Summer Sewing Ideas for Girls

Summertime is just around the corner, and if you have a little girl to sew for that means it’s time for pretty sundresses and adorable summer separates. This week I’ve pulled together a collection of precious summer project ideas to sew for little girls – with dresses, tops and even a darling swimsuit, these designs will keep the special little girl in your life looking as cute-as-can-be all summer long. Plus, all of these patterns are available to download instantly in our online store, so you can start sewing them immediately!


Simply Sweet Tops and Dresses | Marissa Dress

Simply Sweet Tops and Dresses: This pattern from the Scientific Seamstress Carla Hegeman Crim features both dress and top versions with a multitude of bodice, strap and skirt style options. I think this red-white-and-blue version is so cute, and perfect to make for the Fourth of July. The pattern comes in sizes 6 months to 8 years. As a bonus, matching doll-sized patterns are provided with this pattern as well!

Marissa Dress: This dress pattern from the dynamic duo of Sis Boom’s Jennifer Paganelli and Carla Hegeman Crim is so pretty and the pinched straps and cummerbund give it such a boutique look. The pattern comes in sizes 6 months to 14 years.


Toddler Two-Piece Swimsuit

Toddler Two-Piece Swimsuit: Designed by Jackie Young, this adorable two-piece swimsuit from our Sew Beautiful Collection is perfect for summer splashing! The pattern comes in sizes 6 months to 4T and is great to make in easy-care cotton gingham or seersucker.


Simple Summer Sundress | Maddie Top/Dress

Simple Summer Sundress: Another great pattern from our Sew Beautiful Collection, this sundress designed by Kathy Barnard and Erin Hardin comes in sizes 2 to 10 years. The heirloom version shown here was made using cotton eyelet fabric, Victorian insertions and Swiss edging. It is also sweet sewn up in coordinating floral prints.

Maddie Top/Dress: This little pattern designed by Sis Boom’s Jennifer Paganelli and Carla Hegeman Crim is great for so many summer occasions – beach trips, pool parties, you name it. The pattern includes both top and dress versions and comes in sizes 6 months to 12 years.

Visit our online store to shop more great pattern downloads!

Our two July in-person licensing events are quickly approaching! The Perfect Mix: Sew, Serge and Embellish will be July 21 – 26 and Children’s Garment Construction will be July 28 – August 2; both will be held at the beautiful Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, FL and your teachers will be Peggy Dilbone, Connie Palmer, Alicia Welcher, Martha Pullen and me. I hope you will consider joining us for one of these fun summer sewing retreats.

We pray for the men and women serving our nation in harm’s way, and for each of you.

Much Love to You All & May God Bless,
Kathy McMakin