Children’s Classic Dress Sewing Pattern
$12.50 (or 1 credits)
A childrens classic dress sewing pattern for every occasion! Sew this pretty, iconic style with your favorite wovens for a beautiful dress that features a timeless silhouette, optional pockets, three sleeve lengths, and an optional overlay and decorative bow.
Instant download digital sewing pattern. Includes sizes 12mo-12yrs
● Three optional sleeve lengths: short, cap, and sleeveless
● Optional overlay and decorative bow
● Optional pockets
● Optional lined or unlined bodice
● Suitable for advanced beginners
● Features a gathered waist
● Finished with an invisible zip
● Packed with pro tips and expert advice
● Includes full size, print-at-home pattern pieces
● Includes step-by-step tutorial with photos
● Instant-download digital sewing pattern
Main Fabric – The exterior of the dress can be made from nearly any medium-weight woven fabric. If you use a fabric that is stiffer, it will give the dress more structure.
OPTIONAL Lining Fabric – If you are lining the inside of the bodice, you will need a light to medium-weight woven fabric. If your main fabric is not too thick, you could also use this for the lining.
OPTIONAL Skirt Overlay Fabric – The overlay sits over the main skirt and should be sheer.
Browse suitable fabrics here:
- 1x Invisible zipper:
- 12 – 18 mos: 10 inches
- 2 - 4 yrs: 12 inches
- 5 – 6 yrs: 14 inches
- 7 – 12 yrs: 16 inches
- Optional - 0.25 yards of interfacing
- Optional - 0.75 yards of ¼ inch-wide double fold bias binding
- Sewing machine
- Pins or clips
- Tape measure or ruler
- Disappearing ink pen or tailor's chalk
- Optional wash-away tape
- Zipper foot or invisible zipper foot
Open this in UX Builder to add and edit contentA serger or overlocker is optional but not required.
How do PDF/ digital patterns work? Simply download, print, and sew. You’ll need a free Adobe Acrobat reader program and any home printer (or a nearby copy shop for A0 printing). Once you’ve printed the pieces, tape or glue them together. You’ll find an easy-to-follow how-to guide inside the pattern instructions, plus support in our Facebook group.
The trim-free pattern comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes and includes full pattern pieces and a detailed tutorial to guide you every step of the way. An A0 format (pattern pieces only) is also included should you wish to have your pattern printed professionally. PDF Layers allow you to select and print only the size/s you want/ need.
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“Super sweet dress that looks really classy and is quite quick to put together for a special occasion!”
Buy More Credits
Jenni Elizabeth Early –
What a fun kids’ woven dress! The length is absolutely perfect…short enough to not drag on the floor, and long enough for girls to play in without accidentally showing something unintended. The overlay, waistband, and belt options add that extra something that every girl wants! This one will be my daughter’s Easter Dress this year!
Victoria Fenner –
What a beautiful pattern. Some tricky elements (hidden zip and binding) however it came together in the end. Plus pockets!!!
Aimee Lim –
“I like the invisible zip installation, it gives the dress a very nice and polished finish.
The waistband and bow elevate the look for special occasions!”
Tomorrow Papaleo –
Super sweet dress that looks really classy and is quite quick to put together for a special occasion!
Sonia Barberet Debove –
I love how you finish with the Hong Kong method 💙
Thank you, that’s a lovely Dress. WE love it 💙
Alieke Enders –
A nice summer dress for all those beautiful woven fabrics! I used a thinner cotton fabric and that made it a lovely summer dress. The bodice is beautifully finished and the instructions are very clear. also for the invisible zipper.
Nathalie Dene –
An easy and fun sew. I love that you don’t need a serger/overlocker for a beautiful finish. Also love the details: cap sleeve, bow, belt, neckline…
Lore Hill –
Dress is absolutely adorable but I feel the sizing is a little off. She fit in the size 8 but I made the 9/10 based off of the comments made in a group. The sleeveless version is still too tight under the arms. The bodice also has very little wiggle room.
Mariza Seymour –
The pattern was easy to follow. Step-by-step instructions on installing an invisible zipper (only me second one ever) and the dress came together nicely. My little one is excited to wear her dress as her special birthday dress this week! I will definitely make more of these.
Mireille Ribiere –
love love love it. So simple but so elegant
Frieda Flavianu –
Such an awesome 👏 pattern. Very easy and quick to sew. Perfect clear and understandable written instructions. We will be making use of this pattern for our church dresses. I just love 💕 It.