Monday, November 14, 2011

Sewing: Shortcake Romper from The Cottage Mama (Pattern Giveaway)


Tess has a new, cozy romper. I love easy one-piece outfits like this. There aren't as many gaps to let in a chill and it's easier than hunting for a matching set!

I made it with Amy Butler's Soul Blossom corduroy in Dancing Paisley Lemon. Such a vibrant, pretty print! And soft. On the reverse is a plum stretch corduroy from Joann. I'm not recommending pairing a stretch with a cotton because things can get a little wonky, but it worked this time, and I had the plum fabric on hand--always nice to save a trip to the fabric store! More importantly, the fabrics are soft and extra warm for Tess. Though extra warm probably isn't a need for her right now because she is always on the go!


This darling romper pattern is the new Shortcake Reversible Romper & Dress from The Cottage Mama! Lindsay has done such a beautiful job with the release of her first two sewing patterns.  I love the Janey Jumper as well--those scallops! The patterns are clear and easy to follow and the designs are classically cute. I also love the illustrations on the patterns themselves and her treatise to the handmade lifestyle found inside. The patterns even include a recipe--such a nice touch. I think she is right, women who love handmade clothing and home decor likely enjoy cooking and baking as well. I would think they would also love a pattern giveaway, which is just what we have going on here today. Lindsay is giving away two Shortcake patterns to my readers! (See details below)



I lengthened the legs on the romper by two inches so it would be longer on Tess. Though shorter (as it was designed) with books and tights, such as this darling ensemble from A Lemon Squeezy Home, would be fabulous this time of year too! I would need purple boots though, don't you think? In any event, I opted for longer because romper plus tights plus multiple diaper changes a day didn't sound as convenient for every day wear. (Rare for me to think practically, I know.)
The romper is quite full on Tess, which I think is adorable. She is such a little peanut! (Way on the left end of the weight percentile charts.)


I love the ties on the shoulder. I also found with Tess's build I can keep it tied and pull it on and off--easy. And I was thinking this romper reminds me of a Laura Ashley babywale corduory romper I once had. A bit scary as I believe I was in highschool at the time, but that was the look! Anyone remember?


It's not easy to get Tess to hold still these days. I even enlisted Audrey to help with the photos which worked passably, and...


...not so well!


So the hanger as model seemed the best way to show the full view!


You can see other takes on the new Cottage Mama patterns all along the blog tour:

November 8thThe Cottage Home
November 9 thCraftiness is not Optional
November 10thA Lemon Squeezy Home
November 11thNo Big Dill
November 12thKojo Designs
November 14thAesthetic Nest
November 15thGirl.Inspired
November 16thNoodlehead
November 17thThe Cottage Home

And you can enter to win a Shortcake Reversible Romper and Dress pattern (there will be two winners) here by leaving me a comment below. For two extra entries (each with a separate comment), you can like The Cottage Home on facebook HERE, and you can follow The Cottage Home

The giveaway will be open to entries through this Friday, November 18th. Please remember to include your email address in the comment or be certain it is accessible through your profile.

Good luck!

142 comments:

Alyssa said...

I would love this adorable pattern!!

Tammy said...

That's so cute! I never would have thought of using a romper for winter, but it turned out adorable!

Denise :) said...

This is so cute -- I love the tied straps at the shoulder -- so sweet! I'm following The Cottage Home's blog and facebook page. Did I need to leave separate comments? Thanks for a chance at the patter! I've got a sweet little granddaughter on the way and I can just picture making this for her! :)

Pattij said...

I am a follower!
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Pattij said...

Looks great in corduroy! I love the pattern!
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Jessica said...

Love the romper and that you made it out of corduroy. Perfect for the cooler months!
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Jessica said...

I follow the TCH blog.
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Jessica said...

I like TCH on fb.
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Stephanie said...

It is adorable. I really like your fabric choice.

Marcy said...

OOH pick me! Busy Baby would look so sweet in this pattern!!!

sewVery said...

I love the corduroy jumper! I think I had a Laura Ashley "bubble suit" myself back in high school!

sewVery said...

I Like Cottage Home on FB!

sewVery said...

I also follow the Cottage Home! sewvery@gmail.com

Monica said...

So cute. And I love your fabric choice!

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Monica said...

I already like the Cottage Home on FB.

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courtneyanne said...

I would love to win one of these patterns. Thank you for the giveaway!
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courtneyanne said...

I also follow The Cottage Home blog!
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Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

love the romper!
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Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I follow the cottage home on facebook thecraftingfiend(at)gmail.com

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I also follow cottage home's blog thecraftingfiend(at)gmail.com

greatishisfaithfulness said...

