I’m listing my top picks for Simplicity tween patterns, with help from my daughter. I’m excited that most catalogues have now listed their Early Spring Lookbooks, so I’m writing and publishing this post as quickly as possible. I’m anxious to complete my tween sewing pattern reviews before the year ends!
If you’re looking for tween patterns from the big commercial companies, you might like my picks for McCalls & KwikSew. I’ve also written a Sewing For Tweens Survival Guide. For 2014, I’m cooking up a Tween PDF master pattern list, and I can’t wait to show you!
Simplicity tween patterns have 3 size ranges; 8-14, 8-16, and plus sizes 8 1/2- 16 1/2. I’ve noted the patterns that have plus sizes available.
Simplicity 7761 Panelled a-line dress with sleeve variations & pockets
This pattern is my favorite in this roundup. The pocket construction reminds me of the Sunki dress. It would be easy to go from casual to dressy depending on fabric choice. Plus sizes available.
Simplicity 8786 High-low skirt and layered dolman tee
I see a lot of these tops in the stores. I don’t like how the tank and tee connect at the shoulders; I always thought there would be more options if I just made the two layers as separates. All I know is, they are popular!
Simplicity 2534 coat, jacket, & vest
A clean, timeless coat pattern!
Simplicity 9576 Jacket with welt pocket, knit top, & ruffled skirt
The pattern would be cute for a girly girl! Its similar to the Coco jacket. Plus sizes available.
Simplicity 8882 Layered tank dress with drawstring waist
Here’s another dress with plus sizes available.
Simplicity 1674 butterfly and off the shoulder tops
My tween likes these. (I don’t.) I am informed that this pattern should be included in the roundup, so here it is:)
Simplicity 1510 simple strappy dress with collar, hem, and length variations. Plus sizes available.
Simplicity 1894 Knit dress, tunic, top, leggings, & cropped jacket
These are all nice basics in knit.
Simplicity 1504 Children, teen, and adult pajamas
You should be able to get pajamas for everyone with this pattern!
Simplicity 1514 Child’s animal and 18″ doll hats
Here’s a cute accessory pattern worth a mention. My kid has been really into these hats for the last couple years.
I wish you all a productive, prosperous New Year!!