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How to Sew a Reversible Open Back Baby Dress - Sizes 0-24mths

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Author Tie Dye Diva
Price $8.00
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This easy, fully-reversible dress is perfect for pairing with pretty diaper covers, shorts, or pants! Great pattern for beginners on up - no serger or buttonholing is needed, and the clever design means no seam finishing because all seams are tucked inside. So quick, you'll be making a pile of them for your sweet baby girl!

Full sized, computer-drawn printable pattern pieces are included for sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months and 18-24 months.

The Decorative Diaper Cover and Fancy Ruffled Diaper Cover patterns shown are not included, they are available separately from Tie Dye Diva here on You Can Make This.

by R. Rodriguez
on April 24th, 2015

I think this pattern is adorable especially paired with the ruffled diaper cover!! it is fairly easy and you get 2 dresses in one since it is total reversible!!
Shelley Bloomington, IL

by Crumpton, Rosa
on February 10th, 2014

I love this pattern, so cute and classic!

by shilling, lora
on February 8th, 2014

Very easy pattern and timeless design. This is a great one for applique also. LOve this one

by Alexander, Carrie
on January 9th, 2014

Great pattern, easy instructions to follow. I found that the directions were great with the 'tricky' part when you flip it inside out, well thought out explanations.

by thorpe, stephanie
on October 28th, 2013

LOVE this pattern. Makes a great baby gift and a quick sew!

by cindy ;)
on September 16th, 2013

iI just love this pattern we love to make this one.

by Mathias, Sheilah
on September 13th, 2013

This is a sweet pattern! Perfect for applique and embroidery! I love this on my baby girls!

by Bugg, Wilma
on August 30th, 2013

Pattern was well written and easy to follow instructions. I made two of these dresses in 4 hours and had no problems at all. I look forward to making several more of these dresses. Thank you for such great designs and directions.

by C. Gandy
on July 25th, 2013

Just finished this dress. Looks great and directions were easy to follow.

by Zzabelinha Salgueiro
on July 22nd, 2013

I love this pattern! I´ve done a lot for all the little girls I know :)

by Kirkwood, Lyn
on July 21st, 2013

I absolutely adore this pattern. It was so simple to make & I'm certain I'll be making plenty more. Thank you sooooo much.

by Treann, Clarke
on June 29th, 2013

Love this pattern, so cute and easy to make. Thank You!

by Harkins, Cynthia
on June 27th, 2013

I have made tons of these - they are so cute!

by B. Lamoreau
on June 21st, 2013

What a great pattern! Nobody would believe that such a darling dress could be so easy to sew. I've made several of these.

by Caldwell, Carolyn
on June 4th, 2013

Love this pattern, easy to read, easy to sew. And of course, my 10 month old granddaughter looks like a doll it. Thank you for making it so easy.

by Reeves, Yvonne
on May 16th, 2013

This is the best little pattern I've ever run across. I've made several in one day! Truly this ia a 5 stars pattern!.

by Pressnell, Korie
on April 7th, 2013

These are so cute! I've made several as gifts with matching diaper covers.

by A. Woodard
on February 7th, 2013

Easy to understand and turned out cute! Can't wait to make more!

by cook, sandi
on February 5th, 2013

Great pattern! Goes together quickly and is super cute.

by knotts, robin
on January 28th, 2013

I just finished making this top and it's adorable! I thought the pattern would be kinda fidly but the instructions are clear and simple. I never would have been able to figure it out on my own.
I've also got the ruffle diaper cover pattern and will be making sets for my granddaughter.
The instructions don't say to topstitch, but I think I'm going to topstitch around for a bit more of a finished look; but that's just it really is great!

The one thing I'm wondering is if the inside button will bother her when she's laying down? {she's 4 mo.} Anyone had any trouble?

by Levene, Diane
on January 4th, 2013

Adorable and very easy to make. I wish I had some more babies to sew this for. I made one as a baby gift and I can't for somebody else to have a baby girl so that I can make it again.

by Philley, Beth
on December 10th, 2012

So quick and simple!

by crookston, jenn
on November 27th, 2012

I love this pattern, it is easy to follow, well put together and is beautiful every time. Thank you!

by K.B
on October 30th, 2012

I love this pattern! Looks adorable and is great for summer!

by Schehr, Chris
on October 30th, 2012

This pattern is soooooo cute--especially since it's reversible!! Sewing can be a little tricky since it's reversible, but the directions are pretty straightforward. It looks darling with the ruffled diaper cover, but don't be misled--the pattern is only for the dress.
ChrissieSews--October 30, 2012

by Kimmy82
on October 2nd, 2012

Very quick and simple! Love that it is reversible, makes it very practical. Already made 4 (with matching ruffles) and will be making Christmas ones very soon!

by Jones, Amanda
on September 20th, 2012

Great! Easy to follow. The back was more open than I like on my little one but that was eaisly fixed with button placement! :)

by countri_sarah
on August 20th, 2012

quick and easy, looks so cute with the ruffled diaper cover.

by Heidrich, Judith
on August 14th, 2012

Love this pattern! So easy to make & so adorable!

by Pekrul, Joan
on July 18th, 2012

I love making this little dress. Easy and fast. Great instructions.

by Wright, Vaughn
on June 28th, 2012

Real easy and quick to make. Is a perfect dress for the little one to play out in on a hot day.

by Monsive, Courtney
on April 24th, 2012

One of my favorite tops! So awesome that it's reversible.

by Shannon
on April 19th, 2012

Great pattern,really easy and quick to put together.

by Baulch, Shelley
on March 17th, 2012

What a great pattern - I only have sons but all the little girls I know have one of these made by me (some but not all with matching diaper covers). The hardest part is to stop when I run out of girls to make them for!

by Byers, April
on March 16th, 2012

Super easy and quick to sew. I love that this top is reversible. I paired it with the diaper cover pattern. I love Tie Dye Diva patterns!!

by Ramos, Marsha
on March 7th, 2012

OMG this is the CUTEST little pinafore EVER! I paired it with your ruffled diaper cover and it was sooooo adorable! Thank you so much!

by Mitchell, Lynn
on February 9th, 2012

Great pattern! loved it

by Normandin, Melissa
on February 5th, 2012

Plan on making many more of these!

by Potter, Katie
on January 30th, 2012

I can't say enough good things about this pattern or the finished product. I have two girls and I have probably made each of them at least 10 of these. They are super easy to put together, and the instructions are extremely clear. They are adorable with a cute little diaper cover during summer or jeans and a long sleeve shirt underneath during colder weather. I love that they can go from dress to shirt and almost seem to grow with my girls. Highly recommend adding this pattern to your library!

on January 14th, 2012

Super cute and easy to make!!! I love her patterns, very easy to follow!

by Melissa Normandin
on August 1st, 2001

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this pattern! I have been looking for it for some time! I remember my mom makeing it for me when I was a child. Such a classic! I will make many of these for our first girl.......Daddy and 3 big brothers loved it to. They are even "helping" me pick out more matching fabric that each of them like for me to make more :o) Little sister isn't even due till Dec!

by Brenda Nash
on August 1st, 2001

I purchased this top to go with the ruffled diaper cover. The pattern was very easy to follow, and I loved the fact that it is reversible. It didn't take long at all to make, and turned out beautifully.

by cindy arocha
on August 1st, 2001

i purchased this pattern. i made one and i loveed it my daughter loves it.thanks for putting it together for us to will come soon thanks


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• 1/2 yard cotton quilting fabric for main dress; 1/2 yard for reverse
• Small piece (2.5") 1/8" wide elastic
• Two 1/2" diameter buttons