Even though I love the Deathly Hallows outfits I showcased in Part I, the true inspiration motivating me to sew for our visit to the Wizarding World was this Marauder’s Map fabric from Joann’s.
Unfortunately it rained early in our visit to the park on the day the kids wore these, so I wasn’t able to get another photo shoot in Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley. I was only able to get a few photos on our way into the park that morning.
As you can see, I chose not to be quite as matchy matchy with these outfits. I was really looking for comfortable makes that the kids would be happy to wear anytime.
One of my favorite patterns for Baby Bear is the Over It Alls by Made By Jack’s Mum. She is just so comfortable in them, no matter what she is doing.
There are a bunch of options, including different lengths, pockets, and linings. I have only used the semi-lined option, but I would probably try my hand at a reversible pair if we lived somewhere with cooler weather. I love the look of the semi-circle through pocket, and how it allows for the use of panels or other fabric you want to showcase on the front of the over alls.
The snaps are not hard to open and close, but there is enough room for a potty training toddler to just slip the straps down off the arms in an emergency.
Peanut had to have a skort, of course. This child is rarely seen in shorts or pants outside of BMX. I used the Bonny Leggings pattern by Made For Mermaids. It is a quick sew and Peanut finds it to be comfortable. I’ve used the pattern several times for her but, as she grows, I find myself leaning towards other patterns that have a gusset. She’s an active kid and I like the ease of movement that a gusset provides.
I have plenty of t shirt patterns to choose from when sewing for the Bug, but one of my all time favorites is the t shirt from the Moto Maxx pattern by Love Notions.
It has the perfect slim fit for him and I really like the shoulder details. Being able to add a coordinating fabric really helps the main fabric pop.
These makes are sure to get a lot of wear from the kiddos as they jump around flinging spells at each other.
What are your favorite patterns to use when sewing for kids?
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