I started sewing for my grandchildren during lockdown, making simple dresses, shorts and tops. I have progressed a bit and my GD is coming up to 10 years old. She is now beginning to blossom in the sense that she has developed "chesticles" (as my DD calls them) and has definite curves where she didn't have them before. I've looked far and wide for sewing patterns for tops/dresses that would be suitable. Nothing revealing, i.e crop tops or backless, but something a bit more grown up than those for toddlers and younger children. A nice fitted or relaxed-fit blouse, shell tops that I could make in various cotton fabrics to wear with her jeans/leggings, summer dresses that are pretty but not babyish. I can't find anything suitable! The patterns are all for women, which are obviously the wrong sizes. She is just shy of a UK size 4 (I managed to find a pattern in size 4 for a pinafore type dress that I made in corduroy for her and it fits as it's not a skin type style).
Where oh where can I find some nice top/blouse patterns for "tweens" - not babies but not grown-ups? Can anyone help? I'm not yet up to the stage of being able to draft my own patterns, but could perhaps make some alterations to a bought pattern if someone told me how!
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