I totally remember when rompers were in fashion, and I am mortified that I ever wore one! Love this pattern!!

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greatishisfaithfulness said...

I am following The Cottage Mama blog.

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greatishisfaithfulness said...

I like Cottage Mama on Facebook!

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fenna said...

would love to win this pattern :) fenna_otten at yahoo dot ca

sharon b said...

This is such an adorable pattern and I love the fabric!

sharon b said...

I like on fb...

sharon b said...

... and follow!

KC said...

I love these patterns. They are so cute!

Jessica said...

The fabric you picked it so fun!

Jessica said...

I follow the cottage moma on fb.

Jessica said...

I follow the cottage home blog.

Jo said...

I love how you lengthened the romper. And that corduroy! Thanks for the giveaway! j-j-s AT juno DOT com

Jo said...

I follow the Cottage Home's blog. j-j-s AT juno DOT com

Jo said...

And I like her on fb. j-j-s AT juno DOT com

Lee said...

i love the romper! thanks!
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Lee said...

i follow the cottage home blog
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Lis said...

I have so many friends with little girls and I have a new sewing machine, I NEED these patterns!
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Lis said...

I liked Cottage Home on facebook!
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Lis said...

I am now a follower of Cottage Home!
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Sian said...

That is adorable! And I love the fabric you chose. Tess is growing up, isn't she?

Sian said...

I liked Cottage Mama on FB

Sian said...

I follow the Cottage Mama blog

Cindy said...

Would LOVE to try this extra cute pattern!

Cindy said...

I like Cottage Home on FB!

Cindy said...

I follow the Cottage Mama blog, too!

Gayle Himmelwright said...

So cute! And yes, I totally wore one of those rompers myself as a teenager--scary for sure!

Gayle Himmelwright said...

I follow the cottage mama blog.

Gayle Himmelwright said...

And I like the Cottage Home on FB.

Paula said...

Love this little romper ~ reminds me of one my own daughter had when she was little some 23 years ago! Wore it forever until it was passed onto her little sister! Awfully cute fabric and model, too!

Erin said...

This pattern is too cute.
I would love to win it.
Thanks,
Erin
emstone28@gmail.com

Erin said...

I follow The Cottage Home Blog
Thanks,
Erin
emstone28@gmail.com

Erin said...

I follow The Cottage Home on Facebook.
Thanks,
Erin
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Iliyana Nedkova said...

Thanks for the opportunity. I do enjoy following your blog. Illie (iliyans@crowriver.net)

Lizzy said...

The patterns are adorable! It would be wonderful to win, especially since our first little girl will be arriving this month.
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Rhonda said...

What an adorable pattern - I would love to win these!

aagjedoeken said...

I love the way your daughter looks with that romper on. Wow! She is cute.
I would love to win a pattern.

miemons[at]hotmail[dot]com.

aagjedoeken said...

I liked the Cottage Mom on Facebook.

aagjedoeken said...

I do follow the Cottage Mom blog.
miemons[at]hotmail[dot]com.

Hyeyoung said...

What adorable patterns! Hbangthompson at yahoo.com

Mylinh said...

Adorable little romper!

Mylinh said...

I follow Cottage Mama's blog.

Mylinh said...

I also like her on FB. :)

Kelroy207 said...

Absolutely love this romper!! Would love to win the pattern so I could make a few for my granddaughter! Thanks for the chance!

Emily said...

Love your version and Tess's bedroom. :)

Matt and Rachel Bowden said...

I love your romper. It turned out really cute!

Rachel@racheltanner.com

Matt and Rachel Bowden said...

I am a follower of the cottage home!

Rachel@racheltanner.com

Matt and Rachel Bowden said...

I liked the cottage home on facebook.

Rachel@racheltanner.com

Anonymous said...

This is such an adorable pattern! I love what you've done with it and would love to win!

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Lindsay said...

Such a cute romper and I love the corduroy.

Lindsay said...

I follow the Cottage Home.

Liz said...

I would love to try out the scallop dress version for my girls.

Liz said...

I follow TCH on FB

Liz said...

I follow TCH's blog

Heidi said...

Very cute! Love your version.
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Heidi said...

Like Cottage Home on facebook.
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Heidi said...

Follow the Cottage Home blog.
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Claudia said...

You've done such a good job - this romper is too cute and I would love to make one alike for my new born grand-son!

Alyssa said...

I liked the facebook page! :]

Denise :) said...

I'm following the Cottage Home blog! :)

Denise :) said...

