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Little peasant dresses

Everyday Baby Sweaters and Polly Peasant Dresses

I forgot to show you these dresses I sewed a few weeks ago.

My intention was for them to be a match for the Everyday Baby sweater prototypes. I thought my niece could wear them together as full outfits.

Everyday Baby Sweaters and Polly Peasant Dresses

As it turns out, I love the sweaters, and I love the little dresses, but I don’t like them together, especially in the tiny sizes. Oh well. No biggie!

These first few I made using the free Infant Peasant Dress printable pattern from Sew Much Ado.

Polly Peasant Dress

Polly Peasant Dress

It would probably be more accurate to say that I used the pattern pieces, but I went my own way with assembly. It turns out the shapes in this pattern are nearly identical to the ones in my favorite shirt pattern (Simplicity 3835) so I just put the dresses together in the same manner that I have sewn about a million shirts for myself.

It wasn’t until I went back later and looked at the instructions that I noticed she constructs the garment entirely differently. It’s all good. Either way works.

Polly Peasant DressSince I’m super comfortable with this pattern, and since my niece won’t be a size 0-3 months forever, and since I do have a 2-year-old niece as well, and a couple of little girl friends who are almost five, and I think it would be fun to sew for all of them, I sprung for the Polly Peasant Dress pattern (also from Sew Much Ado), which is essentially the same as the 0-3 month freebie, but includes 10 sizes up to 6 years.

I sewed the hedgehogs in the 3-6 month size. Or was it 6-9? I forget now and the pattern is all the way upstairs 😉

It’s funny that despite evidence to the contrary, I still believe that these dresses are a perfect match for my little sweater pattern. I’m telling myself that the problem has been in the tiny sizes, and that it might be a different story if I tried it in a toddler or preschooler size.

I’m feeling quite stubborn about this, which means once I am done with the selfish knitting I’ve been working on, I will probably cast on a bigger size Everyday Baby sweater (or work up a prototype for the Everyday Kid adaptation I’ve been considering), and sew up an equally bigger Polly Peasant Dress to go with it. If (when) I do, I will be sure to share my results here!

A good wool and fabric combination

P.S. I’m thinking robot fabric for the dress, and leftover September sweater wool for the cardi. (And now I’m wondering why I never wear that skirt and the sweater together!)

P.P.S. I have no affiliation with Sew Much Ado. I’m just a happy customer 🙂

6 thoughts on “Little peasant dresses

  1. Adorable!!!💕💕

    1. Aren’t they? I love this pattern!

  2. So sweet! Thank you for sharing! And I actually think the blue sweater and dress look adorable together! Maybe it’s because the sweater is a bit shorter length than the one on the left?

    1. I think you’re right. The sweaters are actually about the same length, but I made a bigger size dress for the blue sweater. It’s much better. Thanks for the pattern!

  3. Those dresses are so cute, and go so well with the cardigans!

    1. It’s so fun making things for little girls 🙂

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