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Little dress kit review and GIVEAWAY! Woo! (Giveaway now closed)

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little dress kits car dungrarees

When I was contacted a little while ago by Katie of Little Dress Kits for a review, I was delighted*! They’re really cute sewing kits for baby clothes with all patterns, instructions, buttons, thread and material included and what’s best they’re aimed at beginners. I chose the car dungarees, which is a level three (there’s three levels) kit, but Katie assured me it would be fine with minimal sewing experience.

In the end we’ll never know how I would have done with level three, because Dave quite wanted to do it, and of course he knows what he’s doing much more than me so I knew he could get it done quickly whereas I would have taken forever, as I am taking with the Colette blouse. He did a fantastic job of it, it looks so tidy!

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little dress kits car dungrarees little dress kits car dungrarees

Since he did the sewing, I thought I’d get him to write a little review:

The patterns are pre-cut on adhesive backed paper. Compared to traditional pin on patterns these are a revelation: so easy to use (Yes! All sewing patterns should be like that! F). The instructions are clearly written and very easy to follow. The material supplied seems to be of a nice quality as well. I did go off piste a bit and rather than do the double seams described in the pattern I decided to go with French seams. I also used a few tailor tacks to hold the bottom of the lining in place at the end. These alterations were just down to personal preference.

It didnโ€™t take very long to make up the dungarees and they have come out really nicely. Overall, I highly recommend these little kits and I look forward to (hopefully) seeing their collection of patterns expanding and making more in the future.

little dress kits car dungrarees
little dress kits car dungrarees little dress kits car dungrarees

I picked the ‘up to 12 month’ size and as you can see the dungarees are pretty big, so Milo’s got plenty of time to grow into. I might make a pair myself, in which case I would make the legs a bit longer, because on a baby that would fit that width wise, that’s a pretty short length. Though perfect for summer for now!

And now on to the good bit for readers: I’ve got one kit of your choice to give away. Just leave a comment telling me which one you’d pick, and if you like, who’d you’d make it for! I’m nosy!

I’ll leave this open for two weeks until 7 August. (Update: It’s now closed)

In addition to this, Katie is offering 15% off everything for two weeks with code franca15.

You can find Little Dress Kits on Facebook and Twitter.

And yeah, I know, excessive repetitive Milo photographs! He was being exceedingly cute that day and I couldn’t choose!

* for some reason I’ve recently started using this word. It’s so fun!

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  • Jane 24 July 2013, 8:08 am

    Those are so cute – I remember making something similar for my son, Sam, who is now 21.
    There must be a sewing vibe in the air. Inspired by Vintage Vix I bought a halter neck dress pattern from ebay last night.
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  • Biba 24 July 2013, 8:37 am

    You have one absolutely and utterly gorgeous little boy!
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  • Blond Duck 24 July 2013, 11:14 am

    What a cute little outfit!
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  • Steph 24 July 2013, 1:11 pm

    These are awesomely cute. I reckon the kit sounds like something that even I could do. Do you think a total beginner could do the level 3? A few of my friends have just had babies and it would be ace if I could make them something.
    Now she just needs to make these kits for adults as well ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Franca 25 July 2013, 6:55 am

      I’m not sure, obviously I didn’t sew them myself, but I reckon so, you’d just need to take your time! I guess the most difficult thing will be the turning inside out of some parts, because everything is baby sized. The bit where Dave did the different seam, I can see if I’d done it there might have been some bunching. But even with that, you’d still have an awesome pair of dungarees! And if you’re worried, you could always pick the waistcoat.

      • Steph 25 July 2013, 11:34 am

        Thanks! I think the waistcoat looks so cute. Good idea, start with the waistcoat and work up to dungarees I reckon. I think the waistcoat would be awesome for my mate’s wee boy Harris.

        Steph
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  • Hannah J 24 July 2013, 6:10 pm

    I’d want the Little Waistcoat kit and I’d make it for my son. It’s so cute!

  • Jen 24 July 2013, 9:22 pm

    He is a seriously cute baby! Nice outfit, too.

  • sister 25 July 2013, 4:50 am

    Die Hose passt richtig gut zu meinem knuffeligen, schnuffeligen Lieblingsneffen.
    Eine gute Wahl hast du getroffen.

  • eeny 25 July 2013, 7:51 pm

    milo is so cute. and these pants are adorable on him.
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  • Sarah 26 July 2013, 1:08 am

    Oh that baby!

  • Luthaisea 30 July 2013, 1:34 pm

    Oh how sweet! I’d totally go for the Sweetheart Dungarees Kit and make it up for my friends who are expecting a little girl in September ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • MarieAnge 30 July 2013, 3:06 pm

    I’d go with the dungarees for my grandson!
    He would look adorable in those ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Susan K 30 July 2013, 3:16 pm

    Adorable! I haven’t had much time for sewing lately but maybe I will over the next 10 months.

  • viviane 30 July 2013, 6:34 pm

    What a handsome little man in an adorable outfit. I would try out the tractors dungarees kit for my little sunshine Julian. I bet just as milo did in the car dungarees he would look so cute in it. Continue to enjoy motherhood and this inspiring, interesting and often ‘making me smile’ blog!xx

  • Emily 31 July 2013, 8:12 am

    Good job Dave! They look great ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’d make the sweetheart dungarees for my neice who is currently in the process of being made!

    x

  • Orla 2 August 2013, 6:35 pm

    Those dungarees are so cute. I reckon the tractor version would look adorable on my godson, who’s almost as smiley as Milo!

  • Sarah Davies 6 August 2013, 2:09 pm

    My little friend, also called Sarah, would love me to make the Little Nurse Apron for her. She loves dressing up.

  • Zoe 7 August 2013, 7:34 am

    I would make the Level 1 Christmas sack for my new baby niece due in October, would be an excellent first christmas present and something she could use forever (I still use my childhood christmas sack now at the age of 28!)

    http://www.littledresskits.co.uk/product/personalised-christmas-santa-sack-kit/

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