Marilyn Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress

Marilyn Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress

Marilyn's Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress | SewsNBows

Have you heard the news over at Create Kids Couture? Shannon & Tiffany have been releasing their patterns in tween sizes! The size range is from 7/8 all the way to 15/16. I made Marilyns Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress just in time for Kids Clothing Week!

Marilyn's Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress | SewsNBows

I’ve been a fan of CKC forever. The extra sweet, boutique style girls clothing makes me want to squish the little children wearing them. My Pinterest boards are full of CKC patterns I want to make for my little niece. (And then squish her.)

Marilyn's Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress | SewsNBows

I was dying to try the new tween sizes, but I knew I would have some challenges. The main challenge being…my daughter. If you don’t know, my little girl is not a fan of ruffles, sugar, or spice. She’s more of a Legos and BB guns kind of girl. So my Bella chose  the Marilyn Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress for it’s simple design, and we started from there.

Marilyn Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress | SewsNBows

Bella loved this bright yellow jersey knit for her dress. The pattern has a wide sleeve that is brought in at the wrist with elastic, creating a ruffle. We tapered the sleeve down to create a straight sleeve, and added about 2″ of length.

Marilyn's Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress | SewsNBows

The other modification was to remove the bottom ruffle from the hem. I added a bit of length the the hem to make up for the missing ruffle.

Marilyn's Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress | SewsNBows

Bella styled her Marilyn Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress with a fur vest, multi-strand beaded necklace, and gunmetal grey cowgirl boots.

Marilyn Tween Slim Fit Peasant Dress | SewsNBows

So I finally figured out how to get a tomboy into those cute Create Kids Couture patterns! And here’s some more exciting news: Shannon & Tiffany have a line of boys patterns in testing.

I’m probably more excited about this than I should be, since I don’t have boys and all. But casual boys patterns are normally Bella approved as long as the fabric choices are to her liking. And I saw a long sleeved hoodie tee that I want as soon as it’s released! (Tween sizes please?!!) It will be perfect for my daughter and nephews.

You can get this pattern at CKC. I’m so excited my picky brat likes something I made. And it’s such a quick sew! I’m dying to sew the Primrose dress next, but I’ll be borrowing a girly girl for that one. What’s the next thing on your sewing lists?

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!


  1. Mel

    She looks beautiful and I like a plainer dress too. Can you make it in cotton rather than jersey?
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  2. Amy of while wearing heels

    Oh that turned out adorable. Your model rocks all your creations. She looks great. I find it ironic, she has such a girl, pretty name and is a bit of a tom boy :). And, she styled it brilliantly.
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  3. Ajaire

    She looks so good in yellow! I really like the shape of this dress. I think Bella and I may have a similar style :)
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  4. Pam @Threading My Way

    I’ve sewn the Marilyn Slim Fit peasant dress a few times. It’s good to know they’ve sized it up for tweens and as you say, a quick, easy pattern. Great idea to sew it in jersey knit… makes it far more wearable for a tomboy who loves to run around.
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  5. Annie

    Great looking dress! The simple, slim line is beautiful for older girls, you modified the dress perfectly for Bella! That pattern is my go-to peasant dress pattern, it is good to know I can use the pattern for a long time! You can probably add all the ruffles you want for Sofie’s dress…go easy on squishing her! ;)
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  6. Cindy

    I love how the dress looks on her! I think the slimmer silhouette is more flattering on older girls. Looks like a win-win to me!
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  7. Donna

    What a great choice for Bella. A little feminine, but not too girly. It is crazy what hoops we jump through to get the kids to wear what we make for them. Sometimes with O and M even after they choose the fabric, they decide maybe they will try it on “tomorrow”! I am in love with the vest and beads. A great compliment.

  8. thisblogisnotforyou

    So pretty! I love the bright yellow. Nice to see something bright and summerey between all those winter coats. Awesome that your daughter has a say in all this fabric choosing and styling (and she seems to make use of that quite often!) Her boots are soooo cool!
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  9. Gina

    The dress turned out awesome and I think Bella is the best stylist!!! I always love what she pairs up with the clothes you make for her. You did a fabulous job paring down the sleeves. I don’t know that I could do that. Do you have some tips for me?


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