The Cottage Mama Sewing Pattern Blog Tour


 As most of you already know Lindsey from The Cottage Mama and The Cottage Home blog has come out with 3 new patterns and she asked me to review one of her patterns. To say that I was excited is an understatement. I really didn’t even know that “The Cottage Mama” knew that I even existed. I think I even read the email a few thousand time to make sure I was reading it right. So beyond honored I was given The Run Around Romper Pattern to review.

I love the Run Around Romper, but aren’t they all just so adorable?!

So I planned on making a romper for my little guy but ended up making one for each of the kiddos. I guess you could say that once I got started with this pattern I just couldn’t stop. Lindsey’s pattern was so easy to follow with lots of pictures along the way to refer to. It is a great project for the beginner sew-er who knows how to make a button hole.  The Run Around Romper Pattern comes with three different design variations. You can see below that it comes in a shorts version (the one I chose to do) as well as a pants version. The pattern also allows you to embellish the front of the romper with stripes or add some cute ruffles to the bottom of the pants, but really the possibilities are endless on what you can do to these little rompers. The pattern is designed for 6 months to 6 years and can be made for girls or boys. How great is that?!Of course the hardest part about making these rompers was deciding what fabric to use. Then again, isn’t that always the hardest part? I ended up using some super cheap fabric that I bought from Walmart for $1.50 a yard. I guess you could say that this orange fabric was calling my name. Plus the fabric is very lightweight and I knew it would be perfect for these rompers. I went against my norm and made them a bit more matchy-match then I normally do. The only difference I made between the two of them was with the side tabs and the buttons. On one of the rompers I added a little white ruffle down the front, but left the rest plain and simple.The rompers can be paired with a simple peasant top, tee shirt or just be worn as is.You can tell just by looking at them how comfy they are. They really are the perfect little outfit for running around in, even if it is to the garden to get all dirty!Or to sit and enjoy some yummy pops.

Even my little guy even got a romper. I planned on making him an orange gingham one to match the girls but he begged for a yellow and green one.I’m sure you can guess why. For his romper I used the shorts version and added the interweaving stripes. I will be honest, I’m just not feeling this romper like the girls. Lindsey tells you in the pattern to be careful choosing your fabrics for the interweaving stripes and I knew once I lined all of the stripes up that I just wasn’t feeling it… unfortunately my little guy was. So I had no choice…I sewed some yellow and green stripes on. Sometimes you just need to make a little boy happy and make him what he wants.

 So here comes the fun part. This is the part where I ask you if you want to win a Run Around Romper Pattern of your own. Well of course you do!

To enter, head on over to The Cottage Mama and take a peek at all of her newest patterns. Then just come back here and leave me a comment telling me which pattern you would love to have. Yes, it is that simple!

Of course if you want more chances to win you can:

1. Like The Cottage Home on Facebook

2. Follow The Cottage Home Blog

3. Follow the Cottage Mama on Pinterest 
So that is FOUR ways to enter! Just remember to leave a separate comment for each entry and your email address on one of your entries. Giveaway will end Monday June 18th and is open to only US residents. 
Make sure you check out the rest of the Cottage Mama Blog Tour with these amazing girls! I cannot wait to see what these girls are going to make! And thanks again Lindsey for including me in on your blog tour!

Week 1: 
Stef from Girl. Inspired (Charlotte Pattern)
Jessica from Me Sew Crazy (Ruby Pattern)
Christina from 2LittleHooligans (Run Around Pattern)
Jess from Craftiness is not Optional (Ruby Pattern)

Week 2:
Maureen from Maureen Cracknell Handmade (Charlotte Pattern)
Liz and Elizabeth from Simple Simon (Run Around Pattern)
Andrea from The Train to Crazy (Ruby Pattern)
Destri from The Mother Huddle (Ruby Pattern)
Beverly from Flamingo Toes (Charlotte Pattern)

Week 3:
Shannon from Luvinthemommyhood (Ruby Pattern)
Mama Reita / Amy from Positively Splendid (Charlotte Pattern)
Susan from Living with Punks (Ruby Pattern)

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  1. I love the Ruby Ruffle Dress and can see my granddaughter in it!

