I have been testing for Rad Patterns for about an year now. It used to be just adults patterns but recently they've expanded their range to include Kids patterns. I was so excited when I first learned that Stephanie, the designer behind Rad Patterns, was coming out with Kids patterns! One of my favorite sewn items from Rad are the CYOA (Choose Your Own Adventure) tops (Loose, Fitted) that have been a staple for my wardrobe. Now she has just released CYOA Kids! I have no doubts this will fill DD's wardrobe!
CYOA Kids Dress in size 7
This pattern lets you choose between the various options provided such as, Dress or Shirt length, Sleeve lengths Sleeveless, Short, 3/4th, Long sleeves, Crew neck or V neck. I love that I can use this pattern to make a crew neck t-shirt in lightweight rayon knit for spring/summer, and also use the same pattern to make a sweater dress with long sleeves for fall/winter!
CYOA Kids Shirt Size 7
The thing I love about Stephanie is she will work on the pattern until the fit is dialed just right. She'll relax deadlines if needed and give us time to sew up versions until the fit is complete to her satisfaction. In this fast fashion industry, that is something I admire a lot about her.
A note on fabrics used - This sweater knit has the perfect drape and softness for a comfortable fitting dress. I want one just like this for me! She loves her dress and can't wait until it cools down enough to wear it.
The polka dots are a rayon spandex knit I got in a destash. It has the drape, lightness, and stretch needed to make a comfy and stylish top.
I am planning to make her 5 more versions so her wardrobe can be updated. Do make sure to pick up your Kids CYOA Top pattern from rad patterns while it is on sale!