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Autumn/ winter – best patterns for girls?

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    Masha Richart

    My girls lived in their Playtime dresses and leggings this past winter. I made the dresses out of interlock knit (though that one stretched out a bit) and fine-wale corduroy. Love that pattern. I also like Class Picnic tops layered over knit turtlenecks or long-sleeved shirts. And I made a fleece pullover for my older girl last winter using the Nature Walk pattern. I’ve made corduroy After-School Pants as well. Somewhere in the Flickr pool, too, there is a photo of a Seashore Sundress made into a corduroy jumper for winter (not my idea but I am going to copy it!). Very clever.

    Linda @Knitting1

    Thank you all so much for your interesting replies. I have made my mind up and ordered from Liesl the following patterns- Field Trip cargo pants and raglan, Nature walk trousers and top (half price offer!), Playtime tunic and leggings, all paper patterns. But shock horror Music box paper pattern is sold out and now out of print- I could have cried. But I resigned myself and ordered the downloadable pattern. They take about 2 weeks or so to get here from America, so I might just get them before I leave for Cape Breton so I can drool over them! Thanks again. You lot are great. Linda

    Rebecca W @craftalittle

    We live in Minnesota and get pretty cold winters. My daughters both wear dresses year round (the won’t wear pants)- and they basically wear the same ones all year, layering as needed. The seashore sundress got quite a lot of wear on my oldest last year- layered with a sweater and some leggings. I rarely make anything long sleeve because we don’t like to remove clothes from “the rotation” unless they are too small. 🙂

    jay_1965vw @jay_1965vw

    Oooh, this is very helpful for me too – We’re just going into Winter here in Canberra, but we’re moving to Washington DC at the end of the year, so we’re going to have a veeeery long Winter with a brief splash of Spring in the middle. I just bought the Music Box Jumper pattern, and I have some wool tartan lined up for it – I’m just giving it a few washes in the machine to make sure it’s done all its shrinking.

    My big tip for keeping legs warm on a baby/toddler is tights with leggings over the top. Stops the automatic sock removal as well as keeping legs warm!

    mcholley1 @mcholley1

    As a disclaimer…our winter’s aren’t all that cold. But, I love the book report. I’ve made it up in flannel and corduroy. It looks really cute with leggings and a vest layered over the top. Also, I’ve make leggings and field trip shirts out of thick ribbing (the kind with the ridges in it) and my daughter says they are super warm and cozy for layering.

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