floral sally dress

floral sally dress

I made this dress when I  really should have been making other things…like my other two Easter dresses…but once I get a bee in my bonnet about something-it just takes over. So I let myself sew up another Sally dress, this time for the Sadester, since she has been growing out of church dresses left and right. I sewed this one up in a 4T bodice, and size 5 skirt length and pockets, which worked perfectly. It hits her just below the knees, which is where I like it to, at least when it’s fresh off the sewing machine!

floral sally dress

I’m not a liar, she’s just leaning backwards a little….

 floral sally dress

See? just below the knee. I didn’t mislead you. I  know, you were so worried I was pulling your leg.

floral sally dress

Anywho-the fabric! the main fabric is Joel Dewberry from the Heirloom line, from my sponsor, Lily Bella Fabrics. the coordinating print is from the same designer, but from the Modern Meadow line.

I debated far too long on whether or not to put on the pockets, or to have them match, but I’m glad I did them the way I did..they add a nice pop and break up that floral.

floral sally dress

Hopefully this can last her into the fall-the colors can be springy or fall-ish. amiright?

floral sally dress

floral sally dress


  1. I too love this dress, so fast and easy to sew up! The last one I made with cotton from my grandma’s stash and edged the pockets with crocheted lace handmade by HER mom. Unfortunately (but fortunately!) it’s a favorite (hello pockets!) and is worn so much that the pockets are tearing. I’ll be sewing up a few more of these as it warms up!

  2. so princess like in a very poetic way!love this dress!

  3. Love the fabrics you chose Jess! I’m working on my third Sally dress right now, and having contrasting pockets always seems to make it even cuter!

  4. Yup, totally works for spring or fall! Sadie is adorable! And this dress is great. =)

  5. So adorable! I love the fabric you selected.

  6. BEAUTIFUL!!! The dress does compliment her eyes. Your little model is so cute.

  7. I love this!! That fabric line is one of my faves, made my little one’s baby quilt from it, and i love it as a dress. I keep buying it and hoarding it, and now this makes me want to get enough to make clothes galore!!!

  8. so cute! i have some of that fabric in my stash too!

  9. really like the Sally Dress Pattern. especially the big pockets….. its on my to do list

  10. Really cute! Love the floral fabric. :)

  11. So pretty! I love that fabric! :)

  12. Gorgeous!! I love how florals are everywhere this spring. So refreshing!

  13. SO totally cute!! Love it!

  14. What an adorable dress! I’d love to see you link this post up with Tuesday Sews over at PiePie Designs!

  15. I love the sally dress!! Yours is adorable!

  16. gorgeous!! I love this dress pattern and I’ve made a bundle in the past year… its always a success and looks great with so many different types of fabric. Do you pin to my sewing for kids group board? I’d love to have to you join if you aren’t! follow me at ntcreations on pinterest, then let me know and I’ll add you. I already follow 😉

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