Lee is the newest pattern to join our Classic Collection. Lee is a classic, yoke dress necessary for every girl’s wardrobe, available as a smocked or unsmocked dress. Lee has puffed sleeves with a Peter Pan collar embellished with either piping or gathered trim. VIEW A is smocked with an optional sash, and VIEW B is unsmocked. You will love our easy-to-follow geometric smocking design and smocking guide. The smocking design featured on the cover is Bailey’s Butterflies by Creative Keepsakes.
Size Range: 6mo-3 & 4-8yrs. See Measurement Chart for correct sizing.
Printing Type: Unnested on Tissue
Suggested Fabrics: Light to medium-weight fabrics such as batiste, broadcloth, lawn, and pique.
Buttons (3/8”) – see back cover table
Lightweight fusible interfacing 60” (optional) – 1/3 yard
Corded Piping – 2 yards
1/2” Edging for collar (optional) – 1 yard
Wonder Tape (VIEW A)
What can you do with Lee?
Lee with Ruffle Collar
Inspired by royal and European fashion, we fell in love with this soft ruffle at the neck of our yoke dress, Lee. We attach the ruffle in such a way that it lays flat perfectly framing her sweet face. Choose between two options, a folded ruffle or a hemmed ruffle. Shop the look, here.
When you think of classic sewing for children, an Heirloom dress always comes to mind. This project is ideal for your first Heirloom dress, especially if you are becoming more confident with these techniques. Susan creates a bodice with lace, Swiss insertion, and pintucks. Tiny featherstitching is also a part of the bodice, and Melissa teaches this hand embroidery technique. The puff sleeve is finished with lace beading and lace edging perfect for displaying a delicate silk ribbon. In addition to showing you how to make the dress, Susan walks you through the steps to redraft the Lee pattern for a slip to accompany this Heirloom dress.