Darling Daisy Dress pattern

July 30, 2013

I’ve long dreamed about posting this and I’m so excited to finally share it with you! I’m actually accomplishing one of my “shoot for the stars” goals, something that seemed so impossible in my mind not too long ago. But the very late nights (or should I say early mornings!) and hours of measuring, math, and sewing have all led me to this point and I’m giddy with excitement. It’s my honor to introduce you to my very first clothing pattern–the Darling Daisy Dress.

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

It was born from a desire to have a dress that can easily go from maxi to knee-length, be modest and yet easy for my girls to dress themselves, and different from anything else I’ve seen. I instantly fell in love with my first attempt at the Darling Daisy and soon found I couldn’t stop sewing them!

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

I knew I wanted this to be my first pattern, so after many hours of preparing, I finally turned it over to my carefully selected group of testers.

The Darling Daisy is offered in 17 sizes, ranging from 3m to 16! It was such a surreal experience, seeing the dresses coming in from the testers. It was my dress on little faces I didn’t know in fabrics I hadn’t chosen. I was elated and proud and very humbled that so many wanted to try my design.

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

They added trims, played with fabric placement, and produced dresses more amazing than I ever could have imagined! They definitely did me proud.

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

The great thing is that the bodice piece is done by chest size and the skirt tiers are done by height, so you can create a custom fit for your child! The pattern includes instructions on how to alter your pieces to get a dress that fits her perfectly.

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

One tester even took it a step further and made it a tunic! There’s nothing special you have to do, it’s just one tier instead of 2 or 3.

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

I’m proud to say the Darling Daisy dress pattern is now officially for sale in my etsy store! It’s offered in 3 different options so there’s bound to be one perfect for you.

Little Girl sizes 0-3m to 8:

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress pattern

Big Girl sizes 9 to 16:

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

And one that has all 17 sizes from 0-3m to 16:

Sew Like My Mom | Darling Daisy Dress Pattern

And because I love all of you who read my blog, and appreciate all the support you’ve shown for the past 3 years, I’m offering you 20% off your purchase in my etsy store!! Use the promo code SLMM201 when you check out. Coupon code expires August 6 at midnight, so don’t delay!!

3 Responses to “Darling Daisy Dress pattern”

  1. Barbara P. said:

    This is so awesome! I just wanted to tell you I already purchased the pattern as soon as I noticed it for sale on your Etsy shop. I can’t wait to make this dress. I am going to make one for my 11-yo daughter and 3-yo niece this weekend. I’m so excited and a big congratulations to you!

  2. Pam @Threading My Way said:

    Thanks for a fabulous pattern, Melissa. I’ve just made two dresses and I’ll be making more…
    http://www.threadingmyway.com/2013/10/darling-daisy-dress.html

  3. Laurie said:

    How do I subscribe to your blog? I just discovered it tonight and absolutely love it! Thanks!

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