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Today is the last day of Giveaway Week. Have you entered all of them: day 1, 2, 3, and 4? Day 5’s giveaway is a very weird. We’re giving away 4 meters of fabric, but I don’t have any pictures of the fabric. I have no idea what the fabric even looks like! pictured here! All this beautiful fabric is certified organic too!

zonen 09 fabric

top row: jersey 1. off beetle mint 2. off beetle green 3. off beetle blue

bottom row: poplin 1. stickly rockers mustard 2. stickly rockers mint 3. stickly rockers blue

But I know it’s good. How do I know? Because Sharon, from Zonen 09, is behind this new fabric line. Last season we gave away the entire Zonen 09 collection of patterns and I was surprised at how many of you hadn’t heard of this amazing pattern company. Sharon has a keen eye for modern design and, with two boys of her own, she knows exactly what kids want to wear. The result is some seriously cool sewing patterns for boys. Today we’re here to talk about Zonen 09 fabric, not the patterns. I asked Sharon to tell us a bit about how this new venture came about.
The story [of Zonen 09 fabric] is actually the same as the one with the patterns. I sew for my boys but I couldn’t find what I was looking for. It is hard to find stylish boyish fabric that both me and my boys like.

If I wanted boy fabrics I liked I would have to create them myself and although I have the ideas, I can not draw. So I searched for someone who could and had the style I was looking for. I found her in Paris and our collaboration was perfect. She drew exactly what I asked for and added her own special touch. 

Here is where I should show you the awesome drawings that came from this mysterious Parisian lady, but I can’t. ARG! Instead I’m going to show you some of the fabric choices Sharon makes, because she has a great style.

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1. pim 2. theo 3. theo 4. summer black 

Chevrons, snails, crazy stripes? The lady knows how to push the envelope when it comes to boys-wear. Retailers tell us our boys should be wearing red, navy, and gray–and maybe some green for good measure. We make a point to tell our daughters they can wear any color they want, why shouldn’t our sons wear yellow bunnies or aqua stripes if they want to?

zonen 09 + giveaway // kid's clothes week

1. snails 2. bunnies 3. bears 4. lars 

By now you are yelling, “When do I get to see this awesome fabric?!  Tomorrow!  You can hang on until then right? Because tomorrow is  Zonen 09’s third birthday, Sharon has put together a special launch party for her fabric collection:

A lot of my customers are Belgian and Dutch bloggers who give Zonen 09 so much visibility without asking anything in return. Without them, Zonen 09 would not have been able to grow the way it did the last three years…I decided to host a product launch event combined with a Zonen 09 birthday party for about 100 of those bloggers and best customers. The event takes place this Saturday June 20th. The invitees will get a few hours of with lots of treats and they will be the first people to see my fabrics. After that the rest of the sewing world can too. 
The first Zonen 09 mini fabric collection will be available on Monday June 22th–the first day of KCW!  So don’t worry, you will be able to see what you are going to win before you actually win it:) Sharon has generously offered to giveaway 4 meters of her new fabric: 2 meters of poplin and 2 meters of jersey. I promise I will put up photos when the fabric line is launched, but for now just enter! Because you know it’s going to be good.

EDITED TO ADD: and it is good! This mini collection consists of small scale prints, reminiscent of bugs, in fantastic colors. All Zonen 09 fabrics are certified organic. There is one jersey print and one poplin print, both available in three color ways

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Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter by Friday, June 26. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. One winner will receive 4 meters of Zonen 09 fabric: 2 meters poplin and 2 meters jersey (your choice of colors).

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I promised you a post about boys’ patterns and here is it;)

People tend to shy away from sewing boys’ clothes. It’s true that they can be a bit more involved than, say, an elastic waist skirt, but they are incredibly satisfying to sew. Girls have a reputation for being picky, but I think my sons are twice as particular as my daughter. They want their clothes to be a certain color, no a certain shade of a certain color; and they need to be easy to put on–no fussy snaps or zippers or buckles; and if they are not the most comfortable thing in the world, well then those clothes will never see the light of day.

Making clothes that your boys love is challenging, but when they fall in love with something you’ve made it’s the best feeling in the world. Sharon, the designer and owner of Zonen 09, has not only embraced this challenge, but built a company around it. Her patterns are comfortable, modern, filled with delightful details, and a pleasure to sew. In Sharon’s words:

Zonen 09 loves sewing for boys. That is why we design sewing patterns for stylish and comfortable boys clothing. Every pattern comes with a detailed step by step photo tutorial that makes it fun and easy for their moms to sew their sons unique handmade outfits.

