Cherry dress – Simplicity 5531


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 !


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.


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