The pattern for girl's dress FLORA - Sewing instructions

Péťa  ·  13.10.2020  ·  2 minutes of reading

For today, I have prepared a pattern (sizes 80 - 164) and instructions for simple children's dress. This pattern is simple and suitable even for less experienced seamstresses. You can take a look at this pattern here:

The pattern for children’s dress FLORA with long sleeves

Jak ušít dětské šaty (návod + střih)
how to sew children's dress (pattern + instructions)

You can sew the dress on an overlock or a regular sewing machine. If you plan to use a regular sewing machine, I recommend reading this article first:

Sewing stretchy fabrics on a regular sewing machine


Sewing instructions

And here are the sewing instructions...

Prepare:

(cut all following pieces "on the fold")

  • 1x front bodice piece
  • 1x back bodice piece
  • 2x skirt piece
  • 2x sleeve
Střih na jednoduché dětské šaty (Návod jak ušít šaty)
simple pattern for a children's dress & sewing instructions

Drape both skirt pieces:
1 - Reduce the presser foot pressure and the lower (bobbin) thread tension.
2 - Set your machine to the longest straight stitch possible.
3 - 1st seam - sew 0.5 cm (0.2") from the cutting edge along the entire width of the piece.
4 - 2nd seam - sew 0.5 cm (0.2") below the first seam to create two parallel seams.

Now carefully pull the upper threads. The fabric should start to crease.

Continue until the upper edge of the skirt is the same width as the front and back bodice pieces.

Sew one part of the skirt to the front part of the bodice and the other to the back part (face side to face side).

Střih na jednoduché dětské šaty (Návod jak ušít šaty)
SIMPLE PATTERN FOR A CHILDREN'S DRESS & SEWING INSTRUCTIONS

Sew shoulder seams. Clean the neckline.

Fold the edge of the neckline approx. 0.75 cm (0.3") to the reverse side and pin/baste it there.

You can learn more about basting (temporary stitching) here:  How to baste fabric (simple & correct technique)

Topstitch the neckline - use an elastic stitch (three-step straight stitch, narrow zig-zag stitch, etc.) and sew around the entire circumference of the neck opening. Pin the sleeve pieces to open armscyes (face side to face side).

Sew both sleeves to the bodice.

Turn the dress inside out and sew the sleeve and side seam in one go. Repeat on the other side.

Střih na jednoduché dětské šaty (Návod jak ušít šaty)
SIMPLE PATTERN FOR A CHILDREN'S DRESS & SEWING INSTRUCTIONS

Clean the bottom edge of the skirt and both cuffs.

Střih na jednoduché dětské šaty (Návod jak ušít šaty)
SIMPLE PATTERN FOR A CHILDREN'S DRESS & SEWING INSTRUCTIONS

Fold cleaned edges to the inside of the dress and topstitch them - as with the neckline, use an elastic stitch.

Your dress is finished!

You can get the pattern from today's article here:

The pattern for children’s dress FLORA with long sleeves


My tip

Gluing a home-printed paper pattern is a breeze, just follow these six simple steps: 

How to assemble your pattern


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Have a nice day and don't forget to check out the other sewing instructions & patterns.

Bye, Petra


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