Laura's dress & tunic - 1 to 10 yrs

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Laura's dress & tunic - 1 to 10 yrs Pattern


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Sewing: Laura's dress & tunic - 1 to 10 yrs
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Girls, Infant/Baby



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • make button holes

Pattern Description:

This is an A-line shape dress with a wide reverse pleat in the front. It features short puff-top lined sleeves and it has 2 length options to make a dress or a tunic. There are 2 collar options; Peter Pan collar and rolled collar. It closes at the back with 2/3 buttons or snap fasteners (instructions on how to make the button holes are NOT provided in this tutorial).

Sizes available are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Sewing skills and notions:
This pattern has been rated from advanced beginners to intermediate sewers. If you decide to use regular buttons you need to know to to make button holes, this tutorial does not provide the instructions on how to make them.

For more photos, fit and collar options visit Lily Bird Studio's blog

The PDF file includes:
- Pattern: fully scaled color-coded computer drafted pattern.
- Instructions on how to assemble the pieces of the pattern. It includes instruction on how to apply the snap fasteners.
- List of materials and yardage needed
- Table of final measurements for each size.
- Instructions on how to cut the pieces.
- Tutorial: a step-by-step tutorial with easy and clear instructions and color photos.


- Please read carefully the description, you are purchasing a PDF SEWING PATTERN AND NOT THE FINISHED PRODUCT.

- Pattern assembly is required. It is drafted in pieces so that it can be printed on standard letter size paper, then you will have to assemble as directed in the instructions.

- A 1/4 inch seam allowance is included in the pattern. So you just place it over the fabric and cut along the edges of the pattern.

You can use this pattern and tutorial to make dresses and tunics for sell. It is prohibited to copy or distribute this pdf pattern and/or tutorial or any part of it.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 12 months / 15" (tunic length) / 22" (dress length) / 22.5" (bodice circumf.)
  • 24 months / 15.5" (tunic length) / 23" (dress length) / 23" (bodice circumf.)
  • 3 years / 17" (tunic length) / 24" (dress length) / 23.5" (bodice circumf.)
  • 4 years / 18" (tunic length) / 25.5" (dress length) / 24.5" (bodice circumf.)
  • 5 years / 19" (tunic length) / 26.5" (dress length) / 25.5" (bodice circumf.)
  • 6 years / 20" (tunic length) / 27.5" (dress length) / 26.5" (bodice circumf.)
  • 7 years / 21" (tunic length) / 28.5" (dress length) / 27" (bodice circumf.)
  • 8 years / 22" (tunic length) / 29" (dress length) / 29" (bodice circumf.)
  • 9 years / 23" (tunic length) / 30" (dress length) / 30.5" (bodice circumf.)
  • 10 years / 24" (tunic length) / 31" (dress length) / 31" (bodice circumf.)


  • fabric (1 1/2 to 2 yards for the dress and 1 1/4 to 1 3/4 yards for the tunic)
  • light weight fusible interfacing (for lining of Peter Pan collar option only)
  • 25 inches of 1.5 to 2 inches wide ribbon (optional)
  • thread of matching color
  • rotary cutter or scissors
  • pins
  • ruler
  • 3 snap fasteners or medium size buttons
  • sewing machine

About Designer

About Designer

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My name is Cecilia, I'm an Analyst Programmer by career, crafter, passionate about sewing, designer, wife, mother...
I love crafting since I remember, as a child I used to spend a lot of time designing, painting, making crafts in general. I grew up watching my mother sewing and as a teenager I used to design my own dresses and she used to sew them for me.
A few months after my little girl was ...

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