Today we are over at We All Sew sharing our Vintage Sundress Pattern that I have been working on behind the scenes for awhile now, and I am very excited to be sharing it with all of you today.
I feel like this dress is kind of a momentous occasion around here (even though it’s really not–I am totally being dramatic) but is the first time that I patterned-drafted completely from scratch for more than one size. I think I tested it about 8 or 10 times and although I am still nervous that I’ve made the tutorial so it is easy and understandable for all sewing levels….I am hoping that it will be a fun pattern and a good fit for so many little girls.
( So why am I still so nervous? I think I just hope people will like it…)
The sundress was inspired by a 1950’s summer of sun, root beer floats and lazy days at the lake. It has a lined bodice with fully encased seams and bias tape armholes that make it a perfect fit for lots of ages and sizes. The back has buttons all the way down and I think it adds a cute detail. I also absolutely adore a full skirt and this one is no exception. It is full and fluffy and has the perfect twirling capabilities.
And one other thing that I love in patterns is versatility. Luckily I can totally see this dress made in every fabric from a beautiful white eyelet, to a satin flower girl dress with a big wide sash and everything in between. They would all be so darling! And it will also be perfect for a hot July night and just as darling with a tee under it for the cooler months of the year.
The pattern is free (our favorite kind!) and comes in girls sizes 3-8. You can get the pattern for The Vintage Sundress here…
Thanks to the pattern testers who helped fix a couple issues in the tutorial….and thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for supplying the fabric, which is one of the softest cottons I have ever felt. It is so amazing.
And a big thank you to all of you….who just keeping coming around here everyday…..I am just still amazed sometimes that you keep popping over. So, thanks.
Ok, enough Academy Awards…..you need the pattern. It is a downloadable PDF so you can print it out and begin sewing today (or make a trip to your favorite fabric shop for just the right material!)
Have a great sewing day!
P.S. If any of you sew it….I really would love to see them. Will you email me a picture or two (or a link)?
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