fairy tale dress sewing pattern

fairy tale dress sewing pattern
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The ultimate fully-lined, special-occasion dress with crinoline. View A features a Peter Pan collar, tulip cap sleeves, tubular waistband, and front bow detail. View B is sleeveless and has a modified Peter Pan collar and a bow at the back.

 

fairy tale dress sewing pattern
  • The ultimate fully-lined, special-occasion dress with crinoline. View A features a Peter Pan collar, tulip cap sleeves, tubular waistband, and front bow detail. View B is sleeveless and has a modified Peter Pan collar and a bow at the back. Note that this is a fitted dress. Be sure to measure your child carefully when choosing a size. We recommend making a bodice muslin to ensure a good fit.

    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, darts, lining, set-in sleeves, and zippers.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Dress: Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, chambray, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, silk, and linen.
    Lining: Lightweight fabrics like voile and lawn.
    Tulle: For extra volume in the skirt.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, one invisible zipper (12" for sizes 6M–24M, 14" for sizes 2T–4, 16" for sizes 5–6, 18" for 7–8, 20" for 10–12), lightweight fusible interfacing, one hook and eye.

    fairy tale 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 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards
    View A, Lining 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    View B, Fabric A 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards
    View B, Fabric B* 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    View B, Lining 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1 yard 1 yard
    54"-wide tulle 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards 3 yards
    View A, Lining 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards
    View B, Fabric A 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
    View B, Fabric B* 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards
    View B, Lining 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards
    54"-wide tulle 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards

    * Collar and sash



    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    Chest 21" 21 1/2" 22" 22 1/2" 23" 24"
    Waist 21" 21 1/2" 22" 21 1/2" 22" 22 1/2"
    Length* 17 1/2" 18 3/4" 20" 21 1/4" 22 1/4" 23 1/4"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Chest 25" 26" 27 1/2" 28 1/2" 30" 31"
    Waist 23" 24" 25" 25 1/2" 26" 27"
    Length* 25 1/2" 27 1/2" 29 1/4" 31" 33" 35 1/4"

    * Measured from shoulder at neck

     

  • 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

     

