Apple Orchard Overalls GIVEAWAY!!!! CLOSED.

August 21, 2008

applesI bought this adorable fabric at Purl Soho. It was the first thing I've ever bought from them. I've ogled over their fabrics for a while now but just couldn't bring myself to pay for shipping. I hate shipping. It's often more expensive than the fabric itself. How is that fair? But with these little overalls, I had something very specific in mind. And after many disappointing trips to three local fabric shops, I know better than to waste my time. So after some pre-planning I bought this and I have to say I'm very pleased with the result.

Ideally, I wanted to find a brown fabric with a white swiss dot pattern to contrast. But like I said before, when I have something specific in mind I'll never find it.....never. So I had to settle for this plain brown fabric, however it was fairly expensive, 'organic', and very soft. Instead of white swiss dots I used white trim which created a similar effect.


used snaps instead of buttons. To attach them I bought a snap pliers. And I must tell you that it was a dream to use! I've tried to attach grommets with those little kits that come in the package and they have come out awful! Just awful! Not to mention difficult. With my new snap plier I just put the pieces in, clamp down, and voila....I'm done! I should be getting paid for this rave review:)

But what I liked best about these little overalls was that I think it could be suitable for both a boy and a girl. S
o all you moms with boys can enter. I really need to make more of these,right?!

My guess is that it fits a 12-24 month old baby. My molly is 14 months and pretty light for her age.

In my life outside this blog, I've been busy sewing as well, spending all last night helping out my fellow MOPS make miniature circus tents for our table settings. I felt so useful being able to offer my sewing skills for purposes other than Grosgrain. I wish I had taken some photos of us hard at work but the thought didn't even occur to me until admiring the finished tents which looked AWESOME! I do a lot of other things outside this blog which you might have seen from my other blog 'The Tumtum Tree' which I'm sad applesto say I haven't had any time to keep up. So I have been debating adding a button to the side which would occasionally journal the other things in my life outside Grosgrain. We'll see. I guess it depends on my free time.

And I have to add, I was so thrilled with the response I received from the Garden Party Frock! Thanks to some popular blogs who mentioned me I broke some of my own personal records. I gushed over every comment and checked them every few minutes.

Many of you ask how I can make these little outfits and then just give them away. My answer to you is it's your enthusiasm and support which makes this blog worth my while and a great joy for me! Thank you all!

Last day for posts is Tuesday 8/26/08. Winner will be announced Thursday morning!

As usual, if you would like a chance to win these overalls just link
back to this post. If you have any questions see the "questions and answers" link to the right. If you use blogger just use the "create a link" link at the bottom of this post. If you don't use blogger, that's fine too. Just create a link on your page as you normally would and I will see it using Technorati.

Create a Link!

121 {comments}:

Simona Gargiulo said... Best Blogger Tips

wowwwwww, it's wonderfullllll!!!
It's a shame that i have not so llittle baby!!!;-)
Kisses and hugges

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said... Best Blogger Tips

This is sooo cute! Takes me back to my ol' baby pics :)
I link to share all of your fab work! I just cannot resist drooling everytime I take a peek!

Sarah-Jo said... Best Blogger Tips

awwwww good golly Miss Molly!
This lil sunsuit is simply tooo sweet.....I love the unisex fabric you've choosen well done another brillant giveaway and the setting is lovely!
It brightens up my dreary wet winter day here in sydney :)

PS I have a snap press machine and its the BOMB!

Liz Nicks said... Best Blogger Tips

So Cute AND my daughter's 12 months! So great:) Thanks.

Cam said... Best Blogger Tips

I think my boys can wear this, right?!? I have two nieces who would love this. But what I would love even more, is Boys stuff!!!!

Christi said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it!!!! This is so creative!!!!!

The Blaisdell Family said... Best Blogger Tips

What a creative little outfit!! It's adorable and I love how unique it is!!! Excellent job!

Emilie said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so impressed with your talent! Thank you for sharing with us.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Adorable outfit. I don't have anyone who will fit it in but I posted the link at my blog so some other lucky momma might find you.

