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The Molly peasant is a classic, feminine style that is universally loved for its sweet simplicity. From comfort seeking babies to fashion conscious pre-teens, all will swoon over this deliriously happy frock. It is perfect for the pool or school, but can be dressed up for formal occasions. Peasants are a wardrobe stable for Jennifer’s niece Sophie, who even wears them camping at the lake. The bodice features a delicate neckline and empire styling. With options for long sleeves, short sleeves, bell sleeves, and any length you desire, the design possibilities are endless.
-Notions - thread, straight pins, 1/4" elastic, 1/2" single fold bias tape (for bell sleeved option)
-Fabric - 1-3 yards, depending on size, style, and options.
**Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a peasant top and dress. Pattern pieces are included. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.
Easy and straightforward pattern! I've made 4 different versions. One was for a friend's daughter about 3 years ago and she loved it. Now she has outgrown it and passed it to my own daughter who also loves it.
I also made a version that looked like Sally's dress from The Nightmare Before Christmas. After creating the fabric by sewing together many different pieces to get the patchwork look of Sally's dress, the dress came together and looked amazing.
I'm about to make another round of dresses for both of my girls.
I cannot recommend this pattern enough. So great!
I am a beginner sewist. I've made quilts, but never a garment. But I have a new niece, and just had to try! This pattern was so easy to follow. The directions were clear, the patterns easy to cut out, and I was able to make a dress! With sleeves, and finished seams, and a waistband! I can't tell you how satisfying it was to see this come together. I love all the options included, and I have already purchased two more patterns from Sis Boom to try.
Love this dress pattern. It was so easy to follow and makes a lovely dress.
Such an easy sew and it looks great on
Gorgeous! I've made so many of these dresses! So easy and the fit lasts a long time.
Very easy . Made dress for daughter's school picture in no time .
This was one of the very first things I made as a new sewer. It is very simple to follow. I make shirts and dresses. Very easy to make!
So easy! Thanks
I love it! So easy to sew and so easy to customize.
The perfect peasant dress, so girly. Great pattern as usual
Great pattern. Easy to follow.
As always Sis Boom is the boom bomb ! Easy quick go to pattern for it !
Cute dress and very easy, but my daughter did not like the elastic at her chest. I may make cut the elastic a little longer next time so it is looser around her chest.
great dress my daughter loves it and eveyone compliments her. Easy to make as an added bonus.
I made two of these dresses at the same time in a size 2 and a size 10. They turned out really cute, and I'm somewhat of a novice sewer - I knocked both dresses out in one weekend. I like projects that are simple and don't take too long to complete. Really enjoyed making them and I'm sure I'll make them again.
anything sis boom i love!
just purchased and excited to make
This is a great go-to pattern. Very easy and I can make a dress or top in less than an hour.
LOVE this pattern! Very versatile with clear and easy instructions!!
I have made so many of these in different styles and lengths. It's my go-to pattern for my girls and for gifts.
This is my daughters favourite dress pattern. Easy to put together and fantastic instructions. I have made 7 of these dresses now and one other as a top and they are all much loved.
I *LOVE* how easy this is to make!! I also love the elastic at the waist - which the other empire dress/shirt pattern does not have. (This one is more fitted.) I have a skinny kid, so billowy stuff doesn't fit well for her. This is a lovely pattern that is INCREDIBLY easy to use. I wish all patterns were designed like this one!!
Easy to use, very versatile. Came out great!
Super easy to put together. Great pattern
I love how this dress turns out! It fits so nicely. The elastic around the waist and the cut of the dress eliminates the "baggy" look.
Fitting for this pattern is wonderful. I love how usable this is. I have made so many tops and dresses for my girls from this pattern. Love it!!!
Great pattern and very easy although I would measure for the elastics if you have a slender child. I had to re-cut the elastics for my skinny minnie. Very great instructions though!!
Great pattern and VERY detailed.
my daughter loves this dress!
This was a great and well detailed pattern. I made several for my daughter, nieces, and neighbors. Thanks for the great patterns!
I love this pattern. I am using it to make the different princess dresses for my daughter to use for dress up time. The pattern is so versatile. I have made snow white, Cinderella, sleeping beauty, love this
I have made three dresses, they go together so fast and fit perfect! This is my new favorite pattern!
