As  anyone who’s read my blog for a while will know, I have a soft spot for Brindille & Twig patterns for kids. It’s not so much the drafting or design (although both are solid) as it is so much the modernity of the patterns. These are clothes that kids actually want to wear. They’re practical (virtually all knit), quick to sew and they always look funky and fun. Their new pattern is the zip jacket and as soon as I saw it, I tossed it straight into my virtual basket and coughed up the dough. This is very unlike me – I’m not usually an early adopter – but I thought it was cool.

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I also knew pretty quickly that I wanted to make it in this very cute French terry from another of my fave online stores: Jumping June Textiles. The fabric is called Family is Best, by Verson Puoti, and it has a little elastane in it, which is perfect for kids’ clothing.  To... [read more]