Natalie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness these are the cutest overalls ever!!!!! It makes me want to sew!!!! I want that fabric.

Brooke said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! Your adorable girls and the wonderful sunsuit... Thinking my little one would be pretty cute in it as well... We'll see!?!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

This is too precious!! This would looks darling on my little boy!

and i love the fabric choice! Adorable!

Linked you from my LJ blog! :D


Olivia Carter said... Best Blogger Tips

that is SO CUTE! Perfect for a lil one & great pics!

Refugee Crafter said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting something a little boy could wear! There just aren't that many patterns for little boys out there, and even fewer designs that are as creative as this. I always feel bad that I can't sew as much for my little boy as I can for girls. This one is just darling!

Rebecca Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips

What a cute outfit for baby! And what a cute baby!
You continue to impress! I can't wait to see what you'll do next!

Kathleen W. said... Best Blogger Tips

You are an inspiration to us crafty bloggers...I want to make and giveaway awesomely wonderful handmade stuff too! I love that this could be worn by a little boy too (hopefully my son, who'd fit perfectly into it!)

icicle said... Best Blogger Tips

Great concept for such a visual fabric!

kristinandmillie said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness!! I absolutely love this outfit. My little girl Millie would look adorable in this. I would love to win the giveaway and then photograph her in this....then I could post it on her blog!! I think this could benefit all of us!! :)

kristinandmillie said... Best Blogger Tips

PS her blog is
take a peek :)
We would love a new outfit to photograph her in!!!

Hope to hear from you soon!!!!

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said... Best Blogger Tips

Too stinkin' cute!

Tatum said... Best Blogger Tips

too stink'n cute! i have two girls just about your girls ages, so if I ever win it will be perfect! love your clothing and photography!

Jenny said... Best Blogger Tips

SO CUTE! I just love it. My baby is the perfect size...if only summer wasn't ALMOST over!! You have such great ideas. How do you come up with your patterns/ideas. I love to sew but I always start with a pattern and then alter it from there. How do you start from scratch? Any tips? Great job!

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne said... Best Blogger Tips

I have linked my linky love for you! This is one of the most original works you have done. It's one of a kind, Thank you so much for sharing these with us every week!

Sherry said... Best Blogger Tips

Apple picking is one of our favorite things to do as a family. You did such a wonderful job on that little outfit and Molly looks adorable!


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

a. dor. a. ble. linked and fingers crossed.

RobinBirdsNest said... Best Blogger Tips

You are amazing! What an adorable outfit! I am going right now to post a link! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Superdumb Supervillain said... Best Blogger Tips

this is so cute that it makes me want to have a third baby! oh, my.

Polka Dot Moon said... Best Blogger Tips

What a sweet little overall! My Jillian would look so delicious in apples; she is the apple of our eye! Well so is her brother, but he's way too old for cute apple overalls :)

Your work is all so beautiful!
Thanks for the opportunity :)

I linked you to my blog :)

Artfulife said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously, these are my most favorite. It brings me back to the days when I was a baby. Very retro with modern twist. I simply have to know where you got this fabric. My Aris would love to wear this outfit.

Artfulife said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, I linked you to my blog. Sorry I was so excited to create a link that I didn't read your post until after. I will have to go and check out Purl Soho again. I haven't in a while. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my gosh what adorable overalls! I have a 5 month old grandson that those would be so cute on or my 4 month old grandaughter! Love your blog!! Laura

Karyn said... Best Blogger Tips

You should be selling your creations on Etsy. You could be making boo koo bucks!

heather said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! I actually love everything you have made. You are crazy talented!
Well, if I win I would love you it will fit my daughter. She is really small for her age. She is 9 months and fits into 6 months clothes. So this would be perfect for her next summer.:)

Cammi said... Best Blogger Tips

what will you come up with next! I simply adore your stuff :) you should open up your own store, i would buy from you!

