Girls sewing pattern, girls pinafore dress pattern, sensory processing, autism friendly, dandelion dress.

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This sewing pattern PDF is for a little girls pinafore dress ages 3 years to 10 years. The pinafore dress pattern is suitable for all children but especially those with sensory processing disorder. It is super comfy and autism friendly.

The childrens sewing pattern features seams that are worked on the outside (so there are no nasty itchy seams or labels) and the pinafore dress can be worn over a t shirt or tight clothing such as a polo top and leggings. The dandelion dress can also be worn either way round according to the child's preference as back and front are the same. The pocket contains tags onto which precious items can be fastened... such at the pom poms shown here.
(Only use pom poms if you consider your child to be safe with them. Children love pom poms but they can come apart and may cause a choking hazard for those with certain developmental issues)

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The girls pinafore pattern pdf will be sent as an instant download PDF for A4 once payment has been made. Please check your spam folder if it doesn’t arrive. It comes with full photographic instructions for sewing this childrens pattern.

The PDF downloads include the following:

1) The Pattern to print on your home printer using A4 paper
2) The Pattern to print on your home printer using US Letter Size paper
3) The Pattern to take to your local printers/copyshop. This pattern is in Black and White and the paper size is A0, A1 or A2 - see the file name for this info
4) The sewing instructions which can be printed on either A4 or US letter size by adjusting your printer paper settings.
All printer settings should be set to 100%.

The girls dress pattern has 8 sizes to fit:
3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 years.

The actual measurements of the pattern are:

Length from shoulder
54(58,63,67,72,76,81,85) cm
21(23,25,26,28,30,32,33) inches

Width at hem
128(134,140,144,150,154,158,162) cm.
50(53,55,57,59,61,62,64) inches

Actual chest (approx.)
77(80,83,88,91,94,97,100) cm
30(31.5,32.5,34.5,36,37,38,39) inches

The fabric shown in the photos is organic cotton knit ultra printed in the 'Tick Tock' design - available from the Ruth Maddock Makes shop at The dress (all sizes) can be made using 2 yards of this fabric.

Note: Spoonflower is based in the US and works in imperial measurements (yards) only. Fabric is sold in lengths of whole yards only.

OR use 1.50(1.50,1.50,1.75,1.75,1.75,1.75,1.75) metre / 60(60,60,70,70,70,70,70) inches x 142 cm (56 inches) of medium (approx. 300gsm) weight cotton jersey with at least 25% stretch..

You will also need
0.5 metres of narrow elastic
yarn oddments in green and yellow for the pompoms.
30 cm of ribbon or tape for tags in pockets.
Sewing kit including straight stitch sewing machine. Matching polyester sewing thread.
Stretch sewing machine needles — change these needles frequently.
Fine line vanishing fabric marker.

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Sensory Processing Disorder has many symptoms. One of these is feelings of discomfort or even pain when wearing commercially produced clothes. Children’s clothes are typically made with internal labels and seams, internal roughness from embellishments and use fabrics that may be synthetic or contain allergens such as latex, dyes and other chemicals.
This collection of sewing patterns feature, inside-out seams, wear it any-which-way
designs and organic cotton knit fabrics.
The patterns and fabrics are all available via the website

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