Another great pattern from Carla! Love it! Easy to read directions, simple pattern, and looked great! I love all of Carla's patterns,
This is my go to pattern for dresses for my daughter! They always turn out darling and the pattern can be easily changed for variety! Love it!
Easy to do and my daughters love it. I do leave out the center elastic, as it bugs my little ones, but the pattern is so versatile that it still works great!
I made two of these great dresses the first week I downloaded it because it was so much fun to make and can be easily be made in a day. It's so cute. There are a lot of peasant dress patterns out there, but this is the cutest one I've seen. I like the many variations of the pattern. Thanks for another great pattern!
I have returned to this pattern over and over. It fits beautifully. I have used it for dresses, tops, nightgowns, costumes, and much more.
My youngest daughter just love this dress. I have used this pattern to make her a few dresses, some tops and even converted the pattern a bit to omit the center elastic to make her a few nightgowns....Very versitile. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS!
Fantastic pattern for little girls, easy to put on and comfortable to wear. Such a breeze to make, and easy to size.
I have made 3 of this dress so far and I love it. It is a little more time consuming and may not be for a beginner, but the instructions are really clear and the pattern pieces are very helpful. My only problem is getting my ironing straight and will have to work on that. Otherwise, I love this pattern!
I love the curve of the neckline. This is highly recommended.
This pattern is a staple. Carla C and SisBoom never disappoint. Dress is very flattering and many variations can be made.
great for mother/daughter dresses!
This pattern is easy to follow and comes out beautifully! It does take a bit longer than other peasant patterns to finish up though.
Wonderful peasant top/dress pattern. Loved making it and easy to follow instructions.
Beautiful dress that comes together so nicely! My girls love their dress and the lovely comments they get wearing them!
Love this dress. It's a lot of printing to get it all, but that just means more in depth instructions!!! Super cute tops and dresses in a range of styles all from one pattern!!!
This is one of my go-to patterns that I find myself pulling off the shelf again and again!
Love this pattern! So easy to follow, definitely could be done by a beginner. I love the wide range of sizes and the measurement charts. Makes it easy to size if your making a dress for someone who you don't have access to measure them. The dress turns out beautiful and professional looking, and I'm no professional!
Lots of instructions in this pattern and lots of pictures, but this pattern has an odd shaped bodice piece that was difficult to work with. The only dress I made with this pattern was not well received.
I kept trying to find free instructions for making a peasant dress, but after many tries sewing one, I finally gave up and bought this pattern. It's sooo easy and my daughters are extremely pleased with the results - in fact, they keep asking for more! I wasted so much time and effort on the "freebie patterns" - I wish I had bought SisBoom's first! I love that there are many sizes so that I can keep making these as they grow. Thanks so much SisBoom!!!
I've made 2 of these. I am a false beginner sewer, as I now have a few notions, but still need to have very clear instructions to follow. I added a bit of accent to my dresses(the flowered on has a row of yellow ribbon sewn around the bodice, and on the yellow, I added a bit of the flowered dresses fabric at the elastic line, so they remind each of the other. My son has the "boys romper" in the same yellow as my second dress. I am so happy with all the patterns. Descriptions are clear and I love having the pictures to guide me. Anyone can do this. ONly off remark: I've had to really practice my zigzag stitching, as this patern does not do hems much, which does, I imagine save fabric, but if you are not clear on how to use the zigzig function on your machine, you should practice a lot before trying to put this dress together.
This pattern makes up so cute. It was very detailed to keep you on track and versatile. Thanks for this great tutorial.
AWESOME Pattern!!! Easy to follow pattern-turns out perfect the first time!!! So many possibilities!
This is pretty much my favorite pattern of all time. I've made my daughter multiple dresses, including her Halloween costume last year, which was Sally from 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'. This year after being frustrated with the pattern instructions at the store, I've decided I am going to try to use this pattern again to create a Rapunzel dress. Thank you so much!
Simply wonderful! Your patterns are a blessing to the beginner seamstress like myself. Never in a million years did I think I'd be able to make something like this. HIGHLY recommended.
Love this dress. My daughter looks like a princess in it. I may leave out the center elastic next time as she said it itched. I may just buy softer fabric. Easy. easy easy.
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