Infant Peasant Dress Free Pattern and Tutorial

Doesn’t every baby girl need a dress that’s just as sweet as she is?

This simple peasant dress pattern is sized 0-3m (approximately 8-12lbs), and is an easy project that is great for all sewing abilities, even beginners.

The elastic neckline makes for an easy on and off, keeping both you and your little one smiling :).

A peasant dress pattern with more sizes and plenty of options may be coming soon to my shop, but enjoy this free infant pattern in the meantime! Please remember that this pattern is for personal use only :).

Update: After many requests, the multi-sized pattern is now available in the shop! The Polly Peasant Dress & Blouse PDF Pattern has 10 sizes (0-3m to 6) and features a dainty scalloped hem. You can find it HERE!

Materials:
3/4 yd 100% quilting cotton fabric (45” wide)
1/4″ wide elastic – approximately 30”
optional: rick rack for trim hem (40″ in length)

Instructions:

*All seam allowances to be 3/8″ unless otherwise noted.*
1. Print pattern pieces. Make sure your printer is set to print at 100% and not to scale the file down in size. Lay out fabric with both selvage edges folded in to center of fabric (creating two folded edges – on on each side with the selvages in the middle of the fabric) and right side inward. Cut out fabric pieces as directed on pattern pieces. If you prefer a plain hem rather than rick rack trim, add an extra 1/4-1/2″ to the bottom of the bodice pattern. The length of the dress is designed to hit at or just above the knee so it can be worn with tights or legwarmers, so feel free to add some extra length if you wish to make it longer!

2. Right sides together, pin and stitch one sleeve piece at curve to armhole curve on one bodice piece.

3. Right sides together, pin and stitch remaining sleeve piece at curve to remaining curve on bodice piece.
4. Serge or zig zag raw edges and press seams (technically seams should always be pressed toward the bodice, but I pressed them toward the sleeves so take your pick).
5. Right sides together, pin and stitch remaining curve on sleeves to armhole curves of remaining bodice piece. Serge or zig zag raw edges and press seams.
6. If using a serger, serge bottom of each sleeve, removing ¼” of fabric. If not using a serger, press bottom of each sleeve ¼” toward wrong side of fabric.
7. Press bottom of each sleeve ½” toward wrong side (if not using serger the bottom of each sleeve will now have two folds). You can do this step after you sew the side seams in step 9 if you wish, but pressing them now gives more room to work with and I personally find it easier.

8. If using a serger, serge around neckline, removing ¼” of fabric. If not using a serger, press top of neckline ¼” toward wrong side of fabric. Press neckline ½” toward wrong side (if not using serger the neckline will now have two folds).

9. Right sides together, stitch dress together at each side from bottom of dress through folded edge of sleeve, unfolding pressed edge on sleeve. Serge or zig zag raw side seams and press seams.
10. Fold each sleeve back along pressed edge and stitch close serged/folded edge of fabric, forming a casing for elastic and leaving a small opening (it’ll be a bit tricky to maneuver around your sewing machine so take your time and it’ll turn out great).

11. Stitch close to serged/pressed edge of fabric at neckline, forming a casing for elastic and leaving a small opening.

12. Cut 2 pieces of elastic, each 7″ in length. On each sleeve, insert elastic through opening using a safety pin and stitch ends together using a zig zag stitch, overlapping elastic ½” on each end.
Note: 7″ of elastic will allow for a chubby baby’s arm circumference. If after inserting your elastic it looks a bit loose for your baby, you may want to trim 1/2″-1″ off the elastic before stitching the ends together.

13. Stitch opening closed on each sleeve.

14. Cut 12” length of elastic. Insert elastic through opening using a safety pin and stitch ends together using a zig zag stitch, overlapping elastic ½” on each end. Stitch opening closed.
 
  
15. Serge bottom hem of dress, removing ¼” of fabric, or press hem ¼” toward wrong side of fabric (if you’re adding rick rack to the hem you’ll also want to zig zag stitch the raw edge before pressing it).

