library dress sewing pattern

library dress sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS043LD
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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

     

  • Average rating: (4.9 of 5) based on 7 reviews

    Library Dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 04/18/2016
    I love this pattern and have it in both sizes! I have sewn 3 sets of Big Sister/Little sister dresses from it! One of my favorite oliver+s!!! I have sewn for years, but I always pick up a hint from the pattern directions!

    I wish all of the patterns were available in paper! Call me old-fashioned, but I would love to sew more oliver+s patterns if they came in paper and not just digital.
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    Love this pattern!!!!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 12/19/2015
    Great pattern, easy to follow instructions, I'd give it 10 stars if I could.
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    Oliver + S designs
    Reviewed by on 08/29/2015
    I bought this pattern to make for my grand-daughter and I love it. I love all the Oliver + S patterns I've tried so far, they are beautiful easy to make designs.
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    So Cute!
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 08/29/2015
    Bought this when it was on sale and so glad I did. A quick sew, easy instructions and it looks so cute! Can't wait to see my grand-daughter in it.
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    Great Pattern- fun Sewing- beautiful Result!!
    Reviewed by on 05/22/2015
    This pattern was my first o+s pattern- and one of my first garment patterns- and I was really happy with it! A detailed tutorial with helpful photos made this sewing experience a very good one! My daughter loves the dress and I will definitely sew another one with this pattern. Worth every $- or €- greetings from Germany😀
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    Precious Dress
    Reviewed by on 02/21/2015
    I just finished this dress with short sleeves, no collar, and a contrasting waistband; and it is adorable. I rated it 4 stars, because it seems that the pictures accompanying the directions may not be quite accurate when attaching the waistband and waistband lining. Maybe I'm wrong, but the waistband is pictured upside down. Regardless, I love the pattern and the finished product.
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    Beautiful Christmas Dress!
    Reviewed by on 12/07/2014
    I think this pattern is even cuter than the pattern shows! I made a long sleeved one, by extending the 3/4 sleeves straight down to the right length for my daughter. It was beautiful in a green fine-wale corduroy with red/white striped trim. It was really easy to make, and explained well, just like all O + S patterns. I posted about it on my blog, www.oneclevermom.blogspot.com.
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  • 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.

     

    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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