I'm back after much lurking around here to find something easy to make for my yard sale, however I didn't find what I wanted so.... I went to my pattern file cabinet and found a vintage pattern I had forgotton about. It was just the thing I needed, quick,fast, and in a hurry! I don't have any little girls(they're all grown up) but I figured maybe somebody might want these at my yard sale, so this is what I made from this pattern.
I hope you like!
And here's the pattern
and the blurry instructions...sorry!
Body.....16 1/2" from top to bottom on the side that you fold.
across the top of the body.......5"
across the bottom 12"
on the side where the sleeve is cut out..14 1/2" from cut to bottom of body.
Oh and I measured the two body pieces that were in the envelope and both front and back are the same so I just cut 2 bodies from one piece.
For the neck piece cut (2) on the bias 6 1/4" x 2 1/2", fold long edge in half wrong sides together,press. Pin each one to neck on the WRONG SIDE after gathering, sew across and trim seam slightly,turn to outside and press, fold over and sew across.
For the armhole/strap pieces cut(on the bias) (4) rectangles 15 1/2" x 2 1/2" take 2 of them and sew across the short end right sides together,do the other one same way so you have 2 long strips. After you sew them at the end, fold in half longways and press folding up each end to hide raw edge.Pin to WRONG side of armhole starting at side seam, then sew about 1/2 seam, trim seam and fold over and press down. You will see the straps forming, turn in raw edges and sew each strap down to the end. I find it easier if you sew the armhole on first and then go back and sew the straps down.
All is left is to sew up the side seams and the hem.Then attach lace or trim if desired.
Any questions? Just holla........
Thanks for looking!