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Gifts for my tiny fit models

Megan Nielsen kids sewing patterns // modern, practical and adaptable designs

I can’t really express enough the value of fit models. As I was developing my kids patterns, which was uncharted territory for me, I knew i would need to make sure the patterns worked for lots of different kids, not just my own darlings.

So I asked many of my friends and our neighbors if their little ones would be willing to help out as fit models. I’m so grateful to all of these friends as trying the designs on a range of different girls was absolutely vital to ensuring that the patterns fit properly and were also comfortable and appropriate.

Once the patterns were finalised i wanted to give them all a little thank you and memento, so i made something special for each little girl. I’m hoping to share the rest soon, but today i wanted to show you these three pieces which were created for three sisters. They are such gorgeous girls and i loved creating these pretty garments for them!

Megan Nielsen kids sewing patterns // modern, practical and adaptable designs

This little Briar crop top has a copper leather heart applique – and the little girl i gave it to chose to wear it as part of her Christmas outfit, so that basically made my whole life hehe.

Megan Nielsen kids sewing patterns // modern, practical and adaptable designs

I’m seriously in love with these Mini Virginia‘s and i think i need to recreate them for myself. I used the copper leather again, and made the kitty knee patches from the pattern. The fabric is one of my very favourites – it’s twigs and bokeh and galaxy all mixed together, and i adore it!Megan Nielsen kids sewing patterns // modern, practical and adaptable designs

This pair of Mini Tania’s was made using the left over fabric from one of the lookbook samples. I love this crushed linen because it’s just so perfectly fuss free for a 3 year old! Also i really enjoyed the opportunity to try out my new size labels. Sewing nerd am i right?!

Anyway, I’m really thrilled with how these little gifts have turned out – and it gives me endless joy everytime i see these little girls wearing the things i’ve made for them. That’s really the best part of all, and it makes all the sweatshop style sewing totally worth it!

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Megan
6 years ago

Those are just adorable and I love the fabrics you chose. I must show you all the things I made for my nieces with these patterns!