When I was contacted a little while ago by Katie of Little Dress Kits for a review, I was delighted*! They’re really cute sewing kits for baby clothes with all patterns, instructions, buttons, thread and material included and what’s best they’re aimed at beginners. I chose the car dungarees, which is a level three (there’s three levels) kit, but Katie assured me it would be fine with minimal sewing experience.
In the end we’ll never know how I would have done with level three, because Dave quite wanted to do it, and of course he knows what he’s doing much more than me so I knew he could get it done quickly whereas I would have taken forever, as I am taking with the Colette blouse. He did a fantastic job of it, it looks so tidy!
Since he did the sewing, I thought I’d get him to write a little review:
The patterns are pre-cut on adhesive backed paper. Compared to traditional pin on patterns these are a revelation: so easy to use (Yes! All sewing patterns should be like that! F). The instructions are clearly written and very easy to follow. The material supplied seems to be of a nice quality as well. I did go off piste a bit and rather than do the double seams described in the pattern I decided to go with French seams. I also used a few tailor tacks to hold the bottom of the lining in place at the end. These alterations were just down to personal preference.
It didn’t take very long to make up the dungarees and they have come out really nicely. Overall, I highly recommend these little kits and I look forward to (hopefully) seeing their collection of patterns expanding and making more in the future.
I picked the ‘up to 12 month’ size and as you can see the dungarees are pretty big, so Milo’s got plenty of time to grow into. I might make a pair myself, in which case I would make the legs a bit longer, because on a baby that would fit that width wise, that’s a pretty short length. Though perfect for summer for now!
And now on to the good bit for readers: I’ve got one kit of your choice to give away. Just leave a comment telling me which one you’d pick, and if you like, who’d you’d make it for! I’m nosy!
I’ll leave this open for two weeks until 7 August. (Update: It’s now closed)
In addition to this, Katie is offering 15% off everything for two weeks with code franca15.
And yeah, I know, excessive repetitive Milo photographs! He was being exceedingly cute that day and I couldn’t choose!
* for some reason I’ve recently started using this word. It’s so fun!