PATTERNMAKING SEWING SEWING FOR KIDS

INTRODUCING THE MINI EMERSON AND OGDEN PATTERNS

September 7, 2016

I am so excited to be showing you guys the Mini versions of both the Emerson and Ogden patterns today. I have to admit that these crop pants on little girls is my fav thing right now. Not only are they super comfy and good for transitioning to fall, but they are also different and unexpected and just cool. I’m obsessed and so is she.

Lets start with the Mini Emerson pattern. The construction is exactly like the women’s version. There are two views. View A is a wide leg crop pant that hits mid calf. It is great in mid weight fabrics such as linen, chambray, and even quilting cottons. It’s equally great is something lighterweight and flowy.

View B is a pair of shorts with an approximate 2 inch inseam. Just like the crop pants, they have front pleats, an elasticized back waistband and a flat front waistband. The pleats give a lot of fullness to the shorts and without the weight that the pants give, I recommend that the shorts be sewn up in something a little more light weight like rayon, double gauze, and lightweight linen.

The Ogden cami is a simple little pattern with a soft front V, and spaghetti straps over both shoulders. Unlike the women’s version, the kids version has a simple elastic back. This makes it easier to get on and off and move around in. It has a partial lining in the front to finish the neckline. It is best sewn up in lightweight woven fabrics like voile, lawn, double gauze, lightweight linen and rayon. Another plus is that it is an awesome stash buster as it takes minimal fabric. You can even do the lining out of another fabric if you just have a few scraps left over from another project.

I love the two of these pattern together. The simpleness of the Ogden cami is a great balance for the volume of the Emerson bottoms. Both patterns are very easy to sew up and good for beginners. The patterns cover sizes 2T to 10.

 

You can find both patterns, and more information about them, here. Use the code MINI20 for 20% one or both patterns through the end of the week (expiring Sunday 9/11 at midnight EST). Let me know if you have any more questions.

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5 Comments

  • Reply Tiffany September 7, 2016 at 10:38 AM

    Ok well that’s just the cutest thing I’ve seen in ages. I’ll have to rustle up some little girls to sew for – I probably have so many scraps in the stash that would work for these!

  • Reply Nichole Talbot September 7, 2016 at 11:13 AM

    I love both patterns! My daughter will be two next summer and I can’t wait to sew them up for her!

    • Reply True Bias September 7, 2016 at 11:54 AM

      sewing for little girls is the best for stash busting!

      • Reply True Bias September 7, 2016 at 11:55 AM

        a whole world of sewing opens up once they are in the toddler sizes.

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