Baby Clothes Tutorials Round-up

Bkellie1Meet my tiny new muse: Barbara Kellie. She’s just 15 months and is already fierce! I can’t wait to sew something to match that little personality of hers. 


Barbara Kellie came for a visit last weekend and since then I’ve been on a pinning spree! She’s an utter delight: more interested in doing than talking. We rolled pie dough — apparently she’s an old hand at that. And we played piano together; her first lesson, she’s already figured out hammer mechanisms. (We have an old player piano that has a sliding glass window into the piano–lots of fun to press keys and see what happens!)  And she tore down block buildings faster than cousin Geo could make them! Busy!!

So, I’m looking to make something that will let her be busy and express her personality. She’s a pretty serious toddler — play is her business. Which means I have my work cut out for me. 

Pinterest to the rescue, eh? I’m leaning toward a simple skirt with a hand painted top –but who knows where my tiny little muse will lead me.  There are so many amazing tutorials and kids’ fashion ideas to be found. It’s hard to know where to start. Here are a few of my favorites. (for more ideas, you can follow me on Pinterest)

Pinterest Round-Up: Toddler and Baby Clothes Tutorials

quiltstoryCute little skirt from Quilt Story. This isn’t a tutorial, but a pattern. When sewing for a toddler, a pattern is always a great place to start for sizing. 


climbingthewillowOh, the sweetness! This adorable dress is from Climbing the Willow (lots of photos and explanations!). What I love the layering, which makes the garment multi-seasonal. It’s a terrific way to use a larger print on a tiny person! 


makeitloveittoddlerdressThe “Quickest Play Dress” by How cute are these? And they’re made from upcycled women’s jersey shirts. I feel a Goodwill trip coming on. Fabulous tutorial too. 


koi-geranium-probably-actually-6The Geranium dress. The options seem endless with this. photo by ProbablyActually. pattern found at Made by Rae



capsleevedress2Free PDF pattern and online tutorial by Schwin and Schwin for this adorable cap-sleeve dress. I love the color combinations. 


So, it’s Friday: what will YOU be making this weekend? 

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