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The Lillie Mae Dress

from The Freckled Pear
(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Lillie Mae Dress
The Lillie Mae Dress
The Lillie Mae Dress

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic sewing skills, top stitching, zipper installation

Pattern Description:

-pattern includes 5 SIZES -TO FIT GIRLS AGES: 2,3,4,5 & 6 ----It's all in the details, and this pattern adds some fun details to a traditional style.
-- Option A has fabric rosette attached to the empire waistline trim which adds a soft more feminine look.
--Option B has a more tailored feel to it with a bow that adorns the waistline.
--Both dress options include a fun neck line trim that adds a fresh look to a timeless style.
--Original design by me.
---Pattern pieces and instructions for both embellishments are included in this pattern.
---This a downloadable PDF. You can print up the pattern and instructions on letter sized 8.5" x 11" paper on your home printer. No enlarging needed.
---very detailed instructions with illustrations
---pattern templates are provided for all pieces except the skirt front and back for which at cutting measurement chart is provided.
---the rosette and bow are machine washable and machine dry-able and will stand up to normal wear and tear-the do not need to be removed for laundering
---If you have any questions-feel free to convo me, I'd be more than happy to talk you through it.
---fabric requirements table included with instructions
---Skill level: This pattern is for intermediate sewers.
---suggested fabric: light weight woven cottons, quilters weight cottons
-the dress has a lined bodice

Sizing and Finished Dress Measurement Chart

Size/Child's approx. Height /Child's approx. chest / Child's waist /Approximate dress length** /
Approximate skirt width at hem

Sz. Ht. Chest Waist dress skirt
length width

2 35" 21" n/a 20" 44"
3 38" 22" n/a 21" 45"
4 41" 23" 21" 22" 46"
5 44" 24" 21.5" 24" 48"
6 47" 25" 22" 26" 50"
**Dress length is from shoulder (at neck) to skirt bottom.

***Copyright 2014 - The Freckled Pear***
Please respect my ownership of this design and the hard work that went into creating this pattern by not distributing copies.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • See description for sizing table


  • Yardage Requirements: Main Dress Fabric: size 2 - 1yard size 3 - 1 yard size 4 - 1 1/8 yard size 5 - 1 1/8 yard size 6 - 1 1/4 yard Contrasting Trim Fabric: 1/4 yard for all sizes 2-6 Lining Fabric: size 2 - 1/4 yard sizes 3, 4, 5 and 6 - 1/3 yard

You Will Also Need:

  • a 14" zipper, matching thread
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About the designer

I've sewn all my life. I sew a lot. I love to sew. I'm obsessed with fabric. Becoming a Gammy (grandma) sparked my enthusiasm for all things small-which led to a lot of sewing for babies and kids ...

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