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Sew pretty and adorable dresses for your little girl with this collection of over ninety free girls' dress patterns and tutorials gathered from all over the web.
And since many of these dresses are made from simple shapes, they can make a great first project for a beginner just learning how to sew.
And just a reminder, especially because many of these dress designs are made from cotton fabrics, to preshrink your fabric first before cutting and sewing so that your finished dress will retain its shape after laundering. And if you happen to be making your dress from several colorful fabrics, be sure to test each fabric for colorfastness to make sure no bleeding will occur from one fabric to another when you launder your finished dress.
And since a few of these dress designs are made from knit fabrics, here are a couple of tips for working with knits: Remember to use a ball-point needle in your sewing machine which will slide between the fibers of your knit fabric instead of piercing through them, and remember to use a special "stretch stitch" (or a very fine zigzag stitch) when sewing your knit fabric so that your seams will stretch with the fabric when the dress is worn.
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