Toddler button dress

The dress from last week was actually for a set of toddler twins. I cut both of the dresses out at the same time from different patterns without really paying attention to the specifics until I went to sew them. It turns out the pattern for this dress is about 5″ shorter than the one from last week. That’s a big difference when you’re giving two dresses to a set of twins.

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Vintage Pattern Toddler Dress

I mentioned in this post, this post and this post that my husband’s aunt gave me a huge bag of patterns she used to sew clothes for herself and her two daughters, and I can’t believe how much use I’ve gotten out of them. I’m the same size she was in the 70’s/80’s, so I have this amazing stash of vintage patterns that just happen to fit me. Some of them are a little too much to wear these days, but really, it’s only a matter of time until these things come back in style.

I hadn’t used any of the baby/children patterns until I made this overall dress last week. It was really easy to make, and in my biased opinion, I think it turned out really cute. I made a couple of changes to what the pattern calls out (details below), but otherwise I would totally recommend this pattern for beginning sewers.

pink dress

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