This is the pleated dress. This is one of the most popular and most downloaded pattern from the whole collection! I think it is because of its simplicity, yet complexity that makes it different from the other pleated patterns around.
I also love the contrasting colors on it.
About the pattern
This printable PDF pattern is assembled with 0.005 inch border (0.01 cm) for the pages, so it must be overlapped in order to get the correct size.
They are on letter size paper.
To print this pattern, go the PDF document. Select FILE — PRINT. Here look for PAGE SIZING AND HANDLING and choose POSTER. This will make the pages to overlap by 0.005 inch. Press PRINT.
Wait until all the pages are printed before taking them from the printer; it will make it easier to assemble.
When finished printing, place the pages as the layout below. Then use tape to put them together. Now cut the pieces.
This will be the layout of the pattern:
2 years: red
3 years: green
4 years: blue
5 years: orange
6 years: purple
7 years: yellow
8 years: pinkThis pattern comes with a 5/8 inch seam allowance, unless indicated otherwise.
1. Printed pattern
5. 4 medium size buttons
6. Measuring tape or rule
Light and medium weight fabrics such as cotton and linen.
I would recommend using your patterns in order to calculate the amount of fabric you will need. I used 1/2 yard for the main fabric (size 1), then 1/2 for the contrasting colors and facing.
No Serger? No problem! Please click here for a full detail picture tutorial of the non-serger techniques you can use!
Not sure about the measurements? Check this body size chart to get a better idea.
1. Cut the patterns2. Place pieces number 5 and 6 together and close the sides.
15. Pin the armhole and the armhole facing together, making a ¼ inch seam allowance. Then sew them.
21. To finish your dress, double fold the hem by ½ inch and pin it.
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