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“I made this dress for a gift and it was a huge hit. Easy to follow, easy to make.”
Ava Sundress Pattern in child sizes 1 through 4 is a simple sundress with a square neck and straps that meet at the open back. The back has elastic that can be adjusted for a better fit. You are going to love how easy this pattern is to make. It's a perfect little dress for everyday play, the beach, birthday parties and special occasions. Adding the optional bow at the back gives a "boutique" look. Make it unique by mixing and matching fabrics, adding an applique or embroidery design to the front, trim along the border or just plain. Great for warm summer days or with a top underneath for cooler seasons.
There are lots of pictures to go along with the instructions and each pattern size is separate so you can print only the size you need.
All sizes: 3/4 yd main fabric
All sizes: 1/2 yd for lining & sash
Finished measurement from top of shoulder to bottom of hem.
Size 1 18 ¼” (45.36cm)
Size 2 19 ¼” (49.54cm)
Size 3 20 ¼” (51.44cm)
Size 4 21 ¼” (53.98cm)
*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a dress. Pattern does included pattern pieces. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
The pattern and information in this eBook are for personal, at-home use only. Please do not share or distribute any portion of this eBook with others. Any reproduction of this book, instructions, photos, and/or any of its contents in any form is strictly prohibited and protected by U.S. and International Copyright laws. Individual garments made using this pattern may be sold by independent seamstresses. Not for mass production.
I love this pattern, quick and easy to sew. I made it as the ebook suggests but since reading the comments, I will be following some of the suggestions. I can see many little summer dresses made with this pattern. I left off the bow this time but next dress with have one to make it even more special. Thank you Nanoo designs.
I made this dress for a gift and it was a huge hit. Easy to follow, easy to make.
LOVE this pattern! Super cute and super fast to make! Completely agree with S.Campbell's review too. Those are the same adjustments I made. :)
The dress is cute as can be. There are some changes I would make in the pattern to make it a bit user friendlier. 1)Attach the back shoulder straps to the back waist before adding the elastic. It will make the stitching over previous stitching easier and neater and measuring more accurate. 2)When cutting make a flair at the top of the Top Front about 1" from top edge. This will make the fabric completely cover the elastic and will catch it in the side seam. 3)when sewing the front lining/straps to front dress/straps leave the ends of the straps open. It makes turning easier and reduces bulk at the back waist where the straps are attached. Over cast the end of the straps after turning. 4) Slightly curve hemline when cutting so the side seams are not longer than the front.
I have really enjoyed this pattern! I have made several of these little dresses(need to post some pictures) and paired them with matching Betsy Joey shorts; got so many compliments! This is one of my favorite patterns, however, I do wish the pattern went up a few more sizes. Other than that, I Love it!
Such a gorgeous and easy to put together dress. The finished dress is beautiful and sits on wonderfully. VERY happy with this purchase :)
I love this pattern and all the others from this author. The big bow and scoop line in the back make this dress!
Love this pattern and as well as the other Nanoo patterns I have. Adorable dress and easy instructions for all levels.
This dress and e-pattern are just fantastic. Super easy and quick and the dresses look lovely. I've already made all the girls in the family a Christmas dress. Thankyou!
I ADORE THIS PATTERN ! I will be posting pics soon....easy for beginner and great pattern for even the experienced seamstress....dress is great for monogramming initials on front...keep up the good work with great patterns... teresa in alabama
I love this little dress, it was fun to make and if you have an embroidery machine the design possibilities are endless. I would suggest this pattern for any new sewer. Linda in Missouri
Sorry I did not get a pic. before I gifted this dress, but I just wanted to say I LOVE IT>>>>> it was super easy to make yet it looks like it took forever. The person I gave it for her little girl is still raving... Grea pattern.