Favorite dress pattern for little girls?

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  1. chrissymama

    chrissymama Amity's Focus Member

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    I want to make some summer dresses for Lilah and Laney.

    I am not the most talented seamstress, but probably not the very worst in the world either.

    What are some good, easy-ish patterns you like?

    Thanks!
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    choleblack Amity's Focus Member

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    Kwik Sew pattern 2708 Girls Dress
    http://images.patternreview.com/sewing/patterns/kwiksew/2708/2708.JPG

    It's out of print BUT Kwik Sew has an archive offer.
    KWIK SEW - Archives

    It's possibly the only dress pattern you will ever need. It has short & long sleeves, turtle neck, knit cuff option etc. I've altered it into a woven material with back zipper, tank dress, done the top in knit & the skirt in woven etc. I even altered it into the 18th Century child's gown that my DD wears.

    Chole
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  4. dalaimama

    dalaimama mama lama

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    I love peasant dresses on little girls! I just picked up this mccalls pattern at JoAnn's for 99 cents, but I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

    M6062 | Children's/Girls' Top, Dress, Capri Pants and Kerchief | Fashions | McCall's Patterns

    also, this burda pattern comes out really cute and is fairly straightforward:

    The World of Fashion - burdafashion.com

    and also, this little pinafore. So cute, with bloomers, and way easy. And you can easily fancy it up with trims and buttons, or use a really great fabric and show it off well. :)

    M2213 | Infants' Dresses, Panties and Hat | Infants/Toddlers | McCall's Patterns
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    Maiden Comfort boobie juice maker

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    for knits, I love the olivia pattern.
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    MooseyMama Lovin' my life!!!!

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    oh my the burda and the mccalls are too cute! I need to learn to sew!
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    hastings Amity's Focus Member

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    You're supposed to use a pattern?:lol: I actually own dozens, but I keep finding myself turning back to a basic peasant dress, a tie top jumper, a basic rectangle skirt gathered into a t-shirt bodice and a hoodie dress (based off the Olivia.) So, I'm just going to echo the other posters.
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    chrissymama Amity's Focus Member

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    Thank you for all those ideas! I love them all.
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    3Gs4Me Blessed Beyond Belief!

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    There is a free pattern in the downloads at Sewing Mamas for the Jaymie dress. Simple sundress. Easy construction. I can make a basic one (like the first pic) in about an hour.

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    With this one I altered the original intent of the dress quite a bit.

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    This one has different straps using the same bodice pattern as the original and made into shirt length.

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    chrissymama Amity's Focus Member

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    clane Bookish Mama

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    Bobbi Jo, the dresses are cute, but the pic with the shirt length top is adorable. What a great idea--esp if using smaller pieces of fabric.
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    3Gs4Me Blessed Beyond Belief!

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    The dress in the first pic only takes a yard of fabric upto a size 5. The top, takes about 1/2 yd if using another contrasting fabric for a size 5. Nice use of the scrap bin fabrics for sure.
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    Tremor Christ Amity's Focus Member

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    I just made the Mod Kids Frida yesterday. And while I will never attach the sleeves to the bodice like they want in the pattern ever again, I will probably make the dress again.
    Those sleeves tho :vent:
    Anyway it's a really cute dress and you can make it in three different lengths. And other than the sleeves it went together very easily.

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