Cherry dress – Simplicity 5531

Pattern

Simplicity 5531
Child’s dress or top, capri pants, shorts, skort, and bag
I made the dress view A

Simplicity 5531 pattern

Simplicity 5531 pattern

Pattern Sizing:
3-8 I made size 6 for my 6 year old based on measurements and the fit was great (except for the length of the elastic !)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes indeed it did !

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, the dress is simple to make with only 4 pieces to sew : front, front facing, and the back in 2 pieces.

What did you particularly like about the pattern?
1- 6 cute variations for one pattern !
2- The sizing range : 3 to 8
3- Easy and fast !

Fabric

White cotton with little red cherries and strawberries.

Pattern alterations

I used the measurements to pick the size and the fit was perfect.
I shorted the dress a little (requested by DD)
The only flaw is the elastic length guide. Do not rely on it, fit it on the model directly. I shorten the elastic by 3 – 3.5″.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes to both ! I’ll probably make the skort soon.

Conclusion

This dress is easy and fast to make, the many variations and the large size range make this pattern definitely worth having in your stash !

(the bag in the picture is not from this pattern it’s Vogue 7354 : see here)

Cherry dress - Simplicity 5531

Cherry dress - Simplicity 5531

Cherry dress and bag

Cherry dress and bag

 

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