DIY Merrymaker Stencil Dress

DIY Merrymaker Stencil Dress, free sewing pattern and tutorial

Your favorite little girl will twirl her little heart out all summer long in this lovely dress! Available in sizes 4 to 6, the Merrymaker Stencil Dress is based on a vintage majorette dress pattern so cute it literally makes you want to spin.

This sweet little dress is the first in a miniseries of DIY party dresses we’ll be sharing over the next few weeks. We had a ball putting together the easy-to-use patterns, and we’re sure you will, too!

DIY Merrymaker Stencil Dress, free sewing pattern and tutorial


  • Printable dress pattern and tutorial (download here)
  • Handmade Charlotte Pattern Stencils (available here)
  • Handmade Charlotte Party Stencils (available here)
  • Fabric & notions (download the printable dress pattern for complete list)
DIY Merrymaker Stencil Dress, free sewing pattern and tutorial

This is an intermediate sewing pattern that takes about a day and a half to complete. Simply follow the instructions in the printable pattern and tutorial for sewing and stenciling.

If at any point you feel stuck, don’t fret! There are tons of great tutorials and videos out there to help you breeze through any sewing woes. That’s what the Internet is for, right?

We used Handmade Charlotte stencils for the confetti collar, polka dots on the bodice, and bunting around the skirt. You can pick up the stencils and all of the other supplies you’ll need to make the dress at

  • Hannah Butta

    Molly Beth

  • Molly Beth

    That is too cute!! Thanks Hannah!

  • Hannah Butta

    I’ll now be sewing for a little girl vicariously through you Molly Beth!

  • Mandi Ann Marrs

    Wish the pattern was in a 3

  • Molly Beth

    Haha Sewing for girls is so much fun!

  • Natalyn Nails Bradshaw

    This is awesome; I love it!

  • Melissa Kojima

    This is so pretty. I love seeing how everyone is using your stencil set! Of course, they would look great on clothes!

  • Sara Graff-Daugherty

    Love it – pinned it – now to make it! :)

  • Lindsey

    Love this!!

  • Emma Hicks

    Gorgeous x ‘Emmy’ made in brighton

  • hannah escobia


  • Handmade Charlotte

    Hi Hannah,

    Thank you so much!


  • Handmade Charlotte


    That makes me happy! Thanks so much!


  • Handmade Charlotte


    Your a terrific supporter! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments! You’re a star!



  • Melissa Kojima

    Aaaah, you’re welcome, Rachel. I hope it’s going well for you. It’s fun to help & support others!

  • Danita Courtney

    Thank you for this wonderful dress! I sew for other people all the time. But your dresses are so special I want to make for my own granddaughters!!! Thanks again!!!