Georgia Vintage Dress Pattern from The Cottage Mama: Now Available!

Can I tell you how hard it is to keep a secret from you all? It’s the hardest because I just love, love, love sharing with you. I have been working really hard these last several months getting my next collection of sewing patterns ready to go and today I am thrilled to share my first of four new patterns with you! I will be releasing the four patterns over the next several weeks in PDF form and they will all be available in printed, hardcopy form by the end of June.
This first pattern, the Georgia Vintage Dress, is probably the pattern I am most proud of creating since I started designing sewing patterns. I hope you love it as much as I do!
The Georgia Vintage Dress
DESCRIPTION: The Georgia Vintage Dress was inspired by a favorite dress worn by my mother in the late 1950’s. It is a dress with many possibilities and options, yet has timeless classic appeal. View A, the Georgia Vintage Dress, features a piped bib front bodice finished with decorative buttons and sweet pointed collar. The skirt is double layered for extra fullness and has a waist sash that is gathered on the sides for a large bow tied in the back of the dress. Dress closes with buttons on the bodice back. View B is the Georgia Vintage Dress without the bib front. View C, features the Georgia Vintage Dress without the ruffle sleeve and View D, mirrors View A, yet features a single layer skirt. There are so many ways to use this pattern and you will have many opportunities to make it your own.

All design variations have a fully lined bodice and include French seams in the skirt for total comfort for your little one. This is great pattern for confident beginner sewers and offers many ways to get creative with your design!

There are four official variations included in the pattern, but there are so many possibilities! You can mix and match the different pieces to create a truly unique, one-of-a-kind look.

This is my little Matilda modeling the Georgia Vintage Dress, View A in Size 4T. When I photographed her in this dress, she just felt so special and pretty. I could tell by her demeanor. It was a sweet time for us. 

View A, B and D all feature a sweet flutter sleeve. And View C is a sleeveless option that is perfect for the older little ladies or those that aren’t a big fan of ruffles.

The front bib detail is trimmed out with piping on the sides and three sweet buttons down the front. You can choose to use any trim you would like in place of the piping or eliminate the trim completely. I can’t wait to show you some of the pattern testers versions with different trim options. The sweet, pointed peter-pan collar really adds to the timeless, classic appeal of this dress.

All design variations feature a large bow that is tied in the back of the dress. It is gathered at the sides and makes this dress as sweet in the back as it is in the front.

The Georgia Vintage Dress Pattern is now available for sale in PDF form. If you aren’t familiar with PDF patterns, they are patterns that you print on your home computer, tape the pieces together to form the full pattern sheet. The beauty of PDF patterns is that they are available for instant download, so no need to wait to get sewing and you can print them out time and time again (no tracing)! Plus they are a little less expensive then the printed version and you avoid paying shipping. The four patterns that are releasing over the next several weeks are also formatted for our international customers to print on A4 paper. Like I said above, the patterns will be available for sale in print at the end of June, so no worries for our printed paper pattern fans!
I have worked for weeks with an amazing group of pattern testers perfecting this pattern and throughout this next week I will be showing you some of their incredible Georgia Vintage Dress creations. I am always in awe of the talent that surrounds us here in the online sewing community and I think you will definitely be inspired by some of their adorable little dresses.
If you would like to purchase a PDF version of the Georgia Vintage Dress Pattern, you can find it HERE.

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  1. It’s an ADORABLE dress with unlimited possibilities! Awesome design, Lindsay!!

  2. Another fabulous design!

  3. I love this…I wish I had a little girl to sew for!

  4. Another beautiful pattern from you. Little Matilda looks lovely with her sweet smile. I have noticed that both girls always wear beautiful matching shoes . I like your choice of fabrics and matching accessories Lindsay.

    And I am waiting for the boys pattern for making custom shirts for my little guy.

  5. So beautiful, I absolutely LOVE this – sweet & vintage but would be gorgeous in any beautiful bright prints as well as more muted tonings. Thanks, I’m in awe of your talents!

  6. Congratulations! Such a pretty dress and model!

  7. Such a wonderful, old-fashionly cute dress! I, myself, dislike when little girs are dressed as mini-adults.
    I saw some tests of this pattern on other blogs and both were soo lovely, great job (again), Lindsay, congratulations!

    • Thank you…….I completely agree! They are only little for such a short time, there is plenty of time to dress like a little adult. Have a great day!!

  8. Absolutely adorable!! I love it! I have 3 girls under 5 and I think they each need one.

  9. Lindsay, I was wondering how much fabric does the 24/2T size require for view A? I’m definitely going to purchase this pattern 😉


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