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Adorable Criss-Cross Top or Dress- Any Size!

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Author JesseKate Designs
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by T. Bradburry
on February 17th, 2017

“Cute for a dress or top”

Make this adorable top or dress based on YOUR own child's measurements! Perfect for beginners, too!

This design is perfect for combining your favorite fabrics! Make a casual top to pair up with jeans, or lengthen the hem for a stunning halterdress. Add charm and sweetness with a peasant top underneath and criss-cross the back! There are no patterns to print and with only 3 different measurements, Kris will show you how to formulate a very simple technique in creating something that can be worn all year long. With only one book, you can create the same dress or top for any little girl from baby to size 10!

14 instructional pages
46 step by step photos and diagrams


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by T. Bradburry
on February 17th, 2017

Cute for a dress or top

by Mann, Angie
on May 12th, 2014

My daughters absolutely love these dresses. So fun and easy. Thanks!

by K. Powell
on May 11th, 2014

This is a very sweet dress! The directions were clear; I loved the chart for writing measurements down. Everything came right for a terrific design!

by gbishop99
on March 20th, 2014

Love it. Easy to make and love the versatility and color options

by sharp, chasity
on December 15th, 2013

Quick and easy to sew!

by nagy, sara
on September 16th, 2013

nice and easy to sew.

by Aerybeth
on June 9th, 2013

Great easy to follow and turned out so cute!!! loved that it can be in the size of the child! AWESOME!!!

by French, Randa
on March 23rd, 2013

I love this top/dress it was very easy to follow the directions. My girls enjoyed wearing the dress I made, need to make another one they grew out of the first. Thank you!

by Gannon, Amy
on February 22nd, 2013

I am still working on the dress for my 10 year old, so far so good. The calculations and how they will work out have truely baffled me though, and that bothers me.
I am going to make another dress for a different daughter, but this time I will go about it in a way that makes sense to me.

by crookston, jenn
on November 27th, 2012

this is a wonderful pattern, easy to follow and goes together wonderfully. My daughters love this dress. Thank you

by Sipe, Kelli
on October 23rd, 2012

Super easy, sews up quickly and I love the elastic back so that it grows with my daughter and she can use it for longer and make it worth my time to make her cute clothing!

by shilling, lora
on July 17th, 2012

Very easy to make. With you color choices of fabric each top you make looks sooo different.

by Wallace, Kristin
on July 13th, 2012

Great easy to understand and follow pattern. I love that I can use it for both my big and little girl!

by WILCOX2005
on July 13th, 2012

I made 3 of these for my youngest girls and they love them once they got their hands on them. such an easy pattern to use love that it is all measurments.

by Wright, Danica
on July 3rd, 2012

Sweet dress. Just finished my first for a fun 4th of July sundress.
Will be making more.

by adayofjade
on June 29th, 2012

Easy and fun to make.

by cunha, sandy
on June 29th, 2012

Cute and simple! That's all that need to be said. The author makes it easy with the step by step detailled instructions.

by Glenn, Tiffany
on June 28th, 2012

i could probably make this dress in my sleep I have had so many requests for this dress from my friends and family. Super Easy to put together and i am always amazed at how many different combinations I can put together

by Salvaggio, Tracie
on May 24th, 2012

This is a super pattern because of the fact that it's custom sizing AND has two different options for straps.

by litteken, amber
on May 11th, 2012

So cute and so easy. I have made this dress for my daughter in several fabrics. She loves them. I keep coming back again and again

by Rosario, Michaela
on May 6th, 2012

great pattern!

by Cotilus, Angela
on April 24th, 2012

Amazing instrucions! One of my favorites by far! Very easy to follow if you are a beginner!

by Miles, Carol
on April 22nd, 2012

Working with this pattern this week end. It is easy to follow even for a beginner

by Boivin, Paige
on April 13th, 2012

Great easy little dress to make. I am looking forward to making another one in the next week or so.

by Carlson, Karla
on April 8th, 2012

Easy pattern cute outcome

by Graves, Karen
on March 21st, 2012

This is one of my favorite dress patterns. So many options! My daughter loves it!

by Ramos, Marsha
on March 7th, 2012

So cute and easy to sew! Love it!

by Sudz-N-Seamz
on January 19th, 2012

Love the pattern, every step is detailed and the dress is so cute when finished.

by Phillips, Tara
on January 13th, 2012

So many options, this is a summer staple in my girls wardrobe!!!

by Kirby, Amy
on January 4th, 2012

I have made countless tops, and dresses for my girls with this pattern! This is a simple go to pattern for year round when paired with a shirt!

by craftykim
on January 4th, 2012

Great pattern. Easy to follow instructions and I made four dresses using this pattern. It is easy to change up and can be worn with a shirt under for cooler weather.

by Jennifer Avenell
on August 1st, 2001

I love this pattern! It is so cute and easy to be creative. I mad a sundress for my tween daughter in a batik print and it turned out beautiful. I already have the fabric to make her another one for an upcoming cruise. Thanks for a pattern that doesn't require pattern pieces. Makes it easy to customize for sizing for older girls.

by Sherima Hendrickson
on August 1st, 2001

This was a pretty simple ebook- I have sewn many outfits using this ebook. This is a great addition to my other 60+ ebooks that I have bought from YCMT. This ebooks allows a lot of room for creativity and changes to make it your own. YCMT is my homepage thats how addicted I am.

by Amy ~ Rochester, NY
on August 1st, 2001

This is a wonderful ebook! Very detailed directions that are easy to follow, along with many great pictures too! This dress can be a cute little summer dress or use a more formal fabric & you have an amazing holiday dress! I was able to make a holiday dress in a few hours! I am very happy with this ebook & would definitely recommend it!!

by Lisa N
on August 1st, 2001

Great pattern and it is so CUTE! Only took me about 2 hours start to finish and lots of great pictures to show you exactly what to do. I love that it is so versatile too. You can make a dress or top, full skirt or thin skirt, add ruffles, different straps, whatever you want. I will be using this one again for sure!

by brenda jones
on August 1st, 2001

i just love this pattern. i have made many variations and sizes. i have added capri pants for an oufit. i also added embroidery designs for personal touches. check out i made this section for the princess dresses and a cherry outfit. they turned out cute. great pattern.

by Tina Brown
on August 1st, 2001

Love this pattern. Super quick and easy to follow directions make a pretty shirt. Great addition to the 30 or so ebook I already own from YCMT. SOO Cute. I plan on adding a ruffle in matching fabric to make on outfit. THANKS

by Wendy Hillman
on August 1st, 2001

The easiest to understand eBook yet! It is like she is right there showing you what to do. The instructions are so easy to understand and down-to-earth. Made it SO easy to get a top done at the last minute!

by Angela Cotilus
on August 1st, 2001

I absolutely love this dress patern! It is super detailed and easy to follow. I have made made two of these so far. Each one came out perfect! I can't wait to make more!

by lynne remnant
on August 1st, 2001

Excellent ebook - very easy to understand and follow. I have made two dresses for my girls so far, and both turned out well. I will be using this pattern regularly! Thank you.

by avarvarei mihaela
on August 1st, 2001

this dress is very nice holiday dress