Wednesday, July 15, 2009

KristyLynn Ruffle Bum Shorties Review & Giveaway

KristyLynn is an Etsy shop that sells crochet patterns and pre-made items for women and babies. The stay-at-home-mum owner recently sent us a pair of Ruffle Bum shorties to try along with a pretty flower pin that intrigues my daughter. Made of blue and yellow yarn, the shorties have a distinct style of their own with a braided draw string and ruffles around the legs and across the bum.

She offers a variety of other interesting patterns including beautiful cardigans, baby leg warmers, and blankets. Custom orders are accepted, and her patterns are both inexpensive ($3-$7) and offered in a range of difficulty levels. The already-made items are colorful, well planned out, and useful. Since the shorties are a wool item, it does need to be lanolized periodically. The benefits of wool include temperature regulation (for both hot and cold) and anti-microbial properties, making the effort lanolizing worth it.

The shorties that we tested will fit a multitude of sizes which is nice. My daughter has a round bum though (I always joke that I'm a "white girl with a ghetto booty") which ended up stretching the back of the shorties more than I think the designer intended, allowing for wider gaps between the yarn strands. This did allow for more moisture seepage than usual. I would suggest using a trim diaper and only using crocheted shorties during the day to avoid leaks. You can purchase the pattern for these shorties for $5.00 by clicking here.

KristyLynn is offering a pair if striped shorties for free to one of my readers! They are a size 0-3 months, 16.5" hip, 11" rise, and have a 2 1/4" inseam. In light blue and white colors, these will be perfect for your new baby girl or boy. Can't wait? You can buy the pattern for them for $5.00 here.

If you'd like to win thses, head on over to KristyLynn's shop and tell me either one item she already has that you'd like, or an idea for a future pattern that she could create. The winner will be chosen on August 7th around 1530 hours, EST. Be sure to include your email address with each entry!

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54 comments:

  1. LOOOVE this: Chunky Hat and Scarf

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  2. I like the Star Shorties. Very cute!
    ruth dot gray at gmail dot com

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  3. I love the rufflebum shorties!! I'd be interested in seeing the ruffles on the longies too!

    iammyownfriend at hotmail dot com

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  4. I like the sound of the baby cardigan. I'd love to see something argyle!

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  5. I am a new subscriber. But I can't figure out how to follow you!

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  6. Oh these are beautiful. I also love the Christmas shorties. I think KristyLynn could try a baby sundress and a baby boy's romper/shortalls. :)

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  7. I subscribe.

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  8. I follow. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  9. How cute! I am a fan of the star shorties!

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  10. I follow

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  11. I like the Granny Square Baby Blanket pattern.

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  12. I entered the Snappi Baby contest.

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  13. Love the Chunky Hat and Scarf

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  14. I entered the SnappiBaby Contest!

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  15. The Coral Bolero is gorgeous!

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  16. I'm an email subscriber.

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  17. I entered your SnappiBaby contest.

    Thanks!
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  18. I really like the crochet shrug pattern that she has. Also cute shortie patterns.

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  19. I subscribe

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  20. I LOVE the chunky hat and scarf!!

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  21. I'm also entered in the snappi giveaway!

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  22. I entered the SnappiBaby contest.

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  23. I love the Crochet Pattern--Stephanie Scarf!

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  24. Her etsy shop was closed til 7/30 but just from your blog post, I can tell these are super cute items she makes! I'd love to win wool shorties as I am new to wool diapering and haven't tried them yet.
    nicolebang@gmail.com

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  25. I also entered your Snappi contest!
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  26. I didn't see any products on her site - however I would love to see some fabulous cloth diaper covers with elastic around the waste and legs!

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  27. I'm off to enter your snappi baby contests.

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  28. I love the ruffles on the bottom. Enter me..

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  29. Well she doesn't have any items in her shop right now that I can see but I love the shorties with the ruffled legs so I'd like to see some of those if she doesn't already do them.
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  30. I entered the snappi contest.
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  31. I blogged about this giveaway here:

    http://babymackay.blogspot.com/2009/07/cloth-diaper-extraveganza.html

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  32. I e-mailed four friends and CC'd you!

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  33. She doesn't have anything listed at her shop right now, but those ruffle bums are so cute! I wish I had a daughter to put them on!

    my email is on my blogger profile (click my name)

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  34. I tweeted http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/2918137795

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  35. I like the skinny scarf

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  36. Subscriber via email

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  37. I love the crocheted baby leg warmers.

    Heather C.
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  38. tweet! http://twitter.com/momof3munchkins/status/3072407049

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  39. I subscribe to your email!
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  40. I follow!
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  41. I tweeted!
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  42. I am in love with the baby block blanket. It only has the pattern on-line, but I would love to convo her and get one made :-)

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  43. I subscribe by email.

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  44. I follow your blog.

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  46. I've got your "Diaper Extravaganza 2009" giveaway button on my blog.

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incredibly interesting comments!