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Kate's Dress

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Author Lily Bird Studio
Price $8.90
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This is a stylish yet classic and simple A-line dress. With lined bodice, ruffles on the armholes and 2 different yoke options.
It is easy to put on and comfortable to wear. It closes a the back with 3 buttons and button loops.
Perfect for every season! Wear it layered with a turtle neck long sleeved t-shirt or sweater for winter, a short sleeved t-shirt or blouse for mid season, or just the dress on hot summer days.

Sizes 12 month - 8 years

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by shilling, lora
on February 17th, 2016

very easy to follow instructions

on March 29th, 2014

WOW - wish I would have made this earlier - like when I got it cuz it was so easy to follow your instructions and get great results. I only got confused once with the instructions #32 was done before #1??? As usual I waited till the last minute to do this and you really helped me out by this being a quick dress. You've made me a follower - Patricia March 28

by J. McKitrick
on November 13th, 2013

This is one of my favorite patterns ever! I have used it to make dresses for every season for my little girl! It is easy to follow and sews up very quickly. My little girl always looks adorable in her Kate dresses!

by cox, anne
on July 1st, 2013

Love this pattern really easy to follow.

by MP
on June 29th, 2013

Love the pattern, and the dress is so cute, it is not like a standard pillowcase dress, although there is piping and button loops involved, I managed to make it for my friend's little girls's 1st b'day. Lovely instructions, very clear and love the photos in every step.
Can'y wait to make 2T. Love it!

by Martin, Eva
on May 10th, 2013

I bought this pattern because it reminded me of the dresses my mom would make for me when I was little. I wanted to make dresses like she did for my girls. This pattern is vey easy and simple. The instructions are easy to follow. It can be made to be worn in any season.

by Philley, Beth
on December 10th, 2012

This dress is absolutely ADORABLE!

by Ray, Christina
on October 16th, 2012

I made this as Christmas gifts for my nieces and they loved it! My niece is tall and very slender so she can be hard to fit, but this dress was easy to tailor to her and she looks very cute in it. Great Pattern!

by kalinka
on July 18th, 2012

Great, easy-to-make pattern with very thorough instructions, including loads of photos detailing every step. I love the piped yoke. I made this dress in finewale corduroy with cotton lining and blogged about it at

by besselman, amy
on May 19th, 2012

love lily bird patterns!

by Keen, Narelle
on March 30th, 2012

Love this dress, easy to follow directions, I omitted the piping, and added ruffle, was worried about the total top facing, but it was alot easier than I imagined, will definitely be a staple in my little girls wardrobe.

by JanieP21
on March 25th, 2012

Wonderful dress. I found it a little hard to get buttons to fit through the fabric loops but just adjusted a little on the couple I have made. Lovely pattern and very clear instructions.

Can't wait to make in lighter fabrics (I made with cord).

by Toonin
on January 24th, 2012

Great pattern for heavy or light fabric.

by Sudz-N-Seamz
on January 17th, 2012

Love it. Another great pattern from lily bird

by Juenemann, Megan
on January 8th, 2012

This dress is so cute! I made a 2T for my 17 month old, and it fits her very well. Although the fabric loops and the piping on the bib are a bit involved, I think the instructions are very clear.


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- sewing machine
- fabric 1 yard approx (yardage included in the file)
- thread of matching color
- scissors
- 6 medium size buttons (depending onthe yoke option)
- 30 inches of cording
- 5 small buttons

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