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monthly pattern releases: may 2019

May has been a bit of a whirlwind month around here! So much has gone off, both on and off the blog. That it’s crazy to think the month is almost up. And with that, comes the May pattern release wrap up! Man I feel like I might have missed quite a few this month since things have been so crazy, BUT nevertheless there are some good ones in here! We’re definitely seeing that switch toward warm weather clothes. And thankfully, here in Canada I’m also seeing that warm weather trend happening!!! And I’m pretty excited about sewing for summer now.

Pollywoggles released the Kluane Dress and Top, a sweetheart halter peplum top and dress that offers a couple different lengths plus a tiered maxi option.

Sofiona Designs released two patterns this month, first up is the Moss Hooded Dress and Top, it has great line detail options and an oversized hood option, with multiple length (top, mid and maxi). It would make a great casual dress choice or even a good beach coverup to go along with their other release, the Narwhal Swimsuit. This swimsuit pattern offers a one piece and a two piece option, the two piece is a high waisted bikini bottom with side panel options and both one and two piece come with a front panel option that can include a criss cross detail. I like the coverage on this one especially for my older daughter!

The Eli Monster has also released two patterns this month, both very similar but each has their own offerings. The Zoet Tee is a basic tee that includes a nipped in waist and slimmer fit, with a short sleeve and a ‘not quite cap’ sleeve option. Where as the Drop Tee is a basic tee that’s ‘not quite boxy’ but offers a great unisex fit. It also comes with short and long sleeve options and a great crew neck design.

New Horizon Designs came out with the Austin Tee, a classic fit knit tee that has a front V accent in the neckline and a split hem detail. Also comes with long and short sleeves. I’m interested in the neck detail of this one since it’s something different from a neck binding.

New Horizon also released the Melbourne Top and Dress, which offers a curved bust line, and multiple necklines, includes this criss cross neckline. The gathered skirt portion can be made in top, tunic, knee and maxi length, plus there are multiple sleeve length options as well.

Lowland Kids released the Tip Up Tank, a relaxed fit tank that ties at the waist made for table knits. It offers pocket, faux placket or full strip to give this top different looks. They’ve also released Joggers, a great basic jogger pattern that offers a size range from newborn to size 12. Meant to be a bit on the slimmer side, theses are a great staple! I’ve also seen a few shorts version pop up on different sewing groups and I’m excited to try these.

Heather Handmade has just released her first pattern, her pattern concept is to utilize a piece of clothing and how to upcycle it. Her first pattern, Upcycled T-Shirt Romper and Dress gives you the pattern pieces and tutorial on up cycling a t-shirt into a romper or a dress for your little one. This is a great option if you’re into upcycling, sustainable fashion or just starting out and not sure how to go about up cycling clothing for fabric.

Patterns for Pirates released the Minute Maillot, this is a great basic swimsuit pattern. A classic shape, it also comes with different back neckline options (low, mid or high) and a hip ruffle option as well.

Made for Mermaids come out with the Reagan Rash Guard, this rash guard comes in both regular tee length or a crop banded length. It also offers a ruffle detail for the raglan sleeve which make it fun a feminine. But you could definitely use the basic pattern (short or long sleeved) for boys as well! This pattern is part of their Mermaid Shores Collection. Which I’ve previously sewn up a pattern from here and enjoyed!

And finally, we have Made by Jack’s Mom that released the Fell & Dale Flat Cap, a traditional style flat cap that fits for sizes newborn-xl adult. This would make a great accessory to finish off any outfit!

There’s a few patterns I’m hoping to try out this month amongst what I’m already hoping to cut out but I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty much added all these to my future ‘to sew’ list!! What about you guys? Any patterns you’re excited to sew up?

Also.. If we’ve missed any pattern releases, please let us know in the comments!!!

pattern releases

monthly pattern releases: april 2019

This month we’re starting a new feature that hopefully will turn out to be a great resource for everyone. I know I definitely find it difficult keeping track of pattern releases or even new designers that have popped up on the scene. So we’re creating this monthly feature where you’ll be able to find all the info!

Collections

The Farmer’s Market Collection is a collaboration between 8 designers for Project Run and Play that includes 10 patterns to create a capsule wardrobe. In no particular order there’s

Frocks and Frolics has just released their New Baby Collection. As part of the collection they released a the Dungies which combines a romper and pinafore pattern into one. And there’s also the Lollipop Baby Romper, a great basic raglan sleeved romper pattern. The patterns come with instructional videos that are great for beginner sewers. English and German instructions are included and sizes are from newborn to size 3. And it also looks like there’s more that will be released in the future to add to the collection!

Individual Patterns

Simple Life Pattern Company has released a bunch of new patterns this month, including some great beach options!! From left to right, there’s the Baby Marina Criss Cross Tankini and One Piece that goes up to 24m. The Elise One Shoulder Swimsuit that comes in both baby and child options and Baby Cordelia’s Swimsuit Coverup that goes up to 24m. Becca also let me know that all her swimsuit patterns are on sale until April 30th.

Simple Life Pattern Company also released Shelby’s Strappy Back Pocket Top and Dress, a knit dress that offers a fun scooped back with multiple different strap options (i.e. criss cross, single or double)

Made for Mermaids released the Jordan Top and Dress. A great basic patterns that comes with mutliple options, like sleeveless to long sleeves, hood, split hem and more. Also comes with a dress option.

Oliver + S released the Double Dutch Jacket and Skirt. A colour blocked jacket with a dropped shoulder and a flared hem knit skirt. These two would also make great beginner patterns.

Lowland Kids is another designer that’s been super busy this month! They released 5 patterns! From left to right, there’s the Track Shorts that has a really cute binding hem detail. The Shortie Tank Romper, a sleeveless romper that has an elasticized waist. The Racerback PJ Top which pairs well with their PJ bottom pattern, but could just as well be a great tank basic for the summer. The Ruffle Shorties are a knit short pattern with a cute leg cuff ruffle. And finally the Basic Tee, which let’s be honest, is a great staple for just about any project!

Brindille and Twig released two patterns this month, the Lounge Sweatshirt a slouchy sweater pattern with two sleeve options and the Rad Coveralls, a utility coverall pattern with a front zip opening and pocket options.

Puperita also released two patterns, the Ahoy Romper (unlined) and the Ahoy Romper (lined) patterns. Both patterns come in a short and a skirt options and both feature unique finishing touches.

Patterns for Pirates has released the Sporty Piko-Youth top, it’s a dropped sweater pattern that covers a variety of looks from sporty to trendy, with the option for a colour blocked back, a hood, a drawstring waist and much more.

Sofilantjes released the Advena Top, Tunic and Dress pattern is both baby and child sizes. It has a wide neckline and side panels perfect for colour blocking. You can also sew up two different skirt options or just sew it as a tee.

Vintage Little Lady released Bristol, an adorable woven dress pattern that features a slew of options, shoulder or back ties, dress and top length, pockets and much more. The pattern is available for girls, tweens, dolls or bundled for girls+dolls and girls+tweens.

Phew!!! That’s a lot of patterns! Are there any that you’re excited to sew up first? Let us know in the comments! We’d love to know what caught your eye.

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And if you’re a pattern designer that we haven’t reached out to, please feel free to shoot us an email at kidsclothesweek@gmail.com so we can discuss adding your to our list! Or if you’ve noticed we’ve missed some releases, let us know in the comments!