WISJ Designs Child/Teen Jente Dress and Top

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Buy the Child/Teen Jente Dress and Top sewing pattern from WISJ Designs. This pattern screams summer! Jente is a tank top for both boys and girls. Choose the cool straight version or go for a more feminine A-line with a curved hem. For an extra girly effect, you can add ruffles that run down the front and back. Jente can also be made as a dress with a gathered skirt. At the back, opt for overlapping back panels with a low cut. Add ruffles here too to make it all the more summery and romantic. Or go for the basic version front and back. There are three ways to finish the seams at the neck and arm openings: concealed binding, exposed binding or hem.

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: Jente is designed for stretch fabrics. Think tencel jersey and bamboo jersey for the version with ruffles, as these fabrics drape beautifully. Regular jersey also works well and even french terry is a good match with this pattern. The binding can be cut from ribbing or from the fabric itself, as long as it is sufficiently stretchy.

Fabric requirements: 

140 cm (55″) wide fabric: Top single ruffles, 70 – 130 cm (28″ – 52″) // Top double ruffles, 90 – 190 cm (36″ – 75″) // Top no ruffles, 50 – 70 cm (20″ – 28″) // Dress single ruffles, 60 – 170 cm (25″ – 67″) // Dress double ruffles, 80 – 230 cm (32″ – 90″) // Dress no ruffles, 60 – 130 cm (25″ – 52″). Note double ruffles are recommended if your fabric is white on the reverse.

Ribbing binding for dress or top: 100 cm (39″) wide ribbing: 20 cm (8″).

Sizing: 2 – 14 years. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Optional: Framilon for gathering the skirt piece; seam tape for reinforcing the low back bodice.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4 print-at-home pattern (24 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet) // Layers: Yes // Projector file: No.

Note: This pattern does not include seam allowances.

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Additional information



Make time

Half a day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£5.00)

PDF Printing

24 Pages

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