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Thursday, 17 February 2011
Congratulations to BETH!


This week's giveaway comes to us from amazing seamstress, Nikki, of Kobieta & Tadpoles & Butterflies.   Niki creates her own designs and brings them to vivid life with perfect pairings of fabric with beautiful details and comfortable fit.  For the plus size figure for business, casual, nursing, pregnancy and more!

I asked Nikki to tell me about Kobieta:
Kobieta is the polish word for Woman. My heritage is partially Polish and I thought the word flowed beautifully off the tongue and had an air of femininity to it while also representing a strength I feel all women possess. I had been sewing for children, for many years, successfully with my business Tadpoles & Butterflies. I began sewing for woman after my own personal frustration in finding stylish and well fitting clothes for a plus size figure. After talking with many women, of all sizes, I realized this was a universal problem regardless the size....finding that perfect fit that flattered their body type and satisfied personal tastes. I take great pride in the fact that approx 80% of my business is custom sized items that allow women to give me their personal measurements and have clothing made just for them. My motto has always been "Beautiful. Proud. Strong.....because size is not a style". I feel every woman should feel those words everyday and never have to worry if thier size matches a current style trend. With Kobieta....it will.


I asked Nikki to forecast styles and colours for spring: My favorite colors for this springs'  fashion are gorgeous corals, honeysuckles, and rich blue and brown tones. Fashion forecasts are leaning towards lush colors this spring and I am very excited about this!
Style is such a matter of opinion.... but the runways are showing an interesting trend of mixing soft and flowing fabrics with a little punk edge and even '50's pin up girl touches. I think my favorite of these is adding little tail hems to skirts. Such a classic and eyecatching detail!


What is family time like at your house?
 Family time at my house can be a little chaotic with 3 sons, but always in a good way. Loud and happy with a good dash of silliness. Family mealtime is very important to us and gives a chance to work together, chat and catch up from the day and enjoy some down time. We also set aside one night a week that is family game night and a time to just have fun without stressing about work or school. Phones and TV goes off and the board games come out!
 
::The Giveaway::
This Kobieta A-Line skirt is the perfect spring colors and style! Done in 100% cotton from the Free Spirit Sugar Snaps line with a bamboo viscose/lycra yoga style waist band. This type band ensures fantastic comfort and fit all day long. The A-Line cut for a skirt is a classic cut that is flattering for all figures as it gives clean straight lines with minimum bulk. This skirt is currently size 18/20, fitting up to 52 inch hip. I am allowing a semi-custom sizing for this giveaway meaning the skirt can be tailored down to the winners size if needed.



TO ENTER:
Simply leave a comment on this post
(and a way to contact you, either through your blogger ID, email, or other)::To qualify your comment must include a note about  your favourite Kobieta design (GALLERY)
You can also join her Facebook page for news, special announcements and more!
You can find Nikki at FRESH and Universal Mama.
Check out her main shop as well.
The winner will be randomly drawn from qualifying entries on Monday, February 21 at 10 PM est.
This giveaway is open to anyone (anywhere).
 ♥♥

91 comments:

Allison said...

I love her yoga skirts, and these tops: http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=1vkdbyxjjv0ht1i26af9dgcsu9 And about fifty other things too. ;)

novmommyallison at yahoo.com

Natural Mama said...

How Fun!
Her designs are lovely, my fave is the blue bird dress (100 3471).
Thanks for the chance
~Tara
(veggiemcveggie[at]gmail[dot]com)

Jennifer said...

My favorite is this http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=1u7pcuprwzjnr1fqwuk91f974z
angel_eyed_temptress@yahoo.com

Ticket Bu™ said...

I adore the a-line skirt, I only have one and need more for sure. But, my fave is the side ruched top with the scoop neck. Love it, love it, love it. I love my gauchos too, lol.

Give Peas A Chance said...

my fave are her bustle skirts

Anna said...

I love her skirts and my favorite dress is the first one in her dress album. I have it in purple and adore it!

anoffsinger@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

how exciting!! i LOVE these gauchos http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=1fkrk0mpxzhh7f2epret64xhj

they are beautiful! all of her designs look so so beautiful and comfy.

Amanda said...

oh and amatasick@gmail.com is my contact

Kimberly said...

