Wednesday, 21 April 2010

.Pattern sizes.


I've been thinking about Make It Perfect kids pattern sizes. Currently my kids patterns come in sizes 6 months - 5 years. From time to time I get requests from people to make the pattern sizes bigger and I'm trying to decide what to do about this.


The best way for me to do this would be to release a second series of the pattern, with sizes 6 years - 9 years. I'm more than happy to explore this option further, but want to know what YOU want.


If I were to release larger sized kids patterns, what size would you like to see the patterns go up to and which patterns would you like to see in larger sizes? Leave a comment or send me an email if you have any feedback to share!

25 comments:

rachelmp said...

Please, please Toni! With Maya turning 5 this year it would make me a very happy stitcher and pattern tester if you did this. I think you would have a lot of interest.

Anonymous said...

I would love use your jacket patterns in larger sizes!

Allison said...

Even beyond 9 years would be ace. Double ace. Triple ace, even. Some "tween" patterns would be delightful.

Monkeys in my pocket said...

i think increasing some of your pattern sizes would be great, i have neices and nephews that I try and make b'day and chrissy pressies for but they are now getting older and find that i now have to go buy another brand pattern (which is hard to follow) instead.

Emily said...

I think that to have some patterns like pjs and jackets in bigger sizes would be good .... however I think some items like pinnys etc, are sometimes suited to younger children so I think have some designs for younger children and some for older children and have your basic'staples' in multi sizes!
I hope I'm making sense!

Blanche said...

I agree with Emily. Although I also think that sometimes the fabric choice is what makes it suitable for a certain age, so maybe some samples in 'older' fabrics. As a mum of 5, 9, 11 and 14 year olds I have found that 9/10 is about the time they stop being happy with you making them everyday stuff :)

Emily said...

PS. Do you need any more pattern testers.... My girls are 6 and 9yo...

Rebecca said...

YEAH i THINK THE JACKET IS A GOOD ONE TO UP SIZE!! EVEN ADULT SIZE!

Janelle Wind said...

Oh yes please, I have a little girl here who would LOVE some tween girly type clothes, not all the black and goth that is out in the stores at the moment. Even miniature Mum outfits would be cute as I know she loves your wrap skirt. So yes, another YES PLEASE from me too x Janelle

marnie said...

Ditto what Emily said.

Up to about 10years I reckon.

xx

Alice said...

Oh yes, definitely Toni! I think up to about 10 years old would be great.

I would love to see larger sizes for Blossom skirt, Uptown girl, Downtown boy and Flipsy skirt.

Little Munchkins said...

My DD is 4 but I am already making some clothes in size 5 for her so larger sizes would be awesome. And DS already misses out as I make sizes 7 for him for other patterns.

Hmm, perhaps up to 8-10 years old for the larger sizes?

Cass said...

Toni, I have to agree up to about a 10 would be awesome. I think too that you would have a great market as there are not many independant patterns going beyond a 5 so it would be an area to get in to

The Kings said...

Okay as you know I don't sew but the PJ's would be great in ANY size including adults...which reminds me....where are my promised cotton PJs!!? :D

Tanya said...

funny to come over and read this post because I was just checking out your patterns to double check that they didn't go up to my daughters size (she's 7, with a long body and often wears an 8). Pj's and jackets would be great to upsize, tunics for girls (like bloom) to layer up, skirts...good luck!

delitealex said...

It would be great to see your patterns in bigger sizes. The downtown boy jacket.

Anonymous said...

yes please bigger would rock!
maybe take a cue from retailers like pumpkin patch that go up to size 12. tween patterns would be astoundingly wonderful! too much junk out there for my girls with awful skull logo's and trampy messages printed on the front.

Melissa said...

Yes definitely go bigger! Opens you up to a whole new market too! I'm thinking maybe up to size 10 cause after that (from what I've been told) kids tend to be a bit brand fussy, and maybe wearing Mums latest creation wouldn't be "cool"!!!

Karen said...

Wth my super-tall kids I often find I have to make larger sizes in everything. One of them is into size 6-8 already (she's 4yo) so I would LOVE bigger sizes Toni.
For me probably the Uptown girl jacket would be top priority -I can alter skirt lengths to fit - my girls are tall not wide - but there's more to be done to fit a jacket well.
Up to 10 or even 12 would be great.

Makayla said...

Do adult pj's!!!! And a big sized uptown girl (so it fits me)... i LOVE LOVE LOVE that jacket!!!!!!!!!!

zoesquid said...

One of each up to size 10 would be great. Some adult sizes (pj's and uptown girl jacket) would be fab also. Be careful what you wish for!!!
Thanks for the help with my 8 years olds pj's will be posting them soon.
Cheers
Libby

Marianna said...

I would love the PJ's in larger sizes please.

sewfi said...

With a four year old and a 7 year old I love using your patterns. My 4 year old is wearing a five now and about to outgrow this size. It would be great to have the Uptown Girl, Flirty Skirt, Blossom Skirt and the Lazy Day hats in larger sizes. Hope this helps.

Lisa said...

I love the girls jacket, my daughter is a size 6-7 and would love this pattern to fit her. It is so beautiful, and so much for fun for the kids when they have items that no on else has.

Carolyn said...

Bigger would be wonderful. Particularly the jacket patterns. My boys are too big for the downtown boy :(

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