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The Carolina Dress || Free PDF Pattern

The Carolina Dress || Free PDF Pattern

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  1. NikKi

    love it! I’ve been on the hunt for long sleeves dress patterns for my daughter, and this looks perfect!

  2. chae

    Love this dress and thank you for sharing. I can’t wait to see the full pattern and please make it up to 14. I would like to make one for my dd 🙂

  3. Christine DANNEELS

    Thank you very much for this pattern. It is simple and very beautiful; love it.

  4. Meritxell

    I loved It! Do You think It could fit to a 2 years old girl enlarging the skirt? I’ve just bought the Apple l’ou te wear too!

  5. Emily

    oh that is fun that the front is one piece! I thought it was a yoke and skirt… very clever. I love using up scraps so efficiently!!

  6. Anna Lööf

    It´s perfect! I´m gone try it for my petit 2,5 year old daughter. The Penny Playsuit did fit her, but I made it as a dressat KCW.

  7. Tiffany

    I love this dress! I just made two in some cute fabric that has been hanging around. Love the long sleeves! I did one in a 3/4 sleeve, and they are both adorable. Thanks for the free pattern. Although, next wintertime, I will need the next size up! Hopefully, this one ends up being sold in all different sizes.

  8. Erin

    I made this dress!! I did a short sleeve version in navy and white gingham for my little girl and it’s adorable. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern – it’s just gorgeous on her.

  9. WAnde

    I’m new to seeing and was wondering what type of fabric would be best to make this dress?

  10. Fay

    I would love suggestions on how to reduce size for a 6 month old or increase, I would assume if I increase/decrease the print size % it would work, but any idea how much or how little to increase or decrease?

  11. Joyce

    what is the seam allowance for The Carolina dress? I am assuming 1/2 inch but when I look at the illustrations I an not sure.

    Thank you for your reply.

    1. Shauna

      The seam allowance is 3/8″

  12. karen

    does this pattern come in 3 toddler size

  13. Lindsey P

    Loved this and it came out ADORABLE, although I needed a full yard (I may have cut inefficiently though). I blogged about it here

  14. Monica

    I tried making this dress but I end up an inch short for the sleeves from each side =(
    would anyone have some suggestions or did this happen to anybody else?

    1. Syble

      I am having the same problem with the sleeve being too small for its armhole. Did you get this figured out yet ? Or did you get any help.

      1. Sheila Robson

        There doesn’t appear to have been a reply on the armhole issue, but I measured and it is definitely too small. I measured the armhole – not the pattern edge, but where the seam allowance would be (assuming 3/8″). It’s the same back and front at c 14cm, from the underarm seam allowance to the shoulder seam allowance. The actual sleeve is only about 12cm from the underarm seam allowance to the fold (also at where the seam allowance should be). So I’ve added about 1/4″ or 6cm to the underarm seam (continuing the curve) and 5/8″ or 1.5cm to the fold seam. I added the 1/4″ on the seam mentioned to the armhole end of the seam, but not the wrist, I angled it down to the original pattern at the wrist, but I added the 5/8″ all the way down the fold. I am just about to make it up now. We’ll see how it goes! (But a cute pattern.)

      2. Sheila Robson

        I was so concerned about this that I contacted Shauna, and she a) confirmed that was definitely the pattern she’d used and b) thought somehow perhaps the file has been corrupted. When I print it, the 1″ square is correct, and the overall length seems fine, but some of the other measurements on the pattern don’t look like Shauna’s picture. In particular the sleeves are definitely too narrow, I measured the seam line on the armscye (allowing for shoulder and side seams) and on the sleeve top (allowing for side seam) and the sleeve measurement was too short. I ended up adding half an inch to the fold side of the sleeve pattern, and 1/4″ to the seam side. Then it fitted. But I’d like a steeper curve on the sleeve really, to get a really good fit. I think it does work OK, but it needs a degree of fiddling with. Suggest you measure the child across the shoulders first and then measure the back pattern piece across, and see if you need to make adjustments. However, let’s be fair, this is a free pattern, it’s a really pretty idea, and I am always grateful for the chance to try free patterns.

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  17. Ramadan

    very very good

  18. Ricki

    Is there a Seam allowance inclusive in the pattern? If yes, what Size? Thanks

    1. Sheila Robson

      Where you have to join the gathered part to the straight bit of the bodice it says 3/8″, so I’d assume that’s what it is everywhere.

  19. uooni

    thank you

  20. usra.ura

    thank you

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