Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Marmee Dear Skirt Pattern Review & Giveaway!

Marmee Dear is a really cute website devoted to "All things precious and pleasant for the home circle". The "Shoppe" area is where you can purchase all sorts of really neat items-from sewing patterns, to kitchen wares, to cookbooks, flour sack towels, dry goods, childrens items, and assorted gifts.  Seriously, you have got to check out the huge variety of old-fashioned-type items for your home. Marmee Dear even sells custom-made clothing, and talk about some cute outfits for little girls!

Marmee Dear sent me the "Sew Simple Skirts for Mommies & Girls" pattern for review. This is a very easy, simple pattern that turns out a really cute skirt!  The best part is, you basically design the skirt yourself...take your measurements (or whoever you're making the skirt for), and Marmee guides you through a few steps to making the skirt. The skirt has elastic in the back, and a drawstring up front, which really makes for a quick skirt. No fussing with waistbands, zippers, buttons, etc. (Not that I don't like doing those sometimes, but it is nice to have this handy pattern when I don't want to take a lot of time.)  For my first time sewing the skirt, I made it for my little sister. We had just found some really cute material for her on clearance at Wal-Mart, and she really needed a new, this was perfect timing!  Here's the finished skirt:

Very cute, and very fast and easy to make!

Marmee Dear is going to give one of my readers the Sew Simple Skirt e-pattern and a downloadable sampler! One of you will have the chance to make this cute, easy skirt for yourself!

Mandatory Entry:

Go to Marmee Dear and tell me another product you like.

Bonus Entries:

2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once daily. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.

1 entry-Become an email subscriber. Leave a comment telling me you did.

1 entry- Go to one of Marmee Dear's other sites (Marmee's Bread Market or The Homemaker's Mentor) and tell me another product you like or something you learned. 1 entry per website, so if you visit both, leave 2 comments.

This giveaway ends Wednesday, July 15 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.  Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated in any way for this review.  I did receive product for the purpose of review.  All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Marmee Dear website.


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