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The Charleston Dress and a Huge Giveaway

The Charleston Dress

Charleston Dress back view

Who’s ready for a HUGE giveaway?!? Over the past year, I’ve had the opportunity to network with so many amazing sewists! I told you all I would have a big giveaway once my Instagram reached 2K followers and my FB reached 1K followers. Well, it’s finally happened and that means it’s time to celebrate! In normal Kimberly fashion, I couldn’t do anything small, so I put together a fabulous giveaway from all of my favorite fabric shops and pattern designers. I was blown out of the water by everyone’s generosity in helping me put together this giveaway!

Charleston Dress bodice view

To start with, I wanted to thank LA Finch Fabrics for sponsoring this post. The lovely Josephine from LA Finch Fabrics was sweet enough to send me fabric of my choice to review on my blog. Of course, I couldn’t pass up this gorgeous floral Ponte De Romaย (which happens to be on sale). The moment she posted it on her IG account I instantly found myself swooning. If you know me, you probably know I have a slight obsession with florals. #sorrynotsorry I also chose this floral which I’ll blog about soon.

This fabric is wonderful to work with, it’s a stable knit fabric making it a great choice for begginers who are wanting to venture into sewing with knit fabric.

Hey June Handmade Charleston Dress with pockets in LA Finch Fabric Floral Ponte De Roma

When the Charlestonย dress (affiliate link) originally released from Hey June Handmade I was pregnant, which kind of put a cramp in my sewing style. But, I cut out the pattern in what I guessed to be my after pregnancy size anyway. I had plans to sew it immediately after giving birth. Obviously, my plans didn’t come to fruition because my baby is five months old and I’m just now sewing this dress. But let me tell you, it was SO worth the wait!

Hey June Charleston Dress Back View

The Charleston Dress is a fitted knit pattern that can easily be dressed up or down. The pattern includes seven different sleeve options as well as two different skirt options. You can choose the casual a-line skirt with the deep scoop pockets (pockets make everything better) and front pleats or opt for the slim silhouette sans pockets or pleats. Both options feature a semi-exposed zipper which is totally on trend!

Hey June Handmade Charleston Dress with pockets in LA Finch Fabrics Floral Ponte De Roma

I ordered five different zippers just for this pattern, so I can make a bunch in all different colors! I love how this dress turned out. I didn’t make any modifications to the pattern and sewed it exactly as directed except for the hem. I actually didn’t hem this dress because it hit right where I wanted it to and I didn’t want it to end up any shorter. ย Maybe I’ll add a hem facing in the future. Usually, I don’t wear dresses that show my knees, but I feel like this dress is most flattering right above knee length.


Oh did I mention pockets? Go ahead and add pockets to my list of things I’m currently obsessing over. As a mom on the go, pockets are a must, because my tiny humans always need me to hold something for them. Ya know, like their rock/insect/dirt/leaf/acorn collection…you mom’s totally know what I mean, right? ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hey June Charleston Dress

Next time I sew this pattern I might go down a size in the waist and hips. Since I cut this pattern out quite a few months ago I’ve lost some more baby weight and it’s a tad bit big. Oh, and I can’t wait to try the slim silhouette as well!

Hey June Handmade Charleston Dress with pockets LA Finch Fabric Floral Ponte De Roma

Do you need a little Charleston inspiration? Check out theseย amazing tester photos!giveaway-5

Now that I’ve kept you waiting, are you ready for the giveaway!?!

I have over $300 worth of pattern and fabric gift cards to give away from these amazing sponsors!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


This blog postย contains affiliate links, which means if you purchase something using a link, I receive a small commission.



  1. Gorgeous! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  2. Lovely dress and crazy amazing shoes! Obviously if I won I would make ALLLLL the things- lol. This prize pack would certainly keep me busy for a long time! Thanks and congrats!

    • Thank you so much, Sarah! Obviously, you would need to make ALLL the things with this giveaway. Haha! It’s much too hard to narrow down. I’m so excited for the winner. They will be set for quite a while!

  3. This dress is adorable. I’d love to make one just like it!

  4. Super adorable make Kim! I love the shoes too!

    • Thank you, Cassy! If only they weren’t a size too big. Ha! But I just couldn’t resist buying them.

  5. I would love to win and make things for my girls and me!

  6. So awesome!! That dress is gorgeous!! I’ve actually never used that pattern, but I love the top of it. If I won I would love to sew one up!

    • Thank you Alison! I think you would love this pattern, the princess seams on the bodice are so flattering. It also has a slim skirt option.

  7. I’ve just started venturing into sewing clothing and haven’t tried knits yet. I’d love to make this Charleston dress, gorgeous!

    • Thank you, Jinger! You have to try fabric similar to this! Ponte De Roma is very beginner friendly because it’s a stable knit and it doesn’t move all over the place. LA Finch fabrics has some wonderful choices! Thanks for entering the giveaway!

  8. That dress is gorgeous! And you are so generous to do such an amazing giveaway! If I won I would finally be able to bolster my fabric stash a bit (I currently have maybe 10 yards total) and branch out and try some new patterns! I would definitely buy the Charleston dress pattern.

    • Thank you! Honestly, I was so amazed at the response I got from all of my emails! There are some really lovely people in this sewing community! I’m so excited about this giveaway! Good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Your dress looks beautiful!

