Snappy Toddler Dress

Our Snappy Toddler Top Free pattern also works wonderfully as a Snappy Toddler Dress!

I used the pattern I printed out yesterday to make another version of the OG Snappy Toddler Top; a Snappy Toddler Dress! This time I went dress length and used contrasting fabric for the neck and the bias tape trim.

Get the Snappy Toddler Top (or dress) Pattern here and learn How to Make Bias Tape here.  When you’re done, check out 25 Dress Tutorials for Babies & Toddlers (all free!).



Anna Edwards

Hi, when I have printed this out I can only get it as one A4 sheet. So I need to enlarge it on a photocopier but need a guide for correct size.
For the line which says place on fold, what length should it be?? Many thanks, Anna


I have also been adapting the shirt pattern into a dress. In fact, except for the first time, all others have been dress length. I love it!!!


You're killing me with the awesome bias tapes! I really don't need the maker, but I want one bad now 🙂 Love the chair fabric, too. Jealous.


I love this pattern….my only problem is, will I make a top or a dress. Problem solved….I'll just have to make both. Thanks for the inspiration!!!


I may have to make this adorable piece even though I don't have a baby girl! Great for getting an early start on holiday gifts.


Please, PLEASE tell me that your daughter is going to wear this to a "Mad Men" party on Sunday!!


love your patterns! any chance you'll be doing a tutorial on drafting your own patterns any time soon? I could really use some advice!


I just bought a bias tape maker and have got to find time to try it out! How about you post directions for a snappy twenty-six-year-old dress?? That'd be great! I'd love it in this fabric…


Reason 1 million why I should just NOT sew… I love this dress so I finally decided to make it. This took a lot of courage as I'm terrified of making clothes. Everything was looking great so I sewed the front neck on and then the back, when I went to snap them together I realized that I sewed the back neck BACKWARDS!!!! Ok, now that I vented I better go pull out my seem ripper and hope it doesn't look too bad! 🙁


I cannot wait to make this dress! Now I need to go through my fabric stash and pick something. *Fingers crossed that I need to go fabric shopping*


Could you use satin? Normally I only use cotton, but I need to make my daughter a summer flower girl dress and this would be just adorable in the matching satin the ladies are wearing, and add hand made organza flowers to the neckline or make a sash out of a different color. All of your fantastic patterns have so many more uses, I LOVE them! Thank you!


Love this dress! I can't wait to whip one up – well hopefully it will be "whipped up" 🙂 Very very cute!


o how I love– now to wait to see if this baby is girl or boy– only a few more days till DD– we shall seeee!! thank u!


I love this dress and have some fab Day of the Dead fabric to make a cute Hallowe'en dress for my two and a half year old… BUT am I missing the tutorial for how to put it together somewhere? I'm not a great seamstress, so I need some help, please!


I’ve made this yesterday, my first project made from a pattern! Thank you so much for sharing, it looks darling. I very much appreciate the tutorials with printable patterns, they make life easy for a beginner sewer.

Thank you!


Hello! Thank you for sharing this pattern! I write from Italy and so I apologize for my English. I tried to make the dress for my daughter who is 8 months old. I think it was wrong to download the format of the model because I had a little ‘small. However, I have given up and try again soon. Thank you so much, Katy.


I always feel funny posting comments on posts from like, 2 years ago, but thank you for the pattern! I am soooo excited to make this for my baby girl! Looks perfect for summer! Thanks!

Inspired to Sew

[…] used Prudent Baby’s Snappy Toddler Top tutorial, they have a dress version too.  I have made it before and loved it.  If you follow that link, please take a moment to […]


i just used this pattern to make the cutest dress for my little one… found a bargain fabric store and it was the best $7 i ever spent!

Sewing Trends with Melanie « Sew,Mama,Sew! Blog

[…] What’s popular on Pinterest is not always necessarily the newest tutorials and patterns. I searched under the terms “sew” and “sewing” to see what would come up with the most repins. Here are a few of what I found. All of these have more than 600 repins, some more than 4000! Clockwise from top left: Shirred Pillowcase Top (tutorial) by Betz White for Craftzine, Beginner’s Bias Tape Bag (free pattern) by Prudent Baby, Reversible Swim Cover-Up (tutorial) by Jenny Garland for Moda Bake Shop, Lickety Split Mini-Bags by Made By Rae, Ruffled Chemise by Aesthetic Nest, Snappy Toddler Dress (free pattern) by Prudent Baby. […]


Hey! Loved the tutorial and made this for my little girl… changed it up a bit and used two layers to make a blue and white sunday-and-visiting-grandma dress 😉 Thanks a bunch!


You can check it out on my Blog (just getting started) in case you’re interested to see what was made from your pattern 😀

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[…] I hate to say this, but my new one is way cuter than Mom’s.  Sorry 4H. And then, I whipped up this adorable top. Almost can’t wait for summer now! Also, working on a crib sheet for my cousin’s baby […]


Just wanted to double check and make sure it’s okay to have this pinned on Pinterest! If it’s not, please let me know and I will remove it ASAP!

I LOVE this dress!

leny van Dam

My first piece I made from Pinterest for my grand daughter.

Very, very nice!!

Thank you for the pattern!

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Darillyn Lamb Starr

This is really darling! My granddaughter it too young this year, but she’ll by turning one the middle of next summer, so I will bookmark it until!


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Today, I went to the beach with my kids. I found a sea shell
and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put
the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit
crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants
to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell


I love the SNAPPY TODDLER DRESS. You have done a great job…. I have been looking for the pattern on your site and can’t find it. Is there any way you could send to me or tell me where I can find it. Thank you so much. Kay


I loved this pattern. This was the first thing I made for my daughter, and it came out so nice!
I wanted to make another one for my niece who is a six 7, but when I print out the pattern without scaling it at an increased percentage, it only prints one page of the scaled up size. I can’t get the whole pattern printed, only one page of it. Has anyone dealt with this? Any solutions? Thanks in advance!


Why would you put it on the website as a free pattern without fixing the printing issue. I was so excited to print this out and get started on it but it will only print one page and not the whole pattern.


Like sooooo many others, I can’t tile the pattern on my mac. Do not have access to windows. PLEASE help with this!!


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