Saturday, December 18, 2010

My Christmas Pressie To You (if you like to sew)

Lookee over there in my side bar...scroll down a bit....there a free PDF pattern for my Flossie's Pinafore.



I designed this pattern a while back, initially for a book submission. That never came to anything, so I thought I'd simply share it here with you, my readers.I hope you like it.

I have had a good sewing pal test the pattern for me, but you know, sometimes even the best of us can miss things, so if you find any problems with the instructions or the pattern please let me know and I'll do my best to figure things out.

Please do add any piccies of your dresses to the flickr group, I'd love to see them.

Please don't use this pattern to make dresses to sell. this pattern was designed in memory of my beautiful Florence, and I'd be very hurt and upset if anyone took advantage of that.

Please do consider making a charitable donation to your local NICU, SCBU, or children's hospice if you do use the pattern.


And finally, just for those who don't sew, I've got one Pinafore to give away. This is a size 12-18mths, and could be yours, just leave a comment, and I'll choose a winner on Christmas Eve. (sorry, not one for the boys, but I'll work on something for the New Year.)

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24 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, what a lovely pinafore. I may well have a go at this but with my limited sewing knowledge I think it may be a dress only I will love!
    xx

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  2. Very sweet, as always - I'd love to see that pinafore on my Charlotte :-)
    Have a Merry Christmas all of you and Florence too!

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  3. My sister is expecting a little girl, and what a gorgeous gift this would make (if I don't win, who knows I might manage to make one myself)

    Thankyou for the lovely gift (the pattern :D) -- you are amazingly talented!

    Love from ours to yours this Christmas xxx

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  4. feel inspired to dust off my machine - thank you. What a lovely way to honour your beautiful baby. Please can i enter your giveaway as the dress would be perfect for my little ruby in the spring. Thank you for your generosity and hope you & yours have a truly happy christmas x

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  5. Please put me in the draw Jeanette - I know someone who would look lovely in your creation ! And if I am not lucky enough to win I will use your present to us all ! Thank-you for sharing it with us.
    Gentle Christmas hugs ((()))

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  6. It's gorgeous Jeanette and even more of a push for me to invest in a sewing machine in 2011!!

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  7. Thankyou for sharing, what a lovely thing to do. I am not a confident sewer but maybe I could try this in the new year for my girl... Who is sadly a bit too big for me to enter your giveaway. I hope you a peaceful christmas x

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  8. Thank you so much Jeanette, I would love to make one for Eleanor. Your sewing ideas and the beautiful fabric in your collections inspire me loads xxx

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  9. I'll wait for the boys one :)
    Lovely pinafore ... if I ever need to make a girls pressie I shall come back here. xx

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  10. What a lovely pinafore and thanks for sharing the pattern! My sewing skills (and time to sew without helpers!) are lacking but I may be able to persuade my Mum to have a try from your pattern

    xx

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  11. please can I go in the draw for my friend who is expecting an extra special baby girl this spring Jeanette?

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  12. What a lovely dress! Just need to find time to sew :) xxx

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  13. ooo I can't wait to try this out! Thank you so much :D

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  14. Thank-you so much for sharing the pattern Jeanette. My older daughter is not a fan of dresses, but recently said she would like her & her baby sister to have matching pinafores. A big project for me (love to sew, but very slow!), which I will attempt in the new year.

    All the best for Christmas. I hope you have a peaceful time with your family. xxxxxx

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  15. It is a beautiful dress Jeanette.. I just need to learn to sew! ;o)

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  16. Thank you very much for this pattern! I can't wait to try it out.

    My DD is 14 months so if we win, it would be perfect for her.

    We are just clicking to make a donation now too, since we aren't buying the children many presents this year :)

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  17. I'll enter for my niece again, if I'm not too late. Then if I'm lucky enough to win, hopefully my sister will pass it on if I'm lucky enough to have a girl who lives.
    xo

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  18. It is a beautiful dress made by a special mama for a precious little girl. Thank you for sharing Flossie's dress. I am hoping that I can put my new-found sewing skills to work and make the dress. Can I do it?

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  19. It is a beautiful dress made by a special mama for a precious little girl. Thank you for sharing Flossie's dress. I am hoping that I can put my new-found sewing skills to work and make the dress. Can I do it?

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  20. What a lovely thing - and a lovely way to honour and remember your perfect Florence. I'd love to win this - and if not, I'll just have to add it to the queue for my dear daughter. Happy Christmas to you and *all* of yours. Caroline

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  21. J, that pinafore matches a waldorf bunny I had made for Vivi! how funny. Adorable as always. Hope you are holding up well. Things are hard and wonderful for us here, all mixed into one. THinking of you....

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  22. What a beautiful pinafore pattern. Don't count me for the giveaway - boyfolks here and one big girl, but will be looking out in the new year...... :)
    Just expressing admiration and waving a bit as I haven't been around Blogland for a few weeks, xx

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  23. Love the pattern. Thank you for sharing. I'd love to win one though. I have a little girl just that size.

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  24. Ayla would love to wear this dress XXX sending love, you and Florence are always in our thoughts xxx

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