Have you ever noticed how few patterns there are for little girls with elastic waistlines? Most patterns have a simple A line shape or are the classic dress with a fitted bodice with attached gathered skirt opening with a zipper or buttons. I wanted to make a pull on dress with an elastic waist. Just a simple everyday, comfy dress.
So I adapted a basic A line dress pattern.
I traced it and cut apart the pattern and added seam allowances to the areas I redesigned. Here is how I did it.
I started with a simple A line dress pattern. If you sew for girls you most likely have one of these lying around. It’s funny how something that would look so frumpy on most grown ups can look so cute on a little kid. This type of dress is a great jumping off point for creating your own designs since it is really just a blank slate.
You have to trace the original pattern because you will be cutting it up and adding new seam allowances.