Fabulous PDF Pattern Designers Showcase

I can’t wait to tell you a little bit about our designers for the Fall PDF Pattern Giveaway at SewsNBows & Diana Rambles!



Fall Sewing Giveaway: 9 Pattern Prize Pack

9 designers have teamed up to giveaway a PDF pattern package to one lucky winner; to jump start your fall sewing. I wanted to tell you a little about each designer, and show you what’s up for grabs! Feel free to browse around the shops and blogs who are generously sponsoring this giveaway. 



Blaverry is an up and coming pattern shop with edgy, professional grade patterns. Here are some deals for you, good through Sunday. You won’t see deep discounts like this again!

ILoveBlaverry40 – 40% OFF of $14.95 (one regular priced pattern)
ILoveBlaverry45 – 45% OFF of $29.90 (2 regular priced pattern)
ILoveBlaverry50 – 50% OFF for any purchase of $44.85 or more (3 or more regular priced items)
All valid through this Sunday August 31st.

Blaverry Nautical Line

You can see the entire nautical line at the Blaverry shop. Christie is currently designing her second line, which will include boy specific patterns, and new sizing up to 16! Hint: the aesthetic is very upscale and rocker cool.

Greenstyle Creations

Angie from Greenstyle is another of my favorite pattern designers. I’m excited about the new Shawl Collar Pullover pattern, available this week in the boys Bundle Up Sale. But my all time favorite Greenstyle pattern is…

Walbrook Boxer Briefs pattern from Greenstyle

Walbrook Boxer Briefs! (And not just because the cover dude is smokin’.) You can buy this pattern in men or boys sizes. I could’ve shown the boys pattern cover, But I figured a hot guy would lower my bounce rate. Pause and admire! See all Greenstyle patterns here.


Serger Pepper

Serger Pepper is releasing a brand new pattern August 30th, the Everyday Tank Top & Dress. The tank length is the perfect for underwear, matched with Big Girl Briefs, & midi dress length can be paired with Basic Leggings for a fashionable Fall look.

Everyday Tank & Dress pattern by Serger Pepper

SewsNBows readers get a special 30% discount on any SergerPepper patterns through September 4th: use promo code AMY30.


Shaffer Sisters

The Shaffer Sisters are competing in this seasons Project Run & Play. I’m so excited that I want to slap somebody’s grandma. I’d never actually slap a grandma, how did that phrase become a thing?! Anyways, I heard rumors of a new pattern in the works, but that’s going to be on pause for a moment while those girls are kicking butt in the competition. I’m rooting for ya, ladies!!

Betty Skirt pattern from Shaffer Sisters

The Betty Skirt is their debut pattern, and it has a ton of options. Big pleats, little pleats, gathers or button placket. There’s even a doll sized version, aw!



Chelsea from Get Your Crap Together writes the coolest blog, full of recipes, organizing ideas, crafty projects, printables, and sewing tutorials. She also has lots of fun patterns in the GYCT Pattern Shop.

Jean & Jamey Pajamas by GYCT Designs

I love the Jean & Jamey Pajamas. A super basic knit pajama pattern that is sure to be a staple in your pattern collection!


Ginger Baby Patterns

Ginger Baby Patterns writes some of the most user friendly PDF patterns I’ve ever worked with. It’s like buying a pattern and a sewing class at the same time. Plus, Shelly is about as sweet as pie. Maybe sweeter.

Active Classics: Everyday Knit Pants & Shorts pattern by Ginger Baby Patterns

The shop is full of adorable girls dresses that will make you go ape. But my favorite pattern is still the Active Classics Everyday Knit Pants & Shorts. It has such a nice finished look; and the fit is dead perfect. My daughter & nephew wear theirs at least once a week, so I keep making them:)


Muse Of The Morning

Aside from sewing patterns, you can buy crafty kits and hand dyed wool felt at Muse of the Morning. It’s a fun blog with lots of sewing tutorials & children’s craft ideas. There’s something for everyone there!

Practically Perfect Girls Tee Shirt pattern from Muse Of The Morning

My pattern pick is the Practically Perfect Girls Tee Shirt, which is semi-long & fitted with 4 sleeve options. Chrissy has a little bit of everything in her pattern line, including toys, bags, women’s, and home decor.


Sew Straight & Gather

Sew Straight Patterns recently released their first pattern, the Uptown/Downtown Dress. I love all the test versions (including mine!)

Uptown/Downtown Dress by Sew Straight Patterns

Sew Straight & Gather is one of my favorite blogs; and I’m dying a little bit to see what comes next. Terri also has a fun group on G+ called The PDF Pattern Place. Check it out!



