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It’s time for our second annual Holiday Giveaway Calendar! Everyday in the month of December we are giving away an amazing prize! It’s super easy to enter, just leave your comment answering the bolded questions below by noon EST 12/13 and TWO lucky winners will be chosen at random from all eligible entries!

Today, enter to win a 3 patterns from amazing children’s clothing designer Oliver + S!

After the birth of her daughter, designer Liesl Gibson had the opportunity to take some time away from her job at Tommy Hilfiger. During her maternity leave, she started shopping for sewing patterns for her new child. “I wanted to make some unique clothes for her,” Gibson says, “but the only children’s patterns I could find were the same ones I used to sew for my niece several years before. The designs lacked style, the instructions weren’t clear, and the sizing didn’t match what you found in ready-to-wear children’s clothing.” Frustrated and wanting more, Gibson used her professional training to launch Oliver + S. When she debuted her first season’s line of sewing patterns for children’s clothing in 2008, the classic styling, the quality of the instructions, and the accurate sizing immediately set the company’s patterns apart from everything else in the market. Oliver + S now has over a dozen styles in print and growth plans that will take the company in exciting new directions. For this giveaway, Oliver + S will provide two winners with their choice of any three patterns from the company’s line.

To enter, just leave your comment answering this questions by noon EST 12/13:
Do you ever sew for children and, if so, whose (yours, a relative’s, a friend’s, etc.)?

We want to congratulate singultus on winning yesterday’s $100 voucher from Tessuti Fabric! Her comment was chosen at random from all eligible entries. Thanks to everyone who entered and good luck in today’s giveaway!

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    Dec 16, 2009, 06.04 AMby hhejjas

    I have just started sewing…..so until I have gotten a little better I will just be sewing for myself :)

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    Dec 14, 2009, 04.59 PMby sarahelizabeth

    I sew for my neighbors children :)

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    Dec 14, 2009, 07.18 AMby demanieshs

    I love to sew for my kids- Megan , who is 7 and Matthew, who is 5. The most recent thing I made was a high school musical cheer uniform for Megan. What fun!

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    Dec 14, 2009, 03.08 AMby cowboysurfer

    I love to sew and sew for my daughter almost 2 years, niece 1, and 6 as well as friends. I love Oliver + S patterns!

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    Dec 14, 2009, 01.01 AMby ainslaw

    I don’t have any little people to sew for! Give it a few years though, and I imagine they’ll start popping up. :)

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    Dec 13, 2009, 08.24 PMby sarabclever

    Absolutely! I am learnign to sew and my toddler is my guinea pig. He doesn’t care, it’s quick to sew children’s things, and much less pressure because it’s less expensive, etc. Plus, I love making things for him!!!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 07.54 PMby supergirl2000

    I sew for my little boy when I can’t find what I want for him in the shops.

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    Dec 13, 2009, 05.59 PMby just-fee

    I sew toys and clothes for my nieces, the youngest is nearly one, which gives me freedom to play around with colour and texture!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 05.38 PMby susisonne

    I just made a cute dress for a friends little daughter

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    Dec 13, 2009, 05.25 PMby gardnwest

    I sew for my own children and close friends’ babies, too.

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    Dec 13, 2009, 05.11 PMby lunatepetal

    I’ve sewn a few clothes for my daughter. it is so hard to justify to spend all the time and effort, in addition to materials, for something she grows out of so quickly… but it is so much fun to make clothes for her, and hse gets lots of compliments from everyone too! so this would give me an oppotunity to sew her more clothes, and she can probably wear them for a wey years at least :)!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 05.10 PMby susieq3123

    I have 2 beautiful granddaugters who I luv to sew for.

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    Dec 13, 2009, 05.02 PMby doarkface

    I don’t, but lately i’ve been really wanting to try it!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 05.02 PMby kwolek21

    I love to sew toy animls for children. I have given a few away thrift stores and some to my children.

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    Dec 13, 2009, 04.41 PMby lwolff22

    Yes, for all my little ones, who are now starting to get too old to sew really adorable clothes for, and my new nephews, too…

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    Dec 13, 2009, 04.25 PMby eyeofthebeholder

    Even though I am 1 of 10 children, I’m the only one without kids—and I have more time to sew—I sew for my nieces and nephews

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    Dec 13, 2009, 03.40 PMby mcgjean

    I sewed for my three kids who are college age, and now I have the second opportunity to sew for three nieces who are just starting gradeschool.

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    Dec 13, 2009, 02.12 PMby thebananafairy

    I sew for my two boys age 6 and 1… well I did when I had a machine. I’m hoping my husband will buy me one for Christmas! when I have another machine I will also be sewing for the new baby on the way (don’t know the gender yet, but I can sure make some nice yellow and green overalls ;)

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    Dec 13, 2009, 02.05 PMby cwheeler

    Oh, I’d love to add these to my collection. I made the Tea Party dress and sunsuit for my two kids for their birthday this year—such nice details, and so well written/designed. I love them all!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 01.36 PMby llericabean

    It seems I am constantly sewing for children. I have a boy who is 3 and a girl who is 1 1/2. I always have a pile of projects that I want to sew. I can never catch up! I love the Oliver + S patterns, I am just finishing the school days jacket for my little girl. I would love to have more of them!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 01.06 PMby bttn

    I started to sew two months ago, after my daughter’s birth. My first project was her sleep bag, and I’m already planning to sew many other cute cloths for her.

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    Dec 13, 2009, 01.05 PMby dayodestin

    I’m currently planning a project for my niece and soon a nephew. It should be good practice before sewing for my own kids some day.

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    Dec 13, 2009, 12.28 PMby toyota888

    I sew for my three kids – generally using O&S patterns. They are really very cool and I’ve learned to sew using them. I would highly recommend them to new sewers, starting easy of course. You’ll be surprised how quickly you get onto the hard ones though.

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    Dec 13, 2009, 11.58 AMby permenjahe

    I always sew chid clothes. I sew for my 2 girls

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    Dec 13, 2009, 11.29 AMby jules87

    I don’t sew childrens clothes, i’ve only just started sewing things for myself!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 10.40 AMby kat21

    There is pretty much only one child I sew for and that is my cousin’s daughter. She turned 3 this year. She is the only child in our family so far so I satisfy all my kid sewing urges by making her stuff.

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    Dec 13, 2009, 10.39 AMby stellacadente

    I promised to sew for a friends daugter, I think it will be fun, but haven’t sewn something so small until now. So I’m kind of excited.

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    Dec 13, 2009, 10.01 AMby belit

    I’ve sewn for my friend’s daughter, a skirt ana softie only, so it could be great to win the patterns!!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 09.41 AMby thusholt

    I like to sew for my siblings. They’re in the age of 14 to 4 so there’s a lot of different things i can sew!

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    Dec 13, 2009, 08.19 AMby rre

    I sew for my 15 month old…i have leopard print leg warmers waiting to get finished and boys flannel turned into a cute stylish jacket…I love it!

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