Friday, 8 July 2011

.BIG Sprout.

I know many of you have been dropping hints that you would like to see Sprout in the bigger size range.  Well, the wait is over - now you can get sewing some winter dresses for your bigger girls!
  
Big Sprout caters for girls from 6-10 years.  And to be honest, I think I prefer it on older girls than younger ones.  It looks very chic with some tights and a pair of boots.  Check out Karen - my pattern tester's - daughter below.  Isn't she gorgeous!  Hmmm...makes me think some Sprout dresses for the Mumma's might not go astray...what do you reckon?
Sprout is a dress designed for winter...fully lined with flannelette, snug side pockets and a hood.  However, if you wanted to line it with a lovely cotton voile or another layer of cotton fabric, it would work just as well for a light weight dress too.
 

Sprout is a favourite in our home - both for Lil and myself.  She likes it because it is a dress (with a hood!) and I like it because when we go out in the icy cold 12 degree days we have been having this week I know that she is still toasty and warm.
 
Just like all of my "upsized" patterns, LITTLE Sprout caters for sizes 6 months-5 years.  BIG Sprout is exactly the same design, only the size range for this pattern is 6-10 years. 
You can find out fabric requirements for Big Sprout on my website.  If you have a store and want to stock this or any other Make It Perfect pattern, contact Creative Abundance to place an order.

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


I'm giving away a copy of Big Sprout to one lucky reader - leave a comment on this post to be in the running!
(Giveaway will close Wednesday 13th July and winner will be drawn via a random number generator)

56 comments:

Jill said...

What a cute dress!

Kristie said...

I love the dress with a hood. Unique and warm. I would love to make it for my girl. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Cindy said...

I'm so happy that the Sprout dress is now available in the bigger size range!!! I'd love to win one but I'll be purchasing it if I don't!

HappyGirl said...

What a beautiful dress! I would sure love to win a copy, but will be purchasing the smaller one for my almost one year old!

Dianne said...

My sister-in-law was just saying yesterday how hard it is to find modest winter dresses for her 5-year-old. This would be great for her!

diannelovelock AT gmail dot com

Pilgrim Days said...

very cute!!!

rachandcarl said...

id love to make big sprout for my daughter!

tara said...

How wonderful. I have 3 girls, 6 plus. Love bigger sizes.

memmens said...

I love this dress, my girls had dresses with hoods when they were little and now this big size would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.

Sue said...

oh my big (little) girl would love one of these made for her.

Princesses in waiting said...

I would love a copy of the big Sprout Pattern. Your Little Sprout model is my neice, she is just too cute. I resently bought a little sprout design at a craft market for a friends daughter so nice to be able to make it myself.

Sew Happy Jan said...

Toni, once again you have "Sprouted" another "Big" idea. :)

Emily said...

Ooh it's so cute!!!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

Love it! And you have the cutest models!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kristy said...

I think an adult version would be fantastic!

Adin B said...

Those are some lovely winter dresses. So cute! I can't wait to make some cute dresses for my little girl. I am due this November and this would sure be cute to make even for a newborn. I think! :)

Adin B
myholypondhill(at)yahoo(dot)com

The Hungry Crafter said...

YAY!!! And yes. yes. yes. on a Mumma dress :)

Brea said...

So Perfect for my 6 year old! I stuggle to find gorgeous patterns to make her winter outfits!

Domestic Artisan said...

I love it! Would love to win a copy please, and a BIG YES to mamma sizes! I would live in these for Winter! Thanks Toni : )

Emma Fitzsimmons said...

Oh my!! This would suit my 7 year old to a tee!!!

Michelle said...

How adorable!! I would love to win. Thanks :) Michelle Z
mzanfardino(at)nc.rr(dot)com

Annie said...

oooh, cute! I would love to win. I have 9 nieces that would all look cute in this!!

Melisa said...

yes please! I would also love this in mummy size too!

Little Munchkins said...

My daughter will be 6 next year so we would need the Big Sprout then. Would love a chance to win this too!

