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Twelve Days of Christmas


On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….four colly* birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!

….and Rae gave to me a Charlie Tunic sewing pattern!

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As you can see, there is no shortage of cute going on here:

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1. red & gold, 2. ugly duckling, 3. pink buttons, 4. brown with short sleeves

Check out the Charlie Tunic Photo Pool on Flickr HERE.

The tunic looks just as adorable as a dress, which is easily done using the Charlie Dress Add-on, an extra option for the Charlie Tunic. Both the tunic AND the dress add-on will make up the prize for today’s giveaway.

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To enter to win a copy of both the Charlie Tunic sewing pattern and Charlie Dress Add-on, just leave a comment by 9 PM tonight (EST). One comment per person; void where prohibited by law. I’ll pick a winner using the random number generator and notify the winner by email; we’ll also post a list of all of the winners at the end of the series to make sure we don’t miss anyone. This prize will be emailed to the winner as a PDF.

*OK. Now we need to talk about this “colly” bird thing, right? I have always sung the song “four calling birds,” but when we looked up the lyrics it was “colly” nearly everywhere, I tell you. As best I can tell, “calling” is actually an American mispronounciation of the original “colly” birds, which apparently are blackbirds. Who knew?

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293 Responses to On the Fourth Day of Christmas [NOW CLOSED]

  1. Georgia says:

    Wow I love this pattern. I think I may even be the first to comment so probably won’t win this one. Oh well. It’s only ten pm on the 28th here in Sydney. Even if I don’t win this one I think this will be on the 2013 list of patterns to purchase. Thanks Rae.

  2. Angie says:

    Love this pattern, would love to win it! Also clueless about the colly birds; I learned something new today.

  3. Tara Faul says:

    omg, who would want a bunch of crows as a gift? yuck! lol

    I’ve been wanting to make one of these for quite a while!

  4. I’d adore a copy of this pattern. Now to print out my Geranium pattern and put it all together…

  5. neomi says:

    ho so cute!
    I hope I win this one ;-)
    Thanks for these great giveaways!

  6. Ana Couto says:

    This is definitely one of my favourites! Thanks for the opportunity
    Ana

  7. Mrs Sock says:

    Ooh I’d love this! Husband bought me a new machine for Christmas and I can’t wait to get cracking!
    Don’t know if I can enter being in the uk?

  8. Cathi Thomas says:

    I’d love to win. I have 2 little GD of vastly different sizes.

  9. Megan M says:

    I would really <3 to win this pattern especially as I have 4 children and it would suit all of them. This was the first pattern I fell in love with when I discovered your site (about) 2 years ago. Thank you for the opportunity to win this pattern.

  10. tamara says:

    such a gorgeous and versatile pattern. It would be a perfect addition to the wardrobes of my two girls. Great as a unisex present option too!

  11. Would live to try this for my 1 year old!

  12. Ms.cleaver says:

    That factoid blew my husband’s mind this Christmas too. Count me in for the giveaway!

  13. Kim says:

    Adorable top/dress! Another excellent giveaway! Thanks!

  14. Debbie says:

    This pattern is super cute! Would be darling on my granddaughters! THank you for the chance to win!

  15. Well, I think I’ll continue to mangle the song and go with “calling birds” as I sew some new Charlie tunics…*fingers crossed* :)

  16. WonkyM says:

    Gorgeous! *Crossing my fingers*

  17. Jess Rutherford says:

    I have been eyeing this pattern to sew for my daughter! I would love to win it!

  18. Shanna Farnsworth says:

    Amazing about the cally birds. I’d lev this pattern!

  19. betsy says:

    Oh, I’d love to make those shirts!!! I can just see Baby Girl wearing that with her big butt baby pants!

  20. Marianna says:

    There is definitely no shortage of cuteness going on :) Good luck everyone!

  21. Emily says:

    This is such a cute pattern! Thanks!

  22. Dena wimette says:

    Love this pattern and the colly bird info. So funny.

  23. Amber says:

    I so so want to make one of these and it’s one of the only patterns I don’t own of yours !!!!!!! Crossing my fingers !

  24. Carrie says:

    I never knew that about the colly birds! And, my kids would be so cute in this! I already have fabric picked out!

