I’ll tell you what, as my daughter grows the need for versitile play clothes becomes ever the more important.
We juggle activities throughout the day, often coming from the playground or park and headed straight to a family dinner or activity. Sometimes it’s a huge benefit to have a garment that’s easy to play in AND presentable for grandmas to see.
I love the Helsinki pattern by Ikatee for those reasons. I chose the Nohara knit by Japanese designer Hitomi Osumi for Cotton + Steel paired with an Eggshell stretch denim from Harts selection. I just loved the whimsy of the knit print, soooo soft and cute 🥰
The pairing is great for allowing comfort and stretch while also guaranteeing a bit of durability with the denim on bottom.
The difference in fabric weight gives almost a hoop skirt affect which is just adorable on a baby (toddler 😭) Goldie’s age.
The pattern was relatively easy to work with and well explained. They had clear step by step instructions as well as the instructions for the optional alterations (like sleeveless or pocketless).
I found the sizing to run on the large side, but honestly that’s kind of to Ikatee’s benefit since kids grow like weeds!
I can’t wait to try more of their patterns!
This post is my honest opinion using fabric and a pattern I received free of charge from Harts Fabric as part of their Harts Fabric Street Team.