Monday, July 19, 2010

GIVEAWAY! "Frannie" and "Frannie's Big Sister" **Comments Closed**

If you've read the July/August issue of Sew Beautiful, you already know – we have purchased the ever-popular, out-of-print "Frannie" and "Frannie's Big Sister" patterns by Lyn Weeks, and we have reprinted these dresses as the newest addition to our Sew Beautiful Pattern Collection! In celebration of their arrival in our warehouse, we are offering a pattern giveaway to our readers. Two lucky entrants will receive copies of both patterns.

All you have to do to enter is reply below with your name and email address. We'd love to hear what you plan to do with your new pattern. Have you ever made a Frannie dress from Lyn Weeks's original pattern? Tell us about it!

Entries will close Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Winners will be selected at random and announced both here and by email, so make sure you include your address. Good luck and thanks for your support of SB!

99 comments:

  1. pattern give away!

    Rebecca Cook
    blue.bird18@verizon.net

    my little girl will look adorable in this. I want to use some of the vintage feed sack style prints in this dress.

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  2. Ooh me! Jean Ping, jean at roadq dot com -- have never made a Frannie (never saw the pattern before it appeared in SB, I'm a newbie), but am very willing to do so!

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  3. Nell Able
    able80224@yahoo.com

    I have some little girls in my circle of friends and family who would really like this dress. Have never made the Frannie dress. It's very cute. Thanks!

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  4. I remember when Frannie first came out. I absolutely love this pattern. I'm going to have my first grandchild--a little girl in September!! I would love to have this pattern to sew for her!!

    Karen Evanoff
    andthepiecesfit@yahoo.com

    2028 Kolb Ridge Ct SW
    Marietta, GA 30008

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  5. I would love to have these patterns! I have made them but don't have my own copy.

    Judy Huber
    sewneat@frontiernet.net

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  6. Renee Henderson
    rnhndrsn59@gmail.com

    I don't have these patterns and have never sewn them. I would love to sew them for some young ladies in my family. I know they will look adorable in them!!!

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  7. Love these paterns!
    Deb Llewellyn
    debmllewellyn@comcast.net

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  8. Diane Ziemski
    diwizi@comcast.net

    for pattern giveaway..... ps this was not really clear.. It said to hit reply, not to leave a coment.....

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  9. I would love to have this one, I see so many possiblities. smocking and fancy bands, and pintucks added would make a few new masterpieces.
    thomisonc1@cox.net
    Carol Thomison
    2058 s Glenn
    Wichita, Ks. 67213

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  10. Oh Please!!!
    I made my Ahnalin the Frannie pattern by Lyn Weeks 3 years ago for her 3 year pictures. I love that little dress so much but now we need the next size pattern. She has asked me to make her that dress again and I would love to do so. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

    In His Grace,
    Sivje Parish
    sivjegoose@sbcglobal.net

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  11. I love the pattern. It's one I've always wanted. I have three granddaughters size 5, 7 and 18 mos I would love to make coordinating dresses for. Fingers crossed!!
    Lynn P.

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  12. I must win. No I never made a Frannie but my granddaughter will look beautiful in one or two!
    Thanks, Boo
    booharts@comcast.net

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  13. Sharon Smith
    davidnsharon@juno.com

    My 3 granddaughters would look great in a new Frannie dress.

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  14. i have always loved the Frannie patterns but never got around to getting either one. i would be so thrilled to have the pattern to make for my daughter and nieces! Thank you for the opportunity to win these beautiful patterns :)

    Missy Hollenbeck
    missy@fairychildheirlooms.com

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  15. OOhhh! I LOVE these!
    Amy Besselman
    bellabambino08@yahoo.com

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  16. I adore the pattern.
    Jane De Bruin
    jdebruin@bellsouth.net

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  17. maryf@dls.net
    Mary Frey
    Oh how adorable!! I could so see myself making this for my Granddaughter and Niece.

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  18. Amanda Swanson, ajlitnut@hotmail.com
    My 2 girls would look daring in their coordinating dresses and if my little bundle of joy coming this fall turns out to be a girl too, I will have to make 3 of them!

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  19. The little one's are growing up! I need big sister patterns.

    Stephanie Drewes
    sbdrewes@gmail.com

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  20. 3 granddaughters to sew for.
    patbassham@hotmail.com

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  21. Adorable!

