Jess from The Sewing Rabbit shares a free pattern for making her First Birthday Dress. She designed the dress as a special present for a friend’s daughter’s first birthday. It’s a simple A-line dress from knit fabric, with a deep ruffle at the bottom and pretty flutter sleeves. It’s quick to sew up (she says less than 1 nap time) and takes less than a yard of fabric. As you’d expect, the free pattern comes in a 12 month size. If you need another size, you could adapt it or draw your own pattern using a t-shirt that fits your child as a sizing guide and her pattern as a shaping guide. Go to The Sewing Rabbit to get her pattern and the tutorial.
[photo from The Sewing Rabbit]