The Julia Sweater (kids) by Compagnie M. is quick and easy to sew and super comfortable to wear. It’s a sewing project that can be finished within an hour (cutting AND sewing!) and it is suitable for beginners to dressmaking.
NOTE: I am not affiliated with Compagnie M. and I have not been compensated in any way to write this review. I purchased the pattern and wrote my review based on my own experience with the sewing pattern. All opinions are my own.
About this Sewing Project
A few months ago, I made the Julia Sweater by Compagnie M. using the pattern for teens/women (you can find my review here). What can I say? I loved the sewing pattern so much that I also purchased the version for kids. I made this sweater for a friend’s daughter (Nora) who I pictured in this sweater ever since I found the gorgeous fabric that I used for this sewing project.
Sewing Pattern for the Julia Sweater (kids)
The Julia Sweater (kids) by Compagnie M. is available in 4 different languages (English, French, German, and Dutch) and the instructions are easy-to-follow with detailed descriptions and lots of coloured pictures. As mentioned before, the sewing pattern is available in several sizes: teens/women and kids. The kids version includes sizes for children aged 1-10 years.
It is a very versatile pattern with dolman sleeves and large cuffs. There are several options to customize it and make it your own. First, you can choose to either sew a basic sweater or one with a split front and/or back. You can then decide whether you would like to add (a) one or two faux button plackets (basic sweater), (b) a tunnel pocket and/or buttons at the shoulder line (split front/back sweater), and (3) a basic neckline, wide neckline, deep neckline or a folded collar (basic sweater AND split front/back sweater).
My Version of the Julia Sweater (kids)
Nora turned two years old in May and I made the 2 years size for her. It fits her perfectly and – due to the (intentional) comfy fit of the sweater – there’s still room to grow.
The sewing pattern for the Julia Sweater is designed for knit fabrics with stretch in at least two ways (horizontal, vertical), such as jersey. For the cuffs, waistband, and neckline, you can either use the same fabric or ribbed cotton.
I got all of my fabric from a local store. The main fabric with the hearts was on sale and for the cuffs and waistband I used cream coloured fabric (I absolutely love the combination of colours!). I got 0.5 m of the main fabric and I had enough fabric scraps left to also sew a matching Doll Clothes Set for Nora’s favourite doll.
I made the basic sweater and didn’t need any notions except coordinating thread. If desired, there’s an option to add buttons (shoulder buttons or faux button placket).
Tips & Tricks
As usual, I HIGHLY recommend tracing off the patterns for easy re-use later on (trust me, you will make this sweater again!).
The sewing pattern was quick & easy to assemble and sew. You will only need to spare an hour to cut and sew the basic version of the Julia Sweater. I used my overlocker but you could also use a sewing machine to sew this cute sweater.
More Sewing Inspiration
If you like the Julia Sweater for kids, you might also like the Julia Sweater for women. For more kids clothing, check out the Emil Hoodie by Zierstoff or Louis Hoodie by ki-ba-doo. For babies and toddlers, check out the Lullaby Layette Set by Oliver + S.
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