Sewing for Girls…Soft Floral Dress or Top

My girls just love the comfort of knit dresses and tops. They feel more like store bought clothes and they are so soft, who can blame them?

And with so many beautiful knits by Art Gallery Fabrics, it is easy for me to make them lots of tops and dresses.  Last week, I used Simple Life Pattern Co’s pattern Isla’s Infinity Tunic & Dress.  It such an easy pattern, perfect for all the beautiful knits I want my girls to wear!

The pattern has several options but I chose to keep things very simple in order to showcase the floral fabric.  I chose the drop waist, simple back, gathered skirt, and long sleeves.  I love adding cuffs to my knit sleeves, so that was the only modification that I made to the pattern.

This pattern is such a quick sew, I can make one in an evening.  The bodice is lined so it feels like a very sturdy dress or top when it’s all done.  I think you could even make this into a maxi dress for older girls with no problem (the pattern goes up to size 12).

I’m loving the long sleeved knit florals for spring.  They look and feel so cozy, there’s no need for a sweater in this lovely spring time weather. And my girls never seem to want to put one on, so this way at least their arms are covered!

For the top, I used Millefiori Ethereal from the Ethereal Fusion collection by Art Gallery Fabrics.  I just love the loose flowers with the pinks, blues, and gold.

And for the dress I used AGF’s Bohemian Charms Abloom from their Abloom Fusion collection.  Doesn’t this fabric make for the PERFECT little girl’s dress?  A nice dark color so it doesn’t show the dirt, but still very girly. I may be making one of these for myself soon!


This is my new go-to pattern for everyday dresses for my girls.  They are perfect for school and church…even flower gathering…And of course, sharing sillies with your sister!

How about you? What do you have planned for your next project?  Please let me know in the comments below!  I’m offering my readers 15% off when they buy Bohemian Charms or Millefiori Ethereal from my Etsy fabric shop. Just use the code ISLAPOST (expires 3/16/17)  when you checkout.  Tag me on Instagram or Facebook with your creations, I love to hear!

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