Description of the Tulip Dress Pattern
This is a printable PDF sewing pattern for Tulip Dress Design.
The Tulip dress pattern is for an elegant jersey knit dress with an oversized skirt and fitted bodice. This design is appropriate for both small and big sizes.
This dress pattern is designed for knitted fabric. It can be made from any type of 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 skirt.
There are short and long sleeve versions included, which in addition to fabric choice, makes this dress appropriate for any season.
The tulip dress pattern is designed for mid-calf length of the skirt. There is an option to shorten or lengthen the skirt if you prefer to make a long or a knee-length dress.
This sewing pattern was carefully tested in all sizes. You can see some of the tester pictures below.
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Features of the Tulip Dress Pattern
• fitted bodice and oversized skirt
•long and short sleeves
•adjustable length of the skirt
• crew neck
• two front pockets
• 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.
I find this sewing pattern to be a relatively easy project. However, if you are not used to working with knits, you might find it a bit challenging.
Sizes: US 2 to 3X, EU 8 to 3X (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 Tulip Dress Pattern
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 55 inches/140 cm wide.
Please, consider that natural fabrics like rayon and cotton shrink so measure after pre-wash.
If you would like to lengthen the skirt, add that amount to the overall length of the fabric.
THE SHORT SLEEVE OPTION REDUCES THE FABRIC CONSUMPTION WITH 1/2 yard /50 cms.
Materials: no other materials needed
•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 42 tales and 49 pages in total.
Detailed printing, cutting, and sewing instructions are provided in the sewing pattern description.
Maybe you want to make some cute matching outfits? We offer this pattern as a "Mummy and Me" bundle.