from Joy Hoover
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You will love this debutant version of Sofia the First to make for your little girl. You can customize the sleeve with three different options and trim out the dress with your style of ribbon, sheers, and overall fabric choices. The dress zips up the back making it easy for your little girl to wear out to showcase, or for dress up play at home. The dress can be washable if you make it using my fabric suggestions.
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This instant digital download pattern comes complete with an introduction (what to buy, sizing options, modification recommendations, printing suggestions, supply purchase list), step by step instructions with clear, colorful photographs, and hand-drawn printable and piece-able pattern pieces (that are easy to print out and tape together).
This pattern comes in 2 sizes, for a great fit: A size 4/5, and a 6/7. Here is a sizing chart:
SIZE: 4/5 - CHEST: 25 1/2" , WAIST: 24" ,SHOULDER to SHOULDER: 10" ,SHOULDER TO LOWER EDGE OF SKIRT: 29"
SIZE: 6/7 - CHEST: 28", WAIST: 26", SHOULDER to SHOULDER:12", SHOULDER TO LOWER EDGE OF SKIRT: 31"
While this pattern is intended for the advanced sewer, as a debutant gown, there are many suggestions for modifications included with this dress, provided by some of my testers. Suggestions for modifications include: omitting sheer layers, and just working with Casa style satin, substituting felt stencil motifs for stenciling on the skirt, 3 sleeve options to chose from, omitting lining and tulle layers, and a zipper closure at the back with a suggestion for stretch polyester instead.
All sewing for this project can be easily completed with a standard sewing machine. However, for more of a professional look, a serger is highly recommended.
I created this dress originally for a friend who could no longer purchase the Sofia costume dress on Disney's site, as they are often sold out. Three months, and lots of requests later, I have turned this idea into a full-scale pattern for you to purchase for your little girl. It can be made either simply or elaborately, with many modifications and customizations. Fits girls sizes 4-7. I hope you will delight the little girl in your life and purchase a copy today!
If you have a shop and want to sell your handmade Inspired Sofia The First dress based off my pattern design, you can purchase a License to Sell Agreement for this specific pattern here: http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/sewing/clothing/license-agreement-to-sell-sofia-the-firs/91426