Once we dove head first into sewing, we quickly realized that we were way behind on our pattern stash! There were so many new, cute, fun and exciting patterns now available. And, we couldn't try them all fast enough.
We found these two patterns by TenderfeetStitches several months back, and thought not only were they sweet, but they'd also be cool and breezy for the summer months. The bloomers pattern is available in 14 different sizes (0-3 months to 10 years), 3 different lengths - short, mid and full, with an elastic waist and optional ruffles. The dress pattern is available in NB through size 8 and the top pattern starts at 6-12m through size 8. It may be created with or without the apron panel. Lots of bang for your buck!
|Coquette Collection: Plaid Passion, Romantic Lattice Wall, and Green Mod Ring|
|Daydream Cotton by Cyndi Walker for Riley Blake Fabrics|
Then, I saw THE. GOLD. MINE. A thorough chart describing the dimensions of each piece in all sizes and how to cut the pattern pieces out! The chart could go a long way in drafting your own unique children's clothes. The measurements were very true to size on our garments. The directions were so detailed, a beginner could sew this, and sew it well. It does take a little bit of brain power and math to calculate the fabric yardage, but again that's what makes this beautiful - the possibilities are endless!
This was also my first attempt at using elastic thread. It was interesting. The directions were thorough, and the worst part of the experience was hand-winding the elastic thread onto the bobbin. . .eeeew!
These are a perfect addition to a todder's summer wardrobe....
and are sure to get lots of wear in the hot days ahead!