fairy tale dress sewing pattern

fairy tale dress sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Availability: In Stock
Brand: Oliver + S
Made By: Liesl + Co.
MPN: OS036FT
Our Item: OLV-OS036FT
Average Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
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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 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A 1 3/4
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    2
    yards
    2
    yards
    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
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    2
    yards
    2
    yards
    2
    yards
    View B, Fabric A 1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    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
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    View B, Lining 3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    3/4
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    2
    yards
    2
    yards
    2
    yards
    54"-wide tulle 1/2
    yard
    1/2
    yard
    1/2
    yard
    1/2
    yard
    1/2
    yard
    1/2
    yard
    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 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Chest 21" 21
    1/2"
    22" 22
    1/2"
    23" 24" 25" 26" 27
    1/2"
    28
    1/2"
    30" 31"
    Waist 21" 21
    1/2"
    22" 21
    1/2"
    22" 22
    1/2"
    23" 24" 25" 25
    1/2"
    26" 27"
    Length* 17
    1/2"
    18
    3/4"
    20" 21
    1/4"
    22
    1/4"
    23
    1/4"
    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

     

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    Average rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (based on 4 reviews)

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The BEST formal dress EVER, 9/23/2014

    Reviewer: (California, United States)

    The fairy tale dress is the best dress pattern for special occasions. It may first appear to be a simple dress, but the beauty lies within the details that make it deceptively simple. The best part about this dress is the fit of the bodice--perfect. The shape of the dress is classic and flattering. The construction and finishing techniques are excellent. The tulip sleeves are so cute (although I didn't use them). This pattern is genius.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sweet Dress, 8/1/2013

    Reviewer: (Austin, Texas, USA)

    I have made this dress 4 times and loved all of them. It is not the fastest dress to sew but it is worth the time. It is such a classic girls dress. I do recommend making the muslin. For my older daughter I found it to fit better using a size 7 and shortening the length of the bodice to a 6. The muslin really helped to get the fit I wanted to achieve.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 So clever. , 7/28/2013

    Reviewer: (Utah, USA)

    I love this pattern. Such a sweet, classic look. I felt like a genius when I installed my first invisible zipper, though it wasn't anything to do with me, Liesl's instructions are by far the best I have ever sewn with. The tulip sleeves are so neat too.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Not just for Little Girls!, 7/3/2013

    Reviewer: (Tintinara, South Australia, Australia )

    My teenage daughter's love this dress pattern. The instructions suggest constructing a muslin and I would agree. Here is a wee post on mine http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com.au/2012/12/i-hope-it-has-happy-ending.html I have made two sleeveless versions. One very fancy. http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/a-christmas-fairy-tale-tutorial-part-i.html And another simpler version http://fiveandcounting-motherof5.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/another-fairytale.html I am sure it will become the go-to Flower Girl dress for years to come. Please don't be shy of the PDF version. Oliver+s do these so well. The smaller pieces are printed on single sheets and the bigger pattern pieces are easily pieced together.


  • 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. 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).