Vintage fashions are not just for adults. Young styles were just as exciting and fun to wear. So, if you’re looking for some old-fashioned fun with your little one or a new project, take a look at our sweet vintage children’s sewing patterns.

We have a wide range of everyday wear and dress-up designs that can be worn for play or fun with friends. In addition, our vintage baby and child range comes in various sizes for all age groups, so you really are spoilt for choice.

A Brief History of Modern Children’s Fashion

The 20th century was a time of change and progress in fashion. It was also a time when young fashions had to change with the times. This is the era in which many of today’s most popular fashions were born.

One of the most notable kids’ fashion moments was the princess dress. The princess dress became a popular look for girls in the 1930s, worn by Shirley Temple, an icon of this era. Girls were often dressed in Shirley Temple-style dresses with frilly skirts and puffed sleeves.

From the 1930s to the 40s, kids’ fashion began to reflect the economic hardships of the Great Depression and the First and Second world wars. Kids often would wear hand-me-downs from their parents or grandparents, and clothing was made from inexpensive materials. During this time, “tomboy” styles became popular for girls, who began to wear trousers and other traditionally masculine clothing.

Following the war, children’s fashion again became more gender-specific, with boys wearing jeans and t-shirts while girls predominantly wore skirts and dresses. As each decade passed, kids’ fashion expanded with designs similar to adult trends, and unique looks for children only emerged.

Today, youngsters’ fashion is more diverse than ever, with endless options for both boys and girls. Thanks to modern designers and manufacturers, kids can express their individual styles at any age.

How do I Select the Right Pattern for Kids?

There are many reasons why you may be interested in our vintage kid’s range. It could be that you are looking for something different to try. Or maybe you have a child or know a young person interested in sewing. Or you are looking for ways to teach some youngsters about clothing construction. Whichever it may be, learning about retro styles can be an exciting place to start. They are perfect for beginners because the designs tend to be more accessible, and there is less risk of fabric waste since you will be using less.

Vintage-style children’s sewing patterns are a great way to teach your child about needlework and creating a garment; they also teach them creativity and how to be patient when working on their project. Not only that, but they are also ideal for any experienced young sewers interested in making their own clothing.

When looking through our range for young sewers, it’s best to consider their skill level first before style – if they are new to sewing, then it is best to start with an easy children’s sewing patterns which have fewer pieces so they can understand the basics of using a pattern and constructing the clothing. The same goes for beginner adults. However, for skilled individuals, we also have some more intricate designs too that will surely be a thrill to make.

Get Stitching

Vintage patterns are an excellent way to save money and build sewing skills. Our range includes everything from designer children’s sewing patterns to classic children’s sewing patterns from the forties through to the noughties. So, whether you want to recreate an authentic look or make a garment just for fun, you will find something that suits your project.

If you are looking for anything specific or need help with our range, please contact our friendly team. We will be more than happy to help!