If not sewing rick rack trim at hem: Press hem another ½” toward wrong side of fabric. Stitch close to folded edge around entire hem of dress.
16. For rick rack trim, align outer scalloped edge of rick rack with bottom edge of dress and stitch around entire circumference of bottom of dress down center of rick rack. Overlap rick rack at beginning and end and trim excess.

17. Press rick rack to wrong side of fabric, leaving one scalloped edge exposed on right side of dress. Topstitch close to edge of fabric around entire hem of dress.

Great job, you are done!

Be sure to share your finished dresses in the Sew Much Ado Flickr group!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13266630492264440275 Jenny

    I love these little dresses, and they are so simple to make! Thanks for sharing it today! I hope all is well with you!!! Hugs!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12546288621924817904 Kristy

    Super sweet!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06101132263339427001 Southern Gal

    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14314319505059809423 Kristi

    Thank you so much for taking the time to make this pattern for us!! I can’t wait to make one for my little girl!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15105442356761794408 EmK

    This is my next dress project! It’s great, thanks for sharing the pattern and the tutorial.

  • Lynn LeJeune

    Do you have a larger sized pattern, i.e. 6-9 mos??
    Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Lynne – For now, it’s just a 0-3m pattern. I’m planning on making a full pattern with lots of sizes and options in the future that will be available in my shop though, so you can watch for that!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06496018948388792534 Jessica at Me Sew Crazy

    oh my goodness – so cute! I love the little ric rac around the bottom…Priceless :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02737334987729013382 Amy @ Increasingly Domestic

    Such a sweet little dress…thanks for the pattern!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14116453117846393044 Sabr

    This is the perfect little infant dress! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06791671469474918122 mjb

    Thank you so much for sharing your pattern and the tutorial:)Love your blog!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02399066183794757276 Attempting Aloha

    Cute!! I’m pinning this one. Love it!

    Aloha,
    Charlie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16611903493074181756 h. rae

    So darling! I would love for you to link up with my party at http://anoriginalbelle.blogspot.com/2012/01/make-it-yourself-monday-10-link-up.html

    Happy Monday!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00936268023331837288 Dani

    Thank you for sharing! These little dresses are just the cutest!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10116999120333989119 CBH

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Jan. 10, 2012. Thanks again.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11813486614826802548 Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

    Beautiful dress, and excellent tutorial.
    A few blog friends and I introduced a new challenge idea yesterday and it would be so fun if you want to join. If you have a second, check in at http://thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/09/imagine-the-impossibilities-challenge/ to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06371546628970539369 Stephanie @ Toastie Studio

    I think I need to make one of these for my baby cousin born a few weeks ago!!
    Feel free to submit this to my link party, would love to share it with more people!
    http://toastiestudio.blogspot.com/2012/01/made-monday.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06865563846924591282 Lindsay(PACountryCrafts)

    These are so cute! Great job! Pinning…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17879737326731007400 Our Delightful Home

    Adorable! Thanks for sharing!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05684514236592711220 Jennifer McLean

    I think these are so cute! THey remind me of my childhood. My mom used to make all my dresses and I refused to wear anything else! Love these.
    Best,
    Jenn from JustAddWaterSilly.com, hopping from strictly homemade

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05346104033707809468 marissa

    I love peasant dresses! they’re so quick and easy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15081205160714645429 Cameron Meerdink

    This looks great! If I get a chance to make one I’ll send you pics – you did an amazing job writing the pattern – it’s so hard, isn’t it?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17105219753858122134 Natalie

    This is the cutest little dress! On a scale of 1-10 how difficult would you say this would be for a beginner?

    By beginner I mean I just got a sewing machine for Christmas.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14514573517152001143 Kate @ craftwhatever

    This dress is SO cute!! One of my favorites out there! I will try and adapt this to my daughter who is 4. She has to have it! : ) You did such a nice job on the dress!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Natalie – First off, yay for getting a sewing machine! Second, I’d definitely get to know your machine a bit and practice sewing some lines on scrap fabric (you can also draw lines on paper and practice tracing them with your sewing machine). Once you’re comfortable with your machine, I’d say this is about a 2 out of 10 and you could totally do it. Let me know if you have any other questions and good luck!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11783102932597304256 Shawn and Cami and Max and Annie

