The Name Game

WOW! Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments on my new studio. You guys are the BEST!!! We are heading out to Florida today for our annual vacay but I wanted to leave a little contest up on the blog. Just something fun for all to do while I'm away in the land of sand & sun for the next 9 days...

See, it seems I've run out of ideas for naming my sewing patterns. It's sorta like naming kids, except I only had to do that twice. And yes, I've actually brought out the "baby names" book a couple of times to help me out! The first 4 patterns came to me fairly easy. Lil' Chef was a no-brainer. Frida was named even before she was fully-drafted... really! Kyoko took a slight bit of Googling but once I saw it, that was it. Emma was just one of those pretty, feminine & delicate names that fit perfectly with a pretty, feminine & delicate dress.

first-6-patterns

Then came the Sophie and the Sydney... I'm sure by now I don't really need to explain where the inspiration came for those.
(pssst... if you're new to my blog, those are my kiddos' names!)

For the Fall release I plan to have 4 - 6 new sewing patterns. I've already named Ava. The pattern is done and currently off to the testers. I've even shared some outtakes from the cover shoot. And I'll show you Isabel when we come back from vacation. I'm taking my Isabel sewn sample to FL to try to get some cool pics for the booklet. Then I have another one in the works that may or may not be called Julia. I'll share more details when I return.

So... that leaves me with needing
1 - 3 more names and I'm just running out of ideas and time. Here's where all you wonderful blog readers and creative types come in. Leave me a girlie-girl name suggestion in the comments below this post and if I choose your name you will receive a sweet little bundle of goodness. I don't know what it'll be yet (since this just occurred to me last night) but I promise it won't disappoint... and there will definitely be yummy fabric included! :)

Oh, and while you're leaving name suggestions, if you would like to give actual new sewing pattern suggestions -- anything that you'd like to see a pattern for? -- please, by all means speak up. After all, these are for YOU!

OK... we're off. I'll leave you with these two crazy girls...

Here's Sophie returning from day camp last Friday, toothless & painted.

Sophie toothless & painted


CONFESSION: the tooth fairy completely forgot to leave money under the pillow that night. But the next morning I logged on to Twitter and found out she had a tough time the night before due to storms and was still working on collections (yes, the Tooth Fairy IS on Twitter) so as the kids were mesmerized reading her tweets, the tooth fairy snuck in and left the money. PHEW! Twitter saves the day again!

And here is Sydney, also returning from day camp a few weeks ago. A camp counselor had French-braided her hair and when we took the braids out it looked like Mermaid hair so I couldn't resisted a picture.

sydney-hair

CONFESSION: I've never learned how to French braid but always wanted too. I've attempted it a few times and failed miserably!

Adios!

(P.S. Our Web Store will remain open while we are traveling but all orders will ship on the 19th or later. Thank you for your understanding!)

288 comments:

  1. Well, I hate to sound conceited or something, but I have always loved my name, Hannah. It means favored grace. I always loved that my name was Hannah amongst a sea of Jennifers, Stephanies, and Tiffanies : ) It is sweet and at the time I was the only Hannah I knew.

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  2. Well... I am always partial to the names Kamryn, Chandler or Kendall!

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  3. Anonymous11:00 AM

    I suggest Grace or Lucy or both :)

    April

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  4. Well, my oldest daughter is Karrington. She turned 17 yesterday and every day since she was born, we get comments on her name and how everyone loves it so much. So, that's my vote....Karrington

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  5. Anonymous11:09 AM

    My daughter's name is Ophelia, how about that? Also Kelynan which is Cornish for Holly.

    Regards
    Paula

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  6. How fun! My oldest daughter is Ava and my youngest is Zoe. Zoe's middle name is Frances after one of my Grandmothers. I really love the "old fashioned" names. If I were to have another girl, I'd love to name her Roxie. How spunky is that name?!?! I also love the name "Lucia".

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  7. well our Amelia who we were gonna call Millie ended up Mimi cause her brother Max couldn't say Millie...all that came out was Mimi...and one of her middle names is Rose....so how about Mimi Rose?....or any combination of the above you like....happy travels...be safe!

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  8. Here are a few suggestions...Charlotte, Lola, & Analise. How exciting..=)

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  9. OK, my 3 girls are named Theresa Cecile (my grandmom is Teresita and my mom is Cecilia), Clare Brigid (no i in Clare, just like the county in Ireland!, and my mIL is Brigid), and Kathleen Ester (can you see the Irish influence, and Ester is my godmom's name). I would love to have a pattern with any of their names on it!!

    And other suggestions: Rose or Rosalie (I'm a Twilight fan, and you already have Isabel!

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  10. Hmmm...these are some favs of mine.....Isabelle, Chloe, Anne (with an E ;), Rebekah, Dakota, Paris.....

    Jamie

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  11. For the names - guess you just need more beautiful baby girls so you'll have more names for your patterns. = )

    As for new pattern ideas - I have always thought fun jams would be good. You know, drawstring or elastic waist shorts with fun ruffles and trim ideas. Even could be plain for boys. As a shop owner, I'm always looking for super simple cute sewing patterns that our beginners can be successful with and want to make over and over again for friends and family. We love mixing and matching fabrics without the project being too hard. You could do simple cutout appliques for the store bought tee shirts.

    Happy vacation!!

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  12. I love the name Lily..

