The Best Medicine Frock Grosgrain Giveaway (Valentine's Special)

February 9, 2011

This year I wanted to buy something special for Valentine's Day. So I searched my favorite dress shop, Modcloth. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to go for sultry or sweet. I had it narrowed down to two frocks when I realized that the sultry one was sold out. Then (of course) it became the one I wanted. It was actually rather expensive anyway. With shipping it would have been close to $100. And I don't like to spend more than $60 on a dress and even then it's gotta be something special.
So, I decided to try and recreate it. Here was the Modcloth version. I tweaked a couple things but I think it came out pretty good. And I only paid $25 for the material and notions. It would have been even less but I bought duponi silk for the bodice and ruffles which is $12 a yard at JoAnn's with a 40% off coupon. So this dress is probably even made of better material than the Modcloth version.
My favorite part about this dress is the ruffles at the bottom. It gives it some body in the skirt and looks like cake confection. I also added the pintucks under the bustline. And the back has a nice deep V that reaches below the bra line. I wore a normal bra with this and the only thing that showed was the hooks in the back which can be hidden by safety pinning the bra below the zipper.....I'm skillfull that way;)

I will be wearing this to our Valentine's Day dinner but if any of you would like the chance to own this dress after that I will be offering it up to one lucky Grosgrain reader. I'll only be wearing it one night but I just want to be clear that I will be wearing it before it gets sent.
Grosgrain Giveaways can be entered by any ONE of four ways 
 
1) By linking about this giveaway (to your blog, facebook, or any other site) button is below.
2) By leaving a comment

3) By FOLLOWING Grosgrain using this link or THE LINK IN MY RIGHT SIDEBAR.

4) *NEW* By following me on Twitter 

Just remember to please leave me a comment telling me what you did so that I can go back and look for your entry. Either give me the link that you posted for the giveaway to or tell me that you began to follow me. 
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.

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STEPHANIE said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgeous, gorgeous dress! i've been in love with red lately, and i would be so happy to be able to rock this dress. thanks for such a great giveaway!!

anu kaelussoo said... Best Blogger Tips

to good to be true! amazing dress!

Mandy said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute and flirty! Absolutely Beautiful!!! Looks like such a fun dress:) I just started following you and I'm looking forward to seeing more of your awesome creations! :)

Robyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous!

One life to live said... Best Blogger Tips

What a pretty dress. Yours sure looks better than the ModCloth version..

Anna R. said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the dream of a dress i always dreamed of wearing on Valentines day.

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anlusaro said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress it is so cute and it looks better than the original!

Make Me Over said... Best Blogger Tips

What a superb colour! I love the detail on the chest- very striking.

Keith said... Best Blogger Tips

The dress looks much nicer than the original! Awesome job...I really love it!

Kennan said... Best Blogger Tips

"The dress looks much nicer than the original! Awesome job...I really love it!" - oops I accidentally was signed into my boyfriend's account haha

Anna Depew said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh My goodness this dress is stunning!

Sewing Princess said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd love to win such a dress, it's fantastic and I love red. I am sure you will have a great valentine's day in it.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Um WOOW you are So talented, this is incredible and adorable and I love it!! I bet you're gonna look like a bombshell in it!

Julia said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd love this dress!

Julia said... Best Blogger Tips

And I of course totally already follow you on twitter :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

That's such a gorgeous dress! I love the color too. :)

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Karen said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gorgeous dress! I love the color too. :)

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Kelsey Jo said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous! I never cease to be amazed by your skills.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous dress!

Irene Bullock said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a truly awesome dress.
I dont know if readers outside the US can participate, but if yes, please count me on!

kim said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so pretty!

Emy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this so much!
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kitty crafter said... Best Blogger Tips

what an amazing dress! and the color is lovely.

