Ladies who have rediscovered sewing in order to provide stylish and well-fitting clothes for their children. As our kids are growing up, they are not yet physically ready or mature enough for adult clothes, and thus adult patterns. So we are in search of fun, functional, and fashionable pre-teen patterns to share with you. Our primary goal is to assist in making sewing for tweens a fun experience for the sewer and the model!
For this pattern review I am showing off what my daughter chose to wear on her first day of school. You know you did something right when something you made gets to be worn for a big event. She was about to enter 4th grade at a new school so she was quite nervous.
Pattern source: You may purchase this pattern at a
sewing store or buy it online.This is
an envelope pattern, not a pdf from BurdaStyle.com
Sizes available: This is truly a tween
pattern; it is sized from 7-13.It also
has a generous fit and flowing volume so it should be able to accommodate
She styled it with a RTW hoodie making sure the bow stuck out.
Special materials required: You will need some ¼ inch
elastic for the neckline and either buttons or snaps for the cuffs.
Skill level required: The pattern is labeled very
easy and accurately so.Burda does not
have a great reputation for its instructions but a beginner would do just fine
on this pattern and someone who is experienced would likely not need the
instructions at all.
How I came to choose the pattern: I bought the pattern from Joann for Abi’s 2013/14
school wardrobe.I figured it would be a
good staple tunic and I plan on sewing all views.I will let you know how those go too.
the cuff is functional and has a slit placket
Did you deviate from the pattern?If yes, how? The only deviation is that I did not hem the
top as I used a slinky knit that would be slippery when hemming and the raw edge
looks perfectly good.I also chose to
use snaps instead of buttons on the cuffs.
Overall pattern rating:This is a bolt pattern. It is a
great quick and easy tunic that can be dressed up or down based on your fabric
choices.I think I will try it in velour
too … as it suggests on the pattern envelope.