Little Girls, Big Style Book Tour

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Little Girls, Big Style: Sew a Boutique Wardrobe from 4 Easy Patterns by Mary Abreu encourages home sewers to mix four basic wardrobe staples to create hundreds of outfits. It’s beginner-friendly approach to sewing “boutique” clothing guides readers through all the basics, from finishing seams to gathering, hemming to shirring and more. Mary uses her experiences as a sewing teacher to create a practical guide any mom, grandmother, aunt or big sister can find useful. We’re happy to share a little more about Little Girls, Big Style with you today as a stop on Mary’s blog book tour. You also have a chance to win a copy of the book by commenting on this post!

Sew, Mama, Sew!: Your book is dedicated to your late mother, whom you call “the original craft addict.” What kind of influence has she had on your sewing?
Mary: I remember wearing so many things my mom made when I was a little girl: Halloween costumes, wrap skirts, T-shirts — you name it, she made it. I was just in awe of what she could do because it seemed like there was no end to her talents. After my sons were born, she sewed for them, too, and I loved seeing that connection with my childhood. My daughter was born almost three years after my mom died and I didn’t want her to miss out on all that mama-made goodness. I’m not as precise as mom, or nearly as fast, but I think I sew with as much love.

SMS: The clothes in your book are described as “boutique” wardrobe components. Can you describe the boutique style and why it appeals to you and other sewers?
Mary: I love little girls’ clothing that looks like it was made for little girls. Boutique clothing runs the gamut from every-day to special occasion to over-the-top. Hallmarks of the boutique-clothing industry are high-quality quilter’s cotton fabric, appliqué, coordinating accessories (hair, shoes, jewelry), themed apparel, made-to-match ready to wear garments and often one-of-a-kind designs. Because of its customizable nature, it’s an ideal way of sewing perfectly fitting garments that reflect your child’s
personality and interests. What’s not to love about that?

SMS: What do you think the most important element is in making a handmade garment?
Mary: I can’t say enough about ironing and pressing as you go. It’s such an easy way to make a huge difference in the look of a finished garment. I really dislike ironing but I’ve come to terms with the necessity.

SMS: The photographs throughout the book really show off the clothes, which are so eye catching yet wearable. What inspires your fabric choices?
Mary: I tend to gravitate to bright, fun fabrics, something that makes me smile. I nearly always start with a dominant fabric and use that to select coordinates, most of the time from outside of that line of fabric. It’s lots more fun to mix things up! Like right now — I’m totally loving how Innocent Crush works with Parisville, and the new V&A line from David Textiles mixes in, too.

SMS: What are some of your favorite wardrobe combination from the book?
Mary: I love layering pieces, so I’m prone to putting the Classic Peasant Top under just about anything but especially the Knotty Apron Dress. Throw a pair of Ruffled Pants under it and we’re ready to roll! I’m also a huge fan of the Pocket Pinafore paired with the Lace-Edged Gauchos.

Now, for the giveaway fun! Stash Books is providing a copy of Little Girls, Big Style for one lucky reader. Just comment on this post to enter!

And be sure to check out the other stops on the Little Girls, Big Style blog tour:

12/6 The Domestic Diva
12/7 Blue Moon River
12/8 Juicy Bits
12/9 Sew Take a Hike
12/10 Boutique Cafe
12/11 I Heart Linen
12/12 Sew, Mama, Sew!
12/13 Jona G
12/14 True Up
12/15 Bari J.

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330 Responses to Little Girls, Big Style Book Tour

  1. tami byrd says:

    would love to have this book got 4 granddaughters under 4 and im always trying to make them things in their own way

  2. Kim says:

    What a fun and fresh book. It would certainly be a great Xmas gift!

  3. Gloria says:

    Looks nice! This would be a nice present for my daughter.

  4. Lindsay says:

    So much fun! I hope I win!

  5. Madeline says:

    I have a little girl who would be absolutely adorable in these clothes!

  6. silver says:

    What a great book. I hadn’t heard of it before. Thanks for the info and the giveaway!

  7. Jerry R says:

    Great looking book! Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to win.

  8. Cat says:

    Looks like such a cute book!

  9. Andee says:

    This book looks awesome. My first attempt to make a dress turned out pretty badly, but now that I’ve got more experience under my belt, I think I’m ready to try sewing clothes again.

  10. Marlena says:

    The book looks beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Ann says:

    Now that I have a little girl, I am getting excited about sewing clothes again. Looks like a fun book.

  12. pam says:

    This book would be great to win, especially since I have two granddaughters to sew for.

  13. Mary Redle says:

    This book looks like so much fun. I have grandaughters and love to sew and create for them.

  14. Jennifer L says:

    I have a little girl, and am dying to make clothes for her. This looks like the perfect book!

