Friday, March 14, 2014

Free Pattern Friday: Sewing Mama RaeAnna's Cuddle Bouquet Peasant Dress and Ruffle Pants

With all the patterns available (many of them free) for peasant tops/dresses and ruffle pants, it's kind of amazing to me that in the time I've been sewing I've made ONE peasant dress
I've decided that, while I'm decidedly NOT a fan of the double and triple ruffle pants so common in "boutique" clothing for children, I do love peasant tops/dresses. And after I tried out the free pattern from Sewing Mama RaeAnna for a coordinating set, I think that a single ruffle is pretty cute!

Especially on such a cute little model. ;)

This pattern was designed for stretch fabrics, specifically Cuddle (trademark Shannon Fabrics). It's a size 2T, which would probably be perfect for Natalie. However, I had two coordinating half yards that I was dying to use for Sam, and I hadn't come across the perfect pattern for them yet! Until now.

This is non-stretch, woven cotton, so I knew it would fit a little differently right off the bat. I used a slightly larger seam allowance (5/8", the pattern calls for 3/8").

Get this monkey outta here.
I ended up with an adorable little outfit that fits Sam wonderfully! (She wears 9-12 or 12 mo in ready-to-wear clothing.) If anything, it's a *tiny* bit big, which just means she'll wear it a little longer - I hate to make such cute clothing and have it worn only once or twice!

Sassy Pants wouldn't look at the camera; her sister was much more entertaining.

What a great pattern - free, so cute, and it even converted me (just a LITTLE) to ruffles! ;)


  1. Haha!!! Welcome to the dark side! ;-)
    I'm not an over the top ruffle fan but I can't resist ruffle pants on my little girl!

    Thank you so much for sewing the pattern!!! Your daughter is adorbs!

    1. Hahahaha! There's something irresistible about a few ruffles on a little - but just a FEW. Lol.

      Thank you for the pattern! I LOVE it. :)