Sewing clothes for kids is tough, I imagine, as what a child loves and will wear one minute can fall out of favor the next. I'm about to start sewing a few pairs of stretchy pants for my 2 1/2 -year-old niece, and I'm slightly scared she won't like them.
|Fabric for stretchy kid pants.|
To combat that, I picked out some fun fabrics: bright swirls, polka dots, and multi-colored lizards. Sewing multiple pairs of pants for a pint-sized child won't take me much time at all, which is good. If she absolutely detests the pants, it won't be days of work down the drain.
As I've mentioned before, I'm a quilter who's just getting started learning garment sewing. I'm excited for the challenge, and that I have a small child at my disposal to sew clothes for.
Hopefully, I won't be known to my niece later in life as the aunt who got a kick out of sewing her a ton of heinous clothes. I'll try to stop sewing for her before her teen years are here.
At some point, I hope to graduate from making easy sewing projects for kids (like simple stretch pants) to tunics or dresses for my niece . I even have plans to make an easy dress for myself—I just need to find the time (post-holidays).
If you've got a little girl you like to sew dresses for, there are some beautiful patterns in Perfect Party Dresses, fitting for important life occasions or celebrations.
Do you sew clothes for kids? What do you like or dislike about the process? Are your garments met with a smile? I can't wait to hear.