Summer Sun Dress w/Accessories

Summer Sun Dress w/Accessories

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



  • Garden Party Sun Dress Fabric Collection:
  • for dress, child's chest measurement plus 1"; plus 10"for purse and 4" for headband
  • 2 yds daisy trim
  • Eyelet trim for hem; measure bottom edge to determine length needed and add 6"
  • Basic sewing supplies



  1. Cut fabric to chest measurement plus 1" and to desired length plus 1/2".
  2. With right sides together, stitch back seam using 1/2" seam allowance.
  3. For hem, turn under 1/4", press; turn under 1/2" again, and press.
  4. Top stitch hem with eyelet trim on the underside so that eyelet shows slightly below hem.
  5. For straps: from leftover fabric, cut two pieces 1-1/2" wide by 15" long. Fold each in half lengthwise with right sides together and sew 1/4" seam along the length. Turn and press. Sew daisy trim to straps and sew straps to dress.


  1. Cut fabric 10" wide and 6-1/2" long below the last line of gathering.
  2. With right sides together, sew back seam using 1/2" seam allowance. Use the 6" piece of leftover eyelet for bottom. With right sides together, bring center back to center front and sew together with eyelet, gathering to fit.
  3. Turn right side out and fold top of gathering to inside of purse to desired size.
  4. For strap, cut a piece of leftover fabric to 1-1/2"x30". Follow dress strap directions and attach to purse, adjusting length to fit.


  1. Cut a piece of elastic top to 2-1/2"x4" and a piece of fabric to 2-1/2"x15".
  2. With right sides together, sew elastic piece to fabric, then fold in half lengthwise and sew. Turn right side out and press.
  3. Adjust headband to fit and sew ends together. If desired, decorate headband with daisy trim.