Sometimes, I make the kids something I really, really, love then don’t let them wear it (example 1, example 2)! It’s too precious, too much work, too fine of fabric, and totally not the point. Not so with the Racerback Dress from Hey June. This pattern is quick to sew, with a relatively small amount of fabric. I don’t cringe when L puts this dress on to climb trees and play kickball. If she messes it up, I can make another one in an afternoon. This is the perfect #simplesummersewing project for kids!
The dress is three pieces (front, back, and upper back straps) and finished with neck and sleeve bands. The two piece back is a great opportunity for mixing colors and prints. It's a simple dress, that can be made in a ton of combinations. I made this Racerback Dress with part of my Acorn Valley haul. It’s the perfect weight, and a color L loves. I cut a 7 to allow room for growth, but a 6 would have been plenty generous.
Solid Fabric: Upcycled T-shirt
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