Today’s contributor is Terra from Mama Says Sew. All posts written by Terra for Make It and Love It can be found HERE.
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Hi everyone, it’s Terra from Mama Says Sew! I’m excited to share this cute and sweet child’s dress pattern with you today!
A couple of years ago, I wanted to get into pattern designing, and designed and released a couple of patterns. But I decided that it wasn’t for me, so I stopped listing them. I get requests to relist this pattern, but rather than sell it, I decided to share it for free with you Make It and Love It readers.
There are a couple of different options in the tutorial. It includes both dress and tunic lengths and different hem and sleeve finishes. The one in the picture below has piping and a narrow ruffle on the sleeve. The pattern is available in size 18 month to size 8!
One thing I like about this pattern is the different combinations you can play around with to create your own unique look.
Something I’ve thought about trying is a lace overlay for the yoke.
I made my own piping for the dress below. I don’t have a piping foot, but I got around that by using a zipper foot. Here’s a tutorial for making your own piping. This version also has the sleeves and hem finished with the same bias tape I used to make my piping.
Can you believe that fall and ‘back to school’ is almost here? It seems like summer just started! But this tutorial is great for all year round!
They are in two separate files. Also, just so you know: while this pattern was tested by several other sewists, I don’t have any formal training in pattern drafting. I recommend you sew up a muslin and make any necessary adjustments before sewing one with your good fabric!
—> Child’s Dress Pattern Pieces
Hope you enjoy!
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Looking for more sweet little girl dress inspiration? Check out some of these other fun tutorials:
Color Block Dress with Front Flower (5 & 10 Designs)
Double Layer SQUARE Circle Dress (added onto a T-shirt)
Shirred Summer Dress, with Tie-Back Bow