Amazing timing. The same week we had children’s clothes making on the Great British Sewing Bee I’ve seen the next Kids Clothes Week advertised here.
This a wonderful twice yearly online event with lots of pattern designers and bloggers showing off their funky new togs for kiddies.
Of course we don’t quite have the fabric range here in the UK- we struggle to find nice and especially cheap and nice jersey and denim etc so don’t feel disheartened to see people whipping up things that we are unable to reproduce easily.
But really sewing for children is such fun! The garments are small so they are quick to make, they don’t take much fabric so you can splash out a little, and kids just look so god damn cute in stuff you make them! Also no curves to take into account to fitting is pretty easy.
Got the bug? Don’t know where to start? I’m running a class on Wednesday 19th March which will teach you to make some cute elasticised pull up pants. Great for PJs and dressing up costumes but made in cord or linen they are also great for daytime wear. Bring a meter of fab if and I will supply the elastic, the knowledge, the machine, and the tea.
In the meantime I counted my patterns for little dresses (now remember I have three sons!) and came up with 8!!! So I’m doing a sewing week challenge making up one of each pattern. Join me?