Dresses for little Girls
Creative designs for special occasions mesmerize little girls from 6 to 12 years. For the first communion or as a wedding flower girl, these perfectly tailored, romantic dresses transform Young ladies into little princesses.
Frilled cascades, flounces, lace, trims and tiered-tulle skirts accentuate these designs. Satin bindings at the hem and flattering embroidery emphasize the festive character. Dazzling sequin and pearl ornaments add a touch of glamour. A variety of smooth fabrics like Chiffon, Georgette, Organza, Tulle, Satin, Silk, Taffeta and Crepe are best suited for these styles.
The complete pattern technique is available in the book KOB Schnittkonstruktionen.
Dress with Flared Skirt
Size 146, 10 Years
(Photo Credit: Technical Drawing S. Lindner)
Front and Back Pattern
Use a basic dress pattern in size 146 (size 10) as a template. Trace a copy of the front and back pattern up to the waistline. Trim the shoulder 0.7 cm and lower the neckline. Plot the neckline and the collar. Draw the princess seam lines and transfer the intake of the waist darts to the seam lines.
Mark 0.7 cm intake at the back princess seam for a better fit at the armhole. Equalize the seam lengths. Mark the bust dart as pinching amount. Draw a cutting line from the bust dart to the princess seam. Plot the lace collar 2.5 cm wide parallel to the neckline. Mark the lace appliqué on the front pattern.
Use a basic one-piece sleeve in size 146 as a template. Remove half of the dart intake at each sleeve seam and draw the new sleeve hem. Draw the sleeve flounce according to the illustration. Mark the cutting lines.
Trace a copy of the sleeve flounce piece. Extend the sleeve piece in two steps. First, slash and spread the sleeve pieces evenly 2 cm apart at each cutting line. Then slash and spread the sleeve piece again for the finished flared width at the hem.
Flared Half-Circle Skirt
Measure 1/3 waist circumference on a vertical line downward and mark the waistline Position of the flared half-circle skirt. Measure the skirt length with 86.5 cm from the waistline downward and mark the hem. Now draw an arc with Pivot point at the starting point over the waistline and over the hem. Use a waist tape measure with a pencil as a circle. Shorten the upper skirt 3 cm at the hem. Square out to the right from the starting point and mark this line as the centre back at the intersection with circular arcs.
Verify the width at the waist. This should be identical to the waist of the bodice with ½ the waist circumference plus 2.5 cm ease. The skirt pattern is cut twice. Transfer the position of the seam lines from thebodice to the skirt pattern. Mirror the front pattern over the centre front. Draw the cascade with 18 cm upper length on the styleseam. Mark the cutting lines for the gathers and the hem flare.
Draft a tiered skirt with asymmetrical ruffles as underskirt. Copy the full-length skirt from sideseam to sideseam. Front and centre back line are identical. Plot the flounces as shown in the illustration. Mark the seam line for the backing pattern. The two upper flounces are cut up to the waistline. The two lower flounces are sewn to the backing.
Finished Pattern Pieces
Separate all pattern pieces. Cut through the front pattern from the princess seam to the bust point and close the bust dart. Blend the seam lines. Slash the sleeve flounce six times and spread the sleeve at the hem as shown in the illustration. Draw the new hemline. Mark the gathers at the sleeve cap line. Cut the fabric Strip for the bow. Blend all seam lines. Mark the grainlines. Sew a zipper into the centre back seam.
Finished Skirt Pattern
Separate all pattern pieces. Copy the side front patterns with the cascade. Slash and spread the skirt pieces as shown in the illustration. Draw the new hemlines. Mark the gathers. Blend all seam lines. Copy the backing and the flounces for the tiered skirt. Slash and spread the flounce pieces as shown in the illustration. Blend the seam lines. Mark the grainlines.
Dress with Ruffles
Size 146, 10 Years(Photo Credit: Technical Drawing S. Lindner)
Size 140, 9 Years
(Photo Credit: Technical Drawing S. Lindner)
Size 140, 9 Years(Photo Credit: Technical Drawing S. Lindner)
The pattern sheet contains two blouson jackets for children in sizes 98-140.
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