My Favourite Tadah Patterns

If you haven’t seen, Tadah are having a massive 40% off site wide to celebrate their 10th birthday! Amazing!!

Tadah were actually the very first PDF patterns I ever used. I had previously only used paper patterns from the big 4 and while I was a competent sewer, I found them lacking in instructions and often had trouble finding my size from the pattern draws at the craft store. After my friend Laura (@eveningseamstress) started using Tadah to sew for her daughters and gushed to me about how easy they were I decided to give these PDF patterns a go. I have never looked back!!

My very first Tadah pattern was the Baby Tea Party in romper view and I had a very clear vision of how the fabrics would work and how it would look on Jemma who was then about 13 months old. They are honestly some of the best drafted patterns for kids (and adults!) and the instructions make it SO EASY to follow. 

Tadah are still on high rotation in my garment making and I’ve now become quite good friends with Lauren who is such an incredible human with an absolutely beautiful soul. I just love how sewing brings together the most wonderful people ❤️

It’s hard to choose a favourite but I’ve listed a couple below that are well worth adding to your pattern stash if you don’t already have them. Happy shopping and happy 10th birthday Tadah!

*sale runs until midnight August 4th 

Tea Party

Without a doubt my most made Tadah pattern. I have made so many of these in all the different views and styles, I reckon I could do a the Tea Party with my eyes closed now haha. It was hard to choose only a few of my makes to share, but trust me you need to add this one to cart ASAP.

Jaunty knit Dress

The jaunty was one of my first forays into knit garments and what prompted me to buy my own overlocker as well. I had been borrowing my mums and realised they weren’t as scary as I initially thought🙈. I like the double skirt option and have done a few where I have added a tulle layer to great effect as well.

Street Jacket

I think this might have been one of the first patterns I helped test for Lauren. It is SUCH a cute style and works well with a variety of fabric styles. Im a fan of them in corduroy but it can work equally as well in a drill or even a cotton. I have some colourful leopard sitting there from The Telarie that is earmarked for a street jacket for Jemma 😍

Everyday Overalls

I LOVE overalls on kids. They are so cute and a great way to layer with fun tops and prints underneath as well. I originally got the Vintie Overalls from Tadah and made a few for Jemma but when Lauren was testing the Everyday overalls I put my hand straight up to test for Ted. It is definitely a more advanced pattern than the Vinties, so if you want a simpler first pattern, try the Vinties but get the everyday overalls at the same time cause they are too cute to pass up.

Troop Shirt

The Troop Shirt was the first pattern I made for Ted and I was so daunted by it. I was worried that if I had a by I wouldn’t have anything to make him, but I was so wrong. I also thought shirts were really hard, but they are actually really simple. As long as you go slow and follow the extremely easy instructions, your little one will have a smart looking shirt in no time. 

Flexi Shorts & Seaside Romper, Dress & Top

The Flexis were another firm fave of mine when Jemma was younger. The flat front hack with ruched legs by Tanya from Sewvolution was my fave thing to do and paired with a Seaside playsuit, I made many an adorable Tadah set. 

The Seaside I liked as it wasn’t as fitted as tea party romper, but still so so cute. Perfect for younger kids who get their shirts all untucked, the playsuit option meant it was all tucked in and looked great.