  15. Sara May says:

    This book looks amazing and right up my alley! I have two little girls with BIG STYLE that need a mother to help them out with some fancy frocks, etc. Thank you! x

  16. Chasley says:

    Even though I don’t have any girls I would love to win this book.

  17. Heather says:

    This book looks fantastic!

  18. jen says:

    this book would be lovely.

    my 3 year old only likes to wear hearts and polka dots. this book would be great to make dresses in different style despite the same fabric patterns.

  19. Sair says:

    Love the style, looks and sounds accessible to not sew confident sewers, my 4 year old would go CRAZY for all those frills and twirly ruffles!

  20. Stacy says:

    Those clothes are so girly, just like my daughter! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  21. Martha says:

    I am expecting a baby this would be such a great copy to win.

  22. SSKcraftshop says:

    Woohoo would love to win it.

  23. nicole says:

    love your blog, glad i stopped in! I adore this book and so want to win it so I can start sewing for my 3 yr old!

  24. Dawn says:

    This book looks fabulous!!!

  25. Nicole says:

    I love this book and would love to sew some beautiful clothes for my 4 year old daughter! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  26. OMG I have to have this book! Love it!

  27. Vanessa says:

    I would love to have this book – the clothes are adorable!!

  28. Melissa says:

    I would love to win a copy of this book. The projects looks so cute!

  29. I have one beautiful 18 month old grandaughter who is going to be the big sister to another baby girl and this book looks just like what I need! I am just beginning to learn to sew her little clothes and need a good bit of inspiration and instruction and would love a copy of this beautiful book!
    Thank you for the opportunity!
    Leslie K. Brinkman

  30. Michelle says:

    I would LOVE to win this book! :)

  31. Liz says:

    This book looks like it’s right up my alley!

  32. WandaFish says:

    Oh, that book looks just fabulous! I’d love to win a copy to make some cute outfits for my daughter and her friends. Thanks for the chance to win.

  33. Julie says:

    I am a mother of four kids ranging from 1 year-6years old and my oldest three are rowdy boys with my baby being our only girl. I am just really starting to get into sewing and one thing I LOVE is the boutique clothes, but not the price! I am wanting to start making her adorable clothes and I would LOVE to have this book!! It is exactlyt what I am looking for!! Having my baby girl makes me want to make her as “girly” as I can even if she’s out wrestling with her brothers! :)

  34. Sara Upshaw says:

    I’m starting a sewing library and this looks like a fantastic addition! What beautiful inspirations.

  35. Melissa Ann says:

    I have twin girls! This would be perfect :)

  36. carmel says:

    i have a 7 year old girl
    i would looove to win this book!
    thanks!

  37. Penelope says:

    This book is on my wishlist! The patterns look super cute and easy to sew. I am itching to get my hands on it and start sewing some of these adorable patterns for my daughter. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  38. Amanda says:

    I would love to win this to dress my two little girls and my two nieces!

  39. Squeaks says:

    What a fantastic looking book. I would love this to inspire some creativity for my litle girl.

  40. Jill D says:

    I believe I have this one on my Amazon wishlist. I love the idea!

  41. Cricket says:

    I want to be one of those mamas who can sew anything for her girl and have her love it. I’m getting there, but surely your book could help me in that endeavor!

  42. Deanna says:

    The book looks like one I would get a lot of use out of. Hope to win this one!

  43. Nichole says:

    I would love this to sew for my daughters. Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. Kadybug says:

    What an awesome book!

  45. Emily says:

    How lovely! I’d love to sew up some of these pretties for my daughter.

  46. Amanda Shuler says:

    I have 3 little girls (4 yrs, 2 yrs, and 12 wks.) that I love to sew for. Love the ideas and inspiration in this book!

  47. Beth says:

    I have had my eye on this book for months now! (Or however long it’s been since Mary announced it) I would LOVE to win it!

  48. janimal says:

    I already have a copy and super duper love it! I would love a copy to give to a friend of mine. She’s my sewing buddy with a little girl on the way. This book would be PERFECT for her and we could sewalong together!

  49. Jenny says:

    This book looks darling.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Jenny~

  50. Celeste says:

    So sweet!

  51. Rebecca says:

    Absolutely adorable! I love this idea for adults and I am glad to see it translated into something workable for children.

  52. Erika says:

    I have been searching for this book in town. It looks like a great book!

  53. Brandy says:

    Oh wow! Those are adorable! I have always wanted to sew cloths for my daughter, I would love to win this book!

  54. Krystina says:

    So cute I would love this book!

  55. April says:

    I cannot wait to get my hands on this book. Whether I win it or buy it, I have to have it!

