Don’t you just love little girls in maxi dresses? When they dress up in long skirts it makes them look so so elegant. The Clementine Maxi, Dress, & Top is a really great sewing pattern. As the designer says it makes the smallest of girls feel big like their mom.
This adorable dress features a fitted, fully lined bodice with a scooped neckline. There are two skirt options:-
a simple skirt in top, dress and maxi lengths,
a banded skirt in both dress and maxi lengths.
The pattern comes with both a sleeveless option as well as three sleeve lengths:-
Whichever option you choose we are sure your little angel is going to look fabulous in her Clementine Dress.
The designer recommends these materials for her sewing pattern:
4-way stretch knit fabric with at least a 50% stretch but no more than 75% stretch. A blend of at least 5% spandex/lycra for a good recovery.
A lightweight spandex/lycra for the lining. Avoid loose knits (they tend to stretch and sag and do not have a good recovery). Avoid also 2-way stretch widthwise knits.
Recommended fabrics include cotton lycra, rayon blends, and double brushed poly.
Use clear elastic to stabilize the garment.
Four-way stretch interfacing is also helpful to stabilize the facing neckline, but not required.
This sewing project is perfect for a confident beginner sewer and the pattern comes in lots of sizes from 6-month babies to Girls 12.
The pdf sewing pattern features the following:
Computer drafted pattern pieces,
A layered pdf so you can print just the sizes you need,
Professional diagrams with easy to follow instructions that include photo tutorials for the tricky parts,
A glossary of terms that is very helpful to beginners that are new to sewing,
Size chart & finished measurement chart so you can customize the fit,
Blending diagrams that show you how to get the perfect custom fit for your child,
A cutting chart for those that don’t want to print squares AND pattern pieces for rectangles for those that don’t have a rotary cutter, so you get the best of both worlds,
Tester photos of the finished garment for a little inspiration,
Consistent sizing throughout all our sewing patterns so you will get a reliable fit every time.
If you would like to add this pattern to your collection you can click on the link below. If you do we are sure you will be happy, as will your girl who will be proud and elegant in her Clementine Dress.
We think sewing a pretty dress for a pretty girl is one of the most rewarding sewing projects. There are so many gorgeous dresses you can sew and we like to save all of our favorites to our girls dress sewing patterns Pinterest board. Follow the board here, and don't forget to pin and save your favorites to your own boards for later. Happy sewing.