Sugar Dot by Tie Dye Diva

There's something so special and sweet about a pinafore dress.

Add in some ruffles, crossed straps, pretty buttons, and the sweetness is in overload.

The Sugar Dot Dress* has been released by Tie Dye Diva, and it has so, so, so many options. Starting with the skirt, there's the option for a bottom ruffle. The top can have round, square or no bib (on back or front, or both). And the straps can have ruffles or no ruffles.

There are so many options, there's even a special 'maker' file. Were you can turn options on and off to see how they will look.

I loved playing with broderie anglaise for these two versions. There is something special about a sweet dress with a bit of embroidery.

The yellow fabric was a little see through for the skirt, so I lined it with some gauze (giving a little more body to the skirt).

The straps have been lengthened for the final pattern to allow sufficient length for a decent cross-over (helping them to stay on shoulders). This version has the strap tails on the outside (button holes on the straps), but you can also have the buttonholes in the waistband, allowing the buttons to move as little girls grow.

I love being able to take photos of these two together. They've grown up together, and have a lovely friendship.

This pattern has all the usual things that make Tie Dye Diva patterns great. The instructions are clear and easy to understand (and walk you through the steps needed for the option(s) you have chosen.

And with sizes from 12 months to 8 years, there's plenty of sizes to work from. The pattern also includes instructions on blending different sizes (eg for height vs chest) to get a perfect fit (always handy for my girl who just seems to grow 'up').

Grab your own copy of the Sugar Dot Dress, and see what you can create.

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