And I liked their facebook page, too!! Thank you! :)

Adrienne said...

Cute! I love rompers- cute and practical! =)
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Alioopsy said...

Bright, cheery, cozy and warm- perfect for cooler weather.

robbie said...

The patterns are adorable! I would love to win them so I could sew them for my little granddaughters. Your romper turned out so cute and Tess looks precious.

Squeaks said...

This is adorable! Would love to win this for my little one...

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Jaime said...

Thanks for an opportunity to win this adorable pattern!

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Emily W. said...

I love your version of the pattern!!! :)

Emily W. said...

I also follow her blog. :)

Emily W. said...

I also 'LIKE' the Cottage Mama on Facebook... and I forgot this before, but my e-mail address is:
e(dot)wielinga(at)hotmail(dot)com

monarte said...

Cute ,,, cute ,,, love a pattern for my Grandaughters.

monarte said...

I follow The Cottage Home ... love it!

monarte said...

I like Cottage Home on FB...

Natural Mama said...

Those rompers are too cute! Thank you for this adorable give away

Sherry said...

I'd love to win myself a copy of these cute patterns ♥

Sherry said...

I follow Cottage Mama

Sherry said...

I like Cottage Mama on Facebook


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Barb said...

Love that little romper - especially in that gorgeous cord.

Barb said...

I follow the Cottage Home.

Denise L said...

I love both of your blogs and enjoy reading them and read them regularly. You both have such great things to share! I love your version of this romper and would love to win the pattern.

Denise L said...

I follow the cottage mama of facebook.

Denise L said...

I follow the cottage mama blog.

Katie said...

Love this pattern!

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Katie said...

I follow The Cottage Home.

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Liz said...

I love that pattern with the corduroy!

Liz said...

I "like" the Cottage Mama on fb.

Mrs. Butler said...

This is so cute!! Love the ties, and I love that fullness!

madj said...

Love the romper, so cute and your little girl looks adorable in it. I'm sure she's adorable anyway! :)
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madj said...

I like Cottage Mama on Facebook.
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madj said...

I am a follower of Cottage Mama blog.
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memmens said...

I love your choice of fabric, not the sort I would usually go for but it looks fantastic - great job

memmens said...

I follow the Cottage Home.

MommaMackey said...

I would love to win on of these patterns...

MommaMackey said...

I follow the Cottage Mama blog

MommaMackey said...

I like Cottage Mama on FB

Melissa Dorazio said...

I follow Cottage Home's page on Facebook

Melissa Dorazio said...

I would love to win this pattern! Looks gorgeous and fun to make.

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Lola Caracola said...

Me encanta tu blog,es realmente precioso todo lo que haces.
Un beso.
Lola.

floradanica said...

Love the romper! May have to get brave and try it myself : )

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floradanica said...

Cottage Home/Mama Fan on FB

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floradanica said...

I follow the CH/CM blog as well : )

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mary.mimi said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E would love to have pattern to make for my gran-cutie-patooties.
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In TX said...

Beautiful~~
I'd love to win the giveaway~

thanks!

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In TX said...

and I've followed The Cottage Mama on FB.

thank you~

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Amelie said...

I love these patterns. They are so cute!

Amelie said...

I'm following the Cottage Home blog! :)

Amelie said...

and I like Cottage Mama on Facebook :)

kelly.r said...

Love this!

Laura said...

Very cute jumper pattern! Would love to use it!
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lil misses' mama said...

love your version of the pattern! i have that same corduroy print and have been needing some inspiration in putting it to use!
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lil misses' mama said...

i follow lindsay's blog!

lil misses' mama said...

i am a fb fan of the cottage mama!
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Jessica said...

these are such awesome patterns!


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Jessica said...

I like The Cottage Home on facebook


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Jessica said...

I follow The Cottage Home blog


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dana said...

oh how fun Anneliese! I love the version you did. And I'm totally in love with that white chunky bed. Where did you find? Thrifty? or from a normal store? Jealous :)

Avery's Mama said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Avery's Mama said...

I follow.

Avery's Mama said...

I like CH on FB.

Seaweed and Raine said...

Yum, Yum! Tess looks absolutely scrumptious in her little romper. You were blessed that the stretch cord worked... I made some slippers for my youngest out of a pair of stretch cords that I didn't want any more (and paired it with fleece). It was a challenge in some places. :)

Monica said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Monica said...

I follow their blog.
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Mary Jo said...

Such a cute roper. And your girls are adorable!

Leigh Anne said...

You did a fab job! I've seen this pattern all over blog land and would love to win a copy :) Thx
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