school photo dress sewing pattern

school photo dress sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS019SC
Average Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
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Ready for your close-up? This lined, above-the-knee-length, A-line dress features a hidden, on-seam, front kangaroo pocket and an invisible back zipper. View A has a stand-away, roll collar and 3/4-length cuffed sleeves. View B includes a ruffle collar and gathered, bias-bound, 3/4-length sleeves.

 

school photo dress sewing pattern
  • Girl's dress. This lined, above-the-knee-length, A-line dress features a hidden, on-seam, front kangaroo pocket and an invisible back zipper. View A has a stand-away, roll collar and 3/4-length cuffed sleeves. View B includes a ruffle collar and gathered, bias-bound, 3/4-length sleeves.

    Skills Used

    Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.

    After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: collar, gathering, kangaroo pockets, lining, set-in sleeves, and zippers.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Dress: Light- to medium-weight, non-stretch fabrics like quilting cotton, broadcloth, lawn, poplin, and fine-wale corduroy; silk taffeta or dupioni; linen; and wool suiting or crepe.
    Lining: Lightweight, non-stretch fabrics like quilting cotton, batiste, voile, and broadcloth; china silk; and rayon.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, lightweight fusible interfacing, invisible zipper (12" for sizes 6–24 M, 14" for sizes 2T–4, 16" for sizes 5–7, 18" for sizes 8–12), hook and eye, one 1/2" button for View A.

    school photo dress sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide (fabric width: 44"-45")

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    View A 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards
    View B 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards
    Lining 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
    View B 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 3/4 yards
    Lining 3/4 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards


    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    Chest 20" 21" 22" 23" 24" 25"
    Sleeve length* 10 3/4" 11" 11 1/2" 11 3/4" 12 1/4" 12 1/2"
    Length** 16 1/2" 17 3/4" 19" 20" 21 1/4" 22 1/2"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Chest 26" 27" 28 1/2" 29 1/2" 31" 32"
    Sleeve length* 13" 13 1/4" 13 3/4" 14" 14 1/2" 14 3/4"
    Length** 24" 25 1/2" 27" 28 1/2" 30" 31 1/2"

    * Measured from shoulder at neckline
    ** From center back neck edge of garment

  • English System
    Size Chest
    (in)
    Waist
    (in)
    Hip
    (in)
    Height
    (in)
    Weight
    (lbs)
    6-12M 19 19 ½ 19 ½ 27-29 17-22
    12-18M 19 ¾ 20 ½ 20 ½ 29-31 22-27
    18-24M 20 ½ 21 21 31-33 27-30
    2T 21 21 22 33-36 30-33
    3T 21 ½ 21 23 36-39 33-36
    4 22 ½ 21 ½ 24 39-42 36-39
    5 23 ½ 22 25 ½ 42-45 39-44
    6 24 ½ 22 ½ 26 ½ 45-49 45-55
    7 25 ½ 23 27 ½ 49-52 56-64
    8 26 ½ 23 ½ 28 ½ 52-54 65-72
    10 28 24 30 54-56 73-77
    12 29 25 31 ½ 56-58 78-82

     

    Metric System
    Size Chest
    (cm)
    Waist
    (cm)
    Hip
    (cm)
    Height
    (cm)
    Weight
    (kg)
    6-12M 48 50 50 69-74 8-10
    12-18M 50 52 51 74-79 10-12
    18-24M 52 53 56 79-84 12-14
    2T 53 53 56 84-91 14-15
    3T 55 53 58 91-99 15-16
    4 57 55 61 99-107 16-18
    5 60 56 65 107-114 18-20
    6 62 57 67 114-124 20-25
    7 65 58 70 124-132 25-29
    8 67 60 72 132-137 29-33
    10 71 61 76 137-142 33-35
    12 74 64 80 142-147 35-37

     

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    Average rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elegant in Dupioni Silk, 8/5/2014

    Reviewer: (Knoxville, TN, United States)

    I made this for a flower girl dress for my daughter. I used navy dupioni silk and it was so gorgeous. Everyone loved it, and it was so elegant and understated... when a lot of what you see for flower girls is so fluffy and ruffly. My daughter loved the invisible pocket. I can't remember too much about the construction at this point, but I think the most difficult part was the slippery lining I chose! Pattern was simple to follow.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Retro Chic , 7/27/2013

    Reviewer: (Tintinara, SA, Australia)

    Another dress that moves beautifully from the very young http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/5272687500/in/set-72157625264559742 to the teenage daughter http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/5025130591/in/set-72157625264559742 The instructions are clear and easy to follow, just take your time and don't rush. You may find it easier to pre-finish the raw edges. The invisible zipper insertion is the best technique I have ever used and now the only one I do use. For a super clean inside finish consider binding the arm/body seam http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/5222117025/in/set-72157625264559742 Don't skip stay stitching the front neck, I did on the first one I made and the ruffle was inclined to flick inwards. I think the centre front seam just begs to be piped. A wonderful sew, I was so excited with what I had made I emailed the pattern company! For inspiration or to see how the dress looks on girls of different ages you are most welcome to have a peep here http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/sets/72157625264559742/ PS. I added little bar-tacks to the top and bottom of the kangaroo pocket as my girls can be a little rough. It will also reinforces less the accurate sewing when creating the pocket. (blush)


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 I wish it was my size, 7/8/2013

    Reviewer:

    I love this dress. I love the shape, the styling and the hidden kangaroo pocket. I've made both views and found they look quite different with the differing sleeve and collar shapes. View A can look very retro with the right fabric and is such a gorgeous shape. This dress has received more compliments than almost anything else I've made. The pattern gives such a professional result. There is a note suggesting finishing some seam allowances before starting construction IF you're using a serger/overlocker. As I wasn't, I ignored this instruction, but then I wasn't prompted by the instructions to finish the seam allowances as I sewed. Since the lining hangs free it is important to finish all seam allowances in the dress. Many patterns wouldn't give such detailed instructions but I'd grown used to the Oliver + S patterns telling me exactly what to do and when, that this seemed an omission. Most importantly this dress was the first time I ever sewed an invisible zipper and with the Oliver + S instructions it was pretty darn perfect first time. I would recommend the pattern for that reason alone. But it's such a lovely dress too!


  • Determining Which Printing You Have

    As errata are discovered, they are marked for correction in subsequent printings of the pattern. To determine which printing of an instruction sheet or pattern sheet you have, look at the copyright box which appears on each. Toward the bottom of the box, there is a series of numbers. The lowest number you see there indicates which printing you have. For example, if the lowest number in the box on the instruction sheet is "2," you have an instruction sheet from the second printing. Any errors in the instructions mentioned for the first printing have been corrected in your version. If the lowest number in the box on the pattern sheet is "1," you have a copy of the pattern sheet from the first printing. Pattern sheets and instructions sheets can be printed separately, so be sure to check the errata notices for pattern pieces against the printing number on the pattern sheet and errata notices for instructions against the printing number on the instruction sheet.

    Errata

    1. Note that in the first printing of this pattern, the shading symbols indicating the lining and the interfacing were reversed on pages 3-4 of the instructions.