Monday, 19 July 2010

.New pattern...BIG Uptown Girl!.

This Giveaway is now closed - feel free to share your comments with us though...we love to read them :)

Remember back in April when I asked for your feedback about releasing Make It Perfect kids patterns in bigger sizes? It seems that the need is out there - I had heaps of comments and emails asking for lots of my patterns to be released in bigger sizes...you spoke and I listened :)

And then when I got an email from my friend and pattern tester, Karen a few weeks ago asking me if I was going to up-size Uptown Girl for this winter because she wanted to sew jackets for her older girls, the pressure was on ;) It was just the motivation I needed to get my act together and do some re-drafting and pattern writing.

So, without further ado...due to popular demand, the Uptown Girl jacket you love is now available in larger sizes!!!

I've tried to keep things as clear as possible and am hoping there won't be any hiccups along the way...this is how the new sizing will work:

The old/original Uptown Girl pattern remains the same, but will now be called LITTLE Uptown Girl - including sizes 6 months - 5 years.

The new pattern, BIG Uptown Girl is EXACTLY the same jacket design, only the size range is 6 years - 10 years.


Little Uptown Girl and Big Uptown Girl are two separate patterns, both featuring the exact same design, for two different size brackets. To avoid confusion about the pattern design, I have decided to keep the same cover picture for both patterns. Got it?!

So, you mothers, grandmothers, aunties and friends with older girls to sew for can get cracking on new winter jacket sewing!


And, yes, I do plan on up-sizing other kids patterns in my range from time to time...if you have any specific requests, please send them my way as I am more likely to up-size a pattern if I get a decent amount of people asking for it.


You can find out fabric requirements for Big Uptown Girl on the website. If you have a store and want to stock this or any other Make It Perfect patterns, contact Creative Abundance to place an order.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Big Uptown Girl for yourself, they should be popping up in retail stores very soon. Ask your favourite store to get one in for you!

As this is technically a new pattern release, I'm going to be giving away a copy of Big Uptown Girl to one lucky winner! Leave a comment on this post to be in the running! For a bonus entry, post about this giveaway on your blog, then come back and leave another comment telling me you have blogged about it. Easy!

(Giveaway will close Friday 23rd July and winner will be drawn via a random number generator.)

78 comments:

Mormishmom said...

It is so super cute! I think I'm going to need to make one of these for the Fall!

Rose said...

Oh awesome. I was so sad when I made my daughter the uptown girl jacket to find it too small for her. Now I can make another that will fit :) I love this jacket, so warm yet so feminine, perfect for my little girl :)

Theresa said...

this is a fabulous jacket!!! Too bad it's not sized for me...maybe my girls could fit in it? They're a bit older (11 and 13), but I'm sure they could squeeze in...

Martha Carolyn said...

I love this jacket design! And your fabric choices make it look that much cuter. :-)

Leah said...

Lovely! And conveniently, my daughter just turned six...

Milkshake Baby said...

Oh so cute! I have a 5 year old and she would go nuts over this! I'm thinking Christmas present!

littlebetty said...

I would love to win - I love your patterns!

Tara said...

I'd like to request that you upsize that beautiful jacket to fit grown-ups!!

Valerie said...

This is adorable! I think I DO need one for fall-or winter here in Florida.

brissmith said...

Love it! I have two boys but would sew one for one of my nieces who are in your new sizing range. A grown-up version of this would be terrific! Susan

krmccord said...

Oh, this is adorable!! I hope I win!

krmccord said...

I blogged about it!! I really hope I win:)
http://krmccord.blogspot.com/2010/07/pack-n-play-giveaway.html

ange_moore said...

Gorgeous jacket and perfect for older girls too!

Melissa said...

This is great news! My seven year old is going to be very excited choosing some fabric!


melissab@insightsystems.com.au

Caitlin said...

I have two younger siters who would love this jacket - Please enter me!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

I made the little uptown girl jacket for my daughter last winter. I love it. I would love to have this pattern on hand for when she is bigger!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

I blogged about your giveaway.

rebekah said...

very cute!

rebekahricker@yahoo.com

rebekah said...

I blogged.

rebekahricker@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Ooh, this is great. I have one little girl and one big girl and these would be so great for the fall.

Melissa said...

Theres no stopping you, as always! Love it! xxx

Cass said...

Yay Toni that's great. There are definitely not enough patterns for that age group.

Lexie said...

Love this pattern, hoping to make up the smaller size pattern for my girls and if I win the bigger pattern I will make for my nieces! Love reading your blog... always inspiring. Here's a link to mine plus comment ;)
http://periwinklegirl.blogspot.com/
Lexie

Megs said...

Great timing! My daughter is in the 5 at the moment and now I can make her new ones for next winter! Fab!

Jamie Council said...

I just love this jacket and will be attempting to make it for my daughter for winter.
And I agree that an grown up version would be fabulous because I would love my own.

Kylie Coe said...

It's great to see that your going to upsize some of your patterns. Our 8 year old would love that jacket.
Kylie Coe

Lisa said...

I've just bought a copy of the little uptown girl jacket for my 2 yr old twin daughters but I also have a 5 yr old daughter and it would be great to make a jacket for her in the larger size. I love your patterns. I've made the bloom tunic and shorts (pics are on flickr) and I'm just making the hooded dress for the winter in Canada at the moment. I fear they wont be able to wear it outside in the snow but it will still look great in the house!

inday_adin said...

I love it! I wish I have a baby girl so I can make some of these. Well, maybe I can two of these for my friends. Sounds good! Thanks for sharing. :)

Kelly said...

oh Yay..I was just thinking about trying to upsize this pattern for my 6 year old twins.

Yana said...

i love this pattern and i would be thrilled to win it :)

Karen said...

