7.07.2009

Tutorial? Ummm. (Here's me distracting you with a freebie)

Hey, I bet you came by today looking for a tutorial! Well, I do have one on the go, and it does actually have something to do with sewing. In fact, it's pretty kick ass, if I do say so myself, but it needs a few more days of design tweaking. So, if you'll bare with me, how's about you say, 'It's okay, Vegbee, to be a couple of days late with the tute, and all we'll ask in return is to giveaway a pattern or two.'

Which sounds good to me.



I haven't done any giveaways on my new ePatterns yet (which are old patterns, but I'm figuring the whole thing out before I get going on some new stuff), so if you would like to leave a comment on this post I will do a random number draw twice on thursday nite my time (July 9) and send two winners their ePattern of choice. Which will be either the Tiered Patchwork Twirler or Revolutions Frock - check them out and choose your favorite now, just in case ;)

Good luck, and talk to you thursday :)

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Hello! I've closed the comments (metaphorically) and have drawn two random numbers, thanks to random.org. The winners are Hilary and Serena.

Hilary, I will send you a Revolutions Frock ePattern as soon as you share your email with me. Contact me at vegbee@littleprintdesigns.com please!

Serena, I've just emailed you a link to your Revolutions Frock ePattern.

Thank you all for playing along and all the really sweet things you said. I feel honored to have so many people reading this little blog. You keep me going somedays. Truly. Hats off to you!

Speaking of hats, I should have the new tutorial up on friday or saturday (or sunday :O). Until then, cheers!

133 comments:

  1. I love both of those dresses - so great for refashioning daddy's old shirts!

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  2. I think both dresses are gorgeous (as is your model). If I could have either it would be the revolutions frock. It's fab.

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  3. oh, your little dresses are always so adorable. I am especially in love with the patchwork twirler dress :D *fingers crossed*

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  4. Those are gorgeous dresses! My daughter (2) loves the patchwork twirler, because she is "a ballerina princess." I, however, prefer the Revolutions frock. It's beautiful!

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  5. I always love to see what you come up with! I know my munchkin needs a patchwork twirler dress for sure!! :)

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  6. Great dresses - and models. I would love to make a revolution frock or two - thy look so "spinny".

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  7. Both fantastic dresses - I think I'd pick the Revolutions Frock though - not sure I'd have the patience for the patchwork dress!! Christine xo

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  8. Fun! I approve of giveaways. :) I hope your patterns are selling well.

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  9. 'It's okay, Vegbee, to be a couple of days late with the tute, and all we'll ask in return is to giveaway a pattern or two.'


    PLEASE PICK ME- too cute- both of them ; )

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  10. I'm so jealous of your kids and all their handmade clothes. I tried your twirl skirt once (http://bittersweet-memories-garrettfamily.blogspot.com/2009/01/dress-for-darcy.html) but haven't made another yet. Definitely need some more practice to look like yours.

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  11. I love them both but I see myself making the Tiered Patchwork Twirler over and over again in different sweet fabrics.

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  12. wow! love that twirler pattern! thanks for the chance to win! Jeanette at splendidthings.etsy.com

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  13. I'm all into tiers lately!!! I love your work and am no where near being good enough to re-create it!

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  14. of course i love them both, but i'd have to go with the patchwork twirler for my girl, she went to an outdoor concert with us in something similar (but that's getting too small) and was thrilled to twirl around to the music!

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  15. Look forward to the new tutorial! I actually have both those dresses on my wishful to-do list. And I have to say, I won your Fairweather coat pattern a while back and I LOVE the pattern! I finally found the perfect shell and lining fabrics...vintage from a yardsale. Woo! And it is coming along fabulously! YOu do great work.Keep it up!

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  16. OMG! I love the patchwork twirler!!! My little girl would look lovely in it!! Thanks for the chance to win! I really enjoy your blog!!!

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  17. I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! Both of your dresses are too cute!!

