This is a PDF download of a sewing pattern. I wish I could offer you the dress at this price... but I have to pay the bills around here :) 3 files will be available for immediate download: Directions, CMS (skirt portion) and CMT (top portion) PLEASE read the printing instructions on the directions file BEFORE you print.
You will need to have: computer/printer to download and print the pattern pieces tape for assembly of pattern pieces computer for reading the instructions (I don't suggest printing - to save paper and ink) sewing machine coordinating thread 1 yard of cotton lycra knit with at least 5% lycra content for sizes 18m-4/5, 1.25 yards for a size 6/7 and 1.5 yards for a size 8/9 (I highly suggest recycling old t-shirts and clothing! Requires less fabric if you use some recycled pieces in there). Measuring tools (ruler, measuring tape) cutting mat/scissors pins Sergers/overlockers are welcomed (I use mine) but not required. Basic sewing knowledge Measurements of your child/customer (very important!!) Inspiration and excitement to dream up something beautiful :)
This is a very versatile pattern meant to please any little girl in your life. My girls like ruffles one day and want to hang with the boys the next. As you can see, you can go full on twirly-girly or spice it up with "a little bit of rock'n'roll" as my daughter said when she picked out the fabrics for her black and blue soccer "uniform" :) The entire dress is constructed of knit so that it's stretchy and comfortable. Pattern pieces include the top (with instructions on how to upcycle/piece it together), drop waist (which can also be added to the top), full circle skirt for maximum twirl and 2/3 circle skirt for twirl with modesty (and saves a little fabric). My girls love using their old t'shirt and t'shirts that we find on clearance sales to dream up a new dress for every occasion. The instructions contain many explanations and step-by-step photo to walk you through the construction of this dress. This pattern can easily be lengthened or shortened to fit your needs and the apple of your eye that you are sewing for.
Please respect the MANY hours that I have poured into this and do not copy, forward, re-use this pattern anywhere but in your own home. Dresses made from this pattern may be sold in small quantities in your home studios. You are not required to note my pattern, but if you chose to - thank you in advance :) I sure do appreciate it.
Big thank you to my testers and especially The Mean Princess, here on etsy, for her encouragement and help along the way! Please visit her shop and give her some love!
WARNING: this dress DOES Induce twirling. Please do not buy if you don't have leggings/shorts to wear underneath and/or seeing your loved ones twirl makes you dizzy ;)
Side note - if you don't sew but love the dress?? HOLD TIGHT... I have something wild and crazy in store for you!
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Finally bought the fabric for the dress and hope to get it sewn next week. Pattern looks simple enough and really pretty dress. I had a question about fabrics to use and received a prompt response to my message to the designer.
Apr 15, 2014 by Judy Sohn
Thank you for another great pattern!
Nov 15, 2013 by MissMollyMacDesigns
Thank you! quick delivery! as described!
Oct 19, 2013 by elliebeans
This dress pattern is a must-have! Perfect sizing, easy instructions and a great final product. I will be making many more