So Tei Tei pattern review and giveaway!

*******giveaway is now closed********

I’m here today with a pattern review for this cute shirt, and a giveaway! (more on that later) I chose to review the Summer Blouse for Girls pattern from So Tei Tei. (one of my awesome sponsors)

I made it with Weekends fabric by Erin McMorris, Hopscotch in Butter. Love the oranges, yellows, and pinks in this fabric!
It was a pretty easy shirt to put together, and the pattern itself was easy-print, cut, and tape where it tells you. Took me about 5 minutes. I used almost a yard of fabric for it and cut out a size 2, which was a little large for Sadie, but she’ll grow into it and be able to wear it longer, so I like that!
I added some peach bias tape along the seams on the front and back for a faux piping look-I like it but it added a lot of bulk in the front so I probably would just do that in the back if I did it again. It also made the buttonholes hard. Again, this was my decision-does not reflect on the pattern, lol. Just me playing around. 
The ruffle collar was pretty simple-and I like the look! The buttons I got from this etsy shop, and I love them! They’re in Israel I think so shipping took a little while but was worth it. I ordered a bunch that I can’t wait to use in projects.
I used our shed in the backyard for our backdrop. chic, no?  lol.
So, an all around great pattern! can’t wait to make some more 😀
Would you like to win a pattern from the So Tei Tei shop? Then today is your lucky day…she is giving away 3 patterns to 3 lucky winners! 
How to enter:
1. Head over to her shop, poke around a bit, come back here and leave a comment on this post, telling me which pattern you’d choose if you won!
More ways to enter:
2. Become a follower of So Tei Tei on Twitter.   
Leave a comment on this post telling me that.
3. Become a follower of So Tei Tei’s blog.  
Leave a comment on this post telling me that.

One comment for each way…and if you make a mistake or need to add or change something, please delete the first comment-thanks!

Also…Please, for each entry, leave an email address so I can contact you if you win! You can write it out if you prefer, like this: craftinessisnotoptional(at)gmail(dot)com.

This giveaway will end Sunday Feb 27th. (in the evening, sometime….sorry I can’t always pinpoint a time I’ll be free) I’ll pick the winners (using and announce them on Monday!

Good luck!

The three winners for the So Tei Tei pattern giveaway are…..

and Courtney Soleil!


  1. I would pick the same one you just made: the Summer Blouse for Girls. Thanks for the giveaway! :)


  2. I have to say that the Summer Blouse is my fave, but I like the Little Lady Dress, too.


  3. I would pick the RUFFLED SKIRT pattern or the summer blouse for girls pattern. Great giveaway and I loved the way your finished shirt looks!

  4. I really like the blouse you chaise as well, though her leggings, dresses and those skirts with all the ruffles are adorable too! Monkeyshinersbaby at yahoo

  5. I love the shirt you made! I have two older children, size six and size 8, so I would choose one of the larger sized patterns…maybe the shorts or the sleeve-less summer top. Thanks!

  6. i like the bubble dress

  7. I think I’d go for the summer shirt too, and pair it with the oh so cute cuffed shorts.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    thejasperpatch googlemail com

  8. Fancy Party Dress is absolutely adorable!

  9. Became a twitter follower!

  10. Became a follower of the blog too. :)

  11. She has way cute patterns. I’d have to go with either the Spring Dress or the Katrina dress! Love how your shirt turned out. Adoreable fabric!!

  12. I love the Little Lady pattern. So pretty =)

  13. I would pick the Pink Dress, it is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. ruffle dress, little lady dress, cuffed shorts…. actually i would pick the “pick four patterns”! :)

  15. The Pink Dress is so cute! That’s the one I would choose. And the shirt you made for Sadie turned out adorable.

  16. would love to try the summer shirt for boys!
    jillrenee (at) charter (dot) net

  17. Since I’ve got way too many dress patterns and not enough top patterns, the one you used, the Summer Blouse, would be perfect for us!

  18. I love the blouse pattern. Thanks, Boo

  19. I’m a new follower and excited to see a giveaway already!

    I would love the summer top pattern, but I am eyeing the boy’s shirt too.

