Skiff Dress, PDF Sewing Pattern, Dress Pattern, Breton Style PDF, Children's Sewing Pattern, Girls Sewing, Print at Home PDF, A0, Projection


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Please note ** This listing is for a downloadable PDF sewing pattern and tutorial, not for a finished garment**

The Skiff Dress is an expansion of the Skiff Tee; a fun nod to the seaman’s Breton sweaters of France. The basic shape is a wide bateau neckline and a-line silhouette with straight vented or curved dolphin hems. The back hem is slightly longer than the front. Use the color blocked styles to play with stripes, patterns or even sheer knits across the bodice and/or short or long sleeves from the tee pattern. This expansion also includes options for a sleeveless version, a horizontal flounce across the color blocked sections of the bodice and sleeve, and an elasticated waistband.

This pattern is offered as an expansion of the Skiff Tee pattern, and does not include the sleeves from the tee. A sleeveless dress can be made using this pattern alone, or purchase the Skiff Tee or Skiff Bundle.

Girls’ sizes newborn through 12 years.

Difficulty level: Beginner

This pattern is delivered via immediate download as a 37-page PDF file which features:

* printing with layers, providing the ability to print only the size(s) desired
* detailed illustrated diagrams
* thorough step by step instructions
* guidance for a well-fitted final garment
* full-sized pattern pieces with seam allowances included
* measurements given in imperial and metric throughout
* links to the Sew Jennuine Design group on Facebook for additional assistance and community
* 15 pages of pattern pieces in the print at home version of the pattern, located at the end of the tutorial
* separate A0 large format pattern file for copy shop printing
* separate projector file for projection cutting

A detailed guide is provided to print only the pages needed for the desired size and options.

Recommended fabrics include:

Light to medium knits like tissue knits, jersey, cotton Lycra, lightweight French terry, Ponte de Roma, Liverpool, or interlock. Ribbing from cotton Lycra, rib knit, smooth cuff, or self fabric if it has sufficient recovery. Knits with 25 – 40% 2-way stretch for the body of the dress. A small amount of fusible interfacing is needed for the optional buttonholes, tricot or lightweight woven is recommended.

You may make and sell garments made from this pattern on a home-production basis. I'd love it if you give credit to Jennuine Design in your listings. Please contact me about manufacturing on a larger scale using hired seamstresses.

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Very easy to follow and easy to customize!

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