I’m excited to present a new sundress pattern for your little girl this week and I have named it “The Mallory Dress”. This dress pattern may seem intricate, but it’s actually quite simple to make. If you’ve already tried my pillowcase dress or peasant dress pattern, you’ll find this one even easier.
With this design, you won’t need to sew any sleeves. Instead, the neckline ruffle gracefully drapes over the shoulders, creating a sleeve-like appearance. Additionally, there are no zippers or buttons involved, making it a breeze to sew and effortless to put on and take off.
To add a touch of style to the dress, you can experiment with various fabrics for the dress body and ruffle. Get creative and mix and match different patterns and colors. Enhance the overall look by incorporating complementary trims such as lace, rickrack, or pompoms. This way, you can create a fashionable outfit that your little girl will love!
If you would like to sew a tiered dress for your little girl with a classic yoke, click on the picture below to get the free pattern from 2 to 6 years!
The Easiest Pattern for a Girl’s Ruffled Dress- The Mallory Dress
Medium-weight cotton fabric in any desired print and color for the dress and neckties- requirement specified in the table-2 below.
Single-folded bias tape (optional)- 40 inches.
3/8- inch Elastic- requirement specified in the table-2 below.
Armhole template. *Enter your e-mail address and click the subscribe button to download the template.
All the fabrics used here are 44 inches width.
The fabrics shown here are only for illustration purposes and as such may vary from the original.
The seam allowance is 3/8 -inches unless otherwise specified.
I suggest you read the entire pattern once before starting to get a general idea.
All seams are to be pressed flat
All seams are to be finished by zig zag or serger
Length is measured from the neck to the hemline. **The dress is supposed to hit the knee. If you need a longer dress, change the measurement in the table-3 accordingly.
- You will need a 1/4-yard extra of fabric if you are making your own bias tape. Find the bias tape tutorial here.
- In the table below, “W” stands for the width and “L” stands for the length of the fabric pieces to be cut.
Cut the armhole template for your required size, following the directions.
Next, we sew the side seams.
Let’s hem the ruffle.
Next, we pin the ruffle piece to the dress. For that, we need to mark the top center of both pieces.
Zigzag along the entire raw edge of the ruffle and neckline to prevent fraying.
Next, we make the casing for the neckline elastic.
Let’s do the lower hem.
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