Lela Pattern Giveaway from Green Bee

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So pleased to announce that today’s pattern giveaway is courtesy of one of our newest sponsors, Green Bee Patterns.

A paper copy of the Lela Tunic and Blouse pattern will go to one lucky commenter!

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Alexia wore her amazing knit Lela Tunic at Quilt Market last fall. Here she is with Michelle (who’s wearing another one of their patterns, the Frances dress):

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Lela can be made as a tunic or blouse, and works best in lightweight, flowy fabrics. Devon of Miss Make made this lovely version:

Miss Make Lela

I actually just cut out some fabric for my own Lela Blouse; I’m thinking color block for this one. Progress photos forthcoming.

Thanks for the pattern giveaway, Green Bee!

Spring Top Sewalong 2014 is underway! Read more here; and add your photos to the Flickr Pool!

Leave ONE comment on this post by TOMORROW at 8 AM EST (Thursday, April 17) for a chance to win a printed copy of the Lela pattern by Green Bee. One winner will be randomly selected, contacted via email for shipping information, and will receive the pattern by mail. Void where prohibited by law.

Megan Nielsen Patterns Giveaway

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We have so many patterns to dole out that we’re posting another giveaway today! Megan Nielsen has generously contributed THREE patterns to the Sewalong.

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Left: Briar Sweater and T Shirt Sewing Pattern
Center: Crescent Blouse Sewing Pattern
Right: Eucalypt Woven Tank and Dress Sewing Pattern

Let’s take a look at what others have done with Megan’s patterns! Sophie of Cirque du Bebe blogged here about her Crescent Blouse:
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Kelly of Cut Cut Sew made a lovely Eucalypt and blogged about it:
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And I loooove the colorblock Eucalypt that Megan blogged about in her design diary:
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Meg of Meggipeg made a whole pile of Briar tops. Check out all the cool color combos she used here. Meanwhile, here’s her blue one:
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Thanks so much for the giveaway, Megan! And good luck, Raeders!

Spring Top Sewalong 2014 is underway! Read more here; and add your photos to the Flickr Pool!

To be entered in the drawing, leave ONE comment on this post by TOMORROW at 10 PM EST (Wednesday, April 16). Three winners will be randomly selected, randomly assigned a pattern, contacted via email, and will receive a PDF copy of one of the patterns listed above as a digital, downloadable pattern by email. Void where prohibited by law.

Coco Pattern Giveaway from Tilly and the Buttons

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Today’s giveaway is from Tilly of Tilly and the Buttons. Her Coco pattern has made a serious splash recently, and she has generously offered up a printed copy of the pattern to give away to help get us psyched for Spring Top Sewalong 2014!

Coco is sewn with low-stretch knit fabrics, and would be a great pattern to learn how to sew with knits on a regular sewing machine.

We asked Tilly if she had seen any Cocos out in the wide world (ok, ok, out in the wide internet) and she showed us a few lovely versions. Here’s Adey of Sew Convert’s White and Stripes:

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And Janet of Kitchen Table Sewing has already made a closetful of Cocos. We really like her Silly Sausage Dog top.
Janet's Coco
Check out the Coco Pinterest gallery too!

Spring Top Sewalong 2014 is underway! Read more here; and add your photos to the Flickr Pool!

Leave ONE comment on this post by TOMORROW at 8 AM EST (Wednesday, April 16) for a chance to win a printed copy of the Coco pattern by Tilly and the Buttons. One winner will be randomly selected, contacted via email for shipping information, and will receive the pattern by mail. Void where prohibited by law.

Lane Raglan Pattern Giveaway from Hey June

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Are you ready for our first Spring Top Sewalong Giveaway? Adrianna Appl over at Crafterhours (remember her from the KNITerviews?) is the designer behind Hey June Handmade Patterns. She has generously donated a PDF copy of her Lane Raglan pattern to one lucky winner today!

