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From: grandma C
Date: 03-03-2007, 11:48 AM (1 of 5)
I need some quick to make outfits for my tiny 6year old grand daughter. She is about a size four in size and a 5 in length. She won't wear dresses for some reason but I think tunic tops with leggins would work. I think she doesn't like too much fabric engulfing her tiny body and getting in the way of play. I am not an accomplished sewer so I need the simpler the better but she is pickey. Is there a pattern to suit both of us. 'Got any suggestions????
Grandma C
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
From: cshortsew
Date: 03-03-2007, 03:51 PM (2 of 5)
I've been using simplicity patterns to make size 1 pants for my granddaughter and they have been super easy to make. Some of the patterns I'm using go up to sizes 4 and 5.
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: lizzybugsmommy
Date: 03-04-2007, 12:44 AM (3 of 5)
Try 4767 simplicity. It is a pj pattern but the pants in it are the easiest thing to make. I needed a pair of pants this morning and I made these in under 15min start to finish. I also use the top to make some cute peseant style tops. I will take off the length and forget the elastic cassing and just sew the elastic to the fabric. I some times only put the elastic in the front of the shirt and add a a bow to tie in the back. It is such a versital pattern and will take no time to make. The pants only have 2 pieces, the shit only has 3. Dont let the fact that it is for pj fool ya.
Catherine lb_pml&cb=PW

Husbands gone fishing..... I've gone fabric shopping
User: lizzybugsmommy
Member since: 05-20-2006
Total posts: 207
From: mommydionne
Date: 03-04-2007, 01:07 PM (4 of 5)
I like the Ottobre elastic waist pants, they are simple and have 5 seams (2 leg and the crotch seam) and fit little ones well, they also have nice tops that sew up quickly, if you can get a back issue Christmas/winter 2004 has many nice patterns in it,
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: grandma C
Date: 04-09-2007, 12:45 PM (5 of 5)
Thank you ladies! I'll let you know what I get.
User: grandma C
Member since: 01-15-2007
Total posts: 263
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