Alex said... Best Blogger Tips

That is gorgeous!

felicia said... Best Blogger Tips

I like your version better than the modcloth! If I were you i wouldn't give it away!

hannah said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Everything about this dress is delicious indeed. Hope to win!

hannahkzun@gmail.com

jennifer s said... Best Blogger Tips

You created such a beautiful dress. Its amazing!

Jodie E Gollings said... Best Blogger Tips

Yours turned out better than the Modcloth one if you ask me!

Mel said... Best Blogger Tips

Your photographs are STUNNING and they honestly make your version of the dress look WAY better than the modcloth version ;) it's true!

Mel said... Best Blogger Tips

Following you on twitter @bloggeddown and following you via google friend connect also.

SarahJohanna said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! This looks so great! Love the ruffles!

charity said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is gorgeous! I hope I win :)

charity said... Best Blogger Tips

And I am a follower of yours.
Thanks!

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

I don' care if you wear it 100 times. That dress is beautiful!

becky said... Best Blogger Tips

you look so good! hope you have a great valentines!
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bethany said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress, I would also love to own it. :)

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't believe you made this just by looking at another dress! What amazing talent. Would love to give it a try *WINK!

Kara said... Best Blogger Tips

What a gorgeous dress!!! I LOVE the color, the pleats on the bodice, and the yards and yards of ruffles! Enjoy your Valentine's Day (for me, it's my hubby's birthday too!) If I won, I'd wear the dress for my birthday this year! :-)

April said... Best Blogger Tips

stunning!

Hannah said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow with Twitter!
hanibee8@hotmail.com

JBalloon said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the ruffly part!

redtail said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely lovely. The color is so vibrant - I've never owned anything that color but seeing it on you makes me want to wear it!

Jaime said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing. I think your versions are always better than modcloths anyways!

nette said... Best Blogger Tips

this dress is so romantic and the color is just astonishing! i think you did an even better job, than the original. i would love to win this dress!

nette said... Best Blogger Tips

i am also a follower! ;)

Kirsten said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is so gorgeous! So jealous! :)

Hele said... Best Blogger Tips

sooooo beautifull, I want to enter.
I follow you .

you are even cuter with this dress

Kiss

helenytroy@gmail.com

The Shumate Family said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, I love this dress. It is amazing. Good job, yet again!

Kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohhhh Love it! I wouldn't care if you spilled on it I would still love it! Have a fun dinner!

Kayleigh said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress. So romantic and frilly!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

this dress turned out beautifully - i can't believe you are giving it away! The details in the bodice are simply perfect!

grace said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful. i linked you on my blog
http://www.divine-collisions.blogspot.com

Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

This is gorgeous! Also, I love the wavy hair! I can never get mine to do that and look so smooth at the same time.

Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

BEAUTIFUL dress, I cannot get over those ruffles!!!

LOVE IT

Joy said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful dress!

Megan C said... Best Blogger Tips

I like your dress better then the Modcloth version. Great job!

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Bunny B said... Best Blogger Tips

Linked this giveaway to my blog - http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2011/02/grosgrain-best-medicine-frock-grosgrain.html
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous dress! I wish I could sew like you!!
bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said... Best Blogger Tips

GFC follower - bunnyb
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Bunny B said... Best Blogger Tips

Twitter follower @bunnyb
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Tara said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE IT!!!!

Estee said... Best Blogger Tips

The dress is just lovely!

Estee said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower.

Sharon said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE this dress!! You are such a talented seamstress!

Terra said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful!!

Lucie said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely love the dress. Adorable and sexy!
Lucie (lucka73601@gmail.com)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a magnificent job - it looks more polished than the inspiration!

Lou said... Best Blogger Tips

Your dress is much better, more refined style and quality materials. Wish my lazy hands worked the sewing machine better.

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is sooo beautiful! Love it. Love your blog!

Kat said... Best Blogger Tips

oh my goodness... i don't know if it'd fit me but this would cure my valentine's blues! <3

also, i follow!

