Beltaine Buds Tunic/Dress child pdf pattern £7.50
Beltaine Buds TUNIC/DRESS child's pdf sewing pattern
This is a digital download pdf pattern for a children’s Tunic/Dress.
It has dolman sleeves, optional pockets, two hem finishes – round and hanky; both of which come in the tunic and dress length. An optional banded bodice empire style line and optional trim on the round hem finish only.
It contains a full photo tutorial, a downloadable lookbook for inspiration and 2 pdf printing file options with layer features – A0 and A4/US letter sizes. There is also a separate Projector file
Suitable for a confident beginner and those with more experience.
It comes with a cottage licence.
It will form part of my Seasonal range for children and accompanies the Adult seasonal range.
Check the bundle listings to get a reduced price on both adult and child Beltaines. The adult versions have 3 height ranges so make sure you get the correct one as there are no returns on digital items.
The ease of this pattern is around 4cm-6cm in the bodice area. This will vary depending on the fabric chosen. It is supposed to be a relaxed fit in the chest and to flare out over the hips to the skirt in an A-line style.
Please note that ages 11-14 in the dress length have a slightly longer skirt proportion on purpose as tester feedback indicated that the models would prefer slightly more length.
You will need either a sewing machine with a stretch stitch or an overlocker/serger. Top stitching is recommended.
Threads suitable for the stretch fabric of choice.
Clips or pins.
Top stitching – a walking foot is recommended if using a sewing machine for top stitching.
This pattern is suitable for 2 or 4 way stretch (knits, jersey) fabrics with a 50%+ stretch in one direction. Fabrics should be lightweight and have drape for the best effect e.g. summer/lightweight cotton lycra, double brushed poly, single brushed poly, rayon, viscose, bamboo, modal and fabrics which behave similar to these.
Cotton lycra, swim fabric and heavier fabrics can and have been used but they will give a more structured look to the garment and will have less ease. They will also not drop or hang the same and may appear shorter than the lightweight fabrics.
Trim can be made up from strips of the lighter fabrics or you can use a ready made one. It needs to be light and can be woven like lace or chiffon.