Two Little Simplicity 2461 Dresses

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Camilla, over at Making & Marking, had sent me a few children’s patterns to have a go at sewing up for Rosie.  One of them was the Simplicity 2461 dress.  The pattern comes with quite a few cute dress styles and there are layering options too.  I chose to make View B and actually managed to choose some fabric from my stash that was quite similar to the main dress on the front of the pattern.  I’m hoping that I can get some nice white seersucker to make the layered piece at some point too.

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Construction was really quite simple.  The yokes on the front and back are both gathered to match the skirt pieces, and then the sleeves are inserted into the finished dress.  I made the smallest size with this one, which is labeled as a 1/2 size.  The pattern recommends a 12″ zipper for the back fastening along with a hook and eye.  I had to make a 10″ zipper work so it doesn’t fasten right to the top of the dress but I think it will look fine once I add the hook and eye.  Even though I made the smallest size, the dress is far too long for Rosie at the moment so I’ll be saving it for the Spring when she can walk.

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I liked the pattern so much that I decided to quickly make another for one our friend’s first birthday.  I made the same size but used a pink gingham this time round.  Again, this would look super cute with the white layering dress over the top of it!  I used the correct the correct zipper size on this one.  However, it didn’t leave me with enough room for a hook and eye so I left it off.  I can definitely see this dress being a staple in Rosie’s wardrobe over the next few years!

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Pattern: Simplicity 2461
Fabric: Cotton. I bought a big fabric box on a Facebook selling site for $20…this was in it!
Sewing Level: Intermediate
Time: 2 hours
Would I make it again?: Yes
Size made: 1/2


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