The Merry Dress & Andover’s Sophia Fabric Line


When a great pattern and beautiful fabrics come together, the result is nothing short of amazing! I had the pleasure to playing with the softest, richest fabric from Andover Fabrics and I knew the Merry Dress sewing pattern from Little Lizard King would be the perfect pairing!


The Merry Dress pattern, for sizes 12 mo through girls 12, is a great pattern for every occasion in every season! With 5 sleeve options: sleeveless, cap, short, 3/4 and long, the dress is versatile for every climate.


The Merry Dress has a sweet, fully pleated skirt with a deep hem. The pattern includes these fabulous pleating guides to help mark each pleat space, and to create an even pleat from top to bottom! If you are new to pleating, this is a great beginner pattern.

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Pretty soon you’ll be pleating in your sleep! If you are hesitant to give pleating a go, no worries, you can simply gather the skirt instead. The Merry Dress bodice and skirt can mix and match with other great Little Lizard King patterns to give you even more lovely combos for your little gal’s wardrobe.

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The Merry Dress also features a front boat neckline with a modest scoop back finished with a single button closure, giving a classic yet unique look.


Enough about that fun new pattern, let’s scope out the lovely fabrics from the Sophia collection by Andover Fabrics. I am totally digging the color pallet: rich blues, greys and neutrals, pops of coral and rose, and on-trend mustard.

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My favorite print has to be the ikat. It’s so fun, gives a nudge to my inner math geek and the colors are so rich and playful!

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Thank you, Andover, for sending along such beautiful fabrics for me to sew up. This trio is fabulous and the little girls are loving their new Merry Dresses!


Check out the gallery from this adorable photo shoot!

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