Our Favorite Indie Sewing Patterns + Giveaway: Josephine Tunic & Blouse

on July 17 | in Products, Sewing Inspiration, Sewing Trends | by | with 273 Comments

Our Favorite Indie Patterns series is curated by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. Sara selected 31 patterns from 31 different designers to feature daily all month long, complete with many pattern giveaways. Have fun finding inspiration, and don’t forget to comment to win a new pattern!

Name: Josephine Tunic & Blouse

Brand: Made By Rae Sewing Patterns

Description: A versatile pleated pattern for woven fabrics, Josephine can be cut to blouse or tunic length, made with or without sleeves, with options for side vents and a slit at the front neckline. A belt or elastic casing may be added for a flattering fit.

Format: PDF

Skill Level: Confident Beginner to Intermediate

Techniques Involved: Pleats; optional side vents and/or slit at neck; bias tape binding on armholes (for sleeveless version) and neckline; optional elastic casing.

Sizes: Six sizes from XS – XXL, to fit bust measurements from 32″ to 44″. Each size can be made to fit either A/B or C/D bra cup.

Recommended Fabrics: Woven cotton and linen blend fabrics such as voile, rayon challis, shot cotton, shirting, double gauze, lawn and broadcloth.

Price: $16

Customer Examples:

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273 Responses to Our Favorite Indie Sewing Patterns + Giveaway: Josephine Tunic & Blouse

  1. Mandy says:

    Summer means my daughters and their friends are home, and the best part of the day is just spending time with them.

  2. Jill says:

    Best part of my day is first thing in the mornings when I am the only one up, besides the birds.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Berry picking with the kids.

  4. Amber! says:

    Best part of my day so far? Realizing I have all my chores done so I can sew all day!

  5. Octavia says:

    …watching my son complete his first season of swim team.

  6. Rachel says:

    Hugs and laughter… in the midst of all the craziness of life a giggle and arms around me is the very best part of my day!

  7. The best part of my day was a beautiful goodbye card from my wonderful coworkers. I am leaving my current job to go back to school and getting that “good luck and we will miss you” was wonderful!

  8. Nancy W says:

    I actually have 2 best parts of my day- bringing a smile to someone who needs it and then coming home to my “girls”! Their tails could wiggle off!!! And those kisses!!!

  9. Mon Ami says:

    So far the best part of my day is lying in bed looking at your website, drinking a coffee made by my husband while my kids watch a movie!

  10. Katie says:

    The best part of my day is always the quiet one.

  11. Jess Z says:

    As a SAHM, there are so many parts of my day that I love. Nap time generally means feeding my daughter a bottle and she curls up to me as she drifts to sleep. I also love holding onto her little hands as she learns to walk all around the room.

  12. Sally F. says:

    Best part of my day will be in 15 mins when my head hits the pillow!

  13. kristonlion says:

    best part of my day was making nachos (and eating!) with my BF!

  14. Carla G says:

    Best part of my day is either sewing time or once the kids are into bed for the night. :)

  15. hafza says:

    The best part of my day is when I had dinner with my family.

  16. kate C. says:

    The best part of my day definitely varies. Many days it’s my run. Today, maybe it was finishing my very first QDD and posting on fb.

  17. Jenny L says:

    The best part of my day today was laying next to my almost 4-year old daughter while putting her to bed and listening to her tell me a story about “The Five Little Noses.” Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. jonquil says:

    The best part of my day is when the three grandchildren are first up & about for the day…healthy, food on the table, clothes on their backs, adventures waiting in their eyes :)

  19. krystina says:

    Finishing up a me-made dress and trying it on!

  20. marjolein says:

    picking the kids up from daycare after a day of work <3
    and /or after i put the kids to bed, for some sewing time ;-)

  21. Megan says:

    Putting the kids to bed so I can have some alone time.

  22. Diane says:

    The best part of the day is first thing in the morning when I do yoga or exercise and can be thankful for the day ahead.

  23. Mandi says:

    The best part of my day (so far) was sleeping in!

  24. elizabeth says:

    My morning coffee and kisses and snuggles at bedtime.

  25. Sarah says:

    That moment when you first realize you’re awake, and the morning sun is streaming in your windows, and the day is filled with possibilities.

  26. Heidi G says:

    The best part of today was petting and talking about the animals at the fair with my 2.5-yr-old daughter.

  27. Ybat says:

    I love to read, so anytime I can find some quiet time I read.

  28. Annette says:

    The best part of my day is snuggling with my kids at the end of the day to read stories.

