Clothkits + Mini Moderns


“Ruby” Frock


“Nana” Frock

Clothkits is the wonderful U.K. company that rose from the ashes in the past few years to revive their 70s tradition of sewing patterns printed directly on to fabric. Their kits come complete with the fabric, instructions, and all the notions necessary to put it all together.


“Peapod” Dress

The company has been growing steadily with an ever-expanding catalog and new collaborations with contemporary designers and artists. Their latest collaboration is with Mini Moderns, who produce a range of interior products “for kids and kidults.” (They’re the folks who dreamt up the genius “Colour-Me” wallpaper.) Currently the “Ruby” and “Nana” patterns above are available as a girls’ dress and a women’s skirt. I don’t see the “Peapod” or “Sitting Comfortably?” chairs patterns on the Clothkits site yet, so I assume those are future releases.


“Sitting Comfortably?” Dress

The Mini Moderns patterns seen here, and others, are also available as bags and cushions in the Mini Moderns shop. They also have one print available an fabric metreage. I’m also assuming the “Ruby” pattern is digitally printed — it’s hard to reproduce photographs on fabric any other way — it serves as a brilliant example of what you can do with digital printing.


  1. Linda says:

    What unique designs. Love them.

  2. dangermom says:

    I was so happy when Clothkits reappeared, and keep hoping to be able to get something soon. My mom used to make them for me all the time and I loved them. I think I was the only kid in Bakersfield, CA wearing Clothkit dresses…

  3. keith says:

    Thanks so much for featuring our collaboration with Clothkits. Not only are they visionary in managing to bring back a well loved brand – but they are incredibly nice people who are a pleasure to work with.
    Very best wishes
    Keith at Mini Moderns