Thursday, November 4, 2010

And the winner is............

And the winner of our new pattern The Kitty Wrap - for girls to womens - is The Dodgy Housewife!

If you could please email us we will have your pattern off to you on Monday! Thanks so much to everyone who entered.

The pattern will be on sale today and orders sent on Monday.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The New Kitty Wrap Pattern Giveaway

The new Kitty Wrap Pattern for Women (sizes small to large) and Girl's (sizes 1 to 12 years)will be available next week.

This super easy short gathered wrap skirt is perfect for summer. Make one for yourself and for your little one! This skirt is another super easy beginner pattern which is very simple to make and looks fantastic.

We will be giving away one of these patterns. For your chance to win simply leave a comment. The winner will be drawn next Thursday 4 November 2010. Good Luck!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Winner of the New Alice A-Line Skirt Pattern for Girls Sizes 7 to 12

The Alice A-Line Skirt for Girls Sizes 7 to 12 is now available! Congratulations to the winner of our giveaway, Taritta, please e-mail your address to and we will send you your new pattern. A big thank you to everyone who entered our competition. Keep watching for more free patterns, sewing tips and giveaways.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Alice A-Line Skirt Pattern (Girl's Sizes 7 to 12 years)

Our new Alice A-Line Skirt Pattern will be out by the end of the week, here is a sneak peek! For your chance to win this pattern, simply leave a comment. The winner will be drawn next Monday 23 August.

Super quick and easy pattern, the Alice A-Line is a gored knee length skirt with elastic waistband. The pattern is for Girl's sizes 7 to 12. Cool and comfortable to wear and so easy to make - the only hard part is choosing which fabric to use!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lizzy Pinny Pattern Now Available - Congratulations to the Winner of the Competition

The Lizzy Pinny Pattern is now available for sale. This super easy pattern is terrific for the beginner sewer. No overlocker required for a professional finish as all of the seams are hidden! The dress is reversible and looks fantastic with a t-shirt or skivvy underneath. The pattern caters for sizes 1 to 5.

The winner of the Lizzy Pinny Pattern has now been drawn - congratulations Mel. Please send an e-mail with your postal address to and we will post out your pattern. A big thank you to everyone who entered our draw. Keep posted for new patterns and giveaways coming soon.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chance to Win - New Release Pattern - The Lizzy Pinny (girls sizes 1 to 5)

Here is a sneak peek of the new Lizzy Pinny pattern which will be out late next week. This pattern is super easy and you can whip up one of these dresses in under an hour. The dress looks gorgeous coupled with tights and a skivvy in winter (make it with some groovy corduroy for that winter feel). The dress would also make a cute comfortable & cool summer dress for your little one. The pattern will make the dress in girls sizes 1 to 5 and is reversible so you get the benefit of two dresses in one!

We are giving away one of these patterns to our blog followers, simply leave a comment for your chance to win. The winner will be drawn next Monday 19 July. Don't forget to check our blog on that date to see if you are the winner!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

MYO T-Shirt Dress with Box Pleated Skirt

This is another version of the super easy and super quick T-Shirt dress to make for your little girl.
Step 1 - Buy a T-shirt (great for either summer or winter just choose a t-shirt to suit).
Step 2 - Source some fabric to compliment your T-Shirt - this Size 4 only used 40cm of fabric.
Step 3 - Cut off the hem of your t-shirt.
Step 4 - Measure the bottom of the t-shirt and multiply by three to calculate the length of the skirt strip required. For example, this t-shirt measured 70cm along the bottom, therefore I required an 2.1m long strip of fabric (which means two lengths of 20cm fabric were used from a standard 112cm wide roll).
Step 5 - Sew the two lengths of fabric together along one edge and start your box pleats. My pleats were 7cm wide so I had 10 of them (70cm shirt dimension divided by 7cm pleat). To start simply fold at 3.5cm, then fold in the opposite direction for 7cm, then fold in the opposite direction again under the 7cm piece of fabric for 3.5cm so that the inner folds meet at the back. Iron and sew as you go to make it easier.
Step 6 - Make sure the finished pleated skirt panel matches the dimension of the bottom of the t-shirt. Sew the panel together at the edges and then attach the skirt to the t-shirt.
Step 7 - Hem & you are finished!

MYO T-Shirt Dress with Gathered Tiered Skirt

Why not make this quick and simple T-Shirt dress for your little girl (or even make one for yourself!).