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  13. Erika popped into my head right from the start. As I started to think about it, the name Sierra come forward also. And of course, my oldest is named Eleanor Brooke. We had hoped to call her Nora, but somehow Brooke stuck. I'm still in love with Nora, and I hope one day when she's older she'll adopt it.But maybe just having a pattern named Nora would work. : )I can't wait to see what you have come up with for new patterns, they are sure to be wonderful.As for pattern suggestions, I would love to see patterns that are adaptable for girls and boys. I love to make brother-sister outfits for Brooke and Sam.They are 1 year apart, but have been the same size for about a year now!B Enjoy your vacation, you deserve it!

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  14. I'm really loving the name Fiona now.

    As for patterns...have you ever considered making boy patterns? I'd love to sew some clothes for my son.

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  15. I vote Jasmine!

    Also, I'm not sure if you ever consider doing any boy patterns, but I always have the hardest time finding cute boy clothing patterns.

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  16. Well I think "Romy" is awesome or "Ella" :)

    My Ella has just lost her top teeth as well!

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  17. I have an Ella Violet so I would love to see an Ella too! Our other daughter is Amanda Evelyn and either of those would be great on a pattern, too!
    Have a great vacation!
    Dawn

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  19. Well.. I can offer:

    1 - Savannah
    2 - Olivia
    3 - Mia

    Enjoy your vacation :)

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  20. Here are my suggestions:
    Anna, Chloe, Michaela.

    Your patterns are simply adorable! :)

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  21. Christinelindh@hotmail.com12:26 PM

    I have the PERFECT name for you...

    ANNIKA

    I also love
    ALEXIS
    PAIGE

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  22. How about Sami or Olivia... Greta or Madeline...

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  23. Patty,

    I think everyone wants you to use THEIR name or names of their kids! On that note, an "Anna" pattern would be lovely! lol!

    Instead of suggesting new names, I've decided to vote for a few that were already suggested -
    I like Grace, Mimi, Zoe, Fiona & Hannah - something short, but catchy!

    I already have patterns with the following names: Lily, Bella, Olivia & Mia (they're super cute names though!)

    Hope this helps! Good luck, and I'm sure anything you choose will be great!

    Anna

    One more just occurred to me - Laurel. Kind of different, but very feminine!

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  24. I think Olive is such a cute girl's name. I'm also partial to Daisy, Zoey, and Pippa.

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  25. This is exciting Patty i come from Oman which is in the Middle East so as you can imagine our names are very much different that yours.

    My name is Mayya i hated when i was younger i wanted to be called Sabrina lol however i now love my name as its Unique and i find it exotic :) dont you?

    As Arabs all our names have meanings my daughters are called Hadeel (which means the sound of a peigon) and Dania (something close/near).

    Laila is another name i have always liked i find it very feminine.

    Good luck with it all enjoy your very much needed vacation :)

    Warm hugs from the Middle East

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  26. My suggestion is Chloe Noelle (all one). Perhaps something with a bit of Holiday inspiration?

    depechemommy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Lieneke1:20 PM

    Of course I love the names of my own girls :-) Hannah and Talitha.

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  28. Since my kids have real dutch names (Saskia and Nienke) I don't think these are very usable ;)
    However I do like the name Anna which is quite international.
    Even my first name (Eloise) can be used ;)

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  29. Jillian or Jilli

    Love your work! :)

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  30. I second the vote for Annika...that was going to be my 'girls' name but since I was blessed with three boys, I never had the chance to use it. I am also going to suggest Aisling, Arabella, Rosemary, Lola, Violet, Georgette, and Jillian. I tend to favor names that are uncommon, but that prolly comes from being one of those million 'Jennifers' :)

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  31. How about Abigail or Abby. Ruth is a nice classic name also. Natasha is a good one too. :)

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  32. Not seeing the patterns makes it harder for me because I want to see the style. KWIM? but may I suggest CLARA (grandma's name) CARMEN, ANNA, and ABIGAIL (duh! lol)

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  33. how fun! i love seeing all the name suggestions :)

    i've got:

    1. eliza
    2. faith
    3. caroline

    good luck choosing!

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  34. Well-I'd not all that original, perhaps, but I love my granddaughters names-Shayla & Elle.
    If you were ever a fan of Sex & the City, Shayla was the name Charlotte had picked for the daughter she was never able to have and had embroidered a pillow with the name!

    Needless to say, the girls are growing up & I so wish you'd do patterns for the 8-12 year old ages. They seem to be a little past the frilly stage, but still want cute. After all, your girls are growing, too, so you might as well get started now!

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  35. I'm a little partial to my girls' names - Lily and Elizabeth Rose, but if my new little guy had been a boy, then she SOOO would have been Isabella, or Bella for short. Any of those names is pretty girly right?

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  36. Well my two suggestions have already been listed but I will second them anyway.
    My two girls are Emma and Ella. Since you already have Emma I think Ella would be a lovely match. I've also always loved the name Olivia. What perfectly girlie names.
    As for a pattern suggestion I would love the pattern to the wonderful bag your mother made for market! I just love a good bag!

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  37. How about Chloe, Camilla, or Embry? or Courtney :)

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  38. Anonymous2:27 PM

    My little girl is Madelyn Grace.

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  39. Wow, I think my list could go on and on..how about:
    1. Ella
    2. Cambrie
    3. Stella

    As far as patterns, I'm a bag/apron lover. I noticed you had some cute bags in the pics at Quilt market.

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  40. My little girl is Madelyn Grace!

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  41. I think Darcie, this my daughter name. Jordyn and Madyson is my ganddaugher's two names.

