How to sew a Knot Dress pattern for girls: I’ve got a great free Knot Dress pattern to share with you today! This style of dress is super simple to sew since there are no zippers or buttons!
The best part is, you can mix and match your fabrics to look just like Matilda Jane Knot Dress. (And what little girl does not love a frilly Matilda Jane dress? – Plus, you get to say, I made that dress!!!)
(Looking for more free patterns? Be sure to check out my free patterns and tutorials page here.)
Making a dress for my daughter to wear on Valentine’s Day has been on my to-do list. I wanted it to be Valentine-ish, but not “scream” Valentine’s Day. That way, she could wear the dress anytime. I happened to be running a few errands near Joann’s and stopped in to check out their Valentine’s Day fabric collection. There wasn’t much to choose from, but I did manage to find 4 coordinating pink and brown fabrics, plus one sweet little birdie print fabric that kind of matched too.
After studying my selections, I decided a knot dress would be the perfect way to showcase all of the fabrics and I would add a little apron made from the birdie fabric. The knot dress ended up being a lot of pink and brown, but I think the birdie apron saves the dress from screaming Valentine’s day.
But since it was Valentines’ Day after all, I could help staging a little Valentine’s Day Photoshoot!
She loved giving the kisses, but didn’t much appreciate getting them back from her slobbery brother, lol.
Do you remember my ruffle dress/top tutorial from last year? (Odds are, you probably don’t .. that sweet little dress didn’t get much love- It was so cute and even included 2 pattern sizes…) Anyway, I digress… I used that pattern, with just a couple of tweaks, to make the pattern for this adorable knot dress for Valentine’s day.
It’s a pretty easy dress to sew, even though I was taking photos and doing other “mom stuff” throughout the sewing process, I still finished this dress in about 3/4 of a day. I also took photos along the way so I could share the directions for how to make a knot dress. The construction of this dress is very similar to my halter dress as well and is very simple. (That halter dress is another one that is great for beginners)
The dress I made her is a roomy size 6. (She will definitely get more than one year’s wear out of it.) I would liked to have made the skirt of the dress fuller, but when I got to the cutting counter, I noticed the skirt fabric was “on sale” for 9.99 a yard. (too much $$$…) To make her skirt fuller I would have had to double the amount of fabric and I didn’t want to spend that much.
If you do want a fuller skirt, I will include measurements in the tutorial. (It would be really cute!)
Isn’t his bow tie cute? You can find the tutorial for the bow tie here. He definitely got a kick out of wearing it.
Ready to Sew your own version of this knot dress? Head over to page 2 for the pattern link and full tutorial.