Lily Bird pattern review and giveaway!


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I’m back with another pattern review from Lily Bird patterns-her cuffed shorts this time! Aren’t they adorable?

So here’s my review! I did enjoy the challenge of these shorts-but they were easier than I thought they’d be! I did have a little problem with the pockets…in the pattern they are just for looks (I think) and I couldn’t figure out how to put them together. So I made ‘em how it made sense to me, and made them functional. They are very shallow and small-but big enough for Sadie to stash her Pez or a hairband or two. I like how they look anyhow!

I cut out a size 2, and it fit pretty well, a little roomy in the waist (that was my bad, I should have cut my elastic for the back a little smaller), and the crotch is kind of low, but those aren’t huge deal-breakers for me. Plus, Sadie is small for her age, so it’s kind of her fault, really. ;)

The zipper was surprisingly not very hard to put it-I just had to read the directions a few times and use my seam ripper once or twice. (or twenty) I also love the little cuff on the bottom and button tabs on the sides-it adds a fun little detail that wasn’t hard at all to do. I forgot to add the belt loops but I’m fine with that. (read: lazy!)

And I LOVE the back-the cute pockets and the elastic waist make me smile! I didn’t realize how sewing through the elastic makes it look more professional, but it soo does. Right? right…

I made these from a pair of linen pants I found thrifting for $2, I wanted to make a summer staple for her wardrobe so that’s why I went classic with the linen. 

Don’t you love her little hip pop in this pic? lol. 

Would you like to win a pattern from the Lily Bird shop? Then today is your lucky day…she is giving away 3 patterns to 3 lucky winners!

She would also like to give a coupon code for a 15% discount to you readers that will last throughout the the giveaway. (til Sunday night!) The coupon code is: CRAFTINESS05

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!

Additional ways to enter:

2. “Like” Craftiness is not Optional’s Facebook page. 
Leave a comment on this post telling me that.
 

One comment for each…and if you make a mistake or need to add or change something, please go back 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 night, May 1st. I’ll pick the winners then (using Random.org) and announce them!

Good luck!

Comments

  1. I’ve had my eye on the Little Lady dress for some time now – absolutely adorable!

  2. I have been eyeing the cuffed shorts for a while. Yours came out super cute. I really want to make a pair now.
    lanirose76(at)ymail(dot)com

  3. The Katrina dress is so cute! But then, they all are :)

  4. Choose just one? Oh my…. there’s half a dozen I want!!

    If I had to choose just 1…. Little Lady Dress… so adorable…. although the leggings would be a good too!

  5. I “like” on facebook!

  6. Lovin’ the Sophia Dress pattern! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

    rachelmeyering(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. I love the Cuffed Shorts pattern it is my fave
    diymum at gmail . com

  8. I already like you on facebook!
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  9. I can’t decide if my favorite is the cuffed shorts or the summer blouse. Both are adorable!
    erinwnorcross at gmail dot com

  10. Those are very cute and so is Sadie.

  11. It was hard to choose- but the spring dress is so cute. I love the big bow in the back.
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  12. I love the skirted leggings.
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  13. I like Craftiness is not Optional on FB.
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  14. I like “Spring Dress”. After watching the little “bridesmaids” at the Royal Wedding with their wide sashes this pattern really caught my eye!!

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  15. I LIKE you on FB!

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  16. Tough call!!! I really love the ruffle skirt or the pink dress as my daughter is already a 6, and I’d want something that I could make bigger {as I’m a beginner at sewing I need easy! lol}

    I love your blog by the way! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
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  17. I would like the cuffed shorts! they are so cute, and could easily be made into cute boy shorts as well :) (since I have 1 of each)

  18. I was at Old Navy today and saw some shorts just like those. It reminded me that I would like to get the pattern to make some for my daughter.

  19. I like you on facebook as well!

  20. My faves are the fancy party dress or the little lady dress. So cute!

  21. I like the summer blouse or the cuffed shorts. Perfect for summer.
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  22. they are ALL so cute, but I think I would choose the summer blouse for girls.

  23. I’d love to try her shorts pattern, and the cute spring top. Fingers crossed!

  24. I’ve already liked you on Facebook & I’m heading to her shop now to check out the patterns! Thanks jennifer(dot)hill82(at)gmail(dot)com

  25. I love those little cuffed shorts (you could make those for a boy in boy fabic, right?) or the boy’s summer shirt. I love love LOVE my little man, but I need a little girl to make cute clothes for too! :)

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  26. I am fan on facebook! :)

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  27. Oh my her stuff is ADORABLE! It is hard to pick, but I think I’d go with the Pink Dress, so cute! jennifer(dot)hill82(at)gmail(dot)com

  28. Cute! I’d pick the shirred sundress pattern :-)

  29. Oh dear, I don’t know if I could choose just one! I’d definitely need to try out the summer shirt for boys, since great little boy patterns are hard to come by. I’d probably go back and pick up the cuffed shorts pattern, too – they are soooo cute, and I’ve been wanting to try to tackle a zipper set in this way.

    sarah(at)vraeden(dot)com

  30. I love all dress patterns for little girls but the little lady dress is one of my favorites.

  31. i love the cuffed shorts and the little lady dress the most!
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  32. So cute! I think I would pick the cuffed shorts. They look like a great summer basic! Thanks for the chance!

