Little Girls Easy to Sew Digital Dress Pattern to print at home - Elke Apron Pinafore Dress

This is a lovely reversible apron dress that I made for my niece Elke. It's very simple and satisfying to sew. PDF Pattern to print at home in 3 sizes to fit 12 months, 18 months and 2 year olds.

The hand-drawn pattern has just 9 pages to print and paste together, plus a printable cheat sheet of sewing instructions. A step-by-step photo tutorial online at supplements these instructions.

It's versatile - make it in 2 different quilting cotton prints for 2 great looks in one reversible dress. Works for all seasons- as a simple summer dress or for winter, sew in heavier fabrics and wear as a pinafore over a purchased tee-shirt.*


  • Hand-drawn print-at-home sewing pattern download , *Measurements in metric and imperial , *Great for beginners , *Fits 1 to 2 year olds , *Chest size 50 to 54cm (19.5 to 21.5")

Materials you need at home:

  • Suitable for quilting cottons in summer , *Try cosy corduroy for winter jumper over purchased tee , *Use your favourite scraps for a contrasting pocket , *Kam snaps (2 sets)
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