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Brooke Peasant Dress or Shirt - for Girls and Dolls

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Author Little Lizard King
Price $7.25
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by S. Austin
on March 27th, 2015

“Very easy to follow instructions. Also inexpensive to make.”

The Brooke Dress sewing pattern contains detailed instructions and step by step directions for the most versatile peasant style dress or shirt ranging in size from 12 months through 10 years. This 36 page pattern is unbelievably thorough; it is FULL of detailed instructions, pattern piece/s, diagrams, and photos to make your job simple.

The Brooke doll pattern is suitable for an 18 inch; doll - i.e. American Girl dolls, etc!!

This is an adaptable pattern with many options for customizing to your preference. Instructions will provide you options for creating long, short, or ¾ sleeves. You can make the peasant sleeves wide, gathered, with elastic or without; the choice is yours. Make a boutique dress or a tunic top.

Use contrasting fabrics or a single fabric for the entire dress. The Brooke Dress is darling in the spring and summer with cute capped sleeves and equally cute in the winter with long sleeves and leggings. The options are endless, hence the 36 page pattern.

*Note: These are downloadable instructions and cutting instructions for making a dress or top. Since it is a download, a window will open to download and when you are signed into your user account at the time of purchase, it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.


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by S. Austin
on March 27th, 2015

Very easy to follow instructions. Also inexpensive to make.

by R. Peterson
on January 12th, 2015

LOVE this dress !! Easy to follow with GREAT results !

by S. Reed
on August 23rd, 2014

Love this pattern! I've used it to make adorable shirts as well as dresses for my 3 girls! Very easy to follow directions!

by Brott, Shannon Margaret
on August 1st, 2014

loved making these for my daughter!

by A. Ray
on June 9th, 2014

great pattern!!

by Brown, Janice
on April 28th, 2014

great pattern

by Meck, Michelle
on March 20th, 2014

Love this pattern! It is my go to peasant pattern!

by t. millar
on March 1st, 2014

Very nice pattern, easy to make, looks great, thank-you.

by D. Roberts
on January 13th, 2014

Very simple pattern. From cut out to finish was hours and I'm not a pro! I used elastic thread for the sleeve and shirred them instead of using regular elastic as in the pattern and it worked like a charm. I also added a cute big bow that just made the dress pop. Definitely making more of these!

by Jenn
on October 17th, 2013

Very easy to make. I have made my little several of dresses with this pattern. There are so many different options.

by Hill, Carolyn
on October 11th, 2013

Very simple and easy to use! Thanks so much creating this.

by Hanna, Krista
on August 13th, 2013

I just made two of these dresses in 1 and a half hours! Very impressed with this tutorial and it has the speed and quality I have come to love in all Little Lizard King tutorials and patterns! I was a little worried about making sleeves for the first time but this dress makes them simple and easy, very happy I bought this pattern!

by Rosario, Michaela
on August 6th, 2013

one of my fav patterns!

by Philley, Jennifer
on July 31st, 2013

Love the sleeve options. I have other peasant dress patterns, but I find that the fit of these measurements are best for all 5 of my girls! Thanks for a great pattern!

by Shannon
on July 21st, 2013

Very easy to make,& the finished product is so stinkin cute!

by Yesenia Rivera
on June 29th, 2013

Love this pattern, very simple to make.

by Harkins, Cynthia
on June 27th, 2013

Makes up easily - cute!

by Sosebee, Cecelia
on June 25th, 2013

I love this pattern,quick and so easy to use!!! The instruction are so easy to follow.

by m. evans
on June 8th, 2013

Love this pattern!!!

by Stonitsch, Becky
on May 27th, 2013

I could not love this pattern more! It is easy to create and a quick sew. LLK's directions and patterns are written beautifully! I have other peasant dress patterns, but this one is my favorite by far!

by Poole, Brandy
on March 19th, 2013

Love love love this !!! Super cute. I've made my daughter tops and dresses and they are just precious on her!! Easy easy to follow and understand. Little Lizard King is one of my favorite!!

by wells, Deana
on February 10th, 2013

This pattern is so darned easy to use! The sewing time was quick and the dress is precious!

by Yates, Erin
on January 29th, 2013

This is a very easy pattern to follow. It is also a very quick dress to make. I love that there are multiple options to making this dress.

by Aerybeth
on January 12th, 2013

love .. made it over and over and over!!

by freddo
on January 2nd, 2013

Very cute dress, but absolutely HUGE. Even going by measurements, it drowned my little girl and I ended up giving it to her older sister. Otherwise a really nice pattern.

by Philley, Beth
on December 10th, 2012

love it

by Kim's Kreations
on December 8th, 2012

Excellent pattern, easy to follow and understand, cutest product ever! I love this pattern. I can make this dress in no time and it looks so great paired with some matching ruffle pants! This is the style and I am thrilled that I found this pattern to help me make this dress! Thanks for sharing. Keep the easy patterns coming!

