Smilla includes two lengths: top and dress. And with three sleeve variants it’s perfect for all seasons. There are two variants for the bodice where one is specifically adapted to be sleeveless and the other is meant for long sleeves and cap sleeves.
The neckline is finished with a binding or neckband.
The skirt can be gathered or sewn with pleats: two on the front and two on the back. For the skirt with dress length you can also sew side seam pockets.
Sizes: 62-146 (approx. 2 months to 11 years).
Recommended fabric: Knit fabric, for example jersey (cotton/lycra) with at least 30% stretch. The pattern includes a stretch guide you can use to evaluate your fabric.
Level of difficulty: 2/3 (confident beginner).
Format: PDF-patterns include two formats: A4/letter size for home printing, and A0 size for copy shop printing, note: only one sheet may be printed. The A4/letter pattern is 17 pages. The tutorial is included as a PDF-file.
Techniques: Sewing in knit fabrics, sewing a binding or neckband, hemming, sewing pleats, sewing a gathering stitch. All techniques are thoroughly described in the tutorial.
Note! You don't need a serger for this garment, but you can use one for most of it.
See fabric requirements and size chart among the pictures.
In the including tutorial 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’re a beginner, or new to some of the techniques this will be an opportunity for you to develop your sewing skills. The tutorial also includes a size chart and a fabric requirements chart. All measurements are listed in both metric and imperial units.
SOME OF THE REVIEWS FROM OUR PATTERN TESTERS
"Gorgeous little pattern with lots of options. Love the peplum cut and the shape is playful and feminine without being fussy. Love it!" Sarah Jolley.
"Smilla is a trendy girly top and dress with a little edge to it. Perfect for some great colourblocking or to give your garment a little accent by using a pop colour for the binding." Fleur Sebregts.
"This pattern has some of my favourite features, like cross over neckline, cap sleeves, pleats and pockets. With Carolines excellent tutorial it's easy to sew up a bunch of tops and dresses in no time!" Josefin Kristmansson.
"When my girl saw the Smilla, she was instantly happy! A fun, easy-to-sew design with lots of options to vary in style! The Smilla is a musthave as a basic in every wardrobe!" Anja Nelis.
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