FREE Create Kids Couture Marilyn Slim Fit Peasant3:32 PM
Today's Free pattern towards our Free Pattern Girl's capsule is the Create Kids Couture Marilyn's Slim Fit Peasant Dress and top...
Today's Free pattern towards our Free Pattern Girl's capsule is the Create Kids Couture Marilyn's Slim Fit Peasant Dress and top.
This pattern doesn't need much of a review. With the free pattern you get the armscye cut out pattern piece. That means very little printing. It includes sizes 18 months through size 6 and lengths for both dresses and tops. The best thing is that the chart includes finished lengths, so you can be sure that you're making the right size. My only complaint is that the front and back are the same shape. This means less shaping to the front and back. BUT, it also means, your kid can't possibly put their clothes on backwards. FTW! Also, it means you're only cutting out rectangles and that means SUPER fast as long as you use a cutting mat and ruler.
I actually have a love hate relationship with Peasant Dresses. You see they're very good at what they do. They're excellent for fitting across several sizes as evidenced here and that's a great thing when you're making an entire seasonal wardrobe. You can see the size 6 on my 7 year old and on my 3 year old. I actually made the dress for my 5 yo, but she refused to take photos today. Whatevs.
So why do I hate them? There isn't much fitting and well, I'm such a stickler for fitting. But there's no fitting! Its always going to be "good enough". So as a quick, no fuss garment, they're perfect. Don't get me wrong, they're easy, they're fast and you can really fancy them up with layer upon layer of ruffles. But, its always just going to be "good enough." So while my daughters have a few of these in their closets, it isn't my main focus for garment construction.
If you're new to sewing, Makes these. Make TONS of these. They're easy, they're fast and you get lots of practice sewing nice straight lines, which is the key to good looking garments. And if you need a quick dress with limited time and no fitting, then make this, because you can't beat the instant gratification.