This pattern and tutorial will guide you step by step through the process to create your own Bellbird Dress.
You’ll love the loose fit for easy playing, and the bell sleeves that gather at the wrist. Or, go sleeveless for summer. Also featuring inseam pockets and an embroidery template and tutorial.
The Bellbird Dress has been created to wear in winter with a top underneath for warmth, or, go sleeveless for twirls in the summer. Whichever you choose, its fully lined and comfortable for your little one to wear and play in.
This pattern is beginner friendly with simple techniques and closures, and a comprehensive instruction tutorial.
- Instant PDF download
- Children’s sizes 12/18m – 8
- Bell sleeves with elastic cuffs or sleeveless
- Inseam pockets
- Lined bodice
- Loop and button closure on back bodice
- Free embroidery pattern and tutorial
- PDF includes: A4/Letter, A0/Copy shop, Specialty projector file
- All pattern formats include size layers
- Full tutorial, photos and support to help you create this dress!
The BellBird Dress has been designed with beginners in mind.
You’ll love the enclosed seams in the bodice, the easy button and loop closure (no button holes or zips!). The instructions are detailed in each step along with photos.
The more advanced will appreciate the option to gain some new skills and have fun with the embroidery tutorial and pattern!
For summer: Cottons, voile, lawn, linen and linen blends, chambray and light denims etc
For winter: Upholstery weight cottons, corduroy, velvet, drill etc
Fit and Ease of The BellBird Dress:
The Bellbird Dress has been created for playing in so there is plenty of ease already included in the pattern. Its been designed for a loose fit (enough for a top underneath it for winter), and we think you’ll love the bell sleeves that gather at the wrist.
Use the chest measurement to determine what size your child is and if required, lengthen or shorten the skirt as needed.
Fabric and Fit Chart:
Additional Notions Required:
- Elastic 1-1.5cm (1/2″)(or smaller) in width (length supplied in tutorial) for sleeves
- Thin elastic (rolled or flat) for button loop. 5cm / 2 inches.
- Safety Pin / bodkin (for threading elastic)
- 1x medium sized button
What You Get When You Purchase:
This is a PDF digital download. When you purchase through PayPal you will be emailed the digital pattern and tutorial. Save these to your computer.
These downloads will also be available in the “My Account + Downloads” section of this website when you are logged in. This is where the most updated version of your purchases will be and you can access it any time. If you’re sewing in the future, check back for the latest version.
Pattern formats available with purchase:
A4/Letter to print and assemble at home: 19 pages long in black and white with size layers.
A0 Copy Shop: 1 x A0 with size layers you can email to your local copy shop printer, or save it on a flash drive and take it to them to print.
Specialty Projector file’s include all the things you love about projector sewing! Unfolded pattern pieces, directional placement, large lines, moveable area and calibration grids, just to name a few features!
You will also receive a comprehensive digital tutorial with instructions, photos and tips to guide you in your sewing of this garment. Please view this tutorial on your device or computer to save the trees!
What’s a PDF?
A digital document viewable in Mac Preview or Adobe Reader. You will be able to save, view and print these documents on your computer or device.
Returns and Support
Because this is a digital product and can be saved to your computer, I am not able to offer returns on any purchase unless at some fault of my own. So, please choose carefully and make sure you are purchasing the correct pattern!
In lieu of returns I offer comprehensive online support to those who are sewing! You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram and email, and you can expect a prompt reply! I will endeavour to help you in any way I can.