  29. Sarah Annie says:

    The best part of my day is when I get home to my kids and hubby after work

  30. Sarah Morris says:

    Kissing my sleeping babies one last time and then crawling into bed with a good read.

  31. Jody says:

    My morning coffee!

  32. Amy m says:

    The best part of my day is the first cup of coffee in the quiet of the morning.

  33. Ness says:

    The best part of my day is relaxing with my hubby watching tv.

  34. Jackie says:

    The best part of my day is having breakfast with my husband on a lazy weekend day.

  35. Mrs Monkey says:

    When my baby falls asleep after his morning feed and I have my breakfast whilst browsing the internet for lovely sewing projects, whilst wondering whether he will be asleep long enough for me to do the housework AND get to fit in a bit of sewing… ;)

  36. Jenny says:

    Best part is FaceTime with my little grandaughter just before she goes to bed.

  37. Natalie says:

    The best part of my day is when I sew or read about sewing!

  38. Jo J says:

    The best part of my day is a good day when I have so many bad days due to illness.

  39. Jessica w says:

    I got everything done on my checklist and the weekend is just starting which means I should have a lot of time to read and spend time with my husband

  40. Helen says:

    The best part of my day is arriving home after work, knowing my husband and Bernina are waiting for me!

  41. The best part of today was coming home after work and having my dogs hysterical with joy to see me. They always put a smile on my face. Beautiful pattern … love the pintucks!

  42. Lindsay H says:

    The best part of my day is when my preschooler wakes up and comes into my bed to snuggle

  43. Nita says:

    Coming home to the joyous and exuberant greeting from my little dog, Sam.

  44. Mel says:

    Lunch!

  45. Shannon says:

    I love going to sleep. The feeling of the cold sheets when you’re soooo tired.

  46. mel says:

    best part of my day? A cup of iced blueberry coffee handed to me by my hubby every morning!!

  47. Ann Marie says:

    The best part of the day is that first sip of coffee in the morning, or when I go on an evening walk with my oldest son and get to listen to him, to the city, to the wildlife.

  48. Anne Dawson says:

    The best part of my day is first thing in the morning when I have my coffee and breakfast while reading blogs..

  49. Taylor says:

    That little bit of quiet time knitting or spinning while I finish the second cup of coffee in the morning before I leave for work

  50. Bonnijean Marley says:

    The best part of my day is any part that I spend with family or friends.

  51. Wendy says:

    The best part of my day is when I’m working in the garden and the kids are playing/working alongside me.

  52. Diane Wespiser says:

    Favorite time of the day is when I’m out on a walk, breathing fresh air, disconnected from technology and just watching the world. Love your pattern!

  53. Tina Luwig says:

    I love this pattern and would love to make the tunic top. The best part of the day is a leisurely breakfast prepared by my hubby and the morning paper.

  54. jeanine says:

    am I horrible if I say the best part of my day is after bedtime when the house is finally quiet and I get to sew? lol. and toddler cuddles are awesome too.

  55. Carmen N says:

    The best part of my day was getting up early and exercising before work.

  56. Sandy T says:

    Right now at this stage in my life, sitting down to my sewing machine is the best part of my day! :)

  57. Marcia S says:

    There are many “bests” in my day – waking up early and putting on a pot of coffee, reading a good book and working in my sewing room with my favorite music playing and the sun streaming in the windows!

  58. Emily says:

    The best part of my day is going to visit my friend and her new baby.

  59. Melise says:

    The best part is when everybody is asleep and I have finished my work and can finally take a book and read… such a relief!

  60. Lynne Erickson says:

    The best part of my day is when I wake up in the morning. I am so glad and fortunate to be healthy and blessed everyday. So much going on in the world. I try everyday to contribute to something positive to the world even if it is a small gesture. I teach my kids this can make a difference as well!

  61. Michelle says:

    The best part of my day is when I when I walk the dog with my spouse. We talk, we hold hands, we enjoy a beautiful day and everything around us.

  62. auschick says:

    today my toddler was at VBS, and so my friends and I all went out for a quiet brunch by ourselves! (plus my sleeping 6 month old!). It was glorious!!

  63. Karen in VT says:

    Best part of my day is that I get to spend it with my four kids :)

  64. Margaret says:

    I look forward to my first sip of coffee every day.

  65. melwyk says:

    How pretty is this! The best part of my day? Waking up and realizing I have another day ahead! Well, and also that quiet cup of tea when I get home after work, when I’m letting work go and looking forward to my creative practices.

