Monday, October 31, 2011

Ben & Mia Pants–Review and GIVEAWAY!

Last week Cecilia, over at Lily Bird Studios, released a great new pattern: Ben & Mia Pants.

These wide leg pants are perfect for boys or girls and feature adorable belt loops and lined pockets. The elastic waistband makes them super easy to wear and comfortable too!

I’ve recently been on the search for my go-to pants pattern for my kids, I had even drafted my own. But after receiving this pattern last week, my search is over. These are by far the best pants I’ve yet made for my kids. I liked them so much in fact, I’ve made two pairs just since Wednesday!


The pattern is designed for two different coordinating fabrics. It contains directions for creating your own custom piping too! These were made of a chambray and cotton print combo and I love how they turned out.

So much so, I went hunting through my fabric stash to find another pair of fabrics to put into combination. This is what I cam up with the second time.


These are made from a fine wale cord paired with velveteen and I love these even more! I even hand-stitched (I know, I can’t believe it either!) the inner waistband so that there would be no visible stitching in the velveteen.


This pattern sews up really quick and easy, with great instructions and clear photographs of each step. The pockets (both front and back) and belt loops are optional too, making it a very versatile pattern. And what is even more fantastic? This PDF pattern is in 7 sizes ranging from 12months to 6yrs. I highly recommend it! I’ll be making a lot more from this pattern, and soon!


So now that you know that you need this pattern too, would you like to win a copy?? I thought so.

One reader will receive a free copy of the Ben & Mia Pants PDF pattern from Lily Bird Studios. You have FOUR chances to enter!  This giveaway is closed.

First Entry (REQUIRED): Go check out Lily Bird Studio’s shop and leave a comment here telling me which is your favorite pattern.

Bonus Entries:

- Be a Follower on this blog, and leave a comment here telling me that you follow Un Petit Design.

- Be a Follower of Lily Bird Studio’s blog, and leave a comment here telling me that you follow LBS.

- Follow Lily Bird Studio on Facebook and leave a comment here.

Giveaway starts today and will close at 5pm on Friday, November 4th. Winner will be chosen at random on Saturday November 5th.

*Disclosure* I received the Ben & Mia Pants pattern free for review. All opinions in this post are my own.



  1. I agree that these are great pants and I love the pink cord!
    I've just signed up as a follower - I've enjoyed your Patternreview posts and look forward to seeing what you sew for your kids.

  2. My favourite pattern is the shorts with pockets for girls, I've made at least 5 pairs this year! thanks for the giveaway

  3. I'm a new follower, thanks for a great review, if I don't win I think I'll have to buy this pattern for my little ones.

  4. I follow Cecilia's blog and was too busy to pattern test last week, I tested her birthday party dress though and loved it!

  5. I follow lily bird on facebook

  6. I follow Lily Bird Studio blog (that is how I knew to come here)

  7. I love the Kate dress and the pants - I am totally loving the pink version. Can't wait to make these for my little girl.

  8. I am a new follower. Loving what I have seen so far. Thanks for hosting a giveaway

  9. I love all of her dresses, but I really want the Ben & Mia Pants pattern to make my son something!

  10. I like the A line Katies Dress. A very pretty style.

  11. I love the emma's dress,the kate's dress and of course the ben & mia pants!! They are all soo cute!

  12. i'm already a follower of Lily Birds Blog "So Tei-Tei

  13. I tested this pattern too and LOVE your versions! GORGEOUS!!! (don't enter me in the giveaway, I just wanted to comment on how great your pants turned out!) I LOVE LILY BIRD STUDIO patterns! Great quality, easy to follow and gorgeous results!

  14. the Kate dress is adorable. The pants are spectacular too!

  15. @Kristy Thank you so much Kristy!! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate it. I really enjoyed making both pairs of these pants. Yes, Lily Bird Studios has great patterns!!! Very good quality and such a great value, with all of the sizes and the range of pattern types.

  16. I just adore the "Kate" dress! Thank you for the awesome giveaway opportunity, I'm so excited to have discovered your blog. I would love for you to check out my blog at and add your link to my Blog Directory. (You will find the directory in the drop down under the "bloggers" tab.)


  17. I forgot to mention I am now following your blog via GFC, and if I win, you may contact me at :)

  18. This is one of my favourite pant patterns. I really love both pairs that you have made. You make really lovely things :)


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