Posts Tagged ‘Roly-Poly Pinafore’

Getting My Yarn On

First things first, as promised the winner of the Roly Poly Pinafore pattern was Usairdoll, congratulations! Your pattern will be emailed to you soon.

A few weeks ago I mentioned I had a bit of a crochet masterclass with The Ladies Wot Stitch, which I really enjoyed. Since then I have spent a lot of time dreamily surveying Ravelry, my username is JAKandGEEGEE (surprise surprise) if you want to find me and say hi, also any help or advise will be greatly received! I even attempted my first proper project. I’ve been admiring all the crochet collars around both in the shops and online so figured I’d give it ago.

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Not bad for a first attempt, even if I do say so myself. I found a great, easy to follow pattern which you can find here. Now I’m totally hooked (get it “hooked”, I know I’m too punny) and have a couple of projects in the pipeline. The only real issue I have with crochet is the fact I have absolutely no clue about yarn. I couldn’t tell you the difference between Aran and DK?? I need to have a pattern that will tell me exactly what I need to buy and if it doesn’t I just have to hope and pray there’s a very knowledgable person who takes pity on my pathetically confused face when I’m in the shop.

How’s your yarn knowledge? Can you recommend any good websites, blogs or books to help me improve? Or if you are the yarn equivalent of a Jedi Master are you willing to share your wisdom?

Roly-Poly Pinafore Blog Tour & Giveaway

Today it’s my turn on the blog tour for Imagine Gnats ( also known as the lovely Rachael) fab new pattern – The Roly Poly Pinafore.

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I know why the hell would I be making a pretty little girls dress? For any new visitors I should explain I am a happy mother or two, two boys that is. So why would I jump at this chance for a spot on Rachael’s blog tour? Well I keep saying that this year I’m going to try and stretch myself, step out of my comfort zone and attempt to make more clothes. I really want to learn new skills. Then a few weeks ago I was noseying (that’s a word right?) around on Instagram and I saw the cutest little pinafore that Rose & Dahlia (Joanne) had made. I don’t know why but I just knew I had to make it, so I asked her where she got the pattern and started mentally listing all the little girls I knew trying to decide who to make it for.

Luckily I have a lovely friend who happens to have an equally lovely little girl who would look adorable in a new pinafore. That afternoon I told my friend the plan and bought the pattern. A few days later I chose some fabric and got to work.

Here’s the finished pinafore, I opted for AMH Field Study and some plain pink cotton. I think the bright pink buttons are just right don’t you?

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I really enjoyed this project. The pattern was great and simple to follow, you have the option of adding pockets, which on this one I didn’t but when I make it for an older child I would. The pattern covers ages 6 months to 10 years so you can definitely get your money’s worth! My favourite feature on this pinafore is that it’s reversible, lets be honest when kids are little they are always spilling something so at least if you’re out you can always turn it round and nobody will ever know.

I think it’s really versatile, it’s just as cute on its own for summer as it is with a long sleeve T-shirt and leggings for those chilly days.

Now here’s the really exciting bit, not only is this the first time I’ve been involved in a blog tour but its also my first ever giveaway! That’s right, thanks to the generosity of Rachael I have one copy of the Roly Poly Pinafore PDF pattern to giveaway!! All you need to do to enter is follow me in one of the following ways

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then come back and leave a comment to let me know you’ve done it. If you already follow me then just comment below saying so. Simple as that.

If you do all of the above make sure you comment for each separately, that way you’ll have more chance of winning. Please remember to leave an email address as without this I won’t be able to contact the winner. No email = no prize. This giveaway is open internationally, I will announce the winner a week from today, Good Luck!

Roly-Poly Along

Exciting News! I’m taking part in a blog tour for the first time!

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The super talent behind Imagine Gnats, Rachael, is organising a blog tour to celebrate her new pattern – The Roly-Poly Pinafore. Rachael very kindly offered me a spot, I’ll be posting on 31st May, so make sure you pop by and if your really nice to me I might even have a little giveaway (that’ll be another first for me!!)

Here are the blog tour stops. I recommend visiting as many as possible to see all the lovely variations and I’m sure a few other bloggers will be running giveaways too 🙂

May 13th Jill Made with Moxie / Stephanie The Crafty Kitty
May 14th Stephanie NeurosesGalore / Cherie you & mie
May 15th Ari Max California / Caila Caila Made
May 16th Veronica SewVery / Tara Girl like the sea
May 17th Nancy owen’s olivia / Adrianna Crafterhours

May 20th Ajaire Call ajaire / Sarah EmmylouBeeDoo
May 21th Laura Craftstorming / Jessica a little gray
May 22nd Frances Miss Matatabi / Nicke kiss kiss quilt
May 23rd Amy formwork design / Kat Sew Chibi
May 24th Joanne Rose & Dahlia / Amanda Kitschy Coo

May 27th Celina Petit a Petit and family / Delia Delia Creates
May 28th Christy a.Amelia handmade / Carolyn Fake It While You Make It
May 29th Bonnie Fishsticks Designs / Maria La Inglesita
May 30th Jane Buzzmills / Kate Things for Charlie
May 31st Polly Jak & GeeGee / Molly Rose & Odin

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