    Seriously one of the cutest dresses I’ve made. Thanks! Looking forward to the others in your shop :)

  • http://palmettosandpigtails.com/ palmettosandpigtails.com

    Thanks for your pattern….I have made these in the past, but kind of just make it up as I go along (having to re-remember it each time!)…the patterns will be great to have! Come visit me too…www.palmettosandpigtails.com

    -Shara

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03818220592978383305 Sew Country Chick

    A simple and cute tutorial! Thanks for hosting the linky party.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12351780431929255186 Ruth Yoder

    I wonder if I could make this into a shirt for my 20 month old? Very nice job! Thanks!

  • http://www.garnergirl-loree.blogspot.com/ Loree Ellis

    I love this I am going to adapt this for my 5 year old. We do civil War reenacting ant this is a style that was prevelant in the 1860′s for little girls. Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you – not only for the adorable pattern but for now making it crystal clear how to add rick rack to a hem. Can’t wait to make this dress as part of a baby shower gift.
    Jess

  • http://twolittleredbobbins.blogspot.com/ Melissa @ twolittleredbobbins

    Love love love! I’ve never seen ricrac used that way, can’t wait to try it :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07746227863991216295 Jessica @ Plum Patchwork

    These are so darn cute – I especially love the one in Rainy Days and Mondays – so retro looking!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11626106108082905185 Sarah McK

    So cute!!! I haven’t been sewing for long, but I am excited to try making things for the little girl we will be having in April. But most of the things I see and love online are way too hard. I can do this and it’s so cute! I have all sorts of embellishment ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17525604056593782018 Kanchan Karai

    So adorable. I am going to make one for my little niece. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10126845081803963928 nisee

    I have been looking for this type of dress pattern everywhere!! Your tutorial is great!! I would love to have one in a size 2-4. What are the chances of getting you to make one?? Please………….

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04460395774928798150 Melanie@Crafty Cupboard

    Just finished one, can’t wait to share!! Thanks for the pattern, it came at a most opportune time!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07617149080630275877 AliciaAnderson

    I just made this dress in purple leopard print, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for the pattern! Any idea for a time frame on the bigger sizes? I can’t wait to tackle another one! I, too, just got a sewing machine for Christmas, so I’m on a roll! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10784269797425556547 Team Chamness

    Finished one last night. Very doable…even for a beginner like me! So cute. Thanks for the great (and easy for me to follow) tutorial!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00374586629502175461 April

    These are so cute! I really want to try this for my new little arrival, but I am a pre-beginner sewer. haha The elastic scares me.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16381910903950287653 Grizz ‘n’ Dove

    I loved making this dress (with fabric from a vintage sheet!). I uploaded the photo to your flickr group. I look forward to making more… and hopefully buying your pattern for bigger sizes :)

  • http://www.princesstafadzwa.com/ Princess

    Thanks for sharing this pattern. It was super easy to make.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13740959879745857040 Rakel

    Desde barcelona,felicidades por este blog,me encanta este vestido,y yo que soy principiante me va a ir genial, es lo siguiente que voy a hacer.Gracias!

  • JennyB

    I would totally buy this pattern for my 6 year old! Pretty please? :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06774515905417490090 Susie Q

    I am waiting (not so patiently) for my first granddaughter to be born today and I can’t wait to make her this dress! Thanks for sharing

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09274232877749006451 Amy

    I was finally able to make a couple dresses! Thank you so much for an easy tutorial, they turned out great!
    You can see them here:
    http://lifesjewelrybox.blogspot.com/2012/02/baby-dresses-my-first-project-w-my.html

  • http://sarahdudik.wordpress.com/ Photosarah Crafts

    I made a couple of these dresses from thrifted sheet material and they turned out great! So happy with the results, and I’ll definitely make them again.

    http://sarahdudik.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/baby-dresses/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10924059034025406870 Missy

    Oh I love it! I made my own version and added some lace to the bottom! check it out…

    http://lovepeacecreate-missy.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17831905137788673432 Womens Rights In Islam

