Downloadable PDF pattern - print at home on A4 or US letter. Download includes A0 file.
Pattern is intended for personal use only and cannot be used for commercial purposes
An easy fitting dress with round neck, gathered skirt at empire waist, ruffled bodice and back button closure. View A has long sleeves with elasticated cuffs. View B is sleeveless. Self bias binding finishes the armholes (view B only) & neckline.
Sizes 6-9m - 8yr
Ability level - Intermediate
Sewing techniques included: baby hem on the ruffle edges (see our Instagram highlights for a video tutorial), self bias binding at the armholes (view B only) & neckline, double neatening the sleeve cuffs to create a channel for the elastic & double neatened skirt hem. The rest of the garment is made up from straight stitching, gathering & overlocking (serging).
Trims: 3 or 4x 16L/10mm buttons & a small amount of interfacing for the back placket
View A shown here in black/white gingham is made from a 100% cotton poplin. Model wears size 2, is aged 2.5yrs, 94cm tall and weighs 15.5 kilos (34.2 pounds). She is around the 91st percentile on the growth charts. A size 3 is roomy on her but still wearable.
View A in burgundy mid-weight linen is size 3 - model is age 4.25 years. She still fits the size 3 in width but the sleeves and hem are a bit short (little kids between 2 and 5 grow a lot in length but not that much in width).
View B shown here in vintage blush is made from a mid weight plain weave linen