    Kathy Leming
    kleming@verizon.net

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  22. Sharon Edwards
    theedwards6@gmail.com

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  23. Thanks for the giveaway!
    M. Kruse
    designsmck@gmail.com

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  24. Corinne Harrup
    blessedwith5@hot.rr.com

    I was never able to get these patterns before they went out of print, would love to have them now to make for my daughter, and for my nieces.

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  25. Donna Lorrig
    donnalorrig7@msn.com

    Pick me! Looks like beautiful granddaughter dresses...

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  26. These are too cute!! Would love to make them for my girls (and niece, of course).

    Holly Thornton
    Martina Franca, Italy
    hollymalinda@yahoo.com

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  27. Cassie, rcedson@embarqmail.com
    I've wanted to make this dress for a long time, but never got the pattern bought before it went out-of-print! I loved your new versions in SB.

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  28. I remember seeing the cute pattern in Sew Beautiful, but now have 2 granddaughters to sew for (1 1/2 and 3 yrs) and I am having a blast sewing again.
    Thanks for offering the "giveway".

    Debbie
    Deborah_Dunham@baylor.edu

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  29. Lynn Poulin, lynnpoulin@gmail.com
    I would love to make this for my two year old granddaughter--she loves pretty dresses already!

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  30. I need this pattern......I've got lots of little girls to sew for. MeMe

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  31. Shelley Rodgers, pirate at value dot net

    All of your patterns are just so wonderful; I would love to have a copy of this dress as well. :-)

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  32. Great pattern - would love to win it. l@jandle.com

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  33. I've never made either pattern, but have seen them during show & tell with my smocking guild. My nieces would look beautiful in them, and they would make a great addition to my grandmother's hope chest!!!

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  34. I've not made it before either, but have 3 granddaughters I'd love to make it for. Please enter me too.

    vickycoleen2000@yahoo.com

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  35. I have not made either of these patterns before. I don't have anything specific in mind for them, but I would probably make something for Christmas for my 2 daughters out of them.

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  36. Love this pattern and so excited to see that it has a 'big sister'.
    Jarvis74@aeneas.net

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  37. this pattern is adorable and would be so cute to make for my two little girls. here's hoping...
    angelique meyer
    devilique@hotmail.com

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  38. As always great patterns and two granddaughters to sew for. Dianne Nagy, dnagy48@aol.com

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  39. I have never made the Frannie dress, but I would love to make one. I already have some cute fabric. I just need a pattern. LOL
    Shirley Clark
    clarkclay@bellsouth.net

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  40. How fun - dresses for my girls and gifts for others.

    Judy Smith
    sewcrazy@slashcomma.com

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  42. Too many ideas.........

    Julie Trickett
    jtrickett611@gmail.com

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  43. I haven't made this pattern but it is so cute. I have 3 grandaughters that would love this dress.

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  44. Connie Miller I would love to make this for my granddaughter. It is such a cute pattern.

    tonyoctober@hotmail.com

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  45. Kay Weeks
    (no relation to Lyn)
    kaysonly@embarqmail.com

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  46. Maria de los Angeles Baez-Rodriguez
    artesaniasherencia@gmail.com
    I would like to sew something for my niece's daughter (20 months) and my neighbor's daughter (almost 5)! Hi from Puerto Rico. http://www.facebook.com/ArtesaniasHerencia

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  47. Beautiful dress patterns

    Loveta Fowler
    alamostitchin@satx.rr.com
    texasjay79@yahoo.com

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  48. Sylvia
    I would love to win this. I think it is a really cute pattern. I would make it for my niece. gardenbunnies@windstream.net

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  49. I love this pattern. I would love to win it and make several different versions for my two little girls!
    thatkellygirlatyahoodotcom

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  50. I love the patterns, I sewed and smocked for my now 32 year old daughter and I am now sewing for grandchildren!
    Dale Merwin
    tamtrain@eplus.net

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  51. I have never made Frannie, but I can't wait to now! I am going to make a smocked version with bright colored fabrics.

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  52. Pam Hodnett
    I would love to have this pattern for my granddaughters.
    p_hodnett@yahoo.com

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  53. sanch5@frontiernet.netJuly 19, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Would love to win one, I have a little girl who would love to twirl in this dress. I just love the look of the pattern. I have never had the pleasure of using a Frannie pattern. Look forward to it

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  54. My granddaughter is too big for this little dress, but I hope to have another granddaughter to sew for some day.

