June 25, 2012

The Cottage Mama Charlotte Apron Dress + Pattern Giveaway!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED
Congratulations to #43, Laura J.!
There are a few friends I’ve made along the path of my blogging journey, and included in that group is the immensely talented Lindsay of The Cottage Home Blog. She and I began blogging around the same time, and I have been thrilled beyond measure to see her parlay her incredible knack for creating stunning, classic children’s garments for boys and girls into a pattern-designing business.
Anyone who has ever visited Lindsay’s blog knows her passion for crafting timeless garments for little ones with great attention to detail, and each of her patterns conveys that same feel. She and I have exchanged emails in the past about how similar her sewing tastes and my talented mom’s are, so when she approached me recently to let Mama Reita and I review on of her latest sewing patterns, I was very excited!
There are three new patterns in The Cottage Mama lineup:
When it came time to select the pattern for Mom and me to review, I knew immediately which one I would choose: Miss Charlotte absolutely had to have a Charlotte Apron Dress of her very own! 

What first struck Mama Reita and me about this pattern is how many different design possibilities there are! There are three different variations, including instructions for creating an embellished bodice, a darling teacup applique (the pattern applique is included), and yo-yo embellishments. This pattern ranges from size 6 month all the way through 8 years, which means you will be able to sew with it time and time again to create any number of truly unique garments for a little girl in your life. This pattern is a high-quality, professionally printed paper pattern. No fussing with piecing and assembling your own pattern pieces!
I love that Lindsay’s patterns are an unabashed counter to so many of the overly “grown-up” looks out there today for little girls. Her designs are classic and classy, yet they exude a whimsical, youthful sensibility. 

When I first opened the box to see what Mama Reita made with this pattern, I squealed with delight. Isn’t it lovely? 
The full skirt is perfect for a girly twirl in the grass…
…and I absolutely love the apron front and the band she added to the bottom to showcase some fun “flip-flop” grosgrain trim.
Coordinating fabric-covered buttons and a detachable flower embellishment complete the look. 
I would say we have ourselves a happy little model! :)

Giveaway time!

How would you like to win a Cottage Mama pattern of your very own? Lindsay is generously offering one lucky PS reader the pattern of her choice from her three new patterns: The Charlotte Apron Dress, The Ruby Ruffle Dress, or the Run Around Romper. Entries for this one are as easy as can be: simply leave me a comment letting me know which pattern in your favorite!

Giveaway will run through 11:59 p.m. CDT on July 2, 2012. The winner will be notified via email on or after July 3, 2012. Those who do not leave an email address along with their entry for the sake of notification are subject to disqualification. Giveaway open to US residents only. Thank you!


Be sure to venture over to check out the other talented ladies who have taken part in this pattern blog tour for even more inspiration. I am honored that Mama Reita and I were included in such a stellar lineup!

Good luck, everyone!


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Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid

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87 Responses to The Cottage Mama Charlotte Apron Dress + Pattern Giveaway!

  1. Karen June 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    I love the Charlotte Apron pattern. I would be adorable for my daughters birthday dress!

  2. Froggatt Family Adventures June 25, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    I love the details on the Charlotte apron dress for my girls -enter us please

  3. leah June 25, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    The Ruby Ruffle Dress is for me!!

  4. Liz June 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    I’m about to have another boy, so I’d love the Run Around Romper.

  5. Jen@thecraftingfiend June 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    love the ruby ruffle dress!

  6. Linda Harris June 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    I love your dress you created with this awesome pattern. This is my favorite!!! I do love the Ruby ruffle dress pattern also, Thanks for the chance!!!

  7. Melissa G. June 25, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    I love, love, LOVE the fabric you used! SO cute! I would pick the Charlotte Apron pattern.

    melissa.gall@hotmail.com

  8. Diane June 25, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    I am so enjoying this hop. And I am in love with the Charlotte Apron dress. I always heart the fabric in today’s beauty. Blessings, Diane

    Diane Stader
    dbstader@gmail.com

  9. Sarah June 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    Charlotte Apron Dress for sure!

  10. Erin June 25, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    I love the Ruby Ruffle Dress and the Charlotte Apron Dress. They are both so cute!
    Thanks,
    Erin
    emstone28@gmail.com

  11. Sarah June 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    The apron dress pattern is just darling. I’d love to give it a whirl!

  12. Karra Clymer June 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    I love the charlott Apron Dress. I am teaching my daughter to sew, she asked for a sewing machine for Christmas. She would love this dress.
    Karra
    karwood@cox.net

  13. Wendy Schlensker June 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm #

    All three are so cute! I think my little girl and her cousins would look so darling in the Charlotte Apron dress! I really love all of the details!

  14. Blessed Mom June 25, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    My girls love the Charlotte Apron dress. It is so adorable!

  15. Debbie June 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    I love the Charlotte apron dress and have the perfect little girl in mind who would get one!

  16. Renee June 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    I Love the Charlotte apron dress! It would look adorable on my granddaughter!

