The Girls pleated dress was created on a request. My daughter was invited to a birthday party at the kinder garden and we had to come up with something that is comfortable and beautiful at the same time. She loved it and all the girls there loved it too! She liked it so much she wears it all the time now.That’s why I thought it would be nice to share this free PDF pattern.
The Girls Flower Dress has a classic silhouette that is appropriate for any occasion. It comes with a short and long sleeve options and can be made from a wide variety of knit jersey fabrics for any season.
Girls flower dress Features:
- Round neckline
- A pleated skirt
- Short and long sleeves options
- Seam and hem allowance included
- Layers feature (print only the sizes you need)
Skill Level: Confident beginner
Sizes: 2,3, 4, 5, 6 years old (See the Size Chart below for detailed measurements)
Fabric: Use light to medium-weight knitted fabric with or without stretch. The pattern has enough ease so a more rigid fabric will also do without the need of adding a zipper. If you choose to use a more stretching fabric, you can adjust the size according to the size chart for a better fit. The size chart is for body measurements,not finished garment measurements.
Optional: use a single fold bias tape in a matching colour for the neckline. I prefer to use a tape,cut from the main fabric.
Use light to medium-weight knitted fabric with or without stretch. Any type of double knit, interlock knit, Ponte di Roma,etc. will do. You will need 1 meter/yard of fabric if it is at least 1.6 yards/ 1.5 meters wide.
- Regular sewing machine. Use a stitch that tolerates the stretching of the knit fabric (zig zag or other according to your sewing machine manual)
- Stretch or ball-point machine needles
- Serger machine
- Coverstitch machine or twin needle for hems at sleeves and skirt
Detailed sewing instructions are provided in the pattern description.
To get the free printable PDF pattern, go to my designer page at Craftsy. It will be saved in the pattern library for you to download and use it for free.
Best of luck to you making this classic dress for a little lady!
Feel free to share your finished project with me. I would love to help any way I can.