The Madeline Girls Dress FREE sewing pattern (Preemie to size 12)

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The Madeline Girls Dress FREE sewing pattern (Preemie to size 12)

Here’s the Madeline Girls Dress FREE sewing pattern that comes in many sizes from Preemie to size 12.

This is your chance to use some of your favorite knit fabric to make a beautiful Girls Circle Skirt. The designers’ daughters inspired her to make this pattern when they requested super twirly dresses. With the pattern being FREE the designer, Sweet Red Poppy, really has been generous in giving us all this super pattern that makes an adorable little girl’s dress!

The designer describes the pattern as SO much fun to make and any little girl who loves to twirl is sure to be obsessed with it! The best part is it comes with tons of different options so it can be worn year-round depending on which sleeves and neckline you choose. There are two different style bodices, five sleeve styles, three skirt options, and the choice of a collar. This dress is sure to become an everyday wardrobe favorite!

This pattern is great for confident beginner sewers all the way to advanced sewists.

And even if you are new to sewing with knit fabrics, the designer has thought of everything! You’ll love her video tutorial where she walks you through every single step of this project in detail.

Light to Medium Weight 4-Way Stretch Knit Fabric

For this pattern, the designer recommends you use a light to medium-weight 4-way stretch knit fabric with a content of 95% Cotton, 5% Lycra/Spandex. Having at least 5% Lycra or Spandex allows the fabric to have elasticity and bounce back to its original shape without getting stretched out over time. Other suitable fabrics for this pattern are Double Brushed Polyester, French Terry, and Rayon Spandex.

It’s essential to use a fabric with at least 50% stretch. Fabric must have stretch both horizontally and vertically. Make sure to prewash and dry your knit fabric before cutting and sewing it! This will prevent your fabric from shrinking after you’ve sewn it.

The Madeline Girls Dress FREE sewing pattern (Preemie to size 12)

This awesome pdf pattern comes in EIGHTEEN sizes from Preemie to 12, as follows:-

  • Preemie,
  • Newborn,
  • 0-3 months,
  • 3-6 months,
  • 6-12 months,
  • 12-18 months,
  • 18-24 months,
  • 2 years,
  • 3 years,
  • 4 years,
  • 5 years,
  • 6 years,
  • 7 years,
  • 8 years,
  • 9 years,
  • 10 years,
  • 11 years,
  • 12 years.

When sewing this pattern the designer says that you can use a variety of different techniques to finish the seams. First, you can use the stretch stitch on your sewing machine. This looks like a lightning bolt and allows seams to have more give so the stitches don’t pop when stretched out.

The designer’s personal favorite way to sew with knit fabric on a sewing machine is using Eloflex thread which is specifically designed for sewing with knit fabric. This results in a seam that will not pop when it is pulled on.

The final option is to finish the seams with a serger. The serger creates a seam that is cut and finished in one step. This option creates a more professional-looking finish.

The Madeline Girls Dress FREE sewing pattern (Preemie to size 12)

What is needed to make a Madeline Girls Dress:-

Professionally drafted, graded, and color-coded sewing pattern. Step-by-step detailed photos and written instructions are also included.

There is a layers printing option to print only what you want, thereby saving on ink and paper. And there is also a projectors file option!

If you would like to download the FREE pattern you can click on the purple button below. 

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