  66. Siobhan says:

    The best part of my day (not including time spent with family) is when the kids have gone to bed, my DH makes me a cup of tea and I get busy with my sewing machine, or catch up with my favourite sewing blogs

  67. Best part of my day is playing with my baby!

  68. Adri H. says:

    The best part of my day is seeing my baby’s smile in the morning. :D

  69. Amy Bourg says:

    The best part of my day : Outside relaxing with a good magazine while the kids play in the hose and ride their bikes.

  70. Laurie says:

    The best part of my day is the stillness at night once everyone is tucked in and I can reflect on the day and plan for the next :)

  71. Jamie says:

    Coming home to my husband and two little girls!

  72. Barbara says:

    The best part of my day is watching my daughters learn new things.

  73. Alana says:

    Walking the dog with family, and sneaking in some sewing :) I’d love to learn to make this!

  74. alana says:

    I love walking our dog with my family and any time I can sneak in some sewing. Great pattern!

  75. Bonnie R says:

    Best part of my day is bedtime stories with my two daughters. And, on the weekends, sewing – of course!

  76. The best part of my day is walking through my gardens, morning coffee with flavored creamer in hand. The cool temps, the birdsongs and the peaceful solitude charge me up for the craziness that ensues.

  77. Amanda says:

    Snuggle time at bed time with my two boys.

  78. Wendy says:

    Best part of my day is taking a swim!

  79. Rachel says:

    Yes, please! I really like Cut Cut Sew’s version.

  80. carolee c. says:

    The best part of my day is after my morning workout – I’m energized and ready to start my day!

  81. Sharon Oliver says:

    The best part of my day is waking up my daughter every morning. She always stretches, turns to me with a great big smile and gives me a kiss. Such a wonderful way to start the day.

  82. Rebecca Headd says:

    Best part of my day is chilling in the afternoon, sun shining through the window sat at the sewing machine or knitting in a dream like state

  83. Jess says:

    The best part of my day is being able to sit down and snuggle with a kid or a dog, my tea, and my knitting at the end of the day and watch some TV with the hubby before bed. :)

  84. Nancy Matheson says:

    My prayer time is my most important time. Time with God settles me and gets me focused for the day.

  85. Carolyn says:

    The best part of the day is when the kids play outside in the evening and we have a great laugh.

  86. Jenn says:

    The best part of my day is anytime I’m sewing!

  87. Anne Dawson says:

    Love the pattern.
    I love my first coffee, followed by breakfast while reading the blogs I follow!

  88. Hayley says:

    Right now – snuggling on the couch with my girls watching Frozen

  89. Amanda Renea says:

    Well, the best part of my day is leaving work! Other than that, it’s whenever I get to get crafty!

  90. Oanh says:

    The best part of my day is when I get into bed. I rather love sleeping: the guarantee of rest, and the promise of whatever tomorrow will bring. Oddly, I also seem to resist going to bed sometimes and just stay up way too late. Like a little kid.

  91. kbo says:

    Has to be daybreak – quiet, cool and I like to see the sky change hues.

  92. Amy Harward says:

    The best part of my day is when my husband comes home from work and we (me and our three kids) tackle him and give him hugs and kisses :)

  93. Reena Kaplowitz says:

    Best part of my day is my afternoon trip down to the beach for an ice coffee and a read under a palm tree and a chit chat with friends that come by…

  94. Kristine J says:

    The best part of my day is when my husband gets home!

  95. Bluework says:

    Best part of the day, sewing in the morning, kids still sleeping. :-)

  96. melissa evans says:

    The favorite part of my day is when my two year old says “hold you” when he wants cuddle time.

  97. Amy King says:

    What a cute and versatile pattern!! I really like it in the tunic length. The best part of my day today was talking with my daughter after picking her up from pre-school. It would be nice to have a pattern for me, since lately all the sewing I do is for her!!

  98. Deece says:

    Cute! The best part of my day is anytime I spend in prayer.

  99. Ali M says:

    The best part of my day is crawling into bed with my partner and snuggling up and drifting off. Partially I really look forward to sleep being over with so I can get up and craft ;)

  100. Diane says:

    Nestling under my husbands arm.
    I have some K. Fassett Shot Cotton just waiting to make the blouse in long sleeve:)
    Thank you for the opportunity to win the pattern…it’s awesome!

