August 10 ~ Back to School Pattern: Miss Madeline Dress

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Miss Madeline Dress

The Handmade Dress Miss Madeline Pattern by Faith, Fresh Lemons

Faith not only makes gorgeous quilts, but also sews pretty little dresses for her daughter. She writes, “I loved this pattern.Β It was extremely easy to make and had excellent directions.Β It only took a few hours and I’d highly recommend it to even beginners. I shortened it about 4 inches (per my daughter’s request) but I plan to just add the matching cherry fabric as a double hem to the bottom as she gets taller.” The Miss Madeline Dress pattern is offered in two size ranges, 6M – 4yr and 5yr – 10yr and is a PDF pattern you can purchase and download right away!

Miss Madeline DressFrom the pattern package:
This is sweet little peasant style dress with options for a contrasting waistband or apron. There are instructions for making an apron or you can use up your stash of vintage hankies or tea towels! What a beautiful way to use Grandmas hankies! Free embroidery design included!

WIN THIS PATTERN! The Handmade Dress Patterns generously donated this pattern for some Back to School fun! Comment below for a chance to win. We’ll randomly select and announce the winner on Monday.

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259 Responses to August 10 ~ Back to School Pattern: Miss Madeline Dress

  1. Gay Denesse says:

    I’ve been looking at this adorable pattern. To win it would be just wonderful.

  2. becky says:

    this is a lovely dress, i would love to make so make variations for my little one and some to give to friends too. thanks for the chance…

  3. Deborah says:

    I adore this dress and would love to make it for my daughter, it would make a perfect gift!

  4. Jess says:

    This dress is too sweet πŸ™‚ Thanks for a great giveaway! This would make such a precious gift for my friends’ little girls (and my own of course!).

  5. Lindsay says:

    Cute and easy to make? Sounds perfect for me!

  6. Erin says:

    I LOVE this pattern. I have two little girls that would look adorable in it!

  7. carmel says:

    i have always wanted to try this pattern out

  8. Alissa says:

    Thanks for the picture of the dress on your beautiful model. I think it helps us visualize the cute-ness!

  9. Rhadonda says:

    So cute!! And beautifully simple. Something quick and cute would be great. Thanks!

  10. Tabitha says:

    So sweet!

  11. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    Oh, my little ballerina would LOVE it! Me, me, me!

  12. dana says:

    love this!

  13. Vicky says:

    I’ve been in love with this pattern for ages. Thanks for the opportunity.

  14. Julia says:

    This dress is absolutely precious and I love the fabric combination in the photo!

  15. gina snyder says:

    Hope it’s not too late to get the chance to win this pattern! Love the simple lines of this pattern!


  16. Susie says:

    Oh I love this pattern! Especially the waistband, and the apron option which leaves lots of room for sweet embroidery!

  17. Chiara Aldridge says:

    This is really cute! It would work well for my daughter and nieces!

  18. Sherry says:

    I just LOVE this dress pattern. I hope I have a chance!!!! I have two girls that will love to wear it.

  19. momnipotent says:

    I love this dress pattern and have a 6 year old who would love to wear this!

  20. Colleen says:

    What an adorable pattern. I love that is has so many sizes. Thanks!

  21. Camille says:

    I love that it has a size all the way down to 6mos. Small enough to fit my baby girl!

  22. what an adorable pattern! i have a little girl who would love a miss madeline dress for school πŸ™‚

  23. gigi says:

    this dress is adorable! would look great over leggins & over a l/s tee too. love this sort of style that you can stretch through seasons.

  24. Debra Parker says:

    The dress is precious. My grandnieces would love it!

  25. Laura O. says:

    Really cute!

  26. Judy R says:

    What a sweet pattern!

  27. Deb DeChurch says:

    What a lovely dress. I want to make one for my granddaughter!

  28. jes says:

    super cute!

  29. Jennifer says:

    Adorable. So sweet!

  30. Ms. Fine says:

    This couldn’t be any cuter. Seriously, perfect, and I might add long sleeves for colder weather. I’d love to win.

  31. Jessica says:

    Such a cute dress, would be perfect for my little Madeleine πŸ˜‰

  32. Melissa says:

    My daughter would love that.

