Easter Dresses to Sew for Kids
Easter is a bit later this year, giving us extra time to sew up some pretty fashions embellished with simple embroidery.
Sewing for kids is super enjoyable–the patterns are usually easy and not much fabric is needed. The dresses featured here are easily sewn in a few hours. Choose one or both for the littles in your life and get them ready for spring soirees!
This cute BurdaStyle dress is available as a Sprout pattern, which means the fabric print is entirely customizable using the Spoonflower fabric library. Make the center panel a solid color to let the embroidery stand out, and you’ve got a winner. Plus, the pattern is printed directly onto the yardage, meaning there’s no need to print the pattern, tile it together, tape the sheets and then cut it out. And you can choose a print and solid for the pieces, and they will print on the same yardage! Mind. Blown.
The dress fits sizes 3T to about 8, depending on the kid measurements. The sample was made from Spoonflower’s Linen Cotton Canvas Ultra, so it has a bit of weight to it, making it great for chilly spring days. Pair it with a long-sleeved shirt and leggings and then wear it alone with cute sandals in the summer.
The design is called Heartwood by Urban Threads, and the thread colors where changed to go perfectly with the chosen print.
The dress below is another BurdaStyle design. It’s an easy-sew number with fun pockets that have piping along the contrast fabric edge.
I made this dress reversible, by stitching the outer and lining hems together and leaving an opening for turning. For obvious reasons, the pockets don’t work on the reverse side, but that’s ok! More wearing options are worth sacrificing the pockets, IMO.
The solid fabric is by Denise Schmidt and the fabric prints are designed by Erin McMorris of FreeSpirit Fabrics.
Even if you aren’t celebrating Easter, there are plenty of opportunities for little girls to don cute spring dresses in the near future. It may feel like winter may never end, but sewing up some bright, fun fashions will help get you in the springy spirit!
Featured dresses first appeared in Creative Machine Embroidery magazine. Subscribe for more embroidery inspiration, tutorials and techniques.