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  42. My girls names are Isabella and Sophia, but since you've already used those... :) I would suggest:
    Jillian, Cherie, and Adrienne.

    Can't wait to see your new patterns!! Enjoy your holiday, Patty!

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  43. I love a good challenge!

    Amy Rose

    That was my great grandmothers name. She was a woman of quiet strength, who would give you all that she had, without complaint, and never had a bad word to say about anyone.

    I am also favoring:

    Ella Rose
    Ryleigh
    Cassidy
    Gabriella

    Patterns:
    A lounge set

    A reversible, button-up jacket with great cuffs and a great neckline
    (We get to use two of your fabrics!)

    A dress or skirt that wraps

    Have a great vacation!

    Sandra

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  44. So awesome! My daughter's name is Mayken Elyce. I think that it sounds wonderful for an adorable little pattern. I would most definitely buy it..wink..wink In fact, I would make the outfit and let her model it! Have a great vacation & stay COOL!
    lesliervt@yahoo(dot)com

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  45. Let's see...here's what I like:

    Catherine
    Avery
    Ainsley
    Charlotte
    Lauren
    Elizabeth
    Mia
    Leigh

    Looking forward to seeing the new patterns. Have a great time in Florida! :)

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  46. My picks :)

    Laikyn
    Lorelei
    Savannah
    Kate
    Ellie

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  47. My girly-girls names are:

    Natalie and Maia (pronounced My-uh).

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  48. well, madebyrae just named her little girl clementine, and that's pretty darn cute. if i ever have a girl, i'm going with carolina, as in north carolina. love it! what about a good old southern double name? mine is mary allison, which is pretty great, if i do say so myself. as for pattern ideas, will you ever design things for little boys? i've got two and am forever looking for funky things to sew for them.

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  49. I will suggest my daughter's names Alana and Grace to me they are very girly girl names. also my niece's names Andrea and Camilla. anyway If I coul have a wish I will like to get a formal dress like reception kind or flower girl kind of thing but with your fabric twist.
    Thanks and I hope you have a wonderful Vacation time

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  50. Well my daughter's name is Lydia and I think it is a girlie girl type name, she is certainly a girlie girl type girl. And she is the only Lydia at her school, it isn't a very common name down in Oz ...

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  51. Well I was going to suggest my daughters name but you already have wonderful taste and have chosen Isabelle ;) so here are my other suggestions!

    Mia
    Ava
    Charlie
    Amelie

    Have fun deciding and I also agree your studio looks amazing!

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  52. I'm so excited that you have so many new patterns coming!!!
    My name suggestion is....
    RENEE :)
    Oh...and for future pattern ideas...I'd love to see some boy clothes...I have a 5 year old that is very jealous of his sisters mommy sewn clothes :)
    Enjoy your vacation!
    Sherri

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  53. What a great idea for a contest, but I don't know how you are going to choose between all the great neames suggested. There are four I would like:

    1. Clara or Carla
    2. Lucy
    3. Nina
    4. Emily

    Good luck deciding!
    Patterns for boys as suggested by Sherri G would be most welcome.

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  54. In honor of my girls I would have to choose Summer and Jillian :-).

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  55. Well, I will suggest my daughter's name, Nora. She is actually Nora Kathryn named after my mother (Nora) and my husband's mother (Kathryn). We call her Nora Kate, so that is also a suggestion. It truly fits her. I also love the name Molly, so there is another suggestion for you! Have a great vacation! Just got a bunch of your fabric in (mezzanine) and love it. I have already begun experimenting with it!! Thanks for the contest!

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  56. How about "Chelsea"?
    Chelsea
    Brittnee/Britney
    Maddison
    Coraline
    Florida
    Maddison
    Lily
    Ella
    Christie
    How exciting! I love your competitions Patty :D
    For a pattern...how about a lovely womens tunic similar to the one you wore at the quilt market? Or maybe a long girls twirl skirt. Every little girl loves feeling like a princess in a long twirly skirt.

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  57. How about "Lily" or "Grace" they are the girls names that I had chosen but I had two boys. But I still adore the names.

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  58. Elara is my daughters name, I love and it isn't widely used. Or I like Juliet, Scarlet or Violet lol a few 'let' names lol

    good luck it must be hard :)

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  59. I like the name "Renee"!

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  60. Tabitha5:18 PM

    I love my name Tabitha and my baby's name Samantha. I also like Sabrina, Elizabeth or Lizzie.

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  61. I'll suggest my girls names since I think they're all pretty girly:
    Elayna, Chantel, Alyssa and our baby on the way is either Chelsea or Courtney.

    And I'd love to see a pattern for a modern school-uniform style jumper and skirt.

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  62. You for sure need an pattern named Anya. It's feminine yet not all that common. It fits with your other names quite nicely!

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  63. I love the names Gabriell(Gabby) and Elise. Theya re my daughter's first and middle name. I also love the name Jillian and also Ava. I love your designs so much and can't wait to see the new ones. I think that Frida is by far my favorite. I just recently ordered it and am going to get started on it soon. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations with me.

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  64. My little girls name is Isabella which would be lovely but already suggested a few times! I think Poppy would make a lovely name. Also Grace and Layla, but they were suggested too.

    I would love to see patterns for boys or a simple lounge set with pants and top for a girl and boy.