  25. Stacia says:

    I love gender neutral patterns. I have a 4 year old boy and a 14month old girl. I will definately get a lot of mileage out if this one.

  26. Sameeha says:

    This pattern is so adorable. Love it :-)

  27. Jolien says:

    Pretty! <3 Would love a chance to win!

  28. Jasmine says:

    I love this style for newly-dressing-themselves toddlers: so much easier to get on and off themselves!

  29. papelhilo says:

    I would love to see my little ones in this cute tunic ! thank you for this giveaway !

  30. Laura D says:

    All things (and all three kids) considered, I could use both!

  31. Dasha says:

    Oh how much I would love to win this pattern!

  32. Jenn says:

    Such a cute pattern!

  33. Jess Carlson says:

    This tunic would be fab for my little girl to grow into. She’s proving a lanky little thing so I foresee homemade clothes featuring strongly in her future! Fab giveaway too Rae.

  34. Such a cute pattern! If I win, I plan on making one for my son and daughter! Jen

  35. Nicole says:

    Colly birds?? No way… Learn something new everyday.
    This year my son sang the Australian version which included Australian animals. Nice variation too. It includes “five rusty utes!!!” Screamed as loud as he could.

  36. Erin says:

    I want it. I want it bad!!! Thanks rae!

  37. Cecillia says:

    So cute!!

  38. Susana says:

    Gorgeous!!

  39. Leslie says:

    Adorable shirt pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Brye says:

    I love this top and would look great on my lil ones. :) Hope I win.

  41. Nikki says:

    My sons (2yo and due in May) would get a lot of wear out of this pattern!

  42. Jen says:

    I bought a fq of your whale print just to make this tunic for my nephew, but still don’t have the pattern! This would be a great way to finish that project.

  43. sangeetha says:

    AWWWW – its adorable and looks super comfy

  44. Melissa says:

    Would love to gave this pattern to make for all my honourary nieces and nephews I have “adopted” in my global travels.

  45. Laura. says:

    You know, this pattern has been on my want list for so long now! I’ve tried twice to buy it, but paypal hates prepaid gift cards. Ooo, to have the pair!

  46. Lara S. says:

    What an awesome pattern…love that it can be a dress too!

  47. Katy says:

    Love the pattern! So versatile and now that our third baby is 1 I’m trying to find a little more time to sew!

  48. erinmalia says:

    oh my boys would look adorable in these! especially if they were matching. haha.

  49. Elinor Beaven says:

    Oooh, I love this pattern. And I already have the fabric picked out so let hope the old random number generator picks me! ;) Thanks for a great giveaway!

  50. Emilie says:

    Love your patterns! So adorable!

  51. MelindaW says:

    Love your blog; love your patterns; would love to
    win one! THANKS for the giveaway!

  52. Amy says:

    i would love to make this for my kids- I’ve been eyeing it for awhile.

  53. Chi says:

    Big shout from Morocco!

  54. Kathy says:

    I would love to try this pattern on my neices and nephews!

  55. HokieKate says:

    I love this tunic!

  56. Erika says:

    Very cute!I would love to make one for my daughter!

  57. Barbara19 says:

    An awesome pattern for both boys and girls with so many possibilities of making just the perfect garment. Thanks for the colly heads up. It will be a great discussion at dinner.

  58. Jaima says:

    What a great pattern! It would be wonderful for my son….

  59. deb says:

    too much cuteness! having a baby girl in 3 weeks (or less)- would love to sew this for her eventually :)

  60. Gill says:

    One of my favourite patterns!
    We sing ‘calling birds’ here in the UK too!

  61. Marilyn says:

    Cute.

  62. mrsm13 says:

    This is so cute!

  63. Rebecca says:

    Sweet! Would love to sew it up for my boys and girls.

  64. Heidi K says:

    I’d love to make this for my girls.

  65. appoolika says:

    I love this pattern! My daughter would look adorable in this!

  66. Mary says:

    Oh I have wanted this pattern forever, just don’t have it in the budget to purchase it. Please let me win!

  67. Gina says:

    Each pattern is cuter than the last!

  68. amy j says:

    I have admired this pattern from afar & would love to put a couple in the queue for some of the little girls in my life! Thank you!

