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Q's Pretty Pony Dress

Any new pattern for a little girl that comes into the shop is exciting for me. Especially since I have a little girl that I love to sew for. I try to make her a few dresses in the summer to reflect her personality and things she’s into.

Tiffani's Raglan Dress

We are lucky enough to live in an area where we frequently encounter horses on our evening or weekend walks and my girl just loves them.  She screams “NEH!” at them as loud as she can and gets so excited to see the horseys on our walk. That is when I decided she needed a dress with horses that she could “neh” at whenever she wanted. 

The Avid Seamstress Raglan Dress in cotton Ponies

Pattern: Girls Raglan Dress by Avid Seamstress
Materials: 1 yd 
Ponies, ¼ yd Primrose, 9” invisible zipper
Size: 3T
Modification: Adjusted the pattern to fit a size 2T

Quinn's Raglan Dress by The Avid Seamstress

The Girls Raglan Dress is something I had made before, and it was quick and fun with a simple construction. I wanted to make one for Quinn, but my girl just turned 2 and was too small for the pattern size which starts at 3T. I decided to take a risk and adjust the pattern to fit my tiny one.  I took in the front and back bodice pattern pieces at the center fold line about ¼”, which didn’t interfere with the fit of the sleeves. I did this to the facing piece, also at the center fold line, as I knew it would be affected. I also ended up having to chop off a good 5” in length and about 2” or more on the sleeves and I raised the pockets so her tiny arms could reach her tiny hands into them. I’ve come to love installing invisible zippers, so when given the choice with this dress, it was easy.  It’s such a polished and clean look, easy to install and even easier for dressing a squirmy and difficult toddler.

The Avid Seamstress Raglan Dress from Behind

 

This Stay Gold line from Aneela Hoey had the most perfect horses I could have asked for and I knew my girl would love them.  I chose to do a contrasting pocket with these beautiful yellow flowers, which I also used for the facing.  I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and I think she loves it too.  She calls it her “Horsey dress” and loves to put treasures in her oversized pockets. I think she might have a few more of these in her future.  

Quinn in her pony dress

Comments on this post (2)

  • Jul 28, 2017

    Oh so cute. The dress and mostly her. I want to make this also in a size 2. Thanks for the tips.

    — Suzan

  • Jul 28, 2017

    So precious!

    — Maya

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