  56. Jolene Pienaar says:

    Wow, such gorgeous designs, would love to have a chance at winning this beautiful book :)

  57. soprat says:

    This book is so cute ! Oh i would love to win it !! Thanks :)

  58. tracy s says:

    I’ve been eyeing that book. nice.

  59. Kim S. says:

    Awesome!

  60. Emily says:

    What a fun book!

  61. Sara says:

    Cute book!!

  62. amber says:

    Oh how my daughter and I would love to be the lucky winners of this book! Pretty please pick me! Thanks for the chance!

  63. Cristi says:

    I love this book and can’t wait to read it! Thank you for the chance to win.

  64. Papgena says:

    great interview! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  65. Consuelo says:

    I’d love to sew some of these things! Beautiful designs. Thanks.

  66. Amber says:

    Too cute – thanks for the chance to win!

  67. Denise says:

    I would love to win such a great book! My almost 4 year old needs MORE clothes:) {{{grin}}} Thanks for the chance!

  68. Amanda says:

    I want a copy of this badly! My little girl is outgrowing EVERYTHING and I need to get sewing!!!

  69. candice says:

    WHat adorable patterns! Love the style.

  70. Linda says:

    WoW! I’d love to make these for my little girl!

  71. Helena P says:

    I love that these are real girls clothes, a reflection of what little girls are like and not trying to be mini versions of “big girls”

  72. anne says:

    Love the clothes – so need a copy for my little girl. Thanks for the chance!

  73. Beth T says:

    Oh, I would love to share this with my niece Sarah, who has two little girls and lots of style. Thanks for the chance.

  74. Nelly says:

    THATS SO CUTE! YAY! THANKS!

    nelly dot barney at yahoo dot com

  75. janet in jackson says:

    I think I need this for my 3 granddaughters! I would LOVE to win! Thanks for the chance. Good work!

  76. Kristin says:

    I’ve oogled this book so many times… what cute clothes!

  77. Carrie says:

    This looks like a fabulous book that would really add to my little ladies wardrobes!!! FUN!

  78. Linda says:

    Looks like a wonderful book, can’t wait to get a good look at it!

  79. kelly O! says:

    I’d love it if Santa drew my name for this book! It’s definitely on my wish list!

  80. Sharon T. says:

    What a great book! Thanks for another inspiring interview!

  81. amanda says:

    So pretty! What an awesome book.

  82. V Reed says:

    Thanks for the wonderful insight into your book! My daughter is a big fan of layered clothes. Some days I think she’s trying to wear her entire wardrobe at once. Outfits like these would be perfect for her!

  83. Carol says:

    Our princess would look adorable in the clothes — enter me. That book is a “must have!”

  84. Skye Daniels says:

    My mom used to sew clothes; I never learned how. I’ve been a quilter for almost 13 years, & now I have 2 beautiful grand-nieces. I’d love to learn to make some of these gorgeous outfits for them!! Hope I win! Thanks for the give-away.

  85. Emily says:

    I seriously would love this book!

  86. Hilary says:

    Love the clothes… especially the peasant blouse!

  87. Deb says:

    Pls enter me!! Just finding out about it tonight!

  88. zoe says:

    Mary teaches at my favorite local fabric store. I have heard nothing but raves about her. I would love a copy of her book!

  89. Mama Hoot says:

    I love bold colors and prints on little girls. I’ve just started sewing clothing for my sweet girl. This book would be a great addition to my weak but growing library.

  90. Erica says:

    I love sewing for my girls- the book would be awesome!

  91. holly says:

    Oh, Pick me, Pick me!!!!!!!!!! I want this book soo soo sooooo bad!!!!!!
    Holly

  92. Misty Dyson says:

    Mary, how can I order this book? Your blog and site has inspired me to learn to sew from my mother who made all my clothes growing up!

  93. Amber J says:

    I love this style, and would love to sew these gorgeous clothes for my girls!

  94. kimberlee says:

    I find it helpful that she shared she starts with a dominant fabric and goes from there for coordinating and even pulling from other lines.

  95. Lisa says:

    I was just browsing this book online- looks like it has some cute ideas!

  96. Suzanne says:

    It looks like a great book! Very cute stuff!

  97. Anna says:

    My 2 year old daughter just spotted the dress on the front cover. How could I not leave a comment after the excitement she showed?! It sounds perfect for us: her growing sense of style (not inherited from either of her parents!) and my still limited sewing experience!

  98. Shawna says:

    Too much fun!

  99. Renae says:

    I LOVE the dress on the front! This book looks fantastic!!!

  100. Trudy says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book. I would have fun putting it to use for my girls!

  101. Pasty Rolla says:

    So very true, thanks for the post! Little Girls, Big Style Book Tour Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog was a wonderful read.

  102. Amy L says:

    What a fantastic resource for all of us mamas!

