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Library Dress by Oliver + S

   
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This sweet, little mock-wrap dress includes a wide front waistband with optional piping, a pleated skirt, and buttons up the back. It can be sewn in two different versions: a short-sleeve dress with a collar or a three-quarter-sleeve dress with notched cuffs.

Skills Used

Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.

After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: buttonholes, collar, flat piping, and flat-set sleeves.

Suggested Fabrics

Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, broadcloth, lawn, poplin, shirting, voile, linen, fine-wale corduroy, and silk shantung.

Notions

Coordinating thread, 1/2" buttons or snaps (six for sizes 6M-4, nine for sizes 5-12), lightweight fusible interfacing.

library dress sewing pattern

Fabric Guide (fabric width: 44" – 45")

SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
View A 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards
View B 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards
View A, Waistband 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard
Piping, Both Views* 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard

SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
View A 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards
View B 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
View A, Waistband 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard
Piping, Both Views* 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard

* Optional



Finished Measurements

SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
Chest 21 1/2" 22" 22 1/2" 23" 23 1/2" 24 1/2"
Dress Length* 17 1/2" 18 1/2" 19 3/4" 20 3/4" 22" 23 1/4"
Short Sleeve Length* 10 1/4" 10 1/2" 10 3/4" 11" 11 1/4" 11 1/2"
3/4 Sleeve Length* 15 1/4" 15 3/4" 16 1/4" 17" 17 1/2" 18 1/4"

SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
Chest 25 1/2" 26 1/2" 28" 29" 30 1/2" 31 1/2"
Dress Length* 25" 26 3/4" 28 1/2" 30" 32" 34"
Short Sleeve Length* 11 3/4" 12" 12 1/4" 12 1/2" 13" 13 1/4"
3/4 Sleeve Length* 19" 19 1/2" 20 1/4" 21" 22" 23"

* Measured from shoulder at neck

Size Chest
(in)
Waist
(in)
Hip
(in)
Height
(in)
Weight
(lbs)
6-12M 19 19 ½ 19 ½ 27-29 17-22
12-18M 19 ¾ 20 ½ 20 ½ 29-31 22-27
18-24M 20 ½ 21 21 31-33 27-30
2T 21 21 22 33-36 30-33
3T 21 ½ 21 23 36-39 33-36
4 22 ½ 21 ½ 24 39-42 36-39
5 23 ½ 22 25 ½ 42-45 39-44
6 24 ½ 22 ½ 26 ½ 45-49 45-55
7 25 ½ 23 27 ½ 49-52 56-64
8 26 ½ 23 ½ 28 ½ 52-54 65-72
10 28 24 30 54-56 73-77
12 29 25 31 ½ 56-58 78-82

 

Metric System
Size Chest
(cm)
Waist
(cm)
Hip
(cm)
Height
(cm)
Weight
(kg)
6-12M 48 50 50 69-74 8-10
12-18M 50 52 51 74-79 10-12
18-24M 52 53 56 79-84 12-14
2T 53 53 56 84-91 14-15
3T 55 53 58 91-99 15-16
4 57 55 61 99-107 16-18
5 60 56 65 107-114 18-20
6 62 57 67 114-124 20-25
7 65 58 70 124-132 25-29
8 67 60 72 132-137 29-33
10 71 61 76 137-142 33-35
12 74 64 80 142-147 35-37