Simple Life Pattern Company
Ava’s Pleated Top and Dress
Sizes 2t – 12
Difficulty Level: Beginner
This pattern features layered printing option. Instead of having to print all the sizes out, you can choose to only print the size(s) you need. This will help save that precious ink! This pattern also comes with a separate A0 file for those that like to print the pattern pieces at copy shops on large format paper.
Ava’s pleated dress is full of stunning options. Starting with the bodice, you can do a simple sweetheart bodice or a pieced sweetheart bodice, perfect for showcasing a different fabric or adding a fun monogram panel there. Trim it with piping or crochet lacer that extra pop. Choose from cap sleeves, short sleeves, 3/4 or long sleeves. Top or Dress length in either a pleated skirt or gathered skirt and a deep hem. This pattern also has optional side seam pockets which are perfect for holding all those treasures your little loves to pick up. Ava is the perfect dress for everyday play or something a little more special, like a father-daughter dance.
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This listing is for a digital file, not a physical item. This tutorial includes detailed step by step instructions and pictures to make all variations listed. Pattern pieces are all computer drawn with the exception of square or rectangle pattern pieces, those are listed in a cutting chart to save you paper & ink.
Fabrics for the pattern cover and step pictures sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics.