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The Lakeshore Halter Dress (#1303) : An instant download sewing pattern and tutorial designed for knits, for girls sizes 2T-8

Delight her with a twirly knit dress that can be dressy or casual. This pattern is designed for knit fabrics only. The Lakeshore Halter Dress is a knee-length dress with a chic/retro bodice and circle skirt. It has ties at the neck and the waist, to give it a tailored look on all girls!

No serger required! You'll just need a regular sewing machine! :)

This is a simple sewing-with-knits project and suitable for those who have never sewn with knits before. This pattern and tutorial will teach you all you need to know to get started, with a generous section and full-color photos on how to sew with knits. The tutorials are followed by 26 detailed step-by-step instructions and photos on how to sew the dress.

More experienced seamstresses will find that this dress is quick to sew and gives an adorable result that can be embellished to your liking. For you, there's also a "Just the Facts" guide for easy printing without the photo steps.

Please see the final photo above for fabric requirements and sizing information. Note that this pattern calls for light- to mid-weight knit jersey without spandex/Lycra added.

All pattern pieces are computer drafted, color- and line-coded, and are designed to print properly on either A4 or U.S. Letter-sized paper. This is a PDF pattern and you will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer to open the file. This program can be downloaded for free from Adobe.

Birdsong™ is dedicated to creating accurate patterns, tutorials, and e-books. This pattern was thoroughly tested by several home sewists. You'll enjoy this if you're new to knits or an experienced sewist!


You will receive your electronic book in PDF format through Etsy's Instant Download service. After payment, you'll receive a link containing the pattern.

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Thank you so much for purchasing the Lakeshore Halter Dress in sizes 2T-8. All content is copyrighted and cannot be shared with others in any form (just tell them about my site and they can purchase their own copies). In-home sewists may sell garments made with the pattern, in small quantities. Please list that it was made using a Birdsong™ pattern in all printed/online materials and listings.

Thank you to LilBubsCouture (blue dress) and Bluebird & the Boy (zebra print dress) for two of the stunning photos!

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