I Heart to Sew pattern review and giveaway!

***This giveaway is now closed, see the winner below!***
Have you been to the I Heart to Sew shop yet?

Alisha, the shop owner, has some adorable kids clothing patterns available! She sent me the Little Day Out dress pattern to review for you guys.

I love how it turned out-the fabric makes it a pretty groovy dress. ;)

The pattern pieces were easy to piece together and cut out, the hardest part was choosing fabric. (the things I go through for you guys.) The examples she has are made with the front panel piece being  a coordinating fabric, but I couldn’t really find anything I liked, so I stuck with the same fabric all over, except the bodice.

The sizing for me was a little off, I cut out a size 1, planning to make it for Charlotte, but it ended up in Sadie’s closet, as you can see. So it’s a bit on the big side, but you could compare the pattern pieces to others you have to figure out the size that would work best for you. I like that she includes long and short sleeves in the pattern, also.

Other than that, the dress came along smoothly, the front has pockets-which Sadie loves. Those were a cinch to put in. Until I got to the zipper. She recommends using snaps, but me in all my wisdom decided on a zipper since I had one on hand. That…..thing…took me something like 1.5 hours to get it in correctly. My fault entirely, my seams were probably not exactly the same on the bodice, so it didn’t line up perfectly.  Still…grr. Just wanted to vent about that dumb zipper for a sec.

 I lined the pockets with a coordinating scrap I had-a fun little surprise.

Alisha is giving away 4 patterns of their choice to one lucky reader! Yay!

To enter:

Have a look around her shop and leave a comment here telling me which is your fav pattern!

Additional entries:

1. Follow the I Heart to Sew blog.

2. “Like” I Heart to Sew on Facebook.

Leave a comment for each, and please leave your email address with each entry! I’ll pick a winner Wednesday, Dec 21st!

Good luck!

(tomorrow I have Sadie’s Christmas dress ready to post!)

The winner is….Natalie!

Comments

  1. My favorite is “LIttle Day Out Dress”.

    Thank you Jess for the giveaway!

    M

  2. OK, I am folowwing the “I heart to sew” blog.

  3. And finally… I “like” it on Facebbok.

  4. Thanks for the chance to win. My favourite is the Love My Sleeveless Dress.
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  5. Following the I Heart to Sew blog.
    allmap (at) y7mail (dot) com

  6. Liked I Heart to Sew on Facebook…
    allmap (at) y7mail (dot) com

  7. Hi Jess! I’d love to give the leggings pattern a whirl :)

  8. Love finding new blogs to follow, especially bloggers from my home town – cool!

  9. Added to my FB likes oh and my email is vikki online @ optusnet .com .au
    Thanks again Jess :D

  10. I love the Little Day Out Dress. It looks so cute and comfy! lexilucas@gmail.com

  11. I would have to say that I would love to make the Twirly Whirly Dress for my girls. They love skirts that fly up when they spin! LOL

    gretaminton(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  12. I really like the sleeveless dress since you can have a lot of cute variations on it, but I’m sure my little one will love the twirly whirly dress the most :)

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  13. I am following “I Heart to Sew” on Facebook.

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  14. I am following the “I Heart to Sew” blog on my Google Reader.

    gretaminton(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

  15. I will have to go with the Little Day Out Dress, but I am intrigued by the leggings too.

  16. Love the little day out dress. Thanks for the chance to win!!

    shasrine at gmail dot com

  17. I love the little day out dress… Gosh I think my niece would look ADORABLE in this.
    And just like Stephanie, I would like to look in those leggins as well. For me it’s hard to find a nice pair, I actually like… So this would actually be perfect for me… Thanks for the chance to win this.
    Greetings from Germany
    Catrin

  18. I have you in my Google Reader as well…
    Catrin

  19. Aaaand i like you on facebook…
    Thanks again
    Catrin

  20. Love the “little day out” dress forsure. so cute!

  21. I also like the Little Day Out Dress!

  22. It’s the Little Day Out dress for me! I’ve got 3 granddaughters that it would be perfect for!!

  23. I love the The Twirly Whirly Dress pattern
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  24. I “Like” I Heart to Sew on Facebook.- Michelle Frame
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  25. My fav is the sleeveless dress. liz.taylor24@yahoo.com

  26. I now follow their blog.

  27. I like them on FB. Thanks!

  28. like the little day out dress

    Desi
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  29. FB fan- Desiree Glaze

    Desi
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  30. follow her blog

    Desi
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  31. I like the sane dress you picked! Thanks.
    Kim
    kschm720 at gmail dot com

  32. I like the Twirly Whirly dress.
    Reggity at sbcglobal dot net

  33. theblueberryfrog says:

    My favorite is the day out dress. theblueberryfrog at gmail dot com

  34. My daughters would love the Little Day Out Dress. They are both obsessed with pockets!!!

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  35. I liked I heart to Sew on FB!

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  36. My choice would be the little day out dress. webduck27(at)gmail(dot)com

  37. I like the day out dress the best. I don’t really like knit patterns b/c I can never find cute knits.

  38. I love the Little Day Out dress. My daughter would love the pockets!

  39. The sleeveless dress pattern is really cute! Was be sweet on my daughter!

  40. The super cute Day Out Dress is tops on my list. I can imagine so many ways this dress could come together to get a totally different look to each one.

