The wonder of social media is uncovering plenty of awesome brands online and Puperita was one of them. I chanced upon them via social media when I was looking for some cute stuff to sew for Junior when he was younger. There are definitely lesser patterns available for little boys as compared to girls. And hence lesser chance for us to be twinning with one another. However, I did discover the Little Stars Pants by Puperita and made up a pair for the bub which he has so very outgrew it. Time to make a new pair!
So as I was browsing and this was before I was even pregnant with MissPetite, I couldn’t resist how cute the Hula Hoop dress was. And the thing is, I had a couple of friends who have given birth to girls and thought this would make a really pretty gift. Truth is, I did managed to cut out the pattern pieces for a 1 year old but didn’t manage to getting down to sewing them up. What a bummer!
This pattern is essentially made up of 4 different pieces, the bodice with a square-cut neckline, the facing for the neckline, the sleeves as well as the gathered skirt. Unlike adult patterns, the skirt usually sits up higher rather than being on the waist/hip. And so I finally decided to try out the pattern and sew the pieces that I’ve originally cut out.
The instructions were fairly easy to follow, although I did stumble slightly with the neckline pieces as well as the closure at the back. Other than that, it’s pretty straight-forward and is definitely do-able for a beginner sewist. For someone who is more confidence or an advanced beginner, this should be extremely simple to sew. The instructions suggested that you could use buttons for the back closure which would be really pretty, using snaps would be alot more practical as it’s going to get tough try to button up a squirmy baby or active toddler.
This pattern will work well using woven fabrics or maybe cotton lawn for a smooth finish. The end result is supposed to be lightweight which means that this is perfect for spring/summer months.
Oh, did I also mention that the sizing for this pattern runs from 3m to 6 years! Plenty of mileage out of this one! There really isn’t much to be fussy about as this is such a quick sew. I did it up in a couple of hours, perfect to work on while the tod/baby slept.
I’m very pleased with this make and intend to sew another one in a smaller size and report back (likely on Instagram so do follow me there 🙂 ) on how it is fitted on MissPetite.