  10. I’ve loved every version I’ve seen of the Charleston, it seems to look awesome on everyone! It’s definitely on my todo list. You look stunning ๐ŸŒป

    • Thank you, Brooke! Me too! You can imagine how hard it was for me to endure pregnancy while the Charleston taunted me. I’m just glad I finally got to make one!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous. And now a few fabric vendor to love too, perfect!

  12. If I won, I would make some lovely Christmas gifts for family.

  13. This dress is gorgeous! I love my Charelston dress. This rreimds me that I need to make another!

  14. If I won, I would make some awesome dresses for my two baby neices and my new grandbaby on the way soon. Thank you for the opportunity! Love your dress!

  15. ooh this dress has been on my to-make list for such a long time!! Your version is absolutely gorgeous!!

  16. I’ve been waiting to loose my baby weight before making this and I CAN.NOT.WAIT!

  17. Congratulations! Love your charleston!!! I’d make Christmas and birthday presents. Lately I’ve been telling myself i need to make a Halifax.

  18. There’s a great wrap front dress coming out soon. I’d love to give it a try with some new fabrics.

  19. I would make this gorgeous dress and some matching ones for my 4 girls and something for my boy also ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. If I won, I would probably just add it to my stash cause I’m terrible at planning ahead. I would like to say I have a particular project in mind, but I don’t. Maybe I would sew something off my I want to sew this one day list.

  21. Gorgeous dress! I haven’t sewn this pattern yet, but if I won I would definitely give it a try, it’s been on my want list since it came out ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Beautiful dress – would love to have the pattern

  23. Totally convincing me I need this pattern!!

  24. Oh and I would make multiple Hey June anything if I won ๐Ÿ˜‰

  25. I just found your blog and you are so talented! I plan on checking back here often! And my lucky day to have a chance at your giveaway! I have a ton of projects planned for myself and daughter. I have especially been getting into knits!

  26. Your dress looks great on you and you are just beautiful!

  27. This dress fit you so well and the fabric is gorgeous! The prize will give me the opportunity to sew most of the things I was planning for my kids. Thank you!

  28. Cute dress!!!

  29. Gorgeous dress! I am almost finished sewing up my first Charleston in a plain navy Ponte, the slim skirt version. I can’t wait to make some with more interesting patterns too!

  30. That dress is amazing! I’ve been eyeing that pattern since it came out. I may have to make it if I win. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  31. Congrats! I love the dress. Also, can we talk about how amazing your hair looks? It’s fabulous.

  32. Also, if I won I would probably make myself some nursing friendly church clothes. I don’t know what exactly that would consist of, but I’m a bit sick of the 3 pencil skirts I’ve been wearing for the last 9 months.

  33. So many patterns I want to make! A coat using Raspberry Creek Fabrics (that’s first on my list), the Laramie shirt, Paisley Peplum, Duchess dress, I could go on and on…..

  34. i would love it make a dress! I love everything you make!

  35. This is a great giveaway. I’d do a lot of selfish sewing, my kids get plenty of stuff lately and it’s my turn. ๐Ÿ˜›

  36. Thanks for the great giveaway! I would love to make another charleston dress! It’s such a great pattern! Yours is beautiful!

  37. I have been dying to make something floral for myself but haven’t found any floral I like locally…that would be at the top of my list. I also really want to try a Lane Raglan!

  38. Amanda Brandenberg

    I’ve been eying the hey June Cheyenne.

  39. yikes, so much fabric!! i’ve been obsessed with coats lately so i’d probably end up getting some heavier weight stuff for them… thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  40. Weatherly Parrish

    If I won I would definitely do some selfish sewing ๐Ÿ˜‰ What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!!

  41. Gorgeous dress! If I won I would try to make something for my capsule wardrobe I’m working on!

  42. Oh my gosh, my pattern backlog is sooooooo long. I guess I would sew a Dropje vest!

  43. I want to make a Charleston dress! Love your version. ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. I just love your style! I want to copy a dress I saw you make a long time ago on the girl charlee group, long navy with bicycles.

  45. I’ve loved following you, and am so excited for your success! I don’t know how to choose what I’d make…probably all the things. Haha!

  46. Thanks for the opportunity! If I won, I would do some selfish sewing! I’ve been doing a lot for my son and upcoming November baby, so I’d make some post baby outfits for the winter/spring ๐Ÿ˜Š

  47. Beautiful dress! Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Love looking at your blog! Florals are my favorite too. If I won, I’d probably sew a hoodie or maybe some little girl leggings and dresses cause they’re so much fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

  49. If I won, I make some things for myself, friends and family.

    Beautiful dress! Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. I am loving the dress!!!

  51. Pretty dress. …if I won I’d definitely make something for me!! Thanks!

  52. You look so beautiful (as usual) and really make me wish my youthful genetics that once gave me the power to metabolize quickly ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I need pants in my life so pants is what I will make???

  53. Thank you for the awesome giveaway, and to all the sponsors of it! Some lucky person is going to be so happy!

    If I won, I’d use it to make me and my little girl new mommy and me outfits, and her some more dresses and leggings.

  54. I think I would finally try a dress……as in the one above…..it’s too cute!

  55. I always need some new cardigans