fresh ideas + giveaway

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As we are getting closer to warmer months (or cooler depending on where you’re at 😉) we slowly start to transition our wardrobes into staples that will accommodate our upcoming weather. From jeans to shorts or puffy winter jackets to tank tops (or vice versa), this is the best time to take a fresh perspective on our pattern stuff and what we’d like to sew. Personally, I also take this time to think about new patterns to incorporate into the kids wardrobes.


Romper Inspo

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Looking for inspiration this season, I’ve come across a lot of sleeve ruffles and rompers/overalls for the girls in neutral/pastel tones and interesting design details on otherwise basic pieces and again, neutrals but with pops of vibrant colours this time for boys. One of our sponsors for this week has patterns that include all these details. Puzzle Patterns just released their first pattern collection not too long ago that entails everything I’m looking for in patterns for the upcoming season. Trendy and versatile. These patterns not only have great design ones, but fit right into what I’d like to sew for the kids this season.


Pant Inspo

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I had some fun piecing together some inspiration using their patterns as my jumping off point. The Ring Around the Rosie Romper at the top (which also has a dress variation) would be perfect for not just the munchkin that loves to run around. It comes with ruffled sleeves as well, for that girl look. I think this would be a great piece in a double gauze to make it like and breezy for the summer. Or use a print on the bib portion to give it a fun design detail.


And the Jumping Jack Pant have a loose harem feel to them without being in your face! Use a neutral and create a wardrobe staple out of it, or maybe use a fun print for a fun coordinate piece. Heck, even use a French Terry to create a cozy sweatpants for those cooler nights.


Dungaree Inspo


There’s also the Flying Fox Dungarees which I am in love with! Dungarees (or overalls as I like to call them) have made a big comeback over the past year. I am loving the fact that they come in multitudes of colour, and that are for both girls and boys. You can patch them up to personalize them to your child’s likes, or customize the pockets into different shapes to give them a whole new feel. Not include in my inspiration collage is the Merry Go Round Dress and Top. This is another pattern I’d love to try, especially with the dramatic ruffle along the neckline!

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  • Reply Suzanne April 23, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Wonderful pattern ideas! I am ready to sew.

  • Reply Mindy April 23, 2018 at 9:55 am

    Gotta love new patterns! The Merry Go Round dress would be perfect for my twirly little girls!

  • Reply Marjolein April 23, 2018 at 9:56 am

    I would definitely start with the harem pants pattern! Versatile enough for both the boy and the girl at home!

  • Reply Elena April 23, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    How exciting! It’s finally warm and sunny around here, and I’m so ready to start sewing summer clothes!

  • Reply Brandi April 23, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Definitely the harem pants I have boy girl twins and have thinking about ways to sew clothes for the both of them. 

  • Reply Ann April 23, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    I’d have a go at the Merry Go Round Dress and Top first.

  • Reply Julia April 23, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    My girl would love the Merry Go Round dress!

  • Reply Anna April 23, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    The dungarees- my boys love them!

  • Reply Sharon Frey April 23, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Merry Go Round! Darling

  • Reply Sarah J April 23, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    I love Flying Fox– so cute!!

  • Reply Hannah W April 23, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    my girl would love the Merry Go Round Dress…I’d start there

  • Reply Virginia April 23, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Ring around the rosie dress

  • Reply Isabel A. April 24, 2018 at 4:02 am

    I love the collection. My first pick is the merry go round dress, for my little girl.

  • Reply Emi April 24, 2018 at 6:02 am

    Such a cute collection! The dungarees are super adorable.

  • Reply Jolanda April 24, 2018 at 10:19 am

    I go for the harempants for my boys! 

  • Reply Lindsy April 25, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    The ringaroundtherosie! Love all those ruffles!

  • Reply Kayla Klontz April 29, 2018 at 1:44 am

    The Harem pants would be first.

  • Reply used kids clothing February 14, 2019 at 11:31 am

    Love the ideas. Thank you for sharing.

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