This is the Karina Dress or Blouse pdf sewing pattern from the designer The Freckled Pear.
This is a digital Dress and Blouse (with panties) sewing pattern for babies and little girls from 6 months all the way up to 4 years. A pattern for panties is included for the smaller sizes: 6 months, 12 months, and size 2 to help cover up those little diapers.
The designer describes Karina as the perfect year-round dress or blouse. With this comfortably fitting, timeless design, you have the option of long sleeves for the cooler months and short sleeves for the warmer months.
Karina can have a lovely Peter Pan collar, however, if you want a super quick sewing project then you can sew Karina with no collar at all.
Some other excellent features that the Karina has is the dress is knee length with an empire waistline, there is elastic at the sleeve bottom (easy to sew) and a zipper in the back seam. And with the panties version, there is elastic at the waist and legs.
The instructions also include an option to line the yoke and the skirt portion of the dress. The unlined version uses facing to finish the neckline.
So all you now have to decide is whether you want a fancy or casual look, and that will all depend on which cute fabric you choose!
As far as what sewing experience is needed to complete this project the designer says that mid-level sewing experience is suggested.
The pattern comes in FIVE sizes as follows:
The pattern includes a photo tutorial that has eighteen color photographs showing you all the necessary steps to install a centered zipper. Pattern templates are provided for all the pattern pieces. Seam allowances and any hem allowances are included on the pattern pieces.
The pdf file containing the pattern pieces and very detailed written instructions and illustrations can all be printed on a home desktop printer using standard 8.5″ by 11″ or A4 paper. However, of course, to save paper and ink and therefore reduce your costs the files containing the photos of the dress/blouse options and the zipper tutorial can be viewed on your computer rather than printing them all off.
If you would like to download the pattern you can click on the blue button below.
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