Monday, November 5, 2012

Apps for Kids -- Toca Tailor from Toca Boca (Review)

Design and style your own clothes!

"Calling all aspiring clothiers!  It’s time to dream, design, cut and alter and accessorize.  Toca Tailor, the latest digital toy app from Toca Boca, taps kids’ imagination with a creative canvas to design and style fun outfits for four discerning and quirky characters.  

Kids choose from an array of clothing designs, then tailor them by adjusting hemlines, lengthening sleeves and adding signature designer touches along the way such as buttons, pockets and other original details.  

In addition to mixing and matching pre-set colors, prints and fabrics, Toca Tailor features the ability to take a photo of your own unique patterns from the surrounding area then apply it to a design.  For example, if the tweed pattern of family sofa catches your eye, it can become the fabric for the trousers you’re designing.  Not only does this fun camera element allow for a limitless design palette, it can also be used to grab an image that becomes the environmental background for your character as well as taking a photo of the final design creation.        

And, as everyone knows, accessories make the outfit so once the attire is assembled, it is time to add finishing touches such as hats, shoes, bags, glasses and much more.   

Kids can also find inspiration for new creations by checking out for weekly design themes where they can view and submit images of spiffed out characters."


  • Four fun characters
  • Mix, match, rotate and adjust 24 different fabric patterns
  • Create your own unique patterns with the camera feature
  • Add 24 different clothing details – buttons, bows and much, much more
  • Style characters with 30 cool accessories – glasses, moustaches, jewelry
  • Built-in camera to create your own background for style snapshots
  • Limitless design combinations

My Thoughts:

The Toca Tailor app is geared towards children ages 4+, and works with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.  I was sent a promo code to try out this fun app for our iPad, and it has become an instant hit with Savannah.  Even though she is only 2 1/2, she quickly grasped the concept of this app, and has been having a blast creating outfits for the four characters.  Here are a few photos she saved (note: I didn't show her how to save -- she figured it out on her own) ;-)

Do you think we have a fashion designer on our hands?  We'll have to wait and see.  But, in the meantime, I know Savannah will continue to enjoy designing with the Toca Tailor app, which she plays with daily.  You should see how excited she gets when she created a new outfit -- she runs over to me and shows off the outfit, as she describes it.  It is so cute to see.  What a fun app for kids, that not only introduces them to fashion design, but lets them be creative.  And, unlike other apps I have downloaded for her, this app and others from Toca Boca doesn't have any third-party advertising or in-app purchases.  Now I don't have to worry about her running over to me when an in-app ad pops up, or find out later on that she purchased additional scenes or products with a simple click.  :-)

"As with all Toca Boca toys, Toca Tailor presents a kid-friendly interface promoting creative, open-style play with no rules or time limits.  It’s all about fun and imaginative play -- your own way." So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to iTunes and download this and other Toca Boca apps to keep your children entertained.



Click here to order Toca Tailor or other Toca Boca Apps for kids, directly from iTunes.  The cost for the Toca Tailor app for only $1.99 --

Toca Boca ( is an award-winning game studio that makes digital toys for kids.  We think playing and having fun is the best way to learn about the world. Therefore we make digital toys and games that help stimulate the imagination, and that you can play together with your kids. Best of all - we do it in a safe way without third-party advertising or in-app purchases.

Disclosure: I was sent a promo code to download this app from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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