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Date: 1/15/13 1:30 PM

I've been on the search for a basic toddler dress pattern using knit fabric for forever. I've used the Signature Dress Pattern with ok results, but the back & front pieces of the dress are the same & the sleeves are symmetrical, which, in my opinion, does not give very professional results.

Basically I'm looking for a good "block" I guess. With sleeves. And I'd prefer that it not require ribbing. Any suggestions??

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Date: 1/15/13 1:35 PM

I'd be curious to see the replies on this topic because I am also on the lookout for something similar.

I highly recommend this Ottobre Pattern

I've made it a few times and its very easy to lengthen it to a dress, which I plan to do also.

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Date: 1/15/13 1:56 PM

I made Kwik Sew 3861 recently.

I reviewed it here.

I got to see Ro wearing it over the holidays and it was adorable on her.

I didn't use clear elastic when sewing the front bottom to the bodice top.

I also noticed that the neckline comes down a bit - it's not a high, jewel neckline. The next time I sew it for Ro, I'm going to omit the back placket business and just bind the entire neckline. I don't think think she'll have trouble getting it on.

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Date: 1/15/13 2:32 PM

There's also this from Oliver & S:
Oliver & S

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Date: 1/15/13 2:52 PM

This pattern is on my table right now to sew!

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Date: 1/15/13 4:49 PM

I hope you review it!

I'd love to get a picture of Rowan wearing it because this top is so flattering! Another has been requested lengthened to make a dress.

Deepika - you'll have the luxury of being able to compare the neckline to other tops your daughter wears and decide if you want to do the placket or not. I noticed its facing kept flipping out when Ro modeled her top for me.

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Date: 1/15/13 6:37 PM

Check out the printable freebie Racerback T Dress Pattern from Crafter Hours. 3 easy pieces.
Cute summer knit that goes together quickly.

Luckypennymake has a cute "rock collecting" skirt.
Oliver and S has the free Popover Sundress with a matching one for her doll.

Note: On the Racer dress I don't like the bumps created at shoulders and armpits by the instructions for ribbing, so I sew all seams first, then add the ribbing, seaming at the ends, with the neck ribbing seamed at the back center. If you don't like/have the right ribbing you could finish this with bias too.
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Date: 1/15/13 10:21 PM

Have you seen the Kwik Sew Sewing for Toddlers book? Great old book with classic patterns.

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Date: 1/15/13 11:34 PM

There are several blogs that show tutorials for adding a skirt, woven or knit, to a T-shirt. So you could use a T pattern you like and do it that way.
Kwik Sew had a knit dress pattern I used when DD was little. It worked great. I don't think I have it anymore.

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Date: 1/16/13 0:52 AM

In the small sizes, I felt the sleeves ran very narrow. Make sure you measure them against something else in her wardrobe. Otherwise, it's very cute and easy to put together!

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