A week (and a little more) of downtime isn't all bad. It did allow me time to finish up the edits from the patterns (Thank you pattern testers!) The Spring Line is officially complete!
For the Spring time and to get spring on the brain I made nearly the entire collection from an assortment of linens. I LOVE linen. It is so great to work with comfortable, forgivable and breathable. Great for kids since it gives them a little more polished look without being over the top or uncomfortable.
Of course most other fabrics are plenty suitable as well.
The Jacket is fully lined and could be reversible if you so desired. (I would just make the inside collar match the lining if you wanted it to be truly reversible) There is a snap closure, and in seam pockets to keep little hands warm, and treasures safe. I love the fullness of the jacket. The length is easy to customize for longer jackets or shorter lengths perfect for layering in the springtime.
There are 2 patterns availableMaggie Mae Tunic. Seriously one of my favorites! It has all of my favorite things, clean lines, pleats, pockets, color blocking and buttons!
Wonderfully basic pants. They can work for a boy or girl but they were designed with boys in mind. Flat front and elastic back make them easy to customize, they have a great relaxed fit to them. Optional belt loops that are extra wide. Two front pockets and two large back pockets. The front pockets can have a different color for the lining for an added detail. Top stitching adds interest to the pants. Jude wears them everyday he can. Both the green linen and his super hero pants (made from this pattern)
I call it the "art smock style A-line" It has a cute A line shape but the tunic stays very simple in style. A pop of buttons at the shoulders and some sweet welt pockets for treasures. The tunic is nicely loose fitting so it is comfortable to wear and just a fun little style.
Last but not least some girly little slim cut pants.
These are some darling little pants flat front and elastic back. 4 pockets and a little button flap at the ankle. They can also be made without the button flap for just a regular leg pant. The leg is a slim leg, like a skinny but not uncomfortably tight like a "jegging". They can be perfect with most any fabric but something with a touch or stretch would be the most comfortables. Shown is denim without stretch, but stretch would make them be a tad more comfortable and gives a little more wiggle room, although I would not recommend making them from jersey or other knits, since they would likely be too large for something with that much stretch. Maybe go one size down if that is the case.
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