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Girl With a Serious Dream Giveaway

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Originating in Persia, the first pajamas consisted of a pair of trousers and a jacket in soft rayon, silk or cotton, and the jacket element had a placket front and sleeves with no cuffs. In the late 1800s, British colonists adopted the East’s loose fitting night attire, especially men. When jammies entered the United States shortly after, they became a huge fad and many silhouettes were adapted from the original bifurcated sets – babydolls, oversized blouses, capri pants, etc.

Like menswear, sleepwear has remained relatively unchanged. Also, and I take this from my own experience, each person has their unique sleeping uniform. Call my soul bygone, but what I wear in the confines of my home after hours channels the 1950s – a silk or a cotton robe and a sleeveless, above the knee dress. Comfortable, but still feminine. I have two alternating sets, and one that is on my radar to buy or to make involves lace and comes from one of my sponsors, Girl with a Serious Dream.

After graduating from architecture school, with prior studies in geometry and ballet, owner Anita Aguirre made the decision to point her career in a new direction and pursue fashion design. It wasn’t long before her ever-growing interest in couture fashion led her to seek out, and fall in love with, the world of pattern-making. After her own engagement, Anita was instantly inspired by the idea of embracing what makes a bride feel stunning. It’s the little details that make a wedding day even more special. She envisioned a collection of unique pieces brides-to-be could wear while getting ready during the morning of the nuptials, the day before while sharing anticipation with bridesmaids or the following days as a way to make the moment last.

The target customer is a brides-to-be, but even though a wedding is not in my foreseeable future, I would wear one of her pieces. I shouldn’t feel any shame in wearing wedding attire for other occasions, and I don’t think women should. With that said, Anita and I are excited to offer one Madalynne reader one of her robes. To enter, like Madalynne and Girl with a Serious Dream on Facebook. Then, in the comments below, specify your method of entry and your contact information. If you’re already a follower on either platforms, don’t worry, just tell me so. Contest opens immediately and will close Monday, June 9th, when a winner will be chosen, notified and featured on this blog. Last, contest is open internationally. Good luck!

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    Beautiful robes! I liked both on Facebook

    Twitter: nia_alers

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      Pretty! Liked you already, but liked the other page now as well. Thanks for the chance!

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    pamelyn woo

    Lovely. Perfect for my Sept. wedding. Liked both on Facebook

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    Kirsty Splatt

    Adore! have liked both on FB. magdalenesmuse@gmai.com

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    Very lovely and perfect for a bride. I already like you and now I like GWASDG too. Jennylarking at gmail dot com

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    Already following you on Facebook and just liked Girl with a serious dream! Thanks! opportunityknits@yahoo.com.sg

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    Amanda Renea

    I’m following both of you on facebook!

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    Rachel Lou

    Rayon was not manufactured until the late 1800’s. I have my doubts that the Persians were wearing Rayon PJ’s.

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    This is beautiful! I’m following both of you on Facebook!

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    their robes are gorgeous!!!I followed both on facebook , my facebook name is Karin Shaim

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    Just liked you both on FB! Fxysoul [at] gmail [dot] com

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    Christianne McCall

    I follow Madalyne on FB

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    Thank you for this fabulous giveaway! I also followed both on fb.

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    lovely story! an dlovely dress! I wish I was the winner! I’m already one of your Fb followers and definitely following closely to girlwithaseriousdream!

    Regards from France,


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    So sweet! I’m already following in FB. Thank you!

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    Already liked you on facebook and just liked a girl with a serious dream! Gorgeous robes! So glad you featured her on your blog!
    katie (@) agirlnamedkatie.com

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    Clare Szabo

    Absolutely beautiful. I made my wedding dress in lace, and loved every minute of working with it. Have liked both on Facebook. Thank you for a stunning giveaway xx

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    Penny Skalsvik

    I follow Madalynne on FB. I would gift this to my future DIL as a wedding shower gift.

