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Birthday dress for a 4 year old

May 18, 2021

Don’t you just love it when you can use a sewing pattern over and over again? I have used New Look 6309 many times before to make pretty dresses for little girls. My daughter is too big for the pattern now, but it still comes in handy for making dresses for daughters of my friends. This dress was a very satisfying make because I was able to use up some fabric left over from a previous project, and I knew the bold, bright floral design would be popular with the recipient!

This time I sewed my label into the skirt side seam rather than into the back bodice lining.

The collar was an added bonus to the dress (you can make it without if you like). I had bought some fat quarter solid colours for making rainbow bunting a while back and had just enough of the turquoise to make the collar (but sadly not a matching sash). I also had enough scraps of white poplin to line the bodice. Perfect!

Back view, centred zip fastening

The dress is just as happy as the little girl who wears it 🙂

  1. anne carter permalink
    May 18, 2021 9:38 am

    That’s beautiful and what a good idea to sew your label to the seam. I get irritated by labels at the back of my neck!

  2. May 18, 2021 11:58 am

    That is such a sunny, happy dress Tabitha – beautifully sewn. Thanks for flagging this pattern up, it’s not one I’d seen before and I love to make dresses for my grandaughter. Great idea to put the label in the seam!

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