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May 7, 2011

Little girl's sun dress

This is something I worked on yesterday - little girl's sun dress! I used a pattern from Japanese website, called "Handmade no kokoro". The website has a bunch of free PDF downloadable patterns for babies and kids. The dresses are for "Pay it Forward 2011" participants, for those who requested to receive kid's handmade apologies for taking forever to do this!

The dress has only two pattern pieces: bust part and skirt part. It's really easy to make, and you can make it in so many different variations by using different fabrics or lace trims at the bottom of the skirt. The pattern is for 6 month to 2 year old, and depending on the size of a child, you can adjust the tightness of the elastic band that goes under bust.


Nomaliza Azman said...

This is cute :) Was it...? :)The fabric is so sweet and surely will look cute on any baby girl :)

Unknown said...

The is adorable.


NoxCreare said...

Very nice!!!
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marcy harriell | oonaballoona said...

oh this is so beautiful. it's getting to the point with my baby-friends that i need to start making clothes... so thanks for that linkage :)

and i've still not done my PIF either. you have a way better excuse than me!

Ai Dihayco said...

this is perfect dress for my little girl this summer. ill try to download the pattern to the link you've shared.

have a nice weekend!

Brittany H. said...

Girl, I want to make one in adult size for myself! Very cute. PS- you and your little one are so sweet.

You Are My Favorite

Samantha Nandez said...

How sweet!!

Brittany H. said...

PS- I made a little post about you today. Please come and see!


Amanda said...

This dress is simply adorable! I really would like to make one for my little girl but can't seem to get the download to work... :-( Is there a link directly to the pdf?

Amanda -

Chie - Vivat Veritas said...


Here is the direct link!

please note the seam allowance is not included in this pattern!

Amanda said...

Thanks so much! Figured it out on my hubby's computer... it just didn't like mine for some reason. Now I just have to figure out how to make it based on the pics alone since I don't speak Japanese... it will definitley be an advnture :-)

Lovin your blog!

Amanda said...

I hate to bug you... but I have a question on the waist casing. As I am going off the pictures for instructions it is not making sense to me. The front makes sense... but how do you do the elastic casing in the back?

Thank you for any help! :-)


Chie - Vivat Veritas said...


i was really confused by the elastic instruction as well! so i kind of did it my own way.
i sewed the bias strip (where the elastic goes in) about 1cm down from the top of the back skirt part, then fold the excess fabric and top stitched it. hope this makes sense.


Amanda said...

Thank you for the help! I got it done and it looks adorable! :-)