Hey June Lane Raglan

Notice how knits are such a big deal these days? Aren’t you glad Rae did a whole KNITerview series on the blog earlier this year to prepare you for all the fun challenges involved in sewing knits? I couldn’t believe the selection of knit fabrics when I was at Joann’s the other day to pick up some, ahem, essentials (see how I’m posting hopeful fabric in the Flickr Pool? You should too!). But anyway, you probably wanna just see the pattern you could win.

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To give you an idea of what you can do with this pattern, check out Melissa Esplin’s Lane Raglan with a kangaroo pocket; it looks so comfy and stylish!

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Thanks for the pattern Adrianna, and good luck everyone!

Spring Top Sewalong 2014 is underway! Read more here; and add your photos to the Flickr Pool!

To be entered in the drawing, leave ONE comment on this post by TOMORROW at 8 AM EST (Tuesday, April 15). One winner will be randomly selected, contacted via email, and will receive a PDF copy of the Lane Raglan pattern from Hey June Handmade as a digital, downloadable pattern by email. Void where prohibited by law.

Giveaway winners and discounts for all!

Thanks to all for entering to win gift certificates to my lovely sponsors featured in the last two posts! Here are the randomly selected winners:

$30 at Fat Quarter Shop: Barbara, who said “Hi Rae, the very best from a fresh mom to you! I can’t believe that all four of my favorite online Shops are your Sponsors! So no matter witch Sponsor – I would love to win! Thank you for the opportunity!”

$30 at Pink Chalk Fabrics: Erin, who said “You are lucky to have such sponsors!”

$30 at Pink Castle Fabrics: Rita, who said “Congratulations Rae. More kids = more inspiration”

$30 at Fabricworm: Abbey, who said “Would love to win! I’m not even picky about which shop, because I know they’re all fabulous with your stamp of approval on them”

$30 at Warp & Weft: Mary, who said “Another great giveaway. Thanks!”

$30 at Lemon Tree Fabrics: Brittany, who said “gorgeous giveaway!”

$30 at Fashionable Fabrics: Jessica, who said “Thanks for the giveaway!”

$30 at The Fabric Stash: Kati, who said “So many beautiful fabrics! I love having new fabrics to work with.”

And guess what? The shops listed below have all provided coupon codes for all of us to use!

Update: Receive 10% off your order at Fabricworm with the coupon code MBRFAB at checkout. Offer expires November 19th, 2013.

For 10% off your order at Pink Chalk Fabrics, use the coupon code MADEBYRAE2013 at checkout. Offer expires November 18th, 2013.

For 15% off your order at Warp & Weft, use the coupon code madebyrae15% at checkout. Offer Expires November 25th, 2013.

For 20% off your order at The Fabric Stash, use the coupon code 20forrae at checkout. Offer expires November 18th, 2013.

For 10% off your order at Lemon Tree Fabrics, use the coupon code Rae at checkout. Offer expires December 5th, 2013.

For 5% off your order at Fashionable Fabrics, use the coupon code mbr5 at checkout.  Offer expires November 18th, 2013.

For 20% off your order at Fat Quarter Shop, use the coupon code MADEBYRAE at checkout. Offer expires November 18th, 2013 (not valid on gift certificate or club purchases).

For 15% off your order Pink Castle Fabrics, use the coupon code MADERAE15 at checkout. Offer expires November 18th, 2013.

Happy shopping, all! Thanks again to all of my great sponsors!

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More Sponsor Love and Giveaways! [CLOSED]

Today we have four more fantastic sponsors to show off — Warp and Weft, Lemon Tree, The Fabric Stash, and Fashionable Fabrics! The first three are also new sponsors to my blog, so today I want to introduce you to their fantastic selections and give them a big welcome!! I love the selections you’ll find at each of these, so be sure to check them out. They’re also EACH giving away a $30 gift certificate today, so read the details below and enter to win!

WARP & WEFT
Our only Canadian Sponsor! Warp & Weft has a great lineup of designers featured in their fabric section, including Leah Duncan and Sarah Watson. A great selection at this beautiful shop!

