* Plaid fabric in red & white - 30 cm wide x 15 cm high (6 in x 12 in) (upper front)
* Plaid fabric in blue (& red) & white - 40 cm wide x 35 cm high (16 in x 14 in) (bottom front)
* Ribbon - 3 cm wide x 30 cm long (1.2 in x 12 in)
* Plaid fabric in red & white - 40 cm wide x 50 cm high (16 in x 20 in) (back)
* Plain white cotton fabric - 80 cm wide x 50 cm high (32 in x 20 in) (lining)
* Two blue buttons - ⌀ 2 cm (⌀ 0.8 in)
* Two red or white buttons - ⌀ 1 cm (⌀ 0.4 in)
* Elastic - 0.5 cm wide and 16 cm long (0.2 in x 6.5 in)
Download the free sewing pattern here. The pattern is available in four sizes: size 4 - 6 months, 6 - 9 months, 9 - 12 months and 12 - 18 months. Print the desired size at least four times.
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|Step 1: Draw the pattern.|
Draw a front piece (marked red (upper part) and green (lower part)) and back piece (marked yellow (upper part) and green (lower part)) with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric for the lining. Draw a back piece (marked yellow (upper part) and green (lower part)) on the back of the plaid fabric in red & white.
Combine the paper pattern for the front piece (marked red (upper part) and green (lower part)) to one piece using tape. Cut the paper pattern in half vertically 1 cm (0.4 in) underneath the ampits. Draw the upper front piece on the back of the plaid fabric in red & white. Draw the lower front piece on the back of the plaid fabric in blue & white.
The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 0,5 cm (0,2 in) seam allowance. Ad 2 cm (0,8 in) seam allowance at the bottom of the back piece and at the bottom of the front piece.
|Step 2: Cut the fabric.|
Cut the front and back pieces twice out of the fabrics.
|Step 3: Pin upper front piece to lower front piece.|
With right sides facing, pin the upper front piece to the lower front piece. Sew.
|Step 4: Topstitch.|
|Step 5: Pin the ribbon in place.|
Pin the ribbon in place.
|Step 6: Sew.|
|Step 7: Pin front piece to back piece.|
With right sides facing, pin down the front piece to the back piece. Also pin front and back of the lining together.
|Step 8: Sew the sides of both dresses until the pattern marks.|
Sew the sides of both dresses until the pattern marks.
|Step 9: Flip the lining right side out.|
Flip the lining right side out.
|Step 10: Pin neck- and shoulder seams.|
Put the lining of the dress in the outer dress. Pin the neck- and shoulder seams of the lining of the dress and the outside of the dress together with right side facing.
|Step11: Sew neck and shoulder seams at the front.|
Sew neck and shoulder seams at the front from armpit to armpit.
|Step 12: Sew neck and shoulder seams at the back.|
Turn the dress. Sew the neck and shoulder seams at the back.
|Step 13: Sew elastic.|
Cut the elastic in half. Fold both elastic pieces in half lengthwise. Put the elastic pieces in place. They are placed just underneath the left and right armpit and have a 1.5 cm (0.6 in) length. (Thus the elastic loops will be 3 cm long.) Sew a couple of times over the elastic, so it will be attached firmly.
|Step 14: Sew the upper part of the sides of the dress.|
Sew the upper part of the sides of the dress.
|Step 15: Trim.|
|Step 16: Topstitch.|
Flip the dress right side out. Topstitch.
|Step 17: Sew the bottom of the dress.|
Fold the seam allowance at the bottom of the dress to the inside and pin down. Sew.
|Step 18: Stitch the buttonholes at the front.|
Using a ruler, mark where your buttons and buttonholes will go. Stitch the buttonholes at the front.
|Step 19: Sew the buttons at the back.|
Sew the buttons (⌀ 2 cm - ⌀ 0.8 in) on properly to make certain that they function well and last for years. Also sew the small buttons (⌀ 1 cm - ⌀ 0.4 in) at the back, just underneath both armpits.
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