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Frolic Open top & Ruffle Capris ePattern

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Frolic Open top & Ruffle Capris ePattern
Frolic Open top & Ruffle Capris ePattern
Frolic Open top & Ruffle Capris ePattern

Pattern Description:

All the loveliness and frivolity of childhood wrapped up in one pattern. Create a ruffled, openback top and capris in this beginner level pattern. The outfit is perfect for summer or layer with a tee for the hot days of school. It also makes great pajamas or an art smock!

This is an e-pattern. This pattern is 38 pages long. The first 7 pages are instructions filled with detailed drawing and photos. The next 3 pages are photos from all the pattern testers so you can see this adorable outfit from every angle. The next 28 pages are pattern pieces which can be easily assembled after printing. There are easy instructions for assembling the pattern. You will need a pdf reader to open the file, which can be found for free. One example is Adobe Reader. The file will be sent instantly to your e-mail upon payment.

Skill level: Beginner Sizes: 2T-12

Suitable fabrics include light-weight to quilting weight cottons, voiles, ginghams, linen, poplins and other shirting-weight fabric. Add extra fabric for directional prints and fabric with nap. Measurements based on 44" wide fabric.


size/age height chest waist
2T 33-36" 21" 20"
3T 36-38" 211/2" 201/2"
4 40-42" 22" 21"
5 42-45" 23" 211/2"
6 45-47" 25" 22"
7 48-51" 26" 221/2"
8 51-53" 27" 23"
10 54-56" 28" 24"
12 57-59" 30" 25"

Measurements based on body size, not finished garment size. Appropriate ease is added.
For the shirt:
Of outer fabric and lining: 2T-5 1/2 yard each, 6-12 3/4 yard
For the back ties: 1/4 yard fabric
For the shirt ruffle: 1/2 yard fabric
For the ruffled capris:
2T-4: 1/2 yard, 5-7 5/8 yard, 8-12 3/4 yard
1" non-roll elastic the size of the child's waist
For the capri ruffles: 1/2 yard fabric

*Fabric measurements are based on 44/45" wide fabric. Allow extra fabric for directional prints or nap.

(c) 2013 Lilac Lane, LLC
All rights reserved.

Designed by
Melissa Stramel
mstramel [!at]

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All patterns contain a glossary, metric conversion chart and detailed instructions with illustrations to guide you through each step. Lilac Lane patterns have been praised for their thorough instructions.

May I sell the items made from Lilac Lane patterns?
Absolutely! I am completely in favor of the indie community and helping to add to it where possible. If you have an at-home studio with items made solely by you, you may sell the items made from Lilac Lane patterns. No manufacturing of the items is allowed and you may not copy or duplicate the pattern in any way. Each person who sews the pattern is required to buy their own copy.

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How can I make an outfit from an e-pattern? My printer isn't that big.
E-patterns come as a pdf file. The file is

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 2T-12

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About the designer

Hi! I'm Melissa Stramel. I'm a pattern designer, mostly of children's clothing. My company is called Lilac Lane and was started in 2008. You can visit my website or visit ...

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