Sewing Patterns for Matching with your Mini Me
Twinning is winning! If you love to sew your own clothes and have kids, you might be tempted to make matching outfits for you and your mini-me! We have hunted down a fabulous selection of women’s indie sewing patterns that have co-ordinating mini patterns for makers who love to match! It’s such a fun way to use a length of fabric and to show little ones how great sewing your own clothes is!
We’ve found casual patterns for everyday wear, playful pieces for adventures and lovely frocks that would be perfect for special occasions. Some of the patterns have teen size ranges, which would be ideal if you’re getting bigger kids into sewing… you could make the same pattern together! Ok, the idea of matching might horrify some older kids… but the beauty of dressmaking is that you can make one pattern look so different depending on the fabrics you each choose! I hope you have fun browsing this post!
Greyfriars and Grace Nova Scotia Skirt
The Nova Scotia Skirt by Greyfriars and Grace is a simple design so you can have fun picking your fabric (matching your lampshade is optional but recommended). This pattern could totally reinvent redundant curtains found in thrift stores or that were too good to let go of and would be great for showing children how you can give fabrics a new lease of life. The quality and thickness of the material are often great and you will be saving it from landfill. This skirt has a flat front and an elastic back waistband making it comfortable to wear and easy to sew (no buttons or zip) yet looking stylish. You can choose from four length options: short, knee, midi/mid-calf and tea length, so aren’t short of variations!
Sizing: Women’s : UK 6 – 34 / Child/Teen: 2 – 16 years
By Hand London Hannah Dress
If you are a fan of wrap dresses, the Hannah Dress from By Hand London has to be one of the most popular designs with the sewing community. The little Hannah Dress is simply adorable and perfect for special occasions. Best of all, this pattern has no zipper or lining so she can be whipped up in a matter of hours!
Sizing: Women’s : UK 6 – 24 and UK 16-34 / Child/Teen: 2T – 13 years.
Waves & Wild Heyday Dungarees
Everybody loves dungarees, don’t they? Dungarees are so practical for adventuring kids and it would be very fun to wear a matching pair and make that day out one to remember. The Heyday Dungarees by Waves & Wild are one of our most popular patterns in the shop and there is a matching baby/child pattern wit go with the women’s design! This is a relaxed fit dungaree/overall. It has tie straps that don’t need undoing in order to take the garment on and off, and there are FIVE pockets! They are designed to be long and worn rolled at the ankle.
Sizing: Women’s : UK 6 – 30/32 / Baby/Child: 0-3 months – 12 years
Chalk and Notch Wren Blouse and Dress
I don’t think you can actually get cuter than this mini Wren Blouse and Dress by Chalk and Notch. Trendy kids can match your favourite puff sleeves with their own version! The Wren is a button-front blouse and mini dress. The mini dress has a dropped waist with a gathered skirt and is loose through the waist and hips. There are two statement sleeve options: a short sleeve with a puff cap and a long sleeve, both with an elastic hem. It’s a great pattern for daywear or special occasions.
Sizing: Women’s: UK 8 – 30 with A/B and C/D bust cup options / Baby/Child: 0-3 months – 12 years
Format: Paper (women’s) and PDF (both)
True Bias Hudson Pants
The Hudson Pants by True Bias are a true staple for many, many sewists. You may not know that this fabulous women’s pattern also comes as a children’s and men’s pattern, so the whole family are catered for! The Hudson is an updated take on the classic sweatpant. It has front pockets, an elastic mid-rise waistband, drawstring, and cuffs. The modern fit of these pants leaves a bit of extra room around the hips and then tapers into a skinny leg.
Sizing: Women’s: UK 8 – 20 and UK 16-32 / Children’s: 2 – 10 years / Men’s: Waist 28″ – 42″
Format: Paper (women’s) and PDF (both)
I AM Rainbow Hoodie
Another great pattern suitable for everyday life is the Rainbow Sweatshirt and Hoodie by I AM Patterns. There is a pattern for women, men and children/teens, so everyone can have their own. Choose from multiple variations to make everyone’s Rainbow a little bit different! There are different pocket options to choose from, multiple lengths and the option to make a zip-front or crew-neck.
Sizing: Women’s: UK 6 – 18 and UK 16-32 / Child/Teen: 3 – 14 years / Men’s: XS – XXL
Below the Kōwhai Tipa Dungarees
Dungaree lovers here’s another great option for matching with your mini-me! The Tipa Dungarees by Below the Kōwhai have a relaxed fit a loose fit that is perfect for playing and exploring. They have a lovely cross-back design, pockets (yay!) and can be made full-length or as shorts for warmer weather (or layered with shorts.). The women’s version is shaped at the hips with front and back darts. It’s a perfectly practical and fun pattern to wear!
Sizing: Women’s: UK 6 – 24 / Baby/Child: 1 – 10 years
Megan Nielsen Tania Culottes
Matching culottes for your mini-me? These modern culottes combine the practicality of shorts with the appearance of a skirt. The pattern features a fitted waistband, deep pockets, wonderful drape, an invisible side seam zipper and hidden centre front and back pleats to create the illusion of a skirt. The Megan Nielsen Tania Culottes has a children’s version so you can twirl and twin!
Sizing: Women’s: UK 8 – 16 / Children’s: 2 – 12 years
Fibre Mood Drew Jacket and Legend Jacket
Twinning is winning! You could sew matching jackets with the Legend Jacket – an adorable mini version of the Fibre Mood Drew Jacket. The cropped jackets feature two chest pockets, a cool collar and practical snaps or jeans buttons. You could line the collar with a cosy wool fabric for autumn/winter versions, or sew them up in denim for a classic year-round staple!
Sizing: Women’s: UK 6 – 28/30 / Child/Teen: 2 – 14 years
Kate’s Sewing Patterns Naya Dress
This has to be the most adorable pairing of the bunch! The matching Naya Dresses by Kate’s Sewing Patterns are floaty, fun and look lovely in linen fabric. This dress has a high waistline, voluminous sleeves with gathers at the shoulders, and a gathered skirt with a ruffle at the bottom. The dress fastens with a button/hook at the back neckline. The women’s version is shaped with bust darts.
Sizing: Women’s: UK 4/6 – 18/20 / Children’s: EU 92 – 134 (approx. 2 – 9/10 years)