Pattern Description: This shirtwaist dress pattern has a rounded collar and front placket detail. Pattern includes two styles. Short sleeve style features folded cuff with sleeve tab, slightly dropped waist, and self sash with belt loops. Long sleeve style features A-line shaping and bias trimmed patch pockets.
Pattern Sizing:6 months - 3 years
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Absolutely. I'm really impressed with this pattern company. I had never constructed a placket before but it was very easy. Just take the time to make all the markings precisely.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I really adore that this is a classic shirtmaker dress - but in mini for kids. It's completely 'appropriate' but not old-fashioned and fuddy-duddy.
I love the fact it's got a collar and sleeves - nice for sun protection. I also love the little pockets and the attention to detail with the sleeves - cuffs and a tab. Very cute!
I downloaded the PDF and was very impressed with how it tiled together so neatly.
Fabric Used:Cotton lawn.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Instead of buttons I used press studs on the placket. I added cuttons on the sleeve cuffs and also as a feature on the contrasting pocket cuffs.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes. I loved making this and it's completely adorable and practical.
Conclusion: A perfect little girls' dress pattern. 10 out of 10.