Lauren said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is exquisite! much better than the modcloth version. I follow your blog & twitter, and would love this dress!! Also: your hair looks so pretty. I have been thinking of getting bangs for pretty much forever...this may inspire me to finally go for it!

Lori said... Best Blogger Tips

This is soooo gorgeous! You look lovely. You are sure to have a happy V-day! ;)

Could you do a tutorial on how to sew these ruffles at some point? I have a really hard time sewing them down neatly whenever I try. Also after I ruche the fabric into ruffles and try to sew the ruffles, my sewing machine foot sort of scrunches the fabric flat again, so I end up with a flattish half and a super tightly ruffled half. Boo me.

mommyslittlemonkeys said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is gorgeous! SO generous of you to give it away! If I win I hope it fits me!

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

What I'd REALLY love to have is your hair...but I suppose a dress would work as a consolation prize...

Mary June Miller said... Best Blogger Tips

This is gorgeous. I can't figure out how you can just whip something out so perfectly and quickly!!
I'd love this piece.

Life Beautification Project said... Best Blogger Tips

This is SO gorgeous!! You should consider starting an etsy shop!

ruthhill74 said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress and would love to win is!

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ruthhill74 said... Best Blogger Tips

gfc follower
ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

It looks lovely on you.

Andi said... Best Blogger Tips

I know I'll never win but that dress is gorgeous! Just had to put that out there.

Piia said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is pure perfection!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! Do you have a rough pattern you can post for this?

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

i absolutely positively LOVE this dress!!
i also follow your blog!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

gorgeous dress! looks better than the original!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

oooo what a lovely dress! looks better than the modcloth one. thank you for this opportunity.

BigEyedDC said... Best Blogger Tips

This is very beautiful dress! Your husband is a lucky man!

Mora said... Best Blogger Tips

That is totally cute, but feminin... your Valentine is a lucky one

Theo said... Best Blogger Tips

I just found your amazing blog and became a follower, even before I saw the contest. I hope I win!

Prachi said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a pretty dress! would love to wear it on valentine's day!

Katie Bee said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a total newcomer to your blog (found via pinterest), and I am seriously impressed. WOW. That is a beautiful dress. I'd so be keeping it if I were you! :)

cutefactor said... Best Blogger Tips

New to your site but I LOVE LOVE everything! I am now following....can't wait!

Rach said... Best Blogger Tips

New to your site and I LOVE LOVE everything especially this dress...following....

Curtis said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this dress! Seriously darling.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness! I adore this dress and would love to own it/wear it for a cousins wedding! wouldn't want to upstage her of course, and this dress could do it! wow. Pick me, pick me! Email is ktslater22@hotmail.com!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing! I love it! Happy Valentine's Day1

Brandy B said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely gorgeous

alice said... Best Blogger Tips

Same here, can't believe you'll give it away ! I love the back and the ruffles !

janelle said... Best Blogger Tips

such a pretty dress. :)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that dress! It is already Valentine's day here in Australia; I showed it to my husband and he thought it was gorgeous!

I have followed you on Twitter.

rads said... Best Blogger Tips

you look pretty in it!

Susan Woods said... Best Blogger Tips

so lovely!

Bill said... Best Blogger Tips

Love, love, love this!

Abs said... Best Blogger Tips

I am an absolute sucker for Dupioni silk. What a sassy dress!

Eric and Tara said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, this might be my most favorite dress EVER!!

Deanna said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely! Just added you on Twitter

Paula said... Best Blogger Tips

it's perfect! i love red dresses but I don't have one!
you look so cute on it!

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Alyssa said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a beautiful dress!

Brigita said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is passion personified! Fantastic.

viv said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello,
that's a stunning dress!
I'm following you now ;)

alice said... Best Blogger Tips

That dress is SO beautiful! I'm crossing my fingers for this one!

