Origami Oasis – Shandiin Tunic and Giveaway

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in { Happy Sewing }, Blog, Origami Oasis

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You know how, when we see a few fabrics together, sometimes we can immediately envision what we want to create with them? Well, that was the case with these two prints, Show Your Colors in Confection and Crossing Paths in Raspberry. I wanted to make a dress or tunic for my daughter. I searched for just the right pattern… something with clean lines that had just the right detailing to highlight the little butterflies of Crossing Paths. And that’s when I came across the Shandiin Tunic pattern by Sarah of EmmylouBeeDoo!.

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I adore the cutout back and fine straps, allowing for a light and breezy summer outfit, without being too revealing. There is just the right amount of open ground for those zebras to roam around while the little butterflies seem to fly up the shoulders. Just perfect!

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The pattern is full of customizable options, so whether you want a button-up front, a puffed hem (with elastic at the bottom), a tank or a longer tunic, it’s all detailed therein! And the size range goes all the way from 1 to 8 years. I have recently praised well written patterns and bemoaned poorly written ones, and this one definitely goes in the praise category. Sarah very clearly walks you through getting beautifully finished details that lie just right on a young girl’s body. And if your girl is anything like mine, she will delight in the fact that she has something extra-special that probably no-one else in the neighbourhood has. You can find the pattern in Sarah’s Etsy shop, along with many other delightful styles.

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I would love for one of you talented sewers to be able to whip up one of these yourself, so I am offering some lucky someone enough of the two fabrics featured here, Crossing Paths and Show Your Colors to create one, and Sarah has generously offered a pdf downloadable copy of this lovely pattern for the winner as well.

Each of the following will earn you one entry:
– Visit LouBee Clothing’s Etsy shop, then comment here letting me know which of her patterns is your favourite.
– Like the Tamara Kate Design Facebook page
– Comment on the related Shandiin Tunic post on the above Facebook page.

One entry will be randomly drawn the morning of September 17th.

UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed. The winner is Lorna (I have sent you an email)

Best of luck!


  1. Frances Quigley
    September 10, 2014

    I like the Shandiiin pattern.

  2. Frances Quigley
    September 10, 2014

    I already like Tamara Kate.

  3. Frances Quigley
    September 10, 2014

    I like the Shandiin post. It looks fairly easy n that’s what I like to work on.

  4. CobyLyn
    September 10, 2014

    LOVE LouBee’s SHANDIIN Tank & Tunic pattern!

  5. Jessica W
    September 10, 2014

    If only the BIMAA sweater came in my size! I might have to find a bebe to make it for…

  6. Mary
    September 10, 2014

    I love the BIMAA sweater.

  7. Becky
    September 10, 2014

    I like the Shandiin tunic for the very reasons stated on LouBee’s site…it is modest while providing a cooling outfit for our very hot weather.

  8. Kitty
    September 10, 2014

    Love the Hosh Pants!! I’ll make them for my granddaughters.

  9. Joan
    September 11, 2014

    I love the Bimaa sweater!

  10. Maryann Webb
    September 12, 2014

    Hosh pants are pretty sweet and my fav

  11. Lydia Cheney
    September 12, 2014

    I’m loving the Shandiin tank & tunic in your origami oasis fabrics. My granddaughter would love it!

  12. Monique
    September 13, 2014

    I love the Shandiin but she has some other lovely patterns too.

  13. Janie
    September 13, 2014

    I like the Tunic. Thanks.

  14. Janie
    September 13, 2014

    I follow via FB.

  15. Lee
    September 13, 2014

    I do love the Shandiin – wish the BIMA came in larger sizes! thank you!

  16. allison pogany
    September 13, 2014

    I love the BIMAA sweater! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  17. Kristy
    September 13, 2014

    The Shandiin is my favorite pattern in her shop. 🙂 The Bimaa is darling too. Thanks!

  18. Kristy
    September 13, 2014

    Follower on facebook! 🙂

  19. Kristy
    September 13, 2014

    Commented on your facebook post as well. Thanks!

  20. Kathy Davis
    September 13, 2014

    SHANDIIN Tank & Tunic is my favorite pattern.

  21. Rhiannon P
    September 13, 2014

    I love the hosh pants, so cute!!

