Dude dungarees and a giveaway

Stop press! Little Dress Kits have decided to offer my readers a generous 15% off all kits with this unique code. Simply enter sandw15off at the checkout!

Hooray for summer! It’s been absolutely glorious here in London for the last god-knows-how-many weeks and I’m as brown as an Irish berry which is a lovely sort of off-white colour. Very nice indeed.

It’s been yonks since I’ve updated the old blog and I’d love to say ‘but I’ve been making LOADS of clothes which I want to show you yadda yadda’ but… um…no. I’ve not. In fact I’ve made just one thing, and it wasn’t for me. But that’s ok! Because sometimes we all need a little break (read: if I ever get more than an hour to myself ever again I will try to not to fill it with washing up, laundry, cooking) from the things we love, right? RIGHT?

Anyways, about three trillion years ago I got an email from the lovely Katie at Little Dress Kits, asking if I’d like to choose and make a kit for himself. Did I? Like, durrr. I never turn down a freebie folks (which reminds me – I must mention The List of My Desires – a book I was sent by Orion Publishing because it features a character with a sewing blog in it! Great read actually and I always feel a little bit cleverer when I read a translated novel – what’s that all about?).

Back to Little Dress Kits. Basically the idea is that you receive a full kit with everything you need to make a darling little baby outfit: fabric, notions, trimmings, the works. I chose the Tractor Dungarees Kit as I just loved the brown/olive cord and the little tractor motif. Katie sent me my package immediately but it took me two months to get round to actually making it (sorry Katie!). But on Saturday morning I threw the cats off the dining table, put the son in a cage (not really) and set to work. Took me about three hours from start to finish and I ended up with… these!

It was so so quick and easy to whip these up. They come with adhesive pattern pieces which are brilliant if you’re making wee tiny things and the material is great quality.

Even better news, Katie is offering one lucky reader their very own Little Dress Kit of choice! Simply comment on this post to be in with a chance of winning. Even better, if you like Little Dress Kits on Facebook or follow them on Twitter I’ll give you an extra entry – just let me know in the comments. Giveaway closes Sunday 4th August at midnight GMT and the winner will be randomly chosen using an internet thingummy. Good luck!

And just to make you all go aaaah here are some gratuitous cute baby pics…

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39 thoughts on “Dude dungarees and a giveaway

  1. Oh that really is a lovely lovely pair of dungarees! Great work. And can I just say by way of encouragement that things do really get easier and you just get better at juggling things? My second child has just turned one and it’s rather a rollercoaster in the little years (which can feel like for forever) but really they’re a drop in the ocean. After a hiatus brought on by that particular pregancy & first year here I am back sewing & crafting again (hurray!!). No doubt next time it’ll all falter for a while again but with the benefit of hindsight at least I know things will pick up! I’ve no doubt that you’ll get more and more able to do more things that you love beside caring for your little one :0)

  2. He is so CUTE!! And obviously loves the camera too, you should make him a regular blog model! (The dungarees are adorable but I’m too distracted cooing over the baby…)

  3. Awwww! Such an adorable little feller! And the dungarees look fab, too.

    I have no experience of trying to raise a baby so my words here can be safely ignored, but I will nevertheless say, cut yourself plenty of slack, and don’t think you have to be superwoman. And if you give yourself a(n involuntary!) break from sewing, that’s ok- it will still be there for you when things are easier and time has become less pressured. And it will.

  4. My Mum used to make us Clothkits things when we were kids, much more affordable back then than they are now but we still always stop and look at their stall at the Knitting and Stitching Show for nostalgia’s sake! Would love to try one of these for my baby nephew so thanks for the give away!

  5. So happy to see you are doing well. You won’t believe I was thinking of you last night. Your baby boy is so cute, love those dungarees you made him. I’d love to make some for my nephew

  6. That’s really cute and looks really wearable and practical (which is just what you need 🙂 ). I recently picked up some Clothkits dresses at a bargain price and whilst they are really lovely, I wasn’t overly taken with the quality of the instructions. My cousin has just had a little boy and I think a set of these would look fab – otherwise I’ll be getting out my TNT Oliver + S sailboat top and trousers!!!
    My youngest is now 3 1/2 and I’m only just finding the time now to get down to some serious sewing – although knitting I’ve always managed to do 🙂

  7. Don’t enter me- I made the sweetheart dungarees already. But I had to say how adorable your little bub is. Look at that grin! And I feel your pain on finding time to sew. I have sewn a little lately but I’m about to go back to work and I have no idea where I’m going to fit it in anymore. Here’s hoping it does it better.

  8. our kids are the same age, I remeber reading your blog and waiting just like you. They grow so fast! Look at him, sitting up already! And of course, very cute. Maybe we could have matching dungarees now?

  9. I don’t want to enter the giveaway (I’m sure there are lots of other mamas who would MUCH rather win this kit ;)), I’m just here to comment on OMG CUTE BABY! Lookit how haaaappy he is!! I love him!!

  10. I have several pregnant friends and friends with babies, (my whole facebook newsfeed is baby photos) so i would love to sew one up for them! The Car Dungarees Kit looks so cute! and your baby is precious!!!!

  11. Don’t enter me for the giveaway thanks – my two would never squeeze themselves into those dungarees, however much I might want them to! Just wanted to say LOOK AT YOUR GORGEOUS BABY BOY!!!!! Oh Joanne, he’s absolutely gorgeous and he’s still got his croissant legs! Xx

  12. Oh my gosh, Joanne… you’re totally allowed to take long breaks if you come back with this kind of cuteness LOL. In all seriousness, how you managed to sew something so adorable while taking care of a new little boy (who I’m sure keeps you VERY occupied!!) is beyond me. I have no idea how you mothers do it, but I suspect you all grow an extra pair of arms at some point 🙂

    Well done, glad to see you back 🙂

  13. Aaaw Joanne, your little fella is delightful! He’s such a cherub to look at and clearly a happy one at that! Really glad to hear from you and to know you’re all doing well!xx

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