  17. euapap June 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    The Charlotte apron dress of course fort girls

  18. Country Mouse June 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    I am just in love with the Charlottle Apron Dress! And I love the way it’s paired with those cute little pink boots!!! Thanks for the chance to win this! :)
    audrey

  19. Diya June 25, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    O My god these patterns are so cute.. I would love to sew a ruby ruffle dress for my 4 yr old niece who loves to dress up a lot:)

  20. Lori H June 25, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    Charlotte Apron dress is so adorable. Would love to see my granddaughters in.

  21. alitlbhind June 25, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    I love both dresses but, I’ll have to say the Ruby Ruffle Dress is my favorite! I wonder where the pink & green fabric in the Charlotte Apron Dress (on the tiny darling) is from~I would love some~or something like it:)
    Thanks!

  22. Alison June 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    I love them all, but the charlotte apron dress is my favorite.

    alisonRturner at hotmail dot com

  23. mary June 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    I would like either the Charlotte Apron dress pattern or The Ruby Ruffle Dress pattern. There both really cute.

  24. mary June 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    I would like either the Charlotte Apron dress pattern or The Ruby Ruffle Dress pattern. There both really cute.

  25. VickiT June 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    Oh my gosh! This is the most adorable version of the Charlotte Dress I’ve seen yet. I adore the fabrics used. Just beautiful.

    The Charlotte Dress is actually my most favorite of Lindsay’s newest three patterns. I very much want to make one for both of my Granddaughters.

    vburr at charter dot net

  26. Jenn Zegowitz June 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    I love the Ruby Ruffle Dress. I love anything with Ruffles!

  27. sms June 25, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    The Runa Around Romper is my favorite! Good luck!
    Thanks.

  28. Nona Dunlap June 25, 2012 at 3:40 pm #

    I have a beautiful granddaughter that would love the Charlotte Apron dress!!

  29. Karen June 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Your mom did a beautiful job! I would love t o make the Charlotte apron dress also. Thank you!

  30. The Charlotte apron dress is my favorite as well!

  31. Cheryl June 25, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    I love the 2 dresses but I’d have to choose the Run Around Romper just because it’s such a cute pattern for little boys and they’re hard to find.

  32. Vonda June 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    I love the Ruby Ruffle Dress! I thought it is so cute!

  33. annemarie June 25, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    Love the Charlotte apron dress.

  34. Comptonhouse June 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    The Charlotte Apron Dress is absolutely precious. It’s my favorite! comptonhouse@bellsouth.net

  35. Comptonhouse June 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    The Charlotte Apron Dress is absolutely precious. It’s my favorite! comptonhouse@bellsouth.net

  36. Daniel, Amber, and Naphtali June 25, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    I would LOVE, LOVE the Charlotte Apron Dress. It is absolutely adorable! My one year old daughter would look lovely in it!

    Evrytribe@gmail.com

    ~Amber Lawson

  37. Carmen Nuland June 25, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    I love the Charlotte Apron dress

  38. Chrissy June 25, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    THOSE COLORS! I just redecorated my room in the red/aqua and I love that little dress! If I were to pick a pattern though I would love the Ruby Ruffle Dress!

  39. Jeni Williams June 25, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    I adore the Ruby Ruffle dress! I can already picture my girls in it!

  40. Michaela @ coveredinmodpodge.blogspot.com June 25, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    I like the rubby ruffle dress!

  41. Joanna June 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    I love the ruby ruffle dress.
    Joannacarrillo(at)yahoo(dot)com

  42. nique June 25, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Love the Charlotte Apron Dress

  43. Laura J. June 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    I too adore the Charlotte Apron dress!

  44. Heidi June 25, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    I love the Ruby Ruffle dress.

  45. Pavitra Chakravarty June 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Love the Charlotte Apron dress….

  46. Emily June 25, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    The Charlotte apron dress is so cute. I’m loving that flip flop grosgrain trim!

  47. Avery's Mama June 25, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

    I love this dress. The colors are scrumptious. I love this pattern!

  48. cpasseno June 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    I love the Ruby Ruffle dress, but OH! what a beautiful dress your Mamma made. My granddaughter would love the Charlotte dress.
    passenoc@hotmail.com

  49. Valerie June 26, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    I love the Charlotte Apron Dress!

  50. Kimberly F June 26, 2012 at 2:44 am #

    The Ruby Ruffle is my favorite!

  51. Jodi - usairdoll June 26, 2012 at 3:05 am #

    Oh gosh what a darling dress! The attention to detail and the little extras are so perfect! I’d love to make the Run Around Romper for my grandson. It would be perfect on him!