  2. I like them all, but the ruby ruffle dress is my absolute favorite

  3. like cottage mama on FB- Desiree Glaze

  4. follow cottage mama on pinterest- Desiree Glaze

  5. follow the cottage mama blog

  6. I entered by liking the fb page. I haven’t used a pattern yet and have wanted to try and make a romper. Love this romper style since I have a boy and a girl. :)

  7. also entered by following thier blog! So excited to see new things from them. I haven’t used a pattern yet and have wanted to try and make a romper. Love this romper style since I have a boy and a girl. :)

  8. Also Followed on Pinterest…one of my very favorite sites! I haven’t used a pattern yet and have wanted to try and make a romper. Love this romper style since I have a boy and a girl. :)

  9. Kate B. says:

    I love the reversible romper and dress! The more possibilities, the better. :)

  10. Kate B. says:

    We now “Like” The Cottage Mama on Facebook (Chris ‘n Kate Barr).

  11. Kate B. says:

    I’m following The Cottage Mama on Pinterest.

  12. Kate B. says:

    …and I signed up for email updates on The Cottage Mama’s blog!

  13. I love all her patterns but the Ruby Ruffle dress in definitely my favorite!

  14. I follow The Cottage Mama on Pinterest

  15. I like The Cottage Home on FB

  16. I follow The Cottage Home blog on Google Reader

  17. My favorite is the run around romper!

  18. Already following on pinterest. . .

  19. I like the Cottage Mama on FB.

  20. I want one of each pattern :) Janie Jumper is one of my favorites

  21. FB fan :)

  22. Blog Follower :)

  23. Pinterest follower :)

  24. Great sewing! I love the rompers!

  25. I follow cottage mama blog!

  26. I’d love the Charlotte Apron dress….just bought the Ruby Ruffle pattern. :)

  27. I like Cottage Mama on fb.

  28. I follow Cottage Mama on pinterest!

  29. Already a follower. Just wanted to say that your John Deere outfit is totally RAD!!! What a great idea! I wish I had ideas like that!

  30. Leah B. says:

    I really like the ruby ruffle. Thanks

  31. Leah B. says:

    I follow the cottage mamma blog

  32. Leah B. says:

    I follow on fb

  33. Cheryl B says:

    My favorite is the Run Around Romper Pattern. I find it difficult to locate patterns for little boys and this one is perfect!

  34. Cheryl B says:

    I already Like The Cottage Home on Facebook.

  35. I would love to win the Ruby Ruffle dress pattern.

  36. I follow Cottage Mama on FB.

  37. Cheryl B says:

    I already follow the Cottage Mama on Pinterest because she has such creative ideas.

  38. I follow The Cottage Mama’s blog.

  39. I follow Cottage Mama on Pinterest.

  40. Cheryl B says:

    I’m a Cottage Home Blog follower too.

  41. Margaret R says:

    My favorite is the Charlotte Apron Dress. I love Cottage Mama.

  42. Margaret R says:

    I follow her blog.

  43. Margaret R says:

    I follow her on Pinterest.

  44. Margaret R says:

    And I like her on Facebook.

  45. Do I HAVE to pick a favorite? I can’t decide between the apron dress and the romper!

  46. I already follow The Cottage Mama’s blog…that’s how I found this post! :)

  47. I “liked” her on FB.

  48. I now follow The Cottage Mama on Pinterest.

  49. stephanie says:

    I like the romper pattern…great since I have a boy and a girl!

  50. stephanie says:

    I like the cottage home on FB!

  51. stephanie says:

    I follow the Cottage Home blog via GFC.

  52. stephanie says:

    I follow the Cottage Mama on Pinterest!

  53. Christina, you are too sweet! Of course I knew who you were :). I think of my blog readers as my friends and I’m always checking out their work and where they are coming from and what they do. You should be very proud of yourself as you are doing amazing work! Thank you so much for being part of this tour and taking time out to do this giveaway ~ I really appreciate it.

    PS: Please don’t enter me in the giveaway :)

  54. Heidi K says:

    I love the Ruby Dress pattern, but I wouldn’t mind having all of them.

  55. Heidi K says:

    I like Cottage Mama on facebook.

