Everyone, thank you so much for your great recommendations! I’m going to be able to sew for years based on all your ideas! I decided to go through all your comments and compile them here to make it easier for me and anyone else who might be looking to find them. I’m sure I missed some as I scanned through the comments so I’m sorry if I left out your recommendation. I didn’t take (or have) the time to format the blog addresses or book names (or for that matter, to even verify that the names are correct). And obviously, I don’t have any control over the content of these so proceed at your own risk (although I’m sure they’re fine).
I was amazed to get 176 comments and I wish I had enough fabric to send to all of you! If you are not the winner, and you live near a Crate and Barrel outlet, then you might be able to find Marimekko remnants there. I found a lot at the CB outlet in Leesberg, VA a couple years ago.
I ended up choosing two winners because I used a random number generator and the first number it picked was #3, my Aunt Zona! I figured I probably shouldn’t only choose my aunt as the winner (as in, “Sure that was random Laura!”) so I had the random number generator chose another number, #34 – Aelysium of Ruminations! Congratulations to both Aelysium and Zona! Aelysium – I’m going to send you the fabric in the picture. Zona – I’m going to e-mail you and you can choose among my other fabric for your prize!
Aelysium said, “I really like dana-made-it.com, and makeit-loveit.com. They are great blogs with lots of fun ideas for kids clothes. thanks for the great giveaway! Love all of those fabrics!”
Zona said, “Those fabrics look very fun! Right now most of my sewing is to make table centerpieces for my church’s women’s ministry, which is up to 20 tables at this time – lots of turning and hemming! But I also love to make pillows and curtains. Some of that really cute fabric would end up in one of those projects!”
I’ve sent both an e-mail. Please get back to me soon!
For all of us, here are your recommendations for sewing for girls:
MADE (very popular)
PrudentBaby.com (very popular)
ikatbag.com (Very popular)
Whimsy Couture on etsy
Made by Rae
elsiemarley.com (with Kids Clothing Week)
Craftiness is Not Optional
Handmade Home by Amanda Soule (and her other books too)
Sewing Clothes Kids Love by Nancy Langdon
Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones (and anything else from AB)
Carefree Clothes for Girls
A Girl’s World by Jennifer Paganelli
both of Alicia Paulsen’s books
One Yard Wonders
Handmade Beginnings by Anna Maria Horner
“Little Girls, Big Style” by Mary Abreu
Lotta Jansdotter’s books
Meg McElwee’s Growing up Sew Liberated
Liesel Gibson’s new book “Simple Things to Sew”
e-course from Whipstitch
Ottobre Design magazine
Oliver + S patterns
gathering foot “for making lots of twirly skirts”
patterns for baby quilts off the moda bake shop
Quilter’s Ark book (paper piecing animals) and the Block Magic books: for baby quilts
sensibility.com’s Girls’ Pinafore and Pantaloons pattern
Lisette Patterns from Simplicity
Thanks everyone! Happy Sewing!