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    I follow Madalynne on FB. Jbl370@hotmail.com

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    Oooh gorgeous! A pretty, feminine (but lightweight) robe has been on my to-make list forever, but I never get around to it! Liked you both on FB!

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    Love anything lace! I follow both of you on FB..love the posts…especially as a new sewer! If you can’t find what you want in Costa Rica, you have to make it for yourself!


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    Beautiful! I followed you both on FB. Contact: cristinacamilleperez [at] gmail [dot] com. Oh, I wish I’m lucky!

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    Like you both on facebook πŸ™‚ thanks for the chance to win!

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    Following you both on facebook!

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    Victoria Mks

    I’m following you since a few weeks and discovered Girlwithaseriousdream just now !! πŸ™‚ I adore it !! Love the lace fabric and what she makes with..
    Thanks, Victoria from Belgium πŸ™‚

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    Roxanne Guillemette

    I like madalynne on facebooK!

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    liked both.

    deets at hello @ lovelola.com

    This is seriously gorgeous stuff.

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    Ooo! I love Girl With A Serious Dream! Gorgeous stuff!

    PS, I like you both on FB. πŸ™‚

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    What beautiful pieces! I’ve liked you both on Facebook. Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

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    anna cristina

    These are gorgeous! I liked you both on Facebook!

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    brittani tannehill

    Wow, these robes are gorgeous! I like you both on Facebook!

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    Warda Es Sahara

    Beautiful β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘β™‘ ive liked both on facebook. Hooe i win these πŸ™‚

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    Karin Ulloa

    liked both!! so excited hope I win!!! Love you blog

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    Kathleen Quilao

    I’ve been a follower of Girlwithaseriousdream and liked their FB page because I’m in love with their robes! So glad I found your page, love your site! I just liked your FB page as well! I hope I win! That robe is gorgeous!!

    My contact info is: katquilao@gmail.com

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    GORGEOUS! I liked you both on Facebook…my wedding is coming up in August and this would be purr-fect!

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    Anita Sophia

    Gorgeous piece! Will be perfect for my September wedding!!! I liked both on Facebook and my email is: sophia.ulloa@gmail.com…crossing fingers!!!!

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    Shayla Crowel

    So pretty! I like both on facebook πŸ™‚

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    Liked you both on FB. Love the robes and your blog! Thank you for the giveaway! laurarfleal(at)gmail(dot)com

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    Carlee McTavish

    Already liked you, just liked GWAD. carleeandrea dot smith at gmail dot com πŸ™‚

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    Cyndi Johnson

    Was already a fan of yours, now a fan of theirs, too! Beautiful pieces.
    Ccaj at att dot net

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    So beautiful! I have liked both yourself and Girl with a Serious Dream on Facebook.

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    I already like you on Facebook, and I now like the Girl With a Serious Dream. Beautiful robe!

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    Michelle B

    Beautiful! I am liking lace more and more as time goes by. The dresses are just gorgeous.
    I follow both you and Girl with a serious dream on facebook!
    mbrigham7 at yahoo dot com

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    I am following on FB.

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    I follow on FB.

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    I follow on Facebook as Cindy Aiton. Thank you so much for offering such a lovely and generous giveaway.


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    Followed on facebook!

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    Oh wow, that is really beautiful! I agree… I would have no shame about wearing this “bridal” robe everyday! I liked Girl with A Serious Dream on FB, and I already “like” you. Contact info in my profile.

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    Beautiful! Such gorgeousness deserves to be worn every day. Already follow you both on FB

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    Chris Barbee Rollins

    My future daughter in law would look like the angel she is in this beautiful kimono! I am following you now!!!

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    I’m following you on FB as well.

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    Aleksandra Robinson

    I liked you both on FB. πŸ™‚ Contact me at aleksandra(dot)robinson(at)gmail(dot)com or at Liveaboard Takes the Suburbs. πŸ™‚

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