Thursday, September 16, 2010

Girl's Romper Pattern Review and Giveaway!!!!

When I first took up sewing for our girls, I quickly narrowed down my pattern preferences for patterns that were simple, easy and yet turn out a beautiful garment! I love having clothing for my family that I have sewed but I am not someone who just loves to sew! I kind-of have to be in the mood I guess you could say, and I am not a tedious person!
I love looking at and getting fabric, sewing supplies, patterns and finishing the garment though! That is tons of fun!
Every time I find a sewing blog/site, I just have to take the time to look it over! This is another reason I love Etsy shops of course!!!!

When I first found Whimsy Couture, it was blog surfing and I found Whimsy Couture's blog! I just love the adorable pictures of all the cute patterns that she has and dresses, skirts, rompers, etc. that she and others have sewed!
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Whimsy Couture's patterns (tutorials), are very easy!
And they come in a large range of sizes! The romper tutorial I received covers preemie thru size 10!
You can have them emailed right to you and have them printed off in no time, so you can get started sewing, or you can pay a small price for shipping and receive the pattern/tutorial by mail.

I received mine by email and it was in Adobe reader. I printed off the pages I needed and got started!
I had 6 rompers cut out in one morning! They do not use much fabric, and can be sewed together fast too! So if you do not have much time, this is a good pattern for you!

I had some cute "spring flowers" fabric. One piece was large flowers, and i used it to make oldest daughter and another 5 yr. old girl friend a size 5 romper! (pictured here)

Then I made one large print flowers and one small print flowers in size 3 for youngest daughter and my grandbaby!

I also made a size 12-18 months in small flower print, for my niece!

And I had another small piece of fabric, with pink flower print, that I just had to make for my niece! Her middle name is Rose and it had tiny roses on it! Perfect! Plus she had a birthday coming up! I had a darker pink that I used for the ties and put ruffles on the bottom!

Want to sew some yourself? You can buy the Pillowcase Romper pattern HERE on Whimsy Couture! And you have to check out the other adorable patterns!!

Meet Our Featured Etsy store and Owner!
Here is what the owner of Whimsy Couture shared with us about her and her store:

What inspired the name of your Etsy store?
"I love everything whimsical and thought that Whimsy Couture describes clothing for kids.
What inspired you to open your Etsy store?
To establish an online business without the work and investment of a stationary website.
Would you like to share a little bit about yourself?
I am a young 40 something mom to 2 that loves everything handmade. I am a workaholic, nature and animal loving person that supports the environment and sees the values in people not by looking at them but by listening and watching them.
Anything else you would like to share with us?
My little company specializes in sewing patterns that are easy to whip up also for the busy, working mom. I make easy to understand tutorials with lots of pictures to help my customers make the best handmade garment for their little ones."

Now for the Giveaway!
Whimsy Couture has offered one of my blog readers a Pillowcase Romper pattern!
Think of all the cute rompers you can make for all those special girls you know!

This new version is completely overhauled with 3 great additions to my first version!!!

Elasticized ties - so any little BIG girl can dress herself now without mommy's help! Simply step into the romper from the top and pull it on over her shoulders! The straps have now elastic! Actually you can choose how to make your romper with or without the elastic:)

CUTEST middle ruffle - can be added if preferred! Tutorial shows detailed steps how to!

crotch snap buttons can be added for the littlest romper wearers so mommy and daddy can change her EASILY!

This tutorial comes with an adjusted sizing chart, NEW and paper saving armhole and crotch cutouts! The cutouts come separately per size so you can print only the size you need!

3 lengths which are shortalls, capri-all's and full length rompers!

how to add a ruffle or a border to the leg hems!

Sizes from preemie up to size 10 girls!

comes on PDF files - must have Adobe reader to open them

You will need: fabric, a sewing machine, notions, elastics, scissors, iron and intermediate to advanced sewing skills!"

Mandatory Entry:
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That gives you 26+ chances to win! Have fun!
Please leave a comment per entry that you qualify for, for each entry to count!

This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada and Ends on Oct. 22nd at 12 am central. The winner will be chosen at random using
The prize will be sent directly from Whimsy Couture to the winner.

For purposes of this review, I received a sample to review.
This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me.
The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers' own.


  1. I LOVE the strappy top/dress!! OMG!! :-)

  2. I clicked to follow them on facebook

  3. I am now following her blog (and am so excited!)

  4. I am now following you on networked blogs :-)

  5. Hi,

    Amazing blog...please do visit me too..will follow you back!!

    The verses are amazing...where did you get those??


  6. Love the reversible a-line jumper with interchangeable straps.

    melacan at hotamil dot com

  7. follow whimsy couture's blog

    melacan at hotmail dot com

  8. I would love to make the MATROYSHKA BABY DOLL! So cute!

  9. I like Whimsy Couture On Facebook!

  10. Following you on twitter! (_heatheranne_)

  11. I tweeted!

  12. I love the REVERSIBLE SKIRTS. Thanks for the chance!

  13. I'm a Whimsy Couture Blog follower.