Introducing the Leighanna!!! This peasant dress/top (named for one of our sweetest little fans) has the most darling silhouette and options galore. The bodice can be made with a working drawstring neckline, or with an elasticized mock drawstring for easy dressing. Two separate patterns are provided to make bell or basic sleeves in a range of lengths. Add a bit of elastic to the arm opening and you have a perfect puffed sleeve! Use this pattern to make a billowy dress, a chic top, a nighty, a simple costume, or a great basic layering piece.
Leighanna is for sizes 6/12 months - 13/14 years.
*Note: These are downloadable instructions and patterns for making a dress. 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.
*Note: These are downloadable instructions and pattern for making an item. 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.
Fabric: 1-3 yards depending on size and length
Fabric Marking Pen
1/4” wide elastic (optional) for mock neckline and/or elasticized sleeves (1 yard).
1/4” - 3/8” wide ribbon (optional) for neckline. For a working drawstring, you will need 1½ yards. For a mock drawstring, you will need 3/8 yards.
Ball fringe trim for sleeves/bottom hem (optional) - Purchase 2 yard for basic sleeves + hem, or 2½ yards for bell sleeves + hem.
CLEMENT, DAWN - February 12th, 2013
Used this pattern to make a top for a customer. Instead of using elastic or a drawstring, I acutally pleated and smocked the neckline. Turned out great. This pattern is so simple and the instructions are great.
Propst, Tammy - January 26th, 2013
Awesome! Carla C never misses and I love this dress :)
Hepler, Rhnda - January 10th, 2013
The Leighanna dress pattern is a great pattern. Very east to assemble. The instruction are very user friendly. I can't wait to use it again and again. You can't go wrong with this patterns. My grand daughter's loved their dresses I made using this pattern.
Harwell, Latoya - January 5th, 2013
Super pattern with many options! Love it!!
Adams, Jill - November 20th, 2012
Very easy to make, with very clear instructions.
Andrews, Lynsey - November 4th, 2012
Very clear, simple pattern! I whipped this up in one afternoon!
Carter, Crystal - July 18th, 2012
Very nice pattern. My daughter's new favorite dress and top pattern. Easy to understand instructions and the pictures were very helpful!
Emily C. - January 4th, 2012
The Leighanna dress is another great pattern from Carla C. I made it in a lightweight corduroy and left off the tie in front and it turned out great. The bell sleeves with the ball fringe turned out so cute and were so easy! I am already planning my next dress.
Leighanna Peasant. Copyright © 2011 by Jennifer Paganelli and Carla Hegeman Crim. All rights reserved. No part of this eBook may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems without permission from the author. The patterns contained within are copyrighted, but may be used by independent crafters to produce items for resale provided the pattern was purchased from an authorized dealer.