townmouse children’s wear patterns

Once upon a time I would sew lots of pretty things and pop them on my children to model in the backyard. Those days have kind of become scarcer as there are now 6 little people and 1 me and there isn’t much sewing time.

But this was a great deal, I sent fabric to the lovely Kristine of Townmouse and she returned two little tops and a dress for my little ones to wear and tell you about in this blog post. Some of you will know Kristine through her childrenswear brand Townmouse which made beautiful clothes and her blog of the same name. As her family grew things changed for her business too but now she’s back. With patterns. And they are so gorgeous. You buy the patterns here on etsy, download and print them off at home and sew them yourself and I know you’re going to love them.

My littlest miss loves dresses, she wears them all the time, tights are optional in winter but we’re getting better at wearing tights and our dresses. So here we have the Matilda Gyspy dress pattern in some Lecien Flower Sugar and it looks sweet as pie.

We are going to get a lot of wear out of this. She hasn’t taken it off yet. I know I’ll love this pattern because there are no zippers or buttons and it would be great for the beginner sewer or when you want a fast project.

Our little twinnie picked out this pretty fabric, also Lecien Flower Sugar, and had it made into the Isabella flutter sleeve top. I love a flutter sleeve. Just like I love a ruffle. It makes this top so pretty and sweet.

And then there is my big girl who is growing up and had picked out this Cotton & Steel fabric which has gold on it. This is the same pattern as the top above but has a variation and I love it. I was a bit nervous about how the fabric choice but it’s perfect for the growing girl. The mint green and gold are just perfect and this will be great with jeans, pants and shorts this summer and especially when I ask for her to wear something nice for church. I can see this going with white pants and gold sandals already. I’m so glad we picked up this fabric as it was one of those ones that was a bit different to what I’d usually buy.

And here they are all together, not all looking at me but we had some fun trying to get one photo of all of them. The clothes are perfect in terms of sizing and true to size as I just said our sizes were 4, 6 and 8 and they fit beautifully. The tops are going to be wonderful with little shorts, pants and skirts and the dresses are so sweet and I can’t wait to see this with a little pair of pretty sandals and a bow in her hair.

You can find the Townmouse patterns on Etsy here and thanks to the lovely Kristine you can receive 15% off just by using the code retro15 at checkout (valid until the 8th August). And a very big thank you for making these clothes for me because they probably wouldn’t have been made so fast and definitely wouldn’t have been made as beautifully.

And I will be clearing out all of the fabrics from my store and a lot of my stash including flower sugar so watch this space. Just need to get the kids back to school and a few more volunteer jobs first. 


  1. oh so very pretty, they suit each of the girls so well Corrie, the Cotton and Steel worked a treat! Need some littlies to sew for to check out those patterns too. :-)

  2. Hi Corrie,
    So pleased all the clothes fit so well. And please thank your girls for modelling the clothes so obligingly. I know how that can be a challenge.

  3. Love love love the clothes… but I especially love Little Miss’s hair cut, frames her face just beautifully xxx

  4. They look gorgeous, what sweet little patterns :)

  5. They are gorgeous little clothes Corrie and such beautiful girls :) The fabric choices look perfect for them too. Very clever designer of these patterns.

  6. lyn lindsay says:

    They look lovely Corrie and good on you using the resources available when time poor it’s a smart move, the girls have done a good ‘model’ job.
    Love Kristines work always enjoy her blog entries and yours of course.
    Enjoy your week, Lyn

  7. Such lovely little ladies and such sweet fabrics. I’m so glad you let them make their own choices, I think that’s so important.

    Do you remember making some dresses for me to give to my three nieces one Christmas? Was it 4 years ago? How your family has flourished since then.

    You blog posts always warm my heart. Thank you so much.

  8. Aww they are so cute! Love their clothes too. I like this kind of color and patterns. Look so delightful!

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