  69. Netty says:

    Love it!

  70. Emily says:

    OOh I have been following your blog for awhile and love your emphasis on the boy stuff! This is a super cute pattern for boys or girls!!

  71. Stephanie says:

    I love making clothes for my kids. This would be great!

  72. Hannah Walters says:

    Such a great pattern, I would love to try my hand at it!

  73. Jacqueline says:

    love this pattern!

  74. Correne Johnson says:

    I have had my eye on this pattern! I would love to make a little dress for my niece!

  75. Cara says:

    Another one for the queue…. I think I might have to hire a babysitter in the new year just to have enough sewing time.

  76. Emily t says:

    Never ending cuteness! As for the calling bird – you are blowing my mind.

  77. I love this pattern!! My niece’s would look so cute in it….

  78. sarah says:

    So much cute, yes please!

  79. jenifer says:

    I love the dress version!

  80. Annie says:

    Would love to win! Thanks, Rae…

  81. Brooke says:

    Such a super cute pattern. My nieces would look adorable in one or 5 ;-)

  82. Christine says:

    Ooh, I have two little boys of my own plus a handful of nieces and nephews that would be so fun to make for them!

  83. Kristie says:

    This pattern would be so cool for Easter dresses. Simple, yet so versatile for more than just a dress. Thanks!

  84. Teresa C. says:

    I adore the Charlie Tunic!

  85. Jenny says:

    Would love to win this pattern! Thanks!

  86. Heather L says:

    Love this pattern. Colly birds, who knew!?

  87. Amy says:

    I would love this! Any chance there will be an adult size? You are awesome!

  88. benni says:

    It is such a cute pattern! I would love to see both my girls in something made with it. Keeping my fingers crossed. You are such an inspiration! Thank you!

  89. Oooo… Thanks for the chance!! I love this pattern!

  90. Michelle says:

    Another awesome pattern! Would love to make one for my little girl too!

  91. Martha says:

    Colly birds:) , I can’t wait to share this with my trivia friends that always know the correct answers before I do:):):)

  92. Pistol says:

    Cute!

  93. Tara B says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

  94. Lizzie says:

    I’ve long admired this pattern. Thanks for the chance!

  95. melanie says:

    Thank you for the chance!! :)

  96. Mary says:

    Such a cute pattern! My daughter would look adorable in this!

  97. Marjie says:

    Great pattern. I can’t wait totry it!

  98. Jennifer K says:

    Would love to win this. I’ve been wanting to make it since I first saw it, but have yet to tackle making kids clothes.

  99. Tamara says:

    I love this pattern! And I love these givaways! Thanks a bunch :)

  100. Bridget says:

    love the pattern.!

  101. Miranda says:

    Such a cute pattern! I love all the different tunics and dresses in the Flickr pool. Such inspiration!

  102. Jenny says:

    I’d happily accept if I were lucky enough to win!

  103. LeeAnn says:

    I always get excited when I see this pattern pop up in different forms across the internet. Seamstresses have so much fun making it their own!

  104. amie says:

    Love this pattern!

  105. Natalie says:

    I love your patterns, Rae! I’d love to give this one a try.

  106. liza jane says:

    Fingers crossed!!

    Never knew it was “colly” birds…..

  107. Melissa Ann says:

    Kind of appropriate to give away a pattern where Clementine’s version has bird on it during the fourth day of the colly birds, huh?

  108. AmyL says:

    never knew the “correct” lyrics until this post. thanks for the info and the chance to win =)

  109. Melissa says:

    Adorable! Would love this – there just aren’t enough woven shirt options for boys.

  110. Ramona says:

    this would be sooooo awesome!

  111. Susan V. says:

    Love, love, love!

  112. Adrienne says:

    Your patterns are adorable. Thanks for the chances to win them!

  113. Have always wanted to try this pattern for my own kiddos as well as for my 2 nieces….here’s to hoping! :) This is such a fun way to celebrate, thanks!

  114. Jamsby says:

    Love this one!

  115. Jillian says:

    Please, oh, please. My meg needs this!

  116. Sara says:

    oh my this pattern is my favorite one, I’d love to win and make some for my girls!

