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A-Line Dress - 12M to 8

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Author Lily Bird Studio
Price $8.90
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This is a classic and simple A-Line Dress with lined bodice. Easy to put on and comfortable to wear. It closes a the back with button and button loop.
Perfect for every season! Wear it layered with a turtle neck long sleeved t-shirt or sweater for winter, a short sleeved t-shirt or blouse for mid season, or just the dress on hot summer days.
You can add your own details, pockets, ruffles, short sleeves, collar, the options are endless with this design.

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by Saibil, Chayale
on February 26th, 2015

I never write reviews, but I had to add one here after purchasing this several years ago. Not only is the dress easy, versatile and beautiful, it's superbly presented and produces professional results. Even more, I have used this pattern so, so many times as a basis for other clothing - using the top and adding a different bottom, etc. Really a winner.

by Verrell, Sandra
on February 20th, 2015

love it

by Brott, Shannon Margaret
on August 1st, 2014

easy to make for my job!

by rosenberry, rhonda
on December 30th, 2013

Easy, peasy

by Philley, Beth
on November 13th, 2013

So EASY!!! perfect for a beginner!

by Petty, Amber
on September 21st, 2013

I am an experienced seamstress, and thought I would try a new A-line dress pattern with this one, I liked the back closure and no obnoxious buttons on the shoulder. I didn't see in the description that it wasn't fully lined, however. I chose to go ahead and follow the pattern as is first, and as is, I'm not happy. If I alter it to make it fully lined, I would like it better, and it could even be reversible (hence 4 stars) But as the pattern is, I would give it 3 stars.

by vmitch
on May 10th, 2013

I was a little confused at first but once I figured it out it was easy and quick!!

by Pulliam, Lauren
on March 26th, 2013

Love this pattern! Great instructions and pictures on sewing. The only thing I can't get right is putting the pattern together. Put my 1cm between each pattern piece like they said but still have to add length. But other than that this is a great pattern.

by Smith, Erin
on March 26th, 2013

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pattern. SO clear and easy to understand! :) Perfect for a monogram on the front and very cute plain as well! Sew easy to make reversible, too! :) By far, my favorite "go to" pattern for little girls!

by Wahlfeld, Becky
on February 28th, 2013

I love this dress! It is so quick and easy to make. I've made three of them already. It seems to run a bit small so I usually make one size up and it works perfectly. I love it!

by wells, Deana
on February 10th, 2013

Nice dress and good pattern for a beginner.

by Philley, Jennifer
on January 16th, 2013

I like this A-line better than any other. I prefer the button in the back rather than the shoulders. So much room for versatility when spicing up the front! Thank you so much!

by A. Maloy
on January 11th, 2013

great pattern, easy to follow instructions. Made it in an adorable red plaid for Christmas.

by Thomas, Tammy
on December 11th, 2012

I LOVE THIS PATTERN. It's very simple and easy to follow.

by crookston, jenn
on November 27th, 2012

I love this dress. I love this pattern. Super easy to follow and put together. You will not be disappointed with this pattern! Two thumbs up!

by Means, Kathy
on October 19th, 2012

Loved making this for my grandaughter. She loved wearing it.

by Hailes, Monica
on August 8th, 2012

Absolutely adorable.
Excellent pattern instructions and presentation.
Very happy customer!!

by Rogers, Emily
on August 3rd, 2012

I love this pattern! So versatile, plain in summer or with shirt adn leggings in winter! My daughter loves wearing her a-line dress too!

by blair, angela
on June 20th, 2012

This is such a pleasant and easy pattern.

by KathyP
on May 31st, 2012

This pattern has become my "go-to" pattern when I need something fast & simple. Easy to make and lovely on.

by Lali Made It
on May 23rd, 2012

I made this dress last night for my six-year-old in bright pink with polka-dots. She wore it to school today and got SO many compliments! I love this project because of its ease and because it looks so tailored. I can't wait to make more!

by Adkinson, Mindy
on May 15th, 2012

I love this pattern! So simple and perfect for those of us who hate making buttonholes!!! You could easily make several of these in a day, because it is simple and quick.

by Ellis, Lisa
on May 2nd, 2012

A lovely A-line dress with a cute button detail. It is easy to follow, easy to cut out and looks wonderful when made. I have used this pattern many times.

by Houston, Raelyn
on April 21st, 2012

Super easy to make. I made three of these in one evening! They looked absolutely adorable on my little nieces. I plan to make tons more. They are just too easy!

by yuliasonic
on March 28th, 2012

This is the BEST a-line dress pattern ever!!!! I made 2 dresses for my girl and 1 for my nephew. I can't get enough of this dress :-)) Lays perfectly in every inch!

Thank you!!!

by Stockton, Rebekah
on March 22nd, 2012

I looked forever for an aline dress with back closure, and I was so thrilled with this one. It sews up quickly and has a cute shape.

by Valente, Angela
on March 16th, 2012

Loved this pattern! The dress was super simple to make and went together easily. I really like how it has the simple button closure on the back instead of on the shoulders. My daughter loves it too!

by winkel, april
on March 7th, 2012

I sew a ton of these. So versatile and easy to follow directions.

by Spoon, Susan
on March 7th, 2012

One of my favorites so far!

by Buck, Angel
on February 28th, 2012

Wonderful pattern, so easy to follow! Has a more finished look than a pillowcase dress. I will be making more of these for sure! Thank you so much for the pattern!

by Boutwell, Jennifer
on February 28th, 2012


by Mason, Roberta
on February 28th, 2012

Last summer, I made my daughter and her doll EIGHT matching tops and dresses. This is, by far, my daughter's favorite top pattern.

by Thompson, Joy
on February 25th, 2012

I've had so many requests for A-Line dresses and this one was a prize. It was so easy to make and the finished products...let just say there are quiet a few well dressed little girls in my town! Thanks so much!

by Little Owls House
on February 22nd, 2012

Love It!

by MLB
on February 14th, 2012

Finally! The true SIMPLE A-line we've all been searching for! By just lining the bodice, no tacky bias tape and no complicated completely lined/reversible drama! Thank you! So cute and so easy!

by Lookabill, Amy
on February 13th, 2012

Made this in one sitting. Super easy, super quick. I love the classic A-Line.

by Rosario, Michaela
on January 12th, 2012

one of my favorite dresses to make!

by Joanna Peterson
on August 1st, 2001

This dress was so simple and quick to sew! I think it took me about two hours start to finish...and that's with me going very slowly and double and triple checking the instructions before I sew. Did I mention how cute it came out? It is so adorable, I'll be filling my daughter's wardrobe with tons of these jumpers!

by Erin Smith
on August 1st, 2001

I made this pattern today! I love A line dresses but I detest button holes! This is perfect! It took me about an hour to sew the first one but now that I know how to do it, I am sure it will be much faster! I can't wait to finish sewing the others I have cut out!!!!


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- fabric; 3/4 yard (12M) to 1.5 yard (6T). Yardage is included in the pattern
- thread of matching color
- cutter or scissors
- pins
- 1 button

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