Mallory Dress

12 customer reviews


The Mallory Dress is a fun twist on the standard knit tee shirt dress. Available in sizes 12 months through girls’ size 14. Three sleeve lengths are included as well as knee-length and ankle-length variations. The Mallory dress features a drop-waist, full-flared skirt and in-seam pockets. The star of this dress is the crossover hood. This style is perfect for little girls as well as tweens!

Mallory Dress Features:

  • Meant for knit fabrics
  • 2 lengths:  knee and ankle
  • 3 sleeve options: short, 3/4 and long
  • Hooded crossover
  • Drop Waist
  • Full-flared skirt
  • Inseam pockets

Sizes: 12M-14 (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers

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The Mallory Dress pdf instant downloadable pdf pattern contains:

  • The Mallory Dress Pattern contains 2 lengths (ankle & knee) and 3 sleeve lengths (short, 3/4 & long)
  • 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.
  • 14 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.

Fabric Requirements & Size Chart

Line Drawing

12 reviews for Mallory Dress

  1. sarah

    My girls LOVE this dress! It is perfect!!! Goes together easy, looks adorable… and did I mention it has pockets and a hood! I will be sewing this pattern for a long time 🙂

  2. cecelia

    I have made this dress 3 times so far and have plans for more. My kids absolutely love this dress and immediately put it on as soon as it comes out of the wash. The fit on the dress is great and it was a fairly quick sew.
    Printing this pattern is also a snap and the feature of using the pdf layers to turn off the sizes that you don’t need helps speed up the process of putting the whole pattern together.
    My only regret with this pattern is that there isn’t a women’s version. I really want one for myself.

  3. Jaslyn (verified owner)

    I sew this up almost immediately after I bought the pattern. I love LOVE NOTIONS!
    Instructions are clear as always and printing in the size you want is a breeze with the help of PDF Layer.

    Dress is an easy sew and I see many more in future!

  4. Lea (verified owner)

    Hi !
    I just made your gorgeous Mallory Dress for my daughter (10 yrs old, born in ’04 – and Mallory was on the short-list for names for her, but she ended up as a Heather).

    It turned out lovely in an off white waffle knit, with a striped jersey lining the hood.

    I did have one small issue – and it could be because I’m really little more than a novice when it comes to sewing.

    At the start, where I was putting the hood together, I opted for the turn-and-topstitch method. The directions state to sew the “Front and tails” together, but that doesn’t work.

    I figured it out in the next part – I needed to sew the front and the FRONT OF the tails together.

    Much stitch ripping ensued, and the dress was done just a couple hours later, so it was far from being a big issue, just a hiccup along the way.

    Thank you for making such wonderful, modest, and age- appropriate clothing available for our girls, I really do appreciate it.

    Lea and Heather


      Thank you for the review Lea. I will update the tutorial with a little illustration showing that step more clearly. 🙂

  5. Ashlee (verified owner)

    Such a easy pattern that can be done many different ways. I even used this to make my son a double long/short sleeve shirt! So cute!

  6. Andrea (verified owner)

    I love all your patterns Tami!! My daughter loves this one too 🙂 I will be making more. thanks!

  7. Jessica

    This makes up one of the cutest yet simple dresses ever! My girls love the twirl and the hood. Very easy instructions! I love that there are so many photos to follow as I struggle to follow written instructions.

  8. Linda

    Great fall dress for us. Fit is perfect, twirl-ability rated high, and the options of different lengths are appreciated.

  9. Lauren (verified owner)

    This is the first stretch / knit dress I have made. The pattern was so easy to follow and the dress turned out beautifully. I love it and will be making many more. The perfect kindy dress! Thank you.

  10. Laura (verified owner)

    Love this pattern! It was easy to follow and quick to sew even as a novice. I have made 2 so far (more to come I’m sure!) and my daughter gets so many compliments on them 🙂

  11. Trista

    So cute. I see my girls living in these dresses all summer. I love the hood with the crossover bodice. Such a nice detail.

  12. ELiza (verified owner)

    This pattern was a favorite when my grand daughter was small. She always wanted a hood on everything. Now that she is older, she is in love with same crossover top of the Tranquil gown and PJs. The details make this pattern look much harder than it is.

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