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  65. Hi Patti! I just had a baby girl 7 weeks ago and named her Piper. A little spunky and fun. My sister had one 10 days after I had Piper and she named her Emerson. Those are two unique names to go along with your clothing patterns. Enjoy your vacation - I am going to FLA in November... can't wait!!!!! Jodi

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  66. I would also suggest Grace, or maybe GRACIE. This is one of those names that is soo retro and cute, but also very popular now! I have a Gracie of my own and I think she truly embodies your sassy style. It would be the PERFECT name for one of your adorable patterns!

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  67. I love Rianna and Randi. Those are 2 of my daughters names. My oldest is Sydney;)

    I also think Roxie is a cute name for a pattern too!

    Thanks!
    Allison
    allison4kids@gmail.com

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  68. Ever since I watched the Sound of Music for the first time I have loved the name Louisa, its so pretty!

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  69. Katherine is a little sophisticated and classic. I also love Aubrey and Bridgette.

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  70. I'm going to suggest Kira, my own name, because I think it is pretty, and definitely unique. It is pronounced like K-ear-ah or like the pirate chick from Pirate of the Carribean. I'd love to see some heirloom types of techniques in your patterns. I know smocking is a longshot, but it is my favorite. I also love pintucks and puffing. :)
    Have a great vacation!

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  71. I love the names Audrey, Sylvie and Lily.

    As for sepcial requests - I'm having a hard time finding cute patterns for fall/winter outfits. Long sleeves, long pants, heavier fabrics. I am planning on making a long sleeve Kyoto dress out of the AndaLucia corduroy fabric. Can't wait!

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  72. What about Bella, Leila, Sarah or Veronica?

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  73. Jamie7:41 PM

    Girl names, my favorite thing to think about...

    My daughter is Eden Elise, but I also love:

    Aunika, Audra, Laila, Cheyenne, Livia, Dacia, Dinah, Penny, Piper...

    I could go on, but I will restrain myself.

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  74. I love the names Jane, Madelyn, Kathryn and my daughter's name: Ana Kate (short for Anastasia Kathryn).

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  75. I have to give my daughter's name as a suggestion. I don't know how sweet and girlie other people might think it is, but obviously I love it!

    Prudence or her nickname Prue are my suggestions.

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  76. Firt I´d like to say that I´m in love with your fabrics! I´m from Brazil and I´ll give you some Bazilians name:
    - Maria
    - Antonia
    - Marina
    - Laura
    - Dalila
    - Joana
    - Ligia

    I hope that you enjoy your vacations.
    love ju

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  77. What about Finley? That's my baby girl's name, and she's very girly, and sweet.

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  78. Okay I am just going to list my favorite little girl names (one being my daughter's!) Rosie, Kelsey, Lily, Emily, Charlotte, and Cameron. Cutie little girly, girls are attached to all those names(well except for Lily, but I am confident she was cutie girly girl in her day).

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  79. Well how about Zoe!! I thing you can't go wrong with a name like that:)

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  80. may I suggest my baby girl's name, Jackie? she's a twirly dancy girl who likes to throw in karate kicks now and then just for fun. and I second earlier suggestions for Caroline and Madeline, who are my beautiful nieces for whom I love to sew.

    I would love it if you drafted miniature versions of your beautiful patterns so baby girl could dress her (11"?) american girl doll to match. geeky, I know, but it would go over really big in our house. :)

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  81. I love the name Bergen and much like everyone else that is my daughters name.

    Flossie is my great grandmas name and I hope to use it for another daughter some day.

    I also really love the names Ruby or Daphne.


    Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  82. I think Abby is a very sweet girly name and I would love to see dresses for slightly older girls.

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  83. Dang, I was going to say Zoe. but it's been taken. So I'm going to say Vera. I love it.

    Or Heidi

    or gretchen. :)

    hugs,
    Meli

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  84. JULIA!!! I LOVE that name!!! ;) Hope you have a awesome visit/vacation! You know if you wanted hot and humid you could stay home! Summer has finally arrived! HAHa! Have a safe trip!

    Heather ;)

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  85. Carrie Sue, Shellie Robin and Sharon Lynn. All great names, and girls, too.

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  86. This is such a fun giveaway! I thought of more names:

    Miriam
    Alexandra
    Alexandria
    Petrova
    Alice
    Leilani

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  87. I would have to suggest my daughters' names. Hannah seems to be taken but what about Heléna?

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  88. Well, first I will say I LOVE the name "SADIE ISABELLA" , which of course is my daughter's name. Both seperated would be great names also.
    I will have to list also some great name's that I think should make the cut and of course are family or friends children's names.
    EMILY
    MADALYN~ MY NIECE
    JORDAN~ MY NIECE
    ADDISON
    OLIVIA
    MABRY
    "ALEXANDRIA" This was a runner up for my little girl's name. Love it!
    GABRIELLA
    GEORGIA
    JILLIAN~ MY SISTER
    JENNIFER~ MY SISTER
    ANNA'GRACE "BEAUTIFUL NAME OF ONE OF MY FRIENDS DAUGHTER'S.
    NICOLE~ MY MIDDLE NAME
    SAM~ SHORT FOR MY LITTLE BOYS NAME SAMUEL IF YOU EVER MAKE ANY BOYS PATTERNS
    SKYLAR
    DAKOTA

    Well, I've run out of name's to give you so maybe you will like one of mine for your patterns.
    Can't wait to see them!
    Have a fun and save trip to FLORIDA.