  101. Jane S. says:

    The best part of my day is usually crawling into bed, tired and ready for sleep! I am SO not a morning person. :)

  102. Caroline says:

    Spending time outside on a warm summer night…love it:(

  103. Kelly M says:

    The best part of a summer day is waking up and enjoying the cool morning, especially when the forecast is for 100 degrees.

  104. Angela Wicentowich says:

    This pattern is so cute! The favourite part of my day is coming home to my dog and seeing him smile (it creeps people out, but he really does smile!) and wag his tail in his happiness to see me!

  105. Ginger says:

    Outside with my kids

  106. Gina says:

    The best part of my day was planning a suprise for my son and then snuggling with him before bed.

  107. Susanne says:

    The best part of my day is the early morning—sitting on my deck, drinking a cup of tea and enjoying the clean air!

  108. Judi B in VA says:

    The evening when I get to pull out the sewing machine and create things!!!

  109. Michelle says:

    The best part of my day is coming home after a long day at work and seeing my dogs waiting for me at the door – so happy to see me with their big wagging tails :) I can leave work behind and start another part of the day with happy thoughts.

  110. Elena says:

    The best part of my day is waking up! It means I get another day!

  111. Kathleen DeSouza says:

    The best part of my day, is snuggling with my two babies. It happens three times, before breakfast, before nap and before bed. It’s especially great after bath, they smell so sweet.

    Life is lovely.

  112. Anna Gerard says:

    love this pattern. Best part of my day is playing outside with the hose with my boys.

  113. Amy says:

    We’re on vacation in Savannah, Ga. The best part of my day was visiting yarn and fabric shops.

  114. Becky says:

    Best part of my day? An annual trip to IKEA to shop for my classroom AND a few extras for home. LOVE this pattern for dress and tunic and top. Cut and flattering.

  115. angelina says:

    love rae !!!

  116. Joelle says:

    My morning coffee when I am not fully awake and it is cool and still in the house.

  117. Jessie says:

    As cliche as it is, the best part of my day is coming home to my dog and husband. They never fail to make me smile, feel loved, and validated.

  118. Jess says:

    The best parts of my day have been (1) the class I had to take at work for yet another new procedure was taught by someone who was down-to-earth and realistic, not all into making everything absolutely perfect (and impossible) and (2) when I went to get a test done, I got to the clinic early, and they got me in just a few minutes after I showed up – so I was done and on my way home by the time I had been scheduled to have it done. :)

  119. sangeetha says:

    Best part of my day is in the morning when I can watch the sunrise and enjoy the produce that’s in abundant in my garden

  120. jen says:

    Favorite time is when kids are in bed and I can sew!

  121. Lynda says:

    The best part of my day this school holiday week is when I my grandson 6yrs runs to get into bed with me for a snuggle the moment he wakes up :)

  122. Ashley says:

    The best part of my day is when my baby girl greets me in the morning :)

  123. Rita says:

    The best part of my day is before 6am, walking to yoga class; the birds are singing, the air is crisp and clean, and all is relatively quiet.

  124. Laura says:

    My favorite part of the day is seeing my daughter’s face light up when I pick her up from daycare. She’s always got a smile and a hug for me.

  125. Lori M. says:

    Hello, love the pattern the short sleeve blouse with those pleats,,,,great look….My best time of day is the early morning hours, everyone still asleep and I can sit on porch and enjoy my coffee and the rise of sunshine……

  126. Amy Mayen says:

    I have many “best” parts of the day with my daughter. But one of my favorite “bests” is when my husband gets home from work…my little girl and the dog running to the door, and all of us in line for kisses.

  127. Elle says:

    My favourite part of the day is usually when I curl up with read a good book or check my rss feed.

  128. cal says:

    Oh my! Love those pintucks!! Gorgeous detail.
    My favorite part of the day: lunch break= quiet time.

  129. Daisy says:

    The best part of the day is coming home from work to my family and then spending time sewing something for work.

  130. Gail Saunders says:

    The best part of THIS day was taking a big pile of fabric scraps to a kids summer camp and letting them choose the favorites for a project. The even better part was when I showed them how they could tear strips from the longer pieces to make streamers. For 5-8 year olds the ripping of the fabric was powerful and fun!

  131. Lisa says:

    The best part of my day is family time at the end of the day.

  132. Jo says:

    The morning wake up cuggle with my husbeast…..has to be the best part of the day!

  133. Sarah says:

    The best part of my day was making smores with my kids.

  134. Taryn B says:

    The best part of my day is the morning hugs with our three- and five-year-olds. So snuggly.

