Free sewing tutorial and pattern A-line dress



































This dubble layered dress closes with two buttons on the shoulders and two small buttons underneath the armpits. Sizes range from newborn - 8Y.




Materials:
* Fabric Michael Miller, Summer night lights (outside)
   46 cm x 112 cm - 18 in x 44 in (size 3 months - 3T)
   92 cm x 112 cm - 36 in x 44 in (size 4Y - 8Y)
* Plain white cotton fabric (lining)
   46 cm x 112 cm  - 18 in x 44 in (size 3 months - 4Y
* Two buttons - 2 cm (⌀ 0.8 in)
* Two buttons - ⌀ 1 cm (⌀ 0.4 in)
* Elastic - 0.5 cm wide and 16 cm long (0.2 in x 6.5 in)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below.  Set your printer settings to A4 paper.

(size 56) (US 3 months)
(size 62) (US 6 months)
(size 68) (US 9 months)
(size 74) (US 12 months)
(size 80) (US 18 months)
(size 86) (US 24 months)
(size 92) (US 2T)
(size 98) (US 3T)
(size 104) (US 4Y)
(size 110) (US 5Y)
(size 116) (US 6Y)
(size 122) (US 7Y)
(size 128) (US 8Y)

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Step 1: Draw the pattern.


























Draw a front piece and back piece with an aqua trickmarker on the back on both fabrics.

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 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 4: Sew the sides of both dresses until the pattern marks.



















Sew the sides of both dresses until the pattern marks.

Step 5: Flip the lining right side out.




















Flip the lining right side out.

Step 6: 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.

Step 7: Sew neck and shoulder seams at the front.






















Sew neck and shoulder seams at the front from armpit to armpit.


Step 8: Sew neck and shoulder seams at the back.






















Turn the dress. Sew the neck and shoulder seams at the back.


Step 9: 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 10: Sew the upper part of the sides of the dress.






















Sew the upper part of the sides of the dress (just underneath the armpits).


Step 11: Trim.






















Trim.

Step 12: Topstitch.






















Flip the dress right side out. Topstitch.

Step 13: Sew the bottom of the dress.






















Fold the seam allowance at the bottom of the dress to the inside and pin down. Sew.

Step 14: Stitch the buttonholes at the front.






















Using a ruler, mark where your buttons and buttonholes will go. Stitch the buttonholes at the front.

Step 15: 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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intended for non commercial use only

21 comments:

  1. Thank you! I was just on the hunt for a a-line dress pattern and happy to find yours. I appreciate your time! :)

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  2. Thank you so much for this, exactly what I was looking for. Very much appreciated.

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  3. Thanks a bunch, it's exactly what I was looking for!

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  4. I have a new grandbaby on the way. I don't yet know if it is a girl or a boy but I want to be ready as soon as I find out! Thank you very much for sharing your patterns and for doing such a beautiful job explaining how you did everything!

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  5. Thank you very much for the tutorial and pattern!! You have a great site!! :)

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  6. Muchas Gracias Por todas tus explicaciones !!!!

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  7. Thank you this is wonderful ! Exactly what I needed !

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  8. This is a great pattern. I use it often for my little girl and I recommended it on my blog - http://oqueeutenhofeito.blogspot.pt/2014/02/molde-gratisfree-pattern-dutch-baby.html. Hope you don't mind. ***

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  9. that's awesome...Thanks for sharing..

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  10. jakarta - indonesia say: thank you for the tutorial...its a simply beautiful-cute-adorable dress....i love it very much...

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  11. the dresses are perfect....but let's talk fabric. Where do you order such fabulous fabric?

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    1. Lucky finds at the flea market, I'm afraid.

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  12. Just what I was looking for! One thosand thanks!

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  13. Thank you! This is so cute & I love the variations! Great Job everyone!

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  14. I tried it for my niece and it came out awesome ! thank you very much

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  15. Thank you, You made my day just the pattern I was looking for, thanks a million.

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  16. Hey,
    I did one yesterday, so lovely, many many thanks!!!!!!!!
    http://friendly-hearts.blogspot.de/2015/09/get-in-style-baby-girl.html

    LOVE
    Gabi

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  17. Thank you so much for the patterns and tutorials. Could you please tell me if you think the armholes of this dress would be wide enough for a little one to wear fitted t-shirt/skivvy underneath? Looking for something that will work for cooler days too!

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