  33. I’ve been wanting the cuffed shorts pattern for awhile now – so that’s the one I’d pick!
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  34. I like the Summer Shirt for Boys.

  35. I like you on Facebook:)

  36. Love the little lady dress.

  37. I’ve been looking at this shorts pattern for a few weeks now wanting to order it. I love how they look!! Thanks for the review too! Glad to hear they’re not too difficult!

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  38. Just ‘liked’ you on FB!

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  39. I like her shop! I’ve had my eye on the 30 min shorts and the pink dress. Been waiting to purchase some things from her store but I dislocated an fractured my elbow due to a fall … sewing isnt an option at the moment :/ hope I win will give me something to look firward to doing :)

  40. Like you on fb now too!

  41. I’d love the Katrina dress pattern.

  42. I’m an FB liker (stalker)!

  43. Katrina dress is my fave

  44. fb fan

  45. I like the unisex pants with adjustable waistband or the Little Lady Dress!

    dkbond007 at hotmail dot com

  46. Love the cuff shorts. Would look lovely on my gal.

  47. I’ve been wanting that cuffed shorts pattern. Yours turned out great! Thanks for the review. mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  48. Like you on FB! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  49. These turned out cute! I like you in real life and on facebook. emmillee(At)gmail(dot)com

  50. Love the shorts, but I’d like to try the summer blouse for girls pattern the most!

    mattvaleiler at gmail dot com

  51. I have yet to make anything with sleeves so Im going with the Summer Blouse!

  52. Anonymous says:

    Hi, I would love to try the cuffed shorts for my dd. Hope it will turn out just as nice as yours.

  53. They are all cute patterns, but I think I would go ahead and pick the shorts. My toddler needs to be prepped for the summer with some mama-made shorts, right? Cltrash at ymail dot com

  54. I like the ruffled skirt and the cuffed shorts :)

  55. I like the little lady dress, so cute!

  56. i’m your fan on FB

  57. I love the Pink Dress :) lara3400 at sbcglobal dot net

  58. ack! those shorts are so cute!! i have never made shorts or pants before (aside from pj’s). i would love to win that pattern and give it a go!

  59. Thanks for the giveaway
    I like the Unisex pants with Adjustable Waistband for toddlers
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  60. I become a FB fan
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    Thank

  61. You are liked.:)

    As for the pattern, hard to choose. I think I would have to go with the sping dress, very cute.

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  62. This is a long pending comment…ive been wanting to thank u for the tutorials.ive fallen in love with ur blog…ur kids dresses are simply superb…and so easy to sew..thanx a lot for inspiring me to stitch. As for the pattern, tho its impossible to choose just one, i would love the corduroy ruffle skirt…..

  63. those cuffed shorts are just adorable, but the sleevless blouse runs a very close second. What a great outfit the two together would make!

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  64. I’d pick the unisex pants pattern for toddler to 4T. Although, I was really torn between them and those cute shorts you chose.
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  65. I have been seeing these cuffed shorts everywhere and I love them, so the Cuffed shorts pattern would be my pick!

  66. I like you on FB!

  67. I would pick the cuffed shorts. I have been eyeing that pattern for a while but haven’t taken the leap yet. They are so cute!!

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  68. The Sprink Dress is SO ADORABLE!! I would LOVE to have this pattern!!

  69. I “LIKE” you on FB!!

  70. I would LOVE the pink dress.

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  71. Jennifer says:

    The pink dress is Really pretty, I would like that. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  72. Its a hard choice but would have to be the sophia dress. Im a big dress fan!

  73. If I won I’d choose the bubble dress

  74. If I won I would choose one of the shorts patterns. So cute! Hard to decide which one … the ruffled one is adorable! But like the cuffed one too …. Maybe I would just go with the one with pockets.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  75. Just liked your facebook page!
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  76. Though I love the dresses, the cuffed shorts would be my pick. Pretty dresses are easy to find, but a great shorts pattern is much needed here :)

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  77. I already like you on fb….

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  78. I liked the party dress. But I would also love to try my hand at those cuffed shorts too. Makenzie_lee 19th@hotmail (dot) com.

  79. I liked the party dress. But I would also love to try my hand at those cuffed shorts too. Makenzie_lee 19th@hotmail (dot) com.

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  94. Love the cuffed shorts!!! Need that pattern.

    I also follow you on FB

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  95. I’d definitely pick the cuffed short pattern too!

  96. Anonymous says:

    I’d either pick the cuffed shorts or the summer blouse pattern. Hard choice though. :D

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  97. The bubble dress 9 months to 8 yrs is so cute

  98. Like CinO on facebook!

  99. I would choose the pink dress or the summer blouse!

    Always fun to participate in a giveaway; thanks!

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  100. i like the ruffled skirts and skirted leggings! monkeyshinersbaby at yahoo

  101. i liked your facebook page!

  102. My favorite is the shorts (so incredibly adorable)! ericandursula(at)embarqmail(dot)com And thank you so much for the discount!!!

  103. The cuffed shorts look really cool. I’ve been playing around with making shorts for my 3 year old for summer.

  104. Ohhh my daughter would LOVE the Katrina dress! She loves that style of dress and I’d love to make one for her!
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  105. I like you! :o )

  106. I like the cuffed shorts and leggings the best! Thanks for the giveaway and I love looking at your blog!

  107. I love the pink dress :)

  108. little lady dress would be my pick! thanks for the giveaway! :)

  109. I love the Sophia dress!

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