Kids

This is the coat I have made for my daughter in time for the colder weather. It is made from Butterick 9955, a late 50s/ early 60s pattern, and a thick wool blend tartan fabric. I gave her free choice for the lining, and this is what she went with, a cotton print with flowers [...]

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Grace has been asking for an “apron dress” since last August.  I’m not certain this was what she had in mind, but I loved the idea of two dresses for the price of one, and since her track record for actually wearing pinafore dresses is dismal, I thought it would be a good idea to [...]

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I used this pattern to make a party dress for a one year old. The older patterns certainly used more fabric.  Look at this layout. Detailed finishing inside.  Nice! And the finished dress And two sunsuits from the same pattern

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I posted the sunsuits I made from this pattern a while back.  It’s been too long since I made a new vintage style, but this week I finally put together this little pinafore dress. I love the little cap sleeves.  It took me quite a few tries to figure out how to bind the edges.  [...]

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To be honest, all of Grace’s dresses lately have been vintage, and this one is no exception. I found this pattern–Simplicity 1149–last winter and had to have it.  I’ve been on a scallop kick lately, you see, and the idea of a scalloped sundress was appealing.  My copy of this is a size three, and [...]

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Grace’s first day of school was a few weeks ago, and, of course, I had to make her a new dress to start school in.  I had this pattern picked out a long time ago–  McCalls 8859 from 1983.  I made my standard changes to the pattern by cutting off the seam allowance around the [...]

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My daughter was invited to a ‘Scooby Doo’ party and she wanted to go as Daphne! To be honest, I’m glad she didn’t want to be Scooby! I used a long sleeve T-shirt pattern from an old Burda Style Magazine, issue 10/2010, making a few adjustments: I changed the button placket to a v-neck, I [...]

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Hi all! I am a huge fan of this site. I was trolling it this morning stirring up some inspiration for kids clothes. I love the little girls dress patterns but hate putting in zips or button plackets. They have a bunch of color photos from the 1940s of kids wearing regular everyday clothes. One [...]

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Hi Everyone! I’ve been a long-time reader and even contributed a couple posts many years ago. My sewing took a hiatus but my pattern collecting did not and now that I have a little girl I’ve been sewing more for her. My latest creation for Muffin is Patterns Pacifica 7008 from the 1970s.     [...]

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