Charlotte’s plaid lizzy dress

plaid lizzy dress

Yay! one more Easter dress down, one to go! I’m waiting on some very special fabric for that one, hope it comes in time!  So let’s talk about this one, shall we? I guess Charlotte got one more thing made for her during Kids Clothes Week! I grabbed this lightweight plaid fabric from Hancocks (same time I got Sadie’s swiss dot), and thought it would make some cute shorts..and it would…but it got made into a dress instead.

Sometimes the fabric tells you what it wants to be.

amiright? Or just crazy?

dont answer that.

plaid lizzy dress

Anyways, I used the Busy Lizzy dress pattern by Melissa of Sew Like My Mom, as part of our SURPRISE Sew Like My Mom tour today!

See what the other ladies sewed up below!

Surprise pattern tour for Sew Like My Mom!

Sew a Straight Line
Rae Gun Ramblings
Andrea’s Notebook
Lemon Squeezy Home
Sew Very
If Only They Would Nap
Living With Punks
Melly Sews

It is fantastic! Super straight forward, and a pretty quick sew too. It has lots of options too-like top or dress, long or short sleeves, bias trim at the bottom, pockets…

I sewed a size 3T (followed the size chart to choose) and it fits Charlotte to perfection. I cut my plaid on the bias because I always like plaids better that way! and I happened to have enough fabric, thank goodness! I finished the edges with matching bias tape which I love the look of. I did just hem the bottom instead of the bias tape she shows you how to do, which is just a simpler look.

plaid lizzy dress

We spent awhile looking through buttons, Charlotte and I. She kept picking out too small or too large buttons (or orange ones), lol, but eventually we settled on this soft pale yellow one.

plaid lizzy dress

It’s so swingy! Charlotte was expecting it to be like Sadie’s circle skirts I think, but a promise of some in her near future made her feel better.

Make one thing for one girl, you have to MAKE IT ALL FOR ALL GIRLS. that’s what I’m learning. Either that or wait til they forget about it. Which is usually what happens with Charlotte. Thank goodness for kid attention spans, right?

plaid lizzy dress

Her best ballerina pose!


  1. Love this dress and cutting it on the bias–super cute! The first picture of C was so sweet and this last one made me laugh. Serious attention going on to get the pose just right!

  2. Oh my goodness, she is such a doll! I love the plaid fabric on this dress and it looks great using the bias tape in the same fabric. I love how we all made this same pattern look completely different!

  3. She is too cute!

  4. She has a beautiful pose! :) Love that plaid so much! The dress is adorable!

  5. Love the plaid!

  6. Adorable!!

  7. Veronica says:

    I can’t believe how big she is now! They just grow up too fast! I never would have thought to make the Busy Lizzy in plaid, and cut on the bias no less! Genius! I’m getting so inspired by our surprise tour!

  8. Charlotte is just adorable! The plaid with the simple silhouette is great!

  9. Just love all these little girl patterns I’ve so enjoyed seeing them and the joy in the photos of your daughters. I hope to make some outfits for my little grand daughters in the future when we live nearer them best wishes

  10. The dress is super cute but I just have to say little Miss C is Adorable !!!!
    Thanks for sharing all your cute designs and kiddos.

  11. very fun, what a sweet dress, I love how adorable, yet simple it is!


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