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  89. Oh girl names - now that's something I have talked about a lot - having three girls!
    How about Claudia, Lucy, Alice, Georgia, Abbey, Elise, Millie, Imogen, Rose or Mila.
    I could go on but I won't!
    I know you are thinking of Julia but what about Juliette?

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  90. I'll just offer my 3 girls' names... I don't think I can do better than that... Elizabeth (we call her Lizzi), Abby and Ellie. I love your patterns!

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  91. Zoey or Aidah... or Madison... or Lila! ( Lila will be our next girls name, if God wants to bless us with another girl!)

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  92. I'd love to see a pattern named Kyra, and another Maia :D

    Luv your designs extremely, 1 of my happiest blog-hopping finds! :D

    - Joey

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  95. I love the idea of names that sound similar for "families", like your Sadie and Sophie! So to go with Ava, I think other names that end with "a" would be super. That way they sort of roll off the tongue nicely together, that way people will want to order them all!

    Ava, Olivia, Anna, Jenna, Rebecca (my name he he he) and I LOVE Ophelia that someone suggested.

    So much fun...hoping you enjoyed Florida

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  96. My suggestions are Aimee or Emmaleigh I hope you like them.

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  97. My suggestions are Aimee or Emmaleigh I hope you like them.

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  98. I have been thinking of names here are a couple more names that are in our family:
    Phildora
    Daisy
    Hattie
    Celina
    They are the names 2 grandmothers and 2 great aunts.
    Joan

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  99. Most probably my daughters name is too exotic...
    Her name 'Linnea' is the name of a small pink mountain flower that was named after the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus. It is super popular in Scandinavia and Germany, but you will find it in the US and Australia, too.

    I would love to get a pattern for a little jacket with a short sleeve, perfect for summer evenings... Or for layering in winter :)
    Have a lovely vacation, and thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!
    Steffi

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  100. Anonymous7:18 AM

    I love your patterns.....

    I suggest Allison or Alli for the name of a pattern. This is my daughter;s name. She was named after my mom Alice which passed away when I was 12. Alli is only 4 and doesn't know her Grandma but talks about her alot.....

    Thanks and have a great vacation:O)

    Glenda

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  101. I'll add to your long list, April, Rebecca, Kylie, Bree. Of course I think these would be a wonderful addition.
    Good luck,
    Debbie

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  102. Karen H7:26 AM

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful time on your vacation in Florida. I have two sweet little girls of my own, Emma and Julia. I know you already have an "Emma" pattern, so how about Julia. It's a sweet youthful name, don't ya think?

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  103. I haven't read through all the comments so I don't know if these have been mentioned.

    Arielle
    Amber
    Mia
    Maya
    Sasha
    Anne
    Jasmine
    Taylor
    Georgia
    Erin
    Emily
    Chloe
    Gemma
    Madeline
    Zoe

    As for patterns, I would love to see a bubble skirt pattern.

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  104. I have two girls: Raney and Madyn! And they LOVE your patterns! Those are my choices.

    As for pattern suggestions, I love the idea of some cute PJs as someone already suggested (how bout for Mom and daughter). And Raney is at the age to love anything twirly!

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  105. Alot of great names out there! Here are my contributions:
    Andrea
    Melia
    Brandy
    Rochelle
    Melinda
    Penny

    As far as pattern suggestions I have to agree with the poster that suggested clothing for 8-12 yr olds. Have a great vacation!

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  106. My two favorites:

    - Elle
    - Lauren

    Thanks for the contest. Great idea!

    Have a great vacation!!

    --CraftyDad
    www.blog.craftydad.com

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  107. how about Mallory for my daughter

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  108. Anonymous9:48 AM

    11 weeks ago I gave birth to my daughter Maxine.
    It is a known name, but more popular in the 1920's than the current day. I think the name emits a strength, playfulness, and definately some color.

    new mom- Ellen

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  109. I am not sure if these names have been mentioned but,
    Reece
    Keslee
    Carli- My Name
    Lila
    Lydia
    Brooklyn
    Briley
    Brynlee
    Addie (Addison)- Name of my friends baby whom just passed away
    Monet

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  110. I love the names
    1) Hailey / Hayley / Halie
    2) Olivia
    3) Mya
    4) Jenna
    5) Alberta

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  111. I'm back again! ;)

    Rosalie
    Libby
    Camille
    Reece
    Aurora
    Cecily
    Francesca
    Scarlett
    Jenica
    Sophie
    Chloe
    Tallulah
    Jane
    Poppy
    Dara
    Sasha
    Addison

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  112. How about Ruby, Olivia, Tatum, or you could go with my name Taya it is pronounced with the first a being long and the second short.

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  113. Well, you alredy have a bunch of great names, but I'll throw in my suggestions! Ellie (short for Elizabeth) and Mae. It's my daughter's name... and yes, we do call her Ellie Mae!

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  114. How about LIBBY CLAIRE. Sounds super cute and fun! Or you could use just CLAIRE. I think those would be very cute for a variety of different patterns.

    Good luck! Have a great vacation!

    Luckydux@sbcglobal.net

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  115. Avery..

    As for patterns, how about some winter dresses with long sleeves. Most of the cute well-sewn patterns are all sleeveless or short sleeves, which could be layered, but I'd love to see some dresses with sleeves for winter!

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  116. Wow! I'm glad I'm not the one who has to choose.

    I like: Alison, Kate, Maggie, Twila

    I have several friends having baby girls soon - I'm just going to send them over here for name suggestions!

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  117. Wow - so many names. I like Claire, Ashlyn, Madison and MacKenna.