I have been drooling over Kobieta skirts forever! It would be simply amazing to win this (and it's already in my size!)!

I love her A-line and 1/2 circle skirts...I couldn't begin to be able to pick a favorite fabric though, they're all so beautiful! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome giveaway :-)

jengi33 said...

I have several pieces from Nikki and love them all! I am expecting again though, so am very excited about getting a couple of yoga band skirts!!

Anonymous said...

I love her aline skirts and the 1/2 circle skirts. And I am currently drooling over the babydoll woven print tank tops.
email: camala@dreamcometruevacations.com

Jessica said...

i love the gauchos and yoga skirts!! so pretty and look so comfy!

Rick said...

I'm a big fan and can't wait to get a custom. :)

my favs are her dresses.

http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=4o8ct7rttaclqre5sm6qynuu

Bj Ketterman said...

That "Rick" above is actually Bj! ;) lol

jen said...

I think a lot of these designs are great!
I like VLUU L200 / Samsung L200 best.
i am a plus-size woman who who just got down to an 18-30 and all my pants are falling off! how cool if I could win this!

J.B. said...

Love, love, love Nikki's work! She is so sweet to work with.
I have to say, of all the wonderful clothes she makes, the one thing I would most like to add to my wardrobe is this style dress in a light or sky blue:
http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=vkrjgcjgo1m91drye3iojj5el
I can't imagine it not being flattering on my body through pregnancy, nursing, and even when my body returns to a 'normal' shape. This style is truly made to make any woman look like a goddess.

Darnell said...

Love the a-line skirts and the cross-over nursing top/dress! I wish I had half a dozen right now!

Anonymous said...

very cute.

I love the dresses, especially the pink and green ones.

Bugz-n-bean AT cox dot net

lori said...

wearing kobieta right now. :) my favorite design is the shirts with adjustable sides... a la http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=vbo25ryn5edp1ckth9osbelxe

Simple Mama said...

As much as the I love the gaucho pants in black (versatility and functionality for a SAHM) I'm in LOVE with that cute little yellow skirt!
SDC17234

So sweet for spring!

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

eclairre said...

I'd love to win and my favorite item is http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=1vfavqms4x5t919p3wa92r7kwt !! So cute.

TinaW said...

I love the pants with the tree and moon on the leg. Gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

I love the gauchos - so comfortable and practical for mommies.

Anonymous said...

By far my favorite is the Poets Cardigan. I got them made for my mother in law and aunt in law this last Christmas. They are flattering and the flowing fabric hides many....uh rolls.
Danni
dhrynio@yahoo.com

Birgit said...

I really like her dresses like this one http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=6tjd3ec2z37j1h53zv9fyynaj !

danaan at gmx dot at

lin3arossa said...

Love all the nursing designes, like this one: http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=j18mxexbxh5a15ueyp0ro40ei

Aik said...

I love sdc16013:

http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=m0nvg4p58j5c1l34r5tsc31uh

aikychien at yahoo dot com

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I love love love her skirts and her fabrics are so beautiful. I hope to own one of my own someday. :0)
Melissa

bellybellybuttons@yahoo.com

ne-knopka said...

i like a cozy fleece sweater.


anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

miha.ela said...

I like this dress, pink: http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=1supgo34n5s4p17ghpr1bppudw

mihaela.mihordea(@)gmail(.)com

JBlanton said...

such pretty clothing- I really like this shirt
http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=13urjdz2nxggqzw3t2f0k3gwh

ejxd95@gmail.com

Jenelle said...

thanks for the opportunity to win one of nikkis amazing skirts! i love all of her designs, seriously i do, but if i have to pick one it would be the poets jacket (i think i heard it referred to as that) and the gauchos. i couldnt pick just one!

jbmlost said...

Love, love, love her skirts! The fabrics used are all gorgeous but what I like the most are the yoga style waists. I'm pregnant and the only thing that is comfortable to wear are the yoga style waist bands.

Jesi Kenner
jbmlost@yahoo.com

Treighsie said...

I love so many of her items!! I think I have my eye on that poet's cardigan!
I would love this skirt, I need some nice clothes!
Treighsie@aol.com

LiserLoo said...