  117. Kristin says:

    I also love this pattern; such a cute shirt or dress! Thanks for the chance to win

  118. fenna says:

    I really like the neck opening on this pattern!

  119. Sara says:

    Ooh. This would be such a treat!

  120. Carrie says:

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  121. Jenifer Robertson says:

    I would love to win this pattern, new tunics for both
    My son and daughter!! Thanks!

  122. Betty says:

    I have loved this dress dress for ages.

  123. Dagny says:

    I love all the ways that this pattern can be used. It would be awesome to win a copy, but I’ll probably end up buying it soon even if I don’t.

  124. Krysta says:

    Love your patterns.
    Thanks for the update on the song. Always interesting to find changes due to translation/dialect

  125. Eleanor says:

    So cute – and my girls AND boy would love it!

  126. Sophie says:

    This is one of my favorite pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!

  127. Jess says:

    I’ve been wanting to make this for my daughter, just too busy sewing other projects to take the time.

  128. Emily Levey says:

    I’d love to give this a try, it would be perfect for when my little girl goes to preschool in January :-)

  129. Tanja says:

    Wow, I hadn’t seen this pattern before, even
    Though I’ve been reading your blog for a while. It’s very cute!

  130. Tamara D. says:

    This pattern is so cute! Thanks!

  131. Shelley B says:

    Woohoo for Charlie!!!

  132. Barb says:

    Love this pattern! Perfect for all of my kids!

  133. Holly says:

    Cute pattern, would be perfect for my son!

  134. April says:

    I have been itching to try the Charlie tunic forever! What a great giveaway!

  135. April c says:

    I love this pattern and it would be great for my daughter! Thanks for a chance:)

  136. kelli says:

    Fun pattern, fun fact!

  137. Kari says:

    Another fantastic one! Thanks for the opportunity!

  138. What a cute and versatile pattern Rae!

  139. Jessica says:

    Cute pattern! Love the dress version.

  140. hueisei says:

    Cute pattern!

  141. Mira says:

    Love this pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!

  142. Gina W. says:

    Gorgeous! Pick me! :)

  143. Michelle Linton says:

    I would love this pattern! So cute!

  144. k thomas says:

    I would love to win this pattern!

  145. Ana says:

    Ooh. I’ve been eyeballing this pattern for some time, but haven’t taken the plunge yet. It’s so cute. I can think of a dozen different fabrics I would use to make this for my little babe.

  146. Ines says:

    I’d love to get this pattern!!!. Such a lovely design!!

  147. Sarah says:

    wow, I never knew! From now on I will sing colly birds. Thanks for the giveaway!

  148. Heidi says:

    This is a great pattern, my daughter would love to wear it as a dress. Thanks again.

  149. Kristin says:

    I’ve coveted this pattern for a while now. :) Love it!

  150. Lise says:

    Oh, I’ve been wanting to try this pattern! Thanks so much for the chance to win. If I win, I promise to try retraining my brain to sing “colly”!

  151. Kellie says:

    Thanks for sharing! Adorable pattern!

  152. Michelle says:

    I’d love to add this pattern to my collection!

  153. felicia says:

    I love this! Would love to make one (or ten) for my daughter.

    Also colly birds?? Uhhhhh…who knew!?

  154. LucyL says:

    I love this pattern! Hope I win this please!!

  155. Jenna says:

    Love this pattern! It’s been on my sewing list for a long time now!

  156. Jennifer says:

    So cute!

  157. Robin says:

    My girls need lots of little dresses and tunics like this! :)

  158. Amy says:

    I know this is selected randomly by the computer but I would LOVE this pattern! I already see some popsicle fabric that I have being cute….:)

  159. Jen says:

    I love is pattern! It would be a great addition to my daughters’ wardrobe!

  160. Sarah Mina says:

    Great giveaway! Love your patterns and have always wanted this one for the collection. Thanks!

  161. Leigh says:

    Such a cute pattern and I’d love the chance to win it! I can use it for my son and the add on for for my daughter! Thanks!

  162. Kate says:

    These patterns are so cute! I would love to make this for my little one!!

  163. Shelly says:

    This is such a classic and wonderful MBR pattern. I’d love to win it!

  164. dexter L says:

    Such lovely patterns!! Me want!! ^^
    Thank you for this amazing giveaway.

