We see it all the time – something about parenthood activates a dormant urge to sew. Whether you’re a seasoned seamstress (or tailor), or you’re a total noob, Puperita Patterns for kids’ clothing is the perfect place to start.
Puperita is an Italian indie pattern company run single-handedly by hard-working mum, Annalisa. She’s been sewing since forever, and started her career in a famous fashion house before becoming a freelance designer. She tirelessly drafts, designs and creates samples for every single garment herself, and is a lovely person to deal with.
Puperita has got a cult following in the children’s sewing community. The PDF patterns are beautiful with easy-to-follow instructions and modern designs made with the movement of babies and kids in mind. Most of the patterns are fully lined so the insides are just as gorgeous as the outsides.
Puperita has a huge range of dress patterns. There’s the Hula Hoop Dress ($9) with its cute bow, gathered empire waist and back zip closure. The Sailboat Romper dress ($9) is sleeveless with button or snap closures at the shoulders, a pretty curved neckline and a front pocket that begs for you to try your hand at appliqué. Pop a turtleneck or Merino long sleeved tee and fuzzy tights underneath for a cosy winter outfit.
Puperita has plenty of patterns that are suitable for boys or girls. There’s the Yoke Shirt ($8) with a cowboy-style yoke – we imagine it in a vintage horses print made modern with skinny jeans and electric yellow Native shoes. The knit Jumpy Romper ($9) is a great beginner pattern and is super adorable. My youngest has spent many a day running around the park in a navy Jumpy Romper with white sailboats worn over a tee.
Pattern instructions are incredibly easy to follow and have plenty of illustrations. If you’re really lost, Annalisa is very responsive and will happily help. Once you’ve bought a pattern, you can join a Facebook community full of beginner and experienced sewing folk who share tricks and reveal all the places they buy their amazing fabric.
Check out Puperita patterns on Etsy. All patterns are PDF downloads so you can print them at home and get sewing straight away.