I love so many of Nikki's designs - her nursing tops and yoga waist band skirts are amazing. I own a birthing skirt from her and cannot wait to wear it for the birth of my son.

chickadeeknits@hotmail.com

Teddy Bear said...

Weird my comment didn't post.

Anyways, my favorite is the Fae Skirt, followed by the Aline, followed by the You Ruche top.


baldrich_99@hotmail.com

Brandon said...

I adore the Alice dress of course, and also the skirt with the tree on it, but as I looked through her gallery I liked almost all the dresses, especially the black and pink one!
asteiner18@hotmail.com

SolDucky said...

I just adore the yoga band gauchos and palazzo pants. They look so stylish and comfy - all of her things look effortless yet put together.

Anonymous said...

I love the palazzo pants so much!

Heathery said...

I love the boys line, especially the little Ahoy! shirt.
myheehaw@hotmail[dot]com

Lee said...

I really love her yoga pants and palazzo pants.
thanks for a lovely giveaway!
butler83ataoldotcom

Heather said...

The black skirt with the tree is my favorite!

luvlieK - Kelly said...

Would love to win!

http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/292864/;jsessionid=1o1kd4amq8tym868g1usx5usw

luvlieK at gmail

Anne said...

I am in loooove with her nighties!
anne at thehandmadegiftguide.com

Melody said...

Melody.DuValatgmaildotcom

This is my fav http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=1shvudgorqlwh18tsn8myq9cgr

Dreaming Monet said...

that's my size! i would love to win... thanks for the giveaway.

i am excited to learn of kobieta. it's hard finding cute plus-sized clothes that are well made.

one of my faves is this piece:
http://tnb-kobieta.jalbum.net/Kobieta%20Gallery/Shirts/slides/SDC16366.html

but i love just about everything! thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I love all of Nikki's stuff!

~natalie
natalie at rellomrebo dot com

Beth said...

I love one of the dresses. It's photo number VLUU L200 / Samsung L200. So pretty!

Peace & Love,
Beth
star_momma at yahoo dot com

Reniazen said...

Beautiful designs, especially the aline skirt- what cute fabrics! I love this design: http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=pzn5bhblvqfm171fyn3vv3jmm
the most!

I would love to win this darling piece:D

ashleyrn@gmail.com

Ru said...

I love the gauchos - my faves are the green stripey shimmery ones with the little embroidered flowers on them - with the wide olive waistband. Love love love!

malinda said...

Really love the dresses. Great lines.

malmort01 at optonline net

Chandra said...

I love her sweetheart nightie and her drape neck tops!

chanandchris@sbcglobal.net

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Love this skirt - and perfect size too!
itchinstitchin at gmail dot com

Knititall said...

Great designs, this skirt is just perfect. I love the 1/2 Circle skirt in Paty Young Hummingbirds White too.

craftink said...

Looooove it!

PoppyLand said...

Classic A Line in Pink City Girl skirt is so cute!!:)

evelyn said...

I like this skirt.
http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=1uv69e9u5wmsuxiesvp0t2yr

yuetong27 at hotmail dot com

Dovile said...

My favorite design is the Infinity Top in Moss Green/Java Brown and also the Full CIrcle Bamboo Jersey Skirt-Dark Wasabi.

Finally! Fashion for fuller girls!

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Viva said...

Great shop. I also love the skirt called 100 5084. It's black with bright flowers, so cute! Contact info on my blog, thanks.

janil said...

Classic Yolked Dress is my favourite!!!!
cal_rubies at yahoo dot es
janil

Digital Misfit said...

Everything looks wonderful - figure flattering and comfy!
The Alice Dress is my favorite piece.

heidig@gmail.com

ligata said...

I like the Bustle SKirt in Prairie Gothic.

vena.nedkova at gmail dot com

lexacd said...

I absolutely love this:
http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=1agz3ih0gcq6b1xtu45u0vgsfn



alexandra_digiorgio at comcast dot net

cscottdraw said...

SO PRETTY! I love everything, but I guess one of my favorites is "Jersey Girl Skirt in Sunshine LWI", I really like the cut

cscottdraw at gmail dot com

gustosa giveaways said...

i like VDual Crossover Dress with Long Sleeve
gustosagiveeaways at ymail dot com

Megan said...

