Hey, it’s Erica again from Lollipops & Paisley. Today, I’m talking to all you beginners. You know what some of my first dresses were for my girl? Peasant dresses. They can easy or they can be frustrating. Some fit a little better than others. My Childhood Treasures has an excellent beginning peasant pattern called the Anna Dress. You can easily take your basic skills to the next level by adding trim to gorgeous fabrics!
The Anna Dress for Girls is sized 2-10 while the Baby Anna Dress covers newborn through 24 months. With two sleeve options, long and short, and since summer is nearly upon us, I went with short sleeves. My girl also doesn’t like elastic on her sleeves, so I was thrilled to see sleeve option with no elastic! She also has instructions for a bottom border or without. The variations with this are endless. It’s definitely enough to keep a beginner busy perfecting these techniques before moving up to a more technical pattern!
This pattern absolutely beginner friendly. It even has images showing what to press and when. Learning to press seams early on gives your garments a more professional look even if you don’t yet own a serger. If you don’t understand one of the sewing terms used in her instructions and the image doesn’t make it quite clear enough, this designer even includes a sewing terms glossary at the end of her instructions, just before the pattern pieces. Don’t let experience hold you back from making a cute dress for a special little girl in your life. Head over to My Childhood Treasures and pick up the Anna Dress!
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