by Pauline Alice

This new pattern release is a little bit special: these are not the usual women patterns but a special collection for kids! This is a first for Pauline Alice! I’ve been wanting to design a small collection of kids patterns when I was pregnant. I was already imagining my baby in comfortable and easy pieces. With Lucile, we’ve been thinking about how to design a collection of three patterns that could be worn as a whole outfit or separately. We also wanted unisex pieces that would work for a variety of colours, fabrics and prints. That’s how the Mini collection was born. Let’s see the three patterns of the collection:


First, we’ve got a tunic. Inspired by the “vareuse” (the traditional shirt worn by breton sea men), its volume, cut and yoke make it a pattern easy to make and to modify. I love the small gathers and the pockets! It buttons in the back and has kimono sleeves, that’s so easy to wear. For a little boy, I see it perfectly in chambray or linen, and for a girl, why not use  a liberty print or swiss dot fabric?


After Turia for the grown-ups, welcome to the kids overall! Again, we’ve chosen a loose fit with cool details: multiple buttons on the straps, buttons on the side and at the inseam for practicality. Perfect for every season: cotton or linen for summer, denim or corduroy for winter.


Finally, to complete the outfit, there’s only a coat missing! Like a classic rain coat, it has a hood, a back flap, double pockets and raglan sleeves. Lined, it’s neatly finished inside and out. Here we have made a mid-season version in coated cotton but it would look just as good in wool or gabardine.

All three patterns have an intermediate level. Nonetheless, we will share some tutorials over the next few weeks.


– You can find the patterns as a printed pack or as a PDF pack with the three pieces. The printed pack comes with instructions in french only, make sure you select the language to receive the downloadable instructions in english. –

I hope you’ll love them! Let me know if you have any question.

Photography: Lidiet

Fabric credit: Merchant and Mills


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Lindsay Woodward 20 February, 2018 - 2:35 pm

Such a chic collection! P.S. I’d looove a unisex adult version of that coat!

Pauline Alice 20 February, 2018 - 4:39 pm

Thanks Lindsay! You have not been the only one to ask for an adult version, we might just as well work on that for fall!

Fraggle 21 February, 2018 - 11:28 am

Can I request larger kids sizes too? They’re all beautiful

Andrea 9 March, 2018 - 4:20 pm

Yes, please!

Claire MacPherson 20 February, 2018 - 8:46 pm

Oh my word – these are gorgeous!! My little boy turns three next week, so hopefully I can sneak that coat in! Well done on this awesome collection!

Julie 27 February, 2018 - 1:03 am

Hi Pauline,

Just wondering where we can buy that mustard coloured coated cotton fabric that you used for the coat? Its perfect. Also, I second the request for this coat to be made into an adult size pattern too please!

Pauline Alice 6 March, 2018 - 9:42 am

Hi Julie,

Thank you! The fabric is an oilskin cotton from Merchant and Mills.
We are thinking about releasing the mini collection coat into an adult size jacket, maybe for the fall season! 😉

Tommie Evans 21 April, 2018 - 7:34 am

Hi, could you tell me how to navigate to the PDF version of the pattern please? Can’t seem to find it.
P.s love it! Wish the coat was in bigger kids sizes too
Thanks x

Pauline Alice 24 April, 2018 - 9:53 am

Thanks Tommie,
Pauline Alice Mini collection #1 is a pack only available in printed paper version. The Pdf is only available for the single version of the coat, the overall or the tunic.

moishypeas 23 April, 2019 - 9:04 am

Hi Pauline,
this coat is such a great pattern!!! Is there any way of making it for up to 12 year old boys? I find all patterns for boys stop at 3 or 8. Your coat is the only coat pattern my 11 year old son keeps coming back to that he loves and wants to wear!

Pauline Alice 6 May, 2019 - 11:55 am

Thanks! For the moment, we won’t add more sizes but he might fit in the smallest size of the Serra jacket pattern. It was inspired by the mini coat so he might like it as well.

Penny 10 September, 2020 - 5:34 pm

Was there ever a tutorial on the overalls? Or any of the pieces?


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