    I'd love to see more winter/fall patterns or patterns suitable for cooler weather.

    Enjoy your vacation,
    Linda

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  118. Hi!! Your studio looks great!! My contribution to the name challenge is the following---both girlie and sportie entries!!:
    Lillie or Lilly
    Lindsey
    Katie
    Cami
    Grace
    Sunnie
    Bonnie
    Marley
    Kaycee
    Courtney
    Candie

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  119. You can use my daughters name, Caitie. So feminine yet strong. :) She is such a girly girl full of life and fun. Her teachers say she lights up the room because she is always such a happy child.

    Another suggestion is Annelies the given name of Anne Frank. If I had a second daughter that is what I would have wanted to name her. :)


    with cooler weather fast approaching I would love simple jackets (hooded with directions for no hood)... ones that I could add snaps as closures for layering... and long sleeve cold weather items. I see a lot of sundresses in the boutique children's world but not many truely cold weather items. Knickers are on my figure out how to make list! Maybe more dress up items to go with your lil chef set... nurse, princess, capes, a "dress up box" pattern would be fun with several versital patterns in it for simple skirts, capes, crowns ...

    LOVE the Emma pattern BTW very unique! Just got it in my hands today! Can't wait to start on it.
    Also love your fabrics and hope you continue to put out the excellent quality fabrics with children's clothing in mind. :) yes I have some of those too. :)

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  120. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Isabella

    Ginger

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  121. Jan Richards2:36 PM

    Love the new designs. I would like to see a pattern named Glady. That is the nickname of our grandgirl Gladys. It was also the name of my dear mother in law. Everyone seems to love this name and often say what a pretty name.

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  122. I also wanted to suggest Lucy, Candy, Akira, Georgia, Camille, Cara,Christy, Jocelyn, Autumn, Callie, Niki,

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  123. Margot, just because that is my little girls name and she is so happy and funny, just the world!
    I like Lilly or heather!
    For sewingpatterns: tunics, pyjama's and a coat!
    Happy holiday,
    Willemijn

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  125. I would suggest the names: Lily, Cecilia those where the two names we had for girls picked out.

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  127. I love my daughter's name (of course). It is Sarah. Which means princess. That is not the reason we named her that... we chose it because I think it's sounds pretty. I also like the name Angela. That is my middle name which was taken from my grandfather's name, Angelo. I never got to meet him but have heard wonderful stories about him. Lily is also a favorite name of mine. I guess I like old fashion names.

    As for patterns, I would love to see some apron patterns for women and children. (I love, love aprons!)

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  128. hi! well, lets see....i just love the name ellie, lilli, mabel, becky, and katie!! how bout one of those names?? just love love love your things and cant wait to get the new patterns for my grandbaby!! thanks, judy

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  129. hi! i just love your patterns and cant wait for the newest little dress!! how about any of these names: Ellie, Lilli, Mabel, or Betsy??? thanks so much, judy

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  130. ok, here is my two cents:

    1. Alexandria or Lexie
    2. Hope
    3.Addison or Addy

    please pick me!! :) have a great vacation and totally looking forward to your new patterns!!

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  131. It's gotta be FIONA.... okay, I know it's the princess from Shrek but it's a super-fine name. Fiona is mysterious, creative, inspiring... Good Luck!

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  132. Here's one more... my #4 daughter's name... MAEVE. It's an Irish name that means "she who intoxicates"! Let's face it... your fabrics are truly INTOXICATING!

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  133. Anonymous8:45 PM

    My DD's first name is Alex so we wanted to give her a really girly girl and to go along with the boyish name. I Loved the name Caroline--classy, girly, girl name. My other DD's name is Alyssa and she is a SUPER girly girl.
    --Kelly
    kellymackey@mcsd.us

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  134. Anonymous8:49 PM

    My great grandmother was named Jailey. I have always loved that name and wanted to name my girls that but my husdand won't agree to it. My other great grandmother was Lilian--wow was she a spunky lady!

    --Kelly
    kellymackey@mcsd.us

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  135. Oh, I have the perfect names for your new patterns:
    Anika (my twin daughter's name)
    Kordula (anunciated on the "o", it's an old German name and means Sweetheart. And it's my other twin daughter's name)
    Annabelle (my baby niece)

    Love the Kyoto pattern.

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  136. molly, Kate, Eleanor Jayne :)

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  137. I would love to see a lined hooded poncho or a lined hooded jacket (using fleece or other heavy fabric for the exterior). I wouldn't mind a pleated school-girl type skirt. A wrap-around dress would be cute. I think outfits that show layering versatility through the seasons would be nice. Or how about a circle skirt?

    Thanks.
    Linda

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  138. I'm very partial to Gracie and Jessica. ;)

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  139. Tessa
    It's an old name that I just love. I was actually my great grandmothers name, and I named 1 of my girls Tessa, sometimes called Tess. kmomleg@bellsouth.net

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  140. Poor Patty has to go through all of these names!! My 2 favorites are Sylvie and Lyndie. And together they are even cuter!!

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  141. Wow, I am a bit late on this one, but I absolutely love Sophia or Sophie, and of course my daughters name Olivia. Good Luck, this should be fun.

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  142. My two grandmothers were named Emma and Ella. I really like the name Ella and it seems those names have come back in vogue. My middle name is Corrine and you don't hear that so often. At least not in my circles. Good luck, I'm sure you'll get lots of suggestions for wonderful names.

