Free sewing tutorial and pattern boatneck women's dress




































Recently, I started working together with my niece, who is a fashion designer and with top model Jackie van Klaveren. I am very proud to show you the first results of our collaboration.




































At the photoshoot Jackie wore a boatneck dress in size 04. Sizes range from 04 through 12 and we will add larger sizes in the future. Enjoy sewing!





































Free sewing pattern for a Boatneck Dress



Materials:
* Knit fabric

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below. Set your printer settings to A4 paper.

Size 04 (German Size: 34) (French Size: 36) (Italian Size: 38)
Size 06 (German Size: 36) (French Size: 38) (Italian Size: 40)
Size 08 (German Size: 38) (French Size: 40) (Italian Size: 42)
Size 10 (soon available)
Size 12 (German Size: 42) (French Size: 44) (Italian Size: 46)

When working with knits, it is important not to stretch or pull the fabric while sewing. Also use a stretch needle and a stretch stitch. In this pattern all seams are sewed with a twin needle.

Double-click images to enlarge.

Step 1: Draw the pattern.
Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric. The seam allowance is included in the pattern.

To adjust the pattern to your own body measurements, draw the sleeves and the bottom of the dress 4 cm (2 in longer). At step 11 you can try it on and adept the length of the dress and the sleeves. Or you could make a toile first.

Step 2: Cut the fabric.
Cut a front piece, a back piece and and two sleeves (mirrored) out of the fabric.

Step 3: Fold seam allowance neckline to the inside.
Fold seam allowance of the neckline to the inside on the first line (about 1 cm - 0,2 in from the cut edge) and pin down. Then, fold seam allowance of the neckline to the inside on the second line (about 2 cm - 0,4 in) from the cut edge) and pin down.

Step 4: Sew.
Sew.

Step 5:  Sew the shoulder seams.
With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece. Sew the shoulder seams. Trim.

Step 6: Sew the sleeves.
With right sides facing, fold the sleeve in half. Pin down under arm notch down. Sew.

Step 7: Pin the sleeve down.
Pin the left sleeve right sides together, into the armhole. Sew.

Step 8: Sew the sleeve into the armhole.
Sew the sleeve into the armhole. Repeat step 7 until 8 for the right sleeve.

Step 9: Pin down the sides of the dress.
Turn dress wrong-side out. Pin down the sides of the dress and the bottom of the sleeves.

Step 10: Sew.
Sew.

Step 11: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.
Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the dress and the bottom of the sleeves to the inside and pin down.

Step 12: Sew the hems in place.
Turn right-side out. Sew the hems in place.




































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intended for non commercial use only

Free sewing pattern Basic shirt





















Materials:
* Knit fabric

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below. Set your printer settings to A4 paper.

Size 04 (German Size: 34) (French Size: 36) (Italian Size: 38)
Size 06 (German Size: 36) (French Size: 38) (Italian Size: 40)
Size 08 (German Size: 38) (French Size: 40) (Italian Size: 42)
Size 10 (soon available)
Size 12 (German Size: 42) (French Size: 44) (Italian Size: 46)

When working with knits, it is important not to stretch or pull the fabric while sewing. Also use a stretch needle and a stretch stitch. In this pattern all seams are sewed with a twin needle.

Double-click images to enlarge.

Step 1: Draw the pattern.



























Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric. The seam allowance is included in the pattern.

To adjust the pattern to your own body measurements, draw the sleeves and the bottom of the shirt 4 cm (2 in longer). At step 12 you can try it on and adept the length of the shirt and the sleeves. Or you could make a toile first.


Step 2: Cut the fabric.
























Cut a front piece, a back piece and and two sleeves (mirrored) out of the fabric.

Step 3: Fold seam allowance neckline to the inside.














Fold seam allowance of the neckline to the inside and pin down. 

Step 4: Sew.














Sew.
Step 5:  Sew the shoulder seams.

With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece. Sew the shoulder seams.

Step 6: Sew the sleeves.















With right sides facing, fold the sleeve in half. Pin down under arm notch down. Sew.

Step 7: Pin the sleeve down
Pin the left sleeve right sides together, into the armhole. Sew.


Step 8: Sew the sleeve into the armhole.
Sew the sleeve into the armhole. Repeat step 7 until 8 for the right sleeve.

Step 9: Pin down the sides of the shirt.














Turn shirt wrong-side out. Pin down the sides of the shirt and the bottom of the sleeves.

Step 10: Sew.















Sew.

Step 11: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.















Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the shirt and the bottom of the sleeves to the inside and pin down.

Step 12: Sew the hems in place.

Turn right-side out. Sew the hems in place.

© small dreamfactory
intended for non commercial use only

Free sewing pattern Long-Sleeve Faux-Wrap Top























Materials:
* Knit fabric

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below. Set your printer settings to A4 paper.

Size 02 (German Size: 32) (French Size: 34) (Italian Size: 36)
Size 04 (German Size: 34) (French Size: 36) (Italian Size: 38)
Size 06 (German Size: 36) (French Size: 38) (Italian Size: 40)
Size 08 (German Size: 38) (French Size: 40) (Italian Size: 42)
Size 10 (soon available)
Size 12 (German Size: 42) (French Size: 44) (Italian Size: 46)

When working with knits, it is important not to stretch or pull the fabric while sewing. Also use a stretch needle and a stretch stitch. In this pattern all seams are sewed with a twin needle.

Double-click images to enlarge.

Step 1: Draw the pattern.
























Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric. The seam allowance is included in the pattern.

To adjust the pattern to your own body measurements, draw the sleeves and the bottom of the shirt 4 cm (2 in longer). At step 12 you can try it on and adept the length of the shirt and the sleeves. Or you could make a toile first.


Step 2: Cut the fabric.
























Cut the front pieces (2x, mirrored), a back piece and the sleeves (2x, mirrored) out of the fabric.

Step 3: Fold seam allowance neckline to the inside.














Fold seam allowance of the neckline to the inside and pin down. 

Step 4: Sew.














Sew.

Step 5:  Sew the shoulder seams.

With right sides facing pin down the back and front pieces. Sew the shoulder seams.

Step 6: Sew the sleeves.
















With right sides facing, fold the sleeve in half. Pin down under arm notch down. Sew.

 

Step 7: Pin the sleeve down.
Pin the left sleeve right sides together, into the armhole. Sew.

Step 8: Sew the sleeve into the armhole.
Sew the sleeve into the armhole. Repeat step 7 until 8 for the right sleeve.

Step 9: Pin down the sides of the shirt.















Turn shirt wrong-side out. Pin down the sides of the shirt and the bottom of the sleeves.

Step 10: Sew.















Sew.

Step 11: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.














Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the shirt and the bottom of the sleeves to the inside and pin down.

Step 12: Sew the hems in place.














Turn right-side out. Sew the hems in place.

© small dreamfactory
intended for non commercial use only

Ready for Summer!


















During winter time, I made this spaghetti strap dress. The dandelions fabric is my own design and was printed at Passion Prints. The free pattern and tutorial for this spaghetti strap dress in size 24 months through 4Y can be found here. Let the summer begin!





































Free sewing tutorial and pattern girls skirt





















I made this skirt for my daughter. I made the same skirt earlier out of jersey. Because you sew a skirt out of jersey slightly different as a skirt out of cotton, I made a new tutorial for this skirt. Sizes range from newborn to 10Y.

Materials:
* Cotton fabric (skirt)
   75 cm x 35 cm (30 in x 14 in) (3 - 6 months)
   80 cm x 35 cm (32 in x 14 in) (9 months)
   80 cm x 40 cm (32 in x 16 in) (12 months)
   85 cm x 40 cm (44 in x 16 in) (18 months)
   90 cm x 40 cm (36 in x 16 in) (24 months/ 2T)
   100 cm x 45 cm (40 in x 18 in) (3T/ 4Y)
   105 cm x 50 cm (42 in x 20 in) (5Y)
   110 cm x 50 cm (44 in x 20 in) (6Y)
   115 cm x 50 cm (46 in x 20 in) (7Y)
   115 cm x 55 cm (46 in x 22 in) (8Y)
   120 cm x 55 cm (48 in x 22 in) (9Y)
   125 cm x 60 cm (50 in x 24 in) (10Y
* Elastic waistband
  - 1 cm (0.4 in) wide (size 3 months - 12 months)
  - 2 cm (0.8 in) wide (size 18 months - 6Y)
  - 3 cm (1.2 in) wide (size 7Y - 10 Y)

Instructions:
Download the free sewing pattern from the list below.  Set your printer settings to A4 paper.

(size 56) (EU 0 - 2 months) (US 3 months
(size 62) (EU. 2 - 4 months) (US 6 months)
(size 68) (EU 4 - 6 months) (US 9 months)
(size 74) (EU 6 - 9 months) (US 12 months)
(size 80) (EU 9 - 12 months) (US 18 months)
(size 86) (EU 1 - 1 1/2 years) (US 24 months)
(size 92) (EU 2 years) (US 2T)
(size 98) (EU 3 years) (US 3T)
(size 104) (EU 4 years) (US 4Y)
(size 110) (EU 5 years) (US 5Y)
(size 116) (EU 6 years) (US 6Y)
(size 122) (EU 7 years) (US 7Y)
(size 128) (EU 8 years) (US 8Y)
(size 134) (EU 9 years) (US 9Y)
(size 140) (EU 10 years) (US 10Y)

Double-click images to enlarge.

Step 1: Draw the pattern.




















Draw the pattern with an aqua trickmarker on the back of the fabric. The pattern is without seam allowance. Ad 1 cm (0,4 in) seam allowance.  Ad 2 cm (0,4 in) seam allowance at the bottom of the skirt.


Step 2: Cut the fabric.




















Cut a front piece, a back piece and a waistband out of the fabric.

Step 3: Sew the sides of the skirt.















With right sides facing pin down the back and front piece. Sew the sides of the skirt. Serge the seams.

Step 4: Fold the seam allowance to the inside.














Fold the seam allowance of the bottom of the dress to the inside and pin down.

Step 5: Sew the hem in place.















Turn right-side out. Sew the hem in place. Use a a twin needle.

Step 6: Waistband.









With right sides facing, fold the waistband in half. Sew together. Trim.

Step 7: Pin waistband down.















Turn skirt and waistband inside out. Pin down waistband and skirt.

Step 8: Sew waistband.















Sew together.

Step 9: Fold seam allowance to the inside.














Fold the seam allowance of the waistband tot the inside and pin down.


Step 10: Fold the elastic waistband in half.





With right sides facing, fold the elastic waistband in half. Sew together.


Step 11: Sew waistband.
















Turn right-side out. Fold the waistband over the elastic waistband. Fold the seam allowance of the waistband to the inside and pin down. Sew together. 

© small dreamfactory
not intended for commercial use