  20. Very cute shirt! I like The Pink Dress. I think the collar is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway! Hope I win! :-) thefancyfritter[at]gmail[dot]com

  21. I would get the adorable ruffled skirt or the jumper pattern! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  22. I looooove the “Pink Dress”. I would seriously make everything on there, though!

    email is hippiefishie at

  23. There are lots of cute dresses, but we prefer to stick with sleeved varieties. And I do love your version of the shirt. So, I’d pick the Summer Blouse. I could stand to learn how to make a kid’s shirt…

  24. Also started following her on twitter…

    email is hippiefishie at

  25. Oh my I LOVE the pattern called “The Pink Dress!!” I have a 3 year old daughter that would compliment this pattern in the most pleasent way!! Thanks!

  26. and following her blog…

    email is hippiefishie at

  27. So so cute. Love the orange too! I really like the toddler backback pattern. I think it would make a really cute gift for little cousins. You are both so talented!


  28. If I win, I’ll choose the Pink Dress pattern, and then hunt down that very same fabric to make it!!! (I’ve ALWAYS wanted some Love). Thanks for the chance to win!
    sonya dot missbossypants at gmail dot com

  29. I love the Katrina dress, and also the Pink dress…so cute!!

  30. Hey the shed works as a background! Sadie’s so cute! :) I like the katrina and the summer shirt for boys and the cuffed shorts. emmillee(At)gmail(dot)com

  31. Also, following her Blog


  32. I love the ruffled skirt! So cute!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Following so tei teis blog too!

  34. Such cute patterns! I’d have a hard time choosing between the summer shirt for boys or girls!
    jessica.barrus.morgan at

  35. I’m following her on Twitter (jmorganb)
    jessica.barrus.morgan at

  36. Definitely the Summer Blouse for Girls. too cute!

  37. I follow her blog as Big Mama :)

    jessica.barrus.morgan at

  38. following her blog!

  39. I would love to try the spring dress. The patterns are awesome.

  40. I love the Spring dress, but I also love the Katrina dress – i’m torn… they are all super cute outfits!



  41. I am now a follower on So Tei-Tei’s blog, and it’s great, love the outfits!
    Thanks, again…


  42. I love the Katrina dress, it’d be perfect for Spring!

  43. That blouse is adorable! Her shorts are darling too. Thanks for the review and the chance to win.

  44. WHEN I win (see, positive thinking here), I would choose the summer blouse :) It is adorable!

  45. Following on Twitter!

  46. I love the way your blouse turned out! But I would have to say that I would pick the katrina dress.

  47. The top looks great. Great color choices for miss Sadie. I love the summer shirt for boys. What a great shop.

  48. I really love the Little Lady Dress!! How comfy yet formal!

  49. I totally dig the Summer Shirt for boys. My little boy would look so cute in a shirt like that.

  50. I follow So Tei Tei’s blog! Very cool place!

  51. I love the little lady dress. Thank you for the giveaway.

  52. I love the shirt pattern! I like that she has a boy version too. And I love the cuffed shorts! Obviously I will be buying some if I don’t win! nkmeldrim(at)hotmail(dot)com

  53. I would pick the bubble dress

  54. So many cute things! The ruffle skirt, cuffed shorts, bubble dress, lady dress and the shirt you made are the cutest. Those would be my picks.


  55. I would have a hard time picking between the summer blouse for my daughter, and the summer shirt for my son. Ah, who am I kidding. If I won, I’d just buy the other one! My email is amber565(at)gmail(dot)com

  56. I’m not following on So Tei-Tei on twitter. I’m @amberfunk there and my email is amber565(at)gmail(dot)com

  57. I fell in love with the pattern you reviewed and hopped over to So Tei-Tei’s shop and poked around like you said to…

    NOW I’m in love with the cuffed shorts!! Summer is coming up and we need shorts!


  58. Oooh, I love her Toddler Backpack. That would be so fun to make!


  59. I’m not following the So Tei-Tei blog! My email is amber565(at)gmail(dot)com

  60. And I’m a new follower of her blog!


  61. I would have to pick the summer blouse for girls or the sleeveless blouse for girls.

    I love your version too!


