Simple Toddler Pinafore
Sometimes patterns are so simple and sew up it's hard to believe I don't get around to doing them quicker. I pinned this one year ago... why oh why did it take me so long to actually SEW this!? Hmm maybe because that post only gave an idea of the pattern, not one you could just print. Don't worry though I made sure to save my pattern to share with you. Which means you can print it out and be done with this cute dress in less than an hour!
Look at that girl! She is cuter than cute! And the dress is reversible! So she asked to wear it two days in a row. You know this aunt right here felt so very special that her little neice loved it so much.
My heart melts looking at how cute she is. Here's the pattern I drew out and used. It JUST fit her though (18months), the neck could have been a bit larger so if I were you I'd extend the straps by an inch (added into pattern PDF).
Download the pattern for free here.
Cut out two complimentary fabrics on the fold. Add a quick pocket if you like. Then place right sides facing together and sew along each armpit and then around the entire outer edge. Leave the top of a 4 straps open. Use one of these openings to pull entire dress through so it will be right side out. Iron flat and top stitch around all edges (just don't close off the strap openings yet). Final step, cross the straps in the back and fold over one edge so the front strap fits into the back strap piece, sew one line across each and you're done!
The back is open so make sure she's got a cute diaper cover on, her bum is suppose to stick out a bit. Another plus, this dress makes for super easy access when potty training, making this dress cute AND functional. Double bonus!
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