  135. Gidget says:

    The best part of my day is the morning when its cool eating breakfast outside on the patio with the Hubby.

  136. enerle says:

    I love this pattern!!!

  137. Mama Lusco says:

    Cute pattern! I am driving home from the East Coast and in the 5th state of the day!

  138. Allison Sews says:

    My favorite part lately is when it finally cools down enough to sit at the sewing machine

  139. Alice says:

    The best part of my day is reading a book in bed before falling asleep.

  140. Victoria M says:

    I get to teach young adults to sew super hero capes for children in hospitals. My best part of the day is going to work and seeing the look of pride on the faces of my apprentices and the excitement of the newly little superheroes when they wear their individually designed capes for the first time.

  141. Jessica says:

    The best part of my day is when I get to sit down at my sewing machine. The ultimate “me” time.

  142. Mary Ihla says:

    The best part of my day is when my mail carrier brings me another package of fabric, and I can decide what I create with it.

  143. ParisGrrl says:

    Snuggle time with the cat–I think she has it penciled into her daily schedule.

  144. Judy says:

    The best part of my day is when I can take the time to work on something creative.

  145. Patti says:

    The best part of my day is picking my daughter up from daycare.

  146. Carla says:

    When husband puts the kids to bed and I get to sew!

  147. Antje says:

    The best part of the day is when i take my old dog for a walk in the forest early in the morning. I love to feel the freshness of the new day and to think about what the day will bring.
    Lovely pattern!

  148. mary says:

    The best part of the day has to been when the children are settled and I can sew undisturbed, sadly this is getting later and later!

  149. Taryn says:

    Best part of my day is after dinner. I think it’s because of the full stomach and the after dinner caffeine.

  150. Erin Petty says:

    When I get home from work and get to take a nap! Not every day. :)

  151. Lynn Poulin says:

    The best part of my day is turning on my sewing machine and creating something new.

  152. Debby says:

    The best part of the day is when I get in bed at night with my lighted Kindle and read before going to sleep.

  153. Laura says:

    The best part of my day is getting to daycare and picking up my happy little boy.

  154. Erika says:

    I love this pattern!

  155. Lauren says:

    The best part of my day is coffee in the morning, a walk in the afternoon, or a nice dinner at home.

  156. Amy S. says:

    The best part of my day is when I can snuggle with my kids before they run off to play.

  157. Patricia says:

    The best part of my day today (so far) was a tie dye class with teens at my library.

  158. Andrea S. says:

    The best part of my day is when my kids wrap their arms around my neck and say, “I love you, Mommy!”

  159. Rachel says:

    The best part of my day is when I get home from work and start sewing.

  160. Joanna says:

    Mornings, definitely. I spend a little quiet time reading with a cup of coffee every morning.

  161. Alli says:

    The best part of my day is when I get home from work and my family comes to greet me! :)

  162. San says:

    My morning meditation. It helps me wake up and prepare for the day, and helps me keep my temper in check all day long. I don’t always manage it, but when. I do it helps a lot!

  163. Marci Girl says:

    Sad to say but the best part of my day is the few minutes I lay down to go to sleep and have total silence for the first time that day and have my thoughts to myself before I fall asleep!

  164. Kim says:

    I like mornings, after I have my coffee. :)

  165. Heather says:

    It’s a tie: when my kids first wake up in the morning, and then again when they go to bed in the evening ;)

  166. Cecillia says:

    Definitely the moment I get home to my kids :)

  167. Mary says:

    I’ve seriously been considering buying this pattern!
    The best part of my day is when I pick up my daughter from daycare and she comes running to greet me with a huge smile on her face.

  168. Maddy says:

    The best part of my day will be happy hour on the roof at work this afternoon. I’ve been looking forward to it all week.

  169. S. I. says:

    Drinking coffee on our front porch after dinner with my husband and watching our boys play on the lawn and in the garden. I feel like the richest lady in the world. I REALLY LIKE THIS PATTERN and my brain is overflowing with ideas for it.

  170. Catherine says:

    Depends on the day…sometimes, I would say reading aloud to my boys…and other days I would say when they go to bed. ;)

  171. Rhonda says:

    The best part of my day is spending time with my dog “Cotton”.

  172. Larissa says:

    On weekdays, the best part of my day is at 5:30 p.m. when I’m leaving the office and all of the stuff I *want* to get done are ahead of me, including spending time with my husband & pets & knitting/sewing/painting/etc.

    On weekends, the best part is when I first get to a party, to calls of, “The face painter’s here! The face painter’s here!”

