digital fairy tale dress sewing pattern

digital fairy tale dress sewing pattern
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Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS036FTD
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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

     

  • Average rating: (4.9 of 5) based on 8 reviews

    Perfect
    Reviewed by on 04/26/2015
    Wonderful instructions, and a great fit. I love that there are so many adaptation options.
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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.
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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!
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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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    The BEST formal dress EVER
    Reviewed by on 09/23/2014
    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.
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    Sweet Dress
    Reviewed by on 08/01/2013
    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.
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    Not just for Little Girls!
    Reviewed by on 07/03/2013
    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.
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