I tested out two of the patterns for my little man - first up the Dapper Lad vest - now this is one super cute little vest, and it has lots of great options!
One of which is to make it reversible! I love that the vest has one side that is super smart, and the other side is fun with a robot print fabric!!
You can also add mock or real welt pockets, a tie or belt at the back, and you can do normal buttonholes, or go for a real professional finish with bound buttonholes.
The second pattern I tested was the Jack Frost Knickers - I just love the style of these trousers!
I decided to use the robot fabric for the front pockets - it adds a bit of contrast, highlights the pockets and the trousers also match the reverse side of the vest, but you could keep them more formal by using the same fabric throughout.
Again, there are plenty of options, I just did the front pockets on mine, but you can also add welt pockets on the back of the trousers, which would tie in nicely with the style of the vest.
I like the little cuffs on the trousers too, not only do they look cute, but they stop the trousers sliding up the legs, and as I have a very active little boy, this is a great thing!! And with the flat front and elastic back waist you can get a really great fit customised to your child - I used a slightly shorter bit of elastic than was stated in the pattern, as my boy is long and narrow!
Laura, the designer, has produced some really lovely, easy to follow patterns - and because of the great effort she put in during the testing process to get them just right, the resulting clothing is just lovely!
Each pattern is available separately (and they are currently 10% off!!), or if you buy the bundle you will save over 55% (if you buy before Sunday night) AND you'll get some bonus patterns for FREE not available elsewhere!! So head on over to the shop and check out all the other lovely patterns in the bundle, and keep an eye on the Ellie Inspired Facebook page for the second lot of patterns for older children!