Monday, 25 November 2013

A little lady's summer dress - gathered elastic dress with shoulder straps

Hello there, I am back again. Disappeared into the land of sewing for a while.  Been sewing some simple dresses for my toddler for this hot summer season.  So this is one of them.

summer dress
Summer dress for toddler girl

Summer dress with shoulder straps
Summer dress with shoulder straps

This is where I got my patternless little girl's dress and tutorial:

Fabric used: polycotton mix and match floral print 112cm width x 19" length (for main dress)
Straps - pink poplin fabric, 2 pieces of 10"length x 3" width

Seam allowance 1/2" or 13mm
Elastic band 20mm width x 51cm or 20" length.

This dress measures 17" length from chest to bottom of hem. The straps were sewn to the top of the dress bodice about 1" from edge.  Size is made for 2 to 3 year old.

Shoulder straps measure 1.5" width x 8" length when sewn.