As promised I’m back to share the next two garments I made using Meg Nielsen’s collection of children’s sewing patterns. It’s no secret that I love mixing prints and textures. So for this look, I opted for a black stretch velvet for the Mini Briar and a marble print neoprene for the Mini Virginia leggings.
I love the luxurious look and feel of velvet. And while it is fun to pack on all the details, I thought it’d be nice to just let the texture and sleek black color of the fabric have all the glory. So I decided to go with version 4, a long sleeve high low sweater. This also opened up the opportunity for me to do something cool on the bottom.
I’m a big fan of all things marble, so when I saw this black marble print neoprene from Mood Fabrics I knew I needed it in my life. I’ve sewn with Mood’s printed neoprene before, it’s good stuff. I made a Twisted Tank a few months back with the crackle print and I love the way it came out.
As for the Mini Virginia Leggings pattern, it was a delight. I really enjoyed making them. Since Ava is on the tall, skinny side I cut a size 5 width with a size 6 length. This worked out great because I have a pet peeve for loose fitting leggings. That’s always my dilema when buying ready to wear pants for her, they’re either too baggy and perfect length or too short and perfect fit. Another excellent excuse to make clothes for your kids, custom fit!
All in all I really recommend these patterns. The cuts are great fitting, the directions are thorough , and it really doesn’t take very long to make either of these. For more info on Meg’s line of children’s Patterns, take a look at my post on the lengthened Mini Briar. I have one more outfit up my sleeve using Megan Nielsen’s patterns, so be on the look out for that coming soon. Until next time!
xx Meagan and Ava