Child's Summer Holiday Party Dress

  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate
Childs Summer Party Dress

Create this easy party dress and she will be ready for any summer occasion!

The Ethereal Dress pattern by Figgy’s Patterns is a beautiful and versatile party dress. I created mine in blue denim and added red and white trim for an all-American festive feel.

1. Using your Fiskars® Dressmaker scissors, cut out pattern pieces and pin to fabric following the suggested layout in the pattern directions.

Childs Summer Party Dress cutting out the pattern

2. Create the button loop and construct the lined bodice with frill according to pattern directions.

Childs Summer Party Dress creating the button loop and bodice

3. Make large gathering stitches in the skirt fabric pieces and pin to the front and back of the bodice.

Childs Summer Dress gathering and pinning the waistband

4. Sew the skirt to the bodice, making sure the gathers are evenly distributed.

Childs Summer Dress attaching the skirt to the bodice

5. Complete the hem of the skirt by machine stitching a machine rolled hem for a professional looking finish.

Childs Summer Dress sewing a rolled hem

6. Using your Fiskars 2x14 acrylic ruler and tailor’s chalk, draw 2 lines around the bottom of the skirt; one 2” from the bottom edge, the other 3” from the bottom edge.

Childs Summer Dress adding bias tape to the skirt

7. Sew red and white bias tape to the skirt along the marked lines.

Childs Summer Dress

Supply List

Ethereal Dress and Blouse pattern by Figgys Patterns

Fabric according to requirements



Sewing machine



Bias Tape

Tailor’s Chalk