Has anyone started working on their back-to-school clothes for the sew along? Need some inspiration?
As promised, I'm going to post some "patterns with potential." I can't personally vouch for all of these patterns since I haven't followed many of them myself, so take my suggestions with a grain of salt.
Many of these, I think, look pretty stinkin' cute in the pictures already. But some (especially from the big-time commercial pattern makers) require a bit of eye squinting and creativity to imagine how cute they could be if made with a better fabric or a slightly different cut of the collar, etc.
If I missed your favorite pattern, please let me know in the comments so I can add it to the list.
I'll start with clothes for girls. Coming soon: boys and then accessories & school supplies and then favorite fabrics.
Joy Z knit dress from The Vines' Branches
The Instant Gratification dress, also from The Vines Branches.
(Add an elastic gathering at the waist and longer sleeves and you'll get this look we saw a few weeks ago. Or use plaid for this look.)
Little Mini Skirt from Red Thread Patterns
Playtime Popover from Red Thread Patterns
Everyday Coat from Heidi & Finn
Cocktail Swing Coat from Heidi & Finn
Cowl Neck Pullover Jacket from Dear My Kids Easy Wear
Peter Pan Coat from Dear My Kids Easy Wear
Vest Top from Dear My Kids Easy Wear
Ruffled Pinafore from Dear My Kids Easy Wear
Reversible Pants from Dear My Kids Easy Wear
Pintuck Sweater for preschoolers from Heidi & Finn
McCalls 2664 dress pattern from Bella Violetta Vintage
And on the Oliver + S site:
Woodlands Shirt by Sew Liberated
Jump Rope Dress by Oliver + S
While we're there, let's throw in the School Days Jacket. Heck, anything from Oliver + S is adorable.
Butterick 4176 (but use a more fall-ish fabric and skip the shorts)
Butterick 4593 (I can see this in a dark navy with a mustard-colored velvet ribbon that's a bit wider than what's shown. I'd skip the tulle, but I know my daughter would love it.)
Here are some Simplicity patterns that could work. I couldn't seem to copy the images.
As for teens, I always see cute patterns in the Young Burda catalog at the fabric store but I can never find a site for them online. Does anyone know what's up with that? Is it different than Burda Style, which has some cute children's patterns, by the way.
Update: new addition to the roundup, thanks to reader Louise.
A Very Biased Skirt, from No Big Dill:
Will that keep you busy enough? Huh? Huh?
Next up, sewing patterns for boys.