  103. Danielle says:

    This book looks awesome. I can’t wait to get my hands on it one way or another!

  104. Erin H. says:

    This book looks like such fun! Thanks for the inspiration and the give away!

  105. Jenny Theroux says:

    What perfect clothing for my fairy princess!

  106. kelli says:

    i love Mary’s blog and would love to win her book too! Thanks!

  107. cori says:

    I would love to make the adorable clothes in the book for my granddaughter

  108. Jennifer says:

    This book would be perfect for my two little girls! It is SO hard to find clothing at department stores that is actually appropriate for a tall 4-year-old. Today’s trendy fashion seems to want little girls to look much older than they are. Let them be little! They have plenty of time to be grown-ups.

  109. Lovely book and great patterns! I would love to win a copy!

  110. Somer says:

    What a fun book.

  111. Marsel says:

    Oh, I would love to peruse this one!

  112. sheila says:

    This looks like an amazing book! With 4 little girls I am always looking for new ideas for their outfits!

  113. Kristi says:

    Cute outfits!

  114. April says:

    I WANT THIS!!!!!!!!!! I love it

  115. Wendy S says:

    This book would be a great addition to my sewing library. My Granddaughter loves skirts and dresses and I’m always looking for new ideas.

  116. Kari E says:

    I would love to have this in time to sew for my daughter’s 2nd birthday!

  117. Sue says:

    My Granddaughter would love these clothes.

  118. mims says:

    i’m pretty new to sewing and this book looks like it would be a great way to start sewing clothes for my little girl.

  119. Dianne McLean says:

    With three granddaughters, this book would be wonderful.

  120. Lindsey says:

    Love love love this! The patterns look like they would be perfect for the designer fabric I have stashed away, waiting for the “perfect project”. ;-) Thanks for the giveaway and letting me know about this great book!

  121. Deanna says:

    I never really played Barbies, until I had my daughter. She is SEW much fun to dress.

  122. Beverly says:

    What a wonderful book this would be for inspiration for my three granddaughters. Going to be a lucky winner.

  123. Lynn says:

    I’d love to use that wonderful book for more inspiration to sew for my four little granddaughters.

  124. Kelly says:

    Thanks for offering this great giveaway! The book looks like a lot of fun to peruse and then to create from!

  125. Marcia W. says:

    These designs would look great on my grandnieces – will be 4 of them ages 5 and under.

  126. Rebecca says:

    I LOVE sewing for my girls ~ so FUN!

  127. Andrea Ryan says:

    this is such a cute book to bad i’m a beginner

  128. Christie says:

    I have had my eye on this book for a while and would love to win a copy!

  129. Missy5ft2 says:

    What a great book! My daughter loves the clothing I have made for her and her dolls. I have a pretty limited range, though, and this book looks like the perfect antidote.

  130. Cherri says:

    Oh my, that looks like the cutest idea book ever!!

  131. Briawna says:

    love, love, love these patterns and photos, too! I have two little girls and I’d love to make some matching sets of skirts, etc. Thanks for the giveaway.

  132. bruinbr says:

    So sweet and girly! I would love this for my daughter!

  133. Debbie says:

    What a great book and the patterns look so pretty

  134. Colleen says:

    These clothes look fabulous. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of the book!

  135. Fiona Fraser says:

    Super cute patterns!

  136. Alina says:

    Beautiful and sweet, so is the book. ;)

  137. Brittany says:

    great interview! thanks for sharing!

  138. Mrs. Pear says:

    This books looks wonderful!

  139. Lindsey says:

    I’d love to win this book! I have a sweet little girl to sew for!

  140. Steph G. says:

    Fantastic giveaway!

  141. I have been dreaming of this book since I first heard of it! I have 3 daughters and I love sewing for them. This book is on my Christmas wishlist. :)

  142. Angela F says:

    I would love to win this book! My little girl loves these types of clothes and I’ve really wanted to make her some!

  143. Hoyoyi says:

    Mother is always our great indpiration, all love that there spent on us turn into great blessing in our life. I’m glad that i sew more often when i moved to new city, sewing helps me to connect to more friends, and i never feel bored wiyh this hobby. I would love to own this copy to make my sewing life with more fun, i think it is time for me to be ready to be a sewing mum like my mum =)

  144. Barbara says:

    My mother made all mine and my sisters clothes. I even told someone she made my socks and shoes too! Love to create clothes for little ones. I believe this book could inspire me to better creations!

  145. Ranae says:

    I would love to create some wonderful designs like these! the book looks wonderful! I enjoy sewing for my little girl (age 3) and this would be a great resource!

  146. Em says:

    I love the idea of this book: to be able to make an endless supply of different garments from a few very basic starting pieces.

