Friday, September 21, 2012

Kid's Pattern Review: Fall Sewing With Seamingly Smitten

Looking for a few quick & easy patterns to whip up some fall clothes for the kids? Seamingly Smitten has just what a busy sewing lover needs to fill up those closets in no time!

The Boy's Classic Fit Pants pattern fits 3 months to 8 years (perfect for clothing all the kids in the family!).  Use your favorite fabrics to make these great for all seasons and for making pajamas too:
Boy's Classically Cool Cargo Shorts are perfect for Indian Summer days of the season.  With their cargo pockets, faux fly, slanted front pockets, elastic waist and pocket flap button detail, these shorts are sure to be a staple in a little man's wardrobe. Give these shorts an extra preppy look by using a longer hem. 

Pick something for yourself or for the kids - there are loads of great choices.  And as always, all Seamingly Smitten patterns have:
  • Tons of detailed photos
  • Easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions
  • Photos for each step (no more guessing what the wording actually means!)
  • Tutorial-style directions
  • Sizing charts to get the right fit
  • No need for sergers, zippers or anything else that scares you away from sewing!

I got a chance to try out the Rory Bubble Romper pattern for myself.  This girly one-piece pattern has sizing for 6 months - 6 years and two styles of leg cuffs: bubble and ruffled.  
Since the warm weather is disappearing fast around here, I decided to put a little Fall spin on it and make mine out of corduroy and extend the legs to make full length pants:
I LOVED how quickly this came together - just a single pattern piece and the directions were in an book-like format so they were easy to follow.  I liked how there was a real picture for every step and all the instructions were written simply. There was no guessing on what something meant or how it looked.  For someone brand-new to sewing these details make it goof-proof and for someone more experienced it makes it super fast to pick up what to do and jump to it.
I'm so happy with how this turned out. It's comfy and cute and with a long-sleeved shirt underneath it's perfect for Fall.  Being able to make it in under 30 minutes made it fun too.  I also like how easy it is to add some extra touches like the longer legs - I think I'm going to do some embroidery and maybe add some pockets on my next one.  Patterns that give lots of finishing options always get a big thumbs-up from me.  This one definitely got one from both of us:)
Check out Seamingly Smitten Patterns and let yourself have some sewing fun too!


  1. Love your Fall version and the cute little model!

  2. So cute, Cheryl! I might have to snag that one! Jaclyn @ FAMC.

  3. Hi Cheryl!
    I just finished creating superhero costumes using your batman gauntlet pattern for all of them!!! Thanks so much for sharing it ~ sending some traffic your way ;)
    p.s. super cute romper!!


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