Okay so the reason for this post is as follows: I have a friend who got a new sewing machine for her birthday and hasn't sewn before . I am a big fan of pinterest and have been pinning away quite a lot of things for children's sewing inspiration including lots of online patterns and want to share with her (she doesn't share my pinteresting). So here are my best patterns that I have pinned for a beginning sewer. They all include the actual patterns, no drafting.
Dana from Made has this easy knit t-shirt size 4-5 pattern. She showed it during celebrate the boy but I think it would work just as well for a girl.
Susan from Living with Punks guest posted these at see Kate sew. Sizes 3-4 but would be very easy to upsize.
This is a ribbon gathered skirt by brandy Canyon for sizes 5-6
This is a 2 part tutorial:
Fleece children's pants, I am not sure whose pattern this is but I have linked to their website Fleece Fun sizes 2-8
This dress is from Anna Maria Horner and is sizes 2-8. Maybe a little on the hard side but very easy to follow instructions.
Are there any others you recommend for someone starting out?