by Sew Savage
on November 26th, 2012

So love this pattern, easy and carefree. Will be making this in so many variations.

by Wright, Mandi
on November 23rd, 2012

Love this pattern! Super easy - I finished up this dress pretty quick - and made some for my daughter's dolly too!

by Moreland, Whitney
on November 18th, 2012

Love this pattern. :)

by Stevenson, Kate
on November 9th, 2012

Simple, pretty pattern and the doll's version is a bonus.

by Guthrie Girls Boutique
on October 22nd, 2012

This pattern is amazingly easy to follow and the instructions are clear!! This is a beautiful dress ;)

by Kimberly
on October 22nd, 2012

Super cute and very easy to make. This can be made into a dress or a shirt.

by Dillon, Annette
on October 17th, 2012

This pattern is Wonderful. I look forward to making this for my granddaughter. The instructions look easy to follow also. Thank you again. I will be ordering my patterns from you.

by Haute Tots
on October 17th, 2012

Very current styling for little girls. Easy to follow instructions -- great for beginner sewers.

by LeBoeuf, Tanya
on September 10th, 2012

I love this pattern!

by myer, megan
on September 3rd, 2012

Love this pattern, I get so many compliments over these dresses, I have 6 more planned to make this week, with the different sleeve options, it doesn't look like the same dress over and over. Favorite pattern for sure!

by Gidget
on July 5th, 2012

Wonderful pattern, clear instructions and so easy to follow. Finished product looks great. Thanks!!

by LaFLeur, Nichole
on June 23rd, 2012

I made this yesterday and I love how easy it was. I will be using this pattern time and time again<3

by crookston, jenn
on June 23rd, 2012

This pattern has quickly become a favorite and is used continually. Thank you so much for a wonderful pattern that makes sewing beautiful tops/dresses so easy! Perfect!

by shilling, lora
on June 15th, 2012

very easy and great instructions. you will love this pattern

by monistere, ashley
on May 7th, 2012

Great easy pattern. I have made this in a dress several times and a top once. No problems with either.

by Brake, Martha
on April 4th, 2012

LOVE this pattern. Fast and easy and amazing results!! Thank you Little Lizard King I look forward to more patterns from you!

by Rivett, Nicola
on February 29th, 2012

Brilliant pattern and sooooooo easy and quick. Love it!

by Buck, Angel
on February 28th, 2012

Very easy pattern to make. My daughter loves the dress as well... I will be making more very soon!

by Johnson, Amy
on February 16th, 2012

Thought this was a great pattern. Easy to follow. This was my first time making a dress and they came out so cute.

by Giddings, Robin
on February 15th, 2012


by V Moss
on February 14th, 2012

I love this pattern! The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. If you can sew a straight line, you can make this dress/top!!

by Lookabill, Amy
on February 13th, 2012

So many options with this one and I just love it! I have made this as a top, a dress, and in different sleeve lengths. Quite possibly my favorite pattern on YCMT ever.

by Muscarella, Michelle
on January 22nd, 2012

I am a veteran seamstress and I found the directions a bit confusing. I design s lot of my own stuff, so when I buy a pattern it's so that I don't have to think about how to make it... That being said, it was not impossible to figure out, and the girls dresses are adorable!

by haynes, jessica
on January 14th, 2012

I love this pattern!

by barnes, sheryl
on January 13th, 2012

Very easy pattern to follow, a beginner should have no problems.

by Caldwell, Carolyn
on January 8th, 2012

I love this pattern. The instructions are easy to follow. The first one I made was with the 3/4" sleeves, the next will be with short sleeves. Very easy and sews up quickly.

by A J Cooper
on January 4th, 2012

Awesome pattern!! May be my favorite yet! Very easy to follow step by step instructions. You will end up with a precious finished dress or top you are sure to LOVE! I will buy more patterns from this shop - I can't recommend it highly enough.

by Melanie B
on October 31st, 2011

Pattern was some what complicated and not as thorough as I would have preferred (I have been only sewing clothing for 6 months). I discovered trouble with the sleeves. The pattern and instructions do not specify which direction to fold in half to cut underarm hole. This led to one scrap item... and for the remainder of directions I located a free blog to help in conjunction with this bought pattern. They are lovely once complete.. just a minor blemish in the directions.

by Denise W
on October 24th, 2011

Excellent pattern, easy to follow directions, simple to make, fun to embellish!

by Joy Thompson
on October 4th, 2011

LOVE this pattern. So simply and easy to create! Love the fact that it has 3/4 and long sleeve options. Can't wait to make more fall and Christmas dresses!! Thanks for a wonderful pattern!

by Momma Brake
on August 1st, 2001

This was an amazing pattern. So easy to follow & understand. I had my 1st dress done in about 1 1/2 hours!! Thank you for making such an easy to follow pattern!!