Love sewing for little girls? Learn how to sew an adorable, sweet dress for a little girl using this easy to follow, step by step flutter sleeve dress tutorial.
Flutter Sleeve Dress Pattern
Hi guys! I have a really fun and easy sewing project to share with you today, a super easy flutter sleeve dress tutorial! This adorable flutter dress pattern is something I’ve been afraid to start working on for ages! Why, you might wonder!
Well, I’m not much of a sewer, I still have loads to learn about sewing and unfortunately not enough time. My little sewing machine is pretty rudimentary and I also have 2 left hands lol. But that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t try and make pretty stuff, even if I do fail ever once i a while (ok, pretty often!). But in my book, trying is more important than succeeding so I keep trying my luck. And this time I was pretty lucky as I did have great success with this flutter sleeve dress!
The result of a 3 hours work (yup, it took me that long lol) is a sweet and cute, colorful, comfortable flutter dress for a 4 years old little girl. And the best thing (that I’m very proud of) is that I did not use a pattern, I made my own! I was using just a few measurements, common sense and a lot of praying that I won’t mess it all up. I am completely in love with the flutter sleeve on this girls flutter sleeve dress, it’s so cute and girly!
You are going to fall head over heels for each flutter sleeve dress that you’re gonna create! Cause you’re gonna want to make loads of these!
For this flutter sleeve dress tutorial I made the dress extremely simple. The instructions are meant to help any beginner sewers, who don’t know how to master drafting patterns, sewing intricate sleeves or a curved underarm. This flutter sleeve dress tutorial is also suitable for those who don’t own a serger and their sewing machine lacks a lot of options so they’re not able to serge the fabric.
I don’t own a serger either and I’m supposed to use a zig-zag stitch with the overcasting foot I purchased. But it gives such an ugly finish I’d rather skip it and just fold the fabric in. I know, I’m such a rebel! lol For future though I think I’d use pinking shears, I like pinked seams!
This flutter sleeve dress tutorial is for a 4 years old girl of about 40″ height, 80 lbs weight. I measured her shoulders to establish how wide I want the bodice to be, then I measured from shoulders to under chest, to establish the height in bodice. Then I measured from shoulders to where I wanted the dress to fall, to establish the length of the skirt. I approximated the neck line using an old dress and I left an opening in the back, closed with a button, to make sure her head fits through the neck line.