The more clothes I sew for kids, the less uptight girls’ vs boys’ clothes. At the end of the day, good sewing is good sewing, and tiny collar stands are just as satisfying to sew as miniature ruffles.
This corduroy pinafore dress I made for one of my nieces is a good example. I loved making the sweet little frills on the straps (Ottobre 1-2009-8) and adding the pleated pockets.
If I’m honest though, I had just as much fun sewing the same little jumper in pants format (Ottobre 1-2009-11) for my youngest when he was a little guy.
I think I’ve unintentionally had a bias that girls’ clothes are just plain cuter than boys, but as I’ve tested this theory, I see how wrong it is. All kids are precious and adorable, and whatever you sew for them will be cute on them.