  147. Christine says:

    Those outfits are so pretty!

  148. Natalie says:

    Dear Santa, I would love a copy of this book!!! Very adorable!

  149. I could sew ALL of those clothes for my granddaughter!

  150. Love it!

  151. Donna says:

    Love it! My daughter would look great in these outfits!

  152. kathyh says:

    Sewing for girls is so much fun.

  153. JenniferB says:

    this book looks awesome- would love to win- I have been making little dresses and outfits for my neices triplets

  154. Melanie T says:

    This would be wonderful! Thank you.

  155. Andrea says:

    I would love this book. Everything i have for my daughter i have learned to sew her. espesally things i can’t aford.

  156. Kate says:

    I also remember my mother sewing for me as a child. Once a year we would travel to the city and visit the most exclusive (and expensive) childrens boutique. I’d choose a dress and she would then make it for me. I was always so proud to wear my beutiful dresses.
    Later in life she taught me to sew, so now I sew for friends children (none of my own yet).
    Such a lovely interview, thank you.

  157. Kristin says:

    My little girl would love some of these adorable clothes.

  158. Gill says:

    Thanks for a great interview!
    I’d really like to win a copy of this book!
    Gill

  159. andrea says:

    My fingers are double crossed for this one!

  160. Helen says:

    Totally fell in love with this book when I saw it and added it to my Christmas list, please Santa I have been good all year lol

  161. Shelly says:

    What a great idea! I have a little girl that would be the perfect model.

  162. Those are beautiful! I love the idea of taking basic pieces and tweaking them to make dozens more.

  163. mama lusco says:

    Looks like a great book!

  164. ashley says:

    looks like a lovely book!!

  165. Jen says:

    I would LOVE to win a copy!

  166. alipyper says:

    What a darling book! Sewing beautiful things for those you love is such a satisfying thing. Love it!

  167. Kate says:

    Looks super cute!

  168. My imagination is buzzing! So fantastic!

  169. Tierney Barden says:

    This book looks right up my alley…love those ruffles and layers! Great photographs. Really great fabric choices.

  170. Rachel says:

    I love Mary’s style! My daughter is too old for these patterns, but my good friend has two beautiful little girls who would look adorable in the outfits shown.

  171. Lynn Poulin says:

    What a great book–love the colour combinations!

  172. KMLE says:

    The polka dot dress has me wishing for a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  173. Bec Clarke says:

    I sooo want a copy of this book!!! I hope I win one, my christmas wish list is too long!!!

  174. kate C. says:

    Oh, I have two little girls who would look so cute in some of these outfits! :)

    thanks for an interesting interview!

  175. jill says:

    that looks like a fab book! And with my first girl turning one, I’ll have lots of years of use out of a book like that!

  176. Karen says:

    I have been sewing since the age of 10. I come from a family of creative women who love to sew. Even after sewing for over 34 years I still love learning new things. As a mom of 9 kiddos and 7 of them are girls….I would love to have this book! Thanks Sew Mama Sew…I love your blog and shop!

  177. Em says:

    Such pretty things for little girls! I love making clothes for my daughter, unfortunately, she doesn’t always love what I make for her (not mainstream enough!) Ugh!

  178. JENNIFER says:

    so cute! It looks fantastic. I would love to sew some of these cute things for my three girls. I especially love the comment, “I love little girls’ clothing that looks like it was made for little girls.” Amen sister!

  179. Lisa says:

    I would love to have a copy of this book! Those outfits are beautiful!

  180. Allie says:

    So cute!

  181. Kyle says:

    looks cute! would love to see more of the patterns included in this book. i’ll have to check it out!

  182. Sarah B says:

    What adorable clothes! I feel so lucky to have my own little girl to sew for, and would love to try these patterns.

  183. Michelle says:

    The styles in this book look like so much fun. Thanks for a chance to win and glam up my girls’ wardrobes!

  184. Would love to add this book to my crafty library!!!

  185. Robin says:

    Would love to win this book – I’ve heard such great things about it!
    Thanks!
    cokelush at gmail

  186. Ashley says:

    I just got a sewing machine for Thanksgiving. This sounds like an awesome book to begin learning!

  187. Cath says:

    wow ! that is soooo lovely ! makes me wishing I had a girl !!! so glad I have a niece (lol!)… would love to be able to make her so lovely clothes !

  188. Julie W says:

    I would love this book! Cute little outfits!!

  189. Kristin S. says:

    I think I’m going to get one for my sister for Christmas. I just hope I win one so I can join in the fun too!

  190. Katie says:

    I love trying new designs and have a little girl who would be very happy to have some new clothes!

  191. Narelle says:

    I would love to win this book! I have recently had a renewed desire to make clothes for my children, and I have 3 girls to sew for (and 2 boys!), love the feminine styles!

