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25 DIY Summer Clothes for Kids

Escape the heat by hiding inside and sewing up summer clothes for your littles. Start with easy projects like the flower petal skirt for girls. We haven’t forgotten the boys, there are tops and bottoms you can make for your hip little man too.  Whether it’s a vintage-inspired dress or a one-of-a-kind tank, your kid will rock their playgroup with style.

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  • Muu Muu 2 of 26
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    Breezy summer dress that slips on and off easily.
    Check it out at Pretty Prudent.

  • Strawberry Vanilla Dress 3 of 26
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    A fancier summer option that is still play friendly to active tots.
    Find out more at Blooms and Bugs.

  • Swim Diaper 4 of 26
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    Sew a cute swim diaper that can act as swim bottoms too.
    Check it out at Sew Mama Sew.

  • Racer Shorts 5 of 26
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    A great casual short option for both boys and girls.
    Find out more at MADE.

  • Shirred Summer Dress 6 of 26
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    This shirred summer dress is adorable.
    Find out more at Make It Love It.

  • Petal Skirt 7 of 26
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    Reversible petal skirt gives you 2 summer looks in one.
    Spotted at Pretty Prudent.

  • Pleated Top 8 of 26
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    A sleeveless pleated top is a great basic.
    Find out more at Craftiness is not Optional.

  • Front Tie Dress 9 of 26
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    Sew a strappy front tie dress.
    Find out more at Make It Love It.

  • Muscle Tee 10 of 26
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    Make some comfortable tanks for your boy to show off his muscles.
    Find out more at MADE.

  • Flutter Sleeves 11 of 26
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    Take those long sleeve shirts that still fit, and give them flutter sleeves for summer.
    Find out more at Make It Love It.

  • Polo 12 of 26
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    A boy can never have enough polos.
    Find out more at Shwin and Shwin.

  • Nautical Shorts 13 of 26
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    Sew a pair of nautical shorts.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Tunic 14 of 26
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    A petal tunic with bloomers is perfect for summer play.
    Find out more at See Kate Sew.

  • Slim Fit Tee 15 of 26
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    Get the sharp tailored look young with a slim fitted tee.
    Find out more at Shwin and Shwin.

  • Snap Wrap Dress 16 of 26
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    Classic tie back dress that great for hot summer days.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Herringbone Shorts 17 of 26
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    These herringbone shorts are so much better than the average patchwork shorts.
    Find out more at Caila Made.

  • Strong Boy Outfit 18 of 26
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    Sew a vintage inspired strong boy outfit.
    Find out more at Skirt as a Top.

  • Summertime Jumper 19 of 26
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    This jumper is a great summer dress for little ones.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Shorts with Pockets 20 of 26
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    Sew a pair of shorts with pockets for either gender.
    Find out more at Craft Passion.

  • Lace + Jersey 21 of 26
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    Mix the comfort of jersey with the class of lace for an adorable summer dress.
    Find out more at Mother Huddle.

  • Romper 22 of 26
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    The romper is a playground favorite.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Sports Shorts 23 of 26
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    A perfect pair of shorts to play outside.
    Find out more at Thread Riding Hood.

  • Romper with Pockets 24 of 26
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    Take a classic romper and add vintage flare with a Peter Pan collar.
    Find out more at Handmade Martini.

  • Brief Swimsuit 25 of 26
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    Sew a brief swimsuit for your boy.
    Find out more at Pretty Prudent.

  • Sundress 26 of 26
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    Sew an adorable sundress.
    Find out more at Calila Made.

Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman), follow up fill-in journal My Prudent Advice, and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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