  22. Kathy E.
    September 13, 2014

    My favorite pattern besides the one listed above, is the HOSH pants. They look super comfortable…would love to make them adult sized!

  23. Garm
    September 13, 2014

    I like DOLI. I could see making that a lot!

  24. Julie
    September 13, 2014

    I could see my granddauthers in the tamarakate top!!
    Thanks for the chance to win a great prize:)

  25. Sarah
    September 13, 2014

    The Shandiin pattern was my favorite. Thanks!

  26. Renee G
    September 13, 2014

    I like the BIMAA sweater pattern.

  27. Renee G
    September 13, 2014

    Like Tamara Kate Design on facebook.

  28. corsara
    September 14, 2014

    I love the doli tank!

  29. Pam
    September 14, 2014

    This Shandinn tunic is actually my favorite, but I also love the Doli tank top. My granddaughter would love both! Thanks for the chance to win, and thanks for your blog!

  30. Pam
    September 14, 2014

    I like Tamara Kate on Facebook. Thanks again!

  31. Veronika
    September 14, 2014

    I love the shandiin tank and also the hoss pants! I can’t choose!

  32. Gill
    September 14, 2014

    I like the Doli

  33. Jackie
    September 14, 2014

    I like the BIMAA sweater, because it has a hoodie variation.

  34. Jackie
    September 14, 2014

    I follow on facebook.

  35. Jackie
    September 14, 2014

    I commented on your Facebook post.

  36. Diane
    September 14, 2014

    The Shandiin-tank-tunic is so precious and kinda of grown up. It’s my favorite for little girls and I have 3 to sew for.

  37. Cindy Dahlgren
    September 15, 2014

    I love the Hosh pants. I think these would be adorable on my granddaughter. I absolutely love your OrigamiOasis fabric, it’s perfect! cdahlgren at live dot com

  38. Michelle Jude
    September 15, 2014

    I love the shandin tank

  39. auschick
    September 15, 2014

    the shandiin tank and tunic is my favorite. love that little peekaboo hole at the back!

  40. Bethany
    September 15, 2014

    I like her BIMAA sweater pattern.

  41. Sherry Loutchaninoff
    September 15, 2014

    Loving the Hosh pants because of the variety of fabrics that can be used.

  42. Melanie
    September 15, 2014

    Shandiin tank & tunic is my favourite. Can be done in so many combinations.

  43. Sue
    September 16, 2014

    I love the shadiin tank pattern. The fabric is so wonderful. I sew for 4 little great nieces and another is coming the beginning of November. I would enjoy making several dresses. cute… cute…

  44. Vicki
    September 16, 2014

    Love ths Shandin tunic

  45. Kim Arsenault
    September 16, 2014

    I just love the Shandiin tank and tunic pattern. I love the clean lines and simplicity of the pattern; would love to sew one up for my granddaughter!

  46. Lorna Alexander
    September 16, 2014

    Love the Shandin tunic pattern. Great for a wide range of ages.

  47. Jennifer L
    September 16, 2014

    The Shandiin tank and dress are my favorites.

  48. Naomi
    September 16, 2014

    I love the Shandiin dress, especially what you did with it! But my little boy would be pretty darn cute in those Hosh pants!

  49. Mickey
    September 16, 2014

    I like the Shandiin pattern and the Hosh pants pattern.

  50. Meg
    September 16, 2014

    I LOOOOVE the BIMAA sweater!

  51. Erin Holden
    September 16, 2014

    I love the Shandiin Tank and Tunic Pattern. I love the way you made it with your gorgeous fabric. Love love love.

  52. Laurel
    September 16, 2014

    Shandiin Tank and Tunic is super cute!

  53. soo
    September 16, 2014

    I like Shadlin pattern

  54. Céline Richard
    September 16, 2014

    Love this! Thanks for the chance!

  55. Dawni
    September 16, 2014

    I love ALL the patterns :: especially bimaa sweater. Love the fabric too. Thanks for inspiring me!

  56. lina
    September 17, 2014

    I like Shandiin Tank and Tunic. Thanks for the chance to win.

  57. Tamara
    September 17, 2014

    UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed! The winner is Lorna (I’ve sent you an email). Thanks to you all for participating!

  58. Mara
    September 20, 2014

    So bummed I missed out on this giveaway, but I love the tunic you created with the fabrics so beautiful, I would love to re-create it.