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BettyMike
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Date: 3/30/06 6:41 PM

Any pattern suggestions for a very cool, hip 12 year-old girl?
I've never sewn for this age group before, so I don't know where to start. She wears skirts, dresses, just about anything. She will have the final say in the pattern, but I'd like to know where to start looking. Oh, and she's not mine
she belongs to a good friend!
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Date: 3/30/06 6:52 PM

Hey B/M/H/A V! You may want to browse the Simplicity That's So Raven and Lizzie McGuire patterns. That's the first place that comes to mind. It's easier to browse the books than online, I think, but here's a link anyway:
Simplicity Girls Patterns

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Date: 3/30/06 6:55 PM

The Burda Young Fashion are very hip. Some may not be approriate for a 12 year old, but others offer more coverage.

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Date: 3/30/06 7:55 PM

Also check out New Look. They have some stylish garments sized for juniors.

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Date: 3/30/06 9:14 PM

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Date: 3/30/06 9:14 PM

Depends on her shape and size. Does she have a little girl shape and size, beanpole physique or vavavoom womanly looks eighteen shape?

Could you go with a seventies look?

There's a lot you can do without making her look like a mini-grownup, especially if you focus on combining hip styles and modesty. Maybe look at what the "uniform" the girls wear at her school is and make a more upscale, individualized version. Or change just one element so that she fits but is fashion forward in one respect.
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Date: 3/30/06 10:03 PM

You can check out Ottobre magazine. They don't have too many patterns in the 152-164 category but they are fashionable and very cute made up.

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Date: 3/30/06 10:54 PM

I agree with Kris: the That's So Raven patterns (and the Lizzie McGuire patterns) are a lot more fashion forward than the rest of the kids' patterns. From what I've been able to tell, the Burda girls patterns also tend to be close to what the popular girls in my daughter's school wear.

It might be easier for you to either 1) take her with you to pick out the pattern, or 2) take her surfing the pattern websites online. You could also ask her what kinds of styles are in (DD has said that gauchos in flowing fabrics, tie shrugs, and color-matched blazers and pants are popular. Not sure what's current though. I stopped asking when she said it took me longer to make her something fashionable than the fashionable item was in fashion. ).

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Date: 3/30/06 11:12 PM

Have you tried the Simplicity Jr. patterns?

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Subject: reply to muria Date: 3/30/06 11:29 PM




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(DD has said that gauchos in flowing fabrics, tie shrugs, and color-matched blazers and pants are popular. Not sure what's current though. I stopped asking when she said it took me longer to make her something fashionable than the fashionable item was in fashion. ).


Too funny. Great tag line too, where DID all this fabric come from????
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