Here’s my question for you… Would you like me to share a pattern for this dress? I’m thinking of offering the 0-3 month infant size as a free pattern, and then follow up with more sizes and some cute options in a full PDF pattern. Let me know your thoughts :).
Little Peasant Dress
December 16, 2011 83 Comments
Update: You can now find the free infant peasant dress pattern HERE!
I have a problem. You see, before I knew that we were expecting a girl, I had visions in my head of everything I wanted to make if we found out we were having a girl. I knew that as soon as I heard the words “It’s a girl!” I would be bursting to get started on a million different projects, which would all be completed in record time, of course.
Well, lucky for me we did find out that we’re having a girl, but instead of me being on a sewing fast track, I was more like a dear in headlights! I’m not sure what it has been, but it wasn’t until today that I finally made something for the little one coming. I think it has something to do with the fact that everything I imagined is now on the to-do list rather than the would be fun to-do list.
Knowing me, if I sit down and write a list of everything I’d both like to and need to get accomplished, I’ll feel relaxed and have a great time knocking things off the list, but up until now it’s been more of a feeling of anxiety. Can anyone relate?
I already feel so much better after making this little dress. I think I just needed a start perhaps. I drafted up the peasant dress pattern, which is yet another thing I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and it was sewn up in no time.
I sized the dress to fit 0-3 months, which is always tricky because every baby is so different. If she’s extra tiny, it’ll just fit for longer, right?
One thing I love about peasant dresses is they’re so versatile and can double as a tunic to wear with leggings and often even as a shirt as the little girl grows.
I kept the dress super simple, and added rick rack at the hem for just a bit of detail.