Hello All! I’ve got a new pattern to share with you today! The Perfect T-shirt Dress Pattern and Tutorial is a free pdf sewing pattern for girls in sizes 3 – 12. This T-Shirt Dress is a perfect transitional clothing staple that you can dress up or down, depending on the occasion, season and fabric used!
We’ve been back to school for two weeks now and are settling into the bts routine. Homework assignments and activities are starting to kick in, and we even had an unseasonably early cold front pass through. Not that it was really very cold, but it did give us a few cool mornings and delightfully pleasant (i.e., no humidity) afternoons.
While I know the cooler weather won’t stick around for long, I was still feeling enough inspiration to do a bit of sewing for school-appropriate clothing. The pieces I’ve been working on are more transitional type pieces. Perfect for adding a jacket, scarf or leggings for the cool mornings; but once the layers are shed, the items will be appropriate for very warm afternoons (and sweaty bus rides home, lol.)
The free T-shirt Dress pattern I’m sharing today is an absolutely perfect example of a transitional piece. Add patterned leggings, and a cute cardigan and your little missy will be good to go, no matter what temperature swings mother nature throws at us for the day.
The T-Shirt Dress pattern is available in sizes 3 to 12 with a short and long sleeve option. You will love how easy this dress is to sew.
The fabric I used for this dress came from Hobby Lobby last spring. I was just there last week and don’t remember if HL still has this green color, but the pattern comes in gray as well – which they still have. (couldn’t resist picking up a yard) I was just able to squeak out a size 12 from one yard of 59-inch fabric. Although if I had made a mistake, I would have been in trouble, lol.
Are you new to sewing with knits? Don’t be afraid! This is a great pattern to start with, and I’ve got a few tips on sewing with knits here and an entire category of projects to browse through for your next project. ==>> Sewing with knits.
Other simple patterns you might want to try:
- Bell Sleeve Dress
- Reversible Infinity Scarf
- Faux Shearling Vest Pattern
- Simple Ruffle Skirt Tutorial
- Flat Front Panel Skirt
The dress is a loose, swingy fit, so it’s super easy to wear and will most likely grow with your little one over a year or so and can transition from a dress to a tunic. (love dresses like that, lol!)
Over the last year or so, my missy has not been into wearing dresses so much, (unless it’s a maxi) but she absolutely loved this dress and was already begging to wear it to school. She had a darling floral triangle scarf in her closet that was perfect with the dress. (I think it came from Charming Charlie’s last year?)
And those bracelets she’s wearing – yep, I totally made those! It’s on my list of things to do to photograph the steps and share a bracelet/mini tassel tutorial soon.
Ready to sew this dress?
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