Flowers & Denim Dress for Little Girls

Hello Everyone! Today I brought another sewing project. I made this cute little denim dress for my little girl and I’m so proud of how it turned out. =D After making my cute Pillowcase Dress I knew I had to make some more dresses!

Flowers & Denim Dress for Little Girls

Flower & Denim Dress for Little Girls Tutorial #denimdress #dresstutorial

I loved so much how this denim dress turned out. When we were in Miami she used it as a simple dress and now here in Bogotá, she wears it with leggings and a long-sleeve shirt underneath and it looks so cute!.

It was simple enough to make for someone who is not even close to a pro LOL.

I used this New Look Pattern by Simplicity that my mom had bought at Walmart and never used it LOL. I’m planning on making a few more of this LOL anytime soon. I followed the step by step so I could understand and not screw it up LOL. Of course I made a couple of tweaks because I didn’t like a few details that I’ll explain along the way.


What You need:

  • 1 m {1 yard} denim fabric. {150 cm/1.5 yards width}
  • 50 cm {0.5 yards} contrast fabric and facing {150 cm/1.5 yards width}
  • 6 1/2 Inch Buttons.
  • 1 cute ribbon bow applique.


Ok so, As I mentioned, I followed every step of the tutorialthat comes with the pattern. It’s really good. I had a few stuck moments because I don’t really understand much sewing terms so I had to get used to it. Once I got the hang of it everything went smooth!.


You can find these great patterns in Walmart ad also online. {this is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to let you know where to find it in case you like this dress and want to make one!}


Ok. Is started transferring the pattern to another paper so my original pattern don’t get damaged in the process. Then I cut each piece.




I place them on the fabric {folded} and start cutting.


The only piece I did differently was the front and front facing. I place the front with the center along the fold and let it like that, didn’t cut the fabric on the center. The front facing I cut the 1 cm of seam allowance and did the same as the front piece.


Let’s start.


Stay-stitch front, back neck edges 1/4 inch {6mm} from cut edge. I also made a tight zig-zag all around the edges to avoid fraying. I know some machines does this and even better but mine is a simple basic one so I do it like this!


The original pattern makes you stitch the front center because you are supposed to cut each piece with no center fold. But since I didn’t I would still have the seam allowance which would cause the pattern to be a bit bigger in the front. What I did was to make a pleat in the middle of the neck.


I folded with right sides together and stitched center front seam just like I would in the original instructions but only 1 1/2 inches.




With right sides together stitch front and front facing: armhole, shoulder, neck, shoulder and armhole. Turn right side out.



Now with right sides together stitch together each back side and back facing. Turn right side out. I did this like this just because It has happened to me before that stitching first facing pieces and then stitching it to the back, the sizes don’t match so this way it doesn’t matter.



With right sides together, stitch center back seam of dress.



Fold back band in half, lengthiwise, with right sides together. Stitch in 3/8 inch {1cm} seam, leaving end with small and large dots open. Trim corners.


Turn band right side out; press. Make button holes in left band only. On right side, pin band to back at side seams, around the waist line {in the pattern following the dots} having raw edges even, {making sure to pin band with button holes to the left side}. Baste.




With right sides together, stitch pocket section together in 3/8 inch {1cm} seam, leaving an opening edge of pocket to turn. Trim seam, clip curves.



Turn pocket right side out; press. Slip-stitch opening closed. On right side, stitch upper edge of pocket between large dots {marked in pattern}.


On right side, pin pocket to front on an angle, matching large dots {also marked in pattern}. Stitch lower edge of pocket between large dots.



With right sides together, stitch front to back at side seams.



Press up hem. Press under 1/4 inch {6mm} on raw edge. Stitch to inner pressed edge. This measure an vary according to how long you want the dress.


Make button holes in back at shoulder straps. Place buttons in front piece using button holes as guide. Adjust to fit if necessary. Sew buttons in place.

Lap Left band over right side, matching center back. Sew buttons under button holes.



The last detail was sewing the ribbon button to the center neck pleat. Tadaaa!






Now it’s your turn!!! What do you think??? Do you like how this denim dress turned out? Have you made a dress like this? Or have you used these patterns before???





Cami @ The Crafting Nook by TitiCrafty

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I have 13 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on Flowers & Denim Dress for Little Girls

  1. avatar
    November 6, 2014

    Such a lovely dress and love those pocket! Great tute, I always love step by steps as sometimes the written instructions are complicated!

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    Patti says:
    November 4, 2014

    Super adorable. Reminds me of the Holly Hobby dolls when I was a kid.

  3. avatar
    Naznin says:
    October 31, 2014

    Wow!. The dress is just so adorable!. Soo gorgeous ♡.. She is a cutie!

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      Camila says:
      November 1, 2014

      Awww thank you Naznin! I’m super glad you like it!!!

  4. avatar
    Tania says:
    October 30, 2014

    Hi Camila, Tania here! This dress is absolutely adorable and your daughter is too cute. I look this look, you’re so very creative. 🙂

    • avatar
      Camila says:
      October 30, 2014

      Hi Tania! Happy to have you visiting! Thank you so much. I love how she looks on it too!!!

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    Amy mayen says:
    October 30, 2014

    What a sweet dress! It’s lovely in denim. Great sew!

    • avatar
      Camila says:
      October 30, 2014

      Thank you Amy! I truly appreciate it. Coming from you is a total compliment!

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    karissa says:
    October 29, 2014

    What a cute little dress.

    • avatar
      Camila says:
      October 30, 2014

      Thank you so much!

  7. avatar
    Marilyn says:
    October 29, 2014

    This jumper is simply adorable! You did a fabulous job!

  8. avatar
    Erica Brooks says:
    October 29, 2014

    That dress is absolutely adorable. You’re inspiring me to learn to sew. I would love to make cute dresses for my daughter.

    • avatar
      Camila says:
      October 30, 2014

      Yayyyy I love inspiring others! I love sewing, even though I’m not even close to be a pro. If I don;t have the pattern and the instructions on my side I wouldn’t be able to put it together LOL. But I do love sewing! and Emma Loooved it!

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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