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20 September 2009

Elizabethan Tunic and Story Skirt Giveaway (Closed)

Random.org generated numbers 27 and 11 for the Elizabethan Tunic and Story Skirt giveaway. If you weren't the winner this time, try the tutorial. I'd love to see pics if you make one.
As I said in my last post, I made this jersey shirt with a wide ruffle to attempt to detract from baby's black eye.


I've also had an idea for a "story skirt" in my mind for a while. I wanted to use rubber stamps and fabric ink to tell a poem or story along the hem of a skirt. I used a black and cream Anna Griffin bird fabric for this skirt and stamped the names of various birds along the bottom. I used tiny letter stamps that I purchased at Michaels.

It is not a perfect science (at least not with the fabric ink I was using). The letters are not uniform in their darkness, but they do have that crafty edge. In the skirt below I stamped a poem using larger stamps.



Although baby refused to pose any longer, I like the Elizabethan collar poking out of a jacket like this.


I like it on it's own too.



I have two outfits to give away (below). The first outfit is a blue-green linen and cream cotton story skirt and maroon tunic. It is appx. size 4 - 6 (years old). The poem stamped at the hem says "I dreamed to went to the countryside to find a dragon I could ride". Be prepared to iron the cotton hem of the skirt (as I discovered with one I test drove on baby). It's 100% cotton, but wrinkled well when I left it sitting the dryer overnight.


The tunic is a deep maroon jersey with half-length sleeves. I think the outside of this tunic looks good, but the inside finishing on the neckline isn't great. I'm experimenting with different thicknesses of jersey and which machine needles/tension to use. I don't normally like to give away something that isn't my best effort, but I really like the look of this outfit together and hope someone else will bear with me while I perfect my inner seam :)


The second outfit would fit a size 2 - 3 (years old). This tunic turned out really well. It's an autumn yellow color and varies slightly from the other tunics at the neckline (the ruffle comes down a couple of inches onto the chest as pictured in the first two photos of this post). The skirt is a blue and green cotton mix with blue-lined wide pockets at the side.

TO ENTER: This giveaway is open to all of North America (sorry overseas, mailing these bigger packages can get very costly). Simply leave a comment after this post and indicate if you'd prefer the smaller outfit or the larger one. To thank all my followers who leave such kind comments: FOLLOWERS CAN ENTER TWICE. Just create a second post. And please make sure I have someway to reach you if you have one of those profiles with a hidden email address! I'll choose two winners via random.org this Wednesday September 23rd around noon Mountain Time.


If you are not one of the winners, I will be posting a tutorial for this shirt later this week. Thanks everyone, and good luck!

30 comments:

bethany said...

I love this giveaway. I would like the bigger outfit.
thanks
bethanypitman@gmail.com

Cee said...

Love this set, and love your stuff! Count me in for the larger set if it's my lucky day! watertowers11 at hotmail dot com

Cee said...

And since I'm a follower (although a silent one, I've been reading every update on my google reader for a few weeks!), I'll enter twice *blush*

Jackie said...

how wonderful! I would love the larger size

Jackie said...

ok, i am a follower and love your sense of humour and style

Jenny said...

I love the smaller outfit. We recently moved to southern California and it looks like it will be a good weight for the fall/winter. Just found your blog while looking for information on clothes to sew for my daughter - just starting sewing. jennerc_2000 at yahoo dot com

Genie said...

My Rosie would love the smaller one! Here in southern Texas, it only thinks of getting cold in the winter - this will be perfect! I can't wait for the tutorial! Thanks so much for posting all of these great projects... AND, it's so nice to see someone else who has a little girl with as little hair as my daughter! Your baby is just so cute!

Laura Gerencser said...

So cute! I would love the smaller one!:)

Sally said...

I'm not elligible to enter... as I live in another hemisphere :) {& I totally understand the reasons why} but I just had to comment on those fabulous skirts again. I adore them. I think the idea of stamping a story around the hem of the skirt is brilliant! So whimsical. I love it even more that the stamping is, as you describe, not a perfect science and better still not mass produced.
You've inspired me to have a go making one myself... once I sweet talk a friend into lending me her stamps ;)

twinsunplus1 said...

Love the shirt & the stamping on the bottom of the skirt!

(Bigger size for my big girl). She has the fashion sense to pull off an Elizabethan collar and poetry on her skirt!

sew happy Stacy said...

These are so cute!!! How can you bear to part with them??? But I am glad you are willing. I have a little girl for either size, so if I win, suprize me!! I love winning stuff and I love suprizes!!!

pelorojo at netzero.com

mommymae said...

these are adorable. i love the smaller one. the green is the perfect color.

mommymae said...

and i follow you in my reader.

Johnna said...

i LOVE your blog! i would love the smaller outfit for my little sweet pea!

Vindiciti said...

These are brilliant! I love older style clothing and I KNOW my fashionista would be starry-eyed over the thought of a ruffly shirt and poetry on her skirt! We would have to go for the larger one, since she just crossed over to a 4. It'd be beautiful to have for her birthday outfit, and if we don't win I may have to make one for her myself!

Vindiciti said...

I am a follower, and think the story skirt is totally brilliant!! The options for it are endless...

Mindy said...

I just found your blog tonight. What perfect timing! I love both outfits and adore the idea of a story skirt, and the ruffles are so pretty and! feminine! I would like the larger size!

Eema-le said...

What great ideas. I love the ruffly top and the story skirt. I'd love to win the larger outfit for my daughter. I'm definitely going to try out both of these ideas myself. Thanks.

Corinne said...

I think the smaller one would fit the best, however the larger could work too.

Corinne
daisy41203@gmail.com

Corinne said...

I recently found your blog and now follow you!

Corinne
daisy41203@gmail.com

Grateful Gramma said...

Sweet skirts! My granddaughter would fit into the larger size. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Macknicki Family said...

I love these outfits. The poetry skirt is such an awesome idea. My daughter would fit in the larger size. Thanks so much for the idea.

Jill
jmacknicki@yahoo.com

Jane said...

I love these outfits. My daughter would love the smaller size. I'm so going to try to make one for her. The ruffle tops are so 'in' this season. :)

Heather M said...

I would Like to Enter for Either one!!
My daughter is 3 and Starting to get into a size 4!! So either one would work for us! Thanks

hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

LullabyLane said...

I would love the larger outfit for my daughter. The colors are incredibly beautiful! I'm so so excited for the tutorial. ladylerma@hotmail.com

Amy said...

Woohoo I love the outfits! Please enter me, we could use either size. I have 2 year old triplet girls who love to wear skirts and girly stuff. I will enter twice because I follow you. Thank you so much!
Amylynn1218@hotmail.com

Amy said...

Here is my 2nd entry :-) Thanks for all of the tuts that keep my "to do" list going strong lol. It's actually out of control but never fear, I'm just moving my sewing nook to the basement and expanding my space lol.
http://BizzarroSupermom.blogspot.com
Amylynn1218@hotmail.com

Autumn said...

Those outfits are too cute! My daughter would fit into the smaller one! Will you be posting a tutorial? Please do!! :)

:o) mg said...

Just found this and it is probably too late to enter, but I am looking very forward to the tutorial.
immlach@yahoo.com (small one if not too late)
Thank you so much!

kathy55439 said...

I love the ruffles very fun one of a kind dresses