True Bias Children’s Mini Southport Dress

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Buy the Children’s Mini Southport Dress sewing pattern from True Bias. The Mini Southport Dress is a simplified, children’s version of the Southport Dress. It’s designed with a button opening at centre front and a combination elastic and drawstring waist. The neck and armhole openings are finished with bias tape, and the skirt hits a bit above the knee.

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: Light to medium weight woven fabrics such as cotton voile, quilting cotton, linen, and double gauze.

Fabric requirements: 45″ (114 cm) wide fabric: 1 – 1.25 yd (0.9 – 1.2 m) // 54″ (137 cm) wide fabric: 0.8 – 1.25 yd (0.7 – 1.2 m).

Extra fabric may be needed to match stripes, plaids, or directional prints.

Sizing: 2 – 10 years. Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Coordinating thread; 2 yd (1.8 m) of single fold 1/2″ (1.3 cm) bias tape; 1/8 yd (0.1 m) of lightweight interfacing; three (sizes 2-3) or four (sizes 4-10) 1/4″-3/8″ (0.6-1 cm) buttons; 3/4 yd (0.7 m) of 3/8″ (1 cm) elastic; safety pin.

PDF pattern includes: Step-by-step illustrated instructions; print-at-home pattern (11 pages); A0 copy shop pattern (1 sheet).

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Additional information


Cottons, Linen

Sewing level

Confident Beginner

Make time

All day

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

11 pages

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