Lilly’s Dress

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Lilly is a fun, playful and very swingy baby doll length dress with a double layer skirt which look absolutely perfect with an adorable pair of little Capri length pants. The back of this dress features button loops and covered buttons for an extra special touch. This dress is also all about the ruffles, with not one, but two rows of them. Lilly is just one of those dresses that makes you smile, so have fun and add ribbon to trim it out and make it have a little extra “Wow factor”!

Sizes 3-8

This adorable dress pattern is designed with every sewer in mind. If you are new to sewing or a seasoned pro you will find this design fun and easy to put together. My patterns are filled with detailed instructions and illustrations to help you along the way.

Completed sizes of Lilly’s Dress

All sizes are based upon an average child. However, it is very easy to customize this design simply by adding or subtracting an inch or so to achieve your desired length.

Fabric Requirements


Fabric 1 will be for the bodice, button loops and over skirt

Fabric 2 will be for the under skirt

Fabric 3 will be for the ruffles

Downloadable E-Pattern

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A complete list of all supplies needed to make this dress is included inside the pattern.

1 1/8” covered button kit
with two buttons
ribbon for trimming (optional)
Matching threads
          Size                 3               4               5               6               7               8
           Chest               23”           24”            25”            26”            27”            28”
 Shoulder to Hem       19”           20”            21”            22”            23”            24”
          Size                   Fabric 1         

              3                       2 yards
              4                       2 yards
              5                       2 yards
              6                       2 yards
              7                    2 1/2 yards
              8                    2 1/2 yards
          Size                   Fabric 2        

              3                       1 yard
              4                       1 yard
              5                       1 yard
              6                       1 yard
              7                       1 yard
              8                       1 yard
          Size                   Fabric 3        

              3                       1 yard
              4                       1 yard
              5                       1 yard
              6                       1 yard
              7                       1 yard
              8                       1 yard