Although I haven’t sewn for that long time I still have my favourite designers, Melissa from Sew Like My Mom (link!) is for sure one of my latest loves. Her designs are good for little ones basics and so quick sews! And not to mention, she is the sweetest designer out there! She is always so involved with all her designs and I can tell that testing process is fun with her!
So here is my latest love, the #dogwooddress. Available in size 12m-16y, in two lenghts and 3 finishes.
So here are my testing pieces:
Straight maxi – I love that it has side splits, makes walking for small person sooo much easier!
Short straight, perfect lenght and perfect for all those summer walks –
And short high-low, little bit of fancy and at the same time still easy to climb in –
If you love how it looks feel free to grab your own from her Etsy shop (link!) it is on sale until wednesday for only 6$ one pattern and 10$ bundle. Make sure to grab your copy before sale ends! 🙂
I think it is perfect time to start new category in my blog, free patterns.
Every now and then some designers release free patterns. Whether it is for cooperation with someone, for FB group members or just for getting to know how their patterns work. So I thought as I have seen, made and downloaded quite few of them I could send them some love back. So here comes the first one.
It is getting warmer here, in Estonia, so Sew Like My Mom (link!) Coconut PJ pattern came in right time. Made in cooperation with Riley blake (Link!) it is summer staple in kids nightwear. It comes in sizes 12M-8Y and is available via Crafty.
Photo from Sew Like My Mom blog
On monday I’ll go and print my patterns so these will come to our house! I can tell that DS is already excited and this is awesome as he usually hates jammies!
As what comes to this pattern, all SewLikeMyMom patterns are easy to follow and look amazing on kids! They go trough intense testing (that’s when Melissa almost doesn’t sleep!) and testers feedback is something Melissa always considers as an important thing!
There are some patterns in your life that you love from the first sight. Elliedactyl Thatcher (link) is one of them! It is little bit of fancy and at the same time it is still really comfortable and you can wear it to presidential ball or to a sandbox. There are several options but I have only tried one of them. After finishing the ones I have in my list (For a friends son and also for my cousins son) I have my goals set for trying other options too.
You can make it to your NB and also to your 12year old, such a big size variety is one of the things why I love Elliedactyl patterns! The instructions are easy to follow (when you work out that collar part) and it is fairly quick sew after first one.
Modeled pictures are coming later but here are some of unmodeled ones.
When I found from instagram that Sewlikemymom (link) is searching for testers I decided that I should give it a try. I mean, when you try to get your first ever testing it can be little bit nervous moment. I sent my stuff and then forgot about it, just focused on everything else. And then I got up in the morning and.. I found out that Melissa had written me. I was chosen! And right when I started testing that pattern… I fell in love. In those photos you’ll see Little Miss wearing two previous versions of tunic and leggings so there are some flaws but I love them that way also!
Melissa really does go into details to get that perfect fit.
Those two patterns come in sizes 12M to 8 year olds. It is true fabric saver when you use non-directional prints.
Peony leggings come with options to have gathered on flat inset. They have high rise so bum is covered and everyone is happy with how comfortable they are. They can be made in bike shorts, capri and long leggings length so your child can wear them all-year-long. The instructions were really easy to follow and had some good tips for every other pattern you may use also. You can buy leggings pattern from Etsy (link)
Posey tunic for me has the best length! It shows your leggings but also lets your kid wear her leggings and covers their bum just enough. Tunic has four sleeve lengths (tank, short, elbow and long sleeve) and saves you tons of fabric. It is really easy to follow instructions! This pattern is also available on Etsy (link) and will sure make an easy staple in Little Miss wardrobe.
There is also possibility to buy those patterns as a bundle (link) so make sure that you’ll grab one or both patterns to add to your basics!
And now, picture overflow!
See you in my next post!
In case you have any questions feel free to ask! 🙂
I am happy to see you on my blog. Blog about me sewing, for kids, for myself and for friends.
I am mother to two wonderful children (4yo boy and 1y2mo girl) who lives in a capital of Estonia.
I have always known I have passion for sewing but I got my own sewing machine in the beginning of 2015. I then dived into sewing, starting with kids clothes and in June sewed first things for myself.
In this blog I’ll show you my favourite patterns, patterndesigners, fabrics and also inspiration. I hope you are enjoying it.
In case you have any questions feel free to ask them and I’ll answer if they are not too personal!