Secret Garden Dress Pattern

Secret Garden Dress Pattern

The Secret Garden Dress pattern is being released tomorrow! Squeal! I know a lot of you have been waiting for it. Wanna see mine?

The Secret Garden Dress Pattern : Love the bow & cascading flounce!!

This pattern is a collaboration between Deb from Sprouting JubeJube Allison from E+M Patterns.

The Secret Garden Dress Pattern

  • Sleeveless, lined bodice with side zip
  • Knee length skirt with peekaboo lining
  • Attached bow with open center back & cascading flounce
  • Size 2-10

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My model measures a size 3T in her chest and waist, but she’s not quite 2 years old in this photo. My dress falls longer on a much younger baby; but if you check out the tester photos you’ll see that the dress is designed to fall about knee length. I sewed the dress exactly according to the pattern for an accurate test fitting. I love the way it looks with the extra length, and sweet little toes peeking out!

The Secret Garden Dress | SewsNBows

As for pattern testing on the Secret Garden Dress, it was a great experience. Since I had never worked with Deb or Allison, I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew is that I wanted to own this pattern before everybody else. I know that’s the worst reason to test a pattern; (because you want it right now, right freakin’ now!!)…but I’ve never claimed moral scruples here.

The Secret Garden Dress Pattern from Sprouting JubeJube & E+M Patterns

The minute I saw the tester call I was on it like white on rice. I signed up for a size 3, but I probably would’ve kidnapped someones child and sewed a different size if I needed to. It was that serious. When I got picked; I almost died of happy.

The Secret Garden Dress Pattern | SewsNBows

Pattern testing was involved, and I mean that in a good way. The girls were extremely detail oriented and I could tell that they wanted the Secret Garden Dress to be absolutely perfect. Testers each sewed a bodice muslins before the entire pattern was available. The neckline was lowered a nudge and they made sure the armcyes were a good fit in each size. I loved working so closely with other testers, and appreciate the work ethic of Deb & Allison.

The Secret Garden Dress Pattern

I’d say an advanced beginner could handle this pattern. I didn’t struggle too much, and it’s more challenging than stuff I normally sew. I laid the back dress and flounce out to help me understand this magic. It’s simpler than it looks, and pretty genius too!

The Secret Garden Dress Pattern | SewsNBows

Finding strawberries in the garden :)

I’ve made another Secret Garden Dress that I’ll be showing you soon. Can’t wait! If you’re dying to sew this dress too, you can get it here:

Secret Garden Dress


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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. Susan Long

    Can you tell me where I can purchase this pattern? My great granddaughter is in a wedding the end of this month and I would love to make this for her as it would match what the wedding party is wearing.

  2. Liz

    Wow, this is one CUTE DRESS!!

  3. Lydia

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! This dress is just adorable!

  4. Kaja

    Beautiful dress, beautiful little girl.
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  5. Janelle

    Looks like a fun dress

  6. Gina

    darling dress and pics! i love the cascading back bow and how the 2 fabrics mix. Nice work Amy!! your little model could not be any cuter; my youngest soon always had serious little toddler pics too; he is still a pretty serious kid!
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  7. Amy of while wearing heels

    Oh my goodness, your model is so cute. What a serious little face she has. Love the dress and the fabrics you selected. It must have been fun to offer feedback about the pattern and help guide it to be the best that it could be. They definitely lucked out choosing you!
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  8. Annie

    What a lovely dress! Pink definitely works with this sweet design. Is it really simpler than it looks? It does look complicated.
    Glad to hear you did not have to kidnap a girl to sew this one! :D
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  9. Jenya

    Well done Amy! The dress looks very party-ish (is there such word?) And I agree – little toes picking from under a skirt are super cute :)
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