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Date: 2/6/12 2:18 PM

Hello! I have been looking for boutique patterns to make clothes for my daughter and am disappointed in the fact that there are TONS of these patterns out there for little girls, but not so many size 7 and up. My daughter wears a 7 now. I was wondering if any of you could guide me toward some pattern companies with boutique-looking patterns for big girls/tweens? Any and all help is most appreciated!

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Date: 2/6/12 9:49 PM

Have you ever used a Farbenmix pattern, they have the boutique look.
They're from Germany and go up to size 12.
A nice way to test the waters is with their book,
'Sewing Clothes Kids Love' It includes 10 patterns and lots of color photos. I found my copy at Joanns.
Here's a shop that carries their patterns and lots of others
Banberry Place

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Date: 2/6/12 9:59 PM

Thanks so much! I've never tried any of their patterns but will definitely look for the book you recommend. I greatly appreciate it!

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Date: 2/6/12 10:03 PM

You might want to take a look at Jalie patterns. Each pattern contains from toddler to adult sizes.

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Date: 2/6/12 10:11 PM

There is a recent thread entitled "The Tween Dilemma" and there are lots of good suggestions there so I will direct you to that thread rather than repeat here! Personally I have found some of the McCalls and Burda patterns to be a bit more fashion forward for tweens once they move beyond the 'little girl' styles. I have made McCalls 6275, Burda 9516 and a scaled down version of the top from McCalls 6287 with success for my 11 year old. These are not 'boutique' companies of course, but I find my DD likes the styles. Some of the boutique company patterns are gorgeous but just too frilly for her tastes. Recently I made a simple Circle skirt for DD that was a great success and very easy to do. HTH


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Date: 2/7/12 11:33 AM

Thanks very much! I'm starting a list... =)

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Date: 2/7/12 11:34 AM

Thank you so much for linking to the other thread and for all your great suggestions! I appreciate it so very much. I'm really excited now and trying to avoid smacking down $100 for patterns in one big shopping spree now. lol! Thanks again!

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Date: 2/7/12 11:45 AM

Diane, F.Y.I., I checked out the site that you linked and the Farbenmix patterns were good, but I also LOVED the Abacadabra patterns there, which will also fit. I haven't had a chance to look at others yet, but I wanted to thank you again. I'm so excited and relieved. =)

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Date: 2/7/12 11:53 AM

Take a look at Oliver + S --- I just bought 3 of their patterns and I just love the details.

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Date: 2/7/12 12:49 PM

Thanks, Kathi. I had seen the Oliver + S patterns and showed them to my daughter, but she felt like they were too plain. She really likes the more funky, boutique-looking styles. This is not to say that all her clothes are funky, etc. But she likes it when the things that mama sews for her make her go WOW! lol!

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