Girls top sewing pattern, dress PDF pattern, girl's digital download, kids pdf pattern

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This product was part of the 2016 Make For Good collection, a project powered by Etsy sellers from Australia and New Zealand in support of Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl campaign.

The theme for the Make For Good 2016 collection was “Creating a Brighter Future.” I designed a range of garments for young girls, aged 3 months to 3 years that are bright and fun- enjoy sewing!

Styling tips!

I decided on a colour scheme and then bought a few metres of poplin in each colour. Poplin is cheap and light, and handles well when sewn. This way I could make a collection of garments in different colours, that still resulted in a coordinated look when worn together.

So many fabrics are suitable for this dress, including up-cycling options. Consider using second-hand shirts, or even sheets! Mix and match colours and patterns for the sleeve, flounce (butterfly) and dress. Use scraps for a bow or headband. Make it your own!

Sewing expertise:

Intermediate. The main technical sewing is during construction of the sleeve, and is similar to sewing a welt pocket. A support video showing the process can be found at:

Estimated time to complete:

3 hours

Designed for:

Sizes 000 – 3
3 months/62cm tall/6kg to 3 ½ years old/100cm tall

Materials required:

Non-stretch light-weight fabric (such as poplin, broadcloth, shirting, voile)
Small amount of ribbon or thin braid/cord or thick thread for button-loops
1-2 small buttons
Less than 50cm of thin elastic for short-sleeve version only
Matching thread
Overlocker desirable
Small amount of fusing desirable

Seam allowance:

1cm (3/8 inch), included in pattern.

NOTE: This is not a final product. It is a digital pattern in PDF from, which will be available for printing immediately after purchase. It is formatted to print on A4 paper, but the margins are large enough that it will work in American letterhead size paper also- just make sure you print the test square page first.

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