My kinder-girl loves knit dresses and I love to skip ironing so when the opportunity to sew up the Darcy dress came up, I quickly jumped on it! This dress is so darling, so unique and sews up so fast! I started the dress (because I love to procrafinate) at midnight and was finished and in bed by 1:30 am. Seriously! Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s dive into the pattern details!
The Darcy dress, for girls size 4 to 14, is a comfortable, easy fitting knit dress with several bodice/sleeve options: singlet or raglan sleeve . The skirt is pleated into a cocoon shape and features these amazing, HUGE pockets. As one fellow reviewer said, “I like big pockets and I cannot lie.” True story. The Darcy dress pattern contains illustrations to help guide you through step-by-step construction, has both metric and imperial charts for sizing, cutting, etc. and has the ultra-convenient layer option for saving paper and ink while printing.
I whipped up the singlet style, omitting the lace overlay, using this vibrant, slinky knit from Joanns that really disguised the center front and back seam on the skirt.The directions and markings on the pattern piece really helped to make the pleating a breeze! The pocket and skirt construction left me feeling like “WOW! How did she think of that?!?” but sewed up without any uncertainty due to the thorough and clear directions. I’ve got a mile long list of more Darcy dress requests from my two girls, and I know once you sew up one you’ll be hearing the same!!