Monday, August 24, 2015

Little Lizard King- Daddy's Girl PDF Sewing Pattern Release

Posted by Heather at Monday, August 24, 2015

Lil' Miss may look like her mama, but she's a Daddy's girl at heart! So, when I saw the newest pattern, Daddy's Girl dress, designed by Cassie Massolia for Little Lizard King, I knew that I just had to sew it up!

Hubby has worn button down, dress shirts for the majority of his career. That means that in the 10+ years that we've been married, he's gone through quite a lot of shirts!! There was a period of time that he kept getting a hole in the same spot, on the elbow. Perfectly good, wearable shirts- but with a hole in an un-fixable place!! I've saved these shirt (Admit it, you've all seen those Pinterest upcycles using a man's dress shirt! ;-) but I've never quite gotten around to actually MAKING anything out of those old shirts...!

Well, no more... Introducing, the Daddy's Girl dress!!

Let's discuss the PDF sewing pattern details, first;

-The Daddy's Girl dress is sized for 12m-14y.
-The Daddy's Girl dress features a curved front bodice, elastic back and tie shoulder straps.
-The Daddy's Girl dress can be made using a dress shirt OR fabric.
-The Daddy's Girl dress PDF sewing pattern includes pattern layers- just print the size that you need/want (one of my favorite features in a pattern!).
-The Daddy's Girl dress PDF sewing pattern includes a cutting chart, size chart, fabric requirements and elastic cutting chart.
-The Daddy's Girl dress PDF sewing pattern features step-by-step photographs.
-The Daddy's Girl dress includes optional in-seam pockets and button placket (if using the fabric option).

Dress shirt, BEFORE

After consulting the sizing chart, I sewed up a size 6. I used an old men's dress shirt with a bit of chambray from my fabric stash for the shoulder straps and bodice lining. (Have I ever tell you how much I dislike lining up stripes...?)

I did modify the pattern slightly by lengthening my shoulder straps by a couple of inches (so that I could have the option of tying a neat bow, in addition to the tie instructions included in the pattern) and angling the shoulder straps ends. Since I used an existing button down shirt there was no hemming involved! Love.That! Seriously, this dress probably took me 30 mins to sew up! So simple, sweet! 

Little Lizard KingDaddy's Girl dress- BACK DETAIL

The Daddy's Girl dress PDF sewing pattern could easily be sewn up by a beginner sewist. With it's very detailed directions on how to lay out the pattern (when using an existing dress shirt), everybody is sure to get a great result!

I love that the The Daddy's Girl dress uses an existing shirt and makes it new. This is the perfect pattern for creating a special keepsake, or sentimental piece.

Lots of fun sewing up The Daddy's Girl dress by Little Lizard King! Now, go forth and raid your hubby's closet for all the dress shirts in the name of creative, sentimental sewing! ;-)

Love her!

***Disclosure: "I received a free pattern in order to review this pattern for Little Lizard King. The opinions expressed here are my own."***


Cassie Nicole on August 27, 2015 at 8:56 PM said...

She is just beautiful and I love the upcycle you made with the Daddy's Girl pattern! Thank you for sharing :)

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