Madeline Dress – Toddler Dress

It’s pretty amazing that you can google whatever type of sewing pattern you want these days and find some gorgeous free designs. This Madeline Dress from Sewing Rabbit is such a cute little design and easy to find and download. My friends little girl just loves dresses that she can twirl in, so I figured with the large gathered skirt this dress would be perfect.

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Sewing Pattern: The Madeline Dress
Fabric: Cotton skirt and Jersey Cotton top
Pattern: Beginner level

I created the basic pattern without the extra top and back parts, which is included in the design because I wanted to check that it actually fits her first. Jessica’s sewing pattern and instructions were very written with step-by-step photo instruction.

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If you’re after some nice free dress patterns for girls I also found this page by It’s Always Autumn which gives you links to a number of free dress designs from other bloggers. Now that Craftsy has become harder to search through independent designers I’m discovering more and more bloggers, which is actually a nice change.

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I’ve used this decorative trimming around the bodice edge and also used white snaps as the buttons.

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It’s seriously so cute!!! If you have a little girl, niece or granddaughter I definitely recommend this pattern. It only took about an hour to make, cutting out the pattern and constructing it all. With such basic patterns it’s also very easy to style it in your own way.

I hope you enjoyed! Happy Sewing!

Erin xx

Kwik Sew Kids Oven Mittens

Description: These adorable animal potholders are so much fun and easy to make! All views have appliquéd back, quilted front, lining and a hanging loop.
Pattern: Kwik Sew K0238 Quilted Pot Holders
Material: Cotton, Teflon coated heat proof batting and standard batting

I picked up a bunch of Kwik Sew accessory patterns when they were on sale the other day to make some fun little projects for kids. These adorable kitchen mittens are perfect if you have some little chefs in the house.

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It’s a great way to introduce kids to sewing while combining them with something fun like baking! I think it’s a win, win for parents!

I made two out of the three designs on this pattern but once you get the general layout of the front you could easily create and applique your own face onto them.

It was certainly a quick, easy and fun project to make, I highly recommend to all parents. Or if you have nieces or nephews like I have, it would make the perfect gift!

Happy Sewing!

BurdaStyle Kids Harem Pants

Description: Harem style kids pants with drop crouch and stretch waist band. Also a knotted drawstring for an extra touch of decoration.
Material: Stretch Knit and ribbing from Spotlight
Pattern: BurdaStyle Children’s Button Jumpsuit

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I had been searching the internet for an easy pair of harem pants to make for a friend’s son, without having to pay $15 – $20 for the pattern. I found this great one by Burda Style B9342 but I just didn’t have time to go to the shops, since it wasn’t downloadable.

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Luckily Burdastyle had the Children’s Button Jumpsuit 12/2011 #140 which was very similar and could be easily downloaded. As you can see I’ve just omitted the top part of the outfit.

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These were really easy to make and just require some elastic to go inside the waist band and also a drawstring, which is mostly for decoration. They’re super cute and best of all you get the jumpsuit pieces if you wanted to go ahead and create that outfit in the future.

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Spotlight also had some trendy, cute knit fabric on sale recently so overall these pants only cost me about $5 – $10 in material to make.

I’ve used knit because we don’t really get those super cold nights and mornings like other states but these would also look really cool in Jersey or Sweatshirt fabric. Overall it’s a great pattern and I recommend to anyone wanting to create something similar!

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Happy Sewing!

Erin xx