  56. Heidi K says:

    Follow the Cottage Home blog.

  57. I would like to get my hands on a Ruby pattern!

  58. I like Cottage Momma on FB!

  59. I follow Lindsey’s blog.

  60. I’m following Lindsey on Pintrest.

  61. I can tell you I want the Run around Romper. I have been making baby quilts all year for new babies (boys & girls) wouldn’t it be nice to be able to include an outfit. Thank you.

  62. I went and joined the Cottage Home Blog!

  63. Kimberly F says:

    The Ruby Ruffle dress is definitely my favorite!

  64. Kimberly F says:

    I follow The Cottage Home on FB.

  65. Kimberly F says:

    I follow The Cottage Home on Pinterest.

  66. Kimberly F says:

    I subscribe to The Cottage Home via Google Reader.

  67. DebbieKL says:

    Great job! I also love the Janey Jumper pattern!

  68. Valeri R says:

    I am really enjoying this blog tour. I have to say that the Run Around Romper is my fav-or-ITE! I’ve been making a few rompers lately & actually purchased two new patterns before I saw the new one available from Cottage Mama. So (sew!) many possibilities…..
    Your rendition of her pattern is really cute….love all the bright colors you used.

  69. The Run Around Romper (I am a mom to 2 boys <3)…its adorable!!

  70. Mira Leventhal says:

    I love the Shortcake Romper pattern!

  71. I follow The Cottage Home Blog!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  72. I think I’m IN LOVE with the ruby ruffles dress! SUPER AWESOME CUTENESS!!!!

  73. I liked her on FB!

  74. I’m following her blog (like so totally!).

  75. the ruby ruffle dress is awesome!!! this giveaway is awesome!!!! count me in!

  76. I liked on FB!

  77. following on Pintrest!

  78. follow ing her blog and lovin’ it!

  79. Kristie says:

    I love the run around romper. I have a couple of girls and a boy, so it would be fun to make them something the same but so different!

  80. I love the Ruby Ruffle dress ! thanks!

  81. i follow the cottage mama blog too! thanks again!

  82. I like all but first up will be Ruby Ruffle Dress and then these rompers, the short version.

  83. I love the apron dress pattern!

  84. I like her facebook page.

  85. I follow her blog.

  86. I follow her on pinterest.

  87. I love the run around romper. It will be precious on my grandson!

  88. Ruby ruffle dress!

  89. I love the ruby ruffle dress.

  90. I follow the cottage mama on fb.

  91. I am a the cottage mama follower.

  92. I love the Charlotte Apron Dress

  93. I really love all her patterns, old and new. If I had to choose from the newest ones I think the Charlotte is my most favorite. I think that is just an adorable little dress, but of course the other is as well and your super cute models have really made the romper become another I’d love. I have two Granddaughters and a Grandson so I could sure use the romper for them all.

    vburr at charter dot net

  94. I am already following Lindsay on Facebook

    vburr at charter dot net

  95. I’m already following The Cottage Mama’s blog as well. I really love everything Lindsay posts and her Mom too.

    Thank you for the chance.

    vburr at charter dot net

  96. I like the apron dress, but now i really like the romper! thanks for the chance to win!

  97. I liked Cottage Home on facebook

  98. I follow the Cottage home blog

  99. Im following on Pinterest. thanks for the chance to win

  100. I LOVE the Ruby Dress! I think I would sew 100 of them for my 4 year old! Thanks for the chance to win!

  101. I am following in pinterest!

  102. I liked on FB!!!

  103. i like them on fb!

  104. So cute!

  105. I so love the Runaround Romper. The fabrics you picked are awesome! And better yet, they were inexpensive (kids can be hard on clothes). I’m crossing my fingers that I win!

  106. I like the Ruby Ruffle Dress.

  107. Annette says:

    I came here from Maureen cracknell to see this pattern because it was my favorite.

  108. stephanie mullin says:

    Love that cottage mama and now you!

  109. I love the Charlotte Apron Dress pattern.

  110. I liked The Cottage Mama on FB.

  111. I’ve followed Cottage Mama on Pinterest.

  112. I’ve followed the Cottage Mama blog.

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