Has anyone else with school-age daughters found the clothing selection for the 7 - 12 set a little, um, appalling? Hmm.
Sure there are a few lines that offer styles that are more appropriate for young girls than others, but often we have to pay a premium to keep logos to a minimum, bums and tummies adequately covered, and color palettes in the range of the natural world.
I've made several of the dresses from Carefree Clothes for Girls, with varying degrees of success. And Ofelia is a lovely, easy pattern. Any seamstress with a daughter has likely discovered Oliver + S's lazy days skirt (I've made so many of those I honestly don't know the final tally). And I love their Music Box Jumper pattern, which I've used several times now.
But this week I'm venturing into new territory. And I'm really excited.
Awhile ago I ordered a bunch of patterns from the French company, Citronillle, knowing full well that the patterns were not translated. And that I don't speak French. At all.
It seems worth it to me, you know? Choosing what our kids wear rather than being at the mercy of manufacturers. Of course this whole business of buying patterns in a foreign language, I can see how that may be getting a bit carried away. But then, that's part of the fun, right?
Anyway, if there are any of you non-French residents who do speak French, or are as ridiculous as me and don't care if you can actually read the instructions, and would be interested in seeing these patterns stocked in the shop, please let me know!