Hooray for you Toni - glad the encouragement helped!!
You are truly a Super Woman!
I've already put in my vote to see a "Big Sprout" next year.

Anonymous said...

My daughter would love this pattern now it it in her size. It is such a lovely jacket. My daughter and I would love to win a copy. Amron8

Sylvia F said...

Fantastic I can make the jacket for my daughter who is 10 she will love it.
Sylvia F :)

Emily said...

Love this jacket!

Cricket said...

I would love to make an uptown jacket for my older daughter. Younger one, too, come to think of it.

beccasauras said...

Yep, would love to try this pattern, haven't made a coat yet! Thanks for the chance.

barb's creations said...

One of the mum's from where I work made this jacket for her daught.No experience sewing clothes and she did a fabulous job!She's inspired me to have a try.
I'd love to win the pattern so I can also attempt my first try at making clothes for children :) Barb.

Miss Amy said...

I am absolutely so excited about this. I havent bought the pattern previously because my daughter was too big. And your patterns are just so easy to follow I think this will be just perfect for me to make her a jacket :) Its still going to be cold here for AGES so Im safe :p

Anonymous said...

Fantastic. I love the jacket thought my super tall 5 y.o wouldn't fit into it. Now I can make one for her. Thanks for the chance to win
kerrie_baas@hotmail.com

MARYNAN said...

Trudi, I do love the Uptown Girl jacket, and thanks for making it larger sizes.

Maryanne

rachandcarl said...

i'd love to try this on my big girl!

Samantha said...

Oh I am sooo excited. Now I can have an uptown girl for both my girls. Yes please some more upsized patterns soon. I would love the pyjamas and pinny #2.

Anonymous said...

My little uptown girl is now a big uptown girl so I need to win to make a cute jacket that fits! I just packed those jeans away for Isla! Has she really grown that much :( Linda xxx

marzyl said...

Ooh - so yummy! I have 2 nieces who would love to parade around in your creation. Thx for the chance to be a part of this and congrats on the pattern launch!

Little Munchkins said...

Woohoo! I know this one will be very popular.

Alison said...

I love the bigger sizing! Please pick me, I've got 3 girls who will love it!!

Ghislaine said...

It never occurred to me to make a jacket for my little girl until I saw this on And So I Sew!

Selina said...

Good thinking 99! ;)

craftlicious said...

this is so cool,i m sure my DD would look so chic in this jacket.perfect for back to school.

hugs
Shahana
craftlicious[at]gmail[dot]com

Sarah said...

These are so cute! I'd love to win!!

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

the woodwards said...

I love it!! and i want to make one!!

edyB said...

My little ggd would love a jacket or three from this pattern! Cute!

* said...

Another great creation, great idea to make it for bigger girls! Just wish I didn't have such BIG girls or I could attempt to make them one.

Suzi said...

Gorgeous! Love the jacket, so happy you made a larger version. Thanks!

Christie said...

I have a big girl who I am sure would love an Uptown Girl jacket of her own!

Anonymous said...

yes please! I have made your little uptown girl jacket and I love it and my daughter gets compliments on it all the time. I would love to be able to continue to make it in different variations as she gets older.
Thanks for the chance.
Johanna

Hannah said...

super cute pattern! Would love to make this!

marnie said...

Good work Tone! Adults size next? hint hint!!!!!! xx

rosessimone said...

Hooray! My girl is seven and I love this jacket.

mayzesimone@hotmail.com

carmel said...

o this is my favorite pattern of yours!
im so happy that its for big girls
ny daughter will be 7 next monthe
thanks!

carmel said...

and i blogged about it
thanks!

Denise said...

I have 5 girls! I have been wanting to make the 3 youngest this jacket...and one of them will need the Big Uptown Girl! Hope to win!

Ems said...

Hooray, my now big girl is gonna love this :-)

Ems said...

Hooray, my now big girl is gonna love this :-)

Monkeys in my pocket said...

i love this jacket and now in a bigger size means i can make it for my neices - 6 and 7yo! Yay

Teek said...

I was checking this pattern out last week only to find no sizes for my girls who are 7 and 8 :-(..
Oh how excited I am now.......
Thanks for your generous give away
Tanya

Amber H. said...

Okay, that's a super cute jacket! Looks like it wouldn't be that difficult to make either! I'd love to win the pattern.

Christy said...

Amazing! I just found your blog and I am in love with this pattern. My daughter would love to have this jacket for back to school.

Tammy said...

Great news, now I need to order myself the pattern.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Yay! I made this jacket for my daughter this spring out of a vinyl tablecloth so it's a raincoat. (Pics here http://pinksuedeshoe.com/2010/06/01/one-little-raincoat-check/ ) I just found your blog (you have a blog! Yay!) and I am loving everything you've got on here, so cute! But this pattern is awesome. I think everyone should have one, or two :o)

pinksuedeshoe said...

I just blogged about your awesomeness here.
http://pinksuedeshoe.com/2010/07/22/new-pattern/

momto2wasd said...

That's great! There are a lot of patterns for girls that just don't go up big enough in size.

Annie said...

That jacket it fabulous. I would love to make that for my 8 year old daughter :)

Anonymous said...

What a cute jacket!
sang(at)gci(dot)net

VirginiaRose said...

So cute! I would love to make it for me niece!

Little O Studio said...

Am I too late to comment - hope not, would love to be in the running to win one of your patterns!

Colleen said...

I love the pattern! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

Daniela said...

Has anyone made this in the bigger sizes? My daughter is 8 but she is big, she currently fits into size 11 jackets from pumpkin patch. I bought this pattern and traced the size 10, but it does not look big enough. Would hate to cut $50 worth of fabric only to find it doesn't fit, so would appreciate some advice.

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