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McClure Family said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE IT!!

Shalyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Stunning! I love all of the pleating. I must learn how to incorporate those details. And I'm loving that color combo, too.

Wan Ching said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely gorgeous!!!


i linked it to my facebook (http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=501935246&v=wall)

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

Stunning Color Combo and pleat deatil!!

tiger28 said... Best Blogger Tips

wow!!! is all i can say-- what a gorgeous dress!! you are totally inspiring me to learn how to sew:)

Olelé said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely beautiful dress! Thanks for the giveaway!
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AB Fisher said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is adorable! I absolutely LOVE it!

C. Hill said... Best Blogger Tips

Just beautiful, love the color combo.

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

This is beautiful. I LOVE the green--a very earthy color--juxtaposed with the mod pattern of the skirt.

... I tried to link, but didn't really understand what it was asking me to do? So here's the facebook link... http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000410390707&ref=ts#!/profile.php?id=13004154

Thanks for the amazing opportunity!

tina_crossgrove@hotmail.com

Sharon said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, it is beautiful!

Liz said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so pretty.

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said... Best Blogger Tips

This is truly impressive for something you just "threw" together. Love it. The colour choices make it outstanding. Toss my hat...er, gele into the pot.
Angela

chicken sewer said... Best Blogger Tips

What a fantastic dress, yes you can just picture a Lois Lane wearing this as she gets the scoop on Superman :)

Cathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! I really don't know what else to say.
Wow!!!

(I especially love the pleats!)

nowforthen said... Best Blogger Tips

I have such a soft spot for anything olive. Love the newspaper-inspired photo shoot!

elise65 said... Best Blogger Tips

I have tons of black and white items in my wardrobe and nothing good to wear them with... looks like I need to get some olive green!

Lisa and Jared said... Best Blogger Tips

Those colors are AMAZING together! I've never done a giveaway before, because I'd never found a real reason before I was shown this site! That dress is AMAZING!!!

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Biscuits said... Best Blogger Tips

The outfit is chic

Crafty Q said... Best Blogger Tips

What an inspiration! I love the dress colors. If i don't win this one, I just might try to come up with my own!

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Kathi said... Best Blogger Tips

What an amazing dress! I am blown away by it!!

kisieltruskawkowy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it! It's awesome mix of colours

The Baby Head Diarist said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress! How did you know that I mainly wear dresses to work except for casual days! :) I must win this!

Arin said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a link on my blog
http://ballroomarin.blogspot.com/

I love green and to see it paired with that lovely black and white pattern just made me so excited to see!! Love the ruffles on the neckline too...so fab.
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Chandler said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that olive color. I never knew it would look so good with black and white.

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brown said... Best Blogger Tips

i absolutely adore the olvie/black/white combo!

Ginny said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing, love the colors! Blogged http://momcontests.blogspot.com/2010/07/reporter-frock-grosgrain-giveaway.html

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty! I would love to wear this to work!

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Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

This is amazing. That top is so beautiful!

Libea said... Best Blogger Tips

what a pretty dress - love the green color!!

spring sprang sprung said... Best Blogger Tips

this frock is so interesting and intracait

sands said... Best Blogger Tips

That's one fabulous dress! Love it!

daisymay aka Chantele said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so stunning and so my style! Daisy Dayz Home

Nicole said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the boldness of the skirt! Great color combo.

Melissa Ann said... Best Blogger Tips

I really really love this. The ruffles, the skirt, the beautiful green...sigh...
However, this post (nor any of your more recent posts that I can see) doesn't say what size the dress is. I assume that you're a 6/8 which would make most things you make too small, but I would love to see you add bust/hip/waist circumferences to your giveaways so we could properly judge whether or not to enter.
Thank you for the lovely work/inspiration you do and for giving it away!

Seinde said... Best Blogger Tips

what a wonderful dress! i love the ruffled neckline!

nique said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to wear this for medical school interviews. It's so chic (and I normally hate ruffles)
I love allt he geo designs going on in this piece

Tiffany said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful pattern & Beautiful Color combination! I wish I had an ounce of your natural talant.

Gabrielle @ i.craft said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!! I linked it!

Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply adorable!

I linked to your post from my FB page

http://www.facebook.com/MaidenJaneDesigns

Thank you!

Andromache said... Best Blogger Tips

Its great! I love the top

Shannon Boettcher said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohhhh...that green is totally one of my branding colors for my photography business!!! Love love love! (& I have to tell you, I just recently did a shoot with the same sort of background as yours :) (& here I thought I was being original ;)

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=178963&id=115654241988

Kimberlee said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm making my first dress ever for Ren Faire - thank you for the inspiration. You had to have made a first dress at some point, too!

