Floral Circle Dresses


Have I mentioned yet how fantastically easy and fun circle dresses are to make for little girls??  My kids are obsessed and so am I!



I made my 3 big girls knit circle dresses out of a turquoise cheetah print fabric this summer and they have worn those things ragged!  I drafted my own pattern for those but forgot to save my pattern.  Doh.

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I bought Sew Much Ado’s Pretty in Peplum pattern a while back cause it is AH-dorable and decided to just hack it for the next couple circle dresses.

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I just measured my girls from their natural waist to their knee.  Then I cut out all the pattern pieces needed for the Pretty in Peplum top, and just added enough length to the peplum part to turn it into a knee-length skirt.  For example, if the peplum was originally 7 inched long, and my girls waist-to-knee measurement was 15″, I just added 8″ to the peplum and bada-boom: a circle dress!



My only other change to the pattern was taking in the bodice a bit because my girls are still kinda puny.  The lavendar floral I bought on a FB fabric destash page and don’t know the source (sorry!) but this amazing turquoise floral is a big seller on Girl Charlee.  I’ve also used it for mini Hudson pants which looked WAY cute 😉

I plan on making these till my kids go to college!


  1. Your girls are crazy adorable!! Clara is going to wish you were her mom, she loves dresses, and choosing fabric, but her mom, alas, does not sew! : )

  2. These are crazy cute!! I’ve had the itch to see again. This would be perfect.

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