  33. Melissa says:

    Very cute-my daughter would love it.

  34. ack! I might have to make this in a womans size 12 for me! too stinkin cute!

  35. Jen says:

    My daughter absolutely loves dresses. She would look so cute in this one!

  36. LFinn says:

    This dress is adorable! I like the fact that this dress can be embellished, and would work with both baby girls and growing girls (like my almost 4 year old, who is as tall as a 5 or 6 year old).

  37. Jennie says:

    sooo cuteee!

  38. jessica says:

    way too cute

  39. Liz says:

    That would look too cute with a pair of leggings in the winter.

  40. honeyvaio says:

    awesome!I wish i have this pattern for my daughter…

  41. Heather says:

    I have been wanting this pattern for a while!! It’s just so sweet and cute!!

  42. Marci says:

    This pattern would be great for both of my daughters! I am embellishing it in my mind right now!

  43. Julie B. says:

    I love this dress! It would be perfect for my daughter.

  44. Christine G says:

    how adorable! my girls would look lovely in this dress… and perfect in time for our upcoming spring weather!

  45. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful dress. I would love the chance to make this for my daughter!

  46. Tonya says:

    Adorable! I have several neices that would love this little dress for going back to school!

  47. Rita says:

    My kindergartner would be thrilled if I made several of these for her.

  48. Elissa says:

    I can picture my two sweet girls in those beautiful dresses this Summer.

  49. Michele says:

    Simple & Sweet…I wouldn’t mind making these for my daughters.

  50. Susan Spiers says:

    My what a sweet dress it is!

  51. Kristin says:

    I love it!

  52. Vail says:

    What a sweet pattern to make for my granddaughters . . . all six of them πŸ™‚

  53. sarah minns says:

    I have two little Misses who would love to wear this dress.

  54. Crystal I says:

    Very lovely!

  55. stacey says:

    another adorable find!

  56. What an adorable dress! It looks so cute and easy!

  57. Carla says:

    I have 4 little granddaughters who would all look so cute in this dress!

  58. jamie says:

    thank you for this giveaway πŸ™‚
    this dress is so pretty!! it would be perfect for my daughter and her 9 girl cousins! here’s hoping…

  59. Sydney Gines says:

    Precious dress for little girls. Would love to make this dress for my granddaughter.

  60. Ginger says:

    I love to follow The Handmade Dress. Faith is such a talented lady and a devoted mom. Please include me in the contest!

  61. LisaM. says:

    Cute dress, would love to make it.

  62. Linda Hill says:

    How precious. Would love to make for my granddaughter!! I love to create and sew.

  63. gail says:

    love it! so sweet.

  64. Michelle says:

    Hooray for a pattern that goes up to size 10! My daughter loves momma-made dresses and this one is sure cute.

  65. Mandy says:

    So, cute! That dress is darling!

  66. Robin E. says:

    I was eyeballing this one when the Miss Molly dress was posted last week and I went off to the store to check it out. So sweet.

  67. kyla says:

    i had this pattern but lost the file and would love to make another set of dresses for my girl using this pattern. i hope to win!

  68. Latrilla says:

    I want this dress for myself…..adorable.

  69. empirewaist says:

    So sweet & so pretty! And that embroidery design is the cutest thing in the world! This dress rocks.

  70. Michelle says:

    What a darling dress!

  71. Marnae says:

    Love the pattern..and the apron is adorable

  72. Tami says:


  73. Tara says:

    so cute! my girls would look so cute in it.

  74. Claire says:

    LOVE IT!

  75. Mindy says:

    This is the pattern that renewed my interest in sewing. Crazy thing is I never purchased it. Every dress I’ve seen that was made by this pattern is adorable, and I love the apron option!

  76. jackie says:

    lovely madeline

  77. elana says:

    my daughter loves any and all dresses! and this one is adorable!

  78. Gill says:

    I love this dress and I have a great-niece who would love it too!

  79. Abbington says:

    I love this style of dress, the little accent of a different fabric at the waist is just gorgeous!

