The fabric is my own design and was printed by Elobina on the fabric New Shirt.
* Knit fabric Znok Design - Elephant Purple (dress)
* Ribbing - 4,5 cm (1,8 in) high (neckband)
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below.
(size 68) (EU 4 - 6 months) (US 9 months)
(size 74) (EU 6 - 9 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 1 1/2 - 2 years) (US 2T)
(size 98 ) (EU 2 - 3 years) (US 3T)
(size 104) (EU 3 - 4 years) (US 4Y)
When working with knits, it is important not to stretch or pull the fabric while sewing. Also use a stretch needle and a stretch stitch. In this pattern all seams are sewed with a twin needle.
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|Step 1: Draw the pattern.|
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 dress. Draw the neckline without seam allowance.
|Step 2: Cut the fabric.|
Cut a front piece and a back piece out of the fabrics.
|Step 3: Pin the front piece to the back piece.|
With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece.
|Step 4: Sew.|
Sew the sides of the dress.
|Step 5: Fold the seam allowance tho the inside.|
Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the dress to the inside and pin down.
|Step 6: Sew the hem in place.|
Turn right-side out. Sew the hem in place. Sew about 1,5 cm (0,6 in) from the outer edge.
|Step 7: Sew neckband.|
Cut a strip of fabric of 20 cm x 4,5 cm (8 in x 1.8 in). Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the dress fabric.
|Step 8: Sew neckband.|
Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew.
|Step 9: Trim.|
|Step 10: Sew straps.|
Cut a strip of fabric of 100 cm x 4 cm (40.4 in x 1.6 in) or if you want to tie your straps up with a knot to fit, cut a strip of fabric of 130 cm x 4 cm (52 x 1.6 in). Align the raw edges of the neckband with the raw edge of the neck opening, wrong sides together. Sew 1 cm (0.4 in) from the outer edge. Stretch the neckband while you sew, but be careful not to stretch or pull the dress fabric.
|Step 11: Sew straps.|
Fold the neckband over the cut edge, re-fold and pin down. Sew. If you want to use long straps to tie your straps up with a knot to fit, you're dress is finished now. Otherwise continue with step 12.
|Step 12: Attach straps.|
Sew the straps onto the back of the dress. Trim. (For the length of the straps, see pattern.)
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