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  18. I know a beautiful girl who'd love the revolutions frock and badger her Momma (me) to make it for her...crossing my fingers for the pattern!

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  19. it's too hot to play frisbee, so I'll just wait patiently instead ; )
    gonna go look at those patterns

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  20. OH DEAR! I would so love the pattern for the patchwork twirler. I remember so vividly the measure of a good skirt by the twirlability!

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  21. Hmmm...I love them both. Guess I would have to leave the decision to my little bean - she would be wearing it after all :) Thanks for all the great things you share!

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  22. Pick me! Pick me! ((please))

    I would choose the Revolutions one. Very sweet.

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  23. Oooh! Please may I have a Revolutions frock pattern, please! I love it!!!

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  24. Guess I am off to light some candles at the altar to the Goddess of Internet Freebies.

    I love your blogs, by the way.

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  25. cute cute. I've seen you around on craftster. Cool stuff! I like revolutions too.

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  26. so cute... I'd have a hard time deciding which one I'd want.

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  27. I would love to win the twirler dress pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.

    accoupons at gmail dot com

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  28. I love the patterns. I would definitely choose the Tiered Patchwork Twirler if I won. :)

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  29. A few days late on your tute? Well, you're the mom of two little munchkins, for goodness sakes! I don't know how you manage to get all done that you do! I'd love the revolutions frock ... so classy.

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  30. Oooh...that Twirler is DIVINE.

    No rush on the tute. Can't rush a tute, sweetie - you get bad tutes. ;-)

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  31. I love all of your tutes. So dont worry about it being late. I think that its worth it. All of your patterns and tutes are so easy!

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  32. giveaways no problem! When I was little I had a "flap -up" skirt which I used to dance in. I only have boys but I have several little girls in my life that would love the revolutions dress. thank you!

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  33. Tracee - family.addict@yahoo.comJuly 7, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    I love your site, I just discovered it yesterday. Just in time right!? I'd love to win either of those patterns!

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  34. I love those patterns!! Awesome.

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  35. Both of those dresses are adorable! One would be perfect for a princess dress and the other would be great for church.

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  36. I <3 your tutorials. So easy to understand & follow. I'd be excited if I could win either of your patterns.

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  37. Recently started lurking on your blog. Made my daughter a peasant shirt and tiered skirt using your patterns (a test run with a vintage sheet http://alazyknitter.wordpress.com/2009/06/21/peasant-girl/ ). Most importantly, she loved it and I plan to make her many more. I'm really enjoying your blog and won't hold the lack of tute against you, promise.

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  38. Both are great patterns but I'd have to pick the patchwork twirler since I purchased the other. ;)

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  39. Your tutorials are great! I love reading about your life. You have inspired me!

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  40. Lovely! I would pick the Revolutions Frock. I'm fascinated by the neckline.

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  41. A tutorial on the way *and* a giveaway? That's pretty darn awesome of you. :)

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  42. As I already have the revolutions pattern I would love the tiered twirler and I look forward to your next tute :).

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  43. Loved your patchwork twirlers when I first saw them on Craftster. Have been saving colorful scraps since then (with two daughters I have to save plenty in the interests of harmony). I hadn't looked closely at the Revolutions Frock until this post - both my girls would love it - so that's the pattern I'd choose today. And... hang the expense - I'd go out and buy the fabric so we could have a bit of instant gratification!

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  44. Love both of your patterns! The Revolutions Frock is definitely my favorite though. Thanks for such a great site full of projects.

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  45. I think I want a twirler for myself, so fun! Both of the dresses are great!

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  46. I love both the patterns so either one would be AWESOME!! :)

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  47. ooooh, LOVE both of them. I would LOVE to have either one!! Thanks for the chance to win! All your stuff is SEW CUTE! ;-)

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  48. Can't wait to see your project in the works! Love, love, love that revolutions Frock!

