Have you sewn a dress for Dress a Girl with Hopeful Threads yet? You still have 5 1/2 days to add a dress to the over 100 already sewn and donated!
Kristy has set a goal of 200 dresses total, and I know she’s going to far surpass that! I took one hour out of my crazy schedule this morning and whipped up this sweet little sleeveless dress. An hour of my time and a little fabric is hardly even a sacrifice to me, and to know that it will bring a smile to a little girl’s face and a little fun to her wardrobe makes it well worth it.
This is a simple modification of my free tank pattern. Just add a little length–I added 7 1/2″ to the 5T–and angle the body of the dress out to give some hip room.
I added a couple of pockets by cutting rectangles of cotton jersey, folding them in half and stitching them in place. After a quick wash and dry, the edges roll up nicely and add a little fun!
I sewed a quick line of stitches about 1/2″ from the bottom edge and let the jersey in the body of the dress roll up at the hem, too. Finally, a pretty “handmade” tag (from Night Owl’s Menagerie), and it’s ready to go!