Get your stitch on with this fun kid-approved design by Seams to Streams that is enjoyable for both sewist and recipient. Pockets that pop make this dress fun for little ones and the piping and side panels provide plenty of color coordinating fun for the seamstress.
This pattern provides a tip for hemming over bulky seams and is a great simple introduction to using piping. If piping has intimidated you in the past, cut your teeth on this easy application of the skill.
Designed for woven fabrics, the A Stitch In My Side Pocket Dress features a bodice lining and back hook and loop closure.
Try your hand at this unique dress, but take it slow or you may get a stitch in your side...
This pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: woven
Skill Level: Intermediate
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I made this dress as part of any upcycling project … I needed a fairly simple lined sheath style dress pattern, and remembered this one. The dress is made from a silk jacket and the print side panels were upcycled from a man’s silk tie, and while neither silk was a good choice (for multiple reasons!), the pattern was great! There were some different construction techniques that I really enjoyed learning, and makes me want to try it again. I did add a zipper back closure instead of hook and loop tape just to dress it up a little, and that worked well. I’m sometimes nervous about how the fit might end up on a straight sheath dress, but this one was a perfect fit on my modern AG doll.
This is a great pattern, but i made so many mistakes. My own fault. I unpicked more on this dress than i usually do in a week. When i make it again i will make it 2.5 cm shorter so her hand can reach the pocket. I used trim on the pocket, something i have not done since high school, and that worked perfectly, but i should have done a better contrast.
The pattern is so-named because of the cute pocket set into the side seams. Perfect for color blocking. I think you'll really like this pattern if you like to see how pattern designers manipulate fabrics to make new designs. I haven't sewn anything like this before. Love when this happens.