Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Roly Poly Pinafore- Review and Giveaway



Welcome to my stop on the Roly Poly Pinafore blog tour. This is a new pattern from my in real life friend, Rachael of Imagine Gnats

Let me tell you about Rachael. She is really funny, really generous, and totally going places. I wish I had her drive! I've never known someone who can bring ideas to life as fast and as well as she does. It's like she just goes around whipping her world into shape. I can never wait to see what she does next!




So this pattern is one of the most recent accomplishments from Rachael. (Hey, I think I'll try writing children's patterns...poof! Nailed it.) It's downright adorable. And it's also quick, easy to make and fun to pick fabric for and customize. What else could you need in a  summer pattern?

For my version I used a Lotta Jansdotter dot from here Bella line, and the glasses print from Riley Blike's Geekly Chic. Both were stashed from Sewn Studio, and I had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use them together. The lining is a lovely and light Kaffe Fassett shot cotton my mom got for me at a recent quilt show. (Thanks mom!) 

The skirt she's wearing here is a corduroy Oliver & S Sailboat skirt I finished up during KCW. 




I love the sweet pleat detail that Rachael added to this classic kids shape. It's perfect. I chose some great tealy-green buttons for the shoulders from my vintage collection. (They really bring out the food on her face.)




This is the second day in a row Elsie has worn this top. It just looks great with everything and I want make her about a dozen now. I love how sweet her shoulders look in it and when her little baby back peeks out.

She is normally wearing a 2 in most patterns, but for this I cut a size 1 but lengthened it to a 2. I'm glad I read Tara's post about that before making mine. (You have to check out her version, it's geniusly cute!)


Even though I honestly think you should run and buy this pattern immediately, Rachael has been kind enough to offer a giveaway to one lucky reader. To enter, just leave any comment. Please remember to include your email so I can contact the winner! One entry only please, open to anyone.








60 comments:

  1. so cute! I just found out I am expecting a girl, would love to make this for her! thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. What an adorable top! (Does the pattern extend to adult sizes, too?)
    mrs[dot]sarahhoward[at]gmail[dot]com

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  3. This is lovely! ! I have a six year old who would love it and I'm expecting twin girls in august - this would get a LOT of use!

    Xo

    Christy
    Christypintucks (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. I want that sunglasses fabric stat!

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  5. Elsie is rocking her roly poly! I love her posing and it is such a great pattern.

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  6. This is a great pattern and your version is so cute! I'd love to try to make a boy version out of this, so would love to win the pattern! Thanks!

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  7. i've been watching her work on this pattern on instagram and have totally been wanting to make it. i love your version! and elsie, as always, is insanely cute.

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  8. Adorable top and darling model! I can't wait to try this pattern.

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  9. So cute! mcknicole (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Such a darling pattern. My daughters could wear this nearly year round since we live in Florida. I can imagine this in about a million different fabrics!

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  11. My daughter would look so cute in this!

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  12. So cute! We live in SC- and in our summer heat, I can totally see my little one in this! :) Thanks for sharing! :)

    mrsrachelsbooth{at}gmail{dot}com

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  13. Adorable! Would love to make one (or two, or three!) for my baby girl!

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  14. love your version! i've never sewn a buttonhole, but i think i may give it a go.

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  15. ALL the versions I see of this dress is so freaking cute.

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  16. Adorable! Looks like an awesome pattern and maybe something I can do.... maybe.

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  17. I have been seeing so many versions of this gorgeous top in blog land! Would love to win. sarajspeight(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

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  18. I love the glasses and yellow together!

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  19. Loving the glasses - super cool, I'm thinking that I'd like to scale this up for my size!!
    mary(at)emmens(dot)co(dot)uk

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  20. LOVE this Jessica!! You are awesome, as always! Definitely thinking I need this pattern now for summer tops for my girls.....

    Amanda
    amandaj(at)cinci(dot)rr(dot)com

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  21. So cute and the top is great for summertime!! Would be great to try a top after having such good luck with a pair of sundresses. Liza.young@yahoo.com

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  22. Your top and little lady are both so cute! This is such a great top for the summer and the kind that would be cute with long sleeves and jeans or leggings in the fall. Love it!

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  23. The fabric combinations are great! So cute!

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  24. the belly shot is way too cute! great work, as per always.
    would love this pattern for my girls.
    wildrachel@hotmail.com

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  25. This is so cute! My daughter had a (bought) top in a similar shape to this when she was a baby... it was denim, and not reversible, but she wore it so much. I would love to be able to make her a bigger version.

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  26. PS My email is floatingworldviews [at] gmail . com

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  27. Your version is super cute! Love it.
    toni.maree at ymail.com

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  28. Can't go wrong with a Lotta print!

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  29. Your daughter is so stinkin' cute, I love those curls and the rolypoly is adorable on her!

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  30. I am thinking my niece to be would look adorable! Thanks!

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  31. SUPER cute on Elsie, and love your fabric combo - of course.

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  32. Love this style and would love to make it for our girl! Your version is adorable!!

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  33. I love this pattern! Just adorable...
    and beautiful fabric choices. LOVE those glasses:)
    ~Michelle

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  34. I'm thinking Rachael needs to make an adult pattern for this pinafore, hehe, I want one! Your version is too cute and just the perfect fabric choices! Your daughter is so precious! Awesome job, thanks for sharing.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. i so would love to win this pattern and to sew it for my little one... annikaferk(at)googlemail(dot)com

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  36. Cuh-yoo-tee!!!
    Thanks bunches

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      rubberduckywon at gmail

      yay!

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  37. I've been looking for a pattern like this - love it!

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  38. I'm seeing this pattern everywhere and I'm really starting to think I NEED it! I love the fabrics you've used and your lil miss is just adorable! My eldest had curls like that at the same age... too cute!!!

    cassandra (at) casscansew (dot) com

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  39. Love your fabric choices!! And, of course, your girly haired model! :) so sunny and cheerful, both of them!

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  40. Oh my goodness, I have loved seeing this top popping up all around and it is so adorable! I have never done a pinafore and would love to try one for my little girl. She is just now reaching that age where I can't make her outfits with 1/2 yard of fabric anymore and I need to start buying full yards, darn it! I think I could still use a few of my favorite 1/2 yards with this one though, adorable!

    erinkeith05(at)yahoo.com

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  41. Your choice of fabric is great.

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  42. I would love to make one of these! So many cute variations, too. featheredneststudio [at] gmail [dot] com

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  43. did i already tell you i love this?? i love this! and of course the hair is perfection.

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  44. This is so gorgeous - I love it and love this pattern :-)

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  45. So cute - I agree on seeing a little bit of baby back / shoulders in the summer! Great hint on the sizing, my kiddo is a peanut and I have to remember to measure rather than just go with her age on the pattern.
    bethcolalella - at - yahoo

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  46. Very cute pattern! I love your version of it....and of course the delightful model!

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  47. Would love to win! Love making outfits for my toddler!

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  48. I luv luv luv this! Keep up the great work!

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  49. I could totally see my twin girls running around in this all summer! I love the fabric you used.
    pguevin(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Pick me!!! Elsie is so stinking cute!

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  51. LOVE the pinafore, great layering piece for winter too. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

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  52. That's so cute! I love making girly clothes for gifts as I had 5 boys!

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  53. Every version I see of this is sweeter than the last.

    owlisheyes @ gmail. com

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  54. Perfect for next summer, now it's winter in NZ, for my niece Lucy.

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  55. Super cute! I'd love to get my hands on this pattern!

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