We love stitching clothes for our little ones. There are so many sweet fabrics available that an outfit which is lovingly handmade far out weighs anything we could purchase on the high street. Plus, home sewn clothes make much better hand-me-downs. With this in mind, we’ve compiled our top seven children’s pattern picks for the new season. Happy stitching!
Lord and Lady
This sweet matching set would be perfect for an upcoming summer wedding. Made in light cottons, the waistcoat and simple dress mean your children can keep cool with ample room for movement – great for little dancers!
With the sun starting to peep out from behind the clouds, it’s important to keep your little ones shielded from the midday sun. This chicken hat has a wide brim to keep rays out, and you can create an adorable matching dress too!
Under the sea
This dressing gown is perfect for budding swimmers! Why not whip up this pattern in preparation for summer days on the beach? Make in a thick fleece or flannel to keep kids warm and cosy – and for an extra layer, pair with matching pyjamas.
Fun and frilly
For little girls who love all things pink and frilly, this skirt is bound to become a firm favourite. The pattern comes with an elasticated waistline for when you’re getting ready in a rush, and can be easily customised with pretty bows and a fun pom-pom trim.
Rough and tumble
Denim is a great option for playful and inquisitive kids, it’s hard-wearing, durable and darker shades will hide all sorts of stains, from dirt to ice cream! These oh-so-cute dungarees come in two different lengths and you can even stitch in a matching collared shirt.
This traditional vintage pattern is sure to become a treasured and timeless hand-me-down! The 1940s romper comes with handy pockets and a comfortable tie waist, and is completed with statement frilly sleeves!
Happily ever after
Every child loves to play dress-up and it doesn’t get more exciting than a princess dress! Transform your child into Snow White, with an extravagant gold and blue cape, or get ready for the ball with an elegant gown, embellished with blossoms and lace.
Pretty and practical, these easy-wear dresses are a must-have for any little girl’s wardrobe, and the two-tone design means you can experiment with colourful fabrics. What’s more, you can even dress up dolly in the same outfit!