Description of the Sweet Dress Pattern
This is a printable PDF sewing pattern for the Sweet Dress Design in girls sizes 18 months-14 years.
А women’s knit fabric pattern for a draped dress with two layers. The under layer is fitted and the top one is draping down the body.
There are three sleeve length options included in the pattern. Two decorative snap hooks added to the front as an accent give abit of playful style to the dress.
This pattern is designed for knitted fabric. It can be made from any type of light to medium weight knitted fabric and jersey knits like cotton or rayon, Ponte de Roma, etc., with at least 5% elastane
(two or four-way stretch and good recovery). Choose a knit with a nice drape to get the best effect on the draped layer.
There are three sleeve length options included, which in addition to fabric choice, makes this dress appropriate for any season.
This sewing pattern was carefully tested.
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Features of the Sweet Dress Pattern
• two layers of fabric
•three sleeve length options
•two snap hooks or slides for decoration at the front
• crew neck finished with binding
• layered PDF feature of the pattern. This allows you to print
only the sizes you are going to need.
•seam and hem allowance included
•a step-by-step sewing tutorial
Skill level: Intermediate, sewing with knits.
Sizes: US 18 months - 14 years, EU 86 - 164 (see the size chart below for detailed measurements).
We've made this pattern in a wider range of sizes because it seems to look and fit nicely in any size.
The size chart is for body measurements, not for ready garment measurements. There is negative ease included in the pattern.
Therefore, make sure to follow the fabric recommendations and choose a size according to your body measurements.
Fabric requirements for the Sweet Dress Pattern
For this dress, you are going to need two contrast colors of fabric that match nicely - one for the top part and one for the under part of the dress. Use light to medium-weight knit fabric like cotton, rayon, ponte, etc with at least 5% elastane (four-waystretch and good recovery). Choose a knit with a nice drape to get the best effect on the draped layer.
Woven fabrics are not suitable for this design.
Fabric consumption depends on the width of the fabric and the size you are going to make. The table below can be used as a reference to approximate fabric consumption if the fabric is at least 59 inches/150 cm wide. If you need to use fabric that is less than 59 inches/150 cm wide, have in mind that fabric consumption will increase.
A set of two snap hooks or slides for decoration at the front.
•Regular sewing machine. Use a narrow zigzag stitch (or any type of stitch that is recommended for knits according to your machine manual) to join the details.
•Scissors for fabric and for paper.
•coverstitch machine for hems
Printing: Print this PDF in Adobe Reader. The pattern tales are in size A4. You can print them on A4 size paper or US Letter (8.5” x 11”) size paper.
A large format print shop version of the pattern is provided in a separate file.
This pattern has 58 tales and 66 pages in total.
Detailed printing, cutting, and sewing instructions are provided in the sewing pattern description.
In case you want to make some cute matching outfits, we offer this pattern as a "Mummy and Me" bundle as well.