Build a Wardrobe: With 5 Great Girl Patterns

In May we shared our favorite boy’s patterns to help you build an entire wardrobe.  Next up …. our favorite girl patterns.   If your pattern stash is anything like ours, your girl patterns will take over the ones for the boys about 2 to 1.  I love new patterns and it certainly is easy to find a cute girl pattern. They are right there around every corner.

With that said here are our favorite 5 girl PDF patterns.

These are patterns we’ve sewn up and love.   We are using affiliate links for some of these patterns.  This means if you purchase using our link we make a small amount at no extra cost to you.   Thanks for the support!

The Anywhere Dress by Go To Patterns

anywhere dressThe Anywhere Dress from Go To Patterns can be made up quick and easy and is great for layering.  The length can be varied to suit the need.  The sleeve can go from short to 3/4 to long.  Great by itself or with leggings.  Always a favorite of M’s.  We have made up several versions.  See a couple here and here.

Rosalie Ruffle Tee by Peek-a-Boo PatternsRosalie Tee and Skinny Jeans Peek a Boo Summer Tour by Once Upon a Sewing Machine

This sweet t-shirt  is a little more work to create, but in the end has a darling outcome.  It is a fun play shirt, but is nice enough to go to pre school in or a trip to the library.  We have also done this as a pattern hack here or see the original post here.

Clover Shorts by Willow and Company

clover shortsThis short pattern has just been released this spring by the new Willow and Company Pattern Company.   Rachel was in the testing group and liked them so much she has already made up 2 pair and has a couple more on the cutting table.  There are multiple options for the waist, the ruffle and the ties.  See the full post here

Hailey Ruffled Jacket by Peek-a-Boo Patterns

haileys Ruffle Jacket peek a boo patternsRachel made up a version of this jacket in the first Handmade Clothing Exchange that we participated in.  She was so pleased with the result that she requested that I make one for M to wear this spring.  I used a small print flowered baby wale corduroy and lined the jacket with a soft flannel.  It was well worn this spring, since we needed jackets for a long time this year.  I can see this being a spring staple for years to come.  You can read the full post here or see the one Rachel made for the clothing exchange here.

Go To Leggings by Go To Patterns

go to biker shorts I like this pattern for flexibility and ease of sewing as well as wearing.  This sumer I made up a bunch of legging shorts for M to wear under her dresses/tunics.  She has decided she loves dresses and she loves changing her clothes at least 3 times a day.  These little guys really come in handy.  Every stash needs a legging pattern.  There are many out there to choose from, but I think because this is the first one I used I just keep going back to it.  We have also made it up as a capri, and with a keyhole and with an attached skirt.  See that version here.

OUSM Peasant Dress by OUSM Patterns

Free Peasant Dress pattern

We have already given you 5 PDF’s to build up your girl’s closet with, however we would be remiss if we did not give you this great FREE peasant dress pattern.  The version above sewn by our tester Emily. Sized 12m0s to 4T, it is the first pattern Rachel and I drafted.  We have done several since, and have some in the works hopefully in time for the fall season.  This top/tunic/dress can be made up with a variety of sleeve options and also multiple length options.  You can check out the tutorial here or if you would like the PDF with the instruction booklet you can pick it up in our Etsy shop.

What are some of the basic patterns you use for girls?

Happy Sewing, Donna

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  • Teresa July 8, 2014, 7:03 am

    Those are great! I love simple wardrobe staples. I have a t shirt pattern that I reach for often. And then the made shorts by Dana are a go to for me too!
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  • Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures July 8, 2014, 7:58 am

    Great options! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
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  • Emily July 8, 2014, 11:55 am

    Thanks for sharing my peasant shirt pictures! I added a ruffle to the bottom back in May so my girlie can wear it for one more summer! I was just using your peasant top pattern last night as well to make summer jammie tops. It’s a great pattern!

    PS. My favorite girl swimsuit pattern is the Waikiki one-piece from Peek-a-Boo Pattern shop! Just in case your list needed a swim pattern included. 🙂

  • Ajaire July 8, 2014, 12:18 pm

    This is a great list! I have the clover pattern, but haven’t sewn a pair yet. It’s high on my to do list. I love the peasant dress pattern too. I can’t wait to see what you guys have coming up!
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  • Amy Mayen July 8, 2014, 5:13 pm

    Great list!! I love the go to dress. It’s my fave!! I’m exited to hear about more patterns in the works. Can’t wait!
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  • Kristina & Millie July 9, 2014, 2:28 pm

    she is so adorable! love the pattern round up! Great choices for a great girl 🙂
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