Mikala said... Best Blogger Tips

I Love this! What a talent!

Lexi:: PottyMouthMama said... Best Blogger Tips

So, so, so cute. I love these little overalls. Gives me a cute attack. Clever you, such cute photos too. Am going to link now!

Bunny B said... Best Blogger Tips

As always, I love the pics! They're gorgeous!! Blogged!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

thank you for the link to the on-line fabric shop, and i think you've converted me to snap pliers. they're now on my list for christmas! (unless i find that i just can't do without them before then ...) merci!!

Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so precious and would look so cute on my Millie - of course, it looks great on your Molly!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG! I am kvelling over this! : )

Rochelle Barlow said... Best Blogger Tips

I love that apple fabric - and I'm glad that you finally broke down to pay for shipping! Shipping can ruin all sorts of fun! This would fit my girl beautifully right now! She is so mobile and gets so angry with her dresses that this would be perfect for her! Plus it's hotter than hades down here in Texas, so it would definitely keep her cool when we're at the park!

Sarah MomE25 said... Best Blogger Tips

No wonder you had to get that fabric. Its adorable. Cant wait to see who wins!

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so dang cute! Love it!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Great romper! Oh, I want to see pictures of the circus tents! I belong to MOPS, too -and am in charge of table decorations --we are going to do popcorn boxes or something along those lines --but the tents sound really cute!

Andrea @ Momma in Flip Flops2 said... Best Blogger Tips

This is super adorable! I can just picture my little girl in this and she's the same age!!!! Cute, cute, cute!!!!! You do such an amazing job.

kate said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my, I can't decide what I want more, the little romper or the BABY. Both are so dang cute!!

I agree with the poster who said that you should be selling on etsy. I couldn't possibly love the things you make more. Too bad my kiddo is too big for them....but I do have friends....

McTwigans! said... Best Blogger Tips

This reminds me of my curtains when I was a kid...

Allison said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute, it makes me want to cry! You are so talented!

windycindy said... Best Blogger Tips

How adorable! I have a niece that would look so cute in your handmade
Overalls. Please enter me in your drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com said... Best Blogger Tips

I just found you today through allsorts, and I am now in love! You're added to my blog roll and I look forward to checking back often.

*Dreams about her little Balach in the perfect orchard overalls* Maybe these will give me the motivation I need to finally get started on the Poppet's orchard dress I already had the fabric for...

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute! Do you ever get tired of hearing it? Love the fabric. I'm intrigued by the snaps, I've never used real ones before. Thanks for the continual inspiration.-Amy

brittany said... Best Blogger Tips

love the overalls! they are too cute, as always.

Rubyellen said... Best Blogger Tips

kathleen you have done it again! now, i think it probably isn't possible that i win twice. So i guess i won't try, but really this is too too cute!!! I have an idea... and i will email you soon!

EB said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute! You have the cutest giveaways!


kelly said... Best Blogger Tips

super cute! I love your outfits!

Michelle Guymon said... Best Blogger Tips

So I just found your blog today and think the clothes you make are the cutest most stylish for little girls I have yet to see. I have a 2 year old that I am always trying to find new patterns to make for. Have you ever considered selling any of the patterns? I think they would be a huge hit!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

I so want this for my baby who turns one next week. It would be the perfect birthday outfit, don't you think? Please, please, pick me?!

dana said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't mean to sound like a broken record but YOU ARE AMAZINGLY talented. Someone she scoop you up to design and create your own children's clothing line (which would be super time-consuming with two kids at home).
Honestly, just when I think I'm being crafty and creative and proud of my skills...I scroll through your archives and am awed by what you come up with.
Do you use patterns or come up with the ideas yourself?

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the adorable overall and the stunning images displaying the do you pull off such amazing photographs every time?

This would look perfect on my littlun' while tottling around our homestead.

Love it, love it, love it!!!

carmen said... Best Blogger Tips

sooooooo can a boy wear this? hmmmm...i think so but maybe not. i absolutely love love love all your stuff!!!

