13 years ago
I definitely agree Loralee. At least I’ll be learning from great instructions. That eases my mind a bit.
Nicole, I think you could do wonders with the ‘boy’ pattern for both your son and your girls. I’m planning to get it for my gal. But it’ll be great too to finally make a couple complete (and good looking) outfits for my newphew as well. I was very under-whelmed with the couple Simplicity patterns I tried for him. He got several Sandbox pants. 🙂13 years agoToyota888 @Toyota888
Nicole I think the pants could be very cute for girls – and the top would be lovely in a heavier wool or something. Zippers and knits… how exciting!!13 years ago
Ooooh, wools ! Great idea T888, I have a tub of wool flannel that I purchased bulk, navy and red, jade and hot pink ,
wheat and blue !
I love that idea !13 years ago
That pant pattern would probably make up in a super stretchy drill or denim, I have some gorgeous cherry red stretch denim !
Oh , I can not wait13 years ago
Nicole, isn’t it night there?? I had a hard time going to sleep last night myself! Woke up several times in anticipation too! 🙂13 years agoToyota888 @Toyota888
Yes I can see them as great farm jumpers/windbreaks with that lovely split neckline showing a flannie underneath!13 years ago
And! I agree about the Nature pants. A stretch denim or twill would look great and be perfect for the little ones trying to help dress themselves and learning to potty!!13 years ago
Oh, yes Mel, its midnight, But I will have to feed soon any way!
I love being this excited, inspires me to sew more !13 years agosewinginthecity @sewinginthecity
I just love the School Photo dress and the Hopscotch outfit. Those will definitely be on my to-sew list. What great pockets. I’m not crazy about zippers, either, but I don’t think invisible ones are any harder to sew than regular ones. Make sure you roll the teeth out of the way when you sew, and I think that does the trick.
It really is exciting to have these wonderful options to sew for our kids. Thanks, Liesel!!13 years agockcsbella @ckcsbella
I have to say I LOVE the Hopscotch. I like the Music Box Jumper too. And DD#1 likes the Nature pants and top. I’m not sure how crazy I am about the school photo dress. It reminds me of something Jackie Kennedy would wear (not a bad thing), but I’m not sure I want my daughter to look like Jackie (though I would love to myself!) I’m going to hold off on judgement of that until you lovely ladies has done it and posted on Flickr. I wasn’t crazy about the Ice Cream Dress until I saw it on Flickr, and now it’s one of my favourites.
I’ve done many an invisible zipper in my past, both with an invisible zipper foot (about $5 will get you one that’s universal, and well worth the investment) and by hand. They’re a bit of a pain to insert, but the result is always worth it! And you will be so DARN proud of yourself for doing it, because it looks like a “real” dressmaker did it (like one who sewed for Jackie Kennedy 😉13 years agonancy @dollfancier
Hello you night owls! How cute that you were up all night in anticipation. I had butterflies several times when I thought about the new patterns being revealed today.
You all have great ideas about fabrics and such. thanks for sharing the insights. I have no littles around the house (son + DIL are both 32, hoping for first baby sooooon!!!) so your comments are great!
My favorite is the Music Box jumper. I love the pleats, I love the fabric, too!
Second is Hopscotch skirt + knit top + dress. I haven’t sewn knits!!! This will be the perfect way to dip my toe into the water (and then dive in, actually…)
The Jackie Kennedy dress (!) is precious but took me a little bit to get used to, too. I want to see it with the rolled collar. And made up in some dupioni silk (yum!) for a very special occasion! I love that there are 2 collar and 2 sleeve variations. Wow!!!
xoxo, Nancy13 years agoRebecca W @craftalittle
I woke up all crabby today due to some false labor yesterday that made me think that I was going to have my baby and instead, I am still pregnant today. 🙁 I got to work and checked my email and had the O+S newsletter in my inbox and it instantly cheered me up!
I am not sure which pattern is my favorite- I am so excited to try the knit patterns though! And the hidden zipper. I do think that the school photo dress will make for some very elegant holiday dresses this year! I also love the music box jumper fabric!! I can’t wait to see more city weekend knits!!
It will be fun to see more information on the patterns released on the blog in the next few weeks- and even better to see everyone start making things! I always get so inspired by the flickr group!13 years ago
Oh craftalittle,that is so unfair, counting down the days for you .(Just remember, its quiet at the moment !)
I love the Jacqui O dress ,its my favourite, I have so many ideas in different fabric’s,and I would not worry about the zip, Liesl will take care of us !13 years agoAnonymous @
So, I promised myself I would only buy 1 of the new patterns. Why did Leisl have to go and make ALL FOUR so wonderful??13 years agosewinginthecity @sewinginthecity
Mo5, The Jackie O dress is my favorite, too. I can’t wait to see what you do with it.
Sahmcolorado, what an impossible promise to make to yourself! We won’t tell if you break it.
Ckcsbella, I also was not crazy about the ice cream dress when I first saw it, but I think is it such a fantastic basis to be creative. It works with so many different fabrics, that it won me over too. I have a soft spot for the tea party dress, but I don’t think it would work in corduroys, stripes, etc, that you can use for the ice cream dress, so I’ve ended up making more ice cream dresses.
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