There were so many incredible projects in the Kids Clothes Week project pool this year!! It appears that everyone was eager to dive into their spring sewing, regardless of what the spring weather looked like for each of us. Here are a few patterns that kept making the rounds this season.
The Geranium. So classic, so many options, just do it. Everyone else is and they won’t even mind if you’re late to the party.
(clockwise) gray, piped, cars, navy,
The Skater. It’s a comfy, awesome, staple. Easy, fun, and you can peplum that baby out if you’d like even more options.
Blue, Feather, Pink
Small Fry Skinny Jeans. It appears that several of us came off of that SFSJ pattern tour inspired to try this pattern out for ourselves, and it showed in the project pool.
Here, star, teal
It wouldn’t be a kids spring sewing session without a few jackets, and the options that were linked up are all drool worthy.
Starboard, Study Hall Jacket, Secret Agent Trench, Jacki Dress
The Sally Dress. Spring is here and your little lady needs some huge pockets to stash flowers, rocks, candy, toys, and other outdoor treasures. There is no dress that can hold so much loot and look so cute at the same time.
Red, Navy, Pink
Shorts. True, summer is just around the corner, but for some of us, the spring weather has been calling for shorts. Luckily there are shorts options like crazy in the project pool.
Kid Shorts, Prefontaine Shorts, Bubble Pocket Shorts, Coastal Cargos
There were collections of patterns from several lovely designers, like See Kate Sew‘s items below.
Aztec Hooded Vest, Pippa, Recess Raglan
The Flashback Skinny Tee. Again, another pattern with options for customization as far as the eye can see. Make it cool for your little dude, girly for your little lady, or something in between.
(clockwise) Triangle, Scalloped Sequins, Blue Floral, Ninja Turtle,
Another love I have for the project pool is clicking around at designs that are new and fresh. We’ll just go ahead and call them future front runners. This was the first season I had seen any of these patterns and I love them all.
(clockwise) Paris skirt, Shearwater Caftan, Owl Princess Top, Girls Style Book Dress
You just can’t beat when a beautiful bundle has just been released the week before KCW? Am I right Perfect Pattern Parcel? It appears that many of us were sewing our way through these a few weeks back, and though the bundle has expired, as all good things do, each of the patterns are still available from their individual designer.
(clockwise) Celestial Tee, Hanami Dress, Hosh Pants, September Tunic
Speaking of designers, it doesn’t seem like a bad idea to do some pattern testing for new patterns during KCW, as several of us did with the darling Matinee Dress.
(clockwise) Ahoy, Blue, Gray, Yellow
Some of us were sewing the scrumptious new Shandiin Top and Tunic (available soon from Lou Bee Clothing).
(clockwise) Summer, Yellow, Gingham, Floral
Others were busy pattern testing for Willow & Co‘s new line. This full line, plus others, is now available for the rest of us as well! 🙂
(clockwise) Aster Cardigan, Persimmon Sundress, Kudzu Cargos, Clover Shorts
My other weakness during KCW is discovering gorgeous gems of clothing that have been self drafted by the sewer!! Ahh, I have such envy for ladies who can think something up, sketch it (maybe?), and then sew up a beautiful masterpiece. So much inspiration!
(clockwise) Easter Dress, Matilde Dress, Denim Skirt, Color Block Cardi, Linen Cargos
What about you, what patterns stood out to you this season? Did you jump over and purchase any new ones after seeing a beautiful example in the project pool? I did!!
But the real question is, which patterns have you been sewing since KCW ended and you got the feeling back into your fingers? Or are you holding out for summer KCW?