  • Average rating: (4.9 of 5) based on 15 reviews

    Ultimate Party Dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 02/27/2016
    I just finished sewing this dress and the result is very satisfying. This dress is beautiful inside out. Lots of hand sewing but so worth it. This is not a difficult dress to sew, the instructions are very clear.
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    Favorite dress pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 01/09/2016
    I love this pattern and have done several versions of it at this point... From corduroy to sequins and silk; sleeveless, tulip sleeves and cap sleeves; Collar and no collar. It's easy to change out sleeves, modify the length of the bodice or change the gathers to pleats.
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    Fairy tale dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 01/03/2016
    I made this dress for my granddaughter, out of navy silk Dupioni, loved the style! I made a few changes, eliminated the collar and added mini piping to the neck and armholes. I also eliminated the neck and armhole binding by sewing the lining to the bodice at both the neck and armholes and pulling the backs through the shoulders and then sewing the lining and bodice side seams as one continuous seam. Thanks for the muslin recommendation, I had to make a size larger than she measured.
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    Wonderful pattern (even for a new-ish sewist!)
    Reviewed by on 12/07/2015
    I've been sewing for just under a year, and found this pattern to be great.I just finished a holiday dress for my daughter, and while there were a lot of steps, it went very smoothly. The instructions were very clear and well-written. The pattern itself is great -- I really liked it! I made a muslin first and that is the key. I was able to adjust the fit in the shoulders and practice the sleeves before cutting any fabric. It turned out so great! I'm so proud of myself! Thanks for a great dress pattern.
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    Really worth it!
    Reviewed by on 11/23/2015
    I just finished a Fairy Tale Dress for my daughter's preschool graduation. I fell in love with the pattern for its unique tulip sleeves and its classic (but not stuffy) silhouette. It was a lengthy project, especially if you take the time to make all the little details, but it was so worth it!
    As always, this pattern has great finishing details and a very straightforward construction. I felt like I learned a lot, and the finished product was an instant hit with my daughter. I loved the instructions for installing the invisible zipper, which resulted in a perfectly laid out zipper with no frustration. It will definitely be a favorite dress around my house!
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    Prettiest flower girl dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/18/2015
    I made this dress for my niece's flower girl dress for my recent wedding. The pattern came together in a few hours and looked fantastic. I chose it for it's vintage classic look and it was exactly what I was looking for.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Perfect fancy dress pattern
    Reviewed by on 08/29/2015
    I've made this pattern 3 times without modifications and used it as a base for several others, all in the last two years! It's involved and takes some time to put together, but the end product is well worth it and the instructions make it possible for anyone who has made a couple other projects to complete.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Perfect
    Reviewed by on 04/26/2015
    Wonderful instructions, and a great fit. I love that there are so many adaptation options.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Beginners can do this - with a little help
    Reviewed by on 04/23/2015
    I was terrified when I realized this pattern is a 3 out of 4 scissors. (I've only been sewing the past year). But the instructions are great and I decided to film a video sew along series for others who are beginners but want to try this more advanced pattern. If I did it, 'sew' can you. My site www.ChiefHouseholdOfficer.net
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    Dreamy
    Reviewed by on 03/23/2015
    Don't be frightened! So the pattern description sounds pretty daunting, doesn't it?! But really, there's nothing overly difficult about this pattern. The instructions are of the quality that you only get from Oliver + S. If you've never sewn an invisible zipper before then this is your best starting point. All the rest is broken down into little steps and you will be delighted with yourself when it all comes together. There are two views given with the pattern, but the options for mixing and matching sleeves, collars and belt/waist trim make it like 8 patterns in one. I find that as I'm sewing a Fairy tale dress I'm already imagining the next one. I give this one 5 handsome prince kisses!
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    Very simple pattern for fine dress with some room for improvements
    Reviewed by on 03/18/2015
    I am very grateful that Liesl made this fine pattern as simple as possible. it has a lot of finishing details but it doesn't overwhelm this beginner-intermediate seamstress that much. The only improvement i have is for Liesl to provide more pointers on tweaking the pattern for fit. the dress armhole is way too big and unflattering on my daughter. the pattern is more suitable for kids with broader shoulders. I ended up taking her dress that fits, superimposed it on the dress and tweaked it based on that. it's probably not the correct way of tweaking but it works.
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Fairy Dress Sucess!
    Reviewed by on 12/30/2014
    The project was definitely challenging, especially the sleeves, but the end result is fantastic. I was really pleased. My little girl looked like a princess in her fancy Christmas dress!
    1 of 1 customers found this helpful.
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    Great instructions!
    Reviewed by on 12/28/2014
    The fairy tale dress is by far the most complicated dress pattern I've ever sewn, having done just two simple sundresses before, and only having sewn one zipper in my life.... but my daughter chose it so off I went and while it did take me some time and a few tries in places, the instructions were so clear and thorough that it all seemed straightforward and easy and the end result was just great!
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    easy to follow, beautiful dress
    Reviewed by on 12/16/2014
    I sewed a dress for my 4.5 yr old daughter and it turned out perfect! I made a size 5 for her and it looks like she'll be able to wear it now and for another year or two. Then her younger sister can wear it! The only thing I would change next time I make it is to make the big sash that is only in the back of view B and have it come to the front of the bodice as well to add a little something to the front.
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    Great dress
    Reviewed by on 10/28/2014
    Love it. Can't wait to make a special dress out of this pattern. Love the sleeves.
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  • Errata

    1. In the first printing of this pattern, sizes 5-12 only, the lines and labels for piece 6, Collar (View A), were reversed. Use the size 5 line for size 12 (and vice versa), size 6 for size 10 (and vice versa), and size 7 for size 8 (and vice versa).

     

     

    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.

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