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Inspiration & Fabric Picks for the Daisy Dress Pattern

The Daisy Dress is a true 'old favourite' of ours and we just love how versatile it is - perfect for lightweight summer sews or cosy winter makes. We usually make Fig a variety for each season, so we wanted to share a few of our favourite looks as inspiration for you too.

The Daisy is a comfy, slightly oversized, simple girls dress with a variety of different collar options and a full swishy skirt that every girl needs! You can also choose between a long or short sleeve option, with an elasticated cuff to keep those wrists warm. It buttons/fastens at the back, and can be made from pretty much any non-stretch fabric - it just depends how brave you are....Chiffon anyone?


Dresses: Mint, Rainbow, Blue

Fabrics: 1 , 2 , 3, 4

Spring is the perfect time to experiment with pastel stripes, or go full blown candy rainbow. The Daisy would look fabulous in a pin stripe or more casual in a thicker rainbow stripe. These are all light-medium weight fabrics, perfect for layering as the weather gets a little warmer. Style with some simple brown or white sandals, a crochet cotton cardi and a floppy sunhat for the perfect Easter look. To add some extra detail, finish your ruffle collar with a coordinating ric-rac or lace!


Dresses: 1, 2, 3, 4

Fabrics: 1, 2, 3, 4

Denim is the perfect fabric to create a piece that can be worn regardless of the season. We can see a Denim Daisy with a contrast collar working well with tights and a chunky knit in Winter and with some cool sandals and sunnies in Spring or Summer. We also loved this patchwork Denim style which would be great for using up scraps! For a Daisy that isn't too heavyweight, we recommend a Denim Chambray.

Broderie Anglaise

Dresses: 1, 2, 3

Fabrics: 1, 2, 3, 4

One that might need to wait for warmer weather, or a holiday, is Broderie Anglaise - sometimes called Eyelet fabric. This creates a lightweight and breezy dress, which may need a lining if you aren't layering it up or wearing it over swimwear. Make the perfect holiday dress, beach cover-up or dainty wedding guest outfit for your little one using Broderie Anglaise and the Daisy pattern. Also, it doesn't just come in white, you can find it in a rainbow range of colours - but there is something about a crisp white cotton dress!

We hope this provided a little bit of Daisy Dress sewing inspiration - if you don't have the pattern yet, we offer it as a PDF bundle or individual PDF patterns here. Share your Daisy Dress makes with us over on Instagram @little.fig.handmade - we can't wait to see what you make!

-Charis x


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