Jody said... Best Blogger Tips

This would look soooo cute on my grandaughter. You are so creative!

The Andersons said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much! I can't tell you how much I LOVE your clothes.

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

I swear your linkies never work for me! And I desperately want to win these darn overalls! The fabric is so unique and sweet! Pick me!!

Lorin and Heather said... Best Blogger Tips

This is the cutest thing EVER!!!! I have a little girl due in October and would love to see her in this. Seriously, you are crazy talented. I linked!!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

CUTE !!!!!!


alby said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the opportunity! I am not so crafty myself, but do really love what you've made here, they are really beautiful and unique :)

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

They are soooooo cute. I can see my little girl in them. I love your photos.

Blake Bench said... Best Blogger Tips

You are just simply the most creative genius ever!

Blake Bench said... Best Blogger Tips

P.S. my little girl Liv is the same age and size!

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

They are so cute, I'm going to have to check if they have any of that fabric left I think. Molly looks gorgeous!

The Okrasinski's said... Best Blogger Tips

I just found you through another blogging buddy! I am so sad that I have missed out but I am here now and love all the beautiful items you have created! Do you ever do little boy things?


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Just joining the call for patterns!!

Amanda Jones said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so adorable!! I love it!!

5dollarFanatic said... Best Blogger Tips

This one is so cute-and creative..all the button details. I reallly love the front paneling of a farmyard/orchard. Reminds me of my childhood days-i was raised out in the country.

Katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous. Therefore, the latter are stronger.
-Coco Chanel
You are definitely a rare find - so glad I am able to see your gorgeous creations! One day maybe my little 6 week old will model one!

Alex said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohh my its soooo cute! Love it love it love it. xxxx

tbonegrl said... Best Blogger Tips

I have all of my crossables crossed! A boy outfit! It's precious! Either one of my little guys would wear this with pride, and thanks again for making yet another amazing thing you're willing to share with the world!!

I can see them fighting over it now...

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I think this is my favorite outfit you have made!!! I love the fabric. So worth the shipping!

Sister Goldenhair said... Best Blogger Tips

Okay, I just basically created a blog so that I could link to this giveaway to have a chance to win this cute as can be outfit. I have no idea if I have done this properly, but I am crossing both sets of fingers that I have. My daughter would look absolutely beyond adorable in this outfit. Brown is her color. With eyes swinched, "Oh, please! Oh, please!"

Sewn Together said... Best Blogger Tips

OMGoooodness are those darling! They are just full of retro vintagey goodness and I'm glad that you went ahead and got the fabric for your vision, they really came out perfect.

take care,

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

yea!!! something that would work for boys!!

i love your creations and i look at your blog often, but i have two boys, so i'm not in need of dresses and headbands.

i'm excited that there's something that a boy could wear!! AND, i love the pictures, especially the birdseye view on the blanket with the green apples all around. so cute!!

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

I have just discovered your blog and this tiny wonder you are writing about. It is so cute!!!! Like your blog and your creations. Congratulations!

Bellgirl said... Best Blogger Tips

I love all things Orchard-inspired, am wondering if I could squeeze into these myself? ;)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't have a blog but wanted to let you know how cute those overalls are. I would love to make some for my niece and if I ever get ahold of her (they live in the UK) I will try and measure her for something similar. WTG!

If someone hasn't linked your blog to I'll do it (:

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

That is the cutest thing I have ever seen, so sweet!

toni said... Best Blogger Tips

My mom hung this very fabric on the walls of our my playroom when I was young in the late 70's or early 80's! So wonderfully nostalgic!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

This is amazing!!!! I love it!

Ritch in Love said... Best Blogger Tips

The MOST adorable overalls I've ever seen!

whit said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! Perfect.

Amanda W said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh that is just tooo adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Apples should so be the next big thing in prints I think!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

merveilleux !!