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alice said... Best Blogger Tips

I've been following for a few months now too. Love your blog!

lovealice22 at gmail dot com

Nadia said... Best Blogger Tips

Oo! So nice! Please enter me into the draw. :)

claireh427 said... Best Blogger Tips

That is such a beautiful dress. I love getting the links to all the beautiful clothes you make via twitter. I cannot believe you aren't keeping this dress for yourself.

Jen said... Best Blogger Tips

that dress is FaBuLoUs!!!!!

Angel said... Best Blogger Tips

This is gorgeous!

Better than Modcloth's version!

I follow... please count me in.

Julie @ My Life...Inspired said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! I die. You did an amazing job on that dress!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful. Red. Dress.
jrshinn @ gmail dot com

April Bridges Photography said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow you on Twitter now. @ABridgesPhoto

April Bridges Photography said... Best Blogger Tips

I now follow you on Twitter. @ABridgesPhoto

VanClar said... Best Blogger Tips

I am following you!
Gorgeous dress!

Jamie Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

I too was coveting this dress on Modcloth and couldn't bring myself to spend the money. But I would gladly take your beautifully made dress! Fingers crossed!

Alexis Olson said... Best Blogger Tips

AAAHHH! So Cute!

Great Job!

Mandi said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, so lovely! I so want this dress. :) I follow your blog and follow you on twitter. *crosses fingers*

kelsie rae. said... Best Blogger Tips

you did a fabulous job! i'd love to wear this dress!

campnlulu said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh so lovely! I am in a Valentine these wedding this weekend and this would be perfect!

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh boy, would i LOVE this dress!!

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh boy, would I LOVE this dress!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

you are very talented! what a lovely dress. I'd be happy to take it off your hands when you're done with it :)

Mammu said... Best Blogger Tips

I just love this dress. I would be sooo happy to get it. :) Will go and follow you on Twitter also :)

Fab said... Best Blogger Tips

I am follower I love the dress you re so talented.

Hannah said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow Grosgrain!
hanibee8@hotmail.com

Michael Quinn said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow you too!

Lucia Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd love to enter!

~Lucia
lmmorud@gmail.com

Lucia Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

I am a follower!

~lucia
lmmorud@gmail.com

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

yes yes yes! This is scrumptious...you never cease to amaze! I love to look on Modcloth and Ruche or Anthro and dig through my grandmas pile of vintage 40s patterns and make my own versions!
I want this one pretty pleeeeease! I will eat a hot fudge sunday with a cherry on top in it...

Faith Marie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh! that is adorable!! oh and i am a new follower ;)

Alex said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower!

Jenn A said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is GORGEOUS! I'd love to have this dress.

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RainbowCookies said... Best Blogger Tips

Im a new follower! Great fabric choice!

Dancer D.O. said... Best Blogger Tips

wow!! has this giveaway ended already?! this dress is just stunning.

Dancer D.O. said... Best Blogger Tips

wow!! did this giveaway end already?! this dress is absolutely stunning!

CHARISSA said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely LOVE that dress.
I MUST have it!
Even if I don't win - I would LOVE to buy one,
if it were possible.

PG said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful dress! Great job!
Just started following your blog (wish I had found it sooner) and following you on twitter!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

It really is a lovely dress!

What is the size though?

SVaRaDa said... Best Blogger Tips

it´s lovely

Carissa said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my favorites that you have made! You continue to amaze. I just followed your blog and tweets :)

elena. said... Best Blogger Tips

this is precious. I'd love me a beautiful red dress!

gniymay said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a beautiful dress! :) Thank you for the chance to win it!

gniymay said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a beautiful cress! :) Thank you for the chance to win it!

Twigs @ Twiggles and Trunks said... Best Blogger Tips

i follow you

Twigs @ Twiggles and Trunks said... Best Blogger Tips

i link this giveaway, http://twigglesandtrunks.blogspot.com/2011/03/grosgrain-goodness-again.html

Twigs @ Twiggles and Trunks said... Best Blogger Tips

i'd LOVE to rock this dress. it is gorgeous, GREAT JOB!

