Member since 7/4/05
Date: 3/11/13 3:01 PM
I was wanting to know of any independent pattern companies for kidz. NOT toddlers. my daughters are 7 going on 8 ( and sometimes 16) hehe.
Member since 9/10/12
Date: 3/11/13 5:17 PM
I have a toddler boy, but have come across a lot of things that I would love to sew if I ever have a girl (or for neices). I definitely prefer the independant designers. Here's a few places I have bookmarked:
Peek A Boo patterns
Create Kids Couture
Fishsticks Designs (mostly boys, but I have the majority of her patterns & they most definitely can be altered to be more feminine)
Lilybird Studio (on Etsy)
Go To Patterns (a curated pattern shop that carries several independant designers)
The Fabric Fairy- a nice fabric store with lots of knits but has a wonderful selection of patterns from indepedant designers
Member since 7/8/11
Date: 3/11/13 5:52 PM
Most of the Oliver + S patterns go up to a size 12.
They have superb instructions, and always go together beautifully in my experience.
Wellington, New Zealand
Member since 7/9/06
Date: 3/11/13 6:30 PM
Oliver S does have some cute things alright. Not exactly small indie companys, but...
As far as bang for your buck, I'd consider Jalie...so many sizes that they will last well into preteen and heck , most are combined with Women's sizes too.
Young Image also intrigues me, they have some selections that go up to young teen sizes.
Young Image mag
Member since 12/24/07
Date: 3/11/13 6:42 PM
Farbenmix is a company that's extremely popular among German sewists for their cute kids patterns which are also available with English instructions. They have some patterns for adults, too.
Member since 1/16/08
Date: 3/11/13 11:56 PM
Jalie -- and bonus that you can use them for you too...