5 must-make children’s clothing patterns

Children's clothing patterns by Makerist

This blog post is sponsored by Makerist.com 

The Great British Sewing Bee is on the TV and our Tilly and the Button sewing pattern is issue 104’s gift, so you can tell we’re truly on the sewing hype for this spring. But once you’ve sewn yourself a new spring wardrobe it’s time to focus on some clothes for your own little bees. We’ve put together a collection of 5 children’s clothing patterns from Makerist.com that are ideal springtime projects.

About Makerist

Makerist is a platform where independent and often self-taught designers sell their patterns for sewing, knitting, crochet and more. Their goal is to motivate people to become makers and artists by offering inspiration from the creative community as well as skills and tools to just start making. Check out their website here where their amazing $2 pattern sale just started today – you’ll find thousands of beautifully crafted patterns for just $2.

1. Kids’ dress – Basic sewing pattern

Children's clothing pattern Basic Dress Pattern

This beautiful dress pattern from the popular Picolly.com collection is the ideal everyday dress. We recommend choosing playful prints that suit your little one’s personality and watch them shine in this classic basic make. Pair it with a cute pair of Mary Janes for a more dressed-up look, or boots for those chilly days.

2. Easy romper sewing pattern

Children's clothing pattern Easy Romper Sewing Pattern

A favourite pattern for beginners, this little romper from MadeByMePatterns is just what every toddler needs for the rough and tumble of exploring the big wide world around them. Whether heading off to daycare or bumping around the park with pals, the snap straps give easy access and add cute detail. And, you won’t need an overlocker to sew the pattern pieces together.

3. Flower girl dress sewing pattern

Children's clothing patterns Flower Girl Dress pattern

Details count and this flower girl dress by Nora Lemmon doesn’t disappoint. Its timeless design allows for very frugal fabric use so it’s easy on your wedding budget. Plus, you can also easily adjust the pattern’s length to suit your style preferences. The lace detail brings elegance and delightfully shows the playfulness of this special piece at the same time.

4. Mackenzie gathered jacket sewing pattern

Children's clothing patterns Mackenzie Gathered Jacket

This unique cover jacket by iThinkSew can be worn in both spring and autumn, and when made using waterproof fabric, it becomes an excellent raincoat for splashing around in. You can install the lining easily, meaning there’s no compromise on comfort – a must for kids who want to jump and play while staying cosy.

5. Party dress sewing patterns

Children's clothing patterns Girls Party Dress

This sophisticated dress by North Patterns is fit for any little ones’ party. You’ll love cute details like the button-front opening, cap sleeves and its delicate pointed collar. Plus, it’s got long ties in the back to easily adjust the fit, and a full circle skirt that’s made for twirling – just as any party dress should.


Pick up some children’s clothing patterns this weekend and get sewing for the new season. Remember to share your makes with us over on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using #molliemakers. Oh, and subscribe to Mollie for new sewing projects every month!


  • The model kids are so cute. They are looking beautiful wearing those dresses.