Christmas Gift Time: Kwik Sew 3935 x 3

Kwik Sew 3935

It looks like my orna-mints (mints, haha, get it?) got me in the Christmas mood after all.

Last year I made dresses for each of my cousins, all girls, all under the age of 10. They really liked them, although I think one of the dresses might have been a tad tight. I’m not sure how much wear they got out of them ’cause kids grow so fast but whatevs. I’d rather make clothes than try to buy princess toys.

One of my cousins even asked if I could make her a pageant dress (apparently they do pageants now, I’m going to try not to think of Toddlers and Tiaras…) but I’ll have to save that until later. That would require a lot more work and fitting.

This year I made it easier on myself. I made all three dresses from the same pattern, Kwik Sew 3935.

Kwik Sew 3935

One problem with not having my own kids is that I am lacking in models. So if you want to see what this dress ought to look like on real children you can see the Kwik Sew website.

Kwik Sew 3935

I traced each pattern, ’cause I’m a tracer now, not a cutter, and also ’cause I didn’t want to buy three copies of this pattern… ahem… in a M, S and halfway between a XXS and XS.

And I made every dress out of knit which is good ’cause I didn’t have to finish any edges on the elastic casings.

Kwik Sew 3935

The green sparkly knit is from Joann or Hancock, can’t really remember. The other two are both from Girl Charlee.

Kwik Sew 3935

I thought this design was pretty cute. There’s elastic in every opening and in the kangaroo pockets. It has raglan sleeves and a slightly hi-lo hem (why, how trendy). The pattern also comes with some leggings.

Kwik Sew 3935

Obviously it’s going to be difficult to judge the fit without the girls wearing them but these dresses are loose enough that I probably won’t have to worry about them being too small. Plus, as they grow taller they can use these dresses more like tunics and wear them with leggings or jeans.

Are you sewing any holiday presents this year?

  • these are super adorable! kids clothes are really fun (and quick!) to make, i’m sure the outfits will be loved. i’ll have to check out that pattern, my girls would love it too!

    • thank you lisa! i’m always surprised with how quick kids clothes are to make, they’re so small!

  • Very cute! I really like that pattern.

    • thanks liza jane, too bad they don’t make this pattern in an infant size 😉

  • Oh good idea – these are cute.

  • How sweet! I love these! I wasn’t planning to do any Christmas sewing or knitting this year as I’ve been really busy, tired, and burnt out, buuuuuut… as it approaches I really want to! These are such a great gift!

    • after making these i am inspired to try other fun toys or clothes to make for other family members but i don’t think i’ll have time. this month is busy!


  • Totally gorgeous. Oh if only I had legions of young female cousins to sew for… a grand excuse to sew indeed. Nice work on tracing… I would have started with the L, then cut it down to the M, and so on! I’m sure they’ll be well appreciated 🙂

  • Amy

    These are so cute. Some year I will start early enough to do this. I can’t ever seem to sew for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays. It’s like the pressure freezes me. My mom, on the other hand, is a tornado of sewing. She used to sew right up till Christmas eve. Must ask her if she still does that. ;).

    • in the past i’ve tried to start sewing a bunch of gifts but then only half of them get done on time. i’d like to make more stuff this year but i think i should stop while i’m ahead 😉