Dear friends, I want to offer you a tutorial to help you sew a beautiful dress for your girls, to make them happier!
Sizes: 104, 110, 116, 122 and 128 which correspond to the girls' statures.
Recommended fabrics and supplies:
- Fabric: Printed cotton from nikitaloup.com
- - width 160cm - 1m for all sizes
- - width 120cm - Size 104 - 1m, Size 110 - 1,20m, Size 116 - 1,30m, Size 122 and 128 - 1,50m
- Fabric for the belt
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1) Download the free dress sewing pattern
This pattern is drawn on an A4 sheet of paper in real size, but please note that it does not include the margins for the seams. So you need to add 1cm of seam allowance everywhere, except at the bottom of the dress, for a hem you need 1,5 - 2cm.
2) Cutting out the shapes with the pattern
Cut out 1 piece - Front of the bust, by folding the fabric in half.
Cut out 2 pieces - Back of the chest.
Cut out 2 pieces - Skirt: front and back, by folding the fabric in half.
3) Assembling the dress
Stitch the shoulder seams of the bust (Photo 2).
Cut the neck bias 4 x 50cm and the 2 armhole biases 4 x 40cm including surplus (Photo 3).
Sew the bias on the neckline and armholes to the right side of the fabric, then fold and turn the bias to the wrong side of the fabric and stitch. Also fold over the back piece for buttons and buttonholes (Photo 4 and 5). You can sew the bias strips onto the right side of the fabric, in which case the seam allowances on the neckline and armholes must be removed.
Stitch the side seams of the bust.
Back slit : Cut a slit of 11cm in the back of the skirt at the top centre. Cut the bias 4 x 25cm and work the slit with this bias (Photo 6 and 7).
Stitch the side seams of the skirt (Photo 8).
Gather the top of the skirt and assemble with the bust (Photo 9).
Then hem the bottom of the skirt, make the buttonholes on the back of the bust and sew on the small buttons (Photo 10 and 11). On the tutorial the buttonholes are drawn for size 104!
You can make a small belt in another colour than the dress, to make it even more beautiful, this is optional. The belt on the dress in the photo is 2.5cm wide.
Take a look! What a beautiful dress you have made with us! Congratulations to you!
You can also buy this dress directly by clicking on the image below.
You can find the fabric used for this tutorial by clicking on the image below!