    I did this without the elastic in the arms (i like the open arm effect) and i turned the himn a couple times on each area because i dont have a serger and my machine only does straight stitch!! took me about 10-15 minutes of real work time to cut it and sew it it was so easy!! just hope it fits her when shes born in june.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07550301306822458428 Shea and Katy Roberson

    I just made one of these dresses for a friends baby girl and it turned out so cute! I knew it would, but I am even more in love with it since the finished product is right before my eyes! Thanks for such a detailed tutorial and excellent pattern!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06774515905417490090 Susie Q

    I just made my first dress for my granddaughter Emaline! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00824563014601541138 Ally Waddle

    I just finished making this dress!! soo cute! Thank you!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05499201847699596248 Outside The Box Desserts

    Thank you so cute! Can I send a photo?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08639056100222531138 Jen@thecraftingfiend

    LOVE it! but it won’t let me print or download to print… :( I get the ” This web page has a redirect loop” and it shows a long web address

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Jen – Hmm, I just checked it out and was able to download it, so I’m not sure what’s happening (I know sometimes certain web browsers can have issues), but I emailed the file to you – let me know if you have any more problems, and good luck!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09344371215631916002 McKrola Family

    I, too, am not able to print this. Click on the link, and it allows me to select print etc.. but it just will not print. I tried it in two different browsers, Chrome and Firefox.

    I would really appreciate a file sent to me via email too. I looking forward to making this for my new little baby girl who will be born in august.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    McKrola Family – I’d be happy to email the file to you – your address is not linked to your blogger account so just let me know what it is and I’ll send it on over!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Just a note – some web browsers may not allow you to print directly from the print icon on Google Docs – if you’re having issues, download the pattern first, and then open the file to print and you shouldn’t have any issues.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09344371215631916002 McKrola Family

    Ty. My husband came home and restarted the computer and it printed!!!! Very excited to make this little dress. I look forward to larger dress patterns in your shop!

  • Sandra

    Hi,
    I’m a new sewer. I think I’d like the arms NOT to have the elastic in them. Do I have to alter the pattern? Do I make them slightly smaller? Please advise.

    BTW, any tips on sewing because you use the serger in this post a lot!

    Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Sandra – You can just hem the sleeves without adding the elastic, and they’ll just be slightly fluttery without having to alter the pattern.

    And no worries if you don’t have a serger – each step where I use a serger, I also give instructions for if you’re not using a serger, so just follow along and you’ll do great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08441513819908719045 Gali

    Did it!
    Thank you for the great tutorial.
    You can see it although it’s in Hebrew
    http://www.tapuz.co.il/blog/net/ViewEntry.aspx?EntryId=2305318
    :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07354259981848209637 Tiff

    So, so cute! I started making 2 of these dresses today for a sister and a sister-in-law who are both expecting little girls this summer. What a great tutorial! Super easy to follow.
    Thanks for posting this.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08762025718062119934 Janie

    Thanks for the great tutorial! I just finished a dress for my sister, who’s expecting her first baby, and it is ADORABLE. Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09344371215631916002 McKrola Family

    Does anyone have a picture of an actual baby wearing this dress?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    McKrola Family – There are a couple pics of babies in the dress in our Flickr pool, just click the Flickr button at the top of the page!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06729092180690058225 Whitney

    Great tutorial. I am just learning to sew and this was a great dress to start with. And very plan and easy instructions. But the dresses don’t look like “hey, my mom is trying to sew and she made me wear this” dresses. I posted it on my blog. I also put a link to your tutorial. I hope that was okay. thanks again!!!

    http://whitneysartspot.blogspot.com/2012/05/little-girl-peasant-dresses-from-t.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11450808986911204788 Emily
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08553740169739602557 Tammy

    Hello there! Thankyou so much for your fabulous pattern and step by step instructions. I am kinda a newbie and I think that with your instructions I got this…the only thing that is confusing me is the sleeves. I didn’t see a pattern piece for the sleeves. And because I am new, I have no idea how to just make them…can you please help me?
    THANKS so much for your time!!!

