Alice – Reversible A-line Dress Pattern Newborn to 12 years

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


This sewing pattern & tutorial will teach you how to make the perfect a-line reversible dress. Pattern includes sizes newborn to 12 years.

Pattern Details

Pattern Details

This reversible a-line dress sewing pattern is suitable from beginner sewing level. It’s completely reversible with buttons on both sides of the shoulders so it can be worn either way. You can also substitute snaps for the buttons if you’d rather not do the buttonholes. It also has plenty of room for embroidery, appliqué or decoration on the front or back.

With colour step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions it is suitable for every sewer from beginner to advanced. The sewing pattern can be printed as many times as you like so you can make a whole range of dresses in different fabrics if you wish to.

Alice a-line sewing pattern & tutorial. Perfect for beginner sewing.

All the seams are cleverly designed to be self-finishing. This means all the raw edges are neatly tucked away out of sight. No overlocking or serging required… and no fraying fabric for little hands to pick at!

The PDF tutorial includes clear descriptive photos for every step, computer drawn printable pattern pieces for sizes newborn to 12 years, instructions on how to cut the pattern out and simple, step by step instructions to complete your dress.

The Alice - a-line reversible dress pattern & tutorial for beginner sewing

The pattern is trim-free, comes in A4 or US letter size, and has layers in the PDF so you can print only the size/s you want. There is also an A0 format (pattern pieces only) in case you’d like to take it to a professional printer.

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Reviews (5)

5 reviews for Alice – Reversible A-line Dress Pattern Newborn to 12 years

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jenny Rowe (verified owner)

    Lovely pattern, easy to print and assemble. It’s a great pattern for those just starting out in sewing.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shannyn Pool (verified owner)

    I liked the trimming of the stitching along the straps. I haven’t seen it done this way before – usually it’s notching and clipping and that takes a lot longer and doesn’t turn out as neatly. All steps were clearly explained with a photo to match.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jane Lavelle (verified owner)

    Go for it! It’s easy and sews up pretty quickly. It was my first attempt at a lined dress so the whole pattern was just fabulous.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline Connolly (verified owner)

    I found the pattern easy to understand. The instructions were very clear and the photos reinforced what was needed. This pattern would be great for beginners. I enjoyed the entire make up of the pattern.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    rosemaryantonini (verified owner)

    I love using this versatile pattern – so well explained

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What you'll need

Sewing level: Beginner

Sizes included: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-12 years

Time required: approx 1 to 2 hours depending on your ability

Fabric requirements: 0.75 to 1.5 yards of fabric, plus the same of contrasting fabric for the lining, 4x buttons (or 2 if you don’t want the dress to be reversible), thread

Tools required: sewing machine, seam ripper (unpicker). pins, scissors

Sew Along

If you’d like to follow along and sew with us, we have a free video sew along class & tutorial for the Alice on our Youtube channel! Watch below or subscribe here:

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The Small Print


Every pattern we make has been tried & tested first by our team, then by specially selected pre-testers, then by a group of up to 50 different sewers of different abilities, ages, sizes, shapes, body types, and experience levels.

We literally spend hours designing, testing and checking the pattern to make sure it works and the instructions are easy to follow. Hopefully you’ll love the end result as much as we do! But, if for any reason you don’t, please get in touch so we can help.


This pattern can be used to make beautiful little garments for personal use, or can be made in limited quantities to sell. You can only sell the finished product; you cannot sell the pattern or these instructions. We’d love you to include a credit to as the pattern designer when you make garments from the pattern to sell, but it’s up to you.


As soon as you have paid you will receive a link to download the pattern, so you can get started immediately if you like. Note, this is a digital, download-only pattern. You will not receive a physical copy in the post.