Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Adorable Little Girls Sewing Patterns! (and a giveaway!)

Look what I made! Isn't it precious?
Oh yeah, and the skirt too! (Get it?)

How did I accomplish this feat of complete and utter cuteness? That's a question to ask your parents. Ohh you mean the skirt? (Sorry, I can't help myself!)

I followed this pattern:
It's a super simple, straightforward set of instructions from Noodles and Milk. 

I don't have to tell you how much Carly loves it. It definitely passes her fashion test. For any piece of clothing to be deemed acceptable and worthy, it must meet the following criteria:
Does it..
  • Twirl?
  • Bounce?
  • Curtsy?
If so, then the article of clothing in question may be applied to her highness without all manner of fuss and general ruckus. This skirt definitely passed the test! I couldn't get her to take it off! I love the fabric. It's big fruits on the bottom and a matching smaller pattern on the top. I have some plastic fruit beads, and I thought about stitching them to the shirt or something, but I haven't (and probably never will) got around to it.


The pattern came in PDF format, so no waiting, and the thing I love most was no pattern pieces to cut! I hate cutting and pinning those floaty things. I love that I can basically memorize the fabric measurements for each piece, and if I'm out and about and see some really cute fabric, I'll know right then and there how much to buy if I want to make this skirt again!
I already made a second one for fall out of corduroy. The thicker fabric actually made the gathering easier, I was surprised. I'll get photos asap!

Sabrina, the designer behind Noodles and Milk, has two other cute patterns that I want to try next:




Cutest model ever!
I'll probably wait until next spring to try the other two, (she has a discount for buying multiple patterns!) but that dress would look really cute in coordinating corduroys and a turtleneck underneath! That's what I love about patterns like these. You can alter them however you'd like for your child. That's handy for me because Carly fits a 3T up top but 4-5T on her legs! This way I can make things longer if I need to.

Anyway....
On to the giveaway!
Sabrina is just about the nicest gal ever, and she's offering a free pattern of your choice! Woohoo!
You have three ways to enter:

1. Check out the Noodles & Milk shop and leave a blog comment with your favorite pattern or who you would love to create it for.
2. Become a Noodles & Milk Facebook Fan.
3. Become a Noodles & Milk blog follower.

 Please leave each comment separately and include your email address.

If you decide to just go ahead and buy a pattern right away (do it! do it!)  Use the coupon code "Sewsweet" for $1 off your pattern purchase. Valid 8/18-8/27

Winner will be selected randomly on 8/25.

34 comments:

TheBlissfullyBlessedWife said...

I'd have to go with this:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/53493390/new-noodles-and-milk-sewing-pattern

It's just too darn cute and with the fall weather coming up (YES!) I'd want something that would look adorable and cover more. :)

TheBlissfullyBlessedWife said...

I am a *new* follower of Noodles & Milk! :)

karen said...

I love the peasant dress and would make it for my little granddaughters.

Amber Lynn said...

I would pick the Ensley Halter Dress. It would look darling on my daughter Tillie!

Amber Lynn said...

I follow the Noodles and Milk blog.

Kelly Irene said...

sooo cute! (the skirt too!) I think the dress is my favorite pattern in the shop (so I really hope I win :), but I also like the Kinley Lounge pants. I would make both for my daughter.

jrtruba said...

I am a facebook fan :)
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jrtruba said...

And I am a blog follower
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jrtruba said...

I really am leaning towards the Annabeth Girly Skirt or the Kinley lounge pants

CraftyGiveaways said...

I would get the Ensley Halter Dress pattern.. so cute!

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CraftyGiveaways said...

already a fan on facebook (Paige S.)

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CraftyGiveaways said...

google friend follower

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Christine said...

I am a FB fan and just love her patterns. I have 4 beautiful little granddaughters to sew for!

Christine said...

My favourite pattern is Sadie and I would sew it for my little granddaughter Carmen who is 14 months old.

Christine said...

I am a follower of Noodles and Milk blog. Just love her patterns

Garilyn said...

I like Blythe top/dress, and it would be for my daughter.
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Garilyn said...

like N&M on facebook
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Garilyn said...

follow N&M blog
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TopHat said...

I would make a girly skirt for my 2 year old!

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Tami said...

I NEED that skirt pattern. I love your blog as well.

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Tami said...

I am Noodles and Milk follower!

mframe said...

I love the Kinley Lounge Pants-Sizes 6mo to 5t!
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mframe said...

I am a Noodles and Milk blog follower
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Kristine said...

I am a follower of Noodles&Milk blog!

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Kristine said...

I follow Noodles&Milk on Facebook!

Kristine Huber
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6blessings said...

Love~~Mackenzie Mini Skirt!

Kristine said...

I really love all of the patterns! I think my favorite is the skirt - I would make matching skirts for my little girls!

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6blessings said...

Became a FB fan!

6blessings said...

Now following Noodles and Milk blog!

Kendra said...

Ensley Halter Dress pattern is my fav and I would make it for my 19 mo old daughter.

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Peach Rainbow said...

I love the Sadie Scrappy Peasant Dress Pattern

Peach Rainbow said...

i follow noodles & Milk!
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liz said...

Hi, My fav thingy there is Noodles and Milk Sewing Pattern

Contact me dear :)
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thankies for helding this sweet giveaway and have a lovely day :)

Peach Rainbow said...

Noodles and milk FB fan
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