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Molecular biologist turned patternmaker - that is me, CarlaC. I'm mama to a sweet little boy named Louie and wife to an amazing chef named Delmar. I spend my days doing interesting experiments with ...

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Precious Dresses

from Scientific Seamstress
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Precious Dresses
Precious Dresses
Precious Dresses
Precious Dresses
Precious Dresses

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Straight stitch
  • Zig-zag finish seams
  • Gather
  • Sew on snaps or make buttonholes

Pattern Description:

The Precious Dress has a sweet, timeless design that is oh-so versatile. It can be made with fun cotton prints for comfortable play and a whimsical look. For dress up, special occasion fabrics can be used to make a formal delight. It is a great style for applique, embroidery, and embellishment with beautiful trims.

The bodice can be made in an empire or natural-waist length. It can be sleeveless, or have puffy sleeves. For the neckline, a Peter Pan collar can be attached, or it can be left collarless. For a snugger fit, ties can be sewn into the bodice at the sides. As an alternative to ties, a sweet apron can be added.

This eBook contains the patterns and instructions to make a classic dress in sizes 3 months - 10 years. The placket is enclosed, so the buttons and buttonholes do not show. This gives a crisp, clean finished appearance to the back of the dress.

Detailed sizing information is given so you will get a great fit and just the length you are after. As a bonus, matching dolly-sized patterns are provided in a supplemental file.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 3 months - 10 years


  • Fabric - 2-3 yards, depending on size, style, and options.

You Will Also Need:

  • buttons or snaps (hook and loop tape for dolly), fusible interfacing, fabric marking pen/pencil.

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