library dress sewing pattern

library dress sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS043LD
Average Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Difficulty:

This sweet, little mock-wrap dress includes a wide front waistband with optional piping, a pleated skirt, and buttons up the back. It can be sewn in two different versions: a short-sleeve dress with a collar or a three-quarter-sleeve dress with notched cuffs.

 

library dress sewing pattern
  • This sweet, little mock-wrap dress includes a wide front waistband with optional piping, a pleated skirt, and buttons up the back. It can be sewn in two different versions: a short-sleeve dress with a collar (View A) or a three-quarter-sleeve dress with notched cuffs (View B).

    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, collar, flat piping, and flat-set sleeves.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, broadcloth, lawn, poplin, shirting, voile, linen, fine-wale corduroy, and silk shantung.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, 1/2" buttons or snaps (six for sizes 6M-4, nine for sizes 5-12), lightweight fusible interfacing.

    library 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 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 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards
    View A, Waistband 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard
    Piping, Both Views* 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 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards
    View B 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
    View A, Waistband 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard
    Piping, Both Views* 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard

    * Optional



    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    Chest 21 1/2" 22" 22 1/2" 23" 23 1/2" 24 1/2"
    Dress Length* 17 1/2" 18 1/2" 19 3/4" 20 3/4" 22" 23 1/4"
    Short Sleeve Length* 10 1/4" 10 1/2" 10 3/4" 11" 11 1/4" 11 1/2"
    3/4 Sleeve Length* 15 1/4" 15 3/4" 16 1/4" 17" 17 1/2" 18 1/4"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Chest 25 1/2" 26 1/2" 28" 29" 30 1/2" 31 1/2"
    Dress Length* 25" 26 3/4" 28 1/2" 30" 32" 34"
    Short Sleeve Length* 11 3/4" 12" 12 1/4" 12 1/2" 13" 13 1/4"
    3/4 Sleeve Length* 19" 19 1/2" 20 1/4" 21" 22" 23"

    * 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 2 reviews)

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 grandma sews, 8/21/2014

    Reviewer:

    Love your patterns. Easy to follow directions,beautifully drafted patterns and true to size. My grandaughter (and her Mom) loved this dress and the other two I made with your patterns. Styles are appropriate for a little girl and very comfortable. The only thing I changed was to bring the sash all the way around the waist.


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beautiful dress... Impeccable instructions!, 9/20/2013

    Reviewer: (Georgetown , TX. , USA)

    The dress is adorable...Such a sweet little lady dress! The fit was perfect according to the measurements provided, and couldn't have produced more beautiful results. I will be recommending these patterns to everyone!


  • 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, there was a minor error in the illustration for Step 3 of the section Assemble the Front Dress. The original illustration shows the waistband being applied upside-down. Please refer to this corrected illustration for the proper alignment of the piece.