digital playtime dress, tunic + leggings sewing pattern

digital playtime dress, tunic + leggings sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS042PTD
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This easy-to-sew dress and tunic pattern is designed for woven or knit fabrics. The topstitched pockets and mock Peter Pan collar add a cute, decorative element that can be dressed up or down depending on your fabric choices. The leggings are designed for knit fabrics and are made with just one pattern piece.

 

digital playtime dress, tunic + leggings sewing pattern
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    Description

    This easy-to-sew dress and tunic pattern is designed for woven or knit fabrics. The topstitched pockets and mock Peter Pan collar add a cute, decorative element that can be dressed up or down depending on your fabric choices. The leggings are designed for knit fabrics and are made with just one pattern piece.

    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: buttonholes, flat-set sleeves, knit fabric, and set-in pockets.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Dress or Tunic: Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton and linen, or light- to medium-weight knits like jersey and fleece.
    Leggings: Light- to medium-weight knits with at least 25% stretch.

    Notions

    Dress or Tunic: Lightweight fusible interfacing, coordinating thread, three 5/8" buttons or snaps.
    Leggings: Coordinating thread (preferably polyester), 1 yard of 3/4" elastic, optional twin needle (great for hemming knits).

    playtime dress, tunic + leggings sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide (woven fabric width: 44"; knit fabric width: 58")

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    View A, 44" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards
    View C, 58" Fabric 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 3/4 yard 1 yard

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A, 44" Fabric 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 3/4 yards 2 3/4 yards
    View A, 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards
    View B, 44" Fabric 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards
    View B, 58" Fabric 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
    View C, 58" Fabric 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards


    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    Chest 19 1/4" 20 1/4" 21 1/4" 22 1/4" 23 1/4" 24 1/4"
    Tunic Length* 14 1/2" 15 1/2" 16 1/2" 17 1/4" 18 1/4" 19 1/4"
    Dress Length* 18 1/4" 19 1/4" 20 1/2" 21 1/2" 22 3/4" 24"
    Sleeve** 13 1/4" 14 1/4" 15" 16" 17" 18 1/4"
    Leggings Outseam 15 1/4" 16 1/2" 17 3/4" 19" 20 1/4" 22 1/4"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Chest 25 1/4" 26 1/4" 27 1/2" 28 3/4" 30 1/4" 31 1/4"
    Tunic Length* 20 1/2" 22" 23 1/2" 24 3/4" 26 1/2" 28"
    Dress Length* 25 3/4" 27 1/2" 29 1/4" 31 1/4" 33 1/4" 35 1/4"
    Sleeve** 19 1/2" 20 3/4" 21 3/4" 23" 25" 26 3/4"
    Leggings Outseam 24 1/4" 25 1/2" 27" 28 1/4" 30 1/4" 32 1/4"

    * Measured from shoulder at neck
    ** Measured from center back 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: (4.5 of 5) based on 19 reviews

    Happy sewist!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 02/02/2016
    Adorable pattern, wonderful instructions. Hadn't sewn garments for some time, but wanted to make matching fabric dresses for my 5 year old granddaughter and her baby doll. Made the tunic because it is so cute with leggings. Enjoyed the sewing process, it fit her perfectly, and I was one happy sewist this Christmas! Thank you!
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    Playtime Dress, Tunic and Leggings Pattern
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/19/2015
    Love the pattern, just wish it was a paper pattern instead of digital. I ordered a paper pattern and really love having it all in one neat package.
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    Beautiful and versatile tunic!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/31/2015
    I love this pattern - it's the first Oliver & s that I've sewn for my daughter and it's a good one. I can imagine the tunic and dress made up in a variety of fabrics so it's really versatile. Instructions were so clear and I was never left second guessing them or muddling my way through as I have done with other pattern makers.

