Merchant & Mills

The Trapezette

This simple, charming dress for girls has a whole lot of swing! The Trapezette design includes a single-button back neck opening with rouleau loop and fully faced armholes and neck for small-people comfort. Sized for ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 years, pick about a yard of light to medium weight woven fabric, such as linen, soft denim chambray or fine cord, or for cold weather, choose a soft wool or tweed. You will also need matching thread, suitable lining (like muslin) for the facings (or self fabric, if using something lightweight like cotton or linen), and one special small button for the rouleau loop. Merchant & Mills considers this pattern suitable for a beginner.