DIY create H.O.P.E. designs

When I was in Seattle over the summer, visiting my parents, I picked up a pattern from my mom’s local craft store made by the cute designers at Izzy and Ivy Designs.
The Pattern was called Sweet Polly’s playclothes, and I immediately snatched it up because of those to-die-for ruffle leggings on the front cover.   see ’em?
And ever since then, I have been on a leggings blitz!
I’ve made a couple of pairs of ruffle leggings for my daughter, Ivy, and I can’t stand how stinkin’ cute they are.  I also made some for my nieces, whose mom’s were kind enough to send me some cute pics of them rockin’ them.  Aren’t they darling?!?
BUT I couldn’t stop with just the ruffle legging’s, their ‘skinny leggings’ pattern is perfect for knit fabrics, and we’ve been on the hunt for some darling knit stripes around here (Jen and I are both obsessed with striped knit!)  Anyways, remember these leggings from our Project Run and Play (Roxy Redo) Challenge?  I made them with this pattern.
 oh, and I have plans for more…obsessed much?

I love them! (especially the leopard ones on the far right)

Anyways, Sweet Polly’s Playclothes has patterns from size 1 to size 14 (like a 1 year old up until size 14)
AND doesn’t only have leggings patterns buried inside, but ruffle tanks, cardigans, flare pants, etc…seriously, this has become my favorite little pattern booklet, and I am super excited to share it with some lucky reader this week!
But before we talk more about Izzy and Ivy Designs, I wanted to tell you a little something about them…
Have you ever heard of Create H.O.P.E Designs?
  When I contacted the girls at Izzy and Ivy telling them how much I loved their playclothes pattern book, they introduced me to this amazing charity that they are dedicating their whole hearts to!  This is a group of designers that desired to make a difference with their talents.  They design PDF downloadable patterns (so they can operate 100% overhead free) and 100% of the funds generated benefit designated foundations serving orphans and their communities.
Please visit their big cartel shop and their website for more information and to peruse their adorable selection of patterns!
They have darling patterns to choose from, each benefiting children around the world.  I was lucky enough to be able to try out one of these patterns: Lucy’s Little Flower Tunic and Dress.
oh my.
My Ivy wore her new little dress to church on Sunday, and i thought she was so stinkin’ cute.  They pattern was simple, but original.  I love the rolled-hem sleeves and neckline, and with just a little bit of a ruffled bottom, it’s the most darling little dress…and it’ll fit her for a while, as it’ll just turn into a little summery top when winter blows over.  I’m in love.  The directions were fabulous (believe me, I need straightforward and simple directions to function without help)  I can’t wait to make a couple of more of these for Ivy to wear in different colors.  Isn’t it darling?!
So, while I’d love to tell you we were giving away one of the dress patterns, as it’s a fav,  but giving one of those patterns away would be one less child that Create HOPE designs could benefit.  So, if you’re interested in this dress, the pattern is here!
HOWEVER, Izzy and Ivy (who are whole-heartedly involved with Create HOPE designs has generously offered to giveaway my favorite pattern booklet like I mentioned before…seriously get excited for Sweet Polly’s Playclothes!
leggings, cardi’s and tanks, oh my.
to enter to win this book of patterns, all you have to do is:
-go visit the Create H.O.P.E. designs etsy shop, peruse their catalogue of patterns, and come back and leave us a comment telling us which one is your favorite!
Please also make sure you’re a follower of iCandy {or you won’t know if you win…)
that’s it…ready set go!
we’ll announce the winner Next Monday!