  173. Katie says:

    Best part of my day is hearing “MOMMY!!!” and getting pelted by little bodies when I walk in the door after work.

  174. laura sinkbeil says:

    The best part of my day is reading books with my busy toddler. It’s the only time I can be sure I’ll get cuddles!

  175. Cindy G. says:

    The best part of my day is when I complete a project, be it a cooking experiment, a sewing project or some other crafty adventure, and I can look it over and feel a tremendous amount of satisfaction because I made something from scratch!

  176. Sarah J. says:

    The best part of my day is lunch time- when I can just sit and enjoy my kids at the table (and no big meal to prep like at dinner!). I have been itching to try one of her patterns so thanks for the chance to win!!!

  177. Patricia says:

    Best part of my day is when we are in a pool, or lake, or ocean in the summer!!

  178. The best part of my day is waking up and having the whole day ahead!

  179. Kristin H says:

    The best part of my day is right after I get home from work and get to spend time with my husband and with my cats who are needy for attention and pets.

  180. Lori M says:

    The best part of my day is when I get up before everyone else and can have my first cup of coffee in peace and just enjoy the quiet.

  181. Maaike says:

    Love this pattern! The best part of my day is in the evening, when everything that had to be done is done, and I can sit back and relax (and do a little sewing).

  182. Sarah R says:

    When the kids are in bed and I get some peaceful time with my husband!

  183. Carolyn says:

    The best part of my day is when I am DONE with my morning run.

  184. Michelle says:

    The best part of my day is sipping my tea and petting my cat to start the day. On the days when I help my DD, it is the minute by granddaughter sees me and squeals with delight to see me.

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  185. janice says:

    the best part of my day is when I wake up at 4:30 a.m. and get some serious sewing done before anyone else wakes up!

  186. Katie says:

    The best part of my day is drinking coffee in the morning and catching up on all the blog postings from the day before.

  187. Megan says:

    The best part of my day is after work when I can sneak in some sewing time or relax on the couch watching tv with the bf.

  188. Faith says:

    When my daughter gets out of bed and says “mommy”.

  189. Dita says:

    The best part of my day is waking up and seeing my husband’s face!

  190. Ingrid Echard says:

    Sipping my hot tea without screaming children!

  191. Tori says:

    The best part of my day is when everyone is sleeping (hubby and kids) and I am able to read, explore websites like your own and learn more about sewing. I am a newbie :-)

  192. Barbara G says:

    For me the best part of the day is the beginning! Get up, have breakfast, read emails!

  193. Linda says:

    The best part of my day is reading my blogs…love your blog!

  194. Tracy H says:

    The best part of my day is when I get to spend it with my husband, he comes home from work, we sit down and talk over the events of the day or whatever we want to, just time together.

  195. Ramona says:

    The best part of my day is when I am sewing! Love this pattern!

  196. Lisa says:

    The best part of my day is when I snuggle in the chair with my babies reading books before bedtime.

  197. Isa says:

    The best part of my day must be when I get to go home early and still have some quality time on the sewing machine without worrying about keeping the neighbours awake.

  198. Margo says:

    The best part of my day is reading books with my son before bedtime. Great pattern!

  199. Denise says:

    Love it!

  200. Nikki says:

    The best part of my day is snuggling up with my kids to read before bed.

  201. My favorite part of the day is once my “work” quilting is done and I can play with my own projects.

  202. Bree says:

    The best part of my day is going for a run with my family!

  203. Laurie says:

    The best part of my day is being able to cross stitch and watch Netflix after a long day with the kiddos.

  204. nicola says:

    My favorite time of the day is first thing in morning when I can go for a run or do some sewing before the kids get up and hustle bustle of the day begins. I am definitely an early bird!

  205. Sarah says:

    My favorite time of day is at bedtime when I crawl in bed and read stories and snuggle with littles. I know they won’t ask for snuggles forever so I’m enjoying the moments now :)

  206. Julie says:

    I love mornings– walking my dog, drinking tea, catching up on social media, and planning my day.

  207. Suzie says:

    First cup of coffee with my hubby early in the morning before our crazy days begin! :)

  208. Deanna says:

    The best part of my day is taking a relaxing bath a night before bed!

  209. Diana says:

    The best part of my day is checking the garden with my toddler :) Especially on mornings that feel like this one! The other best part is when I’ve made the coffee just right AND muffins to go with it, but that doesn’t happen every day ;) (P.S. I’ve loved this pattern ever since I saw it–it’s beautiful and on my to-buy-eventually list!)