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LEMON TREE FABRICS
A sweet selection of fabrics, patterns and bundles are offered over at Lemon Tree, including Sarah Jane Studios, adorable houses and ladybugs by Marissa for Creative Thursday, and Ziggy and Cuppa Joe from Monaluna organics.

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THE FABRIC STASH
Fabric Stash is a great source not only for basic quilting cottons, but also for apparel fabrics as well. I love their knit selection, and they also carry corduroy, linens, and great Japanese imports, as you can see below. From Kokka: Double gauze, Seersucker giraffes, From Kei Fabrics for Yuwa: Birdcages and Can-Can

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FASHIONABLE FABRICS
Always a fantastic place to find fun novelty prints! Calaveras Skulls, Children at Play by Sarah Jane; you’ll find Darling Clementine Dotty Stripe (how could I not like it with a name like that!) in the lawn & voile section; I’ve been a fan of Lizzy House’s Pearl Bracelets since I first laid eyes on them, and I must say Nicey Jane Dream Dot by Heather Bailey has some lovely color combos.

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Leave one comment by 10pm Eastern Time on Saturday, November 9, 2013, for the chance to receive one $30 gift card from one of the shops featured in this post. Four winners will be randomly selected and randomly awarded one shop’s gift card. Each winner will be contacted via email, and will receive a redemption code to the selected shop. Void where prohibited by law.

Sponsor Love and Giveaway [CLOSED]

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Thanks to everyone for your kind comments on my fun announcement!! We’re all super excited over here. There’s definitely been more bumpage over here lately than the photos that Elli so kindly made you scrutinize in that post (HAH!), so it looks like maternity sewing will definitely be happening in my future.

So it’s time to give a shout-out to the amazing sponsors of this blog — their buttons are over on the sidebar, and at the bottom of my blog entries, but one of the most common questions I still get over email is “where do you buy your fabric?” So I wanted to give them some formal recognition to make sure you know what great shops they are! And yes, I do shop with my sponsors when I need fabric for a project. I really love having their buttons on my blog because I can just click around when I’m looking for something specific. So let’s show off a few of their wonderful fabrics!!

Oh, and we’ll throw in a giveaway too! Each of the four sponsors featured in this post has generously offered up a $30 gift card to one lucky winner.  This means that FOUR OF YOU will win a gift card! Leave a comment by 10pm Eastern Time tonight, November 8th, to be entered in the drawing. Short giveaway, people, so chop, chop. Don’t putz around, or you’ll miss it.

FAT QUARTER SHOP
Featuring tons of adorable bundles for you quilters out there along with plenty of fabric by the yard as well. Fat Quarter Shop carries the latest and greatest of all the big fabric designers. Some of my favorite lines: Stella Solids, Simply Spots by Kaffe FassettJust for Fun from Birch Fabrics, 30’s Playtime, 1930’s Colors Bella Solids, and Mormor by Lotta Jansdotter (coming soon).

PINK CHALK FABRICS
Check out Pink Chalk’s selection of voiles and lawns, which are among my preferred fabrics for skirts and dresses. Kathy carries a lovely selection of these, along with some knits as well!! You’ll find some Liberty of London Tana Lawn, Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks, Rashida Coleman-Hale’s Koi, and the ever-versatile Free Spirit Designer Solids in there.

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FABRICWORM
I particularly love the organic fabrics that Fabricworm offers up. Look for the Jay-Cyn designs for Birch Organic Fabrics, and the Charley Harper line, which cannot come soon enough (that one is coming in knits and flannels too!! woooot!!)! Also: totally great Japanese import fabrics that you won’t find anywhere else. I always know I can find double gauzes and Kokka fabrics that I’m looking for at Fabricworm (along with more obscure stuff like the organic sherpa I used for Elliot’s pennant pants).