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  143. How about "Tisha"...

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  144. Okay, I'm not going to read through all the other comments...so if mine have been taken, then *sniff* . :)

    Georgia, Suzy, Juliet

    as for future clothing patterns - i don't suppose you'd consider thinking up something darling, fashionable and different for boys??? :)

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  145. Amy Peacock10:22 AM

    My daughter's name is Aubrey Kay, but I also love Audra and Lena (pronounced Leena) Those would make cute names for a girly pattern.
    I would LOVE some patterns for boys!!! You really can't find any out there, and making pj's gets old after a while. My 5 year old wanted me to make him something for his 1st day of kindergarten, but I really couldn't find anything that was not for a baby boy. I need a "big boy" pattern he says. lol I'll cross my fingers on that one.
    -Amy
    amyvpeacock@yahoo.com

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  146. I'm sure every name in the world has already been listed but I'm partial to
    Naomi
    Daphne
    Maggie

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  147. So tough to come up with something not already listed, but here goes:

    Junebug
    Larissa
    Lara
    Sadie
    Daisy
    Laurette
    Gabrielle
    Birdie
    Nora
    Zora
    Bella
    Tabitha
    Sabina
    Samantha

    In the process of making Kyoko with Mezzanine fabric...love it!!

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  148. Anonymous11:54 AM

    Great names so far. I scanned them and hopefully I'm not repeating.

    Celia
    Evvi
    Greta
    Carrie (Sex and the City fashionista)

    kay

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  149. What about Audrey?
    My girls are Virginia and Vada - they'd think they were royalty if you named a pattern after them!
    Enjoy your vacay - can't wait to see your new line & th enew patterns....hope one of them is for a raincoat!

    Karen G.

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  150. I think the name Pheline (first e as in elephant, i as in magazine) or Felina would make a great pattern name. It's girly, different and fun. Good luck choosing names - I can only imagine how difficult that must be Patti!

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  151. My cutie patooty suggestions are:
    Molly
    Ellie
    Lizzy

    I know you will choose the perfect name. Your previous choices are great. No pressure!

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  152. Well, I have to offer up my own daughters' beautiful names: Audrey, Elena, Natalie. Two movie stars and a ballerina!

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  153. I'm going to have to get my kids' names in the lot too:
    Lily, Abigail, Scarlett, Betty...
    Some oldoes but goodies.
    I have to say, your patterns are so easy to sew with beautiful results. I get so many compliments on the things I make with them!
    I'd love a little jacket that doesn't pull over your head- perhaps with only one button or a tie closure that closes towards the shoulder (offset- doesn that make sense?) I do love the long pointed hoodie detail too... Just a crazy idea!
    Yolanda

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  154. I partial to ....

    Savannah - feminine & southern
    Shelby
    Madison
    Esmarelda - for an exotic flare
    Adeline or Adalynn

    Love your patters!!

    Thanks!!

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  155. Now of course i might be disqualified for this prize ;) but still wanted to offer names that haven't been mentioned yet! Girlie-girl...
    Betty, Lucinda, Lulu, Belle,
    Wendy, Serena, Justine, Tracy,
    Lena (one of my BFFs), Cherise,
    Luz, Darlene,
    Darla, Karen, Tally, Anne
    Just named a bunch of my favorite book characters :)

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  156. I have to suggest my own name, Mellissa, you don't see many things carry that name. I also like Lizzie and Beth.

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  157. Skylar, Summer, Crystal, Maddison, Taylor, Mackenzie...

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  159. Hello,
    I'm french and live in Bretagne (that piece of france sticking out on the map and pointing towards the states!!).
    As your daughters names are starting with an "S", I thought I would suggests some names from this part of france:
    Servane, Solenn or Sterenn (means "star").
    Other names from britany: Gwenn (means "white"), Lara, Levenez (means "joy") or Youna.
    Regards
    Emmanuelle

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  160. ok, I'll play. Suggestions:

    Jeanie
    Lauralai
    Annabelle
    or Amberly

    yea for more fun for little girls!

    I'd love to see some sort of costume - like fairy wings or cute princess/queen outfit!

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  161. My suggestions are Evie and Ellison. Those of course being my girls names. ;) Good luck naming your patterns. I can't wait to see them. You do awesome work!

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  162. I've always liked the names of my aunts
    Yvonne
    Jeannette
    Michele
    Germaine
    Suzanne

    And I'll throw in both my grandmas names for good measure
    Ethel
    Helen

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  163. Robyn8:16 AM

    Hi there!
    As far as names...What do you think of Mia and Kira?
    As for ideas for patterns..What about a pattern for a really cute coat. What I mean by that is like a trench for little girls. Something for them to wear with jeans and a t-shirt that is not too heavy.
    What do you think?
    Robyn
    rcc225@hotmail.com

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  164. My vote is for Gianna, its my daughter's name and we always get comments on it.

    I saw someone else put up Karrington, i love that name. I heard it for the first time on So you Think You Can Dance last year.

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  165. I'm gonna have to go with Kate. It's sweet & spunky at the same time.

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  166. Anonymous11:17 AM

    I would love to find a pattern of a funky children's trench/dress/long coat. I've been looking for quite sometime and have a hard time finding anything I love...

    Pattern names...what about Nila or Eden

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  167. I hope you're having a wonderful vacation Patty. We just returned home from a family/beach vacation to Delaware.

    My girl's names are Emma and Camryn. Since you already have an Emma pattern, my vote is for Camryn. We also call her Cami, which fits her well since she is very girly.

