Chalk and Notch Baby/Child Mini Wren Blouse and Dress

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Buy the Baby/Child Mini Wren Blouse and Dress sewing pattern from Chalk and Notch. The Mini Wren is a button-front blouse and mini dress. The mini dress has a dropped waist with a gathered skirt and is loose through the waist and hips. There are two statement sleeve options: a short sleeve with a puff cap and a long sleeve, both with an elastic hem.

A matching women’s version is available here.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: This style is designed for a light to medium weight woven. Rayon challis, rayon crepe, rayon voile, cotton lawn, cotton voile, linen, double gauze. Fabric with a nice drape world work best for the mini dress (View B).

Fabric requirementsMinimum fabric required is listed. If you think you will need more for shrinkage, directional print, pattern matching or print repeat, please purchase accordingly.

44″ (112 cm) wide fabric: Blouse, 1 – 2 yd (0.9 – 1.8 m) // Mini dress, 1 1/2 – 2 3/4 yd (1.4 – 2.5 m).

54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: Blouse, 3/4 – 1 1/2 yd (0.7 – 1.4 m) // Mini dress, 1 – 2 yd (0.9 – 1.8 m).

Sizing: 12 months – 12 years. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Use the chest measurement to determine the size. It is always recommended to sew a test garment to confirm fit.

Notions: 1/2 yd (0.5 m) of tricot fusible interfacing; four to six 1/2″ (1.25 cm) buttons for the centre front; 1/2 yd (0.5 m) of 3/8″ (1 cm) elastic for the sleeve hem.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; US letter/A4 print-at-home pattern (32 pages); US copy shop file (36″ x 62″); A0 copy shop file (2 sheets). This pattern has layers, so you can print just the size(s) you need.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen

Make time

All day

Sewing level


Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

32 Pages

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