Polly Peasant Dresses {Floral + Lace}

Girl's Dress Pattern

I’ve always enjoyed sewing Easter dresses for my girls each year, and this year was no different! I used our Polly Peasant Dress Pattern and a couple of easy modifications to result in just the look I was hoping for.

Girl's Dress Pattern

Girl's Dress Pattern

At one point my plan was to make Lola a new dress, and have Hattie wear Lola’s Easter Magrath Dress from last year, but when I received a special surprise of the fabric Hattie’s wearing from the lovely Diana at Raspberry Creek Fabrics, I instantly had a new plan! I had placed an order for Lola’s dress fabric, and days later when I saw that Hattie’s floral was added to the shop, I was wishing I could have ordered it as well – I told Diana she must be a mind reader (or know how much I love florals, hehe)!

Girl's Dress Pattern

Girl's Dress Pattern

The two white floral knit fabrics are so beautiful together, and I love that they are very similar in some ways but are not exact matches.

Girl's Dress Pattern

Both fabrics are rayon spandex jersey knits, and they drape so beautifully! I knew they’d be perfect with the Polly Peasant Dress Pattern – the simple design lets the fabric do all the showing off.

Girl's Dress Pattern

Girl's Dress Pattern

Okay, to be honest, the fabric isn’t the only thing showing off ;)…

Girl's Dress Pattern

Girl's Dress Pattern

For the sleeves, I omitted the elastic (I’m still working on my huge roll!) so they could be flowy and add to the boho look of the dresses.

Girl's Dress Pattern

Girl's Dress Pattern

I added a few rows of lace from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores to the hem of each dress to give the perfect bit of detail.

Girl's Dress Pattern

Girl's Dress Pattern

Hattie’s dress is a straight up size three, and although Lola is about a size 2 widthwise and a 4-5 in height, I made her a size 5 with no adjustments so that it would be extra drapey on her.

Girl's Dress Pattern

Girl's Dress Pattern

Let me tell you, these dresses were fast to make, which I will never complain about!

Girl's Dress Pattern

My girls absolutely love their new dresses, and I love how comfortable they are for them to wear. They can run and play without feeling restricted, but still look dressy.

Girl's Dress Pattern

Need a last minute dress to sew? You can get your own copy of the Polly Peasant Dress & Blouse PDF Pattern in our shop HERE!

Girl's Dress Pattern

Comments

  1. Beautiful dresses and the pictures are so lovely!

  2. I love the lace around the hem! These dresses look so breezy and comfortable!

  3. I LOVE this pattern, but my girl is wearing size 7 right now. Can you recommend how I could take the size six and make it bigger so we can keep using it longer? I know you probably don’t have time to add more sizes to this dress, though if you took it up to size 10, I would buy the PDF again. My daughter is also begging for nightgowns and this pattern would be perfect. I’ve search but cannot find another peasant dress pattern I like as much as this one.

  4. I love everything about this~ the fabric and pattern are beautiful!!

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