This contributor post is written by Rachel of Sew Happily
Hey yall! I’m Rachel from Sew Happily! I’m excited to be back again this month at Clover & Violet to share more about children’s sewing and fashion. Go here and here to read my previous posts for Jennie and Clara.
Wanna know the secret to my method to choosing a pattern to make for my daughter, Reagan?
Promise not to tell????
1. Browse Pinterest for a while.
2. Read a few sewing blogs.
3. Go look through my fabric stash for enough to make a little something something.
4. Browse my Pinterest Sewing Girls board for more ideas.
5. Think about what patterns I have – and then remember that I have a Pinterest Pattern Stash Board to look through.
6. Realize that not all of the patterns that I owe are pinned so … time to go dig through my actual pattern stash.
7. Time for a cup of coffee.
8. Ah hah moment! That fabric – with that pattern – and that inspiration.
9. Wait- I don’t have enough of that fabric.
10. Here we go – this one’ll work, especially if I change the pattern a wee bit.
Some of yall are probably a whole lot more organized that me when it comes to making decisions about what to sew for your child. I’m a bit scattered when it comes to sewing for Reagan. How do you decide what to sew for your child (or grandbabies)?
My personal, favorite selection is this:
PDF, indie, lots of optional designer features, large size range, and either knit or woven fabrics.
I LOVE to have lots of flexibility in a pattern – especially as my daughter (like all children) is constantly growing and changing. I look for patterns to have versatility and options. What about yall? What’s your magic formula in choosing patterns?
Right now, I’m LOVING these sewing patterns :
Piper Dress & Leggings by Violette Field Threads, Pippa Peplum by see Kate Sew, Nessie Top by Craftiness is Not Optional
please note that I receive NOTHING for sharing these patterns with yall! I just love ’em that much!
Hope yall take care! Looking forward to chatting with yall next month – in the meantime, stop on by Sew Happily and visit a while!