  192. Rachel Brown says:

    I love making little girls clothing and this would really add interest to what I’ve made. I’d love to win this book!

  193. Marissa says:

    Wow! What an awesome idea. With a little girl and one on the way I would love to win this book! Thanks.

  194. Cassie F says:

    This looks like a great book! My daughter would love these outfits!

  195. Jodie says:

    I would love to have this book to sew for my daughter!

  196. Crystal says:

    This book looks like it has endless possibilities. Ooooo I would love to win this book. Great fabrics….

  197. Lesa says:

    oh so fun! With six sweet nieces this book would come in handy!

  198. Sandy says:

    With a very stylish little granddaughter I could really use this book!

  199. Kathy says:

    Lovely book. Thank you!

  200. Stephanie says:

    I would love to have this book, as I have a two year old little girl!

  201. Joey says:

    I have a little girl that would love for me to sew her some of these!

  202. Christy Dixon says:

    Awesome ideas! I love the layered look too. This book is a must-have for sewing Grandmas. Like me!

  203. Thomas says:

    Would love to have this book. Gonna have to get it one way or another…

    Yay!!!

  204. Peggy says:

    Definately eye candy, I would love to win this book! Thanks for the opportunity.

  205. Elizabeth says:

    Love that book! And I love to sew for little girls—they are so much fun! Would love to have this book!!!

  206. Ginger Komiskey says:

    Would love this book to sew for my three granddaughters

  207. Karen in KS says:

    I would love this book. I’m sewing for my grand daughter and she would look so cute in the dresses

  208. Amber says:

    I love the style of this book! My mom also used to sew great costumes for me when I was young. I’ve recently started attempting new types of projects in an effort to teach myself the techniques needed to make a cute dress or other clothing. I love the style in this book and hope to be able to make something as cute someday soon.

  209. Janelle says:

    What an awesome book!! My daughter is so fun to sew for, I’d love this book.

  210. sarah says:

    Love Mary’s work! I have followed her blog for years and would love to give her book at try!

  211. Mikki says:

    I love the idea of such versatility with simplicity in regards to the patterns! I would love to make outfits for my granddaughters using these patterns the samples are just beautiful!

  212. patricia says:

    As a beginning sewer with three girls under 4, this book looks fantastic.

  213. Theresa says:

    I’m going to buy a copy of this for my daughter to make some gorgeous outfits for my 2-yr.-old granddaughter. I’d love to win a copy for myself so I can join in the fun. What delightful ensembles!

  214. Amy says:

    This is so on my Santa list! What a great book! My girls will look even more adorable…thanks for creating this for us!

  215. This is going on my wish list! I have seven daughters, and while the oldest ones are teenagers the younger three would definitely love clothes like this.

  216. Rochelle says:

    Adorable clothes! Beautiful pictures!

  217. Jennifer Pesetsky says:

    It’s a challenge to find cute patterns to sew for my daughter and I would love a copy of this book! Thanks for writing it.

  218. Meghan says:

    Gosh I would love to win this lovely book!!

  219. angela d. says:

    What cute clothes! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  220. Lisa Marie says:

    I am in love with this and the story behind it. I would definitely purchase a copy!

  221. Kelly Irene says:

    My daughter is finally getting old enough to enjoy her clothing…especially the “boutique” items I make for her. She loves all the frills! Thanks for the giveaway!

  222. Christine says:

    I can’t wait to try and make some of these!!! Thanks for sharing!

  223. Lara says:

    This looks like my kind of sewing book!

  224. Amy says:

    This looks like an adorable book! Thanks for telling us about it!

  225. Janelle says:

    Oooh, I love the pictures – my girls would look amazing in some of these designs. And, I agree with the comment about the style being one of little girls LOOKING like little girls – rather than the much too mature styles in most stores.

  226. Maggie says:

    Oh, I would love to have this book!! What a great Christmas present it would be!!!

  227. Suzanne says:

    Love, Love, Love the pictures in this book! The clothes are bright and fabulous! I would Love to try my hand at making the clothes in this book for my daughter! Thank you for the chance to win!

  228. Lynne says:

    Looks beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  229. Thank you for this insightful interview! I loved hearing about Mary’s mother. What a wonderful book!

  230. Yes please!

  231. Kara says:

    I have never seen this book (where have I been?) love, love, love it!

  232. Woodbines says:

    This looks totally adorable! I’d love to try the styles on my DD :D

  233. Heather L says:

    Those clothes are so cute!

  234. Lisa uotinen says:

    i have 3 little girls so I need to win this! :)

  235. Pam Owens says:

    First little girl in our family for 23 years. I am loving renewing my talents. I would love this book as I too like to
    mix and match patterns. How fun!