P.Goodys said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like this dress. A nice red "something" is hard to find. This is lovely.

P.Goodys said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow this blog.

Melissa said... Best Blogger Tips

Love this. <3

Jenny Plumb said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! this is an amazing dress! I feel I could rock this dress and my husband's favorite color on me is red (what a typical man, huh?). Haha!

Jenny Plumb said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow you as well.

XauXau said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi!

Well - waaaahhh is all I can say..

LOVE it.

XauXau said... Best Blogger Tips

and I am following you..

melissity said... Best Blogger Tips

Not sure if this giveaway is still open, but just in case, I'm leaving a comment because that dress is amazing!

Lynda said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful as always! LOVE checking out your blog! Only wish I had more time!

Banhannas said... Best Blogger Tips

What a sultry dress! I wouldn't be wearing it right now but once the weather warms up it will definitely be worn.

I am following you both as a Google Follower and on Twitter!

HarmlessColor said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I like your version better than the modcloth one!

ne-knopka said... Best Blogger Tips

following on twitter (annakul)


anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

michellek said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful! The style looks great with this fabric/color.

Carolyn said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a really beautiful dress!!

lorenita76 said... Best Blogger Tips

LOVE ITTTTTT

Reagans momma said... Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful. I love it! Here's hoping it becomes mine!

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

such a perfect color !!

Kylar said... Best Blogger Tips

Every time I see this dress on the side bar I fall in love with it again, it's absolutely amazing!

Anne said... Best Blogger Tips

very beautiful dress!why do u want to giveaway that gorgoeus dress?love it....im a follower!
anne_dias@ymail.com

Aubs said... Best Blogger Tips

Unbelievable! What a show stopper!

LisaAnn said... Best Blogger Tips

This would look so pretty on my daughter!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

That colour is great on you. Following you on twitter

Nathalie said... Best Blogger Tips

Gorgeous!!

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

just started following you on twitter! :)

Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful dress! so lovely and red too! Once again another amazing dress.

A Nest in the Making said... Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE this one!

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A Nest in the Making said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower!

anestinthemaking {at} gmail {dot} com

A Nest in the Making said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower!

anestinthemaking {at} gmail {dot} com

Wilson Woman said... Best Blogger Tips

This dress is breathtaking! I can't believe you made it!

kluckingbear said... Best Blogger Tips

I'm a follower and I "liked" the FB link. GORGEOUS dress!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress! Thanks for the giveaway!

candyflavouredcampervans said... Best Blogger Tips

this dress is amazing, i love the design and the red is gorgeous!!! x

Jacquee said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! The crossover at the bust is a fabulous detail :)

MeganC said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so gorgeous!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Would love to know how you did the ruffles!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Also, I'm following your blog now.

JenB said... Best Blogger Tips

If you are still giving this away I would love to win. The color and the ruffles are perfect!

Sarahnargle said... Best Blogger Tips

The back of the dress is gorgeous - my best friend gasped when she saw it. :)

Sarahnargle said... Best Blogger Tips

Did you make the pattern for this dress? I'd love to know how you did the back.

Amy G said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this dress! I am subscribed to your blog now :)

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

I follow grosgrain

subaquaticbombshelter said... Best Blogger Tips

@Trisha

I would love to rock this dress for you! ;)

subaquaticbombshelter said... Best Blogger Tips

@Trisha...
And I am most definitely following you via google.

Little Ella Lu said... Best Blogger Tips

it's so daring!

Arien said... Best Blogger Tips

Is this giveaway still open, by any chance? I'd love to win this dress! How did you create the ruffles?

Elizabeth and Andrew said... Best Blogger Tips

Any chance you would post a frock tutorial for this dress???! Pretty please with a devilishly red cherry on top to match :)

Erika said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! That is SUCH a gorgeous dress...

Katrin said... Best Blogger Tips

ich habe dieses wundervolle kleid heute erst entdeckt. kann ich das giveaway noch bekommen???

greetings katrin

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