If you sew for kids like I do, I’m sure you appreciate patterns that are transitional and that you can sew all year round. It just so happens my last 3 sews of 2019 were just that. I wanted to make something for my daughter and nieces for Christmas before we left California. I thought it would be a super sweet memory and I wanted to be sure they were garments they could wear all year long, (and maybe just selfishly too so they could remember their Auntie whenever they wore them! haha).
They are all crazy about unicorns and so this cotton poplin was perfect for the three of them.
Lightweight, cotton poplin is an excellent choice of fabric for all these patterns because the fabric is so soft and flows so beautifully.
I gave them their outfits on Christmas morning and I think I maybe gained some good Auntie points! =)
Mind you all these pictures were taken on Christmas morning, so they last thing they had on their mind was to stand still long enough for me to take pictures! I just randomly snapped photos and took what I could get haha.
Now let’s talk about the amazing patterns I used:
All three patterns are from Lil Luxe Collections: I’m a fan of Lil Luxe because I’ve never had a fit issue or had to heavily alter any measurements from their chart. I can also sew their patterns with confidence knowing that the fit will be a good one.
For Olivia, my oldest niece I used The Olive Overalls (total coincidence that the names are similar) lol.
The Olive Overalls: SIZE 18m – 10.
The Olive Overalls has a shorts, dress or pants option with slant pockets perfect for little treasures. The adjustable straps have a unique hidden button closure and an elastic back for a custom fit. The shorts have a relaxed fit from waist to hem while the pant version tapers down at the ankle for a modern fit. Add an additional fun bow or welt pocket to the bib or a cute bow tie for a pop of color and sass. The Olive Overalls can be worn alone or layered.
For her I did the skirted overall with the bow on the bib.
Favorite thing about this pattern is the pockets and the fact that she can wear this as an overall by itself or layered.
Here it is in action…literally, I could barely get a still shot of her…lol
The Green Street Dress: SIZE 18m – 10.
The Green Street top & dress is a sweet baby doll style that can be worn alone during the summer months or layered over your girls favorite dress on collar days. This bodice is a classic tank top style while the fully pleated skirt adds a touch of elegance.
For lastly, for Abigail I made the Metropolitan, she’s the oldest of the girls, and so she was pleased to finally get an off the shoulder dress (she feels that it’s a more grown up style).
She’s been asking me for one for a really long time and I finally found the modesty I wanted for her in this pattern. While this pattern is not 100% transitional, the length of the sleeves and the high neckline makes it a good sew to be paired with a sweet cardigan.
The Metropolitan: SIZE 18m – 10.
Show off a little shoulder with the Metropolitan blouse and dress. It’s sweet, stylish and fit for any occasion when paired with the right fabric. The shoulder cuts are trendy while the high neckline gives a modest look. The curved hemline adds a unique detail to this modern blouse & dress.
My favorite thing about the modesty of the neckline and the unique curved hem.
One other thing I love about these patterns is that they are fairly quick sews.
And that’s it for today’s post everyone, so… if you live where the weather is funky like California or you live or where it’s cooler most of the year and you do sew for kids, then these are great choices to have in your pattern stash. They can wear them just so during the warmer days and wear them layered for the cooler months.
Hope you all are having a fantastic start to the new year! Wishing you all a wonderful New Year, filled with new sews and pretty fabric! xoxo Candice