Barbara said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful combination of a graphic pattern and ruffled collar. It's terrific!

Julia said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the pleated top around the neck and arms' area, beautiful! and the skirt is perfect!!

OITS said... Best Blogger Tips

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=17501966

This is beautiful! I love the pattern and print color combo!

They call me Cee. said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is so darling!
i love thw two fabrics together :)

Kelsey Jo said... Best Blogger Tips

A couple of ?s for you:
Roughly what size would you say this is? And are these separates? And why don't you own yourself a cute little boutique yet?

Buckmistress A. said... Best Blogger Tips

CA-RAZY ABOUT THIS! Green is my color

Claudia said... Best Blogger Tips

What can I say, this is so crazy cuta and cool and geeky and bookish and stylish, all rolled into one. I love it!!

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Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that bodice detail with the pleated neckline. And the skirt print, the green fabric.... AMAZING!

Thanks for the chance of winning this beauty in your giveaway.

Steph
daivmommy@yahoo.com

Samantha said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a sexy yet girly look!


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Z said... Best Blogger Tips

Fabulous! I especially love the collar!

orata said... Best Blogger Tips

what a beautiful dress!

Jennifer Rzasa said... Best Blogger Tips

I just found your blog...it's amazing! I subscribed on my google reader so I don't miss a moment of it! Lovely dress, with an awesome color combo!

Tiffany said... Best Blogger Tips

PS: Created a Link on FB

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful combination! The colors are great together.

Kristen said... Best Blogger Tips

I adore that print! Absolutely stunning!

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness- This is amazing! I LOVE the neckline.

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Amy said... Best Blogger Tips

Wowee. Love the color choice!

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Erin said... Best Blogger Tips

The neckline and waistline on this are SO beautiful!

Trina said... Best Blogger Tips

You truly are talented. I jut found your site and love your designs.
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becks said... Best Blogger Tips

BEAUTIFUL! I would LOVE this.

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Josh Healy said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi, hope it's OK to contact you here. We would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog (http://www.giveawayscout.com/addblog/ ). thanks, Josh

The Clay Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness! I love this dress! It is absolutely adorable and makes me wish I could sew :(

Danni said... Best Blogger Tips

Any female reporter should be drooling over this one!

Caro said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply beautiful! That collar is amazing! Great fabric combination.

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said... Best Blogger Tips

I love both the wonderful and sophisticated design and the colors !! what a great opportunity and a chance for one of us to have this beauty in one's closet :)

Andrea J. said... Best Blogger Tips

Tried and true... green is always inspiring. I love the collar. Did I miss the instructions?

LAMusing said... Best Blogger Tips

This is crazy cute! A modern spin on vintage :)
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Norma said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! The colors, the clean lines... it's fabulous!

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faviola said... Best Blogger Tips

So pretty!!!!

mama zharfan said... Best Blogger Tips

Simply awesome!

Tania on the Hill said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful piece of art to wear!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Tania on the Hill said... Best Blogger Tips

I put the giveaway in my sideabar at: http://superqtonthehill.blogspot.com/

Dainty Couture said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful!!

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh gosh! If only I could win this! I teach a writing class at a university and it is so hard to be 23 and look professional without looking like a school marm! I would love to wear this!

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

I blogged too :)

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this!!!

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Rose said... Best Blogger Tips

I just found you website and I am so inspired. Love the choice of green, white and black.

Kim said... Best Blogger Tips

This is amazing. I want to wear this to my next PTA meeting with my hair in a bun!!!! You are awesome.

ladyscientist at yahoo.com

Val said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE THIS!!!! I so wish it was also for sale!!! Love the print & color combo. Thanks for the chance to win!

JAM said... Best Blogger Tips

Found your blog through Stories of A to Z! That is a gorgeous dress!

Asia said... Best Blogger Tips

It is so lovely and unusual...

Asia said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely!

kellylearnstosew said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the green color contrasted with the black and white. It's stunning!

Belle + Bee said... Best Blogger Tips

Funny...I was about to say stunning then I read the most recent comment:) Vavavavoom!

Lil' Bit and Nan said... Best Blogger Tips

This is fabulous! I love the neck, and the print on the faux skirt. Is it bad that it's the end of September and I am just now commenting?

Charly said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a great combo. I just saw something similar at Anthro...

Christine said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress. The colors are perfect :)

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

can you still join this? if so, count me in!! i'd love it!

