Little Girls Butterfly Dress

Little Girls Butterfly Dress

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
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Additional Information



  • ?• 1 yd of butterfly print fabric
    • 4 yds of yellow ribbon
    • Basic sewing supplies
    • Sewing machine
    • Iron & pressing surface


Size 5 measurements are:
Chest: 23"
Waist: 21"
Hips: 24"
Height: 41"

If child is 1" bigger in chest or smaller, add or subtract 1" from above directions.

?1. Cut butterfly fabric so there are two 36"x21" pieces.
2. 8" down & 6" across from top two corners, measure and cut. Turn under diagonally cut edge 1/4". Turn under again 1/4" and sew down close to edge.
3. With right sides together, sew side seams with 1/2" seam allowance.
4. To make top casing, fold under 1/2"; fold under 1" at top and sew down close to edge on both the front and the back. Insert ribbon into casing.
5. Make 2 loops near waist on each side for ribbon. Cut two 1"x3" pieces of fabric. Fold with raw edges in the middle. Sew close to edges. Fold ends down 1/4" and press. Attach to dress on waist side seam by sewing close to folded ends.
6. Insert ribbon into loops and tie.