    Brenda Adams
    bcadams49@yahoo.com

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  55. I have been looking at this dress for a while, hoping my growing little girl would like to wear one, it is so charming!
    Morgane : beardollyandmoi@gmail.com

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  56. Oh my! What an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

    Emily Simmons
    1prince1princess@comcast.net

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  57. Becky Cox
    rsc056@windstream.net

    Not seen a pattern that stole my interest and made me want to sew in awhile!! So looking forward to getting this pattern!!

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  58. With 5 granddaughters (as of this coming Fri. anyway - granddaughter no. 5 is to be born!!!!) I can certainly use these patterns. I love to sew for my grands, yes, the boy, too, but I don't think his parents would go for these dresses, so I'll keep them for the girls!!!!

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  59. I. Love. This. Pattern! And I cannot wait to make a dress from it for my granddaughter.

    Merry Gay Lape
    prissy_missy_50@sbcglobal.net

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  60. I love this pattern! I am lucky to have 3 little grand daughters aged 4,2,and 13 days old. The older two love to wear all the little dresses I make them. I don't have this pattern and living in rural Nova Scotia, Canada I have no sewing shops that sell heirloom patterns and supplies. I would really love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  61. Heather ArmstrongJuly 19, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    I posted the above comment about my granddaughters and living in rural Nova Scotia. Sorry, my email did not appear. It is john.armstrong@ns.sympatico.ca

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  62. Love the patterns and so glad ya'll have reproduced them. Have four granddaughters and lots of nieces and cousin who would love these dresses--all except one located in Louisiana, that one in Mississippi. Don't you want to spread the love!!

    wixson@bellsouth.net
    eswixson

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  63. I would love these patterns for my grandchildren and neices!

    Cooksue@aol.com

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  64. OMGoodness! What an awesome giveaway!!! I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this amazing set of patterns!!!!

    southernstitches@charter.net

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  65. Cheri Grimmitt
    cherigrimmitt@comcast.net

    I would LOVE to have the patterns for my little Lucy! She will look adorable in it.

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  66. Susan Wilson
    grannysuesue@yahoo.com

    I would love to make something for my granddaughter's hope chest.

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  67. Two grandaughters and a third on the way--need I say more?
    -Sherri
    scmagoo@sbcglobal.net

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  68. I too would love to have this pattern. I have a 2 year old granddaughter that I love to sew for. Sure would be fun to win :)
    cindyheacox@yahoo.com

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  69. Yeppers, I would love to have these patterns. I have a 7,2, & 1 year old daughters. I'm thinking coordinating dresses...hmmm
    Denise Young
    diayoung@sbcglobal.net

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  70. I would love to add these patterns to my collection, and I bet I could find a young lady or two to sew for if I got them.

    Ginny Ingram
    blessed (dot) gingram (at) gmail (dot) com

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  71. Me me me! I am having my first granddaughter in August and need to increase my pattern stash. I love giveaways but have never won - does that mean it is my turn?

    bjwhipple at mchsi dot com

    Belinda

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  72. I made this dress several years ago for my now 13yo daughter but somehow lost the pattern. I'm not sure if I loaned it out or gave it to someone. Now that I'm sewing for my 3yo very girly niece (who LOVES dresses), it would be great to have the pattern again.

    Lori Tushner
    lorianne129@gmail.com

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  73. I was very fortunate to have been asked to make the Frannie toddler dress as shown in Sew Beautiful #123 (see photos at www.facebook.com/tigerswallowtales). I returned the pattern to my customer and planned to purchase my own copy, when I found out, to my great dismay, that it was discontinued. I'm delighted that you are offering it again and hope to add it to my sewing room library very soon.

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  74. Oooops, sorry, my e-mail address for the post above is egrantva@aol.com.

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  75. I would LOVE to have this pattern!

    Britni Tucker - BritniLTucker@yahoo.com

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  76. I'd love to add Frannie to my grandmother's hope chest.
    May Wong
    mkwmkw49@cox.net

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  77. Rosemary Rattan rattan@flash.net

    Love Frannie! Made it years ago in a sweet blue floral. Would love to have this pattern in the Big Sister size! Yea!!

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  78. I would love to be the lucky winner. I love this sweet little dress.

    Kay Seymour

    larseymour@aol.com

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  79. I would love to see my grand daughters in these creations sewn by me. Hope I win.

