Ever since the Rings of Ruffles skirt was released I have had the question asked over and over…”Do you make them for grown ups?” and over and over I have answered that with a decisive “no”. My biggest reason, other than I am just more into making children’s clothing at the moment, was that as the skirt got bigger it would get too heavy with all those ruffles and would be difficult to wear. As the inquiries grew and grew, though, I began to wonder if I was missing something. I just couldn’t see it as a woman’s skirt. I was afraid that the bulk would just not be flattering on a curvy body and that it was just too…well…childish. You may find it interesting with all the ruffle goodness of LilyGiggle that I, myself, am not a big “ruffle person” in my own wardrobe and so it was difficult for me to visualize such a thing. Today, it hit me, though. I began to see a way to make a ruffle skirt with some design changes and a touch of sophistication that would be something, even I, Mrs. Clean Lines, might wear out on the town. I also figured out a way to take away the weight and when it all came together in my noggin and I had my “Eureka!” moment I could not WAIT to get behind my sewing machine and knock it out! SuperDaddy took the littles to the Y for open swim and I had a few hours alone to make it happen…yesssss!Please excuse my wrinkly top. I was super eager to get some shots. Anyway…so what do you think??? I LOVE it! It is not heavy at all and is so stinkin’ comfy that I now know why my Loolie likes to wear hers so much. Should I make a tutorial and grade the pattern? I’m thinking XS to XL which would make it fit girls size 12-16 with a minor length adjustment and fit women sizes 0-18.

Some big C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S are in order for the following lucky LilyGiggle fans!

HooLovesYouBaby Winner is….
JENNIFER (3rd Comment…don’t have your last name) !!!

Next up is the Bullfrogs & Butterflies Winner…

The lucky Nikki, In Stitches Winner is…
MONICA (25th Comment…don’t have your last name, either)!!!

Who won the Dancing Freckle prize???

Who gets a Facebook Fan Page Makeover courtesy of my very own super hubby???

And finally…who gets all those upcoming patterns from me???
IANA !!!

A super great big THANK YOU for all of you who took the time to enter and share…I really do know how incredibly blessed I am to have such amazing customers and LilyGiggle fans. You all are THE BEST!

I will be sending each winner an email so if your name is listed as a winner be on the lookout for it!

Good night…

So excited to offer another opportunity for you to win a Rings of Ruffles skirt from Dancing Freckle! Tracey sure knows how to rock the ruffles and she is SO generously donating a custom skirt to one super lucky winner…wow! This busy lady doesn’t usually take on custom orders so this is really a special treat! Be sure and check out her shop. She also sells Rings of Ruffles pants and I just love how she mixes up prints and solids…knock out cute!

To be entered to win the custom ruffle skirt you need to go to Dancing Freckle and “like” her Facebook page. Come back here and comment to tell me that you did. You get a bonus entry if you “share” your favorite item from her Etsy shop on your own wall just be sure and let me know that you did that, too, in your comment.

Ok…so I am NEW to this and I’m going to try to pretend that I know a little something about what I’m doing here so please bear with me. I can’t WAIT to give away some fabulous prizes to some lucky winners!
So here is the deal. I have listed below the first sponsors of the 1150 Facebook Fan LilyGiggle Giveaway…yes, I did say 1150…doesn’t just have to be at nice round numbers like 1000 or even 1200, right? Well, I don’t think so any more than I think that we can only sew in straight lines. 🙂

Each sponsor is in a separate post so that you can choose which ones to enter or go ahead and enter them all…I sure would if I could! I will be adding more as we go along so keep checking back! When I hit 1150 fans I am going to start drawing names…oooooh….gonna be so fun! Guess what? The winner of each prize also gets to pick out a FREE pattern from my own shop as a special bonus…any pattern they want.

Now, we need to get the word out about this awesome Giveaway so that LilyGiggle gets to that magic 1150 number and the prizes start going out SOOOOOO let’s spread the word. The winner of this prize will win EVERY NEW PATTERN I MAKE FOR A YEAR! How do you win this prize??? First you must “like” LilyGiggle on Facebook and SHARE this Giveaway on Facebook to get an entry. Share this Giveaway on your blog and get an entry. Share it on both and get 2 entries. Just be sure and let me know by commenting below! The winner gets to be the first member of the LilyGiggle Pattern Club!

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asheville design and web designHave an Etsy store? Want a sweet Facebook page makeover? Indpendent Studios is offering to beautify the Facebook business page of the winner of this prize in the LilyGiggle 1150 Facebook Fan Giveaway. How about a nice welcome page, a matching lefthand image and even (if you want,) a coupon reveal for becoming a fan of your page. Nice!

The package includes all design work (logo not included,) application installation and page setup. Don’t have a Facebook page for your business? He’ll get one rolling for you. Plus, as an added bonus, he’ll look under the hood of your page and make suggestions on how to have more fun and get more fans on Facebook.

Independent Studios is actually my sweet hubby – so you’ve seen some of his work on LilyGiggle.com, the LilyGiggle Facebook page, and other places – maybe even at http://designavl.com or http://facebook.com/indygraphics

To enter for the Facebook Makeover just go on over to Independent Studios Facebook page and “like” him. Then come back here and let me know that you did by adding a comment. Simple.