Have I mentioned yet how fantastically easy and fun circle dresses are to make for little girls?? My kids are obsessed and so am I!
I made my 3 big girls knit circle dresses out of a turquoise cheetah print fabric this summer and they have worn those things ragged! I drafted my own pattern for those but forgot to save my pattern. Doh.
I bought Sew Much Ado’s Pretty in Peplum pattern a while back cause it is AH-dorable and decided to just hack it for the next couple circle dresses.
I just measured my girls from their natural waist to their knee. Then I cut out all the pattern pieces needed for the Pretty in Peplum top, and just added enough length to the peplum part to turn it into a knee-length skirt. For example, if the peplum was originally 7 inched long, and my girls waist-to-knee measurement was 15″, I just added 8″ to the peplum and bada-boom: a circle dress!
My only other change to the pattern was taking in the bodice a bit because my girls are still kinda puny. The lavendar floral I bought on a FB fabric destash page and don’t know the source (sorry!) but this amazing turquoise floral is a big seller on Girl Charlee. I’ve also used it for mini Hudson pants which looked WAY cute 😉
I plan on making these till my kids go to college!
HeidiNovember 23, 2015 at 4:09 am
Your girls are crazy adorable!! Clara is going to wish you were her mom, she loves dresses, and choosing fabric, but her mom, alas, does not sew! : )
BonnieNovember 26, 2015 at 4:55 am
Yet then I’m like a slave, sewing to their demands all day and all night. Cinderella, I tell ya.
LaraMay 10, 2016 at 7:03 pm
These are crazy cute!! I’ve had the itch to see again. This would be perfect.