Pattern Modification: Elastic Back Coffee Shop Lace Dress

Do you love the look of the Coffee Shop Lace Dress by Bella Sunshine Designs? Does your child dislike requiring assistance to dress herself? This tutorial for how to modify the back to have elastic in order to pull over the head rather than have buttons may be just what you’re looking for.

This pattern is on sale today only for Kids Clothing Week! Head on over to get it for just $5USD. No coupon code necessary. (Gabriella’s Winter Coat is also on sale today.) Sale extended through August 9th. The Rose Bubble Shorts and Vintage Grace Flutter Dress are also on sake now.

Bonus: Elastics are more comfortable on the back when they’re leaning back against their seat.

Tutorial for Coffee Shop Lace Dress by Bella Sunshine Designs with elastic back modification.

A couple of details about the Coffee Shop Lace Dress before we move on to the tutorial:

  • It has a wide range of sizes going from 12m to 12 years. The upper sizes are not designed for a developing bust.
  • It includes two sleeve lengths (short and long) which makes it ideal for school.
  • The pattern utilizes Adobe’s “layer” feature which means you can print just the size(s) that you want!
  • The instructions are very detailed and the finishing techniques are professional. Your garment will look as pretty on the inside as it does on the outside.

From the listing:

This dress is designed for that vintage lace you have been hoarding for the perfect project. You know, the pretty stuff that you’ve been holding back for something special. The front bodice features beautiful lace detailing to show off your pretties while the center modesty panel is perfect for a contrasting fabric. The slightly gathered sleeves make this dress perfect for school or church. The back bodice buttons up and includes a skirt placket for ease of dressing for your wiggly child. The lace on the hem of the skirt gives this dress that finishing touch. If you are all out of lace or are looking for a less complicated design, you can also omit the lace for a different look. Plus, since this pattern includes options for both short and long sleeves, it’s perfect for any season.

Sewing Level: Intermediate

Sizes: 12 Months to Girls 12

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