    Tammy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Tammy – the sleeve piece is the next page after the bodice pieces. Let me know if you still can’t find them, and good luck!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15245599266438704250 Mama Nic

    Thanks for this lovely tutorial! I featured the dress I made on my blog today. :) http://embracingalifeunexpected.blogspot.com/2012/06/little-peasant-dress-for-my-littlest.html

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13740959879745857040 Rakel

    Hello my name is Rachel, I made the dress Baby, I thought you would like to see-it, I leave the link to my blog.http://hechodetela.blogspot.com.es/2012/06/vestido-bebe.html
    Hope you like.
    hugs

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for this fun and easy tutorial! I am new at sewing (I got a sewing machine as a birthday gift last month). Your pattern and directions were so easy to follow. I made a cute little dress for my niece that will be born next month. Thanks again!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17153923983728738766 Juliane

    Thank you for this great tutorial and pattern. This was the first clothing item I made using a pattern (as opposed to just following a tutorial or making it up as I go). Now I feel much more confident :)

  • Anonymous

    Would this work if you shirred it instead of the elastic casing??

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Anon – Yes! If you look in our Flickr group you can see an example (it’s red-ish burgandy if that helps you find it).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03862437604872891361 Max of Max California ★

    I made this for my daughter {who isn’t born just yet} out of this beautiful slinky stretch fabric. It was so easy and straight forward, a real no brainer! Which is good when you have baby brain ^_^

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12863582993426876916 ach!

    O my! It’s amazing!

  • http://www.buyforlessonline.co.uk/ Playmobil

    Very creative idea and I think its not that difficult to do. I love color as well as the design.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01550954429722446588 A Misplaced Texan

    What is the final measurement from the neckline to the hem? I fear I may have made this a bit too short.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    A Misplaced Texan – Off the top of my head, I’m pretty sure the length is 12″ from the neckline to the hem. I’ll check on it and let you know if it’s different! It’s not a super long dress, but if you made it too short, you can always add a cute border or ruffle at the bottom to add some length!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07354259981848209637 Tiff

    I LOVE this tutorial. I have made 3 dresses so far for people I know having babies. Thank you for sharing this.

  • http://sewingbreakdown.blogspot.com/ خياطة وتفصيل

    THANK YOU SO MUCH ;)

  • Anonymous

    Thankyou very much for sharing this!!! Your pattern & tutorial was quick and easy to follow. Jess

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07762044667837895814 born ambitious. born imaginative.

    Thank you so much for the pattern! I made one too, added a ruffle and an appliqued butterfly. Here’s mine:

    http://bornambitous-bornimaginative.blogspot.com/2012/08/ruffled-peasant-dress.html

  • http://www.babymoos.co.uk/ Anna

    I love peasant dresses, they are so simple & quick, I tend to do my necklines with shirring because I’m lazy!

    Best thing though is they fit baby right through to a top, Woop!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02756723470252835196 Labrijoy of Reality Strikes Mommy

    Hi Abby, thank you for this tutorial. It’s perfect for my now 1-month old baby.

    I linked this tutorial in my blog, http://realitystrikesmommy.blogspot.de/2012/08/weekend-snipping.html

  • http://www.buyforlessonline.co.uk/ Playmobil

    Seems like its very easy to make. Many mom will love to do this for their little angel. Maybe they can still add some details on it.

  • Anonymous

    Hi Abby, love the pattern. I have been trying to print the pattern for a couple of days to no avail. I don’t usually have any issues with google, but it is not allowing me to save or download. Is it possible for you to email me the pattern? I would much appreciate it!

    peanutspansy@yahoo.com

    Thanks,
    Jennifer

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Jennifer – no prob! I’ll send it on over!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Abby! I look forward to receiving it and knocking a dress out soon for my friend’s brand new baby girl (born Thursday!).

    Jennifer

  • Tui

    Hi! great pattern. Would this also work if I added a waistline made fo shirring elastic? Would I need to add length?

  • http://sdrv.ms/RbtpjQ Jennifer

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! :)

    I just finished such a little dress for my newborn niece. It looks great. I added a little ribbon at the chest – looks a little like a bow tie. ;) The perfect christmas gift!