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  168. How about Katarina? Means purity.

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  169. Anonymous2:16 PM

    How about:

    Kaylee
    Eve
    Edith
    Louise
    Avery
    Lily
    Sunny

    Kelly Welch
    isew77@hotmail.com

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  170. I've always loved the names Becka and Kylie

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  171. How about Elena? It's means "light". It's such a beautiful feminine name.

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  172. How Fun. I have always loved the name my husband chose for our daughter, Cassandra. I also like the name Alexandria though. MMMMM maybe we will have to have another lol.

    Thanks

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  173. My girls names are maggie and myra. they are both named after great grandmothers. those are my votes!

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  174. Anonymous7:51 PM

    I suggest:
    Ada
    Mira
    Selena
    Paloma

    cvrchkic@yahoo.com

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  175. Well, I am partial to Emma - my daughter and your pattern! I definitely need to order that one and try to master it with my granny's help. :) As for some girly suggestions...I love Olivia, Luciana, Gracie, Ruby and Ella.

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  176. I love the name Tilly which is my niece's name. Also love Kirsten and Lilah.

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  177. I haven't read through all the posts so there might be repitition. I am suggesting Riley, lauren, megan or savannah.

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  178. I am rather fond of the names Audrey, Madeline, and Eleanore ;o)

    I wish my hair looked that amazing after being braided! And I am quite happy to know that the tooth fairy is on Twitter lol!

    Have a fabulous vacation!!!

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  179. My current favorite girly names are Daisy and Ruby.

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  180. Olivia
    Lilian
    Ruthie

    These are future daughter names, but I am happy to let you borrow them if you like!

    Cannot wait to see the new patterns :)

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    For patterns, I love that you already include options (Kyoko dress and tunic, etc) and would love to see that for shorts/skirts, etc. If I can make several outfits out of one pattern, I am in love!

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  181. I have two name suggestions for you. Of course, the first has to be my daughter's name, which is Elise. It is classic, yet not too common. The second suggestion is Jane. I just love the name, and if I ever have another girl she will be Jane. (Don't tell my husband, I still have to warm him up to the idea of both a third child AND the name Jane).

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  182. Adalee, Elise, and Mya are my favorites. Thanks for the contest.

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  183. How about a coat dress? I've been looking for a few years for a long sleeve dress that is fitted in the bodice, flared at the waist and has buttons down the front.

    Thanks.
    Linda

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  184. I'm SO excited to hear you're releasing so many new patterns Patty! YAY--I can't wait!!!
    Here are my girly girl suggestions:
    Soleil (soe-lay)
    Macie
    Hailey
    Mia
    Zanee (zin-ay)
    Anise
    Laelanie (lay-lan-e)

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  185. I love the name Alaina...it's my friends' niece's name... pattern suggestions would be some cute stuff for boys...like some longer length shorts that are NOT elastic waist.

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  186. I'm going to vote for Sabrina and Violet! Both very girly :-)
    I just love your patterns!!

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  187. I'll leave you with my daughters' names, Natalia and Claudia. :)

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  188. Well here are my suggestions:

    Aryn
    Savannah
    Makena
    Bella

    Thanks Nicole

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  189. Katelyn, Chloe, Zoe, Lexi, Izzy, Vera (very classic), Rylea, Taylor, they're all my favorites. Hope one of them works!

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  190. I have to add more names!! LOL
    This is one name that I think would be AWESOME and is a very GIRLY GIRLY name and is not used much....

    "MATILDA"

    I don't think anyone has suggested this name yet???

    Also a name of a friend which is very different.
    Both names are something you don't hear of much at all....

    "JEWEL"
    "LAVADA" ( lA-VAY-DA )

    I always like her name because it wasn't something you heard of.

    Hope you like one of these....

    Jamie

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  191. Girly-girl names.... I think my girls' names are pretty and feminine: Cayley Alyssa and Madeleine Ainsley. Another frilly, delicate name that comes to mind is Felicity.

    Looking forward to seeing your new patterns!

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  192. I love the name Kennedy!! I think it would be fun!!! I also love Jane and Roxie!! Next would be Ruby, Grace, or Sophie!

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  193. I've already submitted some names but one more just came to mind. Tennille, this is my cousin's name and I have always loved it!

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  194. Hi,
    I love my daughters names which are Sierra Dawn and Darian Alexandra. I also love my nieces name which is Skylee. Another favorite name I like is Penelope.
    Have a great vacation.

    Regards,
    Stephanie

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  195. I love my girls names. Naysa is greek and means pure and Kalea (ka-lay-a)is hawaiian and means bright. I also LOVE the name Annabella...very girly. Lola is another favorite of mine. It is my grandmothers middle name and if we have another little girl it may be her name.
    Have a great vacation!!
    Andrea :-)

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  196. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


    LEILA (Lay-la)

    CECILEY (Sess-i-lee)

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  197. How about Kennedy? Or perhaps Talia? Another fav is Ava.
    Good luck!

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  198. Our darling daughter's name is Piper Grace. The grace part is because she was a "bonus" baby (surprise!) and I heard a great definition of grace: "an undeserved blessing." LOVE that!

    Also on our list of baby names for her were Riley, Torrey, and Katie.

    Oh, and my name is Jill, which is a super-fun, happy girly name and not at all weird, yet I have found that no one is ever actually *named* Jill, somehow! :) Feel free to steal my name! :)

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