Monday, April 25, 2011

Butterfly Dress: The Pattern & a Tunic

I feel badly that it has taken me so long to get this pattern up. Especially since it is one of the simplest ones of have done lately ha! I wanted to share a second outfit that I made for Evie using the pattern though and that meant another photo shoot ;) I have been really influenced by Asian fashion since moving here... Balinese styles in particular. I noticed the last time I was there that aside from their flowing light cottons and loose fitting clothing that they really used trim and bias tapes to the MAX. I thought it would be fun to use the Butterfly Dress pattern to make Evie a tunic where the bias tape plays a major role. The pattern can be found HERE on scribd.
I grabbed some Amy Butler Fabric and some soft grey cotton and went to town.
I made it in the exact same way I got through HERE except I added the large bias on the sleeves and the bottom of the dress.
I LOVE the flowing loose sleeves.
The easy on and off with only a single button closure in the back
I also added oversized pockets on either side.
With her comfy leggings she can do all the jumping, stooping and rock eating her little heart desires
The pattern is for a 24 month old and is the length you see in these pictures. If you would like it more dress length like the Butterfly dress seen here:

Just add a few inches on the bottom :)  Happy sewing!


  1. Love the thick bias tape. Evie is a beautiful model.

  2. Beautiful dresses and a very cute model!

  3. this is soooooooooooooooooo adorable!!! I am in love!!! I e-mailed you a pic of the butterfly dress I whipped up for Madeline this past weekend, we needed something less dressy for Easter, and this was perfect! But NOW I may need to make the tunic as it!!! Lol. Evie is such a cutie, I love your photos of her :)

  4. I'm really excited to try this one. Maybe a little shorter with some button up blooomers. Is that link working yet?


  6. Thank you can't wait to make one!!! Do you have a pic of the kids a go outfit that you also have in your pattern shop?

  7. This is my favorite dress that you have posted! I love simple dresses!

  8. I just adore it - simple and perfect! Love the wide bias tape!

  9. this is so cute! I love the butterfly fabric but I am a newbie sewer and dont know how to take your patterns and morph them into the size I need. Would you consider doing a post on how to resize patterns??? THANKS!

  10. Yes- Please show us how to change the pattern into a smaller size:)

  11. Clover and The Ceder House's I am not sure how perfectly it will work but I wanted to make this smaller and I just saved the file and opened it in photoshop and did a resize scale and then cut it down that way. I printed it and cut it out and it looks like its about the size I want. Thats the best tip I have! I hope it helps! Good luck!

    I can't wait to make this!

  12. Thank you!! I've been waiting for the pdf…

  13. Love this dress! I just wanted to know on what format to print the pattern? Letter, A4, A3? I have some experience with patternmagazines, but none with patterns on PDF's, so I'd really like to know.

    Marion from the Netherlands

  14. Hi Kelly, how did you choose which colors of leggings to buy Evie? I went to the I Love Colors website and was blown away by the huge color selection. I don't even know where to start.

    Thanks for posting the instructions for this dress. It is taking me awhile, but I am about 2/3 down with it. I need to get the proper color thread for sewing on the bias tape and hemming. Ok, maybe I am on,y half way done......


  15. This is so adorable! I'm featuring it on my blog today.

  16. I love this! thanks for sharing! Quick question: does Scribd normally charge for DLing? I have DLed some of your patterns before and don't remember it doing that. Thanks so much for all the awesome ideas!!

  17. Hello, I found this post via Pinterest & was wondering if you still provide the pattern for this top/dress?

  18. I also found your post via Pinterest, read through your lovely blog but have found that the links about the pattern don't work anymore :( Could you re-post or email the pattern? Please :D


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