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, you can buy that in my shop here.
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, see below
How to Get the Pattern
The free pattern is in size 0-3m. To get it you must be a free newsletter subscriber, then click your preferred option from the buttons below. Existing newsletter subscribers should look at the bottom of the most recent Friday newsletter for the current free pattern gallery password. Note that the free version of the pattern does not have printable instructions so you’ll need to refer to this post for instructions. If you buy the pattern you get sizes NB-3T and printable instructions.
Please note that all my free patterns are licensed for personal use only (no selling items made from this unless you purchase it) and by downloading you are agreeing to this license.
If you want the full 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 for the dress below; if you prefer written instructions, you can scroll on by. The instructions for the bloomers are here. If you want to watch this directly on YouTube, you can see it here. Note that the seam allowances are 1/2 inch.
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?