The Appelstroop Dress Sewing Pattern, Sized 18m-12y

A classic and retro bodice meets a super fully skirt with a streamlined waistband that buttons at the back and has a unexpected modern open back with a quirky bow at the top. The full coverage on the shoulders keeps straps from slipping and the fully lined bodice hides all seams so this is an “itch free” dress (perfect for those picky little ones).

Sized 18 mo through 12y, this sews up quickly and is sure to be a go to sundress this summer!

Sewing Level: Intermediate

All of The Eli Monster sewing patterns come with full color photographs to compliment the step by step instructions. Never second guess where you are supposed to sew or place. All pattern pieces are computer drawn; to save paper, cutting dimensions for rectangular pieces is included in leu of drawn out pieces.


  • Step by step photo illustrated instructions
  • US Imperial Measurements
  • Sized 18months to 12 years
  • Sewing Level Intermediate

Materials you need at home:

  • Dress weight fabric (quilting cotton, lawn, voile, linen, etc)
  • Woven lining fabric (can be same fabric or something lightweight
  • 1 button
  • 2 hook and eyes
  • 2"x27" piece of lightweight interfacing
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing machine
Nicole P 19.10.2018, 21:50
  • (5 out of 5 stars)
Great pattern. Easy to follow instructions. Makes a beautiful dress. Highly suggest

The Eli Monster

Steph began sewing as a small child. As an adult, she combined that knowledge of sewing with her enthusiasm for human factors and ergonomics to create sewing patterns that are both beautiful and well fitting. The Eli Monster’s patterns break down intimidating techniques into smaller steps to walk even absolute beginners through each pattern. The Eli Monster combines the look of vintage with modern, time saving techniques.

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