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Wrap dress with Poppy flower stencil Girls 12months

Added Jan 27, 2014

by mktDesign

Northampton, Uni...






Hi please leave a comment if you are interested in this pattern. It was my first attempt in drafting pattern for children’s wear in illustrator. I would welcome any feedback from overall project and instructions (will add all that as soon as I stop running after my lil girl!). Also if anyone can suggest a method or a reliable source where I could find easy way of scaling my pattern to other children’s wear sizes, I would be most grateful!

Material Notes

Denim- dress would feel better in light to medium weight cotton but as a sample and coz had too much of denim fabric I made it like that. Used both sides of denim to add some contrast. Poppy flower stencil designed and printed by me.



Related Techniques


Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic
Cotton, Denim

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    Jan 28, 2014, 10.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    How charming and lovely! :-) Great job!

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    Jan 28, 2014, 07.30 PMby Tianfei Looop

    nice pictures and nice cut little dress. I think first thing you need is to find the standard size chart for children. from the data you can see what is the difference between each size then you can sort of figure out how much to grade and there are text books and courses for grading. quiet complicated, grading using AI. But it is equally hard for all pattern makers using AI. so work hard you will be ahead of others ! go for it.

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    Jan 28, 2014, 05.04 PMby Mary Athey

    This is so gorgeous, well done on drafting this x

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    Jan 28, 2014, 12.54 PMby Deanna31

    Oh my goodness! This pattern is sooo cute! Wish I had a little girl.

    I’ve never graded children’s clothes before but here’s some information:http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/4368/making-sense-of-pattern-grading

    And here might help:http://www.fashion-incubator.com/archive/grading_childrens_clothes_pt2/

    Usually for an adult its 2.5cm added to both sides. So I think perhaps children’s wear is something like 1cm. But if you still have trouble finding out… I would suggest buying a children’s pattern and checking the measurements between the sizes.

    Good luck :)

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    Jan 28, 2014, 08.56 AMby ghainskom

    This is lovely. Unfortunately I can’t help you with the pattern making but I encourage you to go on with it.

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