Step into the world of whimsy with Hattie's Simple Bow Top, Dress, and Maxi sewing pattern! This enchanting design features a bodice with an elastic back for a comfortable fit, cute shoulder straps, and a full gathered skirt that's perfect for twirling. But the real star of the show is the big bow embellishment on the chest, which adds a touch of playful elegance to this charming ensemble.

Crafted with beginners in mind, this pattern is a breeze to sew up, making it the perfect project for those just dipping their toes into the world of garment making. But don't let its simplicity fool you – Hattie's Simple Bow Top, Dress, and Maxi is also a fast sew, meaning you'll have a brand new outfit in no time!

Whether you're strolling through fields of wildflowers, dancing under the stars, or simply lounging in your own backyard, Hattie's Simple Bow Top, Dress, and Maxi is the perfect addition to your wardrobe. So why wait? Grab your favorite fabric and let your creativity soar with this delightful pattern!

Difficulty Rating: Beginner
*Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image* 

 Here is what you receive: 

  • Measurements for sizes Newborn to 16 kids. 
  • FREE GIFT with purchase! Size 15" and 18" doll size!
  • One 21-page, one 26-page, and a 32-page instant download pattern with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish. 
  • Three 1-Page A0 Copy Shop file (46.8” x 33.1”) and standard printing file (8.5” x 11”) included.
  • One instant download PDF Projector file
    • Bold lines and clear fonts
    • Pieces all facing the direction of stretch or grainline.
    • Unfolded pieces with optional fold lines
    • A positioning guide
    • Calibration grid and
    • Layered sizes­­
  • This pattern can be used with no pattern pieces only a cutting chart so no paper, ink, tape, or time wasted! However we now include templates for square and rectangle shaped pieces to cut and print out for those who prefer this option. As always, we will continue to include a cutting chart for those of you that choose to use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut your pieces. These rectangle and square pieces will have their own print saver chart, separate from the necessary shaped pieces chart. Please be sure to see the print saver for which pages to print for both options.
If you would like to see an example of our style and try it for free, please download our free sample pattern HERE.
Hattie's Simple Bow Top, Dress, and Maxi Sizes NB to 14 Kids and Doll PDF Pattern

Product Reviews

Written by Kathey Rudd on 2nd Apr 2019

Super easy and fast!

This is a great staple for any closet. Can be worn with or without an under shirt. Super easy and cute as a top or a dress and even a maxi. This is my go to for quick gifts for birthday paties.

Written by Jennifer Rodriguez on 2nd Apr 2019

So quick and beautiful!

I love how quick I was able to make this! After making 3 of another pattern that was very time consuming, this was a breath of fresh air! It sewed up very quick, the instructions were very clear and easy to follow, and the end result is adorable!

Written by Beverly Harris on 28th Mar 2019

simple and sweet

this is a supper quick pattern with a lot of fun .. make it with the bow or with out it will look great either way .

Written by Nan on 16th Jan 2019

Cute and easy

I absolutely love this dress! I made several for my granddaughter last year. It is an easy sew. I highly recommend this pattern.

Written by Bridgette on 2nd Dec 2018

great pattern

This pattern was easy to follow, and the top turned out great. This will be a regular make as it's appropriate for all seasons.

Written by Van on 22nd Sep 2018

easy and beautiful

I had the baby version but she’s starting to outgrow it and someone with an older girl needed a dress. Of course this was the go to. You can do so much with such a simple dress. It’s so easy and comes together very quickly.

Written by Belinda Estrella on 3rd Jul 2018

great for beginners

This was the first CKC pattern I tried putting together. All in all I am very pleased with my end results I learned a lot. I’m already starting to look on doing two other patterns.

Written by Kristine McClellan on 19th Apr 2018

Love Hattie

This pattern is wonderful. Very easy to follow directions. This pattern made some beautiful woven summer dresses.

Written by Clarissa Evert on 8th Apr 2018

Adorable and easy

Absolutely love this dress. The bow was so easy and the instructions were so clear. I love the way it turned out. Definitely a keeper pattern I will use again and again.

Written by Marissa Kinnear on 4th Dec 2017


I had a customer send me a picture of a dress she wanted and this pattern was EXACTLY what I needed. I love that I don’t have to print pattern pieces out and it’s just measuring squares to piece together. Extremely easy to follow and turned out beautifully. I adjusted the bodice to make it longer but even that was beyond simple to do!

Written by Nikki Maples on 17th Oct 2017

so quick and easy

this was the first CKC pattern for me and it was so quick and easy.. can't wait to see my neice in her new dress!

Written by Nicole W. on 29th Jun 2017

So Easy

I wish I had tried this pattern first. It was so simple. I've made three so far. This is diffidently my go to pattern for summer!