XOXO Dress by Mandy K Designs

It's that time of year when sewing rockstars all over the world are gearing up for some serious holiday sewing. Maybe you're ahead of the game and have everything planned out (or even sewn already!) but if you are still looking for that unique, extra special pattern to sew for the holidays, you really should consider this sweet XOXO dress from Mandy K Designs. It has some whimsical details that are sure to please even the pickiest of fashion palates and have you collecting plenty of Xs and Os! I'll send it over to Larissa to tell you more about it.

Hi! I'm Larissa, mom of two and owner of Ellie's Trunk on Facebook and Etsy. When I saw this dress, I immediately thought of this beautiful red and white dress that I could pair with a white sweater for Christmas. Obviously, my 12 year old had a different idea! We went with her idea as I want her to actually wear it! 

I would rate this pattern an advanced beginner because it has some heirloom sewing techniques in it but they are very well explained within the pattern. With multiple options, every dress can be a little different! For us, the adjustability of the bodice with the lace up is perfect for my skinny girl!

Lets get all the details out:

  • Sizes 12 month to 12
  • Fabric requirements: Broken down by pattern piece if you want to use multiple fabrics
  • Size chart, printing instructions, and cutting instructions, all right in the beginning of the pattern.
  • Layered printing means you only print the size you need!
  • Step by step directions

With a little one at home, timing my sewing is always a challenge. I was able to complete this in 2 evenings (with a lot of interruptions!) This pattern was a lot of fun and my daughter loves her new dress! We did leave off the waistband as we wanted to showcase her fabric choices!  This will definitely be sewn again!