I almost won’t buy a pattern until the girls at OUASM have sewn it. I trust them to keep me up on all the latest patterns, and tell me what the tricky parts are.

Jumper pattern from OUASM (soon to be released!)

Rachel & Donna have several free patterns; and released their Ruffled PJ’s pattern last year. But I’m showing you a sneak peek of the soon to be released Button Up Jumper pattern! Visit the Once Upon A Sewing Machine Shop to see patterns, handmade sewing and crochet items, or even request a custom order.

I can’t wait to see who wins this giveaway! It’s open until September 1st, so go enter if you haven’t yet: Fall PDF Pattern Giveaway From 9 Designers.

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Fall PDF Pattern Giveaway from 9 Designers!

Today I’ve got an AWESOME prize package for one lucky reader: 9 PDF sewing patterns to kick start your Fall sewing!!!

Fall PDF Pattern Giveaway

Fall PDF Pattern Giveaway: Sewing Patterns from 9 Designers | SewsNBows

Sponsors are Blaverry, GreenStyle Creations, Sew Straight Patterns, Serger Pepper, GingerBaby Patterns, Shaffer Sisters, Once Upon A Sewing Machine, GYCT Designs, & Muse of The Morning. That’s a great lineup! Enter below for a chance to win a pattern of choice from each designer. Watch for a designer showcase later this week :)

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End of Summer Dress: Another New Look 6884

End of Summer Dress New Look 6884 | SewsNBows

Sofie’s End of Summer Dress

New Look 6884 | SewsNBows

I made this dress again, New Look 6884. When I’m in a sewing rut I tend to stick with easy, familiar projects.

New Look 6884 End of Summer Dress | SewsNBows

I’m not exactly in a sewing “rut”, but having trouble choosing what to sew next. There are so many cute patterns to buy, and I have a wish list full of fabrics at Fabric.com. I can’t make purchases when I have cabinets full of fabric and drawers full of patterns though. Not to mention an extremely healthy selection of PDFs to choose from.

Sleeveless floral button down girls dress with lace trim

I guess a more accurate description of my current sewing mentality is “paralyzed by indecision”. This was an easy dress I make while I decide what big project to take on next.

Dress Pattern: New Look 6884

I used New Look 6884 for Bella’s Tea Time Dress & her Tomboy Dress. It was the only dress I could get her to wear back then, but my daughter has outgrown both dresses and the pattern long since. So now it’s Sofie’s pattern:)

New Look 6884 | SewsNBows

I’ve been blogging about dresses for my little niece all month. In August I get angsty because I know summer is almost over. I love summer clothes. It’s easy to grab a dress & flip flops to wear every day. Messy hair us forgivable because we swim. Guilt free naps. Now school is in and I’m clinging to the final days before fall.

Lace trimmed dress with pleated skirt

This dress is a perfect end of summer dress. I love the color, the pleats, and the vintage buttons.

New Look 6884 | SewsNBows

What’s your favorite part of fall? For me the answer is oh so snuggly cardigans, and of course…COWBOY BOOTS!

I’ll see you Monday with a very cool pattern giveaway…

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10 PC School Uniform Set for 18″ Dolls | Giveaway

This 10 piece school uniform set will keep your doll dressed for school all hear, no matter the weather! I made a collection that will work for Spring, summer, Fall, and winter.

10 PC School Uniform Set for 18" Dolls | SewsNBows

(Tiny random thought: why are Spring and Fall supposed to be capitalized, while summer and winter aren’t? Is it because spring and fall are verbs? This bugs the heck out of me. Anybody else?)


This is my contribution in the huge Year of American Girl: Wardrobe Giveaway. There are so many awesome outfits and accessories, made with loving care by some of the top doll clothing makers and bloggers around. See all the items up for grabs here. Now let’s take a closer look at the school uniforms.

School Uniform Set for 18″ Dolls

Polo Shirt

Polo Shirt for 18" doll | SewsNBows

Button-Up Shirt

Button Up Shirt for 18" Doll | SewsNBows

Pullover Sweater

Pullover Sweater for 18" Doll | SewsNBows

Chino Shorts 

chino Shorts for 18" Doll | SewsNBows

Pleated Skirt

Pleated Skirt for 18" Doll | SewsNBows

Skinny Jeans

Skinny Jeans for 18" Doll | SewsNBows


Backpack for 18" Doll | SewsNBows

3 Coordinating Ties

3 Ties for 18" Doll | SewsNBows

See photos of these outfits on American Girl dolls in my post from last week: School Uniforms for 18″ Dolls. If you’d like to win this 10 piece school uniform set plus all the other doll clothes, accessories, and even furniture; head over to the giveaway. See ya there!



