One of my favorite things about KCW is discovering new pattern designers. Sometimes you think you’ve seen it all (or sewn it all) and then you discover a new-to-you shop and suddenly you want to SEW ALL THE THINGS! That’s how it was when I stumbled upon Jen’s lovely pattern shop, Tie Dye Diva. Her shop has been around for quite a while–I’m kicking myself for only just now discovering it! I’ll let Jen tell you a bit about her shop:
Tie Dye Diva has offered PDF sewing patterns for easy-to-sew and easy-to wear clothing for baby and child since 2007. We have more than 70 patterns, ranging from whimsical, ruffle-bottomed babywear and animal-ear hats to classic a-line dresses and collared blouses. We have patterns for everyone from the absolute beginner to the more advanced seamstress, and support is available along the way by email or in our fun, active and chatty Facebook group.
I don’t think there is anything better than buying a pattern and knowing there is someone you can call on for help if you get stuck.
If you have a little girl who loves to wear dresses, then Tie Dye Diva really is the shop for you. Jen has dress patterns galore: A-line, twirly, summertime, christmastime, and everything in between! She even has a pattern that was tailor-made for this season’s theme, the Storybook Pinafore! I can’t think of anything cuter than a little Alice in Wonderland. Ack! and she could even have baby brother be her white rabbit!
She’s got the boys covered too. I especially love her t-shirt pattern, Zee’s Tee. You get a basic tee in short or long sleeve. Plus you get a colorblocked yoke option and a special version of the pattern specifically made for using upcycled tees. If your boys are anything like mine they have t-shirts with rips, holes, paint, and other mysterious stains all over them. Get this pattern and you can take those tees, cut them up, and make a brand new, stain free tee! Or you could make up the Hello Hoodie, which also has color block options and is completely reversible!!
Tie Dye Diva has a great selection of hat and mitten patterns too. The patterns would work well for so many Halloween costumes or simply for the dress-up box. Plus they double as adorable and warm winter wear!
Good Luck and Happy KCW!!