Essential Set - PDF Sewing Pattern - Child Size 12M-14


Video Tutorial A: Rectangle Skirt + Long Sleeve with Cuff Option

Video Tutorial B: Circle Skirt + Short Sleeve


The Essential Set includes all options needed for a basic dress or peplum (see variations below)!

In the Essential Set you get a set of three skirts in dress length and a set of three in peplum length. The three different skirts are full circle, 1/4 circle and rectangle. You essentially get every skirt option to accommodate for how much or how little fabric you have. All that in one pattern is why I named it The Essential Set 😘 I hope it becomes your go-to, too 😊

Skill Level:

Confident Beginner

Skills Required:

Able to sew a stretch and straight stitch with a sewing machine.


Full Circle Skirt - Peplum Length

1/4 Circle Skirt  - Peplum Length

Gathered Rectangle Skirt  - Peplum Length

Full Circle Skirt - Dress Length

1/4 Circle Skirt  - Dress Length

Gathered Rectangle Skirt  - Dress Length


Short Sleeves

1/2 Sleeve

Long Sleeve with a Cuff

Long Sleeve without a Cuff



12M, 18M, 2T, 3T, 4, 5, 6, 6X, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14 (see size chart for more details)

Sew Time: 

1-2 hours for all varietions  

Tools & Materials:

Adobe Reader + Printer + Paper + Tape 

Recommended Fabric and Fiber Content:

Bodice, Sleeves, Full Circle Skirt, 1/4 Circle Skirt, Rectangle Skirt*: Knit Fabric** with 4 way stretch (35% minimum stretch across grain), Cotton or Polyester and Spandex - 1-1/2 to 3 yards non-directional fabric

Neckband 1 (recommended): Cotton/Spandex, Rib Knit (50% minimum stretch across grain) - 1/2 yard

or Neckband 2: Cotton/Spandex, Jersey Knit (50% minimum stretch across grain) - 1/2 yard

*Rectangle Skirt: Woven or Knit Fabric can be used. Stretch fabric is not required because this skirt is gathered.

**When using a slinky, very stretchy knit you may need to adjust the length because the weight of the fabric will pull the garment making it longer. See Appendix D if you need help adjusting the length. 

Tape Measure 

Sewing Machine (or Serger/Overlock Machine) + Stretch Needles + Thread

Pins or Clips

Scissors or Rotary Wheel with Cutting Mat


Optional Tools & Materials:

Coverstitch Machine

Zipped File Includes:

52 page instruction

Vivid picture tutorial detailing each step, perfect for a beginner.

Finished measurement chart

A0 paper size pattern pieces

Letter and A4 size pattern pieces

Layers feature on Letter and A4 size pattern pieces

Trimless pages on Letter and A4 size pattern pieces


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