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Year of American Girl Wardrobe Giveaway!

We have something special for you! 27 wonderful ladies have teamed up to bring you the Year of American Girl Wardrobe Giveaway!

A Year of American Girl Wardrobe Giveaway

This collection includes clothing and accessories for all holidays and occasions in a year. Your 18″ doll will be ready for any occasion! This outstanding giveaway is brought to you by the following co-hosts, sponsors, and contributors~

1. Diana of Diana Rambles – Diana, aka FreeStyleMama, the coordinator of this giveaway, is a self-described creative crafty mama of three who blogs about food, crafts, family and fun. She also is a blog designer and seamstress.
2. Laura of Laura Kelly’s INKlings
- Laura Kelly is a licensed artist and creative project designer for ilovetocreate.com. She blogs her journey with hopes of inspiring and stimulating creativity in others.
3. Katrina Thennis of The Chicken Wire – A wife and a mother of three, blogging about homeschooling with a fun mix of faith, family and farmstead added in.
4. Char of Doll Diaries
- Char is the founder and blogger at Doll Diaries where girls of all
ages are inspired to create, play and share doll related activities. There is a weekly feature of wonderful ideas of doll lovers around the web.
5. Amy of SewsNBows – Amy is a fabric hoarder and sewing pattern collector who enjoys sewing children’s clothing and accessories. Her beautiful creations are showcased on her blog.
6. Gina of Gina’s Craft Corner – Gina is a wife, homeschooling mother of two young girls and a bagaholic. Visit her blog to see her latest handbag creations, sewing tips and tutorials, along with other easy DIY crafts.
7. Jenny of Learning and Growing the Piwi Way
- Jenny is a proud wife and mama who enjoys blogging about teaching her
kids, the books she reads and food. With another job relocation always
just over the horizon, most of the projects she writes about are an
attempt to distract her from packing.
8. Debbie of Heartbeats~ Soul Stains
- Debbie is a wife, mother of seven, and nurse living in Hawaii where she shares what life is like in a large household; recipes, giveaways and just about anything that gets thrown her way. She and her children have survived many obstacles and tragedies, but have persevered through it all, with faith and love.
9. Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy – Stephanie is a 30-something stay-at-home mom of three, ages 4 to 14, who blogs at The TipToe Fairy about sewing and crafty tutorials, delicious recipes, book reviews, and more. She is an avid sewist, crafter, book lover, and cupcake baker.
10. Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama – Dee is a blogger, freelance writer and mom to five active kiddos. She writes about easy crafts, DIY projects and simple family meals.
11. Jessica of Jessie’s Girl Clothing – Jessica started sewing for her daughters and loved it so much that she didn’t stop; and kept finding more things to sew. She loves a challenge so making custom (whatever she makes) really excites her.
12. Anna of Doll It Up – Anna shares projects and inspiration to sew, craft and create for dolls. From easy to advanced projects — come and create, repurpose and PLAY!

Winter Outfit – Starabella Doll Design
Coat & Boots Set – Tickie’s Treasures
Valentine’s Dress – Aunt Sissy Originals
St. Patrick’s Day Outfit – Laura Kelly’s INKlings
Easter Dress – Kimmie Sew Crazy
Spring Outfit – Jazzy Doll Duds
Fancy Dress – Doll Fashions by Luanne
Summer Outfit – Mini Me Doll Divas
Bathing Suit Set – Jessie’s Girl Clothing
4th of July Dress – Doll It Up
Mermaid Outfit – The Tip Toe Fairy
School Uniform Collection – SewsNBows
Fall Outfit – Camelot’s Treasures
Halloween Elsa Costume – Cat’s Meow
Christmas Formal Outfit – Darlin Girl Creations
5 pair of Shoes – Confetti Doll Designs
Two Bags – Gina’s Craft Corner
Months of the Year Headbands – Punch Place Plus
Wooden Bed – Meatloaf and Melodrama
Bedding Set – FreeStyleMama
Girl & Doll Scrapbook Set – Learning and Growing the Piwi Way

A Year of American Girl Doll Wardrobe Giveaway
Enter the giveaway using the PromoSimple entry form below.
18+ yrs, US & Canada Only. Official Rules at bottom of the entry form.
Bonus entries unlocked after required entry.
The more entries, the better chance you have of winning.

This giveaway was coordinated by Diana Rambles

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