Sewn: Toddler Ruffle Sleeve Dress

July 03, 2018

Ruffle Dress

Some dresses are made for twirling, and dancing, and jumping. This is the Flutter Sleeve Dress by It's Always Autumn and it's free in 4T. I shortened it by a couple of inches and added a ruffle instead of pompom trim.

Ruffle Dress

What I love about this dress is that it's quick to put together, and easy for an active toddler to wear. No fussy zippers or buttons to deal with. There's enough room that I think we'll be able to squeeze one more year out of it as a top instead of a dress. It also uses very little yardage. I managed to salvage this fabric from a pair of ill fitting crepe pants (this is what you get for ordering off the internet).

Ruffle Dress

Photographing toddlers requires a whole different set of rules. There was no going out to the yard or making it a big production. We danced around to her favorite music in the dining room instead. Maybe one of these days I'll get another good snap of us together instead of being the one always behind the camera.

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