  165. christy simiana says:

    I love this pattern i was only looking at it yesterday. Your work is so beautiful <3

  166. Heather says:

    Ooh ooh, pick me! Pick me! It’s so darn cute :)

  167. Kiersten Kobel says:

    This tunic has been on my “to-sew” list and I got some new fabric for Christmas. Can’t wait to try it out. :~)

  168. Rachel Crane Hood says:

    LOVE THIS DESIGN!!!! Looks like such a “big girl” shirt for my lil bug :)

  169. Laura says:

    My daughter is finally big enough for this pattern – I’d love to make one for her!

  170. mjb says:

    I love the dress!

  171. Erin says:

    I love the Charlie Tunic! Thanks for the chance.

  172. Dina says:

    Love your patterns

  173. Becca says:

    I would love to win this for my little man and little girl!

  174. Kathya says:

    Love this pattern.
    I have been eyeing it for a year now.
    If i dont win, i might have to buy it. It is a must have!

  175. Kelly says:

    I would love to try this one out. Adorable!

  176. Yzobela says:

    I would love to win this! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!

  177. jamie ames says:

    Love this!

  178. Terra says:

    Oh I would LOVE to in this!

  179. Ericka says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! Love the pattern and love your site.

  180. Kylie C says:

    I didn’t know about the colly/calling bird thing either. The charlie tunic is another great wardrobe basic I’d love to have! Thanks.

  181. Risa says:

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

    I have few friends who are currently pregnant and it would make a great gift for them!

  182. Jess Z says:

    This is what I’ve been looking for! Having our first baby (We just found out it’s a girl!) and I love this top and dress! Thanks for the giveaway!

  183. Mary says:

    This is one I will definitely be buying for spring if I don’t win it. Thanks!

  184. Heather says:

    This looks like such a good pattern.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  185. Cassandra Hale says:

    Keeping my fingers crossed too!

  186. Heather says:

    Love the Charlie Tunic – thanks for the giveaway

  187. Kathryn says:

    Love your little tunics.

  188. treen says:

    I have 5 girls who need their mother to learn how to make shirts … love!

  189. Dolores Plana says:

    I love this pattern. Thanks.

  190. Mindy says:

    My little girl would look adorable in the dress and a handsome short for get brother would be awesome ;)

  191. First of all, I would loooove to win this pattern. Thanks for giving one away! And second, I had no idea about the “colly” bird thing! I can’t believe I’ve been singing that song wrong my entire life! :)

  192. Caitlin says:

    Oh! This pattern is so sweet! I’ve been wanting to make it for a LOOONG time!

  193. Crystal S says:

    That’s funny – my husband just told me about the colly birds a couple of days ago and I’d never heard that before, and now I read it on your blog!

    I’d love to try making the Charlie tunic for my two year old boy – it’s so cute!

  194. Chelli says:

    Love this tunic. It’s a dress, so hopefully the Princess will wear it?

  195. Raquel says:

    Oh! I’d love to have this pattern, well actually I like them all … I have seen your patterns and are great.:)

  196. Emily says:

    Well! Pick me, please. Thanks, Rae. :)

  197. Emily says:

    YAY! Charlie Tunic…um yes please! Thanks Rae!

  198. Gwen says:

    I love this pattern, it’s so cute! The dress add-on is such a great idea, as it makes a really lovely dress for little girls.
    Thanks for the giveaway, Rae. Hope you had a lovely Christmas with your family x

  199. GladysN says:

    such a beautiful pattern! thanks for the giveaway!

  200. lorna says:

    The Charlie is on my to-buy list! Just printing the Geranium today.

    And I’ve always said “calling” birds.

  201. Helen says:

    I’d love a pattern to rekindle my sewing mojo. Hope I’m the lucky one!

  202. Alyssa says:

    Oh yes! And, No, I didn’t know about the colly birds either. Actually, I’ll probably keep singing “calling” birds anyway.

  203. Jenny says:

    I’ve heard the colly bird thing before, and I have another one: the “partridge in a pear tree” thing comes from a mis-pronunciation of “une perdrix” …french for partridge. The original line was “and a partridge, une perdrix” which would be pronounced (when sung) oo-neh pear-dree. Easy to get pear tree from that, right?

