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Shelley Dress or Top PDF Pattern


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  • Buttonholes

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Pattern Details

The Shelley Dress has multiple style options and includes a bonus pattern for matching baby knickers. This pattern is suitable for all seasons as a dress or top. The Shelley Dress is stylish and dressy with a hint of vintage about it. Clean lines and fine detailing make this a true classic. The dress is an A line shape with tucking as a feature on the front and short or long sleeves with decorative machine top stitching as an option. There are many options for the dress: short sleeve, long sleeve, lace trim, embroidery top stitching, plain top stitching, dress or blouse length or any combination of these features. Dress it up with lovely trims or make it plain and simple. PDF SEWING PATTERN: the pattern can be printed on a desk top printer using 8.25"x 11.5/8" / A4 size paper. In the USA you can use standard letter size paper but the page borders will be narrower.The pattern file includes a very detailed sewing tutorial with step by step photos. The computer made digital pattern comes as a color coded, full size range nest with seam allowances included. Instructions for printing and assembling the pattern are included. For more information on Digital PDF patterns please see the 'About PDF Patterns' page. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY EXPERIENCE: Intermediate. There is a zip but no buttonholes. You need only plain sewing skills to make the dress, accuracy and neatness are essential. Follow the photo sewing tutorial closely for best results. If you don't have a serger / over locker --- you can use the zigzag on your plain machine to seal the seam allowances. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS SIZES:00, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 --- to fit girls 3-6 months to 8 years. INTERNATIONAL SIZING --- size relates to approx. age e.g. 2 = 2 year old child. A size chart in inches and centimeters is included. Always check the size chart before you start.

Recommended with this pattern

  • FABRIC: Most suitable are light to medium weight fabrics e.g. poplin, lawn, homespun, linen and similar fabrics. For a winter dress wool fabrics like fine gaberdine or crepe can be used. Chose prints that will allow the embroidery to stand out or you can make the dress in a plain fabric. Not suitable for bulky fabrics.
  • FABRIC REQUIRED: All fabric lengths and trim details are given in the sewing tutorial. As well as fabric you will need glossy machine embroidery thread in a complimentary colour plus a range of trims.
  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: For the fancy top stitching you will need a sewing machine that has some auto programmed embroidery stitches. Most machines have at least a small selection of fancy stitches. Experiment with these to see which will look best and check the machines user guide for the correct tension and stitch length settings. It's easy! Alternately you can make the dress with plain stitching.

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