Deer Polly Peasant Dress

girl's peasant dress patternOh deer! Let’s just get that joke out of the way, shall we? Today I’m sharing this fun dress I made for Lola using our Polly Peasant Dress & Blouse pattern.

girl's peasant dress pattern

girl's peasant dress pattern

girl's peasant dress pattern

First, we need to talk about the fabric (!!!). Is it fantastic, or what?! It comes in a panel, with one half the large deer print and one half the small deer print. I have to thank my deer (couldn’t resist one more joke… I’ll stop now… maybe…) friend An for helping me get my hands on it. It’s from Bambiblauw, and you can find it here (the website is not in English, just FYI).

girl's peasant dress pattern

girl's peasant dress patterngirl's peasant dress pattern

I made Lola a size 2 with size 3 length, which should fit her for awhile. She measures at a size 18-24m for chest and 2 height, but I really didn’t want her to grow out of it too quickly, and you can see that there’s plenty of room to grow.

girl's peasant dress pattern

girl's peasant dress pattern

For the sleeves, I left the elastic off, and cut them to have a cute little row of deer on each sleeve.

girl's peasant dress pattern

girl's peasant dress pattern

The fabric is fairly lightweight but still great quality, so I think this will be a great dress for Lola to wear this summer.

girl's peasant dress pattern

girl's peasant dress pattern

Would you believe this is still our most popular pattern, even after 2.5 years? Over last few months I’ve made one for a gift and one for Hattie, and it was fun to finally make this one for Lola. You know I can’t resist a quick and easy sew :).

girl's peasant dress pattern

girl's peasant dress pattern

Details:
Pattern: Polly Peasant Dress & Blouse pattern by Sew Much Ado
Fabric: Bambi Panel from Bambiblauw
Boots: Baby Gap

girl's peasant dress pattern

Comments

  1. Such a lovely model and how nice is the fabric you used to make this dress! Happy monday!
    Bisous,
    Ally

  2. Oh my, that is so cute! That fabric! LOL E would love it….best not show her till I brush up on my German ;).

  3. Love this fabric! The pattern showcases it perfectly.

  4. So very darling! I’ve had my eyes on that fabric company for a while. It’s also an excellent example of how fair skinned girls can wear pastel colors!

  5. Hi do you know how to check out on the fabric site. The first drop down box I am not quite sure what to pick. I don’t want to mess up and do the wrong thing. I love love love this dress pattern and fabric. Thanks Lynn

  6. That last photo is just darling. =) That dress is a great use of the fabric!

  7. I LOVE this fabric!!! It is so “deer” on your girl.
    Beautifully done, on your sweet model:)

  8. Oh she is such a cutie, and the new dress is darling :)

  9. I have made my daughter a dress in every size starting with 0-3. I actually made her blessing dress with the free 0-3 pattern, and it turned out really cute! We are now in the 6-12 size, but I’m skipping up to make a couple for a niece for her birthday. I have a question about the scallops. I did one for my daughter with the scallops, and every time I wash it, the scallops get really wrinkled, and I would have to iron it if I had time to. :) I was thinking of doing multiple top stitches in rows on the scallops, or possibly even using some fusible webbing in between the facing to give the scallops more structure before top stitching. Have you ever tried something like this? Thanks for such a great and easy pattern with so many options!

    • sewmuchado says:

      Hi Lynette! Hmmm, I haven’t noticed the same problem with the scallops on any of the dresses I’ve sewn, so I wonder if it has something to do with the fabric you used? I hear you on the ironing though ;). Either way, you could always try some interfacing on the hem facing piece to give it a bit more stability if you’re using lighter fabrics. Another thing that might be helpful is to use spray starch on the scallops – we had to starch creases into our uniform pants in dental hygiene school, and it held up really well even through washing, lol!

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