  204. Katy says:

    I’d love to win a pattern to make a Charlie tunic/dress for my little daughter!

  205. Sarah Jane says:

    Love the Charlie tunic! And who knew about colly birds. Huh. Learn something new everyday! :)

  206. Sarah says:

    Ooo… I love this pattern! I have two girls that would look darling in this tunic/dress!

  207. The pink bird fabric used for the dress is so darling!

  208. Jennifer H says:

    So cute! Thanks for the op!

  209. Laura says:

    I had the colly bird revelation last year. Colly means black, as in coal-colored. Then I read that the five golden rings might have referred to ring-neck pheasants, with the first seven days describing birds eaten at a feast.

    Also, I am excited for a chance to win your pattern!

  210. These are adorable ! My Grandaughter would look so cute in one of these
    : )

  211. Star says:

    I LOVE this!! I have never won anything in my life, so I’m not expecting to win this either, but I just wanted to say I LOVE your patterns. I’ve bought several of them!

  212. Ginny Strange says:

    What a fantastic pattern! Another one to add to my Made By Rae to do list…

  213. Amber says:

    I have such a hard time sewing for my boys since they obviously don’t wear dresses. This pattern would be a great one to try for the 2 littles in my house who don’t wear frills. :)

  214. Kelly says:

    I am a huge fan of all of the Made By Rae tutorials and would love to have this pattern for my daughter. Thanks for the great giveaway and for saving me from singing “calling birds” in the future (who knew?!).

  215. Ann says:

    Cute pattern. It would appear absolutely awesome on my three adorable granddaughters.

  216. Sarah Brett says:

    Love this, would be great dress now the Itty Bitty dress is a little too small for my Grandaughter

  217. alexa says:

    My girl’s would look lovely in this pattern. Thank you for the giveaway.

  218. Josieanna says:

    Seriously cute pattern, would love to give it a go!

  219. Jill says:

    Such a great pattern and such a great giveaway! Thank you for your generosity!

  220. Kylie says:

    I love it! Please please pick me.

  221. Emily L. says:

    That would be such a cute pattern for my daughter and my nieces!

  222. Rebecca says:

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway :)
    I would love to sew some cute matching Charlie’s for my DD and DS for our very hot summer :D

  223. Deana says:

    Sorry, colly makes me think of dogs, not birds. 4 calling birds it is.

    Would love to win the pattern. Thanks for the giveaway!

  224. Nicole says:

    So lovely!

  225. Cute!! Thanks so much Rae!

  226. Would love to make matching ones for my girls!

  227. rainjerette says:

    I love learning new things ~ thanks for sharing about the colly birds. I will have to remember to change it when I sing it :) Thanks for the giveaway, too!

  228. I would love to make one of these tunics for my nephew. Thanks for the chance to win! Also, I thought that you were going to say that colly birds was some cute thing your kids said not the actual lyrics to the song. I can’t believe we have been saying it wrong all this time! :)

  229. Angelina says:

    Rae I just think I need to win this one … ;)

  230. tülin Ertuncay says:

    I want this pattern too :-)

  231. kelly says:

    Love this pattern!

    Kelly

  232. Andrea says:

    Such an adorable pattern and diverse in how it can be used.

  233. Hillary Osborne says:

    This tunic is adorable!! Love it!

  234. Sarah says:

    I love your patterns and they are so easy to follow. Oh how I wish that my number comes out. Thanks Rae for being so fabulous.

  235. thais says:

    loved it!!!!! so beautiful!

  236. Erin P. says:

    i love this dress!

  237. Clare says:

    Ooooooooooooo! LOVE this pattern! Thanks for the chance to win!

  238. Meg says:

    Hooray! I too have been singing calling birds all my life. Whoops.

  239. Ogi says:

    Great pattern! Thanks for giveaway!

  240. lynn says:

    what?! i’m 45 and i’ve been singing calling birds…sheesh!
    thanks for another great giveaway and a little bird education!

  241. Leigh Anne says:

    This is one of my faves!

  242. Vicky says:

    Lovely!