Margherita Berti said... Best Blogger Tips

AWESOME! thank you for this oppurtunity

Sarah and Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty outfit! How did you stack all those gorgeous pleats on the top? Very impressive sewing! Thanks for sharing!

figgys said... Best Blogger Tips

Super Lovely! Thank you!

Niki said... Best Blogger Tips

Too cute! I follow your blog daily. It so inspires me to think outside the box.

Kari Fox said... Best Blogger Tips

Is this giveaway still on because I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to own this! It is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! Oh I hope it is still on. If I dont win I am going to definitely try and make it myself.

ihartkhart said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely adorable! I wish I have your sewing talent.

Lucy P said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh this is the loveliest dress. I can't wait until I get practiced enough to be able to make something as lovely as this! If I could still be in with a chance of winning it that would be amazing too! It would totally go with my newly-coloured copper hair :)
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Landon and Kylie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is gorgeous. I don't know how you manage to come up with such brilliant ideas and then execute them perfectly. The things I make never turn out how I had envisioned. :(
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jackiewd said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautful! I hope you'll do a how-to of the collar detail!

saraH said... Best Blogger Tips

WOW! i would love to win this dress, it's beautiful!

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Ginny said... Best Blogger Tips

love everything about this, blogged & follow

http://momcontests.blogspot.com/2010/10/reporter-frock-grosgrain-giveaway.html

schooley said... Best Blogger Tips

Great dress, absolutely love it!

Chelsey said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the color combo! Love the style! Love it all!

Crunchy Granola Sisters said... Best Blogger Tips

CUTE!!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

this dress is so pretty and the pattern is so interesting!

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Ada said... Best Blogger Tips

what a beautiful beautiful beautiful beautiful dress!!!!!Love the color combo, and those pleats are fantastically sculptural.

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Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! This dress is AMAZING! I love love love the green! That's the color my bridesmaids wore! =)
Your blog is so inspiring, I follow it and I follow you on Twitter!

cluttershop said... Best Blogger Tips

really gorgeous dress - I love the neckline and arm details.

Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

Starting a new job and I need this outfit!

swoodsonshoeclips said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgeous! http://swoodsonshoeclips.wordpress.com/

Candy said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG that is my favorite color!! Thanks for hosting this amazing giveaway!

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Holly said... Best Blogger Tips

Just the right amount of retro and modern! Great job!

marissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely darling!
rissa_lq@yahoo.com

Prachi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the colors! what a lovely dress!

Liz H. said... Best Blogger Tips

This is SO beautiful. I just love it. <3

Gen said... Best Blogger Tips

you're an amazing seamstress - this is really unique and lovely! (and the color combination totally works)

Cassandra Meade said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this! The colors go together so well. Great job!

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Emory said... Best Blogger Tips

Love that dress!

Courtney said... Best Blogger Tips

OOOO, perfect for the office!

Elisa Morrison said... Best Blogger Tips

I think this is adorable, and not only do I hope I win it, I hope it fits me. What size is it?

mjirsch said... Best Blogger Tips

OoooOO i've never thought to put black, white and olive together. rosiebud63 at hotmail dot com

Rochelle said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely gorgeous!!

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Laura said... Best Blogger Tips

This has been one of my favorite creations since I first found this blog!

Aimee said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty!

Marta DB said... Best Blogger Tips

You are simply amazing and this is awesome!...it fits you SO well (but then everything does!) I'd keep it if I were you, but thank you!

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

This caught my eye as I was hopping around blogland. The chance to win it was a pleasant surprise. Beautiful!

SueMurph said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously...is this giveaway still OPEN? Missed it in July, but love it and found it on your side bar in current giveaways. Gorgeous Grosgrain Graphics! You amaze me!

Corinne said... Best Blogger Tips

Doesn't matter to me whether I win the giveaway. I am such a fan of Grosgrain. The tutorials are just fab - saved my sewing bacon many a time.

MereSea said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! The combo of olive green and graphic black and white is unexpected and chic!

MereSea said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! The combo of olive and black and white is unexpected and works so well!

More Than Conquerors said... Best Blogger Tips

I just found your site and it is AMAZING! I really appreciate your vintage style as it's a style I would love to pull off more often!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Very pretty. I would love the pattern for the skirt and the blouse. Beautiful.
Vickie

Chelsea Ling said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for the chance

Mitzi Green said... Best Blogger Tips

i fell in love with this the first time i saw it. i may have already posted a comment but i can't remember. at any rate, if i win it, it will be my "goal" frock--i.e., my inspiration for hitting the treadmill EVERY DAY for the next few months! alpatton (at) gmail (dot) com

meg mcilvaine said... Best Blogger Tips

love this dress! the colors are super cute together.

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