April 04, 2022
We are excited to present our first Children's Pattern Contest Winners! And I wanted to show some of the "runner ups" who had some amazing makes. There were so many great children's outfits and I hope you are inspired by what they made! Thanks to everyone who participated!
First, this gorgeous Victorian Christening Gown made from our out of print 228 Christening Gown. Melissa has this to say about the pattern: "The outer layer was cotton organza, the lining was cotton batiste. All laces were cotton. I used the ‘one piece fabric panel’ method to construct. Although thoughtful in layout, this pattern was fairly easy & enjoyable to construct."
Next, this adorable dress made from our 225 Childhood Dreams, but made in the largest size for a woman who is expecting! Her mother-in-law says this: "I made Childhood Dreams in size 12 as a maternity dress for our tiny daughter-in-law. I altered it so it opens on both sides so she can later use it for nursing."
There were a couple of cute 110 Little Kittel dresses.
First, this cute grey kittel made for a granddaughter.
And this one made for a daughter: "I used your Little Kittel pattern to make the best Kiki's Delivery Service costume this past Halloween. My girl is bonkers for studio Ghibli stuff, and this was at the top of her list when I asked her what she would like to build for her first time out trick or treating since the pandemic started. I shortened the sleeves to 3/4 length to match the anime costume, and made the dress out of fabric that was in my stash that came from a thrift store, so I can't tell you what it's made of. I added a patch on the shoulder to jazz up the dress and make it a little bit more obvious who the character was."
This beautiful flannel 221 English Smock, the child's version, is incredible. Lori made it for the Missouri State Fair: "It has not been gifted to a child as of yet. I have had the pattern for years! It was just time to see it made up. I love it! I've had an adult version, in a different material, started for a couple of years. I really enjoy all English Smocking, this the reason I purchased the pattern years ago. The tips and embroidery history were great fun to read as well!"
This adorable Mexican Shirt from the 109 Little Folks pattern. Dianne made it twice, once for her son and now for her grandson: "It is sewn all by hand. No machine stitching! It was a joy to make both times!"
And finally, this beautiful 141 Korean hanbok made by @the.pomegranate.witch on Instagram for their toddler who "wears it to family events and loves it". Also, "The chima will get hemmed just before the family event it was made for, and if I have time after other mending and the like I’ll offer decorations at the hem. Colour corrected to try to show true colour - it’s a peppered cotton, so the jeogori is mostly a gold made by weaving orange and yellow threads, and the red is two shades to make a more vibrant red."