Hey y’all – today for Sewing for Babies month I’ve got a super easy project – the Criss Cross Pinafore and Buttercup Bloomers pattern for babies. We’ve got a few options in today’s post. Keep reading to find the FREE 0-3m size pattern. If you want the pattern in sizes NB-3T, click the Buy Now button below. You’ll get an email with your download link after payment.
Speaking of options, did I mention that this dress has no closures to sew AND it’s reversible?
Yup, two dresses in one! For the darling modeled version I used Riley Blake Wiltshire Daisy fabrics. The pinafore is in Wiltshire Main Gray and Wiltshire Floral Pink. The bloomers are in Wiltshire Petals Pink.
To make this outfit you’ll need:
- 2/3 yard of each fabric for the pinafore
- 1/2 yard of fabric for the bloomers
- 1 yard of 1/2″ wide elastic for the bloomers
- The pattern. This pattern is sized for 0-3m. To download the free pattern, subscribe to the Melly Sews Weekly Newsletter. AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free patterns. Woot!
(PS – if you have trouble finding either your confirmation email or the email with the pattern link, try checking your spam, trash, junk, bulk, social and/or promotional email tabs or folders. Free pattern links are also included in every weekly newsletter; these go out on Friday afternoons. Due to the number of subscribers I can’t email pattern links to individuals.)
If you want the pattern in sizes NB-3T, click the Buy Now button below. You’ll get an email with your download link after payment.
Here’s the video tutorial below; if you prefer written instructions, you can scroll on by. If you want to watch this directly on YouTube, you can see it here.
Start by putting the two pinafore fabrics right sides together. Stitch around all but the strap and shoulder openings.
Clip the curves, then turn the pinafore right side out through the shoulders. (Do you see that spot on the hem that looks like it’s not sewn above? Yeah, that should be sewn.) Press the dress.
Turn the back shoulder edges 1/2″ to the inside as shown below.
Lay the dress flat as shown, the cross one strap to the opposite shoulder and push it 1/2″ to the inside. Pin, then sew across the shoulder to secure. Repeat with the other strap.
Topstitch all around the pinafore edges. Since the straps are crossed, you’ll be able to do this in one continuous line without stopping. Pretty cool, huh?