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« on: July 30, 2011 10:32:44 AM »

I have always admired those craftsters who make clothing for children as its always so cute!!

I don't have any children of my own, but have lots of children in my life so a few weeks ago I thought I would give it ago. So far I have only attempted girls clothes. They seem a little easier

I started off by making this fun little reversible dress (again with a PDF from Etsy). The fabrics were so cute, brown with buttons on and orange and white polka dots. I made this for my 5yr old niece and it was a little big, but I think that for this style that's okay. She loved it and I think she looked adorable Smiley

Then I tried this milkmaid dress (using a PDF pattern I bought on Etsy)

I made the 3T size for my 2-5yr old niece but it was miles to big, lol. So it currently has no owner but it was fun to make.

I then tried some little summer tops (yip, pattern from Etsy). They were quite easy to make but I hadn't figured out button holes yet. I followed the pattern exactly on this one.

The second one I made I added little frills to the shoulders which I think looked a little nicer.

These are for my 1yr old niece but she hasn't tried them on yet so I don't know how they fit. I think they will be okay sizing them to her other clothes.

So that's it, those were my first try's and I think I am hooked!!! What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011 10:37:54 AM »

Very cute. I love the strawberry fabric, and the ruffles.

« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2011 11:24:40 AM »

Impressive first attempt!  I've been sewing clothes for my kids for about two years and have yet to pull of a dress my daughter could actually wear.  Must check out some of those etsy patterns!
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