  210. KeriCan says:

    That first sip of coffee before everyone else is awake!

  211. Ghislaine says:

    The best part of my day is eating dinner with my husband and getting to spend time with him.

  212. Cynthia says:

    The best part of my day is getting up at 5:00 am, before the kids. I love drinking my coffee, getting my blogging work done all while looking at the beautiful view of the Rocky Mountains from my deck.

  213. Teresa W says:

    This is a really pretty pattern!

    The best part of my day is first thing in the morning when my kids are still asleep, or just waking up, and we all climb in bed together and snuggle. They are 5 and 7, but in that quiet moment it’s like they’re my little babes again, all cuddly and warm. It’s a nice way to appreciate each other before the day even begins, and really be thankful for how truly blessed we are to have each other.

  214. Brooke Bristow says:

    Best part of my day is feeling my baby kick inside me. I am a first time mom (after one miscarriage) and I know I am truly blessed everyday because of her.

  215. DreiPunkteWerk says:

    The best Part of this Day is exactly this Hour, because I am completely alone at home – no children, no husband, just me and my Pfaff :-)
    Liebe Grüße,
    Kathrin

  216. I love seeing my girls’ smiling faces everyday.

  217. Angie s. says:

    Since my schedule changes daily, the best part varies. Usually it is when I can relax.

  218. Carolyn says:

    The best part of my day is early evening when I sit outside and listen to the sounds of nature.

  219. Amy G says:

    The beat part of my day is dinner with the hubs after a long day of work. Love that man.

  220. Caroline says:

    Best part of my day is late evening sewing and eating icecream!

  221. Beth says:

    The best of my day is when I get to sit down with my coffee to read.

  222. Heidi says:

    When my husband gets home and I get to watch him and our daughter play :)

  223. Rebecca says:

    The best part of my day is the evening when I finally have time to work on sewing projects!

  224. Persis says:

    The best part of the day is morning, but not too early and after my morning cup of tea.

  225. Allison says:

    The best part of my day, today, was making goo-goo faces at my Vietnamese neighbor’s baby Nina. She was bedecked in tiny gold bracelets, necklace and earrings. I though how lucky I am that I live in a place where different cultures coexist peacefully.

  226. Rachel says:

    The best part of my day is first thing in the morning, when my six-year-old twin boys come to me for a cuddle before we start our day. It is bittersweet because I know they won’t be little boys for much longer…

  227. Anne Maskell says:

    I love this pattern and the first thing I would make would be the sleeveless top. Lately I think the best part of my day is any time my family is with me. Since my husband passed away a few weeks ago I have really learned the value of family and the importance of time spent together. Second to that is my time sitting at my sewing machine. Sewing helps to keep my mind and hands occupied, which is very comforting.

  228. Becky says:

    The best part of my day is when I get to sit down to dinner with my husband and relax!

  229. Chrissy says:

    The best part of my day is that my Sew Caroline Gleeful fabric arrived!

  230. Sarah says:

    My favorite part of the day is sitting down to dinner with my family.

  231. Lynda H says:

    I am definitely a morning person – make a small pot of coffee and catch up with the world on my computer for a couple of hours every morning – I then get busy with whatever needs to be done for the day – I limit my time on the computer so I will keep moving – it is important to keep moving when you get older

  232. Brooke says:

    The best part of my day is the evening…either cooking dinner or sitting on the patio or taking a walk or working in the garden. Love it right at dusk when it starts to cool down and everything gets just a little calmer.

  233. Pam Gutierrez says:

    I like early mornings – quiet “Me” time – with the hungry kitties! ;-) I’d love to win this pattern for a friend with two young girls. She’s a mean seamstress!

  234. Barbara says:

    The best part of my day is when my whole family is sitting at the same table, enoying a meal together.

  235. Linda Pawlak says:

    The best part of my day is morning! A steaming mug of coffee in hand I can dream about all of the things that lie ahead of me throughout the day. Sometimes I can make my dreams come true and sometimes they are just day-dreams. But either way, it is a wonderful way to start the day!

  236. Bekki says:

    Ive just had a lovely afternoon lying on a blanket in the park with my husband. I love to spend time like that!

  237. Sarah says:

    I think the best part of my day is the precious hour of quiet time before my family gets up and the day gets moving. Time to recharge and to get ready for my day. (Or to read blogs!)

  238. Katie says:

    When the kids come and snuggle in the morning, summer is great, no rushing in the mornings.