Classic Bootleg Yoga Pants--classic and they look comfy! rosiebud63(at)hotmail(dot)com

bamalynn said...

I like the faux tied nursing top in peach!

bamalynn75 at yahoo dot com

Nathania Auger said...

i love the aqua jersey skirt and the halter maxi dress! both so cute, and look so comfy!
nathania.a@gmail.com

International Giveaways said...

I like all the items but my fave is the 1/2 Circle Woven Skirt in Paty Young Hummingbirds! Love the colors and pattern.

Ronit
internationalgiveaways[at]gmail[dot]com
http://www.internationalgiveaways.com

Lyudmila said...

I liek the dress 4/148 from http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/49028/;jsessionid=115dviqyzs1efuu734kgr78dv
Follower via gfc=Lyudmila
Fan on FB=Lyudmila Sizova
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peripatetic33 said...

peripatetic33
peripatetic33 at hot mail dot com
my favorite is
http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=yzijcjuyyte1oc4vc28n5ins

Rachel C said...

Great giveaway!
I like the Aline!
rach62803 at yahoo dot com

asuka said...

How lovely!
I like this: http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=cxrgn27neu5w1j4x4at2vzxue

so.kitsch at gmail dot com

Our Family said...

Your classic A Line skirts have always looked beautiful to me. I also like the look of your nursing tops and nighties! You create such beautiful garments, so it's hard to pick a favorite :)

katie_garn at yahoo dot com

elfandfire said...

I love my Kobieta skirt but really want a dress like this! http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=1m9xa0v5pyuun4dkg3xacjzxe or ANY of the nursing wear :)
not_stubborn_just_right AT yahoo DOT ca

Amanda said...

I love the pink bicycle skirt with the side tie.
This is a great giveaway. Thanks! chocolattelos @ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My favorite dress is the pastel lavender/pink/tan 1950's inspired one that is the very last in the album. I also love the dragon skirt currently for sale:) really, I like the whole floaty, feminine look of most of the clothes.

c r g a m m o n @ s u d d e n l i n k . n e t

D said...

Such beautiful work! The skirts are especially gorgeous!

graul.dg@gmail.com

oksana said...

I love this knitted dress:

http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/

Also I like Kobieta design on FB!
(oksana vladimirovna)

Thank you for the chance!

ksyshenka(at)yahoo(dot)com

TigerLily said...

i like the poet cardigan in earth & sky. Love the pattern and the color and the oversize length is a good fit.

yuri.kristi at gmail.com
http://tigerlilysbook.blogspot.com

fairtradefamily said...

i love the black and white skirt shown as a dress here : http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=44mr1bt837yt1ut8q53pqjdkf how clever! i have loved all my pieces of Kobieta clothing <3

Jessy said...

That skirt is adorable!! Pick me!! =}

I was browsing the gallery and I LOVE the Custom Tuliped Dress - the color is great, the shape is so flattering, and it can be really hard for bigger girls to find sundresses with straps that will hide bras straps! Lovely!

Rav: Brighteyesjessy

Ali said...

I love the Paty Young Hummingbirds White skirt! So cute and perfect for spring.

Alice
aliceinboston AT gmail DOT com

imasupergirl said...

I'm in and I love this: http://jalbum.net/browse/user/album/894463/;jsessionid=uonv2ryafs0f1ib0glid6t472

email: alex_sup3rgirl[at]yahoo[dot]com

Marby said...

This looks like my sister's style, i'd love to enter this giveaway, the item i liked the most is the siblings pirate set, i think it's great for my little cousins. my email adress is
marby4625 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Multi Paneled Hooded Wrap Jacket. I love the colors!

-Heidi

writeme at heidimail dot com

DaVine Jewelry said...

I especially loved the dresses (Custom Tuliped Dress one in particular)- they're all so pretty and feminine, but looks so comfy at the same time.

cheerrabbit said...

I love the skirts, especially the a-line ones and circle skirts.

fejfilms said...

So pretty! Thanks. Love the 1/2 circle skit in earth and sky linen. Wow. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Monik said...

Yay! I love the blue bird dress.

monikalintang@hotmail.com

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