Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Let's start with a little bit of inspiration for girls. Color blocking is a trend for this year.

This is the Colorblock Shift Dress by Tartome et Chocolat. This little dress has knife pleats at the neckline and at the hem, tucks at the color block line, and a back zipper. The dress is made from cotton. Price tag: $125.00 to $135.00 depending on size. Go check out the details at Neiman Marcus and search for the dress name.

Why not recreate a similar look using the Little Vicki dress pattern by Izzy and Ivy.  This pattern gives you two different views one with a collar and one without the collar.  The pleating on this pattern does not drop from the neckline but from a yoke.  To make the look more similar you would also need to increase the depth of the color blocking at the hem along with increasing the length to add the knife pleats.  To calculate the knife pleats, remember that each pleat will need 3 times the fabric.

Thinking cute little tops for girls?  How are about these:

This is the Mia Top pattern by Pink Fig Patterns.   It features a fully shirred bodice, short or 3/4 length sleeves, a full skirt with an attached underskirt, and a coordinating sash. Sizes: 6 months to 10 years.

This is the Olivia Top pattern by Pink Fig Patterns. This top comes in 2 options and includes a headband. Sizes: 6 months to 10 years.

Both of these patterns will require the elastic sewing thread. It is available in the store and you can select 2 spools of white, 2 spools of black, or 1 spool of each color.

We must not forget about the young men in our lives.  Here are some short patterns:

This is the Cargo Shorts and Pants pattern by Hot Scott Patterns. Sizes: 9 months to 10 years.

This is the Bermuda Shorts pattern by Hot Scott Patterns. Sizes: 9 months to 10 years.

Let's not forget about the all important hats and caps. Protect those beautiful little faces as much as possible. Moms and Dads remember to wear hats or caps, too.

The Buttonhole Cutter Set is in stock again.
The Lecien One Touch Hoop in sizes 4-inches and 5-inches are back in stock.

Hope your inspired to sew for your little people.

Happy Sewing!

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