Friday, March 27, 2015

Double Giveaway: Little girls dress pattern & maternity pattern bundles (Oliver + S, Megan Nielsen, Simplicity, New Look)

As I gear up for the Small Human Being Sew-Along in April (join us? on Flickr! and Instagram!) and pin pattern and design ideas on the #SHBSewalong Pinterest board, I've been doing a bit of deep "I never plan to be pregnant again" spring cleaning and wanted to offer up some lovely patterns I will never need again to readers who can actually use them.

First up, I have a bundle of six girl's dress patterns in sizes 6 months to 3T or 4T. My little girl is not so little any more, and I never got to sew most of these before she outgrew them — I was holding on to them JUST in case I had a baby girl. Which I didn't. They are all in factory folds except the Oliver + S Ice Cream dress pattern — it's cut in a size 4, but done in a way that you can still make all the other nested sizes.

Anyway, I've got two Oliver + S patterns (the Playdate Dress and Ice Cream Dress or Tunic), two Simplicity Project Runway patterns (2193 and 1924), Simplicity 4203 and New Look 6360.

The Ice Cream dress is my favorite — I had to go ahead and buy it this week in the larger size, because it is just the BEST. Here's my daughter in a wax-print version I made for last year's school picture day:

All of these little girl patterns start small enough that you could easily use them to join the April sew-along. Just saying.

Next I have a set of three lovely maternity sewing patterns: Megan Nielsen's Simplicity 1468, and Simplicity 1359 and 1360.

I will be choosing a winner for each via random computer drawing on April 3 (THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR ENTERING!). To enter:

  1. Like Polka Dot Overload on Facebook and/or follow me on Instagram.
  2. Leave a comment on this post letting me know you've done so, indicating which bundle you would like to win (the dress patterns or the maternity patterns), and providing your email address so I can contact you.

P.S. As part of my spring cleaning, I'm selling all sorts of things on eBay (sewing patterns by Oliver + S and Colette, maternity clothes, cloth diapers, kids shoes, a non-maternity Tracy Reese Plenty dress), all at low prices with free shipping, so feel free to take a peek!

P.P.S. At 7.5 weeks, the little dude seems to have graduated from being grumpy and gassy most of the time to giggly and smiley. He just looks up at me or my husband or his big sister and smiles and coos and I just MELT! Eek!:


  1. I'd love the girls' patterns, bit I have the ice cream dress. I liked on fb.

  2. I'd love the girls' patterns, bit I have the ice cream dress. I liked on fb.

    1. Thanks! If you win I can always keep that one to sew for other people's little girls. :)

  3. Hi, i'm from Portugal..i follow your blog ;) i love the girl's patterns. i liked on facebook. my e-mail is
    i wish you all the best :)

  4. Little d is too cute, but they grow too fast!
    I already follow you on Instagram and I'd love the little girl's patterns. My daughter has just turned 1 and it finally feels worth it to start sewing for her since she now wears things for longer than a few weeks!

  5. Your little guy is so adorable! I just found your blog as part of the SHB sewalong and am very excited to join. I liked you on FB. I would love to be considered for the maternity patterns - - my email is jennifer.thompson(at)gmail(dot)com.

  6. I have 'liked' you over at Facebook. I would love to win the little girls dresses as I want to make some summer dresses for my granddaughter. email:

  7. Wow, that face melts me from across the internet. Such a cutie.

    Hope you get some sleep soon.

  8. I already follow you on Instagram (and am not on FB...). Not sure if that qualifies but if so I'm in for the girl dress patterns.
    D is so freaking cute!

  9. I could use some patterns for my 6 month old daughter! Your little man is really cute and I love that dress! Thanks!

  10. I love your blog posts and have just followed you on instagram so I'm looking forward to lots of gorgeous photos. Could you please count me in for the girls dresses, I've been wanting to make an ice cream dress for a little while now. tillythecat(at)hotmail(dot)com

  11. Got all the maternity patterns myself (not that I made any of them :() so I'd love the girls' patterns. I'd be very happy with the ice cream dress and will send the rest of my patterns to mjb if I win, as I don't think I'll have the time to make all the patterns.

  12. I'd love the girls patterns! I follow you on Instagram. And that baby boy... He looks like a little cherub!

  13. I have one small girl who is nearly 4 and one who will be born around Easter, so I would very much like the dress bundle, as I'm not doing any maternity sewing this time! I can be reached at souriceau (at) hotmail (dot) com. Thanks!

  14. I follow u on Instagram and am excited for the sewalong! I'd love to win the dress patterns. Also, D's cheeks -- so cute!!!

  15. I'd love to be counted for the girls patterns please. The Ice Cream dress is lovely, as is the New Look pinafore, so simple and classic. Nice to hear you are getting such lovely smiles and giggles from your wee one x

  16. I liked on facebook as Dandi Daffyhill and I would like to win the dress patterns.

    honingharmony at gmail dot com

  17. i just followed you on instagram! (don't know why I wasn't before...) i am in pressing need to sew som maternity clothes for myself, so i would love the maternity sewing patterns. ;)
    joelle dot stlaurent at hotmail dot com

  18. I'd love the little girl patterns :) I follow on instagram x

  19. Liked and followed, I really enjoy your posts :) I wouldn't mind either bundle. I have a little girl and am currently pregnant with another.


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