    Thanks a lot.
    Greetings from Germany.
    Jennifer

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Tui – yes, you could definitely add shirring to the waist! It’ll pull the length of the dress up a bit, so adding some length wouldn’t be a bad idea, especially since it’s a fairly short dress :).

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07229118742600722260 Phillippa Le Moullec

    Hi, I love the pattern and have bought the multi-size pattern too. Just one question – I saw the seam allowance is 3/8th inch, but are seam allowances INCLUDED in the pattern, or do I need to add them when I cut the fabric out? I mean, is the edge of the paper pattern the cutting line? Hope my question is clear.
    Many thanks for the pattern!

    Phillippa

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Phillippa – Both the free and multi-sized pattern include the seam allowances (meaning you do not need to add any), but the multi-sized pattern has 1/2″ seam allowances (the pattern mentions this, but thought I would too just in case!) rather than the 3/8″ in the free pattern.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07229118742600722260 Phillippa Le Moullec

    Thank you so much for the very quick reply!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07975481190087569553 Claire- theSITSgirls.com

    These dresses are so cute! I have a couple of little girls already in mind!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15108404172078919070 Krystal

    Thanks for the great pattern and tutorial. I posted a photo of my finished dress and link to your tutorial on my blog.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06990506561262382888 Lauren Patterson

    Thank you for this pattern! I made a double layer silk and lace dress for my daughter’s blessing. It was so adorable, thanks!

  • grammy

    Hi. I am not a real experienced seamstress and I am not great at reading patterns, but where are the sleeves in this pattern? Thanks.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Grammy – the sleeves are in the same file as the bodice, if you print/download one you’ll have both!

  • Tru Glory

    Absolutely loved this pattern, I couldnt find anything similar in the shops, and where I live it is 30+degrees, and a newborn needs something like this with a new belly button. Would love to attach a picture.. Thanks Gloria

  • http://www.odop.ethran.com/ Sharon

    Absolutely adorable!

    I’ve pinned this to my baby girl board on Pinterest, please let me know if that is not okay and I’ll remove it. I can’t wait to make this!

  • Anonymous

    This is so cute…do you think it could be made with knit fabric? Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06031899718855789141 Torres Family

    I just made one for my baby’s first birthday! It was so easy and turned out great. I already have a request for one from my daughter, and the wheels are turning to make one for me! thank you for your great pictures and instructions :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07044823065414717884 zeynep harikalar diyarinda

    LOVE them !!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13883276453614044524 Dianna Blair

    I love this little dress. However, I cannot get the free pattern to print. I keep getting a message that the page is not available.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00979652875337701490 Sew Much Ado

    Dianna – Hmm, I just checked and am able to print the pattern myself – I’m guessing it may have something to do with the browser you’re using or your security settings on your computer. Do you have a different computer or friend’s computer that you could try printing it on?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00300978788130172565 agn_k

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! :-) I made the dress for my baby: http://i-love-polka-dots.blogspot.com/2013/04/baby-peasant-dress.html

  • Speattle

    Thank you for the lovely pattern. I discovered it via threadbias.com. I made one up yesterday in the newborn size to give away to my daughter at her baby shower today. I used fabric left from a project I’d done for her when she was little.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00942324235883323270 Nicola Skipper

    This is a great pattern and so easy to make. Thanks for a great tutorial.

    I just scaled it up to todler size and made it out of one of my husbands old shirts. It looks fantastic.
    http://niddynoo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/shirt-peasant-dress.html

    • Glenda

      Nicola,

      Impressive!

  • http://www.just4baby.co.uk/acatalog/Quinny.html Affordable quinny buzz products

    It is really attractive. It is a lovely dress idea for my expecting baby.

  • Anonymous

    This is soo cute. I have been looking for the perfect idea for our family photo shoot at an old farm. I am headed to Joanns tomorrow to get the fabric to make my 2,4 and 6 year old girls hopefully as adorable as yours. Thank you for sharing……from a sewing newbie

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08292371226238139023 Katelijn Van Bossche
  • http://www.gourmetflyfishing.com/deschutes-river Renton’s River Adventures, Inc.

