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Precious Dresses


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  • Buttonholes

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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. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Straight stitch Zig-zag finish seams Gather Sew on snaps or make buttonholes SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 3 months - 10 years

Recommended with this pattern

  • Fabric - 2-3 yards, depending on size, style, and options.
  • buttons or snaps (hook and loop tape for dolly), fusible interfacing, fabric marking pen/pencil.

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Scientific Seamstress
Scientific Seamstress
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 beautiful fabrics. My life is my lab!!!