Melissa said...

Lil is so lucky to have you make all those lovely clothes for her!
And who doesn't love a giveaway! xx

Paula said...

Please put me in the draw my big little girl would love it. Paula

Jess said...

would love to win the BIG SPROUT for my 6 year old daughter. she loves dresses! great giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Hey Toni, I remember I suggested a long time ago that an adult size would be so great. I love it because it would hide all the flab and would be so warm with tights and boots. I will keep my eye on you for when you bring 'that' pattern out. It may be the first pattern that I would buy. Looking foward to seeing it in the future.
Love Auntie Lorraine.
xxx

LionessLady said...

Love this dress - big and small. I really like that is has the hood and pockets - even girls like to collect things!

Claire said...

Yay! I was hoping a big spout would come along soon! Claireebianchi(at) yahoo. com. au

Claudia said...

YAAH! Thanks for doing the Sprout pattern in the larger sizes, and I'd LOVE to see it in mom sizes too! I would love to wear one!

fiatcat said...

Would love to win a copy of big sprout !! Thanks for the giveaway X

sarah G. said...

i just made a little sprout for my little girl. now i'd love to make one for my big girl!
sarahgyger(at)yahoo(dot)de

mosea28 said...

I've been looking at 'spout', but the girls in my life are older than 5, so a 'big spout' patttern would be great in my house!! thanks for the opportunity!

Kerry said...

I would so like to win this! Thanks for the chance! :)

Mommy of 3 said...

Great giveaway!

Kristi said...

This would be perfect for my little girl who will only wear dresses or skirts...

Bishty said...

I am delighted that this now comes in bigger sizes. Do you think it would work made up in towelling (perhaps without the lining) as a beach cover up? (hope I win!)

stefanie said...

I love this design!! I want to make one for my niece.

mc said...

love! love! this pattern!!

Amber said...

LOVE this! how cute, wish my daughter would wear dresses... good thing she has a younger cousin who is a girl!

Christie said...

I'd love this pattern, so sweet, thanks for the chance to win!

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

OH please, please pick me! I was just searching for the perfect winter dress pattern and this is it!! I want to make it for my daughter's birthday next month -she'll be 6.

ohangelina said...

toni i love your blog. thanks for all the goodies! xoxox

ren said...

OH! I'm just so obsessed with hoods and this dress is d.i.v.i..n.e! Love it!

Jenn said...

Those are ridiculously cute!! I'd love to make a summer and a winter version in the big girl sizes.. I know some cuties that would wear em with style

Jemima said...

How sweet - now my big girls can have one! Will definately have to get my hands on this pattern.

Kirsten said...

perferct for the girls who INSIST of wearing dresses no matter what the weather!!!

Bonnie said...

I hadn't thought of making a dress for my 10 year old but I think this pattern would be great for her. :)

Julie said...

Love this ! Thanks for the giveaway!

Cherie said...

Just gorgeous, would love to see one for the mumma's! Hugs Cherie

Nell said...

This looks perfect for the cold rainy Adelaide Winter we are having - is it easy to make? I am a pretty basic sewer when it comes to finishing clothes LOL Think I am going to need both patterns (18month old and tall 7 year old!)
Love your book too!

sew happy Stacy said...

I can definately think of a few big girls that would love me to make them one of these dresses. It would be great to get a jump on tbeir winter clothes.

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness I have just been blog hopping and discovered your blog. This pattern would be absolutely perfect for my little girl who has just turned 4 (but wears age 6 - so tall, and a twin at that!) I would love to get a pattern - anywhere in the UK stock your patterns?

Anonymous said...

I have two big girls and would love a Big Sprout pattern!

I made my daughter a nightie using the Cupcake dress pattern from your book, with matching bloomers using the Fancy Pants pattern (with frills). So pretty and soft in Heather Ross' Far, Far Away fabric.

Love your work :-)

Amanda

amanda.hirschausen at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

What a cute dress!! This would be a really cute mommy daugher dress if you had a mommy size too. love96714@gmail.com

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