kcw guest post by sanae from sanae ishida

kcw january 2014 trends: patterns

2014-kcw-winter-patternsHello, hello! Sanae here, back with some hardcore analysis of winter kcw 2014 (kidding, of course). Today, I’m featuring some popular patterns that popped up frequently in the project pool. There are some serious goodies. I spent some quality time going through all the images and I’m simply blown away. The variety, quality and squeal-worthy awesomeness of the projects are inspiring to say the least. And is it just me, or has everyone become a professional photographer? It felt like I was looking through a bonafide kids fashion catalog.

First up: far and away the pattern I saw on constant repeat was the Bimaa sweater by LouBeeClothing. Both the cowl and hoodie versions were incredibly popular. Check out these fun ones:

2014-kcw-winter-patterns-bimaa1. holli c | 2. craftiness is not optional | 3. handmade therapy | 4. iseamstressed | 5. girl like the sea | 6. bhal | 7. olivers fancy | 8. lizzieville | 9. mustard

There are quite a few others, and it’s worth going through the pool! Tara’s daughter’s expression in the middle there — oh, it kills me, it’s so adorable.


Another much loved pattern is Rae’s Geranium. There’s a top as well as a dress variation, and it is especially heart-achingly sweet seeing the littlest, itty bitty ones rocking this stylish outfit. Gah, I love Kids Clothes Week!

Here is an assortment of Geraniums that caught my eye:


1. leanuh | 2. dandelions and lace | 3. lilt and jig | 4. anw5db | 5. deanna| 6. anw5db | 7. i married superman | 8. dccdmom | 9. mellybean


I felt like I got a little carried away with all the girl clothes up there, so I scoured the pool for boy-specific looks. No surprise that tees and pants were the go-to patterns. Specifically, raglan tees were all over the place; the Field Trip Raglan by Oliver + S (now available as a separate PDF!) and Recess Raglan by SeeKateSew seemed to top the charts. As for pants, there were so many patterns used, but the ones that stood out for me were the Zonen Jacob and Relaxed fit pants from Ottobre magazine. I’m digging the vibrant fabrics going on and here are a few of my faves:


1. laura of behind the hedgerow | 2. gail of probably actually | 3. orsoka | 4. jane of buzzmills | 5. orsoka | 6. heidi polcyn | 7. curl up | 8. skirtastop | 9. laura of behind the hedgerow


Marvelous, right? Hop on over to see the project pool here and you’ll find yourself itching to get back to the sewing machine!



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  • Reply Mae February 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Great idea to do a roundup. This is one reason I love KCW – the amazing inspiration! Seeing all of the different versions of each piece gets me all giddy and excited to start planning. <3


  • Reply Sarah February 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

    Wow, wow, wow!  Look at those Bimaa’s all together!  My heart is bursting with ALL the prides!

    This was an awesome season, lots of creativity all around! 

  • Reply Laura - Behind the Hedgerow February 18, 2014 at 3:24 am

    I think my kids need some bimaas in their lives!  Great round-up! x

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