my top 5 favorite kids sewing patterns + giveaway!!

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This post was really fun to write! and also a ton of work. gathering photos from a blog is no small feat. well, compared to climbing a mountain it is, but whatever. I got the idea for this post from an Instagram comment, and I ran with it! I definitely have a few fave patterns I come back to time and time again. They are all pretty basic patterns, but those are my favorite, I admit. They are fun to embellish & hack, if you will. So without further ado…and in no particular order-my top 5 favorite kids sewing patterns!

Also I’ll be giving away bundles of ALL 5 patterns to 3 lucky winners! So scroll down for that!

geranium-dresses

all my geraniums

vintage may || nani iro || twirl

teal easter || stripes and floral || mustard trees

very first || floral || mint and coral

I was lucky enough to be a tester for Rae’s Geranium dress pattern, and I’ve been making them ever since. I love the classic silhouette and the different sleeve options-I even had to leave a few out of the round up image, I had made so many. It’s a pretty simple sew and great for a beginner…I think if I had to pick a favorite it would be the liberty and striped geranium. It’s classic but modern and I only wish I’d sewn it in a larger size now!

go-to-leggings

all my go-to leggings

purple coral floral || grey butterfly || yellow

coral || collection || teal

tropical || floral || more floral

I can’t say enough good things about Andrea’s Go-To Leggings pattern. I’ve made soooo many of these. I haven’t even blogged probably about 5-6 pairs. I figure, how many leggings do you guys need to see before you get sick of me posting leggings? I love the capri & short options, and I haven’t even used the skirt option, etc….the basic is my fave. Ava has pretty much grown up in these since she was a wee little babe. I think my favorite pair is probably….that coral/purple pair. Or any of the black and white striped ones I’ve made. (like, 3!)

nessie-top

too many nessies to link to-just check them all out here!

So this might seem self-serving to put my own pattern into my round up. But, seriously. I love the Nessie top. It’s a simple top-not that it doesn’t have it’s fun additions in the pattern-color block and peter pan collar options are included, but the basic nessie is a great…basic! it’s got a fun swingy hem and I love it in all the sleeve lengths. win-win-WIN! I have timed myself in the past and it takes me about 20 minutes to sew up a basic Nessie. I have a lot of practice guys! I think the count is over 25 by now!

 

bateau-neck-top

granny chic dress || gingham || stripes w/ floral

checks || solids || yellow floral

tigers! || striped coral || Zebra dress

I first made the Bateau Neck top (dress option) for Anneliese’s pattern tour-the granny chic one above. It quickly became one of my favorite tee patterns because the fit was spot on, it was a quick sew, and hello!? No neckband needed. I think that’s why I love it so much. It’s a very fast sew! Those 4 solid shirts are still going strong in Sadie’s wardrobe, too. Miraculously they haven’t gotten any horrible stains and they’re so soft and her first choice to wear with her patterned skirts. And gosh I love those zebra pockets. Awesome sauce.

 

skater-dress

pink floral ||red yellow floral

geometric || yellow floral

And my last favorite! The Skater Dress Pattern by Kitschy Coo. I wanted to be sure I had made at least 4 of each pattern to consider it a fave…and this one makes the cut-it’s cute, simple, comfy to wear and also, a quick sew. I haven’t played around with it as much as the others, but my girls have loved the versions I’ve made them, and I really love how easy it is for them to get dressed when they pick one to wear! I also love picking out a contrast fabric for the neck and arms bands-a fun way to play around with different fabric combos!

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HONORABLE MENTIONS

Since I decided on a top 5-I had to cut a few out, but here are a few of my other favorite patterns to sew up!

aster-cardi

Aqua || striped

Aster Cardigan. Adorable cardi pattern with the cutest collar. The only reason I haven’t sewn up another 10 of these is……..well…that’s awkward. I have no reason! I’d better get sewing…

made-shorts

The famous MADE kid shorts! Perfect for both genders and easy to customize or embellish. Do you sense a theme in these patterns?

 

Comments

  1. Wanda Ball says:

    Love the patterns. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Good luck to everyone.

  2. Catherine says:

    Darling set of patterns. Your fabric choices are always inspiring as well.
    Thanks for this giveaway!

  3. All of these are awesome! I think I own all of them except a few!! Personally I would add Rae’s Parsley pants pattern as well!! Love all that you do!

  4. Lisa Burger says:

    Would love to win! I don’t own any of your patterns yet, so I’m glad you included one xoxo

  5. I love all of these patterns and designers, all of you are who have helped me take my love of sewing to more of an obsession :)

  6. Wow! Thank you so much for sharing these! I have a 2yo who needs multiples of all of these in her wardrobe!

  7. Grace wood says:

    Oh how I would love all of these! I’ve had my eye on a few for a while:)

  8. I love all this patterns, they look fantastic, comfy and easy to sew too

  9. I love your style, every time you post something new I think how stylish and comfy (not to mention stinkin cute!! ;-) ) your kids (and their clothes) look! I do hope I win, would love these awesome patterns! I’ve been eyeing most of them for a while actually!!

  10. Ooohhh such great picks! I need to make a geranium with flutter sleeves! And another bateau neck top! Have you made the lady skater for you?????

  11. P.S. have you sewn your nessie in a woven?

  12. I basically love everything you sew!

  13. Paige W says:

    This is a great post!!! Perfect timing now that I have been stocking up on knits for my boys and girly. :)

  14. Colleen says:

    Love to give these patterns a shot!!

  15. Jennifer says:

    Such fun patterns! Thanks for sharing. And I have to agree with the Nessie & go to leggings – love them both!!

  16. I love these patterns too! I was going to sign up for the giveaway, but I already have four out of five! Your Nessie top pattern is wonderful. I love the feminine flare of it. I recently adapted it into a tank top for my active daughter; she loves the tank and the boyish-print fabric we chose, and I love that the flare still makes it totally girly!

  17. Your Nessie top is a favorite of mine to sew for my granddaughter! I dont have the others, so this would be such a fun package to receive!

  18. I want to make all of these too. Your website is my inspiration xxx

  19. Thanks a lot for this review, they all look gorgeous and I guess I will keep them in mind if I am looking for kid’s patterms!
    My favorite pattern is actually your Bapron pattern – the perfect gift for a new baby!

  20. Every time I visit your site I want to be like you. :)

  21. All the patterns are amazing! Thank you for a chance to win!)

  22. Jess gabbie says:

    All these patterns are so sweet & I haven’t tried any of them! Would love to win :-)

  23. Cool idea jess! I love your nessie top. It’s the only pattern i own out of these five. My little girls have narrow shoulders and it suits them perfectly. No off the shoulder outfit when they are wearing their nessie tops.

  24. Thanks for the giveaways!!

  25. About time I commented on this terrific blog! Thanks for the giveaway and for all you do for the sewing world!

  26. What a great idea. Totally forgot about Anneliese’s bateaux neck pattern- I LOVE that one! Need to dig it out and make a few more for Pi!!!

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