The Popover Sundress makes an excellent first project for a new seamstress–or a quick project that provides almost instant gratification for someone with a bit more experience.
The pattern comes in sizes 2-8 and provides many opportunities for customization. One early sewer even discovered that it can easily be made into a fully reversible dress.
Download a copy of the pattern today and make a little girl very happy with a new dress for the last days of summer.
Printing instructions: the pattern is provided as a PDF file sized specifically for 8.5 x 11 inch paper. Pages 1-3 should print in portrait mode while pages 4-11 should print in landscape. To provide accurate sizing of the pattern when printing the file, ensure that the option for Page Scaling in Acrobat Reader’s print dialogue box is set to “None.”
Updated, August 2010: we’ve now released a version of this pattern suitable for an 18 inch doll. You may download that pattern as well to make matching dresses for a little girl and her favorite doll.