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dessadoll
« on: March 11, 2008 11:43:54 AM »

Hi ladies, I'm having trouble finding easy patterns for clothes that my daughter can make for herself.  She just started sewing in October.  Grin  I've tried working the simplicity patterns with her, but they are still too hard for her to do. 
Any ideas/images/tutes would be great. 
Thanks in advance
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2008 12:20:11 PM »

Hello!  I think it's awesome that you and your daughter are crafting together.  I know when I first learned a machine, around the age of 7, I was making pillow cases and little drawstring bags (a small pillowcase with a casing threaded through with ribbon).  It's all straight cutting and stitching, and once she gets proficient, she can start doing the round bottom bags, where it's a rectangle sewed around a circle (like a soda can), with a casing and drawstring at the top.

You also might have better luck for clothing patterns posting in the Sewing for Kids--Discussion and Questions thread.  Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008 05:51:51 PM »

For some reason I can't find this link.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2008 06:49:35 PM »

oh oh, you should have her try the 2 piece one hour pants.  It's in the tutorial list.  Basically, you fold pants that fit her in half and cut around them on the fold for the pattern.  It is so easy. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2008 07:19:37 PM »

That's entirely because I called it the wrong thing.   Wink  Here you go:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=330.0

Oh, and I thought of one other, drawstring skirts are great for little girls, because they don't have a lot of curves to make the pattern fiddly.  You can make a rectangle long enough to fit over her hips, plus seam allowance, sew up the side, put a casing in one end for the drawstring, and hem the other end.  You could even put lace or something frilly at the bottom to let her practice different skills.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2008 08:47:47 PM »

Sure does, I'll go find the tute.  TY
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008 08:52:45 PM »

I never would have even thought of having her make that.  If she can sew a heart pillow and a pencil case, I think she could manage that. 
Thanks so much for your help, and for the link.
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