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One pattern making a skirt, shirt and dress. Only four pattern pieces! And the shirt from just ONE pattern piece. All at beginner level sewing? Yes! That's Simply Dressed. Choose from five sleeve options (short, short cuffed, three quarter, three quarter cuffed, and ruched. Then choose to add pockets to the skirt or not. Add ruffles to the shirt, skirt and dress or not. The options are limitless. Plain or fancy, this is simply your go to pattern for a wardrobe of outfits.
This is an e-pattern. This pattern is 33 pages long. The first 8 pages are instructions filled with detailed drawing and photos. The next 2 pages are photos from all the pattern testers so you can see this adorable outfit from every angle. The next 23 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 quilting weight cottons, knits, corduroy, voiles, ginghams, poplins and other shirting weight fabrics. Do NOT use directional fabric for the shirt/ dress top.
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-3T 1 yard each, 4-7 1 1/4 yards each,
8-12 11/2 yards each
Fabric must be a nondirectional print. Lining will show with cuffed sleeve option.
2 buttons (optional 5 buttons)
For ruched sleeves: 10" of matching double-fold bias tape and 1 yard 1/8" ribbon
For the skirt:
2T-3T 3/4 yard fabric, 4-8 1 yard fabric,
10-12 11/4 yards fabric
Small amount of contrasting fabric for pockets and waistband (1/4 yard or scraps from the shirt)
If ruffles are desired, 1/2 -3/4 yard fabric or
1/4 yard of 2-3 fabrics
1" non-rolling elastic by the waist size
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mstramel [!at] melissastramel.com
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 http://lilaclanepatterns.com or visit me on facebook at http://facebook.com/lilaclanepatterns or my etsy shop at http://lilaclanellc.etsy.com. Don't miss my book, A Year of Making Life Beautiful: 45 Projects to Bake, Grow, Craft, and Sew.