Hi there and welcome to my website,

My name is Lydia, the designer behind LittleKiwisCloset.  I live in New Zealand with my husband and my 3 children.

I’m a stay at home mum to Brylie, Elijah and Portia who are the inspiration behind every single one of my patterns.

My journey with pattern making began in March 2013 when I designed my children’s soft structured doll carrier which was released on the 15th March 2013.  Then, a month later when Portia was 10 months old, I delved into the world of clothing patterns.  I had some really cute store bought pants that I loved, but unfortunately she grew out of them (they tend to do that don’t they).  So I decided to make her another pair myself, this started me on the journey of learning how to draft and grade patterns which has been exciting and challenging.  That first pattern was the Peekaboopocket Pants in the 0-5 years, and is still one of my most popular patterns.

Since then, I have well and truly “got the pattern design bug” and love creating new and exciting, or practical and basic patterns that are easy to wear and play in.  I try to design clothes that children will love to wear and feel comfortable in.  I also make sure that my patterns are written so that a beginner seamstress can make them.

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Even though I’m in New Zealand the website is in USD, I’m sorry for this inconvenience.

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  1. Lydia – your patterns are just the best. I’m loving the ones I have bought and made, and I do find your instructions are so much easier to follow than other patterns I have sourced elsewhere. As someone who’s fairly new to sewing confidently with knit fabrics, your designs are simply wonderful! I can hardly wait to get into the polo neck base layer! Thanks heaps!

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