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The Sweet Dress 12mths-5T

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Author Leila and Ben
Price $6.00
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What a Sweet Little Dress! This dress is the perfect dress for summer and can also be layered over long sleeves and pants for cooler weather. Featuring a simple design and little puffed sleeves, this pattern can be completed in about 2 to 3 hours. Because of the flexible design, these dresses will fit for a long time, and can be worn as a tunic when the length gets too short. This pattern is easy enough for even beginner sewers and features step-by-step photos to guide you through.

* Sizes 12M, 2T, 3T, 4T, and 5T are included.

* Materials: - 1 - 1.5 yards of lightweight fabric
Suggestions: cotton, linen, seersucker
- 6mm wide elastic: 26.5"/ 67 cm
- safety pins
- coordinating thread

6 pages, 11 photographs

by Caudle, Michelle
on September 3rd, 2018

This is my favorite pattern out of any I've bought from anyone. It is a simple and fast dress after you get the hang of it. I've used this pattern for years for 2 of my daughters and made them many dresses with it!

by Peters, Jessica
on September 5th, 2015

This dress is a staple in my daughter's closet. I have made it year after year.

by McKeel, Abby
on February 24th, 2015

Super easy to follow instructions!! Love how these turn out.

by Sharon, Dee
on March 28th, 2013


by Magda, Amy
on March 23rd, 2013

Love this pattern! Fast and so easy!

by Wilson, Melissa
on March 17th, 2013

Love this pattern!!!

by Smith, Linda
on March 7th, 2013

This is soooo easy to make, and turns out cute each time. Easy to make little additions to also.

by Adams, Jill
on February 15th, 2013

really like this pattern

by Brohel, Kate
on February 11th, 2013

LOVE this pattern!

by Philley, Beth
on December 10th, 2012

I like it

by freddo
on December 7th, 2012

Couldn't get it to print properly onto A-4 paper.

by Faust, Kristin
on October 10th, 2012

Go to quick party dress! Allows me to make something handmade in a short period of time. I love how easy it is to use this as a base for TONS of ideas!

by Just For You_bypj
on June 26th, 2012

This pattern is so simple to follow. The dress is a big hit and you can have fun with all sorts of fabrics!!

by Ozols, Rebecca
on June 23rd, 2012

This is my go to pattern. I love how easy this comes together

by Moyer, Sarah
on June 23rd, 2012

Love! This is the only pattern I use for peasant tops and dresses. Very simple, sewed up fast and easy

by Emily C.
on May 16th, 2012

This is a quick easy little dress that looks so cute!

by Coates, Stacey
on May 9th, 2012

Love this pattern. Super easy to whip up.

on March 30th, 2012

Love this little dress. So easy to make and so versatile!! Wish it came in my size. :)

by Austin, Julie
on March 29th, 2012

So quick and easy to make. My daughter has a couple of them. Thanks for a quick solution to make a dress.

by c, janis
on March 11th, 2012

So simple, So sweet and now it's one of my favorite patterns, My daughters having been wearing theirs all summer and I made all the girls in my family a dress too, They LOVE them, It is super quick to make, great for a last minute gifts!

by Buck, Angel
on February 28th, 2012

This was the first dress I have ever made for a child, and it was very, very easy to follow! It has been well over a year since I made the first one for my youngest daughter, and she still wears it today! I will be making her more in different fabrics... it's so comfortable!

by Gunn, Kristin
on February 21st, 2012

I made several of these as tops with ruffle pants and dresses. So easy to make without a lot of fabric. Always turns out so cute. I always get tons of compliments when my daughter wears this top! Great pattern for beginners and can be worn thru all seasons!

by Normandin, Melissa
on February 5th, 2012

Very easy to follow! I love this patters!

by Haygood, Amber
on January 25th, 2012

love love love this by far my favorite to make!

by Pitre, Christy
on January 22nd, 2012

Love this pattern!! So cute!! Easy to follow and easy to sew!!

by Burdick, Cindy
on January 22nd, 2012

Quick & easy to make. I've made many of these dresses & my girls just love them.

by Paterson, Liz
on January 22nd, 2012

Great pattern, have made a few of these for gifts, so quick to whip up!

by Johnson, Samantha
on January 20th, 2012

cute cute cute with lots of options!

by JanieP21
on January 4th, 2012

Lovely pattern and such a quick and easy dress to put together. I love that you can have different fabric sleeves, with or without the elastic. I've also added an inch for a variation to make them a little longer.

by janks
on January 4th, 2012

my favorite go to pattern.....can be personalized in so many ways....always turns out cute!

by Megan
on October 21st, 2011

One of my all time favorite patterns. So quick and easy to make, but stylish. And with the elastic it grows from a dress into a shirt! Still making more over a year later!

by Natalie Mardon
on August 1st, 2001

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern and the resulting dress... its my current favourite! The instructions are well explained and the photos show me everything I needed. Its a quick and easy dress and looks perfect! I too think its brilliant to iron all hems before - makes it so easy! Thanks leila&ben!

by Cameron Gruetzner
on August 1st, 2001

I got this pattern and LOVE it! And so does my 2 year old daughter :) It's quick and easy to sew, and comfy for her. I'm having baby girl #2 this fall so I'm whipping up plenty now for my "big girl" to have this fall and for baby girl to start wearing when she's big enough. It's a simple pattern that takes maybe an hour from cut to finish and would be wonderful for someone just starting to sew. Cute AND modest, what more can we want for our little ladies? :)

by Joy Thompson
on August 1st, 2001

I could never say enough wonderful things about this pattern. So quick and easy. I've had so many compliments and many friends wanting outfits for thier DDs. I pair them with matching bloomers and it is just too precious! Thank you for a wonderful pattern!

by Kristen Duncan
on August 1st, 2001

This was my go to pattern this Christmas. I made on efor every little niece that I have (size 5 and under ;). I never thought about ironing hems BEFORE you sew the fabric into tight little circles! Such a fun pattern!

by Bobbi Erickson
on August 1st, 2001

I had the opportunity to test this pattern! It was so fun and my dd loves it! It was really easy to understand and the pics were great! It only took me about an hour to cut it out and sew it up! It really turns out to be more of a long shirt on older kids. I made the 5t and my dd wears it with a long sleeve shirt and jeans. Really a cute dress!


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