I’m so happy to announce that FINALLY I have a clothing pattern in the pattern shop! I’ve made my little Marian clothes in the past but grading sizes was a terrifying mystery I just wanted to avoid. Basically, unless you had a child exactly the same as my child, I wasn’t sharing. But, thanks to a class with Lauren Dahl through BurdaStyle I’ve finally tackled it and the results are fantastic (if I do say so myself)! So I would like to formally introduce you to, The Cora Dress!
The Cora Dress is an easy fitting play dress you can whip up in 2 to 3 hours. It has a snap open front, cute ruffle detail, and is fully lined with zero exposed seams so it can be worn and washed again and again. Also, according to my pattern testers, even a beginner can stitch one up. The dress is designed to be somewhat boxy so it can grow with your child for months and months of use. Sudden growth spurt? Throw on some leggings and keep playing! Fall’s coming? Add a little cardigan and you’re set to go! To make things that much better, even the largest size (6T) only requires 1 1/2 yards and a little lining!
For some perspective, my daughter, Marian, is 21m old, 33″ tall, 20″ chest and waist, and is wearing the 24m size. Her little gray dress is made out of a printed cotton and the gingham version below is a medium weight linen. Scroll down to see some of the photos submitted from my lovely pattern testers.
12m from Kathleen Gaines of Sophia’s Pretties | 4T from Gisela de Matos from Petit Gigi | 6T from Brooke Park of Beachpeach Designs | 2T from Scheryka of Schey Flemming Style | 5T from Laura Graybill of Handmade by Lolo Z