If you liked our Paris Party Dress, then you will love this gorgeous ladies’ and children’s gathered dress sewing pattern! We’ve re-imagined the Paris Party Dress into a this lovely knit dress! The Paris Day Dress has the same semi-fitted top as the Paris Party Dress, and a gathered skirt that make a relaxed, flattering, and easy-to-wear casual day dress.
Your fabric choice will be what takes this dress from beach stroll to winter classroom and the office park, while the many different sleeve options give you endless versions to whip up for all seasons.
The Paris Day Dress
Skill Level – Beginner
Sizes – Pattern includes children’s sizes newborn to 12 years. See the size chart in the gallery above.
Options – Skirt options include a single full tier or three gathered tiers, boat or scoop neck, and plain or puff, cap, short, three-quarter, or long sleeves
Ideas – Consider adding extra tiers for a fuller maxi dress, or leaving off tiers for a gathered peplum-style top.
Fabrics – Suitable for almost any weight knit fabric. Best results and fit will be achieved with a light- to medium-weight fabric. A fabric with 4-way stretch (stretches in all directions) will give more drape than a 2-way stretch (only stretches in one direction). It will also swing and swish around your legs more. Great examples are jersey, rayon, viscose, bamboo, ITY jersey, silk satin with elastine, and silk jersey with elastine. These will give you a lovely drape and swing. Do not use a woven fabric.
See the fabric requirements in the gallery above for yardage. A serger/ overlocker is optional but NOT required.
Format – This trim-free pattern is a downloadable PDF and comes in A4 or US letter printable sizes. 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.
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