So I made Abbey a dress, I made it with a bodice pattern I made ages ago. You know when you are cleaning through piles of papers that have needed attention for quite sometime, and low and behold you come across a drafted pattern that was never made. Yeah I am pretty sure I have a few more of those. So I thought I would go ahead and make the bodice up, and I added a color blocked skirt to the bottom to finish it off. So, I thought I would go ahead and share the pattern with all of you. So the pattern is in sizes 12m-6years. It is for the bodice and sleeve and then you can make the skirt piece pretty easily.
The sleeve has cute little pleats, and I double pleated the sleeve (top and bottom) for a fun shape.
So the pattern has not been tested in anyway, but I made one up and it came together fine. So if you would like the pattern you can download the pieces here:
Please do not share, copy or sell the pattern. Do not share the link to the pattern, please just link to this post.
I used about 1 yard of the purple and 1/2 yard of the white.
You will also need a zipper I used a 7" zipper
Then pin a sleeve into the arm curve. Add pleats to fit. Then sew in place. Repeat this for the other sleeve and the two sleeves for the lining as well.
Then when you fold the zipper to the back you will see that the zipper is sewn the right way. It is a good time to check yourself if you are new to zippers.
Now with right sides together you will sew the two bodice pieces together. You are sewing along the same line you sewed for the zipper. Start a few inches up from the bottom of the back edge. Then sew up the edge, around the neck and down the other edge.
Then you will top stitch along the zipper edge. Nice finished zipper with fully lined bodice... done.
I tacked the bottom under the zipper together since it will be sewn together to the skirt part.
Then fold the edges of the sleeves in and top stitch along the edge.
I also added pleats at the bottom of the sleeve since the sleeve was a little too full for my liking, and I loved the pleats. Just pleat the bottom and sew in place. Bodice done.
this skirt I decided how long I wanted the skirt to be and divided that by 3 adding in seam allowance to each piece. I made the strips that height and the width was the width of the fabric. I simply cut 3 stripes for the front and 3 for the back. Then pieced them together the way I did the skirt and stitched the front and back together at the sides.
So if you make one upload it to our flikr group we would love to see it! (link found at the top of the page)