I recently had the privilege of testing out the pattern for this adorable knit tee and dress from SUCO by Susana. The instructions are super easy to follow and full of pictures and it’s a pretty quick sew, even for a beginner. It is full of options, making it a pattern you can sew over and over and never get bored with.
For Clair, I made the straight dress version with short sleeves and cuffs. I used a size 12 but shortened the length to a size 9. The pattern comes with precise measurements and instructions on how to merge sizes so you can be sure to get the perfect size.
For Violet, I also made the straight dress version but with long sleeves and cuffs. Violet is a straight size 6. The Ana Tee and Dress comes in pdf form with layers, so I was able to click “size 6” and print only her size.
For Caroline, I made the short sleeve cuffed version just like Clair’s. She got a size 5 with a size 6 length. Of all the girls, Caroline is the one who loves dresses the most. She would wear one everyday if she had enough. I love the simple ease of this dress, which suits my rough and tumble girl perfectly.
And Maggie… She tends to be my test dummy the most for projects. She is small and her clothes require the least amount of fabric. The unfortunate side effect is that she has kind of become a diva. If you could only see the multitude of poses she gave me…
She is modeling the long sleeve tee version of this pattern. She is 2 1/2 but petite, and is sporting an 18 months. The length is right where you want it to be. It will also be great for layering in the winter, under sweaters and vests.
With this pattern you can make a tee, an A line dress, or a dress with a waist seam. It has cap sleeves, short sleeves, and long sleeves, and you can choose to hem the sleeves or use cuffs on the short and long sleeves. It covers sizes 12 months all the way up to size 14.
To find this adorable, easy pattern, go check out SUCO by Susana.