family reunion dress sewing pattern

family reunion dress sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Availability: In Stock
Brand: Oliver + S
Made By: Liesl + Co.
MPN: OS023FR
Our Item: OLV-OS023FR
Average Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
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What are you wearing to the reunion? This charming, classic dress pattern features pintucked pleats at the front and back, a choice of button tab or ruffle embellishment at the front, and a sweet neckline. Gently gathered short sleeves, our signature hem facing with topstitched detail, and buttons up the back complete the look. The dress can also be shortened into a blouse.

 

family reunion dress sewing pattern
  • Girl's dress pattern. This dress features pintucked pleats at the front and back, a choice of button tab or ruffle embellishment at the front, and a sweet neckline. Gently gathered short sleeves, our signature hem facing with topstitched detail, and buttons up the back complete the look. The dress can also be shortened into a blouse.

    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, external facing, flat-set sleeves, pin tucks, and plackets.

    Suggested Fabrics

    Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, voile, lawn, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, and linen.

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, lightweight fusible interfacing, 5/8" buttons or snaps for back closure (five for View A sizes 6M–2T, six for View A sizes 3T–4, seven for View A sizes 5-12, four for all sizes View B), four 1/4–3/8" decorative buttons for View A.

    family reunion dress sewing pattern

    Fabric Guide (fabric width: 44"-45")

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A 1 yard 1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    1 3/4
    yards
    2
    yards
    2
    yards
    2 1/4
    yards
    2 1/4
    yards
    2 1/4
    yards
    View B 3/4
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1
    yard
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/4
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards
    1 1/2
    yards

     

    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Chest 20
    1/2"
    21
    1/2"
    22
    1/4"
    23
    1/4"
    24
    1/4"
    25
    1/4"
    26" 27" 28
    1/4"
    29
    1/4"
    30
    3/4"
    31
    1/2"
    Sleeve length* 3
    1/4"
    3
    1/2"
    3
    3/4"
    4" 4
    1/2"
    4
    1/2"
    4
    3/4"
    5" 5
    1/4"
    5
    1/2"
    5
    1/2"
    5
    3/4"
    Length, View A** 16
    3/4"
    17
    3/4"
    19
    3/4"
    20
    1/4"
    21
    1/2"
    22
    1/2"
    24
    1/4"
    25
    3/4"
    27
    1/4"
    29" 30
    1/2"
    32"
    Length, View B** 12
    1/4"
    13
    1/4"
    14" 14
    3/4"
    15
    3/4"
    16
    1/2"
    17
    1/4"
    18
    1/4"
    19" 20" 20
    3/4"
    21
    3/4"

     

    * Measured from shoulder at neckline
    ** From shoulder at neckline of garment

  • 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 7 reviews)

    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Family Reunion Dress, 7/29/2014

    Reviewer: (Alliance, OH, USA)

    I made the Family Reunion dress for my 14 month old granddaughter. She wears 18 mo in ready to wear so I made her 12-18 mo size. It is unfortunately a little big for her but it turned out just like the photos. I am fairly experienced in clothing construction but some things were new to me. I especially liked the hem facing. I plan on making this dress many more times. I have since purchased a few more Oliver&S paper patterns. I much prefer them to digital patterns.


    4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lovely showcase for an oversized print, 1/24/2014

    Reviewer: (Montreal, QC, Canada)

    I had a fabric with a large motif and chose the Family Reunion dress with few seams to show it off. I left off the front tab. I liked the A-line shape and the faced, topstitched hem to hold the dress slightly away from the body so that it's comfortable in warm weather. I adore the button-up back but I'm not sure the little girl is as keen. She's independent and likes to dress herself. The sleeves are really cute but the armholes seemed too small to me. They fit, but there just seemed to be too much seam allowance in there. I've asked if the little girl finds them annoying but haven't gotten an answer. In any case next time I think I'll either cut the sleeves and armholes one size up, or I'll leave the dress sleeveless and face the armholes the same way the neck is faced. I was expecting the sleeves to be just a little more puffed, and the skirt to be just a little more flared. But overall my dress was very close to what I expected. The written instructions were excellent but the pattern markings weren't great. > The centre back line is not marked on the pattern and I had to add it. It’s necessary to match motifs. > There are far too many lines for the pintucks and none of them need to be transferred. All that is required is one dot and one notch per pintuck. The fabric is from Spoonflower: http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1733964 Pictures here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/98912457@N00/sets/72157639766720326/


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 This is what all little girls should wear!, 9/17/2013

    Reviewer: (Victoria, Australia)

    This pattern is so professional! The end result is brilliant! It really couldnt be better! I made this dress for one of my twin daughters and I really do think that this is the type of dress every little girl should own! http://oneredcherry.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/oliver-s-family-reunion-dress.html I know that whenever I sew with an oliver and S pattern, the end result is going to be amazing!


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 If I had to pick favorite!, 8/1/2013

    Reviewer: (Austin, Texas, USA)

    I love this dress. I only own the smaller size in this pattern but I need to get the larger one. I adore the sweet pin tucks and the scooped neck. It is a special dress indeed!


    5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Perfect for a walk or a wedding!, 7/26/2013

    Reviewer: (Tintinara, SA, Australia )

    I adored sewing this little dress. I made a CW Park Ramble cotton for play http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/6162207103/in/set-72157627704619988 I did find it a generous fit width wise so I made the chest size and added length. I was very honoured to have my silk version featured on the O+S blog. http://oliverands.com/blog/2012/03/customized-family-reunion-dress.html The more formal fabric sewed up beautifully and showed off the pin tucks to perfection. For the lovers of heirloom sewing this dress lends itself perfectly to a seam free inside finish. I made this dress for an OS O+S friends daughter http://www.flickr.com/photos/motherof5/6897237822/in/set-72157627704619988 I used french seams and bound the armholes with a scrap of Liberty. Sewing this dress is such a pleasure as all the details are so elegant but quite easily achieved. Bravo oliver+s.


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