Henny Penny Dress Pattern


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Henny Penny Dress Pattern

Pattern Details

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Girls, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • using a sewing machine
  • using a rotary cutter and mat
  • hand-winding a bobbin with elastic thread

Pattern Description:

This is a GREAT beginner dress, as it is essentially 4 seams. (2 sides, 2 shoulders).
It's PERFECT for a refashioning project (the dress with the puppets, above, was once a maternity skirt), and a great learning project, with detailed instructions on elastic shirring, french seams, bias bound seams, and more. I use both photographs and illustrations to thoroughly explain professional finishing tips in this quick and easy project (that can be made extra quickly if refashioned from an adult-sized skirt or dress). The pattern also contains instructions for optional pockets and ruffles
This pattern includes sizes 12m-6, and is perfect for a sweet present for a special little girl, or can be easily modified and adapted for costumes (like the pink velvet fairy costume, above, made in 20 minutes). Fabric choices can completely change the look of this dress from playful to preppy, from costume to classic. The dress can be layered for warmth in the winter, or made from a gauze or lawn for cool summer fun.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12m-6


  • 1 yard main fabric (or an adult sized dress or skirt to refashion)
  • 1 spool of elastic thread
  • 1 yard 1" wide bias tape

You Will Also Need:

  • regular sewing thread
  • sewing machine
  • rotary cutter and mat

About Designer

About Designer

RamonaRose on craftsy.com

I'm a mom, wife, seamstress, knitter, crocheter, embroiderer, designer... I like creating new, useful patterns. I live in a circus with several small children, cats, chickens, and large dogs.

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