  62. I love the summer blouse for girls, too!


  63. I now follow her blog. Thanks for the giveaway!


  64. I really love your fabric choice, it coordinates nicely with Sadie’s hair! Very cute shirt!

    Oh, I just remembered this is for the win. Hm, I really love this shirt, but I love the shorts too. I’ll decide after I win, how bout that? :)

  65. I would choose the little lady dress. It’s very cute and would be great for my daughter.

  66. So many lovely patterns… and whow… a lovely summer shirt for boys, absolutely super, because I’m an ‘all boys’ mom.

  67. I’m following SoTeiTei on Twitter! @sobellaboutique

  68. I follow SoTeiTei blog!

  69. I’d choose the Katrina dress, so cute!

  70. I love all the blouses and shorts, but I would probably have to go with the unisex adjustable waist pants for my tall, skinny kids! juliadiane at msn dot com

  71. The Sofia Dress for my little Sophia

    jrhawke at yahoo dot com

  72. I fell in love with the Katrina dress. Although I can just see one of my girls in the Katrina and the other in the Sophia in coordinating fabric. Thanks for showcasing her patterns. Your shirt looks so wonderful!

  73. In my house full (and I do mean full) of boys, I have no choice, but to go for the Summer shirt for boys. It looks like a great shirt, and I’d love to try and make it.

  74. I really like the Cuffed Shorts. I think you could make them either for a girl or a boy.

    Ldowe at hotmail dot com

  75. I like the Summer shirt for Boys.
    mnrridgeway at gmail dotcom

  76. I became a follower!

  77. I love the summer blouse but I’d probably chose the Katrina dress first!

  78. I have to say my favorite is the shirt you made, but I also like the Summer Shirt for Boys.

  79. Now following So Tei Tei via google friend connect. I think I might have a new favorite pattern – the Katrina Dress – it’s adorable!


  80. I would want the little blouse pattern that you sewed. So cute!

  81. I really like the Pink Dress. Thank, Melissa

  82. I like the shirted sundress.

  83. I’m torn between three patterns!!!
    The Cuffed Shorts – 12M to 4T, The Little Lady Dress 12M to 6T, and The Fancy Pleated Top Sundress. mmmmmm They are all great!!!

    harmonymarquardt at gmail dot com

  84. I would love the Cuffed Shorts pattern, so cute!

  85. I’m following So Tei-Tei on Twitter!

  86. I would pick the summer blouse for sure! It is adorable! Thanks for the chance to win. :)


  87. I love the summer blouse for girls!


  88. I’m following So Tei-Tei’s blog!

  89. Love the Katrina dress! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  90. Now following STT on Twitter @mamalusco. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  91. Following STT blog! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  92. Nicencess! I’d buy the Katrina dress~

    johanna (dot) owen (at) gmail [dot] com

  93. I liked the Fancy pleated-top sundress. Very cute! Thanks
    mattvaleiler at gmail dot com

  94. I liked lots of the patterns. The cuffed shorts look so neat and detailed. Those would be fun to make.

  95. I love the Little Lady Dress, although the cuffed shorts are adorable too.

  96. I’m following on Twitter.

  97. Oh, that is hard…but I think the Little Lady Dress. I have two little ladies who would love it!

  98. I signed up as a blog follower!

  99. I’m following on Twitter!

  100. I would choose the ruffled skirt, it looks incredibly cute!

  101. I’ve signed up as a blog follower.

  102. I would probably chose the Sofia dress. or the party dress. I have a hard time making decisions when both options are cute! 😉

  103. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  104. I love the Pink Dress, it looks perfect for summer!

    kristinorth (at) mchsi (dot) com

  105. I am now following on Twitter!

  106. I am now following her blog!

    kristinorth (at) mchsi (dot) com

  107. I would love to win the Katrina Dress Pattern!!

  108. I am now a twitter follower!

  109. I am now following her blog!

  110. I would love the Katrina Dress.
    Following on twitter

  111. The Katrina Dress looks cute! Like nothing I’ve made yet.

  112. I would get the summer shirt for boys and the summer shirt for girls then it is a toss up between the ruffled skirt or the cuffed shorts.

  113. I absolutely love the Ruffled skirt and the Corduroy ruffle skirt to make for my 8 month old. Such classic styles.

  114. I want to try the same one – the summer blouse. So sweet!

  115. I love the summer blouse that you made, but I’m also tempted by the cuffed shorts. Not sure if I can get my little one to wear them, though!

  116. What a cute little shirt! I love the pattern for the Katrina Dress. That’s the one I would choose!


  117. Almost forgot… I’m following the blog too. Super cute!


  118. I would choose her pink dress pattern! Perfect to get me dreaming of summer while I’m snowed in!

    devan66 at gmail dot com

  119. I love the Katrina dress! Very unique!

  120. I looove the dresses, but I would choose the toddler backpack – perfect for my little girl on her way to kindergarden.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    78.sunnyside (at)

  121. I would choose the Summer Shirt for Boys pattern. Love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  122. I became a follower of So Tei Tei’s blog and also subscribed to her RSS feed.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  123. Those cuffed shorts are adorable! I’d love to try it!