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  49. Adorable dresses. I found your website about 18 months ago, I made the peasant blouse, it was so easy I kept making them for my 2 girls. If I don't win I may just have to buy both patterns on etsy. Thanks :)

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  50. 'It's okay, Vegbee, to be a couple of days late with the tute, and all we'll ask in return is to giveaway a pattern or two.'

    I love reading your blog and seeing your creations, they are gorgeous. If I was to win I'd pick the gorgeous Tiered Patchwork Twirler, it is delightful, my daughter would love me making it for her :)

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  51. I hate leaving a comment on your 'win something if you leave a comment' post. It feels like being greedy. But I console myself with the fact that I've commented before when it wouldn't directly benefit me, and I've left something in your tip jar.
    So here I am, shamelessly hoping to win a pattern from Vegbee. Both frocks are delightful. :)

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  52. I haven't won anything yet. Love your blog (both of them) mellenewing@yahoo.com

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  53. I love the Revolutions Frock. Any chance you can make it in a bigger size?

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  54. I love reading your blog. you have wonderful ideas! I would love to win one of your patterns!! Thanks.

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  55. Thanks for sharing your tutorials and patterns!

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  57. Ooh, I am so inspired by you! I have a link to you on my website this week (www.sewingdork.blogspot.com)
    The Sewing Dork

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  58. My girl would look great in either one! I love checking in with your blog to see what you'll come up with next!:)

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  59. I am IN LOVE with your patchwork twirler. Pick me pretty please!

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  60. Love your blog! :)

    I have only made skirts for my daughter and haven't attempted a dress yet (it is on my "nexts" list though) and she loves the tiered patchwork twirler the most!

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  61. ms. banana pantsJuly 7, 2009 at 11:09 PM

    vegbee, you're my favorite role model... creative genius + generous sharer of tutes & patterns + vegan cookie maven = my hero! i'm in love with both dresses, but if I had to choose i'd say the revolutions frock wins by a nose. thanks, and i'm really looking forward to your new tute.

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  62. My fav is the Revolution Frock!

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  63. Oooo I want to make a Tiered Patchwork Twirler for me! lol I'll start by making one for the kid though. Super cute stuff!!

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  64. Better late than Never! So good luck with the Tute! My personal choicen if am lucky would be 'Revolutions frock' especially for the yoke bodice (sounds wierd as revolutions refers to the skirt part of it, which is circle skirt) but i like the bodice more, and haven't done a proper circular yoke till now, so would love instructions on it

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  65. Coo! Another giveaway... and another chance to try and win a revolutions pattern (Hey if I win, I'll happily take whatever I win, I never win anything!)

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  66. I love the patchwork twirler!

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  67. They are both so beautiful, it'd be hard to decide between them. But I've been yearning for the revolutions frock pattern for a while now, so I know which one I'd choose.

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  68. Thanks for your blog.... I love to read all your tutorials. Both dresses are beautiful and any little girl would adore to have either one. Your creativity is inspiring.

    Delben

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  69. I love them both - but the revolutions frock is my absolute favourite!

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  70. Oh, fun! Me me me me me! :)

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  71. I love the revolutions frock! My daughter is getting older and this looks like a classic dress pattern!!
    Both are great patterns.

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  72. Ooooh Vegbee, both the dresses would be gorgeous on my granddaughters who are 4-1/2 and
    2-1/2 and both love to "dance" around the living room in front of the TV when there's music on. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.

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  73. I love both patterns! I would love to be able to make either one form my daughter.

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  74. Looking forward to seeing what you are cooking up! Both patterns are great, love your tutes!

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  75. My granddaughters would both love either one, just so they could spin! I would love to make either, but think the revolution would be my choice!

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  76. love both dresses, your tutes....well, all your stuff! very inspiring.

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  77. I love the revolutions frock! I was trying a similar self-drafted pattern but haven't come close to anything so cute!

    Love all your stuff, really.