  80. Farscapegirl says:

    My 3 yr old niece would look adorable in this dress! I think I could actually make this one too πŸ˜‰

  81. Amy Craven says:

    Adorable!What a great idea to add the contrast fabric as she grows. Thanks for sharing.

  82. Dianne McLean says:

    Love this sweet simple style.

  83. Amanda H. says:

    Great giveaway! I would love this pattern!

  84. Serena says:

    Such a cute dress, just perfect and easy and cute for little girls!

  85. Lisa says:

    How cute is that dress!?!
    I love that it comes in bigger sizes too.

  86. Barbara J says:

    What a sweet dress – easy and open to tons of personal touches. I can see it becoming a TNT for me and my granddaughter.

  87. Emily S says:

    This would look so cute on my little girl!

  88. Chris says:

    What a perfect little pattern- I love it!

  89. Robin says:

    cute, cute, cute!

  90. Lisa says:

    Ohhhh….this is so sweet! I would love to make this for my daughter. πŸ™‚

  91. Melina says:

    How cute!! I would so looovvve this serger-and the pattern is quite vintage looking with the apron possibilities. Very nice!!

  92. Mary Angerer says:

    This would be precious on my darling granddaughter Cecilia!

  93. Jessica Norris says:

    I love the little apron on the front of this dress!

  94. marla says:

    This would look great in this peasant dress.

  95. Amy says:

    I just LOVE this dress!!!! So Very pretty~

  96. Claire says:

    I would love to win this Miss Madeline pattern to make my very own Miss Madeleine her first birthday dress! Its too adorable!

  97. Kristin says:

    so cute! my little girl would look adorable in this!

  98. Anna says:

    I’ve been looking at this pattern for a while now, and I sure would love to win it! My daugheter Ella loves dresses πŸ™‚

  99. Aileen says:

    I love that dress. My girls would look so cute to go back to school in this dress. Too cute! Thanks for sharing.

  100. Julianne says:

    Oh, I really hope I win this one! I can imagine making tons fo these for my daughter!!

  101. Sakura says:

    This is such a sweet dress! Love it!

  102. Heather McKenzie says:

    How cute! How versatile! Love it!!!!

  103. Lauren says:

    So beautiful!

  104. mamabird says:

    This is too cute!

  105. Helena Pope says:

    This is such a sweet dress!

  106. Debra Parker says:

    Thanks for entering me. I’d love to win!

  107. Sandra says:

    My granddaughter would love that cute little dress.

  108. Katie says:

    Another sweet little dress pattern. So many it’s hard to choose

  109. Heidi says:

    What a great dress. I can completely see my daughter in that!

  110. Tracy says:

    A sweet dress with the cherry trim. My girls would love this for summr.

  111. Jill B says:

    What a perfect pattern!

  112. Laurie says:

    What a sweet, simple dress. Just beautiful!

  113. Rose.W says:

    This dress looks so lovely. Very girly which is what my daughter loves. I am sitting here imagining all the fabric possibilities I can use for this dress lol…

  114. Somer says:

    Such a cute dress.

  115. rose says:


  116. Caroline says:

    too cute!

  117. Melanie Jennings says:

    I have three little girls 7, 5, and 3 who need this pattern!!! I’d love to win it, but if I don’t, I’ll be buying it anyway. Sweet.

  118. Teresa says:

    This little dress is adorable. And I know just the spunky, curly haired, little wild woman I’d make it for…I can see her in it now. πŸ™‚

  119. Kristin says:

    What a great pattern! The possibilities look endless!

  120. queenbeaz says:

    I love the little apron!

  121. Shirley Clark says:

    This is a precious little dress. I would love to make one.

  122. Kristy says:

    What a fantastic idea for lengthening the dress over time.

  123. Sharon says:

    Love this dress!

  124. rachel says:

    I would LOVE to make this dress for my daughter, Madeline! Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  125. sy says:

    the dress is so adorable. i love the band in the middle.

  126. Brenda says:

    Love her patterns!

  127. Shawna says:

    My daughter loves dresses, and this looks just like the kind she likes to wear. It would be great to be able to make them myself…then I could adjust the length for her long legs!

  128. SheilaC says:

    This pattern is SO cute!!

    thank you!


  129. Alisa says:

    This is a cute dress too, one I’d like to make.

  130. Jennifer N says:

    I know a sweet “Miss Madeline” who would be so happy with this dress. She’s a 2-year old princess. I love it!

  131. Sivje Parish says:

    I would love to win this. Samantha’s patterns are so well written and pretty.

  132. Leslie says:

    Precious!! Would love to make this dress!

  133. Rosanne says:

    I love the fun and nostalgia in this and all the other dress patterns available @ Handmade Dress Patterns! Recently set up my machine and want to make clothes for myself and daughter(I want my 9 yr. old to dress like one if you know what I mean) and this looks like a great first project!

  134. Angela Maddux says:

    I would love to win this pattern.
    Thanks, Angela

  135. I have a small stash of fabric from my Grandma and Mom, I would love this pattern to make my daughter some new dresses!

  136. Mrs.Pear says:

    Love this! My girls are SO tall that it is getting hard to find modest dresses for them! This one is adorable, and it looks like it would be easy to adjust the length!

  137. Joy says:

    Love this pattern! I have some vintage hankies that would be great to use on a dress for my niece Macy that belonged to my grandma, her great-grandma.

  138. Helena says:

    So cute.

  139. Barb says:

    This is so pretty! And it looks relatively quick and easy too!

  140. Andrea P. says:

    Cute dress! I would love to win the pattern!

  141. Kate says:

    I think the best thing about this pattern is that it is timeless.

  142. Julie W says:

    I love this pattern! I have the smaller size, but would love the larger size too!!

  143. jill says:

    this is such a cute pattern!

  144. Stacey says:

    Beautiful – and I love the included embroidery!

  145. Anna Bolster says:

    This would be prefect for my skill level. Would love this pattern – with a daughter and 4 nieces under the age of 5 – we could have so much fun making them all this cute dress!

  146. Dana says:

    So cute- I would love to try it!!!

  147. Natacha says:

    This dress looks easy to do and great for every day wear. I’d be happy to win this pattern.

  148. Debbie B says:

    Our grandgirl is outgrowing the little baby patterns I have. I need this to make for her!

  149. Wendy says:

    This is beautiful!

  150. Mama Lusco says:

    This pattern is a staple in my girls wardrobe. Love it!

  151. Carolyn Flores says:

    This looks adorable. I’m a new at sewing and this looks like it’s in my skill level!

  152. Marie says:

    I have to stop reading this blog. I want to buy every single pattern. =)

  153. Tanya says:

    Sweet pattern and my daughters name!

  154. Anna says:

    Cute dress. My little one would love this dress.

  155. silver says:

    What an adorable dress!

  156. Kimberly says:

    I have been eyeing this pattern for some time – her patterns are so simple and attractive.

  157. Joanna says:

    What an adorable dress! I can just see my little girl in it.

  158. Lynne says:

    So cute! Thanks for sharing!

  159. Melinda says:

    What a cute dress! I would love to make this for my girls.

  160. Kelly Hall says:

    This dress would be adorable in the elephant print I just ordered! Looks like a great pattern!! πŸ™‚

  161. I’d love to make this pretty dress for one of my girls.

  162. Jen Higgins says:

    Oh, this is so cute! Perfect for my daughter and many neices!

  163. I would love to win the darling pattern. It is so cute!

  164. Bekah says:

    Oh, wow, how beautiful!!! I have two nieces who would look captivating in this dress.

  165. MamaHoldYou says:

    I love these patterns! I have already assembled quite a collection of hankies and tea towels in anticipation of picking up this pattern but I haven’t gotten around to purchasing it yet. Maybe I could win it! πŸ™‚

  166. Kimberly B says:

    I love this dress!

  167. bruinbr says:

    I would love to make this for my daughter! So adorable!

  168. Julie says:

    I love this pattern. It has been on my list to get for awhile now.

  169. Jody says:

    Gorgeous! Would love, love,love the older girl sizes!!!

  170. Jess Snethen says:

    very cute! love it!

  171. helen wright says:

    my dinky little girl would look sooooooo cute in this!

  172. Morgan says:

    Such a lovely dress! I *heart* the apron option.

  173. Staci says:

    This dress is adorable!

  174. Charity says:

    I love the size range on this pattern – so versatile!

  175. Robyn says:

    Very cute! I’d love to make this for my little one.

  176. Melissa says:


  177. Laura says:

    The apron is such a cute touch! I’d love this for my daughter!

  178. Kimberly says:

    Sam’s patterns are so great! This one would be great for my girls to sew the dress themselves!

  179. Kates says:

    Love it! Perfect for playing Laura Ingalls Wilder pioneer girl. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  180. Sonja Greene says:

    Cute! Cute! I would love to make a couple of these for my youngest daughter.

  181. pia says:

    This dress is beautiful! I definitely will make it for my 9 year daughter, and she will adore it!! I need the pattern, please!!!

  182. Heather says:

    I’m always looking for great dress patterns for my daughter! Thanks for the chance!

  183. April says:

    This is super cute! Would love to make it for my daughter!

  184. Elle says:

    More peasant dresses! So cute.

  185. Marsel says:

    Another lovely dress that I’d like to make!

  186. Adrianne Foreman says:

    My daughter would love this!

  187. Mary says:

    What an adorable dress!

  188. i would love to make this for my 19-month old daughter, mary margaret!

  189. Kristy says:

    What a cute dress pattern!

  190. Kathryn says:

    What a cute dress! My daughter would love it!

  191. Karly says:

    Me! Me! I’ve been eyeing this pattern for awhile but have yet to purchase it. Hope I win!

  192. Lynn Poulin says:

    Cute dress–any little girl would be adorable!

  193. veronica says:

    Really cute!

  194. Heather Bush says:

    Okay, I want to win everything you guys post! This dress rocks and my munchkin will love it!

  195. Leigha says:

    My little one would be adorable in this!

  196. Sil says:

    I love it!

  197. Jennwith4 says:

    How cute my daughter has a similar dress and I’ve been wanting to make her another but needed a pattern!

  198. Caroline says:

    Very cute!

  199. This silhouette is a MUST HAVE for girls’ sewing patterns. I cannot believe there aren’t more available. This one is adorable!

  200. Milica says:

    Darling pattern! Love the little embroidery bonus included with it!

  201. Teri says:

    I have been wanting to get this pattern for a long time! I love the Handmade Dress patterns! My girls would love to wear this dress.

  202. Rebekah says:

    This is such a cute, versatile pattern!

  203. Rachel says:

    I would love to win that pattern, it is sew cute!

  204. DebbieKL says:

    Such a cute and simple girls dress! I love PDF patterns with multiple sizes.

  205. upstatelisa says:

    that is so cute! I wonder if I could make one for my older little girl.

  206. Ashley says:

    I love this pattern. I’ve been wanting to try it out for awhile.

  207. Celeste says:

    I’m new to sewing and have made myself a few skirts. Would love this for my daughter.

  208. What a sweet little pattern! I’m especially loving the apron option… too adorable. This would be perfect for my tiny girl.

  209. Amy says:

    Very cute! My 7 year old is extremely picky about her clothes. I love this style on her but haven’t been able to find a commercial pattern. It would make a cute dress or a tunic top with leggings. Perfect! (PS It’s my birthday, so you should let me win it. LOL)

  210. Marcia W. says:

    Great little dress – like it!

  211. stacy says:

    Loving this, I like the classic look with modern fabrics, so cute.

  212. Laura Reich says:

    Oh, I love this sweet little dress. Very cute and not too grown up.

  213. wendy says:

    that’s one sweet dress!!!

  214. Kate says:

    What a cute dress! I would love to make this for my daughter. I really like the idea of using the matching fabric to make the double hem. It would really extend the wear of the dress.

  215. JenR says:

    So adorable!!

  216. Rhetta says:

    Been eyeing that sweet dress for awhile now. Would love to make it for my adorable granddaughter.

  217. CindyM says:

    I have some SMS fabric just waiting for a back-to-school dress project. Love this pattern.

  218. Anna McD says:

    I would love to make this for my granddaughter Jesslyn

  219. What a sweet pattern!

  220. heather b says:

    Very sweet – love all the outfit suggestions so far!

