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Make It Perfect, Sprout

.New Winter Sprout.

A couple of weeks ago Lil wore her Sprout dress to church – it had been hiding in the ironing basket for awhile and was VERY snug.  I made her wear it one last time though (because I wasn’t wasting that ironing time on nothing!) and promised her I would make a new one ASAP.

And here it is!  Cutest thing ever? I think so 🙂 

I made this one a size too big so that we can  be guaranteed wearing for all of next Winter.  And I cut into my new Erin McMorris fabric.  Her designs are awesome and always call out to me – I’m calling this one the flower child dress…as I was sewing it I was worried it would be a little too hippy-looking, but am happy with it now that it is finished.

I really wanted to line the dress in some grey flannelette, but couldn’t find any quickly so instead I cut the sleeves and hood out of some Amy Butler flannelette I had in my stash and bough some plain white flannelette from Spotlight for the rest of the dress. 

Cute = tick!
Warm = tick!
Happy = tick!

Make It Perfect, Sprout pattern
Erin McMorris, La Dee Da, Pixie Flowers in Aqua
Amy Butler, Love, Sunspots in Mint (flannel)

Make It Perfect, Sprout

.BIG Sprout.

I know many of you have been dropping hints that you would like to see Sprout in the bigger size range.  Well, the wait is over – now you can get sewing some winter dresses for your bigger girls!


Big Sprout caters for girls from 6-10 years.  And to be honest, I think I prefer it on older girls than younger ones.  It looks very chic with some tights and a pair of boots.  Check out Karen – my pattern tester’s – daughter below.  Isn’t she gorgeous!  Hmmm…makes me think some Sprout dresses for the Mumma’s might not go astray…what do you reckon?

Sprout is a dress designed for winter…fully lined with flannelette, snug side pockets and a hood.  However, if you wanted to line it with a lovely cotton voile or another layer of cotton fabric, it would work just as well for a light weight dress too.

Sprout is a favourite in our home – both for Lil and myself.  She likes it because it is a dress (with a hood!) and I like it because when we go out in the icy cold 12 degree days we have been having this week I know that she is still toasty and warm.


Just like all of my “upsized” patterns, LITTLE Sprout caters for sizes 6 months-5 years.  BIG Sprout is exactly the same design, only the size range for this pattern is 6-10 years. 

You can find out fabric requirements for Big Sprout on my website.  If you have a store and want to stock this or any other Make It Perfect pattern, contact Creative Abundance to place an order.

If you would like to purchase a copy of Big Sprout for yourself, they should be popping up in retail stores very soon.  Ask your favourite store to get one in for you!

I’m giving away a copy of Big Sprout to one lucky reader – leave a comment on this post to be in the running!
(Giveaway will close Wednesday 13th July and winner will be drawn via a random number generator)