What’s sweeter than lemonade on a hot day? Why, sweet tea, of course! And this little dress, “Sweet Tea,” not only looks as cool and comfortable as a tall glass of iced tea on a hot day, but it is perfect for lunching on the veranda, chatting a garden party, or relaxing by the poolside, where it can double as a charming swimsuit coverup in a gauze, terry, or lacy fabric.
This sweet little dress is so easy to whip up. There are no zippers, no snaps, and no hook and loop tape, so it’s perfect for everyone from beginners who want something easy to make to accomplished sewers who want something cute but quick to stitch.
Made in a wrap-around style that ties at the waist, this little beauty can be worn with the opening in the front or the back. The ties may be made of fabric or ribbons. The hem options are short and simple, or longer, with a deep ruffle to mirror the gathers at the neck and sleeves. With two sleeve styles and four hem lengths, there are multiple choices for finishing this dress. Plus, the blousy style fits most 14” dolls, including Hearts for Hearts Girls® and Glitter Girls.™
Adding trims or embroidery offers many additional variations to this easy little dress. Check out all the lovely versions made by our talented Pixie Faire Tester team. Make one or several. The Sweet Tea Dress might become your new favorite!
This pattern also comes sized to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Lightweight woven fabrics such as batiste, lawn, gauze, eyelet, seersucker, chambray, lightweight denim, or quilting cotton in small-scale gingham, calico, polka dots, chevrons, florals, geometric prints, stripes and solids.
Views A, B: 1/3 yd
View C, D, E: ¼ yd or one fat quarter
• 20” length of ⅛” wide flat knit elastic
• Thread to match fabrics and lace
• 3/8” round button
• Optional: 22” length of ⅛-¼” wide ribbon
• Optional: ½ yd. single fold bias tape for neckline (or make your own)
• Optional: ½” flat or slightly gathered lace in measuring up to 1 ¼ yd. yds. In length
• Crewel embroidery needle* (optional)
• Turning tools or tiny safety pin or bobby pin
• Rotary cutter and cutting mat for cutting straight tie ends, ruffles, and bias binding
• Pinking shears for optional seam finish
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 26 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full-size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
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