  221. Sara says:

    Easy enough for a first timer? Only one way to find out..

  222. Dana B. says:

    I’d love to try out this pattern. I have two girls that love dresses!

  223. Aryn says:

    This dress is adorable! I would love to make it for my little girls.

  224. maddie says:

    ohhhhh while I don’t have a little girl of my own anymore ( I have a big girl..18!).. I do hve lots of little girls in my church who would look very sweet in that dress!

    Maddie progressive longarm quilting!

  225. Sara says:

    Would love to win this pattern, such a great style and easy to make and wear.

  226. Emily says:

    My 3 year old just saw the picture of this dress on the screen and started pointing…”I want to wear that dress!” πŸ™‚ It’s darling.

  227. Tammy says:

    What an adorable dress!

  228. miktha says:

    this dress is so cute and my girl would be very happy if i make one for her.

  229. Sara says:

    What a great dress! I know this would be a big hit with my daughters and all their friends.

  230. Cute! I’ve been oogling this one…

  231. Lisa says:

    I have only made 1 dress for my little girl and would so love to make more. I’ve just been looking for the right pattern and inspiration. I think she’d LOVE this dress πŸ™‚

  232. Maggie says:

    Very cute!

  233. Tabitha says:

    This is a really cute little dress – I’d love to make it for my daughter for her birthday dress!

  234. Janelle says:

    What a cute dress!! A perfect dress for my little girly girl who loves wearing dresses.

  235. Myrnie says:

    What a gorgeous dress!

  236. Kate says:

    so cute! I might have to make this for my god-daughter πŸ™‚

  237. What an adorable dress! Would love to make it for my little girl

  238. Tong says:

    This is so adorable!!

  239. PeachRainbow says:

    I’d love to win!

  240. Jennifer G says:

    I love this dress! I have never made a dress with an apron option before.

  241. Megan says:

    So cute! I never really considered myself a sewist of clothing but since having kids I just LOVE to make them their very own unique clothes. This dress would be so adorable on my soon-to-be-three daughter. I’m training her well: she comes with me to the fabric store and runs her hands over the bolts saying, “It’s so cute!”

  242. Jennifer P says:

    Oh I would love to make this for my daughter! I especially love that it comes with so many personalization options like the embroidery pattern. I’m trying to learn to embroider and applique. How fun!

  243. Kristy says:

    This pattern is so cute, I would love to win it!!

  244. Lauren says:

    what a lovely little dress. i want to make one for myself. haha. thanks for the giveaway!

  245. Mary Read says:

    More adorable children’s patterns. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win all of these!

  246. Anna says:

    It’s darling!

  247. Alyssa says:

    I’ve been eyeing this pattern for a while! Would be perfect for my nieces & my daughter!

  248. Alice S says:

    Adorable pattern! I would love to win this for my daughter. Its on my to-do list.

  249. Roxanne says:

    I must have this!! My daughter is Miss Madeline, and she has to wear dresses every day. It is perfect!

  250. kelli says:

    I love this dress. It’s so simple in style, but still so cute and girly.

  251. Keri says:

    This is such a cute dress!

  252. Amy Hodge says:

    This dress is adorable and would be perfect for my friend’s little girl. My friend is completely swamped these days, and it would be so awesome to make this for her — especially since she got some fabric for making her a dress that she probably will never get around to (the Oliver + S Ice Cream Social dress). This would work out so much better!

  253. Natalie VV says:

    This dress looks delightful… especially with the charming details that can be added. I would love to make this for my daughter.

  254. Jennifer says:

    Adorable! I love it!

  255. Chris says:

    What a lovely, simple dress. I’d love to make one for my girls.

  256. nopinkhere says:

    Cute! Good thought for making it longer. My kids seem to stay about the same size around while getting taller.

  257. Krystina says:

    This is such a cute dress. I love the idea of adding fabric to the hem as she gets taller.

  258. Thais says:

    What a sweet dress! This is an adorable pattern.

  259. Kati says:

    This is too cute and looks easy enough for me to do! (I still consider myself a newbie sewer and haven’t made any clothes for my little girl yet!)

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