Your source for downloadable, step-by-step sewing patterns and project instructions!

Forget Me Knot Dress - Sizes 12mth-5

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author Lori Lynn Designs
Price $9.95
Earn 9 points at checkout. What are points?
by Markum, Sharron
on February 4th, 2015

“Very cute.”

This “Forget Me Knot” dress is versatile enough to become a year-round wardrobe staple. Layer it over a short or long-sleeved top or over a turtleneck. In winter, pair it with tights, leggings or jeans for a variety of looks. Adjust the skirt length to your preference. The possibilities are many and this dress can be made for a special occasion or everyday wear.

Tapered petal-shaped straps provide a nice contrast to the main bodice. Knots can be put on both the front and back or solely on the front. Another optional feature is the apron front, which you can embellish in a multitude of ways to express your unique creativity.

Mixing and matching multiple coordinating fabrics make this a fun and interesting project. This pattern is suitable for a beginner if you are up to the challenge of learning how to make buttonholes. There is a reference for free instructions.

The Forget Me Knot dress is sure to become a classic.

17 instructional pages, 29 photos


Cotton fabric (in 1-5 coordinating designs, I recommend at least three)

• Main Fabric (skirt and outer straps): 1yard
• Coordinating Fabric #2(apron trim band & outer bodice): 1 yard
• Coordinating Fabric #3 (bodice lining and apron panels): ¾ yard
• Coordinating Fabric #4 (skirt trim band & strap underside): ½ to ¾ yard


Lori Lynn Designs –Forget Me Knot Dress. Copyright © 2008 by Lori Williamson. 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 and instructions contained within are copyrighted, but may be used by crafters to produce items for resale provided the pattern was purchased from me or an authorized dealer.

Note: provides this copyright & terms of use policy review as a courtesy to our site users and eBook authors. The copyright policy applies to the associated eBook and is specified and owned by the individual eBook author.

Note: provides this copyright & terms of use policy review as a courtesy to our site users and eBook authors. The copyright policy applies to the associated eBook and is specified and owned by the individual eBook author.

by Markum, Sharron
on February 4th, 2015

Very cute.

by rosenberry, rhonda
on December 30th, 2013

My favorite pattern to sew

by Prince, Cindy
on July 27th, 2013

I have used this pattern several times and it turns out beautiful everytime! Love it-

by Smith, Linda
on May 19th, 2013

I have used this pattern at least 10 or 15 times, it's perfect, easy to personalize, and very quick. It's nice that all the seams are finished so well - this should be everyone's go to knot dress pattern.

by Stitches & Bows
on April 1st, 2013

Have made this several times. Makes such a cute gift!

by thorpe, stephanie
on March 1st, 2013

I have made many many many of these and they are all just precious! I love how cute. It's not a quick to do pattern but the end result is well worth the effort.

by Freeman, Ines
on February 7th, 2013

so easy and love

by Philley, Beth
on December 10th, 2012


by crookston, jenn
on November 27th, 2012

I love this pattern, it has been my go to dress/top and it's been so fun to come up with different ways to make each one original. I love that it can be worn year round and we always get compliments when the dresses are worn. Thanks so much.

by winkel, april
on November 27th, 2012

My favorite dress ever!

by Deb
on October 18th, 2012

Easy, and well written and illustrated pattern. Makes a very sweet dress, with lots of compliments. Try using 3-4 coodinating fabrics for a one of a kind look. Thank you for this pattern!!

by Pelphrey, Michelle
on July 21st, 2012

Love this pattern, I just wish it came in larger sizes. Sizes seem true and instructions are thorough. I've made many of these and will continue.

by Bouly, Teale
on May 23rd, 2012

Great pattern and instructions! So easy even for a beginner.

by Southern Babies
on April 4th, 2012

Hands down my favorite dress pattern ever. Runs a bit small in the bodice. So easy to put together. THe instructions are perfect and it's the perfect little dress.

by smith, lisa
on March 27th, 2012

simple, great instructions, great end result although i did set the strap into the back of the dress instead of knotting for comfort purposes still a great dress!

by Mason, Roberta
on March 8th, 2012

Cute little dress!

by Killpatrick, Stacey
on February 7th, 2012

I like the end result, but was confused about the lining for the bodice. First one I made came out very stiff. Next one I made, I did not use lining all the way up and it was much better.

by Bartleson, Lindsay
on February 2nd, 2012

I recommend sizing up if you want to get longer wear out of this pattern since the bodice runs a tad narrow. Otherwise this is a great pattern. I've used it three times and all three dresses are adorable. I love the fact that this dress can be used year round. They can be worn as a sundress or layered with a t shirt or long sleeved shirt. My daughters also love that the skirt has some twirl to it.

by Richard, Mary
on February 1st, 2012

This was so easy to make and made the cutest dress. Thank you.

by Boivin, Paige
on January 30th, 2012

Made these as Christmas dresses. They were a hit with everyone at the mall for Santa pictures. They are 2 years old and the girls still love to wear them.

by Smith, Mary
on January 22nd, 2012

Very easy to make with detailed instructions and pictures. Got lots of compliments on it.

by Greene, Courtney
on January 20th, 2012

So pretty. Easy to follow- tons of fabric, but totally worth it!!!

by grammy97
on January 14th, 2012

I made a dress from this pattern for my grandaughter and it came out great.

by hippler, teresa
on January 9th, 2012

Love it! sews well

by Hill, Jessica
on January 5th, 2012

This pattern is very easy to follow with clear directions. I did find the pattern to be small. The first one I made, I had to take the bodice completely apart and add an additional 2 under each arm and I did measure my girl first!

by BrandyK
on January 5th, 2012

Very good and clear instructions and illustrations. Easy to put together, very versatile and can easily change it up!!

by Rebecca Creech
on August 1st, 2001

I've made 4 of these so far, they're quick and easy to put together. I loved the pattern and clear instructions. These dresses all turn out so cute and have such different looks depending on what fabric you pick.

by Teale Bouly
on August 1st, 2001

What a wonderful pattern! Love this! Made this in less than a school day while it was just me and the babe at home. So easy and yet SO CUTE!! Thanks for a reat pattern!

by Brandy Hanks
on August 1st, 2001

I loved this pattern for my little girl. It was so easy to make and follow. I wish there was one for bigger girls! My older daughter wants a dress for her, she's a size 12. Any work being done on a bigger pattern?

by Glenda
on August 1st, 2001

I loved this pattern. Very easy to follow. I looked everywhere for a pattern for this knot apron dress and couldn't find one and when this one came out I had to have it. You can do so many things with this dress. Thanks Lori!!!!!!!!

by nicole
on August 1st, 2001

Love this Pattern! So easy to follow. . .terrific for beginner! My Little girl loves this dress. . .perfect twirl and soo comfortable! Highly Recommend!

by cindy
on August 1st, 2001

Soooo easy! I'm brand new to sewing and this pattern was so easy to follow. Made my daughter 3 dresses already and everyone keeps commenting on how cute they are.

by Kari Williams
on August 1st, 2001

This pattern is very straightforward and easy to follow. My only advice is to measure your child before you cut the fabric, especially around the chest and belly! I made this for my niece, without measuring her, and she was only able to wear it once.

You might also like: