New dresses for my girls and OH SO PRETTY! I’m so excited about this uber feminine kids knit dress pattern! Puff sleeves. Twirl factor. Scoop back. Swoooooon!
Periwinkle is the latest dress pattern from Peony Patterns. It’s designed for knit fabric (the stretchy kind!) such as rayon lycra, cotton lycra, double brushed polyester, bamboo spandex, ITY, etc. Beginners can definitely tackle this one too! It’s not a super duper fast sew, because, ruffles. So you’ll need your sewing machine for this one, and if you have one, a serger/overlocker too.
This dress is available in kids sizes 1 – 14. It comes with two necklines – square and scooped (you can also mix and match them). The back is lower than the front. It also comes with 3 skirt options – gathered, gathered and tiered, and circle. It’s designed to be vintage length – of course you can make it longer if you wanted to. The bodice is lined too, so you can have most of your seams hidden inside the lining.
I chose ITY for these dresses. Fabric Mart usually carry a ton of it and happened to have this one on sale a few weeks ago for $4.80 p/yard, so I was able to make both of these dresses for a grand total of…. $10! (I bought 2 yards).
For my eldest, I made a size 5 chest, lengthened to 9 in the bodice and 10 in the skirt. I made the square neckline and tiered skirt for hers. My youngest is wearing the rounded neckline in a size 3, lengthened to either a 4 or 5. I’m blanking now!
Instructions in this pattern are very clear – each step is accompanied by a photograph. There’s also a Facebook group you can go to for more inspiration or if you get stuck! The sizes are all in individual layers within the PDF file, so you can print just the sizes you need as well. Alternatively, there is a projector file if you’ve gone next-gen with your sewing ;-).
I really love how this dress turned out and can see myself making quite a few of them! Be sure to grab your copy of Periwinkle while it’s on sale (deal ends May 2, 2021 at midnight US Pacific time).
Disclaimer: I received this pattern complimentary in exchange for testing it