A Lynx Dress

I told you I would be making a lot of these!

Retro style girls dress with a 70s silhouette and cut out shoulders

This is actually the first Lynx I started. It was from the pattern testing phase I helped out with for Sofiona Designs. I was not brave enough to use my “good fabric” so I went to my storage totes and grabbed some random cotton. I had the green cotton in my stash of solids that matched the fabric (if you look closely). It seemed like a 70s color and a 70s style neckline so I went with it. With this pattern you want a fabric with some drape to it, so use cottons with caution. (Catchy, right?!?)

Girls Lynx dress sewing pattern
Cold shoulder slim fit dress with a shoulder tie accent

There are so many different ways to make the Lynx. I used different pattern options for this Lynx vs. the last one (see it HERE). Obviously I did a dress instead of a tunic. I didn’t add lace, but I used the solid green for the bias tape and neck band/ties as a contrast. I also did the button cuffs instead of elastic on the sleeves- my daughter requested the green.

Lynx dress with contrasting cuffs
Girls cold shoulder dress with shoulder tie accent

There were a few minor changes to improve the pattern since I started this one. It is worth noting, however, that if you are between sizes it is best to go by the chest measurement and size down. You can always lengthen it if you need to as well. This one is a size 10. The last one was a 6 with a 7 length.

Long sleeved cold shoulder dress for girls

Don’t forget! This pattern is on SALE through 2/3 for 25% off. The discount is automatically applied in the cart. You can get it HERE.

This dress would be perfect for spring and summer! I wouldn’t necessarily recommend wearing it in the snow as we did here, but it made for some gorgeous pictures and she was only outside for about 3 minutes. Plus, this one LOVES to model! A polar vortex is coming so you do what you gotta do. It IS the perfect time to stay inside and sew!

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