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Child Summer Frock

Added Jul 29, 2010

by suezpetersen

Salt Lake City, ...




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Sweet summer dress for little girls. No zippers or buttons, just pull over the head.




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    Apr 10, 2017, 02.33 AMby rosrut

    The instructions include the length for the skirt, but not the width. What should the width be? (I’m making a size 2T).

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    Feb 14, 2016, 11.46 PMby bbush

    Does anyone know if the sizes are true to RTW? I can’t find a size chart. Also, what is the seam allowance?

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    May 29, 2015, 11.25 AMby Glyn Edge

    I can’t seem to print the pattern pieces, it comes up as one page with just a bodice piece on. Anyone know what I’m doing wrong? Have got the step-by-step instructions ok. Thanks x

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      Jun 6, 2015, 03.51 AMby Nancy Walton

      That’s all there is to the pattern — you measure out the skirt separately. :)

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    Mar 11, 2015, 03.37 PMby dancinmomma

    I didn’t know what the seam allowance was either. I used a 1/4 in. for the 4T size. I think I will use a 1/2 in. next time. It pulls on fine, but the neck and armholes are slightly too big. She’ll have to wear a T-shirt under. I hope that by doing a 1/2 in. it’ll still be easily pulled over and have a better fit. If I size down to a 3T I’m afraid it will be too small.


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    Jun 2, 2014, 04.54 AMby teachged

    Does the pattern include seam allowances or must the be added to the drawing?

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    Jul 1, 2013, 12.00 PMby Jeanette Lundström

    What type of fabric have you used? Would a woven cotton work or does it have to be stretchy since there is no zipper? Thanks!

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    Aug 6, 2011, 01.02 AMby MyScrapbookStudio

    This looks so cute. Bummer that my daughter is a 7/8 now :( Thank you for sharing though! :)

    ~ Caren Smith of www.MyScrapbookStudio.net

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    Jun 15, 2011, 03.56 PMby Laura Seale

    I’ve made 4 full size dresses, I’m about to make a practice one for a rag doll I’ve made so that I can make another matching one to go with the dress I made for my friends little girl- I altered it to have a front and a back and cut it out larger to try and embroider on it, forgot so had to make another one, now she has one to grow into, so the dress for the doll will last too! I added sequins to the necklin and around the bottom. I absolutly love the pattern and if you make it longer in fancier material it can be a bridesmaid dress too. Have worked out how to add a net layer on it. Thank you for posting it :)

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      Sep 16, 2013, 08.56 PMby Laura Seale

      Dolls dress still going strong, dress completely grown out of, even as a top. :-)

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    Jan 10, 2011, 06.02 AMby efratn

    Thank you! I followed your tutorial and created a dress for my little one last night – your instructions are clear and the dress is beautiful! I love the bodice lining, and the fact that no seams are exposed so it is soft against the body. I would just add a small step of clipping the curves after stitching the neckline and the armholes. Thank you!!

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    Aug 6, 2010, 03.30 PMby reumswicht

    I have the same problem like tmcquire and I would love to make this wonderful dress for my niece. If there’s a way to get the instructions please help me. Thank you very much!!!

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      Sep 25, 2010, 02.44 AMby nessys

      Hey Darl – refer to my reply to tmcquire below – click the “Instruction” tab above the photo – hope it works for you! I hope I can sew this for my friend’s little girl! It is so sweet! All the best xx

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    Aug 4, 2010, 11.06 PMby tmcguire

    Hi! The link for the instructions to the tutorial is giving me an error message. Is there any way you can send me the directions or point me in the right direction? Thanks!

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      Sep 25, 2010, 02.43 AMby nessys

      Hey Darl – I just worked this out – what you need to do is NOT click the “Get all Instructions (PDF)” thing under neath the photo – you need to click the “Instructions” tab ABOVE the photo! Hope this works for you Honey and the dress is a hit! I’m going to have a crack at it myself!

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    Aug 2, 2010, 02.19 AMby suezpetersen

    thanks everyone!

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    Jul 30, 2010, 02.13 PMby feetyjammies

    Very cute and so many possibilities.

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    Jul 29, 2010, 08.02 PMby nehmah

    Congratulations on the best tutorial/instruction download I have seen in a very long time. Your steps are easy-to-read; you press the seams (bless you to pieces!); your final garment looks so professional. She looks quite pleased with her new summer frock. Cordially, Nehmah

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    Jul 29, 2010, 07.22 PMby tmcguire

    Love this dress. Your little one’s adorable! A perfect model.

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