PINK CASTLE FABRICS
I’m lucky enough to be able to shop locally at Pink Castle, but lucky for all of you, there’s a ton of great stuff online too! The Allison Glass prints are so fun, Monaluna with the lovely organic elements arranged geometrically, and Leah Duncan’s embroidery prints are so whimsical. Brenda’s large and constantly-changing selection also includes some knit fabrics (she has a number of solid Robert Kaufman knits in right now) and Nani Iro double gauzes.

Leave ONE comment by 10pm Eastern Time on Friday, November 8, 2013, to receive ONE $30 gift card from one of the shops featured in this post. Four winners will be randomly selected and randomly awarded one shop’s gift card. Each winner will be contacted via email, and will receive a redemption code to the selected shop. Void where prohibited by law.

And the Winners Are…

Thanks to everyone’s enthusiasm in entering to win the Twelve Days of Christmas pattern giveaways!

Twelve Days of Christmas

Here’s the list of lucky winners who were selected using the random number generator:

Day 1: Big Butt Baby Pants #16 Lindsey, who said,  “I think my sweet baby boy needs some big butt pants…although he has the tiniest little bum I’ve ever seen! =)”
Day 2: Peekaboo Bonnet #115 Jenny, who said, “Thanks!”
Day 3: Bonsai Bag #4 Kayla Thanks for the post-Christmas Christmas giving! Such a fun bag. Loving it!”
Day 4: Charlie Tunic with Dress Add-on #214 Jenifer, who said, “I love the dress version!”
Day 5: Showwoff Bag #125 Mitzi, who said, “Love this bag!”
Day 6: Flashback Skinny Tee (sizes 12 mos – 5T) #54 Louise, who said, “I would love this pattern”
Day 7: Flashback Skinny Tee for Big Kids #102 Katie, who said, “Ooh, this would fit my son!”
Day 8: Lickety Split Bag #207 Leticia,who said, “Very cute bag! Love it!”
Day 9: Pierrot Tunic #76 Subha, who said, “love love love this tunic! would love to have the pattern to make tons of presents for people! thanks!”
Day 10: Toddler Backpack #246 Neomi, who said, “yes, please :) I’d love to win!”
Day 11: Geranium Dress #214 April, who said, “I am so in love with this pattern! I just bought some darling green fabric that would make a darling Geranium dress!”
Day 12: Washi Dress pdf #309 Melissa, who said, “yay! thanks for the opportunity”
Day 12: Washi Dress printed pattern #126 Anna, who said, “would love this. happy 12th day!”

Winners have been contacted and prizes have been mailed out; winners if you haven’t received your pattern yet please feel free to shoot me an email. Thank you to everyone who participated!

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On the Eleventh Day of Christmas [NOW CLOSED]

Thanks for entering! This giveaway is now closed. Our final giveaway will open tomorrow morning at 6 am EST.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… eleven pipers piping, ten lords-a-leaping, nine ladies dancing, eight maids-a-milking, seven swans-a-swimming, six geese-a-laying, five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!

Twelve Days of Christmas

…and Rae gave to me a Geranium Dress Sewing Pattern!

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Here’s your chance to win my most recently-released, brand-newest pattern!  This dress can be made in sizes from newborn to 5T.  It provides lots of options to vary your versions slightly without having to learn a whole new pattern each time you sew a little girl a dress!  You can make Geranium short or long, pleated or gathered, cap-sleeved or ruffle-sleeved.  And of course this pattern adapts to become a ‘Mini Washi’ to compliment the adult Washi Dress sewing pattern.

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1. Geranium with dad, 2. Geranium in eyelet, 3. Geranium polkadots, 4. Geranium owls
All these beautiful photos were taken from the Geranium Sewing Pattern photo pool on Flickr.

Leave one comment on this post before 9 pm EST tonight for your chance to win this little dress sewing pattern. The winner will be randomly selected, contacted via email, and will receive a PDF copy of the Geranium Dress Sewing Pattern; all winners will be posted at the end of this series as well. Void where prohibited by law.