Wednesday, 15 September 2010

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Giveaway: The Reversible Zippy Hoodie


I'm delighted that my reversible hoodie pattern has made it through testing after months of fine-tuning and revisions. For the first time ever, I graded it right through from 18m up to 8Y, rather than releasing it in two age tranches. I think this is the way forward so those of you who've been frustrated with me delaying the older sizes can once again be my BFF. Phew.

So onto the show! Not only are my testers kind, generous and gifted, but they also gestate gorgeous children.

18m courtesy of Jenny

2T courtesy of KID, MD

3T courtesy of Kimberly

4T courtesy of Straygoddess

5Y courtesy of Stephanie

6Y courtesy of Indywriter

7Y courtesy of Rach

8Y courtesy of Maxine

That's some splendid testing, no? To reiterate the visual evidence you've just seen of the hoodie's features, here's a little bit about the pattern:

The tutorial shows you how to make a hoodie with a separating zip, ribbed cuffs and (optional) front pockets. The hoodie is fully lined with all seams hidden inside so if you use a reversible zipper you get two hoodies in one! With a generous cut, the hoodie is designed to be worn for up to two years per size, and there are also two length choices within each size for added flexibility based on whether your child is tall or average. It's a perfect garment for layering and for the transitions between seasons, and great fun for combining fabrics! It is suitable for both boys and girls.
To celebrate the launch of this pattern, a giveaway! To enter just leave a comment on this post (remember to include your email address if I can't reach you through your blog) telling my testers how awesome they are. Also, your choice of either 18m/2T/3T/4T or 5Y/6Y/7Y/8Y if you were to win.

And remember that you can leave multiple entries whenever you use your cyber trickery (Twitter, Facebook, blogging etc) to pimp the giveaway. But remember to comment on this post each time, or I won't be able to keep track. I'll randomly select a winner on Saturday!

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR ENTRIES :)

61 comments:

  1. Frickin' beautiful testers! Loving the fluffy/polka dot - snugglicious.

    Ooh how much would I love this pattern? More than a whole night's sleep. 2T or 3T I reckon?

    You are a genius, Amanda, as well you know. X

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  2. Oh, and have tweeted yo ass too. X

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  3. awesome testers with mad sewing skills... I would need to have a sh1t load of hand holding if I were to win because I have...

    1) never sewn a pattern

    2) never sewing clothing

    3) am a big wuss

    4) I'm left handed and my braind dosent work that way

    5) I am a total and utter coward when it comes to sewing big things.

    anyway if I were to win it would have to be for age 7/8 for the Boy and his fat head and wild curls (they will grow back goddamnit! and his locks will not but cropped again *glares at DH)

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  4. How lovely! Please enter me in this fab comp. I'd love to win 3T for my son xx

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  5. After having been told I should put my sewing skills (minor) to clothes making, I think I'd like to try this! Although I might need some pointers!

    I'd like it in a size 2T so I could make it for my gorgeous niece.

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  6. Awww....I love all the versions! Beautiful..Polka dots are my favorite I love it.. The boys look so good...There aren't a lot of sewing options for boys, So it's awesome that their mommies could make something special for them...
    I have been waiting to see this. I wanted to be a tester and left a comment on your post announcing the pattern test outs... Didn't know how you picked your pattern testers...Anyhow, I would love to win the 7Y for my little guy. In case a miracle happens and I win, please contact me at http://loveforsewing.blogspot.com or gabbysmom03@gmail.com

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  7. I absolutely love the fluffy one. I want one for myself.

    Wonder if the 8T would fit Devin?

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  8. Wow! Awesome pattern and awesome testers! I would love to try making one for Grace, I think she's probably about a 6T. x

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  9. Love this! The testers all did a great job! I love that there is growing room so the kids don't grow out of it so fast! And the versatility is great! I would love the smaller sized pattern for my daughter as it is so hard to find sweatshirts for girls that are not pink!

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  10. Oh, my! Ladies, you did a wonderful job. What a cute array of fabric and even cuter kidlets. I think my favorite fabric is the dragonflys. To die!

    If I win, the smaller sizes please.

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  11. Posted to facebook. And on closer inspection those are butterflies, not dragonflies. But still my favorite.

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  12. I love this! And I just made Max pirate pj pants with that same material LOL

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  13. I don't know if I can enter the giveaway but I would really like the pattern in the bigger size to appease the sulky boy who thinks I only make stuff for his sister :)

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  14. Another excellent pattern and giveaway.
    Not sure I should really leave a comment as I already have backlog of projects, but a reversible hoody pattern would be sooo handy, in the smaller sizes.

    Haven't quite got the hang of twitting so just the one comment from me.

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  15. lovely hoodies. i'm very jealous!

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  16. Oh I would *love* to make a hoody! A 4Y for T!

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  17. A facebook post for an 8Y for the big one.

