Friday, 17 May 2013

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Sewing World Spread (and giveaway!)

sewing world cover

I've had to keep this quiet for what seems like forever but now that it's been published  I can tell you that I have a full pattern in the June issue of Sewing World... And a cover mention no less!  Arrow and POW bubble (obviously) added by myself.

sewing world toc

Here's the skirt I made and the pattern that's included: it's a drop waisted bubble skirt with a full lining for neatness, an elasticated waist for ease of dressing and in sizes 3 years to 12 years.

sewing world spread 1

There are paper pieces to cut out (as opposed to measurements to draft your own) and a three page step-by-step tutorial.

sewing world spread 2

This picture of the orange linen interior shows how neat the inside finish is.

sewing world all about me

And this picture shows what happens when a magazine lets a contributor write their own 'About Me'.

sewing world june makes

There are lots of other projects in the issue and even a bonus House of Pinheiro doppelganger.  Every magazine should have a House of Pinheiro doppelganger if they don't have the real thing.

Skirt collage

I had to provide the skirt for the photos, but it's back with me now and I'd like to give it away!  The size is 3y/4y with a 20" waist (stretching to about 24") and length of just under 11".  If you have a three to four year old, a child that will eventually be a three to four year old, you know a child that is or will be a three to four year old, or even if you have one of those creepy kid-in-the-corner dolls that fits the bill, leave a comment for a chance to win.  The giveaway is open internationally and I'll pick a random winner on Sunday; make sure that if you're a no-reply commentor that I can get a hold of you!


41 comments:

  1. Wow - the big time! Congrats!

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  2. Fab I love it, and I have a 3-4 sized small girl :-)

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  3. Cool! That's brilliant. Congrats. Love the skirt. Would love to win it as a present for my niece Tess who turned 3 this week. I am THE worst auntie in the world as I forgot to send a card! How rubbish is that? Giving her the coolest fox skirt in the world might JUST about make up for it!! x

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  4. Go you!!!!!!! Will you still mingle with us common sewers when you're rich and famous? :-P

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  5. Go you!!!!!!! Will you still mingle with us common sewers when you're rich and famous? :-P

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  6. Fab, congrats to you. My tiny is too big my my teeny tiny niece would look fab in.the foxy skirt. X

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  7. So cool! And I love the fox fabric.

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  8. Congratulations darling.lol yes, she does look like me lol

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  9. Congratulations:):) love your fox skirt!!

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  10. OMGoodness!! You are a rock star! And the foxes!! Surely that is the best thing in the mag!! Congrats to you, Amanda!

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  11. I do have a 3 year old girl, and one who will be three years old. Perfect for both of them!

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  12. ooooh yes please! I am wishing I was a 3 year old girl!

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  13. How awesome for you! Well done!

    And how cool is the skirt? Love it!

    I gotta get my hands on that magazine!

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  14. Congratulations that's wonderful! I have both a two year old who wears a size 3 and her baby sister so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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  15. Darling pattern! I can think of hundreds of fabrics that would work with this, but I love the fox print!

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  16. Great article - well done. I'd love the skirt, I have a 3 yr old but I'm not sure I'd put him in a skirt - he does have a 3 yr old girl cousin though how I'm sure would love it! thanks

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  17. It's a foxy skirt! I have a 3 year old and a skinny 5 year old so please pop me in the draw. Congratulations on the article, you must have been bursting at the seams (so to speak!) Jo X

    http://joeveryday19.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Hoorah! Congrats, my friend!! Cute skirt!

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  19. Just adorable. Will the pattern be available separately?

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  20. Seriously well done! You must be over the moon! (Hence the POW circle, no?)

    I second the "Will the pattern be available separately?" question. My Alice is a 3 1/2-year-old monkey who will only wear skirts and dresses.

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  21. Congratulations, and lovely pattern and fabric. I have a 3 year old who would love this!

    jennavive (at) horner (dot) org (dot) uk

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  22. Congratulations! I am going to buy a copy of this so I can bask in your reflected fame. Assuming it's available in the US and not only via $20 postage or something crazy. And I love how cute it looks in the little foxes!

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  23. I have a child who will be 3-4 someday. Actually, she's a fat knacker so it'd probably fit her now ;)

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  24. Oooh, love those foxes. I have a daughter who will eventually be 3/4! Thank goodness!

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  25. Wow, well done you! I have daughters who would love this skirt. Fingers crossed!
    (my email is 'rachel' at the domain name below...)

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  26. I have a 2.5 year old who would love this skirt! Congrats on the article!

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  27. Go you woman! that's flipping awesome!
    Yay the fox fabric is so stinking cute! I looooove it. And Avery fits that category of "one day will fit in this skirt". In the mean time, I would just hang it in my studio and drool over it. total win win, right?

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  28. Congratulations on being published! Love the skirt and I have a little girl who will be 3 yo in a few months! Raffy

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  29. Congratulations on the publishment! I have a daughter that I guess will love a skirt with foxes on it!

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  30. Congrats on the magazine article. I have a 3yr old who is fast developing a love of fabric - she would definitely covet this skirt.

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  31. My four year old would totally rock that skirt!

    practicalpeacesatyahoodotcom

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  32. Beautiful skirt, I have several people in mind for it, including my four moth old daughter. I think it would be a much used and lived skirt!
    Emmajhepburn at hotmail dot com

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  33. Nice!! Congrats on the publish!!

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  34. Hi, don't know if I'm too late, but I have two daughters with 20" waists! Although if they won the skirt I think the honour would have to go to my younger daughter, Robin, to alleviate the pile of hand-me-downs that are flooding her way from her leggy older sister.

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  35. Commenting on behalf of Mimi from FB who was having trouble leaving a comment :)

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  36. Me me me me me meeeeeee! And...congrats on being in a magazine, ya rock star!

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  37. Awesome! Congratulations.
    rlynneholmes @aol.com

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  38. Congrats! It looks fab. I love that fox print. My girl will be 3 in Dec and she would look awesome in that skirt. Thanks for the chance to win!

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