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Olalla Drop Waist Summer Dress | Baby to Big Kid Sizes 3M - 14 | Beginner Level Sewing Pattern

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The Olalla Summer Dress is the must have pattern this summer! You'll love how easy it is to sew! Plus, this pattern includes 2 must have looks this summer: sport & party.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a digital product, not a finished garment, and cannot be returned/refunded.

What you get:

A zipped file containing all the files for this pattern (a zipped file is simply a collection of files, think about it like this: 1 folder containing 5 files.)

To unzip your file:

  • Windows 10 you'll <¬†right click the file and select "extract all"¬†<¬†select the location your files should extract to (desktop is a great location) <¬†then select "extract".
  • MacOS Catalina: Click on¬†the zipped file and it will open, revealing all the files.
  • Google "How to open a zipped file on _____" fill the blank with your¬†operating system¬†(example: Chromebook, iPhone, android, etc.)

Instruction File

  • Vivid, clear and high quality picture tutorial depicting each step.
  • Easy to understand language and definitions.
  • Video tutorials for sewing and pattern page assembly.
  • Interactive Tabs

A0 paper size pattern pieces

  • Pattern pieces that you print at a store.
  • Layers Feature

Trimless (no cut) Letter and A4 size pattern pieces

  • Pattern pieces that you print at home.
  • Pages do not need to be trimmed to assemble.
  • Layers Feature¬†
  • US Letter and A4 paper compatible

Trim Letter and A4 size pattern pieces

  • Pattern pieces that you print at home.
  • Page require trimming to assemble.
  • Layers Feature¬†
  • US Letter and A4 paper compatible

Optimized Projector File

  • Layers Feature¬†
  • 1" grid layer for calibration.¬†
  • 4 cm¬†grid layer for calibration.
  • Big and bold¬†readable text.
  • Large margins for easy scrolling.

Access to Rain City's inclusive sewing support and community Facebook Group

  • Human Rights are not up for debate in Rain City's sewing group. In this group: Black Lives Matter, science is real, no person is illegal, love is love, trans rights matter.¬†While you may not agree with what¬†Rain City stands for to be a member of this group you must be¬†mindful to respect the beliefs of this group.
  • Join us in our Facebook sewing group!¬†Share your creations, ask questions, be the first to know about tester calls and more!

Skill Level:

Confident Beginner - Able to sew a stretch and straight stitch with a sewing machine. This pattern requires gathering of both style skirts with the ruffle style being the easiest for a beginner.

Variations & Sizes:


Ruffle Skirt

Tulle Skirt with Circle Underskirt


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

Sew Time: 

1 hour for the ruffle skirt option

2 hours for the tulle + circle underskirt option 

Tools & Materials:

Required Tools & Materials:

Adobe Reader for Desktop + Printer + Paper + Tape or Projector or access to a store that can print A0 

Tape Measure

Sewing Machine + Stretch Needles + Thread

Pins or Clips

Scissors or Rotary Wheel with Cutting Mat



Recommended Fabric:

Dress and Bands

Knit 4-Way, 50% Stretch: interlock jersey, single jersey

Fiber Content: any + spandex


Lightweight Tulle Mesh, Knit, Voile

Circle Underskirt

Lightweight Knit 4-Way, 50% Stretch: interlock jersey, single jersey

Fiber Content: any + spandex

Tulle Skirt

Lightweight Drapey Tulle Mesh

Optional Tools & Materials:

Coverstitch Machine

Serger (overlock) Machine

Terms of Use:

Files are locked. You are not purchasing editable files.

File sharing of the PDF pattern, including the instruction and pattern pieces, is prohibited. However, it's totally fine to sell what you've made using this pattern. Just remember no file sharing. 

To purchase a pattern you are required to create an account. This is so that you don't need to worry about losing your pattern because it will be safely stored in your account here at Rain City. In addition to that whenever there is an update to a pattern you've purchased you will have direct access to it in your account. How great is that, right? 


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