Spring is fast approaching and these Easter dresses for girls will definitely brighten up the season of blooming flowers even more. In this post, we list Easter dress designs you can make for your little angel—sewing them for gifting isn’t a bad idea either.
No need to worry much about the fabrics. Some of these designs come from repurposed patterns or clothing pieces.
And, oh! We also have “mommy and me” Easter dresses you can sew, so you and your baby can rock matching outfits for the festive occasion.
11 Easter Dresses for Girls You Can Replicate
1. French Pillowcase Dress
Making this dress should be a breeze because our main material is a simple pillowcase. In fact, it’s hardly noticeable that it is made of pillowcase once it’s all done.
- Start by making a quick measure on your kid so you’ll know what size of pillowcase you’ll need. You want a pillowcase with a nice hemstitch at the edges for a more fashionable look.
- Fold under the top of the skirt area twice then stitch.
- Cut a rectangular shape (both layers) on the closed edge of the pillowcase. This will serve as the collar.
- Sew around the newly cut out rectangular collar but leave an opening on one of the sides and a hole in the middle.
- Then, sew around the edges of the collar, leaving a 1/4 seam.
Here are the pattern and the full tutorial on how to make this Easter dress.
2. Vintage Dress
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Vintage pieces, in general, have their own charm. And when you put them on kids, the cuteness factor just doubles.
Check out this tutorial for a vintage baby dress with pleats.
3. Sunny Little Miss Dress
This bright and vibrant design fits the theme and will also look great at parties. You can use comfortable fabrics like cotton or broadcloth for this project.
To achieve its signature design, you need to cut three circle skirts of graduating lengths. Hem each layer of the circle skirts.
Rolled hem works best for this design since it makes each skirt layer free-flowing and won’t weigh each other down. Here’s the full tutorial.
4. Royal Easter Dress
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Creating a costume dress from 100 years ago may be tricky for many reasons but it doesn’t mean you can take it as inspiration for Easter dresses for toddlers. This pattern puts a modern take on the important elements of little girls’ fashion in the 1900s.
5. Sundress with Fluttered Sleeves
Your daughter will look extremely adorable wearing this sundress with fluttered sleeves. This project is easy to do since you’ll be working with only two pieces of fabric.
First, here’s the free pattern you can use for this dress. Once you’re done printing the pattern, tape it together. Make sure you give your daughter a quick measure from shoulder to knees so you can adjust accordingly.
- Start cutting two sleeves and dress pieces. Both should be on the fold.
- Start sewing the dress pieces and both should be right sides together and start sewing the side seams, too.
- For the sleeves, you can sew it by serging, zig-zagging, or pinking.
- Once done, add the pom pom trim at the edges.
Here are the full tutorial for precise measurements and a more detailed explanation on some steps.
6. Spring Skater Dress
A skater dress is one of the most comfortable fashion pieces in a girl’s wardrobe—so comfortable, it can even classify as a staple. They can have sleeves or not.
7. ‘Forget Me Knot’ Dress
The ‘Forget Me Knot’ dress design is ideal for kids 2-6 years of age. It easily qualifies as a Sunday church dress because of its festive and colorful appearance.
The recommended fabrics for this project are cotton, broadcloth, or muslin. The adorable bow ties attached in the shoulder and back will amplify your daughter’s cuteness.
Though this dress may take a while to finish, it’s all worth the wait. Here are the free pattern and tutorial.
8. Old Shirt Frock
Upcycling old clothes is one way to reduce fashion waste and to create Easter dresses for kids.
Tip: Old shirts and jeans turn into beautiful patterns when sewn into a dress.
9. Peaches and Cream Dress
This dress gives your kid that pristine and neat look thanks to the colors you’ll be using. It’s up to you if you want the color peach or cream as the skirt color since this color combination is perfect.
This project will involve lots of cutting particularly with the bodice’s scallop design. Also, be extra careful with the armholes.
You want it to be a bit loose and breathable for maximum comfort. Here are the free pattern and tutorial.
10. Mom and Daughter Matching Easter Dress
Mauve is a favorite color of the season, and it’s the perfect shade for “mommy and me” Easter dresses. Try this pattern in pale purple fabric.
11. Hide and Seek Dress
You’d be surprised to know that tunic dresses with quarter sleeves are pretty comfortable, provided you’re using the right fabrics. I say you use cotton for this pattern.
These Easter dresses for girls are so gorgeous that your little ones can wear them all year round. You can make slight adjustments in fabric design and color, whichever you think will fit your kid best.
Regardless, these patterns will make your life a lot easier and save you lots of hours crafting an experimental Easter dress.
Which dress listed above are you planning to make? Sound off in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on February 19, 2020, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.