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  18. Great looking pattern and gorgous models. I'd be after an 8 fo rby two girls :-) hegamo@xtra.co.nz

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  19. What great pictures! Your testers are very good :)
    I've nearly finished the reversible coat for DS so I'd love this for my next project!
    Jo

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  20. Supercute kidlets, the 3T model especially :)
    I'd like the diddy sized pattern if I win please, although by the time I actually get round to making one munchkin will probably be 5 :)

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  21. Have just blogged and tweeted! If I win can you make an extra special 'abnormally long armed' one for gangly girl?!! (just kidding!) xx

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  22. Oh, I love this hoodie and have a 7 yr old granddaughter that will too. Your testers are the bomb! Such cute combinations of fabric.
    I'll take a size 8, thanks.
    Beth

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  23. I NEED this pattern!! I'm really liking the variety of looks the pattern testers made.

    This is right along the lines of what I'm loving to sew right now, but reversible is even better!

    I will need one of each of the two sizes, so it would be great to win one!

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  24. All the testers look fantastic! I love that you showed a completed hoodie in each of the sizes.

    As to which size...um, how about the 4T.

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  25. WOW! Your testers did an AMAZING job...I love all of them!

    My little chunk would probably need a 3T.

    You never fail to amaze with your genius Amanda!
    x K

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  26. I'd love to try this out! Probably in a 2T or maybe 7y.

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  27. Cute pattern would love a chance to win it. Thanks

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  28. I'm loving the testers and what an fabulous pattern to look so col in a wide variety of fabrics. I would like the 3T pattern if I won so I don't put pressure on myself to complete before he grows out of it!

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  29. Lovely! This would be SUCH a functional pattern to own...

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  30. Oh what a great pattern and the test versions are all so cute! Put my name in the hat please
    ghainskom at yahoo dot com

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  31. Soooo fantastic! Love the cozy look of the last pic! My DD would go bonkers for a hoodie that cozy!

    I'd go for the 5 - 8 sizes I think!
    laurel(at)drcs(dot)ca

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  32. What lucky models to have such clever testers/mums! An inspiring set of hoodies and my little one has outgrown her awesome one so I'm plucking up courage to have a go. I'd need the smaller size pattern if I was lucky enough to win (fingers crossed)

    angelasmart@hotmail.com

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  33. Your testers did a great job! Makes me want to sew one or ten of my own!!!

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  34. I want to win this so bad! It's for my niece who is 3 so would that mean I need 3T?

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. tweet: http://twitter.com/happy_haylee_3/status/24698009258

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. posted on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100000801234459&v=wall&story_fbid=144693048905578

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. What a fabulous looking pattern. I'd so love to make one of these for my wee boy. I'd go for the 5Y, he's not that small now.

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  38. Oh this pattern looks so great, and all the testers did such an awesome job!! I love them all!!

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  39. They all turned out wonderful, I am so, so, SO envious!

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  40. Okay---so I totally love the 8Y version! The red fluffiness is just too much!

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  41. There is really nothing more brilliant than showing off all the awesome creations your testers made - it really drives home how versatile the pattern is! I really *love* the camo/orange one - I bet his daddy wishes he had a hoodie just like it.

    Both my boys (18 mos, 4T) would love a cool new hoodie!

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  42. Oh my, 47 comments before I found this post!

    Plus have to say to Apryl, I'm left handed and it's never stopped me! For lefty help let me know.

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  43. ooooh, so glad you are doing huge sizes, need an eight for my girlies and will have to wait for the boys to grow a bit before I get into manly fabric. Will link on FB too! Brilliant, I love the pics of Maxine's beautiful girl and the super fluffy redness of her hoodie!

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  44. Holy Happiness! This is fabulous. I sure hope I win!
    mycreationcorner@gmail.com

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  45. Absolutely loving this hoodie so feel that I've got to enter the giveaway. The testers look fab! I'm really taken by all the gorgeous fabrics everyone has got hold of. If I won I SHOULD take the fabric out of my huge and dusty stash but am sure I'd be tempted to get hold of some of the lovely fabrics here.

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  46. Oops! Should've said I'd want 18 months. Does that count as two entries now...?

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  47. Love the look of this hoodie I have 4 punks that would look great in it. I would go for any of the following sizes 12m, 2T, 5T, or 7T.

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  48. Love, love, love this pattern!! My favorite is the pirate one!! :) If I am lucky enough to win I would love the 3T. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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  49. I just wish I could put colours together the way your testers did! These are so cute, with these kids sure to be the center of attention wherever they go for STYLE SENSE and CUTENESS! My daughter would love the 7y pattern to have one made to show off at school.

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  50. I just bought and made this hoodie and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pattern! I want to make a ton of these. I wish you made it in adult sizes too! Thanks for the great pattern, it was easy to understand and a fun quick project.

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  51. Very cool pattern! I would love to win it! mdeeter@hotmail.com

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  52. Would love to win the smaller sizes!

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  53. I'd love to win this pattern and use some of the beautiul fabric I got for my 2 year old son! =) Thanks for sharing! :D

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  54. I love the different prints that each tester used- it really shows how versatile this pattern is! I'd love to win it and try making it for my toddler. I'd need a 2T/3T you can reach me at my brand new blog bisforboycreations.blogspot.com/
    Thanks!

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  55. Oh My Goodness! This would be perfect for my 4 year old. I have just introduced her to the wonderful world of reversible clothing- and she's hooked! I would choose 5y so she would have a little wiggle room (she does love to wiggle).
    Thanks for the chance to win!!
    ~Michelle
    www.falafelandthebee.com
    falafelandthebee@gmail.com

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