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The Bateau Neck Dress EXTENSION


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  • Pockets

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The Bateau Neck Top is such a versatile piece--and even more versatile with this PATTERN EXTENSION! Now you can shorten the sleeves to a chic elbow length or something close to cap sleeved, and turn your favorite Bateau Neck Top into a Bateau Neck Dress. I love the Bateau Neck A-Line Dress! Such a simple, stylish option with a little more flare than straight. Add pockets or a pleat or ruffle for more sophistication. The dress is also a great option for a Button-Back Bateau. The Bateau Neck Elastic Waist Dress is a great play dress. Sporty and comfortable and still cute! The faux drawstring in front gives it an extra pop. And this dress can also be customized with pockets or ruffles or a pleat in front. So many options! You should be all set! **PLEASE NOTE that this isn't a standalone pattern. This Bateau Neck Dress pattern EXTENSION is designed to be paired with the original Bateau Neck Top Pattern** It includes 19 pages of specifications and detailed instructions as well as 18 pages of pattern pieces for adding onto the Bateau Neck Top.** ***** The Bateau Neck Dress pattern extension is a premium quality children's sewing pattern and includes: --Digitally graded and drafted pattern for sizes 18 months to 10 years --Markings, instructions and an assembly guide for easily printing and assembling the 18 page pattern --Full-color photo tutorial for sewing the two versions of the Bateau Neck Top Dress --Pattern and Instructions for: --Converting the Bateau Neck Top sleeves to Elbow Length or Short Sleeves --Sewing the Bateau Neck Top A-Line Dress --Sewing the Bateau Neck Top Elastic Waist Dress ***** This pattern is suitable for sewing with knits. To sew the Bateau Neck Dress you will need an additional 1/4 to 1/2 yard of fabric as compared to the Bateau Neck Top. Combined yardage is included in the pattern specifications, pictured on the pattern page: The short sleeve options combined with the Classic Bateau Neck Top are great for boys! This pattern was tested by sewers in the US, Europe and Australia--it's suitable to print and use! For more information about this pattern please visit my pattern page at: Thank you for your interest. Happy sewing! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Straight seams, hemming, gathering, using facings and pockets, threading elastic. Some experience with knits is helpful. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS sizes 18 months to 10 years: see sizing chart included on my pattern page:

Supplies Needed

  • You will need as little as 3/4 yard and as much as 2 yards of knit fabrics (jersey, interlock, fleece and boiled wool). See the yardage chart included in my pattern page at:
  • coordinating thread, stretch (ballpoint) needle, twin needle, buttons for button-back version, 3/4" elastic for elastic waist version, twill tape for faux tie

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Wee Muses
Wee Muses
I am the mother of three daughters, my muses. My own mother taught me to sew and knit. I love to create beautiful things and celebrations for my family, just as she did, and I journal these pursuits on my blog,