Photo of PollywogglesPatterns

Daphne Dress - Empire Gown - 1-5 Years

from PollywogglesPatterns
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Daphne Dress - Empire Gown - 1-5 Years
Daphne Dress - Empire Gown - 1-5 Years
Daphne Dress - Empire Gown - 1-5 Years
Daphne Dress - Empire Gown - 1-5 Years
Daphne Dress - Empire Gown - 1-5 Years
Daphne Dress - Empire Gown - 1-5 Years

Pattern Description:

The Daphne Dress by Pollywoggles.

This is a sweet, simple full-length gown with an empire waist, fitted halter-style front bodice, and elasticized back bodice. The skirt features two full layers and is perfect for lightweight materials such as cotton, seersucker, or eyelet. This is a youthful step-in style summer dress for ages 12-18months to five years old.

Includes two options for the back of the bodice; you can follow the included instructions for shirring, or a 'faux-shirred' back using 1/4" elastic.

You do not need a serger to complete this dress, a regular sewing machine will do just fine! There are no pattern templates to piece together; all parts are simple rectangular shapes and the pattern includes specific measurements for each piece.

Included in the Pattern:

~ Fabric requirements and measuring/cutting charts for sizes 12-18mo through 5.
~ General sizing guide to help you obtain the proper fit for your child.
~ Materials/supplies List
~ Full color photo tutorial with specific details for each step; suitable for beginners
~ Hints and tips throughout the tutorial.

NOTE: This is a pattern, not a completed garment.


Pattern Format:

~ Pattern is delivered to your email and Craftsy Account in instantly downloadable PDF format once payment has been processed. You will need Adobe to open the file. If you do not already have Adobe on your computer, you can install the free version from their website at Once you have downloaded your pattern, please save it to your computer for future reference. Due to the electronic nature of this purchase, once files have been downloaded, there can be no cancellations or refunds.


Terms of Use:

~ Please note that this pattern is intended for personal or limited small home-run business use. Pattern is an original design by Pollywoggles Patterns and may not be copied, modified, or distributed by any means, including electronic, photocopy, or otherwise. All text and photographs are owned by and may not be used for any promotional purpose except by the original designer.

You are welcome and encouraged to make and sell a finished product from this pattern! All that is requested is that you please provide credit to Pollywoggles Patterns for the pattern design. Any questions regarding this pattern, or its use and permissions, should be directed by contacting me through my facebook page.

~~~ Please visit my facebook page for new pattern announcements, and pattern Testing Calls!~~~

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes included for 12-18month to size 8


  • Fabric - ex. cotton, eyelet, seersucker
  • Thread to match your chosen fabric
  • 1/4" elastic OR elastic thread for shirring

You Will Also Need:

  • sewing machine, (serger is optional)
  • scissors or rotary cutter
  • measuring tape or cutting mat
  • safety pin or elastic bodkin
  • iron
pdf Digital Download


Need help? Visit our Help Center »

Have you made this pattern?

Share with the Craftsy community.

About the designer

I've always been the type of sewist that could look at or imagine up a design and then improvise a way to turn it into reality. When my little girl turned about 2 years old... she made it clear that ...

Read More »
View all patterns by designer (8) »