This is an e-pattern.
Easy and beautiful and perfectly suited for a day at the beach or going to school: it's the Hopscotch Dress. Make this dress in no time at all. Choose from two sleeve lengths, either above the elbow or three-quarter sleeves. With a large span of sizes, you can make the Hopscotch Dress over and over again.
Fit this dress especially to height.
size/age height chest waist skirt*
2T 33-36" 21" 20" 3/4 yard
3T 36-38" 211/2" 201/2" 7/8 yard
4 40-42" 22" 21" 1 yard
5 42-45" 23" 211/2" 11/4 yards
6 45-47" 25" 22" 11/4 yards
7 48-51" 26" 221/2" 11/4 yards
8 51-53" 27" 23" 11/2 yards
10 54-56" 28" 24" 11/2 yards
12 57-59" 30" 25" 11/2 yards
14 58-61" 311/2" 26" 13/4 yds
Measurements based on body size, not finished garment size. Appropriate ease is added.
*Dress Skirt: 1/4-1/2 yard of 4-7 coordinating fabrics (amount depends on adding in seam allowance for each choice) or skirt amount above of one fabric
Bodice: ⅜ yard, sizes 2T-7; ⅝ yard, sizes 8-14
Above elbow sleeve: 1/4 yard sizes 2T-3T,
1/2 yard sizes 4-14
Three-quarter sleeve: 1/2 yard sizes 2T-10,
⅝ yard sizes 12-14
Pockets: 2 fat quarters
2 packages extra-wide double fold bias tape, can be different colors
3 packages for sizes 12-14, two of same color
Draw string: 2 yards pom poms, ribbon, etc
1/4 or ⅜ inch elastic: 1 yard sizes 2T-7,
11/4 yards sizes 8-14
Draw string casing: 1/4 yard fabric
*Fabric measurements are based on 44/45" wide fabric. Allow extra fabric for directional prints or nap.
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How can I make an outfit from an e-pattern? My printer isn't that big.
E-patterns come as a pdf file. The file is downloaded and opened with Adobe Acrobat, a free program which reads pdf's. The pattern pages have corner grids which you match up and tape together to create the full sized pattern pieces. The document must be printed as "full sized" or "do not shrink" and definitely not as "shrink to fit." There are 1" boxes located throughout the pattern pieces for you to measure and make sure you printed the pattern at full size.
An e-pattern for an outfit will contain between 20 and 45 pattern pages. E-patterns for bags, dolls and doll clothing usually contain pattern pieces that do not have to be taped together.
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.