Free sewing tutorial and pattern toddler dress with peter pan collar






Materials:
* Fabric Gnomeville - Michael Miller - 120 cm wide x 65 cm high ( 48 in x 26 in)
* Plain white cotton fabric  - 120 cm wide x 65 cm high ( 48 in x 26 in) (lining)
* Zipper - 30 cm (12 in)

Chosing a clothing size:
The European clothing size is equal to the length of your child in cm, measured without shoes. Always chose a size larger than the size of your child, unless the size of your child is exactly the same as the clothing size. Children clothes don't come in small, medium, large and extra large. The patterns on my website are sized medium. Is your child bigger than average, chose one size larger and shorten the bottom of the dress with 2 cm (0,8 in).

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

(size 68) (EU 4 - 6 months) (US 9 months)
(size 74) (EU 6 - 12 months) (US 12 months)
(size 80) (EU 9 - 12 months) (US 18 months)
(size 86) (EU 1 - 1 1/2 years) (US 24 months)
(size 92) (EU 2 years) (US 2T)

A tutorial for this dress without the collar can be found here. To attach the pater pan collar with a bias strip, follow this tutorial.

Double-click images to enlarge.

Step 1: Draw the pattern.































Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric. Draw a front piece and a left and a right back piece on the back of both fabrics. Also draw four collar pieces on the Michael Miller Gnomeville fabric. Please notice that both parts should be mirrored.

The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 0,5 cm (0,2 in) seam allowance. Ad 2 cm (0,8 in) seam allowance to the bottom of the dress and the middle of the back pieces. 


Step 2: Cut the fabric.































Cut a front piece and a left and a right back piece out of both fabrics. Also cut the four collar pieces out of the Michael Miller Gnomeville fabric.

Step 3: Sew the collar pieces together.











With right sides facing, sew the collar pieces together.

Step 4: Sew.











Sew.

Step 5: Top-stitch.
Turn right-side out. Top-stitch.

Step 6: Pin down the left en right back pieces to the front piece.


















With right sides facing, pin down the left en right back pieces to the front piece.

Step 7: Sew the sides of the dress and the shoulder seams.


















Sew the sides of the dress and the shoulder seams.

Step 8: Flip the dress right side out.


















Flip the lining right side out.

Step 9: Attach the collar to the outside of the dress.

























Pin the collar in place. Attach the collar to the outside of the dress by sewing it to the dress just above the neckline.

Step 10: Pin the right and left back pieces together.






















With right sides facing, pin the right and left back pieces together.


Step 11: Sew.





















 Sew together. Leave the upper 30 cm (12 in) open.

Step 12: Trim.





















Trim.

Step 13: Left: Front view.  Right: Rear view.

















Pin the neckline of the outer dress and lining together with right side facing.

Step 14: Left: Front view. Right: Rear view.

















Sew the neckline.

Step 15: Turn right-side out.

























Turn the dress right-side out. Top-stitch the neckline. Leave 4 cm (1,6 in) open at the back for inserting the zipper later on.

For finishing the armholes you can chose one of the methods below:

Method A:
Step A1: Fold the seam allowance of the armholes to the inside.

























Fold the seam allowance of the armholes to the inside. Pin the armholes (outside of the dress and lining) together with wrong sides facing.

Step A2: Top-stitch.

























Top-stitch.

Method B:
Cut off the seam allowance of the armholes. Finish off with a bias strip.

Method C:
Pull the left armhole out through the opening at the bottom of the dress or trough the opening for the zipper. Sew together, right sides facing.  Pull back. Repeat for the right armhole. Top-stitch.

Step 16: Fold the seam allowance at the bottom of the dress to the inside.

























Fold the seam allowance at the bottom of the dress to the inside.  Pin outside of the dress and lining together with wrong sides facing.

Step 17: Sew.

























Sew.

Step 18: Fold the seam allowance of the back pieces to the inside. 

























Fold the seam allowance of the right and left back pieces to the inside. Pin the outside of the dress and the inside of the dress together with wrong sides facing.

Step 19: Shorten the zipper.











Trim the upper part of the zipper. (Do not cut the zipper teeth!)

Step 20: Put the zipper in position and pin down.

























Put the zipper in position and pin down.

Step 21: Sew the zipper in place.

























Sew the zipper in place. Use a zipper foot.

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intended for non commercial use only 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so Cute!!

Anonymous said...

je trouve les modèles superbes, dommage que je ne sache pas où trouver de si jolis tissus
peut-être pouvez vous m'aider pour la France? ou peut-on en faire venir de l'étranger?
en tout cas félicitations pour ce site!!!

Zejane Cardoso said...

Muito bom !!

saffiertje said...

I love this dress! Shame it is not in size 12 and 10!

Meredith Falatek said...

I love this dress! Any idea how I could scale it up to a 5/6?

Anonymous said...

beautiful!!!

Katalina Lopez said...

me gusta felicidades
gracias

Monica said...

Danke! Heute nachgenäht, leider muss ich noch mal ran, die Armausschnitte sind sehr eng. Dennoch ein sehr süßer Schnitt! Habe ihn mit Knopfleiste abgeändert, da ich keinen Reißverschluss da hatte.

Katy said...

Hello, your blog is beautiful and you did a great job! Congratulations! I'll try to make this dress for my little girl.

*** said...

I used this pattern to make a Snow White comfy dress for my little girl. You can see it here - http://oqueeutenhofeito.blogspot.pt/2014/02/branca-de-neve-snow-white.html.
Thank you for sharing.

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