Everyday Playdress

21 customer reviews


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The inaugural Love Notions pattern is the Everyday Playdress. For almost ten years the Everyday Playdress has been a bestseller in my custom clothing shop. It’s simple, fun and great for everyday wear! Designed to be sewn with knits, this pattern is perfect for the beginner and advanced sewist alike. Two dress versions are included: the standard playdress and the crossover playdress, as well as long and short sleeve options. Take your dress to the next level by mixing and matching prints. The Everyday Playdress is made using knit fabrics. If you’re new or not comfortable sewing with knits- this is the perfect first pattern for you.

Everyday Playdress Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • 2 dress versions: plain or crossover
  • 2 sleeve options: short and long
  • Gathered Skirt

Sizes: 12/18M-16 (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on one A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheet. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology

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The Everyday Playdress pdf instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Everyday Playdress Pattern contains two dress styles and two sleeve lengths.
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers.
  • Cutting guide.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • A projector file is included for those using projector technology
  • 8 pages of bright and clear step by step color photos.
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition, features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

Size chart & fabric requirements

Line drawing


File updated 7/2/2020 to include new sizing: 12/18mth-16. All pieces changed.

21 reviews for Everyday Playdress

  1. Lisa

    I have always loved play dresses and legging for my girls- cute and comfortable for them to really live in, so I was so excited to find a pattern in that style. Super simple construction and it works up quickly. Well written pattern that gives great results.

  2. ronnie

    If you sew for girls, buy this pattern! With various style modifications, I’ve made six versions in the last couple of years.
    Her patterns consistently fit well and are of completely professional quality. I have no hesitation recommending her
    patterns to anyone.

  3. Linda

    Our favorite playdress, versatile, good fit, and perfect for gifts

  4. Victoria (verified owner)

    Such an adorable dress and another great pattern from Love Notions!

    I plan on making these as gifts for my nieces as my daughter only needs so many but the pattern is so easy and fun that I just want to keep making more!

  5. Andrea (verified owner)

    This pattern is a staple in my dds closet! love the fit and options to mix and match fabrics.

  6. Trista

    So cute. Simple buy adorable. As always the instructions are well written and easy to follow.


    Have made this so many times for my grandchildren and they love it. No zips buttons just pull it on and this they like. Sad because they are 9 and 7 now and growing out of the pattern sizes.

  8. LESLEY GRAHAM (verified owner)

    I made this for my granddaughter, utlilising the mash-up; I used the Skater skirt in woven as she loves ‘twirly’ skirts, also added pockets in the seams, and made the crossover top in a UV reactive jersey. It all worked beautifully and the pattern was so very easy to follow. I’ll use this pattern again!

  9. alexruthe (verified owner)

    I’ve made 3 of these now for my daughter and they are some of her favourite dresses. Quick to see up and great fit.

  10. Becky Hubbard (verified owner)

    I love this pattern for my girls. So cute and easy to sew up, and I like the options for either the plain bodice or the crossover bodice.

  11. mommurri08 (verified owner)

    Such a cute and easy dress! I’ve made several for my granddaughters!

  12. Diane (verified owner)


  13. Renee Shepherd (verified owner)

    Such a great pattern. My six year old granddaughter loves hers!

  14. Connie Trefzger (verified owner)

    I just recently made this for my youngest granddaughter. It turned out beautifully and was quick and easy to make.

  15. jlyofmo (verified owner)

    This is perfect for toddlers and little girls for play dresses!! Pair with leggings or shorts underneath and they are ready to go climb the stairs or a tree! ????
    Directions were easy to follow, love this dress

  16. karilynpittman (verified owner)

    My granddaughters like this dress for school. I
    Like the easy to sew neckline!

  17. CJ (verified owner)

    I made the ‘basic’ view, it was such a quick sew and fit my granddaughter perfectly. I have more planned, up next will be the crossover version.

  18. Amanda (verified owner)

    I love this dress and have made several for my granddaughters!

  19. Tabitha Mars (verified owner)

    I have now made 2 of these adorable dresses for my 2 daughters and cannot recommend the pattern enough. The neckline binding felt a bit intimidating but the instructions and videos etc meant I was really happy with the outcome. Its super flexible with its options and my girls prefer their playdresses over most of their wardrobe! Quality kids clothing is crazy expensive so I’ve enjoyed investing in this pattern and can make the dresses with whatever deals I find on fabric!

  20. K (verified owner)

    I have made this dress 9 times so far. I have made some with the skirt in knit fabric, and some with woven. They are all very cute, and were very easy to sew. This is such a fun pattern. The girls who have received them wear them all the time. I’m sure I will be making more.

  21. rhondapreece (verified owner)

    I made a cross front version with the Skater skirt added. Looks great with coordinated Leggins

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