The Narita Dress: A New Pattern!

I am so happy to finally be releasing a new pattern.  It only took me months and months to get this one out but I am very proud of it.
Like the Greenpoint Cardigan, the Narita Dress is a digitally drawn pattern with fully illustrated instructions that is delivered to your email in .pdf form.  It comes in 8 sizes from 18 months – 8 years and features a button-back placket bodice, optional on-seam pockets, and a swingy skirt in 6 parts.  The options for customization are endless depending on the type of fabric you use, the number of different fabrics you use, and the print.  The bodice is also an excellent way to feature a small amount of embroidery, like I did with the anchor in the top picture.
I’ve made many variations of this dress, but this nautical-inspired one is my fave!  Check out those fun anchor buttons I found.
While quilting cottons are not recommended because of their bulk, you can work around that by cutting on the bias, like I did with this polka dot.  You can see how this gives it a bit more swing and drape.  (I also cut the green fabric on the bias so it would match, but it was a lighter weight broadcloth.)
This dress is particularly gorgeous and swingy in a soft voile, like the AMH featured here:
And here you can see what it looks like in quilting cotton.  It’s certainly possible, it just doesn’t have the same drape.
You may not know, but my patterns are being named after places I’ve been.  This dress always looked to me like something you might find in a Japanese sewing book.  Unfortunately I’ve only been to one place in Japan so far, and that is the Narita Airport :)  Luckily it has a pretty name.
So, are you ready to sew your own Narita Dress?  You can purchase it here!  And be sure to send pictures if you make one.  I’d love to see it! 
And as always, 25% of all profits are donated to a charity, currently a local orphanage for children with special needs.  Read more here.


  1. Yippee, congrats! Hope you sell lots. :)

  2. Gorgeous!! I purchased it as fast as my fingers could fly!

    This will be perfect for summer dresses…can’t wait to sew it up!

  3. I can’t wait to sew this darling dress up!! It just screams summer to me!! Congratulations, Adrianna!

  4. Awww – that is sooo cute Adrianna!! I love all the different fabrics you did it up in! So darling.

  5. What a super sweet pattern! That bodice is definitely perfect for embroidery. Once the snow melts here, I will have to make beautiful music together with the Narita dress, since I’ve been bitten by the embroidery bug!

  6. It’s so cute!! I can’t wait to make one this spring!

  7. Gorgeous! I love those last two pictures…

  8. Very cute dress.As soon as Bella is big enough…..
    Those girls are something else!Those last two pics…. so sweet.

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  10. I really like this! Soooo adorable and so different in each fabric choice. Love it!!!

  11. SO stinkin’ cute!! I really love this. Congrats on another successful pattern!!! :)

  12. i love this so much. i am the newest owner of this pattern but you should see what i came up with before i bought it ;)

  13. I LOVE this!! Why did I miss this? Just saw it over on Pinterest. I have got to get it together with my blog reading. Love this dress…….I see so many creative possibilities with trim and multiple fabrics… favorite kind of pattern. Great job!!

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