Making and sewing DIY clothes and accessories for school aged kids can be tricky. Most are no longer interested in frilly dresses with novelty prints. Chosing fabric and patterns can be tough and sometimes you sew for hours only to have a less than enthusiastic recipient. You can see my Top 10 Tips for Chosing Fabric for Children's Clothing but it isn't just about fabric. The patterns make a HUGE difference. And don't forget accessories!
I'm hoping to showcase some Elementary Styles over the next few months to help you choose patterns that work well and are appropriate for children, yet grown up enough for children in school.
My girls are saving money right now to help send kids to school in Africa where my brother lives. They each earned money for this photo shoot. It was COLD outside!