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“This was super easy and quick to sew. Thanks!”
This classic A-Line Shift Dress has an adorable, retro 60's Jackie O inspired vibe. You'll love this dress and it will never go out of fashion. Traditional a-line shape, without being a huge tent on your girlie. Easy to wear, and two different length options will have you reaching for this pattern again and again. Fully lined with a button back closure. The simple scoop neck and sleeveless design make it perfect for layering over long sleeves and leggings in cooler weather or worn alone as the weather warms. NO hand sewing required.
Versatile tunic length or knee length. Easily embellished with buttons, rick rack, pockets, applique, lace, ruffles or embroidery, etc.
11 sizes included:
2t, 3t, 4t, 5t, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, doll
You will receive: ONE (1) pdf sewing pattern with 15 pages of step-by-step sewing instructions (26 steps and 34 color photos) and 7 pages of patterns to guide you along as you make an A-Line Shift Dress.
All patterns are designed and handmade by Jocole. They are hand-drafted and then scanned and digitized into professional patterns. Each size is clearly marked for ease of cutting.
Handmade items in LIMITED quantities can be made and sold with this pattern. Design credit must be given to Jocole when listing items and on hangtags. The images, layout, design and other aspects of this pattern are Copyright © Jocole, 2011.
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~ Fabric and Lining Fabric (yardage requirements are included in the instruction) (Tunic: 1/3 to 1 yard, Knee: 1/2 to 1 1/4 yard)
~ Coordinating thread
~ Three 1/2" or 5/8" buttons
~ Basic Sewing Tools: scissors, straight pins, sewing machine, iron, ironing board
A very disappointing pattern! The way the paper pattern pieces go together is very confusing, you have to rotate many pieces and constantly refer back to one hard to read image on the pattern to work it out (it would have been easier for the author to have simply included extra pieces to print!). Some of the steps are poorly explained, hard to understand and the photos sometimes being of little help. I have made many pinafores/shift dresses and this was the worst pattern I have ever used. I went up a size to size 4 (my daughter wears a 3 but I wanted it to fit her next year as well) and the back pieces don't even come close to meeting making the dress unwearable! I am now having to spend my time unpicking in order to insert 2 side panels which will hopefully salvage my material and effort. I would not recommend this pattern to anyone (please note I tried to contact the author directly however she will only accept Facebook messages and I don't have a Facebook account).
This was super easy and quick to sew. Thanks!
LOVE the size range on this one!!! This was super easy and quick to sew up!!! I need to remember to add length for my daughter, though, because she has LONG legs and a LONG torso. I will definitely be using this pattern many more times!!!
Love the fact that this pattern goes all the way to size 14!! Thank you!