Sewing Up the Anywhere Dress

I have a new favorite in my pattern drawer, Go To Pattern’s Anywhere Dress.(affiliate link) I’ve made two of these little dresses so far, and I have a suspicion that there are many, many more in our future!

Anywhere Dress Go To Patterns

This is my first. It is a 2T Elbow length sleeve with cuff.  I’m in love with the fabric I can pair this dress in the cooler weather with 4 different pair of leggings already in her drawer, big bonus.

Girls Dress Pattern

This makes me very happy. Yay for matching stripes! I did have a bit of a problem with this knit rolling in the front. In the end I decided to add a band of the olive green on the cuff to the bottom of the dress. I gives it a little more weight and adds a fun accent!

Anywhere Dress

I think the nice neck facings give this dress a great age range. Easy fast sew for a toddler, but still appealing to a older girl.

I made up a light pink short sleeve version for my Day one KCW project.

Short sleeve Anywhere DressIsn’t the little cuff too sweet? The weather has gotten nice since I took these, she can actually rock the short sleeves without a shirt jammed under them!

Anywhere Dress

These dresses have been play approved! Runnnnnnnnn.

The sizing on the pattern is great, it isn’t a ton of pieces, great options to mix it up, and it works as a great wardrobe staple! I’m a serious fan.

Full Disclosure: I did receive this pattern free, the opinions are all mine

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  • Jill Flory April 29, 2013, 7:05 pm

    Looks like a great pattern! I may have to buy that one!

    • onceuponasewingmachine April 29, 2013, 9:26 pm

      With more than one girl I bet you would get a ton of use out of it!

  • Heidi April 30, 2013, 6:46 am

    LOVE the striped version! SOOO cute!!!

  • Cindy April 30, 2013, 7:17 am

    The knit dresses are adorable! Perfect for play time and active little girls.:) You did a fabulous job matching those stripes! I’ve found that if you make your knit hem deeper it prevents that irritating rolling up. 😉

  • Amy Mayen April 30, 2013, 8:22 am

    What’s the size range Rachel? I’ll grab it if they have 8& up. Also, I’m on the hunt for a skirt pattern with shorts built in 🙂

    • onceuponasewingmachine April 30, 2013, 9:16 am

      It goes up to 12 years!

  • Renee April 30, 2013, 8:42 am

    How cute!! I love it with the leggings.

  • Venus April 30, 2013, 9:02 am

    Adorable!!! Great job on matching the stripes (mesh… I know that can be a pain). The name of the pattern is very fitting. A definite “go to” dress!

  • carissa April 30, 2013, 3:59 pm

    very cute. i love the fabric too

  • Ajaire April 30, 2013, 8:45 pm

    Oh I’m so happy you love this pattern as much as I do! Your versions are great and the stripes match perfectly. 🙂

  • LightningMcStitch May 1, 2013, 6:37 am

    I’m in love with that fabric too!
    This looks like a great dress pattern (and a great top pattern if shortened) Tempting, very tempting.

  • Katrine May 1, 2013, 1:52 pm

    Great job! I would love a dress like that for myself!

  • whitney May 1, 2013, 9:17 pm

    i’ve got two little girls . . this dress . . matchy matchy!! they would love it! very versatile, thanks for sharing

  • Jennifer Lachman May 1, 2013, 9:47 pm

    I’ve had my eye on this pattern ever since it was released. I am still searching for the perfect fabric. I hate when you have such a clear idea in your head of what you want to do with a pattern but can’t find the right fabric.

  • Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts May 2, 2013, 8:17 am

    Thanks for linking to Take-a-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured yesterday!!

  • suzyhomemaker May 2, 2013, 12:48 pm

    Such a cute dress. I really need to start sewing.

  • Buttons May 2, 2013, 8:29 pm

    I love the striped material and the cute little cuff! I have never sewn in a knit, I’m a little afraid to!

    The Hot Toddies of Washington

  • Heather Feather May 2, 2013, 9:17 pm

    Oh this pattern is so cute and I love that striped fabric you chose! And the olive fabric is the perfect touch!
    Thanks for linking up!

  • Megan May 3, 2013, 7:03 am

    What an adorable dress! I found your project linked next to mine at 504 Main. 🙂 Megan

  • krystie May 3, 2013, 1:48 pm

    such an adorable dress, the pattern is awesome too!

  • OneMommy May 4, 2013, 7:40 am

    Oh, my little girl had a dress like that a couple years ago and I loved it! I am not much in the way of sewing…. I wonder if I can get Grandma to make her one….

    Stopping in from Cheerios and Lattes

  • Kristen May 5, 2013, 7:03 am

    LOVE this! I need dress patterns because my girls love dresses… but since skirts are easier, they end up with tons of skirts. But I’m totally trying this.

  • Jennifer May 8, 2013, 1:16 pm

    What a party last week on Friday Flash Blog! Thanks for joining us. I hope you’ve visited some of the other community members and you’re having a splendid week.


  • Pam May 18, 2013, 5:08 am

    Looks so comfortable and I love the fabric!

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