Free Patterns, Määratlemata

Free pattern Wednesday -Hey June racerback dress

Pattern name: Hey June Racerback dress (link!)

Designer name: Hey June (link!)

Price: 0$, no coupon needed

Size range: 1-8 years

Print sizes: letter sized, layered, black and white, 1in and 4cm test boxes.

Difficulty level: beginner that can gather 🙂

My notes: Instructions tell you to mark notches for easier assembly. Cutting guide gives you straight instructions how to get the best results. Although I haven’t sewed it yet by myself it seems like a quick summer staple.

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Photo by Hey June

What designer wrote about it: Hey June blog (link!)

 

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Darling Daisy

Pattern name: Darling Daisy dress (revamped!) (link!)

Designer name: Sew Like My Mom (link!)

Price: Currently on sale for 6$

Size range: 3m-16, but the redo is done in sizes 12m-8y

Print sizes: US Letter

Difficulty level: Beginner (but you should be able to do gathering)

Fabric: Woven (quilting cotton, seersucker, linen and fabrics on similar weight)

I tested: This pattern testing was actually a redo of Sew Like My Mom’s first ever pattern! Since my daughter is size 24m chest and 12m length I tested it that way also (as always with SLMM patterns but since she started her growth spurt I might use 18m length next time). Melissa teaches in instructions how to shorten or lengthen the dress in really easy ways so you shouldn’t be afraid of it. Go with your kids chest size and change the length according to instructions if needed. This dress is now my favorite summer dress! There are 5 looks, twirling factor, easy on and off and you can combine different fabrics which means you can use those scraps you have! My first dress was made with cotton. Two of the fabrics (with dots on them) were from my great-aunt heirlooms, blue solid is from local fabric store discount boxes where you can buy fabric with weight price and green one on neckline was from Simply Sewing magazine issue fifteen . This has the perfect twirling factor, looks cute and gets lots of compliments.
The next one will probably be soon finished as it is almost ready and just waiting for some spare time. It is made with red woven which name I don’t know in english and it is absolutely not a dress she would wear every day (this just isn’t a dress material) but it is made for visiting a cafe of her favorite cartoon character. The fabric is from my granny heirlooms (she used to work in a sewing company so she got lots of scrap from there).
Overall, it is easy sew (especially if you love gathering, I hate long stitch method, don’t have serger so I gather with loads of pins!) and bigger kids can put it on by themselves and take it off too!

See what others wrote about it:

Gina from Pennysewvintage (link!)
Jennifer from Craftimom (link!)

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Free pattern Wednesday: P4P Pencil skirt

Pattern name: Pencil skirt (link!)

Designer name: Patterns for Pirates (Affiliate link!)

Price: price normally 5$ and with coupon for free (You can find coupon code from their FB group (link!))

Size range: XXS to Plus 3X

Print sizes: US letter, A4 and A0, color coded no trim pages with layers

Difficulty level: Beginner

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Overview: This is a pattern I have sewn three times and unfortunately don’t have any decent photos of those skirts so this is in my to-do list! It is really easy to sew pattern with three length options ( above knee, below knee and midi length), it has optional walking went and two rises (high rise and mid rise). Those skirts I have sewn are really my comfiest skirts ever! The biggest plus on that pattern is how fast it is to sew together. I guess it takes maximum one hour and this is when you aren’t fully concentrated on it!

So I guess next time I do some selfish sewing with this pattern I should show you the results too!

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Photo from P4P, Judy Hale
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St. Tropez Swing

I had a chance to test for lovely Rebecca who is behind Mummykins & Me (link!)

I must say, in the beginning I was worried.. Gathers, pleats, buttonholes, bias tape etc. And then I thought – well, I must try, if I fail I’ll call it “confident beginner fail”. But I succeeded. I did so well that I am waiting for really fast times to go by so I can make one for myself too.

Pattern name: St. Tropez Swing dress and top (link!)

Designer name: Mummykins & Me (Affiliate link!)

Price: Patterns are on sale for $6.50 each (regular $8.50). Or the bundle with both ladies AND child’s versions is on sale for only $9.50

Size range: Newborn – 12years and Ladies XXS to 5XL

Print sizes: A0(copy shop file), A4 and US Letter

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Fabric: light or medium weight wovens, lightweight stretch fabric (Bias tape needs to have no stretch or hole in the back can stretch out).

I tested: Size 18-24m with lightweight cotton and viscose. I used store bought bias tape (Cutting it seemed crazy). Instructions were clear and easy to follow. I managed to use bias tape and gathering like I had always done that! Although it says difficulty level intermediate I would say it fits for a confident beginner also as she explains everything thoroughly. It went over her head smoothly, armholes are excellent size and it is exactly as beautifully flowy as one summer dress or top should be. Lenght was trimmed after I made mine so if you are making it you should expect top to be slightly shorter than ours although you can always adjust it to your liking! 🙂 Also, she teaches you to finish dress in a way it will look as beautiful inside as outside!

Fit photos: 

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See what others wrote:

Anna from Anna’s heirlooms (link!)
Zoe from Soul fed on thread (link!)
Rebecca from Mummykins and me (link!)

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Free Pattern Wednesday: M4M Chloe

Pattern name: Girl and Mama Chloe skirt (Mama link!) (Girl link!)

Designer name: Made for Mermaids (affiliate link!)

Price: normally 7$, 0$ with coupon code from her Facebook Group (link!)

Size range: girls 1/2-14 years, mama grey-red (see size chart on product page)

Print sizes: US Letter, layered and color coded

Difficulty level: Beginner

Made for Mermaids 15k did come in really right time. I was thinking about making new series called “free pattern wednesday” and when their new pattern was released after hitting 15k I knew this newest pattern should be todays choice. I love that you can make matching mama and girl skirts (because who doesn’t like matching her girl?) and it comes in above knee and maxi length. Just the way I like my skirts!  So make sure to join her Facebook group, use coupon code that you can find in pinned post and then sew and sew 🙂

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Photo by Megan Gorman (Made for Mermaids)