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  80. Please enter me in the drawing.
    Angela Maddux
    apmaddux@yahoo.com

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  81. michelle@campnc.comJuly 20, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    such a cute pattern-my granddaughter would look adorable in a Frannie dress!

    michelle@campnc.com

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  82. I've never made Frannie, but have admired it for the sweet, old-fashioned look. I have lots of ideas for making it for my twin grandaughters in coordinating prints.

    Donna
    3dears@gmail.com

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  83. Lovely, as usual.

    Josi Stevens
    josiq@comcast.net

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  84. I'd love to add this pattern to my collection. I have never made it, but it is sew beautiful!

    Anne Tormo
    AJTormo@alum.mit.edu

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  85. Sewing like crazy filling my grandmother's hope chest.
    Frannie would be great addition!

    Martha
    jimnems2@gmail.com

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  86. Deana Landry
    BlueMuses3@aol.com

    I am going to use this dress to continue filling my grandmother's hope chest. My girls are far too big for heirloom sewing, and will soon be having babies of their own.

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  87. My best friend's grandaughter is my "Fairy godchild" and calls me her Fairy Godmother. I will make this for her and for her older and younger little cousins, all under the age of 5. I love sewing for them now that my own grandchildren are in high school! I have some lovely Aunt Grace's fabric that will make up beautifully into these little gems!

    (BTW, love having your Tweets come straight to my cell phone!)

    :O)
    Sharon Kirkpatrick
    sleekirkpatrick@gmail.com

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  88. I want to make the smocked version for my daughter. She's 2 1/2 years old and loves to look at the pretty clothes in your magazine. Paula Ragsdale paulameldridge@yahoo.com

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  89. I have a 4 yr old granddaughter and one on the way and these dresses would be so sweet to make for them. They love wearing grandma's clothes that I have made for them, and I know they would enjoy these as well.

    Mary Hoover
    mmggs@yahoo.com
    mary@wghoover.net

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  90. My 5 year old granddaughter is going to be in a wedding in September and I would love to make her the white "heirloom" version of "Frannie" using some of the beautiful lace that I bought in Arlington this spring at the Martha Pullen Sewing Market.

    Kathy Blackmon
    kathy@oldsouthgranite.com

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  91. I have two granddaughters who would love "sister" versions of these sweet dresses. They loved the smocked bishops I made when they were younger, calling them their "twirly dresses." These dresses would be a big hit with them.

    Kay in Mississippi
    kguillot@gmail.com

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  92. I LOVE the Frannie - SO sweet. I haven't made it yet but loved it when I saw it in SB. Loved the combinations of colors and prints. I would love to make it and Big Sister for my two granddaughters (cousins).
    Susan Rutherford Wilkinson
    susanrw@wildblue.net

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  93. I love the patterns by Lyn Weeks. I made Frannie Baby for my daughter's oldest who is now 9. She now has three little girls 9, 5, & 1. I would love to make sister outfits using these patterns. My grandaughters run to the door when I come removing their clothes so they can put on Nana's latest creations! I love to encourage them to sew! Sew Beautiful is and has always been one of my favorite magazines. I watch Martha's sewing room every week and I especially enjoy her letter in the front of Sew Beautiful. I hope I win!

    Cheryl Robinson
    cheryldrobinson@verizon.net

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  94. I love this design! I think it will look beautiful on my darling granddaughters, with a pretty horizontally-pleated hemline and some lace peeking from underneath.
    Donna H.
    cleverthreads@yahoo.com

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  95. I'd love to win this pattern set! I've never made the Frannie pattern, but I've often considered purchasing it. I'd love to make a linen version with lace insertion.
    Annie
    acr1978@hotmail.com

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  96. I've never made this pattern but I've always thought it was adorable! I think they would make gorgeous Easter dresses for three special girls I know. Their "Mimi" is my dearest friend and is going through chemo right now for a rare lung cancer. Even though she doesn't have the strength to sew right now, I know she would love to see her girls in these beautiful dresses.
    Helen
    sewlively@me.com

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  97. I've never seen these patterns, but I know two little sweethearts that I would love to sew them up for!
    Raeann
    fab4drms(at)aol(dot)com

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  98. I have 2 little granddaughters who would look adorable in Frannie. It is funny how some things never go out of style.
    Chris
    johnsonc@newnorth.net

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