Mel said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so cute! I love that fabric. I missed so much on vacation... dang! =) And, I just got a pair of those pliers from g-ma, so am going to give it a try if I have the right supplies.
Off to the serger repair shop now... boo.

Larissa Holland said... Best Blogger Tips

count me in. how generous!

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said... Best Blogger Tips

So unique and darling! You should open your own boutique! Love it, love it!

Kori said... Best Blogger Tips

I absolutely love that! I saw the same fabric at Harts in Santa Cruz this weekend and now I'm wishing I would have bought some.

Julie Alvarez said... Best Blogger Tips

Count me in, count me in!

kristinandmillie said... Best Blogger Tips

oh my goodness! if we could win this adorable frock that would be amazingly fantastic! my millie would look fabulous in this!!! please lord, let us win!!!!

mer said... Best Blogger Tips

so cute and perfect for my little one on the way!tz

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh, this little romper is so adorable!!! I think that it would look fabulous on our little girl that we are awaiting to join our family of 6!!! I also look forward to all of your other originals. You are amazing!!! Thank you for blessing so many through your generousity!

Shay said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh this makes me want to have a little girl SO badly! WOW it's just THAT CUTE!!! Love it!!
Every time I take a peek, your items just make me wish that!!
Have a wonderful day!!

Jenn said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh- Ilove it!!! You are very talented! I love artists and their abilities. I have cute girls, but sadly no ability to create beautiful things like this.

Shelby Lynn said... Best Blogger Tips

I had to link to this so any readers of my pitiful little blog might find it.
I LOVE that outfit! You make such beautiful clothes. My neice is to be born in October so if I win the outfit wont be used for about year but I know my mother and brother would just love for her to have it!
Hugs! and congrats to whoever wins it!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

this is very original

keep sewing !!

sharleen.2cupsofcoffee said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't know what I'd do with this cute little number, but I want it anyway. CUTE!!

cindy said... Best Blogger Tips

What a beautiful talent you have-
i really appreciate your photography skills too!

Joei said... Best Blogger Tips

you are incredibly talented! This outfit is way too cute!!

Football and Fried Rice said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, this makes me want to go to the apple orchard. Well, and have a baby! Your little girl is so beautiful & the outfit is PERFECT with the brown fabric & white trim! Perfect!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing. Amazing. It's only me, the winner of the garden party frock - absolutely beside myself at how impossibly lucky I am. I couldn't find a way to comment directly, so I hope you find this amidst all these comments for the apple orchard overalls (adorable!) - thank you thank you thank you for picking me. I hope when we do connect, you will agree to let me send you something in return. Boy, has my day been made! All the best.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I am drooling all over myself right now.

this is just way cute.
heh my daughter is 12 months too.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

i'm drooling all over myself look ing at this. She's way too cute.

ughh you have skills i wish i had.
liz casstro -- my daughters 12 months old too

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Tooo cute :)

I've done my link but not sure if it worked properly becuse it's not coming up in the listing?? said... Best Blogger Tips

You're linked to from here now, too!

anne said... Best Blogger Tips

so adorable!

Linda ★ Parker's General said... Best Blogger Tips

enter me please..........

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I just found your blog! I'm so impressed. You have great ideas as well as being so generous, and your photos are lovely. You go girl!

Connie said... Best Blogger Tips

So glad I found your blog! I love your creations!

Anja said... Best Blogger Tips

I have a baby that size. Pick me, pick me :o)

D-lyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute overalls!
I love sewing cute things!

MA said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how I adore your clothes...but this is one of my favorites. I hope this is my lucky day!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Not only the actual overalls, but the way you have placed the baby in the exact scene of the printed cloth is ingenious! How I admire your creative energy...I want to make more for my kids, especially while they're little, but I am so tired by the end of the day. If I am lucky enough to win something from you though, maybe my kids can still wear nice homemade clothes, full of a mother's love.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi There,
I'd love to know how to make something like this for my little boy who will be a year old on Easter. I am new to sewing but really want to get going on some fun projects. Where should I start?
hoverby at gmail dot com

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