I have chosen 2 wonderful patterns for this month’s Infant Complete Dressmaking Kits: Mini Virginia Leggings Pattern by Megan Nielson Birch Trouser Pattern by Poppy and Jazz Both these versatile trousers will become wardrobe staples and you will find yourself making them over and over again as your recipient grows. A perfect first foray into making garments for your little ones using stretch fabric. There is no need for an overlocker as both these bottoms can be made using a regular sewing machine. These complete dressmaking kits contain absolutely everything you need to make that specific garment, from paper pattern right down to a fabric label to finish your trousers off.

This Complete Dressmaking Kit (Level: Beginner) is designed to provide you with the ultimate pair of leggings for your little one.  A sewing pattern that you can use time and time again as they grow. The leggings sit below their natural waist and feature 3 versions and 2 lengths. The leggings I have made for the  model use version one and as you can see are full length.  


This wonderful and easy to follow sewing pattern also allows you to play with your creativity and design by adding knee patches in various shapes and cuffs in coordinating fabric. There is enough fabric in this kit to make either one pair of full length leggings or 2 pairs of shorties. These leggings can be sewn on a regular sewing machine using a small zig zag stitch, there is no need for an overlocker. This make is a perfect first go at sewing with jersey or, if you are an experienced sewer, a super quick and fun make.  


I have chosen to create this complete dressmaking kit using a wonderful Art Gallery Jersey which is 95% Premium Cotton and 5% Spandex Knit | 175gsm | 58/60in (147/150cm) Wide | Oeko-Tex Certified. This fabric is fabulous quality and weight, soft to touch and breathable, and therefore kind to your little one’s skin. When washing your fabric for the first time I recommend using cool wash cycle with a colour catcher sheet and detergent, personally I wash all my fabric on its own first. 


This dressmaking kit contains: 

  • Paper Mini Virginia Leggings Pattern by Megan Nielson Patterns 

  • 80cm x 140cm wide of Art Gallery Jersey fabric 

  • 80cm x 2.5cm white elastic 

  • 1 x matching Gutermann Thread 

  • 1 x packet of assorted stretch sewing machine needles 

  • 1 x fabric label – the perfect finishing touch for your leggings  


As with all sewing patterns when selecting size please go by your recipient’s measurements rather than age group. 


All kits will be shipped within 7 days of ordering.

Infants: Mini Virginia Leggings by Megan Nielson Patterns (2-7)