fairy tale dress sewing pattern

fairy tale dress sewing pattern
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Brand: Oliver + S
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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: (5 of 5) based on 4 reviews

    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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    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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    So clever.
    Reviewed by on 07/28/2013
    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.
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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.