The Driftwood Dress is the perfect combination of pretty and play-friendly. The loose fit and elastic waist mean that the dress is comfortable to wear and easy for little ones to move around in. Made in a light and flowy fabric for warm weather, or a heavier fabric with good drape for cooler weather, this dress is sure to become a favourite for all seasons.
The Driftwood Dress features all of the neckline and sleeve options of the blouse, plus a knee-length skirt and optional inseam pockets (pictured on the left in the illustration above).
As an added bonus, a number of modifications to the dress are available on the Twig + Tale Blog. The variations include the above-the-knee Driftwood Vintage Dress (centre above) and the full-length Driftwood Maxi Dress (right above). Both of these variations are easy to make - simply shorten or lengthen the skirt pattern piece by the amount specified in the blog tutorial.
Now for some examples. This lovely version features the knee-length skirt and short sleeves with a gathered cuff:
Another knee-length version, this time with long sleeves, elastic cuffs, and a statement ruffle:
Here are examples of the length modifications. On the left is the Driftwood Vintage Dress, with a sweet above-the-knee length. On the right is the Driftwood Maxi Dress, with an elegant, full-length skirt:
The A-line Driftwood
The final dress variation is the A-line Driftwood Dress. This loose, easy silhouette can be worn with or without a belt, and is oh-so-comfortable to wear. Details on how to create the A-line dress can be found here.
We hope you enjoy sewing the Driftwood Dress and exploring all of the variations.
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Read more about:
The Driftwood Necklines and Closures
The Driftwood Neck Ruffle
The Various Driftwood Sleeve Options
How to make a Ruffle sleeve Driftwood Blouse or Dress
How to make a Driftwood Maxi Dress
How to make a Driftwood Vintage Dress
How to make a Driftwood A-Line Dress
~ Image credits: Andree Corbeil, Jocelyn Buggie, Regina Cecylia, Shelley Althage ~