Sunday, February 15, 2009

Butterick 3477 - Fast and Easy Girl's Dress


This pattern is very similar to a swing top I made for Sara Lynn last spring. It was easy enough to sew up, and I completed it in an afternoon, except for the slip-stitching that is used to sew the lining of the bodice to the ruffled bottom of the dress. If you do not like to do sewing by hand, this may not be the pattern for you. It took about an hour to finish the slip-stitching.

I am very happy with the way the dress turned out. I sewed a size 4 for my daughter who is currently wearing a 3t. It should be perfect by the time it warms up enough for her to wear it this Spring. Included in the pattern package were sizes 2-3-4-5.

This pattern has instructions for sewing two variations of dresses, two different tops, a pair of capris and shorts. Very versatile. The instructions are a little sparse, so it may be a bit tricky for beginners. You need to know how to sew ruffles before tackling this one. (I like this tutorial for sewing ruffles.)

All things considered, I would definitely recommend Butterick 3477 to you if you have a little girl to sew for...


And I forgot to take a shot of the inside seams - they are soooo neatly finished! I am loving my new serger. No more zig-zag finishing for me.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is such a darling dress!!!!!!

HeathersSphere said...

Beautiful dress for that lucky little girl!

rhet825 said...

That is just adorable! Love the fabric, and your work is beautiful. I'm about to have a granddaughter to sew for; might need to pick up the pattern for a couple of years from now.

Been lurking for awhile; I enjoy your blog.

Ann said...

Oh that is so beautiful Melissa, wish I had a little girl to sew for!!! I've got a couple of dress patterns, you never know what the future holds! (I've hinted to my DS and DIL enough but they aren't listening yet!)

Hope your veg survived the frost, it's still too cold here but won't be long before spring arrives.

Angela Childress said...

I just did a search for this pattern, and you blog came up. I just wanted to say I loved your dress. And I love that fabric! I made a baby sling for my best friend from the same fabric.

Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I, too, just found your post from a search for this pattern and it really helped me decide which sundress pattern to go for! Loved your dress and I look forward to getting to work for one for my kiddo! Thanks!