  243. Nicole Batch says:

    Love your patterns – the ones I have purchased have been fantastic – washi and backpack, and I regularly uses your other tutorials. Great to see the new patterns you are putting out recently. Keep up the great work!
    nic

  244. rachel florentin says:

    I love this pattern. It will be perfect for my littel grandguter. Thank you. Rachel from Israel.

  245. T says:

    This is the perfect pattern for MY Charlie!

  246. This is a lovely pattern! I’d love to make it for my twin nephews. Thanks Rae!

  247. Emma says:

    Love this pattern! So many super cute examples around!

  248. Susan says:

    Thanks for educating us on a song we’ve been singing incorrectly for years! (And thanks for this giveaway, too!)

  249. jennifer says:

    Would LOVE these patterns. Been drooling for some time.

    And seriously, I just discovered the colly bird thing too!! I read jan brett’s 12 days version and we have read a few others that all had calling birds. well, go figures….

  250. Denise says:

    I have always adored this pattern!

  251. Jen says:

    love this pattern, my girl needs this dress

  252. Mama Bear says:

    Gotta have it

  253. anne says:

    please! I want this pattern!!!

  254. Anne LK says:

    Would love to make the tunic top for my boy for summer! Thanks for the giveaway

  255. I’ve just finished sorting through my kids’ clothes and this could fill in a few gaps in the wardrobe for the coming season.

  256. nopinkhere says:

    I think I’d change the words. Who wants blackbirds instead of birds who make pretty sounds (how I think of “calling birds”)?

  257. Agmar says:

    Another great pattern, would love to win this!!!

  258. Katy says:

    i love this pattern!

  259. I’m sure that the Colly birds are an old English thing. As was baking them (the blackbirds) into pies… ewww. I think we are safe getting that whole blackbird thing out of Christmas all together. Love this pattern, it’s been on my find-the-time-to-sew-list for ages!

  260. Robin says:

    This is such a cute pattern!

  261. Didi says:

    My sassy 16-month-old would rock this adorable little dress, so I’d love to win this pattern!!!
    Ps- <3 everything else on this blog too :)

  262. Manu says:

    Such an adorable pattern! Thanks for your great giveaway!

  263. Michelle says:

    I’ve been eyeing this pattern for a while. Thanks for the giveaway.

  264. Melissa says:

    Love this pattern! Adorable.

  265. Valentina says:

    I follow you from Italy you are great! Thank you

  266. Valentina says:

    I follow you from Italy you are great thank you!

  267. Helen says:

    Oooh, this is on my to-buy list – would be a lovely late xmas pressie if I won! Cheers!

  268. Rachel says:

    would love this!

  269. Katie says:

    This is one of my favourite’s of your patterns.

  270. Elizabeth says:

    This looks like a great pattern. I’d love to give it a try!

  271. Nickie Gorsky says:

    Here’s my comment! LOVE this pattern, one I haven’t tried! Happy New Year, Rae!

  272. Beth says:

    I’d love to win this pattern! What a fun giveaway.

  273. Caylan says:

    So cute! I love it!

  274. Susan says:

    me me please crosses fingers

  275. Tonya says:

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks!!–

  276. CaymanAli says:

    Pleeease pick me!

  277. sorahart says:

    Had my eye on this pattern since its debut!

  278. Amy says:

    I’ve got a bit of a backlog of clothes to make with made by Rae patterns, but this is one I’ve thought about getting for quite some time. Thanks!

  279. Nancy says:

    I sing calling birds as well, curious now to see what is written on my sisters Christmas ornaments as she has a set to this song. Would love to win this pattern, thanks for the chance!

  280. Tracie S says:

    I would love this pattern for both my kiddos!

  281. WandaFish says:

    Love this cute pattern – it’s definitely going to be one of my 2013 makes for my daughter. Will you be grading this up for bigger sizes please?

  282. Jodie Tawn says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  283. Bree says:

    Great pattern for boys and girls! I would love to win it. Cheers!

  284. Bethany says:

    So cute, I would love to win!

  285. Kristi says:

    An adorable pattern… all four of my kids would look great in it!

  286. Seriously cute pattern! Would love it! thanks, Jenny

  287. Michelle says:

    I have admired this one for some time now! What a fabulous giveaway!
    ~Michelle

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