Step 1 - Buy a T-shirt (short sleeve, long sleeve, the options are endless)
Step 2 - Find some fabric to compliment the T-Shirt. (The dress pictured is a size 4 and it used 45cm of 112cm wide fabric.)
Step 3 - Cut the Fabric into three 15cm strips along the full width of the fabric.
Step 4 - Cut off the hem of the t-shirt.
Step 5 - Join the first strip at the edges to make a full circle and gather the top to fit the bottom of the t-shirt and sew into place.
Step 6 - Join the second and third strips of fabric together length ways, and then join at ends to make a full circle. Gather the top of the circle to fit the bottom of the first tier and sew into place.
Step 7 - Hem along the bottom and your T-shirt dress is finished!
(The Fabric Sizes indicated would be suitable for a girls size 3 to size 7)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Free PDF Pattern - Poppy Bag

The Poppy Bag Pattern is quick and simple to make and your little girl will just love it! To get your free copy simply click on this link or simply visit our website and you will find it under "Free Patterns". Be creative and add more ruffles or change the motif.. we would love to see your finished bag!

Monday, June 7, 2010

We have a winner!

A big congratulations to Sew Nancy! Our new pattern name will be the Matilda Dress.

Sew Nancy, if you could please pop us an email with your mailing address to we will have the new pattern out to you this week!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Name Our New Pattern Competition!

We have finally finished our lovely cross over dress!
Many thanks to our pattern testers, we reallly appreciate your help and input.
We are now looking for a name for our new pattern.
If you have any great ideas, please leave a comment below.
The winning name will win a free pattern!
Winner will be drawn next Monday.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Win a City Girl Skirt Pattern from Funky Fabrix!

Like another chance to win a City Girl Skirt?
Then pop into Funky Fabrix Blog and leave a comment for the chance to win.
Funky Fabrix carries the full range of Little Bird Patterns and we are very happy to be sponsoring their blog competition.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Looking for Pattern Testers!

Would you like to test our latest pattern? We are looking for 3 people to test our latest design - just to make sure our pattern is easy to follow and we have included all the bits and bobs!
How can you be a pattern tester? The first 3 people to leave a comment on the blog will be sent a full pattern with instructions. Please try to make this cute little cross over dress within 2 weeks and then just pop us an email to let us know how you found the pattern.
The pattern is then yours to keep for free to use over and over.
This is a simple cross over pinafore dress, no zips or buttons and very easy to make. Great for winter with tights and a skivy or just perfect for summer in lightweight cottons.
Don't forget to leave your comment below to try out this pattern!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Win a City Girl Skirt Pattern

Like to win a new Little Bird Pattern - City Girl Skirt?
Simply be a follower of our blog and leave a comment below!
Winner will be drawn on the 10th of April - Good Luck!
Maurgan and Madonna

Friday, March 26, 2010

The City Girl Skirt pattern is finally here!
Great for the beginner sewer, this panel skirt has no zips or buttons so is no fuss! Whip it up in an hour - this is so easy you can make for every day of the week in your favourite fabrics!
For a more wintery look just use denim or cord fabrics teamed with tights or leggings.
Make this skirt in varying lengths for different looks. This skirt also looks great just below or above the knee.
Now available to purchase through our online store

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ruffle Skirt and Top Winner!

Congratulations to Kylie, who is the winner or our new pattern Ruffle Skirt and Top!

We have sent you an email Kylie, and look forward to receiving your mailing address soon.

Stay turned for more great giveaways!

Maurgan and Madonna

Saturday, March 13, 2010

New City Girl Skirt!

Sneak peak at our new City Girl Skirt!
Super easy to make, no zips or buttons, this 6 panel skirt is so easy to make, it takes under an hour.
Make it with light cottons for summer or denim or cord for a winter look.
We will soon be releasing a pattern for little ones too.
There is nothing cuter than a matching Mummy and Me skirt!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ruffle Skirt & Top

Here is a sneak peak of our new pattern - The Ruffle Skirt and Top. As always, super easy to make, with no zips or buttons, pattern contains instructions and pattern pieces to make both the top and frilly ruffle skirt. Your little girl will love this!
Like a chance to win the pattern? Just leave a comment below and we will draw a winner in 2 weeks! Good luck!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Belated Congratulations!

A very belated congratulations to Sarah, you are the winner of our Little Bird Pattern competition.

Sarahs pattern was sent last year, so we are looking forward to seeing photos of your creations!

Don't forget you can enter our monthly competition (to win a Little Bird Pattern) by sending in photos of your Little Bird Creations.

You can email photos to