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pinwheel tunic + slip dress sewing pattern

pinwheel tunic + slip dress sewing pattern
Price: $15.95
Brand: Oliver + S
Item: OLV-OS039PW
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Get out the pinwheel and prepare to have fun! The tunic and the slip dress that make up this versatile outfit can be worn together or individually. Both pieces feature a bias-trimmed flounce that overlaps at the inverted V-shaped front bottom edge. Worn together, the pair makes a spectacular flouncy dress.

 

pinwheel tunic + slip dress sewing pattern
  • The two pieces in this versatile outfit can be worn together or individually. The short-sleeved, bias-trimmed tunic has a keyhole back-neck opening with ribbon ties. The narrow-strapped slip dress looks adorable as a simple summer dress or as a nightgown. Both pieces feature a bias-trimmed flounce that overlaps at the inverted V-shaped front bottom edge. Worn together, the pair makes a spectacular flouncy dress.

    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: bias binding and flat-set sleeves.

    Suggested Fabrics

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

    Notions

    Coordinating thread, featherweight fusible interfacing, 18" of 1/4"- to 1/2"-wide ribbon or twill tape for back closure (View A), bias binding (see below).

    pinwheel tunic + slip 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 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards
    View B 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards 1 3/4 yards
    View B 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards


    Bias Binding

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    View A* 3 3/4 yards 4 yards 4 1/4 yards 4 1/4 yards 4 1/2 yards 4 1/2 yards
    View B* 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 3/4 yards

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    View A* 4 3/4 yards 5 yards 5 1/4 yards 5 1/2 yards 5 1/2 yards 5 3/4 yards
    View B* 2 3/4 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 yards 3 1/4 yards 3 1/4 yards

    * Purchase pre-made 3/4" single-fold bias binding or make your own by cutting 1 1/2"-wide strips. Note that 1/2 yard of fabric makes approximately 10 yards of bias binding.



    Finished Measurements

    SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
    Tunic Chest 20 1/2" 21 1/2" 22 1/2" 23 1/2" 24 1/2" 25 1/2"
    Tunic Back Length* 15 1/4" 16" 16 3/4" 17 3/4" 18 1/2" 19 1/2"
    Dress Chest 19 1/2" 20 1/2" 21 1/2" 22 1/2" 23 1/2" 24 1/2"
    Dress Back Length* 17 1/4" 18 1/4" 19 1/4" 20 1/2" 21 1/2" 22 1/2"

    SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
    Tunic Chest 26 1/2" 27 1/2" 28 1/2" 29 1/2" 30 1/2" 31 1/2"
    Tunic Back Length* 20 1/4" 21" 22" 23" 24" 25"
    Dress Chest 25 1/2" 26 1/2" 27 1/2" 28 1/2" 29 1/2" 30 1/2"
    Dress Back Length* 23 1/2" 24 3/4" 25 3/4" 26 3/4" 28" 29"

    * 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: (5 of 5) based on 2 reviews

    Birthday Dress
    Reviewed by (Verified Buyer) on 07/28/2015
    I found the pattern very easy to put together and the instructions were really good. I added buttons and button holes to the sundress straps, and put the opening for the tunic to the front so that my granddaughter can dress herself easier. Size 5 was a perfect fit for her 5th birthday!
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    Easter dresses
    Reviewed by on 04/07/2015
    I actually made two dresses for my Granddaughters. The pattern was easy to download and easy to put together. I did struggle with the very first ruffle, but soon figured out what i was doing wrong. I made sizes 3 and 5 and they fit perfectly. I added a small piece of elastic to the back of the spaghetti strap when attaching it to the dress, just to make it easier for the girls to put on. I have used and will continue to use Oliver+S patterns.
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  • Errata

    There was a minor error in the first printing of the instructions. The second sentence of Step 3 under the heading Prepare the Tunic Front and Back should read, "... fuse the cut 1" x 6" strip of interfacing vertically at the center-back neckline...."

     

    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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