Learn How SIMPLE
Digital Patterns Really Are!

Sign Up to Receive
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sewing Patterns eBook + a FREE Skirt Pattern!

BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest 2013 - 20s little d...

Added Jan 28, 2013

by euma

Alcala De Henare...






I made this dress for my four years old girl based on the Louisa Drop-Waist Dress pattern. I changed the skirt section to a pleated one. I hope you can see in the photos that I tried to match the bodice seams with the pleats (I don’t know why, but it was really important for me to do that). I also added a ribbon to the neckline and to where the skirt begins, and put two little bows, one in the left side of the front and one in the upper back, closing the neckline where the zipper ends. As this dress was made from a fine wool fabric, I lined the bodice too.

Material Notes

wool, grosgrain ribbon




Garment Type

10 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • 1a782239bacc076eefb6a41bcd5565c80c67da21_large

    Feb 2, 2013, 09.59 PMby euma


  • Missing

    Feb 1, 2013, 08.10 PMby Dawnqirl

    Adorable take on the dress…and what a little cutie the model is!

  • Img_20160502_133039_large

    Jan 31, 2013, 11.42 PMby elisana

    so cute! great job in the construction! I love to dress my daughter in vintage style too :)

  • Photo_272_large

    Jan 31, 2013, 04.56 AMby mwelland

    Beautiful dress. She looks so cute! Nice work with adapting the pattern to a child’s size!

  • 1a782239bacc076eefb6a41bcd5565c80c67da21_large

    Jan 29, 2013, 02.38 PMby euma

    Thanks!! As I explained above, for me it was very important to match the pleats with the bodice seams, and I’m very happy with the result. Everytime she wears it she gets a lot of compliments, so both of us are happy :)! I bought the fabric as a ‘final end’ and I’m using what was left in a dress for myself (I hope to post the project soon, right now I’m assembling the lining).

  • 6fi4d8xw_large

    Jan 29, 2013, 09.48 AMby VeroSewsStuff

    Very cute and great job adapting the pattern for a child. I love the pleating. The quality in construction is, IMO, in the details, so paying attention to matching the bodice seams with the pleats is a very nice touch.

  • 405a_large

    Jan 29, 2013, 07.12 AMby MojoHollz

    Super cute! That is a very nice fabric, great job!

  • 20170310_191639_large

    Jan 29, 2013, 06.35 AMby Mary Athey

    I love what you.ve.done.with.this. Its adorable on your daughter x

  • Fall_2012_025_large

    Jan 29, 2013, 03.35 AMby Bianca S

    This is so cute! I love the pleats and ribbon.

  • 374944_10151071264621548_1466190389_n_large

    Jan 28, 2013, 10.56 PMby Missy Janecke

    Awww, she’s so adorable in that dress! Wonderful adaptation :)

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 2 people added it