Paris Day Dress – A Children’s Gathered Dress Sewing Pattern

(18 customer reviews)

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  • A gathered dress that is easy to sew and even easier to wear
  • Casual and comfortable
  • Sits just below knee length
  • Skirt options include a single full tier or three gathered tiers
  • Boat or scoop neck
  • Plain or puff, cap, short, three-quarter, or long sleeves
  • Suitable for knit fabrics
  • Perfect for beginner sewistas
  • Pattern pieces and full tutorials with step-by-step instructions
  • Children’s sizes newborn to 12 years
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If you liked our Paris Party Dress, then you will love this gorgeous childrens gathered dress sewing pattern! We’ve re-imagined the Paris Party Dress into a this lovely knit dress! The Paris Day Dress has the same semi-fitted top as the Paris Party Dress, and a gathered skirt that make a relaxed, flattering, and easy-to-wear casual day dress.

Your fabric choice will be what takes this dress from beach stroll to winter classroom, while the many different sleeve options give you endless versions to whip up for all seasons for your kidlets.

The Paris Day Dress

Gallery – See images from Instagram below. Or view our full tester galleries on our Facebook page here: Paris Day Dress

Skill Level – Beginner

Sizes – Pattern includes children’s sizes newborn to 12 years. See the size chart in the gallery above.

Options – Skirt options include a single full tier or three gathered tiers, boat or scoop neck, and plain or puff, cap, short, three-quarter, or long sleeves

Ideas – Consider adding extra tiers for a fuller maxi dress, or leaving off tiers for a gathered peplum-style top.

Fabrics – Suitable for almost any weight knit fabric. Best results and fit will be achieved with a light- to medium-weight fabric. A fabric with 4-way stretch (stretches in all directions) will give more drape than a 2-way stretch (only stretches in one direction). It will also swing and swish around your legs more. Great examples are jersey, rayon, viscose, bamboo, ITY jersey, silk satin with elastine, and silk jersey with elastine. These will give you a lovely drape and swing. Do not use a woven fabric.

See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.

Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want.

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Reviews (18)

18 reviews for Paris Day Dress – A Children’s Gathered Dress Sewing Pattern

  1. Dani Arthur

    A simple and beautiful dress. I really love the tiered option especially with the amazing twirl factor! It can really be dressed up or down and a super comfortable fit. Really a must have pattern! I definitely enjoyed sewing up this pattern, like a really good book, I couldn’t put it down until it was done!

  2. Jess Boaz-Head

    Great options! I adore the boat neck and all the sleeve options. The three tiered skirt has my heart!!

  3. Tori Priest

    An easy little dress to sew up for my wee girl! I am in love with the cute cap sleeve <3

  4. Jen Vincilione

    Great dress pattern. I enjoyed the semi fitted bodice, I’m going to try using woven for the skirt next!

  5. Zoe Lawson

    A quick sew with dramatic results. My daughter loves the twirl factor. If you’re new to knits, this would make a good beginner sew, just go for it!

  6. Gill Jerman

    I love this pattern, it was a quick and easy sew. I also love that this dress will work all year round with the different sleeve options.

  7. Jennifer Lichak

    The Paris Dress is such a fun sew! It’s the play dress I’ve always wanted a pattern for!

  8. Ummul Masakin

    Super quick sew and my girl can wear longer because of the loose cutting

  9. Nor Aliah Abdul Aziz

    I really love the pattern. Even though the length should be sit right pass the knee, mine turn to maxi length. But i love the length though!

  10. Brandi Labonte

    So many options to create the perfect, comfy dress! My daughters appreciate the variety of sleeve options, as well as a choice of necklines and skirts. Adding some lace/mesh layers or using a wide variety of fabric types for various parts adds texture and visual appeal. My girls and I have really enjoyed dreaming up so many variations of this dress, ranging from casual play dresses to fancy special occasion frocks.

  11. Hannah Zemek

    Absolutely loved making this dress! It was so easy and fit my little girl so well. I can see I’ll be making a lot more of them in the future

  12. Kim Wester

    I really enjoyed sewing this dress! I have never sewed cap sleeves, and was very delighted how it all came together after I finished the armscye hem. I wasn’t sure my gathers would look OK, but they look amazing, and after I over locked all the seams, my dress looks professionally-sewn. Thank you Rebecca Page Patterns again for the sewing education and the wonderful pattern.

  13. Kerry Wallman

    This is adorable! Super cute, and looks like you just bought it at a store.

  14. Suzi Nasoor

    I love it! Great pattern.

  15. Kate THomson

    Great pattern! I ranked it intermediate because in this size it is not as easy to make but in a larger size I would rank it beginner.

  16. Siska Ferdina Taslim

    Such a cute dress! I really enjoyed sewing it up too! Love that it has so many options.

  17. Toni Louise Clark

    Such a quick and easy sew! gorgeous dress with different options to tailor it to what you like. Loved working on this and will be making more!

  18. Magda Rindmo

    An easy pattern with a wonderful outcome. A happy and playful pattern. I will make many more of this!

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