Dress up, or dress down, this is the perfect dress for any season or occasion. It has an A-line body and a dropped waist and cute gathered skirt, paired with sleeves that have just enough "puff". As you are used to from Baboosh, the kids sizes are designed with growing room built in already. So no need to size up... Will look good now, and after the next growth spurt- or 2!
As a mum & running a handmade business, I know just how precious time is. That's why I made this swing dress sewing pattern super easy to use! This is a ready printed paper pattern that will be posted to you. All sizes are drawn separately, so you can skip the tedious tracing and go straight to the fun part... Just cut out the size you need and get making!
Of course kids don't get to have all the fun to themselves. This pattern also comes in adult sizes for some matchy-matchy, or you can leave the kids sizes altogether for some just-for-me-time!
I've added some suggestions for variations, you can opt for long cuffed sleeves or short with a trim or hemmed in the tutorial. The adult version has a lower and a higher neckline option. I've also added lines on the body for a natural and empire waist line, so you can experiment with different body & skirt lengths if you're feeling adventurous. And last but not least, I've included some optional pockets. There are no instructions for this, but I've included a Youtube link that shows you how to do add them, if you'd like to.
Suitable for adventurous beginners
Sizes from 6-9 Months to 3XL
Posted 1st Class in recycled paper packaging
Comes in a handy labelled envelope for easy storage
You can keep all sizes, no tracing! (except adult sizes)
Short or long sleeves
Step-by-step colour photo tutorial will guide you through every step
Overlocker not essential
Link to in-depth post on sewing jerseys on my blog is included
Access to Facebook group for support & chat
For personal use only*
Seam allowances are not included in the pattern, how and where to add them is explained in the tutorial. The fabric requirements below take up to 1.5cm or 3/5" seam allowance into account:
Because I also make and sell these dresses myself, this pattern is strictly for personal use only. Pattern design, images and tutorial are original works and are copyright protected by Baboosh Designs ™. Sharing in any capacity, uploading, redistributing, altering, manufacturing without consent, etc. is strictly prohibited. Thank you for your support!
*If you wish to make this ruffle dress to sell, you will need to purchase a commercial license, in addition to the pattern.