The Ava Knot Dress

from Pink Poodle Bows

The Ava Knot Dress Pattern


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Sewing: The Ava Knot Dress
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Girls, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • straight stitch, zigzag, consult manual for automatic buttonhole instructions

Pattern Description:

The Ava Knot Dress
sizes 6m-12m,12m-18m, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6, 7/8 9/10, 11/12

Knot dresses are a fun addition to any girls wardrobe! If you own a boutique or Etsy shop, the knot dress is sure to be a favorite! In this tutorial, I give you step by step instructions with many color photos. All pattern pieces are included and can be printed from your home computer on regular 8 1/2"x11" paper and pieced together. I also include a measurements chart for those or you who are comfortable using a rotary cutter and mat to cut out your fabric, the only thing you would need is the provided "quick pattern" to cut out the armholes!

***Finished bodice circumference measurements are given for each size to help you customize the fit for your child.

***It is easier to step in or out of a knot dress when putting it on or removing it, versus slipping it over your head and shoulders.

These are downloadable instructions and pattern for making an item. .

All designs are created by Pink Poodle Bows. You are more than welcome to sell the finished product in small quantities. No mass production on a large scale. Duplicating or distributing any part of this pattern is prohibited. Please give Pink Poodle Bows credit for the design.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • sizes included are:6m through girls 11/12
  • all patterns, finished measurements and fabric amounts are included in the file
  • Finished bodice circumference is given for each size. Instructions are given on how to modify the pattern and how to select the correct size needed


  • sewing machine
  • iron
  • lightweight-medium cotton fabric
  • thread
  • scissors
  • fabric pen, seam ripper
  • measuring tape/ruler or rotary cutter and mat

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 3 reviews)
starlastutubow on

Excellent Easy  April 8, 2013

This is a well written, easy to follow pattern with pictures. I made three dresses for my grand daughter in one day.

starlastutubow on

Excellent Easy  April 8, 2013

This is a well written, easy to follow pattern with pictures. I made three dresses for my grand daughter in one day.

Dajong on

Excellent Nice written pattern  January 16, 2013

I downloaded and finished the dress tonight - beeing an experienced sewer I read through the instructions once and winged it up afterwards. Really well written instructions making for a quick yet neat looking dress. I never liked apron/knot dresses too much but was looking for a sewing pattern to accomodate my daughters fabric choices. She absolutely wanted the fairytale fabric to go with the roses - so I was looking for some pattern with a modern twist . The Ava knot dress just fit the bill. ...

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About Designer

About Designer

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My love of sewing and designing clothing for my children has lead to the creation of Pink Poodle Bows/ Pink Poodle Patterns! In addition to being a pattern maker, I am also a wife, mother of three beautiful children, and a First Grade Teacher!

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