The Mermaid Dress & Top Pattern, sizes 1 - 7

The Mermaid Dress & Top Pattern, sizes 1 - 7



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This super sweet summer dress or top will quickly become a favorite!!! Mermaids are so popular and the sweet mermaid smocking design included in this pattern is sure to please your little princess mermaid!!! Both the dress/top are trendy and stylish, but offer the perfect opportunity to add some special smocking. The included mermaid smocking design can be used, or any other favorite smocking design will work as well. What a perfect pattern for those family beach pictures!

Included in this pattern are instructions to make this dress/top out of a sheer fabric with another sheer fabric lining underneath, pleating both pieces at the same time. The sample tops were made from domestic dotted Swiss and lined with either voile or batiste for modesty. Of course, the garments can be made from heavier fabric and will not require a double layer.

Not only is this an easy sewing pattern, it offers 3 different views to make. The dress/top can be made with the bias band at the top of the bodice on the front and back (View A), or for a quicker option, a yoke can be sewn to the back either with or without smocking (View B). Also included is the option to have a self ruffle (no bias band or yoke) for the garment front and back (View C). View C can only be made with sheer fabrics.

Detailed instructions and pictures are included with the pattern. Sizes 1 - 7 pattern are included in this pattern. Also included in the pattern is the graph for the mermaid smocking design.

An additional bonus for the newer seamstress or the seamstress that needs some reminders is a PDF file with lots of tips and information titled Basic Sewing Information. This PDF is loaded with great information!

This dress and top are designed for smocking. A smocking pleater or pleating services will be needed to pleat the fabric for smocking. A knowledge of smocking is necessary. There are no "how to" instructions for smocking.

The dress/top is a simple sewing pattern suitable for all levels of seamstresses. The mermaid smocking design is an intermediate smocking design - a working knowledge of picture smocking is needed to complete the smocking.

Pattern for the shorts are not included. Use your favorite shorts or capri pants pattern with the tops.

Start sewing this sweet dress or top right away with the instant PDF downloadable pattern. The pattern will be available as a digital download from your Etsy Purchases as soon as payment has cleared.

** How to find and download your digital pattern after purchase:

This is a digital PDF pattern for sewing the garments. The pattern and instructions are a download and can be printed on a home printer. Nothing will be sent out via mail. The finished outfits are not included.

The pattern can be printed on regular 8-1/2" x 11" printer paper. It is suggested that you print the pattern pages needed for the view that you intend to make and view the sewing instructions online so that you can zoom in on the detailed pictures. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files, such as Adobe Reader or Preview for Mac. DO NOT DOWNLOAD OR PRINT FROM A PHONE OR TABLET. A printer is required to print the pattern pages.

Because the digital nature of this pattern, no refunds are given. As with all PDF patterns, file sharing is not allowed and violates copyright laws. You are buying one pattern for your personal use.

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Esther Grant Jul 17, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Great instructions; super sweet summer outfit. Love the smocking and other versatile options. Thank you!

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karenedonnelly Feb 25, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful pattern! Perfect for little girls.

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Becky Robinson May 11, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as stated! Great to have a digital download to start project immediately!

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Sue Canale Jan 19, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Exactly as described. Easy fast download

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