**This giveaway is now closed - the lucky winner was Julia Bobbin**
As someone with an extraordinarily large number of friends with babies, I'm always on the lookout for cute sewing patterns for little ones. Needless to say I was delighted when Stitch, Craft Create got in touch about joining The Kids Dressmaking Blog Hop with Lisa Lam, especially as they're offering you guys a sweet giveaway to boot which I'll detail at the end.
Lisa Lam is well known for her handbag making empire - U-handbag - but having her daughter (who is the adorable model pictured below) inspired her to try her hand at children's patterns and the results are pretty cute!
The Dance With Me Dress is a sweet and simple design, open to interpretation and creativity so you can really go wild with it. It can also be made as a pretty smock top and comes with a matching purse pattern to boot...too cute for words!
For a funkier edge Lisa has also released the Happiness Halter Playsuit, which is a versatile wardrobe-builder for your lucky tot - you get a playsuit, dress and halter top all in one pattern!
I've yet to stitch either of these patterns up, but the instructions seem easy to understand and comprehensive, with clear pictures illustrating key construction methods. Each booklet also includes foldout full size pattern sheets, which is a huge bonus for anyone who doesn't have a photocopier/printer or hates tracing. The patterns are graded for children between 2-6 years old, so if you're a parent you'll definitely get your money's worth!
Speaking of money, you can save 25% of the RRP if you order both patterns together from Stitch, Craft Create. Or you can leave a comment below telling me which pattern is your favourite and why, for a chance to win a free copy of both booklets! Make sure you leave your email address so I can get in touch if you're the lucky winner. This giveaway is open to all and closes at midnight (GMT) on Tuesday 22 July.