  124. Glad to know about her! I’d go w/ either the Jumper or Katrina dress.

  125. I follow her on Twitter. amy_kirchhoff (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  126. And I follow her blog. amy_kirchhoff (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  127. And I follow her blog. amy_kirchhoff (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  128. great job! I love her katrina dress! jones.amanda.m(at)gmail(dot)com

  129. I would choose the Katrina dress! Thanks!
    LauraL444 at yahoo dot com

  130. Now I follow So Tei-Tei blog! I’m so happy you introduced me to it! Thank you!


  131. Spectacular!! I can’t believe all the cute patterns and great prices! Should I win, I would choose the Summer Blouse. But I know I’ll be shopping at So Tei Tei on Etsy even if I don’t win this amazing give-a-way.


  132. I would pick the boys summer shirt so I could make on for my little man. thanks for the giveaway!

  133. I would pick the blouse or Sophia Dress. So cute!

  134. I’m in love with the Katrina dress! She just became my newest Etsy “favorited” shop!

  135. I love the summer blouse for girls pattern too. Yours looks so cute!

  136. Such an adorable blouse! I love the piping. I have to check out the Etsy shop for buttons. I’m in need of some other options! Thanks.

  137. Wow, what an adorable blouse! I want the same pattern! Please!!!

  138. Goodness, if I won I would have such a hard time deciding between the Little Lady dress and the Fancy Party dress. Gah! These are soooo cute!!!

  139. The jumper dress is gorgeous. We’re moving into autumn here in Australia so it would be perfect for the upcoming season.

  140. I liked everything but if I only had to pick one it would probably be the ‘Cuffed Shorts’ then again the dresses are also beautiful.

    No the ‘cuffed shorts’ are the winner.


  141. 3 patterns to give away??!!

    Okay well my number ONE pick is the Fancy Pleated Top Sundress…CAAAUUUTEEE! i was looking at Target today and wanted to give in instead of buying two dresses for my girls but didn’t. oooh maybe I can win and then make em’!! Btw, my husband thinks I’m crazy since I have a newborn but I can’t CONTAIN myself! SEWING is in my baaaaah-lod (blood). 😉
    Okay exhaustion taking over
    Super cute
    I’m tempted to make the Charlotte dress but SCARED of the zipper.
    What if I ruin it?
    Here’s the e-mail
    or if you like this better

  142. Nice giveaway! I have hard time deciding between the Little Lady dress and the Bubble dress.

  143. Hi,
    I hope I am not to late to enter this give away! I am from Holland and it’s 4 pm right now. Well, I am going to give it a try!

    I love those patterns at So Tei Tei shop! I looked around and soon decided to look at the dresses. My daughter (3 y.o. at this moment) is a realy girly girl and love dresses!

    The winter is almost done and spring is coming.. I just can’t wait! I feel so happy hearing the birds singing outside. That’s why I decided to choose this pattern:

    Springdress 12m to 6t!


    danijellef (at) gmail (dot) com

  144. I am also following So Tei Tei blog!

    danijellef (at) gmail (dot) com

  145. Finally! I follow So Tei Tei on twitter ..!

    danijellef (at) gmail (dot) com

  146. I love the cuffed shorts and the summer shirt for boys. Thanks for the giveaway!

    hilarypeterson AT gmail DOT com

  147. Super cute! I would love to make the Summer Blouse for my girls.

  148. Love these – I love the summer blouse for girls, or maybe the summer shirt for boys – I can’t decide! hilary @T lookingatstars d0t c0m

  149. The Katrina dress is gorgeous!!!

  150. I love this shirt and the pink dress. Both look like very popular styles for girls right now.
    ozmakitty at gmail (dot)com

  151. I’d love to try the cufffed short. They practically look store-bought. Thanks for the giveaway!

  152. I would pick the cuffed shorts… so cute!

  153. I would probably pick the summer blouse it is super cute but I also really liked the cuffed shorts!

  154. I’d pick the blouse you made or the Katrina dress. Both are darling & if I don’t win I’m gonna buy them.

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