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The Picnic Dress - Sizes 2-10

Format PDF (Download Only)
Author Monkeysbug
Price $8.00
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"The Picnic Dress" eBook contains all the instructions and printable patterns you'll need to make this adorable strappy sundress in size 2 through 8. You'll learn to make details including the unique crisscross back, darling gathered pockets, and sweet layered hem. The only needed materials for constructing the dress are fabric, bias tape, and elastic. If you wish to make the pockets no fasteners are needed and instructions are given for making your own bias tape from fabric. You'll also need standard sewing supplies and tools, and a printer and regular 8.5" x 11 printer paper.

- Pages: 36 instruction pages (including bonus instructions for making bias tape) plus 3 printable pattern pages
- Pictures: 46

Materials needed:

• Fabric: 1.5 yard main fabric; 1/2 yard accent fabric
• 3-4 yards of 1/4" wide bias tape if not making your own per included instructions
• 10" of 1/4" wide elastic
• Standard sewing equipment and supplies: sewing machine, scissors, thread, measuring tape, small safety pin, etc.
• Regular 8.5" x 11 printer paper and a printer

Sizes that can be made: 2 through 10

Final measurements:
Size 2: Chest 22"; Length 19"
Size 3/4: Chest 24"' Length 23"
Size 5/6: Chest 26"; Length 25"
Size 7/8: Chest 28"; Length 28"
Size 9/10: Chest 30", Length 31"

*Note: These are downloadable instructions for making a sundress. This ebook does include pattern pieces. Since it is a download, you will receive this by email and it will also be located in the "My Library" section of your user account immediately after purchase.

by Combs, Whitney
on June 25th, 2013

LOVE this pattern. This is by far the easiest pattern ever, imho. It is certainly my favorite pattern of the many I've purchased through this site. fast and easy!

by Smith, Denise
on March 14th, 2013

Yes this is an awesome pattern. But definitely by pre-made bias tape. A must here.

by KathyP
on July 20th, 2012

This is a great summer dress, for the hot & humid days. Easy to put together.

by Broach, Kathleen
on July 18th, 2012

very cute.

by Bass, Ashley
on July 18th, 2012

This dress is just adorable! It is a really easy to follow pattern. I love using my own handmade bias tape on these dressed, but buying pre-made works saves time. But I loved the unique and custom look when making your own bias tape.

by Tia
on July 18th, 2012

Great pattern! I have used the pockets on several other pieces of handmade clothing and they are a hit!

by Helmer, Regina
on May 24th, 2012

Turned out very cute! If you are new to sewing a narrow binding, invest in a roll of wonder tape. It will help you give you a better finished look. The dress is really cute and worth learning to work with binding.

by Salvaggio, Tracie
on May 24th, 2012

This is an awesome pattern. Save yourself the time and effort, and buy pre-made bias tape, and you can make this dress rather quickly. Plus, I love that it has an interesting back and doesn't look like all other dresses out there.

by Sudz-N-Seamz
on January 19th, 2012

Very sweet dress. The narrow binding is a bit tricky, but its so cute when its finished it makes it all worth it.


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