Friday, August 31, 2012
While it took longer to get all set than I was hoping getting all set would take, we are officially all set now. Introducing my first individual kiddo pattern- All Set Kids pattern set. This one is from 2T to 8y as I expect future kiddo patterns to be. I find this one to be particularly lovely, if I do say so myself, because there is just so very much in this one single pattern package, for boys and girls both!
A simple blouse which can be worn tucked in with the darling kangaroo pocket skirt. This skirt- I love this skirt. It is one of those that isn't just easy to make, it is also FUN to make (as kids' clothing should be). I don't like to include an overabundance of detail in kids' garments particularly when you might want to make several of the same to stock up your family's closets. So if there is detail, it better be cute and straight forward.
Or of course right on the bum. Any detail on the bum is welcome. Handmade Beginnings sewers will recognize the shape of these trousers from my baby book. I don't know if I've seen a greater amount of sewn examples of any of my patterns than I have of those Quick Change Trousers. Again it's the simple + adorable thing that keeps you making anything, I imagine. Me too. But my family is growing so I thought that the pattern should too. And this pattern offers instruction for making them reversible or not, as well as a length line for shorts ......
..and even a little button loop detail to keep those cuffs cuffed, just in case you wanna.
Here is our sweet friend Lily sharing how cool and girly the pants can be, and also the blouse left untucked with a simple but stylish waist tie.
The Baby in the Hood Jacket also from Handmade Beginnings also grew up to be part of this pattern collection, and no one is happier about that than me! In fact my original inspiration to make this pattern collection was in answer to all the requests for help with upsizing the book's pattern. The jacket is a simpler sew than you might think, and every last seam is encased in the lined jacket with no extra finishing steps or handwork. Hooray! That alone could be cause for balloons in a photo shoot (which kept Roman well occupied).
And should you need to keep some little pairs of hands busy while you sew, the pattern instruction sheets have four separate wardrobe planning coloring pages for your little ones to cut out and color. Eleni has wasted no time and now I just need to look for some green/aqua striped fabric I suppose.
All set. Enjoy, and happy holiday weekend! xo, Anna Maria