  239. sarah says:

    the best part of my day is when i wake with my two little ones and have a snuggle and a chat before we get ready for the day ahead.

  240. Joen says:

    The best part of my day is getting home from work and taking the dog for a walk it gives me a chance to unwind a bit and get some fresh air after being inside all day.

  241. Melissa Q. says:

    The best part of my day is when I wake up and one of my son’s is wiggling next to me bursting to tell him about what is on his mind.

  242. Emily says:

    The best part of my day is when I leave work and settle in my big overstuffed armchair with a snack!

  243. Mariez says:

    I have been wanting to sew this pattern for ages!
    The best part of my day is watching a factory tour (how people make stuffed bears) on a Mr. Rogers. Episode with my son and he says the woman at the sewing machine is me.

  244. marilyn says:

    The best part of my day is the evening, after dinner when the glaring hot sun starts to go down and the temperature cools. Oh so very relaxing to be outside.

  245. Mariez says:

    I have been wanting to sew this pattern for ages! The best part of my day is watching a factory tour (how people make stuffed bears) on a Mr Rogers episode with my son and he says the lady at the sewing machine is me.

  246. MiLinda J says:

    The best of my day is when I get a chance to do something crafty. I am newer sewer and yesterday I made jammies for my son which he loved. I am trying to learn to make clothes for myself. This pattern is quite lovely.

  247. Lori says:

    Oooh…I love pin tucks!

  248. Accacia says:

    The best part of my day is when I get to spend time on my sewing or knitting projects.

  249. Tricia says:

    The best part of my day is my first sip of hot hot coffee.

  250. shanna swartwood says:

    best part of my day is sweet smiles and love from my lovely children, all 7 of them.

  251. Melanie C says:

    Best part of my day is when my kids first wake up…they are still a bit sleepy and want to cuddle!

  252. Kim Leavens says:

    The best part of my day…..mornings, coffee, birds singing, breeze blowing, and more coffee, doesn’t get any better than that!! :)

  253. Nupur says:

    The best part of my day is the the very beginning when my toddler climbs into bed with us and we snuggle for a bit.

  254. Amy M says:

    The best part of my day is sitting down to dinner with my kiddos and everyone sharing about their day.

  255. knottygnome says:

    the best part of my day is leaving work and meeting up with my husband walking our dog, Daisy. seeing her tail wag when she spots me always makes me feel good.

  256. Sarah C. says:

    Best part of my day is sharing the the end of my Hubby’s hes in Korea serving in the Military and we Skype in the AM here 13+ hrs there PM so that’s how i try to start each doesn’t always work but i get to see his face a few times a week.

  257. Tas says:

    The best part of my day is that time I get once I have dropped the kids at school and hubby has gone to work and I can allow myself some quiet time with a cuppa while I knit or read or sew…before
    I need to get on with chores.

  258. Cindy says:

    Best part of my day is snuggling with my kid. Thanks for the giveaway!

  259. I love the morning light — and the sounds of the dawn chorus!

  260. Mary Jo Barclay says:

    I would love to make one of thses tunics! Very nice in linen.

  261. Joan says:

    The best part of my day is my early morning walk in the part with my dog.

  262. Tammy says:

    The best part of my day is waking up early to have coffee with my husband.

  263. Audrey says:

    I honestly love every part of the day! So much to do, so little time!!

  264. lesley says:

    walking in the door from a horrible work day to my hubby and two cats greeting me at the door for kisses

  265. cynthia says:

    The best part of my day is lunch!

  266. Annmarie says:

    The best part of my day is right after breakfast, when my husband hands me a cup of cappuccino. For the next 20 to 30 minutes, I look at sewing and crafting websites and blogs, bookmarking all the things I plan to make. This daily ritual adds hope to my day before I hit the textbooks for the master’s degree I’m pursuing.

  267. Corrie says:

    The best part of my day is going into my baby’s room when she wakes up from a nap. :)

  268. Stephanie Woody says:

    I love the beginning of the day when I can drink coffee in silence. ;)

  269. Crystal D says:

    The best part of my day is that I’m a SAHM and get to be home with my 2yo son.

  270. Catarina says:

    In went knitting on the beach! :)

  271. Cat says:

    Spent some time cooking delicious homemade food!

  272. The best part of my day is when the family is all tucked into bed and I’ve got time to sew without interruption! Thanks for the giveaway.

  273. Jessie Hansen says:

    The best part of my day is books with the kids.




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