    My only criticism is the fit is quite snug. I made the 2 year old size for my 21 month old daughter and there's very little room for growth and it's a bit tricky to get her into. Will definitely size up next time.
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    Cute dress/tunic!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 10/05/2015
    I have only made this top once so far - my granddaughter wants to be Peg + Cat (a PBS cartoon character), and I made this tunic for her costume. Easy to make, good instructions, follows basic garment construction. I will be making more of these for her; since it has long sleeves, it will be a good 3-season top and/or dress - I can imagine it in corduroy or even flannel. The one change I had to make was the length - she is 5 yrs old, and I made size 6, but then had to shorten it at least 3". Fit nicely overall.
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    Bit snug!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/29/2015
    Made 18-24 months for my daughter who's just turnt 18 months thinking she would grow into it, but it was very snug and difficult to get on and off, will have to try the next size up with a shorter skirt
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    ADORABLE!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/28/2015
    I made the 12 month size for my 9 month old daughter, I cringed when I heard thread popping when I sandwiched her into it. It was adorably snug, but I'm a little scared to put her into this top again. It was tough to take off... I do think I'm going to try the next size up next time. I thought the directions were very easy to follow and was pleased to learn a few new techniques!
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    Perfect playdress!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 09/08/2015
    A great little ensemble and easy to make. Perfect for nursery outfits. Pockets in anything are a must for my little one, so thanks for including those!
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    Clear, intelligent directions
    Reviewed by on 09/04/2015
    I've made four dresses so far and these patterns are a joy to work with. Interesting details and sensible instructions. I just wish I could find the lovely fabrics to use. Our local fabric store closed some years ago and so many of the quilting cottons available in the chain stores are high maintenance. Dress fabrics and knits are really limited.
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    Perfect leggings!
    Reviewed by on 08/29/2015
    So far I've only made the leggings from this pattern but they are perfect. My daughter is tall so I used the size 10 but cut them size 12 in length. I made them 1/2 black, 1/2 red for her Halloween costume. She absolutely loves them.
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    love it!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/01/2015
    I purchased this pattern in both size runs, since it looks like the perfect basic play dress. I have sewn probably 6 or 7 of these with matching leggings. I've only made it in knits. I have not yet made it with pockets, as I am rather stingy with fabric and pockets don't seem essential to me. The leggings are especially easy to make and they fit well over my little girl's cloth diaper butt. I think the leggings make excellent pajama bottoms as well, and I have made them as shorts too. This dress is quite wide, in my opinion.
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    After School
    Reviewed by on 05/10/2015
    I made the size 18 month and ut seemed to be true to size. Easy to follow directions. I did not make leggings yet.
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    Easter dress
    Reviewed by on 03/29/2015
    I made this with a rabbit print skirt and grey top. I made 3T size for my granddaughter who is just 2 and 2 months. It's not going to last long so will make it next time in 4T size. She loves it.
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    Sew Cute
    Reviewed by on 02/21/2015
    I've made this tunic in two different fabrics for my four year old granddaughter to wear with leggings. The pattern was easy to follow and sew; and she LOVES the hidden pockets. The topstitch detail was the icing on the cake.
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    My new favorite!
    Reviewed by on 02/07/2015
    Absolutely love the playtime tunic and leggings! I have made the tunic once and the leggings at least 5 times! They are my favorite! I love the whole outfit. I can't wait to sew it again. Oliver and S have become my favorite children's pattern company.
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    Excellent Instructions
    Reviewed by on 01/08/2015
    I really loved the quality of the instructions and the finishing on the garment. A lot of care to provide high quality construction and I appreciate this. I made this for my granddaughter and have been sewing for over 60 years so I have experience, but I would not hesitate to recommend this pattern to a new sewer because it would shown them good techniques rather than short cuts.
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    Love it!
    Reviewed by on 01/03/2015
    Like any other Oliver+s pattern, the directions are great. I purchased this pattern because I have a granddaughter who loves those playtime dresses made by a Scandinavian designer. This pattern is very similar has made it easy for me to expand her wardrobe with dresses she loves. Have not tried the leggings yet, but again, the pattern looks very clearly written.
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    My go to leggings pattern
    Reviewed by on 12/22/2014
    I haven't made this in the larger size yet as I just bought this as my daughter is about to move up to the bigger size. However I have made the size 4 about six times. She wears these every day for nursery. They are very quick to sew and she loves choosing the different print fabric.
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    Playtime dress and leggings
    Reviewed by on 12/13/2014
    Loved the dress pattern and it fit my six month old great granddaughter nicely. The leggings, however, were way too skinny to cover cloth diapers and a diaper cover. I made a second pair combining the 2 T size for the top of the leggings with a six - 12 mo size length and it worked. Love your simple styles and have made two dresses using this pattern.
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    easy
    Reviewed by on 11/07/2014
    great pattern and easy to make
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  • Errata

    1. In the first printing of the paper version of this pattern, there was an error in pattern piece 2 in the small size range only. (This error has been corrected in the digital version available now.) The piece as printed is too wide. To fix it, follow the diagram below or print out a revised pattern piece as provided.

      playtime dress, tunic + leggings errata

     

     

    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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