This is the Amy Dress pdf sewing pattern from the designer Paper Doll Pattern Co.
This is a simple woven dress with a round neck, back button placket gathered skirt at the empire waist seam.
This project can be made with four separate looks, as follows:
View A is unlined with long sleeves bias neck binding + peter pan collar.
View B is unlined sleeveless, with bias neck armhole binding.
View C is long-sleeved and has a lined bodice bagged-out neckline.
View D is sleeveless and has a lined bodice bagged-out neck armholes + peter pan collar.
Views A and D can also be made without the collar!
The designer rates her project as suitable for advanced beginner sewists. It’s described as fairly easy – if you find bias binding fiddly, the lined bodice options C and D might be for you.
The pattern comes in TEN sizes from 6-9 months to 8 years as follows:
As far as sizing is concerned the general rule the designer uses is to choose the size that corresponds with the age of the child. The patterns are designed to fit an above-average-sized child (around the 75th percentile) for the year that matches their age. For example, if the child is an above-average-sized 18-month-old, a size 1 year will still have some room to grow. In most cases, there is no need to size up unless the child is at the very top end of the growth charts. If the child is small, do consider sizing down, or expect that the fit will be generous.
For the fabrics, the designer recommends that you use light to medium weight linen, cotton lawn, cotton, or rayon poplin. Winter-weight fabrics such as flannel can also be used, but she recommends changing any binding to a lightweight contrast fabric, otherwise, seams get too thick. Please also consider fabric weight when adding the Peter Pan collar – it’s best to avoid too much bulk at the neck seam.
Please note that the instructions are for straight stitched and overlocked (serged) seams but it’s possible to sew this style using French seams and/or a zig-zag stitch instead of overlocking.
If you would like to download the pattern you can click on the blue button below.
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