    Thanks for your tutorial. I can’t wait to try out this pattern. I absolutely adore the fall fabric use used for your daughter’s tunic. I tried finding some, but all the fall fabric I found was so grown-up looking, more like something you’d sew place mats with, not cute girl dresses; however, I have some fabric I bought for Go Texan Day in February that will be perfect for this dress.

  • http://www.neuemode.com/ McCall patterns

    It’s a very helpful website. Because there is different measurement in it. So I am very luck after finding it. Thanks for sharing this.

  • Anonymous

    Hi just wondering if you have a pattern for 6-12 month yet?

  • Anonymous

    Yay! I was able to sew this one! Now THAT is a m7racle! Thank you for the pattern.

  • http://truefitpatterns.wix.com/tru-fit Sara Lily

    What a great tutorial! I am absolutely in love!

  • http://www.nightowlcorner.com Linda

    I would love to have everyone check out my version of the dress at Night Owl Corner.com (link below). The pattern was so easy and the dress turned out super cute. Thanks for sharing Abby! I would encourage everyone to purchase the pattern that contains the larger sizes. I made matching dresses for my 3 year old and newborn:
    http://www.nightowlcorner.com/2013/09/big-sister-little-sister-dresses.html

    Linda
    http://www.nightowlcorner.com

  • sumitha

    will this dress(the red one) fits to 7to8 months baby? thnaks

    • sewmuchado

      Sumitha – It’s sized for 0-3m, fitting up to a max of about 12 lbs, so it will be too small for the majority of 7-8 month old babies. The multi-sized pattern does include size 6-12m, which would be a much better fit (it’s available in my shop).

  • Renee Procell

    I have made 2 of these little dresses for my newest grandbaby, and added pockets & panties to them. They both turned out adorable and was so easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

  • Janet

    I’m trying to print the 0-3 free peasant dress without any luck. Could you please advise.

    Thanks so much. Janet

    • sewmuchado

      Janet – If you download the pattern first before trying to print it, that will often solve any issues you may be having. Give that a try and let me know if you have any more troubles!

  • http://www.thedolezalfamily.blogspot.com Chrissy

    I just wanted to stop by and thank you for this great pattern. I am very new to sewing but was able to make a ton of these little dresses for our baby girl who was born earlier this year. They were so cute and I love that as she out grew the length we would use them as tops. Thank you!!!

  • Marie Danneels

    Many, many thanks for the pattern. So friendly to share it !
    Marie Danneels
    Belgium

    • sewmuchado

      You are welcome Marie! Hope you get to make lots of dresses!

  • Vickie Wheeler

    Thank you for this tutorial… It is great

    • sewmuchado

      Thanks Vickie!

  • Joy G

    This maybe a dumb question. But you say to allow a 1/2″ (on purchases pattern) for seam allowances. Is that included in the pieces or do I need to cut “extra”. I know on most patterns from like Simplicity & others that it’s included but I wasn’t sure & don’t want to cut too little of the fabric. I love this dress! Thank you so much for the detailed pattern!

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  • rosemarykasumba

    It is really beautiful and nice though i have not tried it out

  • Tammi

    I’m about to make two of these and I’m trying to decide on fabric. I love the softness of a good jersey knit but wasn’t sure if it wasn’t structured enough for this dress. Do you think it would work?

  • nancy

    I have tried for 2 days to download pattern to no avail. Would you please email it to me? Thank you so much.
    Nancy

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  • http://alphasbysusano.com Susan

    I adore this pattern but my grandbaby is one month old and it’s winter. Do you think that the sleeves on this pattern would still be full enough if I added some length to make them long sleeves?
    Thank you for sharing an awesome pattern.

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  • Sue

    Very pretty it looks so nice. Most of the patterns on the net look second hand. It seems mothers have cut up their old clothes or got them from an op shop they look so funny and made their child look odd. Yours are so clean and fresh.

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  • Melissa Graham

    Thank you so much!!! :)

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  • siti

    Thank u for sharing dear

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  • http://www.thepreppylittlepolkadot.blogspot.com Ashleigh

    This is the exact thing I was looking for! Can’t wait to make it.