Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer and mom of two little ones. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
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Simple skirt pattern for little girls: Giveaway!!

I am excited to announce another Paradiso Designs pattern giveaway!

Cheryl and her company, Paradiso Designs, are one of our sponsors who makes great patterns for beginning, intermediate, and advanced sewists and does such a great job of explaining things and making sewing fun.  Cheryl teaches lots of sewing classes and is always learning from new seamstresses like some of you what patterns people want!  She has just come out with a great pattern for little girls, with three skirt options.  Sewing for kids is awesome because it taks so little fabric and they always love what you make!  And the projects go so fast.  It's a great way to get into sewing, or sewing clothing in particular.

Cheryl also has a blog where she shares great tutorials that help you with her awesome purse and clothing patterns.  Check it out here...

Here's some info from Cheryl on this great new pattern:
I am excited to release a pattern for children!  I designed the first skirt for a little skirt for a little one named Harlow, and last year I helped a student design a bubble skirt for her daughter named Cooper.  

A few months ago I was inspired by a skirt that I saw on one of my young students, to come up with the inverted triangle pocket.  Then I knew I had all the making for a good skirt pattern for little girls with three styles to offer.

When I started designing clothing patterns, I liked to call the patterns formulas.  So…the pattern became the 3 Harlow Skirt Formulas. Let me introduce Cooper Harlow, the ruffle skirt, and Betty Harlow, the pocket skirt, and Lucy Harlow, the bubble skirt.  I love the way that Betty Harlow sounded because Betty is a classic name, and my editor came up with another classic Lucy Harlow, which just felt like it “fit”.

Oh yeah, the best part of making all 3 of these skirts…there is no hemming!

The pattern also has a measurement chart of each skirt style, so that the cutting formula for each skirt is flexible to adapt for different sizes.  The sizes are from 12mo-8yrs.

Cheryl is generously offering to give away a skirt pattern to one of my awesome readers!
In order to enter, the rules are:
  • Visit Paradiso Designs and tell me which pattern is your favorite!
  • You must be a follower of my blog.
  • Leave a comment on this post (make sure I have a way to contact you!),
  • and/or share this giveaway: Facebook, Twitter, your blog--tell me about it in a comment on this post!
You get one entry per comment, so if you share this in two or three places, make sure to leave two or three comments! (But only once per venue).

I will announce the winner next Saturday, March 27th (giveaway ends Friday the 26th at midnight)... good luck and have fun shopping at Paradiso Designs!


  1. I've been searching for a new bag pattern and the Anna Bag is perfect! :)

  2. i really like this little girl's skirt. its adorable. but i also like the carry all bag- it looks like it would hold all of my stuff.


  3. & i RT'd about your giveaway (@mianpian)


  4. Wow these are so cute! I just got myself a new sewing machine and would love love love to make a Harlow Skirt for my daughter (for free!)

    And, while I have a minute - THANK YOU for all your great tutorials and ideas. I'm learning a lot and love the styles you share.

    Here's to hoping my number is up!


    miscstadra at hotmail dot com

  5. I also posted about it on my blog!

  6. Love the 3 Harlow skirts! thanks for the chance to win it!

  7. Definitely the Lolita skirt. Very pretty!

  8. I got it now... sorry!
    I love the little skirt pattern! looks so much fun! I can imagine my daughter wearing one!! hope I get lucky.... thanks for the giveaway treat!

  9. Hi!
    My favourite pattern is the Lolita Skirt. Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. I have loved the Lolita skirt - it's just so cute!
    And winning this skirt would help make me the cool aunt :)

  11. Shared on Facebook here http://www.facebook.com/theresa.tilt/posts/198518023504250

  12. I am a follow of your blog as well

  13. Anonymous3/18/2011

    Love your blog and this skirt is so cute!

  14. The Lolita skirt is lovely! Thanks for the chance to win

  15. Lolita is the one!

  16. These skirts are so cute! As is the little girl wearing them! :)

  17. The LOlita skirt is cute.:)

  18. Beverly3/24/2011

    Wow!! What wonderful designs and beautiful fabrics. I have been looking for weeks for a cute little girls skirt pattern. I fell in love with your "The 3 Harlow Skirt Formulas". I have been sewing since I was 16 and after I had my boys sewing was far and few in between with working and their activities. Now I'm back to sewing again; I even bought a new Pfaff sewing machine. My sons girlfriend's daughter loves skirts and dresses and wants me to make her lot of skirts. She saw this one with me and loves it also. I would truly love to have this pattern and sew my heart content.


  19. My favorite pattern is the Anna handbag. :)

  20. Excellent design of the baby skirt.

  21. Great blog, excellent design. Thanx



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