Yes, it has taken me years to fully give kid’s clothes sewing a real go. I have sewn clothes and Halloween costumes for my girls, but I seldom got truly excited about those projects. It took a great friend to inspire me to take on this new endeavor. And now that I am here I can’t stop it. Kids clothes sewing is a another step toward my vision “more of a maker, less of a consumer”. Below are a few of the dresses I have made; there are many more to come. I have to say, thank the Lord for indie pattern makers. They making sewing sew sew easy. Above each of the dresses I give you the skinny on type of fabrics and patterns I have used.
I made this blue dress for my nine year old girl. It is made with stonewashed linen and wooden buttons. The pattern is by Brownie Goose. This is a PDF pattern you can print at home, it has step by step photos and lots of directions on how to use it.
This delightful little dress was made for my five year old. For this dress I used the sleeveless version of the widely popular (and for a reason, this pattern is a MUST sew) Geranium dress pattern by Made by Rae. This is also a PDF pattern. I used Cotton & Steel fabrics or both the bodice (netorious) and the skirt (sprinkle), stonewashed linen for the pockets, and wooden buttons. I made the pockets a size bigger because this girls is of the rock collecting variety.
For my littlest girl, the daintiest of dresses. This is also a Geranium Dress version with flutter sleeves. I am obsessed with flutter sleeves…and wooden buttons, as you can see. For this sweet thing I used Liberty of London. Nothing screams daintiness more than Liberty of London’s tiny flowers. Or stonewashed linen. Because I love soft fabric.
That’s your dress sewing report for today. Wait until I show you what I have been making with French patterns. Pure nostalgia.