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Bright colors and woodland creatures brighten up play dates and back-to-school days. These designs are from the August 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

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A wide pleat mirrors the shape of this A Line Dress. The contrast is summery and fun, but you could also layer this piece over a long sleeved tee for a cute fall outfit.

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Break up a whimsical Wrap Dress with a solid color wrap bodice. This dress has cute cap sleeves and a decorative button closure.

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Children’s clothes can have detail too. This sweet Drawstring Dress has a drawstring waist, piping at the neckline, and fluttery sleeves. It’s sweet and playful, especially in a woodland print.

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These cute printed Drawstring Shorts will be a summer favorite. A lace edging is extra sweet, but the elastic waist works for boys and less girly girls as well.

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The Applique Dress looks like a top and skirt but is one continuous piece. Doll up the front with the included fox applique pattern, or draw up your own.

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Fine knit makes a cuddly lightweight Robe. Use a contrasting or patterned tape for the edges and binding.

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Keep toys and snacks in this cute Quilted Bag. It’s customized with a little pom pom and faux leather straps.

Children’s patterns are a fun way to use those bright prints you fall in love with that don’t quite work for an adult garment. Whip up a few of these pieces for outfits with woodland charm.

Happy sewing!

5 Comments

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    Aug 21, 2014, 07.15 PMby ruthiesews

    Absolutely adorable ! All the patterns are pretty, and the ruffled Drawstring Shorts is THE most creative idea I have seen yet ! The Applique Dress is also perfect for the first day of school. Greay ideas BurdaStyle.

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    Aug 21, 2014, 05.26 PMby Okara42

    Agreed. I have grandsons. While these are darling patterns neither of the boys shows any desire to wear frilly shorts. They play soccer, climb trees, jump in the mud, pretend to be transformers or any other hero of the day. How about something “whimsical” for them, too?

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    Aug 21, 2014, 04.38 PMby lovetessie

    These are lovely. But one boys item would have been better!

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    Aug 21, 2014, 09.53 AMby nadia r

    Cute

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    Aug 20, 2014, 08.44 PMby sewsweetviolets

    These are not children’s patterns, they are girls patterns. :(

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