Children’s Frill Dress & Top Sewing Pattern
The Childrens Frill Dress and Top sewing pattern is fabulous to wear and fun to make. The Childrens Frill Dress and Top pattern feature a fully lined bodice with a plunging neckline, layered frills on the sides of the bodice, a top length, and two fun skirt lengths. For extra coverage add the optional modesty panel with easy-to-follow instructions. Plus, the back waistband is elasticated for comfort and ease of wear.
Instant download digital sewing pattern. Includes sizes 12mo-12yrs.
• Optional modesty panel
• Top length
• Two dress lengths; three-quarter or maxi
• Advanced Beginner
• Shaped bodice
• Plunging neckline
• Layered frills on the bodice
• 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
Fabric - The exterior of the dress can be made from nearly any light to medium weight woven fabric. If you use a fabric which is stiffer, it will give the bodice more structure and the skirt will ‘puff’ out more. If you use a fabric which is softer with more drape, the dress will be softer, and the skirt will swish more. Some great suggestions are viscose, rayon challis, bubble crepe, viscose challis, rayon, cotton lawn, cotton voile, silk, silk crepe, crepe de chine, or silk satin.
NOTE – Using a heavier weight fabric will make the Frills heavy which could pull the shoulders down.
Lining Fabric – The lining will be used on the inside of the bodice only. It needs to be a light to medium weight woven fabric. Suitable fabrics include Habotai (silk or polyester), Poly Anti-Static Lining, Cotton,
Quilting Cotton, and Satin.
- Top length - 1x 10-inch Invisible zipper
- Skirt lengths – 1x 14 inch Invisible zipper
- OPTIONAL 5⁄8 inch wide Bias binding – approximately 2.75 yards will be sufficient for all sizes
- OPTIONAL 1-2 inches wide Horsehair braid – You can use this on the hem of your skirt.
- Approximately 8 yards will be sufficient for all sizes
- 2x OPTIONAL Foam bra cups
- Thread to match
- Sewing machine
- Tailors ham
- Pressing cloth
- Dress maker’s pins/glass head pins
- optional invisible/regular zipper foot
- Optional blind hem foot
- Needle, scissors
- Measuring tape
- Fabric pen/tailors chalk
- Serger/overlocker 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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“This pattern pushed me out of my comfort zone. Not in terms of difficulty as the patterns are always well written, easy to follow and make tasks seem simple but in terms of how big a project it is and keeping going through it. This is a perfect pattern for a confident beginner to create something that little more special that looks professional and amazing. My daughter loves her dress and I want one too now. ”