Your Favourite Pattern for Children
8 years ago
Haha! Ah well, maybe save some of those for the dolls… I’ve just notice that one of my favorite of the CC toddler patterns, Frannie, comes in a baby size as well. I need more patterns like I need more fabric but still extremely tempted. I can just picture a fat little baby, all dimples and rolls of chub, in that dress and some puffy bloomers! Too bad there’s a bumper crop of boys among my current crew of expectant mamas!
Hey, let me pick your brains, ladies — favorite baby boy patterns? I have a group of about 4 little’uns I’d like to sew for whose mamas don’t go for the olde timey smocked types of looks. I think they prefer almost the look of a very tiny bald hipster. I’m going to draft a sketchbook set but would love some more options.8 years agoLightning McStitch @LightningMcStitch
Ha ha, small bald hipsters! I’d be making them tiny envelope Ts or bodysuits with something wry stencilled on the front.
I don’t have a pattern but I’ve seen J Wo make some awesome bodysuits from a Spoonflower printed panel. I think the Spoonflower person is called spacefem. I’ll try and send you a better link Sarvi….8 years ago
Thanks! I’m pretty sure I have an Ottobre envelope bodysuit pattern somewhere.8 years agobren5kids @bren5kids
I should have a lot of suggestions for you because I have 4 boys, but I have done very little sewing for them, even as babies. However, if they like the hipster look, you should check out the Small Fry Skinny Jeans from Titchy Threads. I recently tried the free 2T size, and I am quite pleased. It has a lot of options as far as pockets and fly methods (faux, half, or zip) and results in a very nice fitting, professional-looking pair of jeans. It starts at 0-3 mo. size.8 years ago
Thank you! That reminds me I somehow have still not pattern-busted the After School Pants that everybody keeps raving about, must try to do that soon, we have a road trip coming up and my own kiddo will be more comfortable in the car seat and on playgrounds in trousers.8 years agoNicole @motherof5
I lurve those trousers, they are such a quick sew for an awesome looking pair of strides.8 years agoMama_Knowles @Mama_Knowles
Sarvi, the Afterschool pants in the 6-12m size are perfect for baby boys, it fit my small boy around 3 months old. He wore them a lot too.8 years agowith love Heidi @with love Heidi
What about the Art Museum Vest? Or pants? The vest is so cute and if they are into that vibe could dress it up or down.8 years agovothgirl @vothgirl
So far I’ve spread my time fairly evenly between several O + S patterns – I’ve made 2 library dresses, 1 playtime tunic/1 playtime dress, two layette outfits, and am close to finishing my second fairy tale dress. My favorite pattern tho would have to be the lullaby layette pattern – it’s so easy and quick and completely fun to sew that I’m addicted to it! I have a third outfit planned/fabric purchased and I’m confident there will be several more to be completed in the next few months 😉8 years agocybele727 @cybele727
As much as I love dresses, those afterschool pants are awesome!!!8 years agoBrittney @georgeandizzy
Ha! I love your description Sarvi! I am currently obsessed with thoughts of a Sketchbook Shirt/Afterschool Pant combo, I love little boys dressed in big boy clothes (I guess you could say little bald hipsters, ha!). I have done lots of Field Trip Raglans for our baby boy friends with graphics added, also the cargo pants. The pants are a lot of work but look so great in the end. Though the Lullaby Bodysuit may be my new favorite, I may have a “problem” with 3 made and 3 more cuts of fabric set aside.8 years ago
I feel so foolish, now, I just somehow ‘forgot’ about all these great options and I have even made some of them already!
Thanks so much for the reminders!8 years agoMasha RichartKeymaster@roundtheworldgirl
I think the Art Museum vest over a Field Trip Raglan and a pair of skinny jeans is the perfect look for a small, bald hipster (I also favor the hipster look over the smocked bubble tush look for baby boys!).8 years agomarycds @marycds
My favorite is always the Oliver and S I made most recently. I love the Book Report dress and the After School pants. I also us some of the newer Children’s Corner patterns. Someone mentioned that they are short but that seems to be the older patterns from when styles were different. The Children’s Corner Lucy patterns is so versatile. I also use patterns from the Kari Mecca book “More Sewing with Whimsy”. I have to say that I’ve never made an Olover and S that I didn’t just love!8 years agokatybellabug @katybellabug
My favourite pattern to sew is the After School Pants, they are also such a great fit that they get worn constantly. The Sailboat pattern wins ‘most traced off’ pattern too. The top is such a relaxing thing to sew. I would also add the Clever Charlotte Finch Shorts in as a favourite, they are superb!
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