digital fairy tale dress sewing pattern

digital fairy tale dress sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS036FTD
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.

 

digital fairy tale dress sewing pattern
  • Digital Patterns

    This style is provided as a digital pattern. It may be printed on both home printers (using either 8 1/2" x 11" or A4 paper) and at service bureaus that handle 36" wide sheets. When you complete your order, you will be provided with a unique code to instantly download the pattern. See our digital product policy for full details.

    Description

    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

     

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    Average rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 (based on 10 reviews)

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dreamy, 3/23/2015

    Reviewer:

    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!


    4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Very simple pattern for fine dress with some room for improvements, 3/18/2015

    Reviewer: (San Jose, California, United States)

    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.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fairy Dress Sucess!, 12/30/2014

    Reviewer:

    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!


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great instructions! , 12/28/2014

    Reviewer: (UK)

    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!


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 easy to follow, beautiful dress, 12/16/2014

    Reviewer: (Moraga, California, United States)

    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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