Victoria is an elegant dress and jumpsuit with a fitted, lined bodice, just as pretty on the inside as the outside. Victoria is sleeveless, with a scooped back that closes with rouleau loops and shank buttons. You can also sew a beautiful flutter starting on the front of the bodice and extending down the back.
The dress has a half circle skirt hemmed with horsehair braid for a gorgeous, more stable and full hem. You can also sew a regular hem.
The jumpsuit has long legs in a simple, baggy design. You can sew it with or without pockets. You can add buttons to the crotch seam, but you don’t have to, the jumpsuit can be pulled on through the bodice.
This PDF-pattern includes three pattern formats:
A4/letter sizefor home printing, 22 pages. Layered.
The Sewing instructions are also included as a PDF-file, 24 pages.
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Fabric: light weight knit fabrics, for example cotton/lycra or jersey. The pattern is constructed for fabric with at least 30% stretch. Have a look at the stretch guide in the pattern and evaluate your fabric.
This is an estimate for pre-washed fabrics with 150 cm (60”) width. If you’re buying new fabric for your project, I recommend that you add 10-20 cm (4-8”) just in case. All pattern pieces (incl. flutter, pockets, lining) are included in this estimate.
Sewing machine with a stretch needle. An overlocker/serger can also be used for most of the steps, but you don’t need to have one.
Optional: Soft horsehair braid, 2,5 cm (1”) wide, for the hem. The length is specified in the fabric requirements chart.
Shank buttons, approx. 3-6, depending on size.
Round elastic or hairbands, approx. 1 mm (max 1/16”) wide. Or sew your own rouleau loops in jersey (included in pattern).
Aqua glue marker, not necessary but very useful.
Measure the child and choose a size based on her chest width and height. For a perfect fit I recommend that you choose a size which has a finished garment chest width that is 2 cm less than the child’s current chest width.
It’s perfectly all right to mix sizes and for example sew size 116 in the bodice, but size 128 in the skirt/pants, just don’t forget to also trace the waist/width from size 116 when tracing the pants/skirt (see info in Sewing Instructions).
Victoria is designed for fabrics with at least 30% stretch. There is a stretch guide in the pattern that you can use to evaluate if your fabric is suitable.
Get creative with our pattern hacks (modifications) for Victoria!
With the included Sewing Instructions you receive help from start to finish. It’s a solid and detailed description of each step in the making of this garment. It includes clear pictures, explanatory text and tips that will give the garment a professional look.
If you are new to some of the sewing techniques this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your sewing skills. Consider our patterns your sewing school.
The tutorial also includes a size chart and a fabric requirements chart. Measurements are provided in both the metric and imperial system.