The Good--It is a well written pattern with easy to follow directions. The jacket is great for boys or girls, and the style is classic.
One of my (Major Moma) favorite things to sew are special outfits for the holidays. I especially like making coordinating outfits for the family. I don't know how I became one of "those moms," because mine certainly never was, but it happened.
But you have to be so much more careful when doing that with tweens. And a big puffy dress that spins or a cute tie is probably not going to appeal to your pre-teen boy or girl. But there are several wonderful options of varying formality for tween holiday wear. We have created this round up of some for both boys and girls. Some of the pictures have younger children as models, but all of the patterns have a tween size range.
|Cosette Maxi Dress|
|Trousers and Waistcoat|
|lace bodice dress|
|long fringe jacket|
|long sleeve bohemian dress|
|Elaina Pintuck Party Dress|
|Little Gentlemen suit jacket AND vest and pants|
|She styled it with a RTW hoodie making sure the bow stuck out.|
|the cuff is functional and has a slit placket|