I recently bought a copy of Sewing Clothes Kids Love: Sewing Patterns and Instructions for Boys’ and Girls’ Outfits. When I opened the book I was overwhelmed by great color and design. I’m pretty sure the title is spot on as well.
These are my first projects.
I followed the instructions pretty closely and the fit works well. I did eliminate the side seem allowances on the pants to accommodate my thin girl. The only thing I would do differently next time is make the tank longer. I added the ruffle on it because it was short. As a size 110-116 I assumed it would fit my 106 cm little girl. Guess not. The tank is great, just needs a bit of length. I’ll definitely be making more. I really love the pants. They are a bit labor intensive when you add so many details but I think it is worth it in the end.
The book really encourages you to embellish and use ruffles, gathers, ribbons and appliques. These pants don’t look much like any of the examples in the book, which is part of the beauty of the book. So many possibilities in each garment.
I give the book two thumbs up. I especially love that the patterns go up to a size 11/12 and includes some unisex patterns. So, if you love sewing kid’s clothes, grab yourself a copy of Sewing Clothes Kids Love.