  236. Sara K. says:

    How fun!! I don’t have any little girls (yet!), but I do love making stuff for my 6 nieces :).

  237. Anita says:

    I would love to own a copy of this book. It looks like it is full of fun and cute ideas for girls.
    Happy holidays!

  238. Katie says:

    I love these designs!! Fingers are crossed :)

  239. Sandy says:

    I would love to play with all the different patterns in this book.

  240. jeanie says:

    I sewed for my two sons, myself, and my daughter in the 70’s and 80’s. Then was so busy with the 3 the sewing machine got put away more or less. Now this year, January 1, 2010, my first grandchild Fiona was born. Now I have the bug to sew next year. Love the feeling of fulfillment.

    PS I hate to iron as well!

  241. Wendy says:

    Love how these patterns look really customizable to each individual child’s “style”!

  242. Sarah M says:

    I love these looks!

  243. Wendy H. says:

    Mary,
    I am a sewer with average skills who knows 7 little girls ages 8 and under who would benefit if I owned this book! I can’t WAIT to see what wonderful things I can make with all your great ideas and patterns. Thanks for the opportunity! :D

  244. Heather says:

    I love this book!! I was just looking at it on amazon the other day!! Can’t wait to see it!!

  245. Emmmylizzzy says:

    This would be great for my little girl!

  246. Vicki says:

    It looks lik such a great resource, i’d love to win!

  247. Misty says:

    I would love to get my hands on this book! I sew for my daughter, and I’m always looking for new tips!

  248. Christina says:

    My kid is quickly approaching the top size range for this book. It’ll be a sad day when she’s all Big Girl.

  249. kelly jo says:

    This would be perfect for starting some spring sewing for my 3 year old! Love it!

  250. Brooke says:

    Now that I have a little girl. I can’t wait to sew up some adorable outfits like these. It’s so much more inspiring to sew for a girl than little boys.

  251. Amber Paris says:

    such amazing dresses…my 4yo would adore all the frill!!

  252. Sonicka says:

    So cute! I like the idea of a few pieces that I could get really good at making!

  253. What great photos to show off the patterns in this book!

  254. Michele says:

    I’m a huge fan of her blog – it would be great to own a copy of this book.

  255. Amy says:

    Adorable and perfect for my two little girls!

  256. What a cute book! I would LOVE a chance!! Thanks for the continued awesomeness!

  257. Samantha says:

    I would love to get this beautiful book to sew for my daughter. Thanks for sharing your talents & creative insights :)

  258. Eleanor says:

    The book looks awesome- would love to win it!

  259. Bailey says:

    I would love this book!

  260. I think this book looks adorable~~ would love to win it :)

  261. This looks like a great book. With 5 grandaughters, I could put this book to good use.

  262. Pattij says:

    With 4 granddaughters to sew for, I would love this book!

  263. Traci says:

    I am a beginner sewer but would love to try to make these outfits for my two little girls!

  264. melissa says:

    loved your blog for ages! congrats on the book!!!

  265. Katie says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  266. Cherie says:

    Thanks for showcasing this new book – it looks really interesting!

  267. Kimberly says:

    The outfits are so lovely! It would be great to win a copy of the book! Thanks!

  268. Nana (Patty Cowherd) says:

    I LOVE these clothes. I can’t wait to make some of these for my grand daughters, ages almost 2 and almost 5.

  269. brenda says:

    Those dresses would look darling on my little grand-daughter.

  270. I so want this book. It’s right up my alley!

  271. Melissa Manion says:

    This looks like a wonderful way for me to accomplish my hopes for sewing my girls outfits without investing in tons of patterns. I would love to win and show off the results to everyone.

  272. karian wolverton says:

    great photos and beautiful outfits

  273. Kimberly says:

    Congrats to Mary. The book looks great!

  274. Connie Jagolinzer says:

    This would be perfect for my daughter who is a total clothes diva! She loves to put together all sorts of outfits. I think making her a mix and match wardrobe would be fun!

  275. Julie says:

    This book looks great! I love the pictures in it. Almost all of my sewing is done for my daughter. I would love to try some of the patterns in this book!

  276. Courtney says:

    I’m a huge fan of the boutique style for little girls. Count me in for this fun giveaway!

  277. Anna says:

    Those clothes look right up my daughter’s alley!

  278. Pam says:

    Must get this book! I have two little girls who would love those patterns!

  279. ste says:

    This was great to read! I’m very interested in this book and so it was fun to hear more from the author.

  280. Stephanie says:

    This looks like such a great book with so many cute ideals. I would so enjoy making them for my baby girl

  281. Meg says:

    Oh I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. I know lots of cute little girls that would benfit!