  41. I love the Little Day Out Dress!

  42. I love the Little Day Out Dress!

  43. I love the Little Day Out Dress!

  44. I love the Little Day Out Dress!

  45. I love the Little Day Out Dress!

  46. I now follow i heart to sew blog!

  47. LOVE the little day out dress! so cute!

  48. The Little Day Out Dress is my fave!

  49. I love the twirly whirly dress pattern. Thanks for the giveaway.
    twelve30(at)gmail(dot)com

  50. I love the “Twirly Whirly” dress!

  51. The little day out dress is so cute!

  52. Little Day Out is so cute!
    Love it!

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  53. Love the Little Day Out dress!

  54. FB fan

    Marisa Meme

  55. I love the sleeveless dress! Cute stuff, there! :)

  56. I like the ‘little day out pattern’ you posted the best, I also like the ‘little sleeveless’ dress please enter me to win a pattern! mysmichelle.crocker@gmail.com

  57. I hope to win the LIttle Day Out Dress too

  58. I also liked I (heart) to sew on facebook. mysmichelle.crocker@gmail.com

  59. I liked I heart to Sew on facebook!

  60. I now follow the I Heart to Sew blog.

  61. The day dress is super cute! Thanks for the give away!
    Aesprouse at gmail.com

  62. I’d have to say the sleeveless dress.

  63. The cute and easy to sew sleeveless dress is so darn cute!

  64. I love the Twirly Whirly dress (and my daughter loves anything made of knit fabric).

  65. I like the Summer T-Shirt best, but I’d also pick the Little Day Out Dress and the Love My Lady Leggings.

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  66. Liked I heart to sew on fb as Missy S.

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  67. The little day out dress is so cute!
    maryjowyse at yahoo dot com

  68. I like the Love My Sleeveless Dress! Very cute!

    Kelly

  69. The Little Day out dress is very cute! sarajspeight(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)nz

  70. Love them all! My favorite though, is the Little Day Out dress!
    jcooper@epicchristianchurch.com

  71. I like the Twirly Wintery dress – super cute. Thanks

  72. Cute dress! Those pockets are fun! I like the Twirly Whirly Dress. emmillee(AT)Gmail(dot)Com

  73. summer t-shirt is cool!

    suezadva at gmail dot com

  74. The Little Day Out dress is my fave…I love the fabric you chose by the way. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  75. My favorite would be the Little Day Out dress, but I also like the sleeveless knit dress. Looks like a great summer outfit!

    kathryn(dot)lee79(at)gmail(dot)com

  76. The little day out dress is definitely the cutest pattern.

  77. like the little day out dress and the whirly dress! very fun, thanks for the chance to win! melamom@juno.com

  78. wow i’ve never seen this shop before – thanks for bringing it to my attention! I love the twirly whirly dress. Definitely want to make that for my daughter.

  79. I’m definitely following the blog now!

  80. And I’ve liked her on facebook. look forward to following it all.
    Lex

  81. I like that Little Day Out dress best! Thanks for the giveaway! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

  82. And I’m following on FB. j-j-s AT juno DOT com

  83. My favorite is Little Day Out. So cute.

  84. Love this one: Love My Sleeveless Dress for summertime!
    rob.jess.chapman@gmail.com

  85. I like the little day out dress. so cute! those pockets are adorable.

  86. I’d probably pick the lovely lady pad or or the twirly dress! Thanks, Jess!
    yasdnilotis (at) aol (dot) com

  87. I like the “love my sleeveless dress” pattern
    Lindseybagwell (at) gmail (dot) come

  88. Love the look of the Twirly Whirly Dress!

  89. The summer tee first – I’ve been wanting to make one for a while.
    elif(at)bellsouth(dot)net

  90. I like the Twirly Whirly Dress best!
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  91. I am now following their blog!
    n.kimble (at) msn.com

  92. I like them on facebook!
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  93. My fave pattern was actually the one you reviewed! Sorainima@gmail.com

  94. The twirly wirly is my fav, thanks
    Paula
    alalevgl(at)comcast(dot)net

  95. I love Little Day Out Dress Cute, and I lole your pocket idea

  96. Such a cute dress love the fabric choice!

  97. Oh my goodness I love that little dinosaur! I would have to make him for my son! Thanks for the chance to win!
    simon sen photography at gmail dot com

  98. I loves “Little Day Out Dress”.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  99. I follow their blog via GFC.

  100. I follow their page on FB!

  101. I like the Little Day Out Dress Cute Sewing Pattern PDF. So cute.

  102. I am following the blog with mycraftingworld at gmail dot com

  103. I like her facebook page.
    Crafty N.

  104. Love both the sleeveless dress & the little day out dress! Too cute!

  105. I like the Twirly Whirly dress.

    gizala01@gmail.com

  106. My favorite patterns is the my sleevless dress pattern

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  107. I “Like” I Heart to Sew on Facebook.

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  108. I Follow the I Heart to Sew blog via gfc

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  109. I’ve had the Little Day out Dress dress in my favorites for awhile. Thank you! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

  110. I like I heart to Sew on FB! mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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