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Twirly Dress E-Pattern

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author SewBaby
Price $8.95
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Multisize pattern fits 2 - 6 yrs. This dress is as fun as it is pretty. Designed with a 360° skirt for maximum twirling ability. Features include a ballet style knit bodice, long or short sleeves, and a sash. The skirt can be woven or knit. Designed by Ruth Highbarger for SewBaby.
All sizes are drawn individually, so no tracing is needed. You will use this one year after year.

by CM
on November 1st, 2012

Nice pattern

by Green, Kristie
on September 17th, 2012

I love this pattern. I have used the print version for years but my pattern was becoming a little worn. I was very excited to see it as a pdf pattern so I can print as needed. I use the skirt gores for tee-shirt dresses and also for other dresses frequently. It comes together so nicely and gives such a great twirl to the dress.

In the future it would be nice if there was a cover sheet to the patterns so you could see how it would fit together before you printed and laid it all out.


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All in One fabric
60” wide knit fabric (in yards) (must have at least 25% stretch,
light to medium weight- no heavy weight knits!)

Size 2: 1-3/8
Size 3: 1-1/2
Size 4: 1-3/4
Size 5: 2
Size 6: 2-3/4

Different Bodice and Skirt fabrics:
Bodice* (if purchasing a shirt, skip this part):
60” wide knit fabric (in yards) (can be any light to midweight fabric)
Short Sleeves: 1/3 3/8 3/8 3/8
Size 2: 1/3
Size 3: 1/3
Size 4: 3/8
Size 5: 3/8
Size 6: 3/8

Long Sleeves:
Size 2: 3/8
Size 3: 1/2
Size 4: 1/2
Size 5: 1/2
Size 6: ½

Patchwork skirt:
45” wide fabric (this amount makes 2 gores**)
Size 2: 1/2**
Size 3: 1/2**
Size 4: 1/2**
Size 5: 5/8**
Size 6: 5/8**

Separate Sash:
45” wide fabric (in yards) :
Size 2: 1/8
Size 3: 1/8
Size 4: 1/8
Size 5: 1/8
Size 6: 1/8

*or purchased shirt in the child’s size, must be a loose fitting knit shirt, no skin tight shirts!
**You need six gores for sizes 2, 3 and 4, and eight gores for sizes 5 and 6. We recommend 3
fabrics for six gore skirts and 4 fabrics for the eight gore skirts for the patchwork look.

For bodice-
One double needle. (Yes, this is a must to give the best results!)
Two spools of thread in matching color.
For skirt-Thread for sewing.

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