Sunday, April 4, 2010

30 minutes summer dress for little girls

This is Faareen my little princess.

This is a supper easy dress and even the beginners can try it out easily,i am no professional in stitching ,haven't attended any classes the only teacher i had is" experimenting" i saw one of my friend's daughter wearing this kind of a dress i liked it so much that i just had to try it my way, and it turned out so good that i decided to share it with you so sorry if you find some flaws in the pattern or the method of stitching.

click on the image to see a larger version

just measure the length of some old dress and width of the shoulders of your child ,now cut your fabric in 2 equal rectangles as demonstrated in the pattern above the width of the dress would be 6 to 8 inches added to the measurement of your child's shoulders so that we can have a ruffle effect on the chest and back now place these rectangles on each other wrong side to wrong side and fold them in half .
NOTE: please don't forget to add seem allowances on all the sides.

place a sleeve less dress (that fits your Child) and mark the arm holes with tailor's chalk and cut the fabric now open the rectangles ...

this would give you the identical front and back of the dress.

now fold and stitch the arm holes
click on the image to see a larger version

fold the upper edge of the dress to about 1 and a half inch and stitch to make a casing for the ribbon

take a 3 to 4 inch wide strip of fabric and create pleats in it

now stitch together the front and back of the dress from one side attach the pleated strip at the bottom then stitch the other side of the dress . Now draw ribbons through the casings made on the front and back parts of the dress let your child wear the dress and then tie the bows over her shoulders ..... there all done ....


  1. I love it! It's adorable...i'm bookmarking/following right now so I can make some for my daughter for the summer. She loves to wear dresses but I hate paying a lot for them just for here to run around outside and get them dirty! I'd much rather make them, and these look so easy and cute!

  2. I'm going to have to try this! My daughter would wear dresses 24/7 if I let her!

    Visiting from SITS.

  3. Wow. This is so cute : ) I am going to send it to my friends with little girls : )

  4. You're so crafty, and she's so adorable! SITS sent me by, and I'm glad they did...

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  6. Very cute and so easy, going to have to give this a try. Thanks!

  7. This is a super simple idea! and cute to boot! Visiting from SITS

  8. Stopping by from Friday Follow. I'm following you now! Hope you can stop by and follow me, too. :)

    I have a couple great giveaways going on right now! One is for a $10 gift card to the Sweet as Pie Creations Etsy shop, and the other is for a two-pack of Snappi diaper fasteners. I hope you'll enter! :)

    Your little princess is adorable, and so is that dress! :D

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  11. Hi I'm also from FF! Love the dress so cute! And your daughter is precious. Hope you can stop by and see my page.

  12. Hi! I am still making my way through the Follow Friday list. I am #467 (April 16), hope you get a chance to visit my blog and perhaps follow me back!

    Enjoying your blog, wish I had time to sew a cute dress like this!


  13. Thanks for sharing this cute dress tutorial! It looks so simple that even I could pull it off! I can't wait to try it out this summer.

  14. cute dress. the ruffle bottom is a nice additon. and it fits your princess perfectly!

  15. Love the color combination... Ur little one looks soo happy in her dress... !!

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