Dress Sewing for Little Girls

June 20, 2015

Written by Anna White

On the 18th of June my granddaughter Madison turned 2. We celebrated her birthday the following weekend. I was puzzled as to what to do for her this year and after much contemplation I finally decided to do some sewing.  It’s been a while since I have sewn for a toddler, but I ended up doing a couple dresses and a short set.

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I made the shorts out of a lightweight denim. They have elastic for the waist. The top has little lady bugs on it so the buttons on the back are lady bugs as well.

These pictures were taken while on our beach trip during the 4th of July holiday.

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This dress looked absolutely adorable on her. It was easy to make and could be compared to a pillowcase dress as the front and back were cut on the fold so all you have are side seams with a casing at the top to run the strap through. The strap was sewn together to appear as one complete strap.

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My final dress was made from a soft fabric covered in flowers. I added pockets to this one as she loves putting everything in her pockets. Two buttons at the top finished off the project. By adding the purple shoes and a pair of purple shorts, she was ready for a day on the town.

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