How do you decide what to sew for your tween? Do you have a planned and organized approach,
or do you haphazardly make things that seem fun at the time? Or are your projects more event based … he needs a vest for Aunt Suzie’s wedding?
My kids pick out three main colors and a neutral and I buy fabric in quantities that are high enough for multiple clothing items. My thoughts are that then they can mix and match and have different looks that will all coordinate. This greatly reduces the “you are not wearing that shirt with those pants to school” announcements 5 minutes before we are supposed to leave.
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I then pick one really basic top pattern that I can make a couple different ways, a basic pant, and then a couple fun patterns. I figure something like a t-shirt can be made simply in a different fabric or have an embellishment added to it so that it does not look the same clothing item.
|Burdastyle corduroy pants 11/2013 #141|
|For girls size 12 and up, the Parisian top is a great option.|
|Figgy's Seraphic raglan T|
goal is usually to make 6-7 tops and 3-4 pants. And then I just supplement with RTW to fill any gaps.
|Willow & CO Hawthorne Zip-up|