  282. Jennifer herrerA says:

    Looks like a lot of fun projects to sew!

  283. monica says:

    I totally need this adorable book, being the mother of two girls under 3 years old!

  284. This book looks really cute!

  285. Ange says:

    Thanks for the Q&A with Mary. I think the idea of using so few patterns to make such amazing clothes is inspiring.

  286. Valerie says:

    So cute! My little girl would love any of these outfits!

  287. Shannon says:

    Oh my gosh – these are gorgeous clothes!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  288. hilary says:

    What lovely pictures adn great ideas it makes me want to make cute girly clothes right now.

  289. yngla says:

    Beautiful style! I´d love to win a copy.

  290. Wendy says:

    This book is now on my gift wish list:) Thanks!

  291. Jenny says:

    i really want to start sewing for my kids.

  292. Suzie says:

    I love that Mary is following in her mother’s footsteps. In my family, it was my Aunt who created. There was nothing she could not make. All me costumes for school plays and fancy dress costumes including a pompadour wig when I was dressed as Marie Antionette. I am now the aunt who creates.

  293. Joan says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  294. Amber says:

    Oh man… I would love this! I’m pregnant with a little girl and I’m dying to make as many as her clothes as I can! I would love to have all these patterns to add to her collection over time! :)

  295. rachel says:

    sounds like fun book!

  296. Heather says:

    would love this!!!! i have 3 girls to sew for!

  297. Jennifer C says:

    Oh love it!!!

  298. Ms Muffin says:

    Oh, the clothes look awesome. I would love to win the book!

  299. so very Cute! Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  300. Becky m says:

    Great interview! Thanks for the chance.

  301. Colleen says:

    I have been following the tour. Love the book. thanks for a chance to win!

  302. christen says:

    Love the twirly skirts shown! thanks for a chance to win.

  303. Vicky says:

    I really like the photographs in this book, especially the cover. Mary’s daughter is beautiful and so are her clothes. Thanks for the chance.

  304. Nina says:

    Five granddaughters under the age of 12; yeah, I would love, love, love to have a copy.

  305. Bernadette says:

    i’ve just had my first girl after two boys and am so excited to start sewing for her. The clothes in this book look beautiful.

  306. Tara says:

    Oh I need really some basic pattern like those

  307. Karen says:

    Wow that looks like a great book for a beginner clothing sewer like me. Thanks for the giveaway.

  308. Karen says:

    Just gorgeous :)

  309. miktha says:

    great book… i love it because it has variation from just 4 pattern.. just what i need! thanks..

  310. Carla says:

    I’ll go first, I guess! I have some little grand-daughters who would look adorable in these darling outfits….thanks for the chance to make that happen!

  311. Louise says:

    Looks like a lovely book.

  312. Monica says:

    … gorgeous… but I have three boys… sigh

  313. Brigette says:

    I love the photo of the pheasant dress and skirt. Good resource to know about for when my baby gets older.

  314. Blanca Torres says:

    Beautiful! just the thing to make for my niece…

  315. Jill B says:

    This book looks great!

  316. Tina Rice says:

    I love this look and am enjoying making clothes like these for my eleven granddaughters under ten years old! I started sewing my own clothes when I was twelve.

  317. Elisabeth says:

    What a lovely book! My little girl would love these clothes as she loves everything frilly, colourful and “princessy”. The book has just ended up on my Christmas list :-)

  318. SaraD says:

    I would love this, to sew for my girls!

  319. Bron says:

    Oh Yes please …what fun could be had with this.

  320. Brooke says:

    I don’t even have girls but I have a gorgeous new niece who I can’t wait to sew for! This book looks amazing. Well done Mary!

  321. Tepary says:

    Oh, this would be perfect. My little girl is full of big style. That last shot, with the blond curls could be her. Well, maybe next year when her hair has got a little longer. What a fabulous giveaway and beautiful book.

  322. Kristy says:

    I’m a bit addicted to sewing children’s cltohes at the moment so this book loook right up by alley!

  323. Whoooa this book look so cool …Little girls sewing with great style …Would like to see more !!!

  324. Genevieve says:

    Those clothes are truly beautiful. Love the innocent look of them. Too many childrens clothes are just miniature versions of adults clothes.

    Beautiful!
    Genevieve

  325. Abbington says:

    With 3 girls under 5, this book would be a great addition to my library!

  326. Sophie says:

    Seems very nice! Can I take part of the raffle despite I am in Europe?

  327. Caitlin says:

    How fun! I would love to sew those clothes for my little girl!

  328. Heidi says:

    oh man, I would love to win this book!

  329. So want this book for my library! Thanks for the chance!

  330. gina snyder says:

    Would love to win this book! I’ve had my eye on it for a couple of weeks now!

    Hugs,
    Gina

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