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  78. Oh! Love both the dresses! Too cute!=D

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  79. Well they are both wonderful! I think my little one would love the Twirler. She's such a girlie when it comes to twirly skirts.

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  80. Cool, Thanks. Love your tutes

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  81. I have an image in my head lately real similar to the Revolutions Frock. Wanting to make something with that circular skirt....and here is the pattern I have been thinking of. Would love to win it!

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  82. It's ok if you take a little longer on your tute...I have to unearth my machine before I can sew!

    Veronica

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  83. I would love to win either dress, it's hard to choose which one I like better!

    I'm so thankful for your tutes that I wouldn't have even realized that it was late if you hadn't said so. I made a toilet paper cozy last week and love it!

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  84. woo! I've been drooling over both patterns!

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  85. I love your little dresses - I think my daughter would spin herself silly in that twirler dress! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  86. I can't decide which one I like best - both are darling.

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  87. I love both of them, but I desperately want to make the Tiered Patchwork Twirler for my girls!

    tornem(at)yahoo.com

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  88. Oh, I would love to win the pattern for the Revolutions Frock. I have been trying unsuccessfully to get that circle neckline right for a long time now. Thanks for the chance!
    Shannon

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  89. I stumbled across your blog a couple weeks ago... and I'm so glad I did. Both the dresses are lovely! Thanks!

    ~Cassie

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  90. love your tutorials and in love with both your dresses....although I think I would pick the patchwork twirler.....I can't remember how I found your blog, but I have been loving it! Thanks for all your great tips and tricks.

    Sue Jean

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  91. I just love all of your patterns. Thank you for sharing them with all of us in blogland. I'd love to make the Tiered Patchwork Twirler for my little girl. Thank you for the chance to win!

    Christina
    cmatthies[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  92. gorgeous patterns so happy I stumbled onto your blog fingers crossed I might be lucky luv sue x

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  93. I LOVE your tutes!! LOVE LOVE!! Thanks for all the freebies by the way!!
    So, here is me begging that you pick me:
    Pick me, Please! PLEASE pick me!!! Pretty PLEASE pick me!!! Pretty, Pretty PLEASE pick me!!! Pretty please with cherries on top pick MEEEEEEeeeeeeee!!!!
    Was that enough? I guess it won't help since it's random...huh?

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  94. Can't wait for the new tute! Very exciting! And the giveaway - oooo!!! I love them both but if I had to pick just one it would be the Tiered patchwork twirler. That is simply the best dress ever!

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  95. What a beautiful picture. I love those little green boots beneath that lovely dress. Realy cute!

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  96. Love the rainboots and dress combo -- which I realize that the poster above me also said, but hey, I really do love it!

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  97. this was a very clever way to distract us all from not getting a tute this week... i soo approve!! my girls always appreciate the stuff i make from your tutorials, and im sure they'd both LOVE a revolutions frock [or 6!] :)

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  98. If I can only choose one I will go with the Revolutions Frock. I think my daughter would love! it!

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  99. i love the revolutions frock. been drooling over it since you posted the first pics on here!

    Sarah
    pandoraslovebox@msn.com

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  100. I love your blog...but I would love to have the Revoutions Frock!! :)

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  101. Ha! i clicked your blog today thinking how much I enjoy reading it only to find out you're doing a give-away! Bonus for me! Seriously, though, I love reading your blog. You write so conversationally and with wit. Now that you are all flattered, I will say that I can't let the opportunity for a free copy of one of your patterns slip by me. I would love to make the Tiered Patchwork Twirler as I have already purchased the Revolutions Frock.

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  102. Both are so cute, but the patchwork twirler may be my favourite!
    You have put together a seriously awesome site! Thanks

    Amy

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  103. No I've changed my mind... I think the revolutions frock might be my favourite :D gosh they are both so good...