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cisse pants (and shorts )pattern has several pocket, fly and waistband possibilities

Zonen 09 is located in Belgium, so naturally all the patterns are available in Dutch. There are four Zonen 09 patterns available in English: Ole, Pim, Charlie, and Jacob. But on the first day of KCW, Monday April 20, the Cisse pants pattern and the Lars jacket pattern will be released in English as well! The Cisse is pictured above. You can see some of the details Zonen 09 is famous for: double pocket, double piped pocket, piped cuffs, welt pockets with a button closure. All of these details can be included, or you can omit them all for a well-tailored, simple summer short.

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lars jacket pattern is fully lined with a high collar, hood option, zipper and velco closure, and piping details 

The Lars comes out in English on Monday too and this is far and away my favorite pattern. If I saw this jacket in a store, it would surely be out of my price range:) The coat closes with a zipper and velcro and opens to reveal a gorgeous curved–and piped!– lining. The add-on hood pattern pulls tight with an elastic cord and attaches easily with buttons. The giant pocket in front is très cool and quite useful too. This coat will no doubt be a favorite and could very easily become an heirloom!

If all these details make you nervous–don’t be! Sharon walks you through each and every step. Her tutorials are quite extensive. She explains every step in the sewing process in detail, so even beginning sewers can use the patterns without troubles.

zonen 09 + giveaway // kid's clothes week

1. jacob 2. cisse 3. ole 4. lars 

Even though Sharon’s patterns are designed with boys in mind, there are plenty of girls walking around in Zonen 09 outfits. Isabelle from Mini Dotter sews a lot of Zonen 09 patterns for her three girls and they are absolutely stunning! Sharon also has a whole page devoted to girls in Zonen 09 on pinterest.

I know you are eager to get to the giveaway. I mean how could you not want to sew up all of these patterns right this minute?! But I wanted to let you in on a little secret. Sharon has been working for months on adding a new branch to her company: fabric design! The designs are in the final stages, so be on the look out for Zonen 09 fabric for boys. Her fabric designs are sure to be as fantastic as her patterns.

zonen 09 + giveaway // kid's clothes week

1. pim shorts 2. cisse pants 3. jacob pants 4. charlie shirt 5. ole hoodie 6. lars jacket 

Now, finally, for the giveaway. Sharon has generously offered to giveaway six of her patterns: Pim, Cisse, Jacob, Charlie, Ole, and Lars. One winner will receive 6 Zonen 09 PDF patterns in English. If you speak Dutch you can opt to get the paper version!

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter by Thursday, April 23. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. One winner will receive 6 Zonen 09 PDF patterns.

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Good luck and Happy KCW!

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zonen 09 + giveaway

Today is the last day of giveaway week. We’re sad to have this week come to an end, but we’ve got a fantastic giveaway for you from Zonen 09!

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Zonen 09 has taken the kid’s clothes pattern world by storm this past year. You haven’t heard of them? Here is Sharon to tell you about her company:

Zonen 09 is passionate about handmade boys’ clothing. We want moms all over the world to sew for their sons and not only do we want them to sew, we want them to love it. That is why we focus on designing stylish and comfortable boys’ patterns with extra detailed photo tutorials making it fun and easy for all moms out there to dress their sons in unique handmade outfits.

The patterns at Zonen 09 have a fantastic retro vibe! Some of them might look complicated, but every step in the sewing process is as detailed as possible. So even beginning sewers can use the patterns without troubles. And very pattern comes with many variations, so you can make it your own.

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We have a special treat for you! Zonen 09 is releasing 2 new patterns next week and they have given KCW an exclusive preview! The first pattern is Theo, a button up with cuffs, a yoke, and stand up collar. The Theo pattern comes with an extensive photo tutorial, detailing every step. There is a version for beginners and one for advanced seamstresses (with bound buttonholes and welted pocket). And there is an extra version with the little corners done in a contrasting fabric. See those little orange bits in the photo above. Eek!

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The second pattern is Ole, a button up cardigan with a hood. A hood! Genius, right? Ole also has options for elbow pads, snap buttons, inside pockets and pockets in the side seam. And the pattern gives you the option of making it reversible!

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We are giving away both new Zonen 09 patterns, Ole and Theo, to one lucky winner! Use the Rafflecopter widget above to enter by Friday January 31. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. Winner will receive 2 emailed PDF sewing patterns (in English, French, or Dutch).