It was a race to the finish line but I did it! I was still weaving in ends on the morning of her birthday but she got to wear it for her party. I’m particularly proud of myself as it was the first time I’ve made something from a (particularly confusing) chart and not a written pattern. And just to make it more complicated the original dress is for a much older child so I had to adapt it for a 2year old – which was a LOT harder than it sounds.

The free pattern can be found here.

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  1. Beautifully done!! I have been away and just now logged on – the first thing I did was to see how you had made out. WOW – from a chart, adjusting size, racing to meet a deadline – you are amazing 🙂 I know I could not have done it under these conditions – maybe not even with more time, not figuring out size adjustments, etc. I have difficulty working from charts and usually give up, looking for written patterns instead. Congratulations on creating a gorgeous dress for your daughter.

    1. Hi. Thank you so much, I’m really happy with how it turned out. I usually shy away from charts too but I LOVE some of the Japanese designs so I figured it would be worth trying to learn. They still confuse the hell out of me.

  2. I have just looked up the charts to see what you are talking about…where do you even start?
    The dress is amazing! Well done.

  3. Wow! I was searching for the perfect project to make for my 2 year old. I saw this and my search is over! Thank you!

  4. What a wonderfull dress you’ve made!

    I tried to find the pattern through your link, but it appeared the pattern isn’t online anymore in English. Is it possible to receive the pattern through you?

    I will be very greatfull 🙂

    With kind regards,


  5. Please, it is an amazing dress. Could you share the chart? I would try it in a soo very stylish top . Thanks!!

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