Library Dress Pattern

Library Dress Pattern

This wonderful 'Library Dress' paper pattern from Oliver & S is for making a pretty dress with two style options.

 

I am a huge fan of Oliver & S patterns and this is why I stock them, the instructions are clear and walk you through every step of the process

 

This sweet, little mock-wrap dress includes a wide front waistband with optional piping, a pleated skirt, and buttons up the back. It can be sewn in two different versions: a short-sleeve dress with a collar (View A) or a three-quarter-sleeve dress with notched cuffs (View B).

 

Skills Used

Each of our patterns calls on a unique set of sewing skills. Haven't ever done one of these things before? Don't worry. We'll walk you through it, step by step.

After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: buttonholes, collar, flat piping, and flat-set sleeves.

 

Suggested Fabrics

Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, broadcloth, lawn, poplin, shirting, voile, linen, fine-wale corduroy, and silk shantung.

 

Notions

Coordinating thread, 1/2" buttons or snaps (six for sizes 6M-4, nine for sizes 5-12), lightweight fusible interfacing.

 

Fabric Guide (fabric width: 44" – 45")

SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
View A 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards
View B 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 3/4 yards
View A, Waistband 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard
Piping, Both Views* 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard

 

SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
View A 1 3/4 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards
View B 2 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/4 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards 2 1/2 yards
View A, Waistband 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 1/4 yard
Piping, Both Views* 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard 1/2 yard

* Optional


 

Finished Measurements

SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
Chest 21 1/2" 22" 22 1/2" 23" 23 1/2" 24 1/2"
Dress Length* 17 1/2" 18 1/2" 19 3/4" 20 3/4" 22" 23 1/4"
Short Sleeve Length* 10 1/4" 10 1/2" 10 3/4" 11" 11 1/4" 11 1/2"
3/4 Sleeve Length* 15 1/4" 15 3/4" 16 1/4" 17" 17 1/2" 18 1/4"

 

SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
Chest 25 1/2" 26 1/2" 28" 29" 30 1/2" 31 1/2"
Dress Length* 25" 26 3/4" 28 1/2" 30" 32" 34"
Short Sleeve Length* 11 3/4" 12" 12 1/4" 12 1/2" 13" 13 1/4"
3/4 Sleeve Length* 19" 19 1/2" 20 1/4" 21" 22" 23"

* Measured from shoulder at neck

 

  • Pattern Type

    Paper

  • Manufacturer

    Oliver & S

  • Language

    English (USA)

€13.50Price