My good friend and pattern-proofing pal, Nona, came up with the idea for this dress and because it turned out so cute, we’re naming it for her!
The simplicity of this little dress is amazing to me! It reminds me of a dress that a mother might have made for her little girl in times gone by. Back in the 30’s and 40’s it wasn’t unusual for a mother to make a dress for a child from one of her own or from what Nona calls a feed sack. I come from New England and we call them grain bags.
Anyway, whatever the fabric source, a little dress like this would have been made. I have included a collar/no collar option, three sleeves and two skirt widths. The 'wrap-around' sleeve can be wrapped either over or under. The little dress on the form has the wider skirt. I do hope you enjoy making this sweet little dress in one of the many ways shown.
By the way, if you use the narrow width of the skirt and the small sleeve you may get the dress from a fat quarter. How ‘bout that?
This pattern may not be for the beginner as there are no pictures, only well-written directions and the usual pattern pieces. If you have the assistance of an experienced seamstress, you should be successful.
You have permission to make garments from this pattern and sell them on a small scale if credit is given to me, Med Welch, as Designer. The pattern is under full copyright and may not be copied (except for your own use), shared or sold.