    Thank you and Cottage Mama for a great giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  52. Alexis @ we like to learn as we go June 26, 2012 at 3:08 am #

    I love the Charlotte Apron Dress! I would love to make this for my two little girls!

    atanner1120@gmail.com

  53. armywife819 June 26, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    Although I have a son and probably should like the run around romper best (which I do love!), the Charlotte Apron Dress is my fav!!!

    armywife819@yahoo.com

  54. Cheryl June 26, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    My favorite is the Charlotte Apron Dress – although I like many others too! Particularly like the flip flop ribbon trim on PS’s dress. I assume that was custom made, what a clever idea and great use for the trim.

  55. Cheryl June 26, 2012 at 5:28 am #

    My favorite is the Charlotte Apron Dress – although I like many others too! Particularly like the flip flop ribbon trim on PS’s dress. I assume that was custom made, what a clever idea and great use for the trim.

  56. Elisabetta June 26, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    Charlotte Apron Dress is definitely my favorite =)
    thank you so much for this opportunity, I cross my fingers!

  57. Arezoo A June 26, 2012 at 7:56 am #

    J’adore The Charlotte Apron Dress.
    Thanks:)

  58. nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 June 26, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    love the charlotte apron dress!

    thanks for the giveaway!

  59. Mary Ann June 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    I love the Charlotte Apron dress – perfect for my granddaughter! I have a giveaway for you, too: http://www.rocknquilts.blogspot.com Mary Ann

  60. Sweetester1 June 26, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Just love The Charlotte Apron Dress. Thanks for the giveaway.

  61. Margaret June 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    They are all so cute it is hard to decide but I would love to make the Ruby Ruffle Dress.

  62. audreysattic June 26, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    My favorite is the Charlotte Apron Dress even though I like them all!

    ehesse1215@cs.com

  63. Biz June 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    I LOVE the Ruby Ruffle Dress!
    So super duper cute.

    busybizblogs {at} gmail {dot} com

  64. craftmom June 26, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    The charlotte apron dress is my favorite for my daughter. For my son, I love the run around romper. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  65. Brenda June 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    The Charlotte Apron dress is so cute. I love the aquas and reds that she used. I’d love to make this for my granddaughters!

  66. Brenda June 26, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    The Charlotte Apron dress is so cute. I love the aquas and reds that she used. I’d love to make this for my granddaughters!

  67. BeeSewSweet June 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    The dresses are all so cute! The Ruby Ruffle is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. HNBrace June 27, 2012 at 2:33 am #

    Very cute. The Ruby Ruffle is my favorite.

  69. Stephanie June 27, 2012 at 2:48 am #

    Janey Jumper is my favorite. I love how she offers options on her patterns. They are all so cute. Even the boy romper!

  70. Jenn June 27, 2012 at 3:27 am #

    I adore the Charlotte Apron pattern and Amy, your version is awesome!!! :)

  71. cmhoudini June 27, 2012 at 4:33 am #

    I love the Charlotte Apron pattern

  72. kcernick June 27, 2012 at 4:41 am #

    love The Ruby Ruffle Dress!

  73. Karrie S June 27, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    I love the Charlotte Apron Dress

  74. Lucy Huggins June 27, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    OMGosh !! To pick my favorite is really hard. I LOVE all three patterns. I love the classic designs and the fresh design of all three of them. I am absolutely in awe of the Talent that is involved in creating all three of them. I guess if I had to choose just one I would choose the Charlotte Apron pattern. It reminds me very much of the amazing dresses that my mother made for me when I was little and it brings joy to my heart…

  75. Keith and Kimberly June 27, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    The Charlotte Apron dress for sure! kimberly.dickson0@gmail.com

  76. jac. June 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    The charlotte apron dress would be so cute on my little girl!

  77. Unknown June 27, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    So hard to pick just one, but for versatility I will say the Run Around Romper.

  78. keshakeke June 28, 2012 at 1:04 am #

    I LOVE the Charlotte Apron dress! It is adorable!
    keshakeke@aol.com

  79. Linz June 28, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    I love the Charlotte apron dress! So precious!

    Skinnerl@live.com

  80. Alan and Leslie Moyer June 29, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Love them all & the fabrics they’ve chosen on the pattern photos are all ADORABLE, too! But if I have to pick a favorite, I would pick the Charlotte Apron pattern.

  81. Jennifer June 29, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    I love the Charlotte apron dress pattern

  82. Obbie Dobbie June 30, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    All of your patterns are just devine. To win any would be wonderful. If I had to choose only one (how difficult), I would choose the Charlotte Apron pattern for the reason that my little grand-daughter loves to help me cook so I would imagine she would just love this one especially.

  83. Lee June 30, 2012 at 10:45 am #

    I think the Ruby is my favorite pattern!

  84. Carla's Inspirations July 1, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    I absolutely love the Charlotte Apron pattern and appreciate the fact that it has such a wide age range of sizes with it. carlasinspirations @ ya (hoo) . com

  85. Sara July 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    I would choose the Charlotte Apron Dress too. simplybeu@gmail.com

  86. VashtiCouture July 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm #

    The Ruby Ruffle dress is completely adorable, and I would love to make one for my niece!

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