Learn how to sew a simple A-Line Sheath dress with this free Girl’s A-line Dress Pattern and Tutorial!
A few months back, I was shopping at Joanne’s and came across this cute Madras plaid fabric. Madras is one of my favorite fabrics for boy/girl coordinating outfits. I grabbed two yards and (with the 40% coupon- madras is expensive…) I figured 2 yards would be enough fabric for a simple pair of shorts and an A-line dress. (She had the cutest little A-line dress from Crazy 8 that I wanted to try to duplicate.) I put off making the outfits all summer. I finally got them done in time for a back to school photo session.
I’m so glad I got these pictures done. I have a feeling this will be one of the last times I’ll be able to get them in matching outfits. (My 8 year old son announced that this is “embarrassing”… ) You can see a couple more posts featuring brother/sister outfits here.
What I love about this style dress is that it’s such a great wardrobe piece to help transition into fall. It’s still so hot here, (I just checked out 8 day forecast, we will be over 100 for several days next week, but lucky us, they are predicting a cool down by next Sunday- it will only be 97. )
If and when the weather ever cools off, she will be able to add a cardi for the cool mornings and just take it off when the day warms up. (I have a gathered cardigan tutorial here.)
The free pattern comes in sizes 3/4, 5/6 and 7.