I'm more than a little excited to release my first dress pattern of the season! This dress was a collaboration with an apparel designer, Nemiha Studebaker.
I designed the dress and she drafted out the pattern for us all to use, and It's available as a FREE PDF PATTERN below.
This dress was inspired by my love for fresh pressed blouses on little girls, but the freedom of something mostly sleeveless and easy to wear. Double ruffles on the bodice, box pleats on the skirt, a side zipper and a button on the back make this dress ultra feminine but clean lines.
This dress features my Border Print Summer Night Lights, which makes for a very easy skirt (and dress!) design because of the large amounts of surface to draw from. This dress would be lovely with any other coordinating print on top, even some of the solids listed that coordinate with my fabric line from Michael Miller Fabrics. The possibilities are endless! There is pink/purple color way in these prints as well, which is super lovely to work with too! And I love the quality of this fabric...it's so soft and light, but still a tight, dense fabric. My daughter is super sensitive about the slightest bit of "itch" in fabrics, and she loves these:)
This pattern runs size 2T to 6, and was originally created to be a size 4, which is the size that is featured.
(Please note....if you downloaded this before 2/14/14 please download again as we made some minor changes in the alignment of one of the pieces)
Happy Sewing! I hope you enjoy making this! Spring is in the air, and I can't wait to see all the little girls who will be chasing fireflies this summer wearing their Wee Wander Dress made by someone they love;)