    Amy

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  104. I'd love the Revolutions Frock (I also love the patchwork one but am a little afraid that I'd start and never finish)! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  105. I love your patterns-they are easy to follow! Given a choice I would go with the Revolutions Frock :-)

    Arlene

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  106. Your blog rocks.
    Thank you so much for all the tutorials. I am in love with the peasant top. I have used your easy to follow directions for jammies and dresses a few times. Thank you so much.

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  107. wonderfully generous give-away, thank you!
    i love your header. did you change your blog name? how did i miss all this?!
    nicola
    http://whichname.blogspot.com

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  108. I think normally I would pick the patchwork dress but since I'm working on a quilt right now, if I were to win I guess it would have to be the revolutions. Just for fun, eh?

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  109. Well, I already bought revolutions, so patchwork it is! They are both amazingly cute, of course....

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  110. I just love the Tiered Patchwork Twirler! How cute! I'd love to make these for my 2 girls!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    luvmybabyblue@yahoo.com

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  111. Hm, not sure what time zone you're in, but might as well comment, right? I love the Revolutions Frock. The yoke is so cute! And what little girl wouldn't love that skirt?!!

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  112. I love both patterns, but I think my heart just smiles when I look at your pictures for your Tiered Patchwork Twirler. My 2 1/2 year old daughter would love to twirl around and dance in this. Thanks for this great giveaway.

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  113. I have been following your blog for a while now and LOVE your tutes! I love both the patterns but would choose the frock. Thank you for this great giveaway!

    Nickicarnes@comcast.net

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  114. This is wonderful! I love the revolutions frock. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  115. My little one would absolutely love the tiered patchwork twirler.... she seems to be all about twirling these days. Love your blog and can't wait to see what's up your sleeve next!

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  116. hmmm.......maybe this time I will be lucky.....i learned a lot for your blog!

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  117. I've just found your web site, wow! there is a lot of info here, I'd better start reading....and anything free is always a good thing.

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  118. How fun! I've got my fingers crossed!

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  119. I always love to see what you've got on your site! Thanks for all the great tutes:)
    Sunny

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  120. I wanna win the revolutions frock pattern! pretty please? I have to tell you that I have been so inspired by your blog/sewing... I even started my own, and have been doing all sorts of un-patterned stuff! burkeshires.blogspot.com if you wanna check it out...

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  121. Lovely!!! I haven't tried your patterns yet but would love to!

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  122. I would so love a copy of Revolutions Frock pattern!

    Love your blog, love your posts at craftster (I'm QuiltersBlock over there....gotta get that changed! lol)

    Thanks for all the great inspiration!

    kelly

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  123. I really like both patterns, hard to choose. I'm a beginner in sewing, so I'll let you decide which one you think is easier to sew! Thanks for the contest.

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  124. I love all your tutorials, projects, and tips. You are an inspiration to me every week. Keep up the great work!

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  125. You're such an inspiration! Great give away, too! If you choose me I would love to make the frock for my little girl. She saw it just now, over my shoulder, and fell in love!

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  126. I cant wait for your tutorial! I'm just addicted to them! Revolutions frock rocks! I can see the my curly little girl in it!
    Have a great weekend!

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  127. just found your blog and love it. thanks for the chance to win a pattern. stacy@inspiredtosew.com

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  128. I'm hoping you pick me becasue my daughter would love to twirl in her own patchwork twirler!

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  129. while you're working on your next tute, can you help me with mine?
    http://burkeshires.blogspot.com/2009/07/shirring-help-my-first-givaway.html
    I've seen your tutes on shirring, and one one, you said to cut 2 times bigger, and another you said 1.5...
    I LOVE the things you make, so I'd LOVE your input! (or your readers, you have very talented readers...)
    to say thanks, I'm doing my first giveaway (inspired by all of yours)
    thanks!
    Ramona

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  130. Ramona,
    be right over!
    (I just re-read the shirring tute and I go with 2x bigger. I'm not sure where I say 1.5x, but shirring itself is just a gather, so it matters only the amount of 'puff' you want for your style versus the ability of the elastic to retain it's tension.)

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