Sullivan Dress

As you know I typically sew for myself whether it be a basic like a bra or a sample for one of my sewing pattern I don’t normally sewing for my kids.  If you sew for kids you can relate, they just grow so fast.  But you guys, why in the world do I not sew for Sophie more often.  Abby of Sew Much Ado really knocked it out of the park with the Sullivan dress.  I can’t believe how ridiculously adorable this dress is on my girl.  

I have to be honest I am a little jealous of this dress, I might need to find a way to hack another dress to look like this.  I will probably look like a 6 year old girl but…

The fabric pairing is so perfect for spring, and if you remember I was going for coordinating with Benny’s Mini Hudson Pants without being too similar.  If only I could have convinced them to take pictures together.

The sleeves and scallop detail are what really make this dress something special.  I love the construction and how the bodice looks like a separate piece or overlay on the top of the skirt.  

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Not to be a total Sullivan dress fan girl but I am actually going to be using this pattern for some flower girl dresses for Sophie and the other flower girl at her uncles wedding in June.  A little dupioni silk and tulle overlay on the skirt will be so adorable!

It is no secret I love a good keyhole back so I was particularly happy to see this detail on the dress.   A simple white button gives it such a girly detail.

The fabric I used for this pattern is green peachskin and black and white seersucker.  The seersucker appeared in my stash and I have no recollection of where it came from, ha!  It turned out great and hope to eek out something for myself in what I have left of the peachskin.


Such a satisfying sew and clearly I have a fellow fan in this dress.  So much fun to sew for Sophie again, it has been too long and clearly I forgot how much she loves it.


  1. Abby says:

    I can’t believe how ridiculously adorable Sophie is! And the dress is perfect! Looove the stripes and green together. And her shoes!!! Thanks so much for the kind words and for using my pattern! <3

  2. Lina Melegari says:

    Dear Kimberly yesterday I bought a pattern Sullivan (Sofia) and I payed with Paypal, but I don’t find my PDF : Excuse me, Thank you very much Love xxxx

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