As you know every time there’s a recession there’s a baby boom, it’s a fact! So I just wanted to show how cost effective and easy it is to make children's clothes. This is also a great way to start dressmaking as all the basics are there, plus it’s not a large project so you won’t be overwhelmed by the size and scale of it. Even better the techniques that you learn can be transferred to larger garments, and if you look after the pattern it could last you 4 years (I'm thinking long term here!).
The only trouble I had with this pattern was deciding which fabric to choose as the cottons we have in stock here in Falkirk at the moment are just fabby. I ended up plumping for this cute-as-a-button pink gingham at just £3.50 per metre. It took me just over an hour to run this up so it’s quick to do too.
The fabric came in at £4.20 as I only needed 1.2 metres, the trim (optional) at £3.92 as it took 4 metres and the pattern was £5.95.
Hope this has inspired you all to get dressmaking.