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« on: August 14, 2004 07:59:37 PM »

I'm planning on making a simple dress for my 4-year-old little sister for Christmas. I have beyond-adorable fabric, but am in search of a good pattern. Who has any suggestions for a good, simple, easy to comprehend pattern for my project? Any and all will be appreciated! Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2004 04:58:14 PM »

justanyothergurl - I don't know any patterns that you can use, per se, but you can go online an check out most of the pattern companies for styles.

A simpler way is to look at a dress she already owns and that flatters her. If you are using woven, look at a woven dress, or if knit, then use a knit dress for a pattern. Find a good one and copy it. Mostly, little girls patterns aren't that complicated. Just remember to add a little for seam allowances(if woven) and to give her room to grow. This isn't much, at most 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Look at a multiple size pattern to see about how much her size differs from the next up. Mainly, add a little in the hem, since most growth is length in kids. That'll give her a little longer to wear it.

Vintage patterns from the secondhand store also work as some styles are timeless. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2004 06:21:06 AM »

It depends of course on the fabric, but how about this...
http://www.habithat.co.uk/product_info.php/products_id/6061
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2004 10:45:07 PM »

I made this dress for my niece. I got the pattern at walmart. If you want i could drawl out the pattern for you.



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