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Wanting to take a mini-break from all of the adult sewing I am doing for Project Sewn, I decided to delve into a fun kids dress earlier this week. I had picked up this awesome citrus looking fabric at my local fabric store while shopping for one of my looks, I just couldn’t help myself. It was so summery, and just what the doctor ordered…

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Once again I found myself using the infamous Party Dress free sewing pattern courtesy of Lindsay at The Cottage Mama. I swear, I use this pattern all of the time. It is such a fabulous bodice block starting off point.

A basic bodice block can lend itself to so many different variations. They are always excellent to have on hand for every dress size – women and children alike.

And to top it off, I slapped a big ole bow on it. Why the heck not after all. Bow Big or Bow Home. I got that from a wedding website, but I liked it so much I decided to use it myself – ha!

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Let me show you how to make this dress.

Supplies:

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Instructions:

Cut out all bodice pattern pieces as instructed. Once again, I used the Party Dress free ePattern found here.

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And you are finished!

My daughter literally squealed with delight when she saw this dress, then immediately began to fill up the pockets with treasures (aka rocks). Its always the little things, isn’t it.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! And until next time…Happy Sewing!

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