The Rosetta PDF girls sewing pattern is a modern take on the bohemian flower girl dress. It's designed to be sewn in soft flowing lightweight fabrics. I love natural fibres, so a beautiful fluid silk would be my first choice. However, the Rosetta dress would work equally as well in a satiny viscose/rayon fabric as a more thrifty alternative. The Rosetta dress is an easy summer option for over swimmers or dolled up for a party with ballet slippers. I also love this dress in winter with a long sleeve merino top underneath, thick tights covering bare legs & finished with a cosy cardi.
Coral fabric is a printed silk sourced from The Fabric Store in Auckland. Black fabric with white dot is a printed viscose from Tessuti Fabrics in Sydney. Glasses are the Cat-Cat style from Sons + Daughters Eyewear.
Fabric & Notions
Fabric Suggestions: Main fabric: Lightweight woven fabrics like silk, chiffon, rayon, polyester, Japanese lawn, modal. Fusing: Standard fusing. White fusing for light fabrics, black fusing for dark.
Fabric Required - 115cm/45in: 3-5yrs 170cm/70in, 6-8yrs 190cm/75in, 9-12yrs 220cm/87in.
150cm/60in: 3-5yrs 140cm/55in, 6-8yrs 170cm/70in, 9-12yrs 205cm/81in.
Fusing: 3-5yrs 50cm(20in) x 11cm (4.5in), 6-8yrs 28cm (11in) x 21cm (9in), 9-12yrs 35cm (14in) x 20cm (8in).
Notions: Thread: Colour of your choice, contrasting or matching your fabric.
Pattern Skill Level
Intermediate Sewer: This is a pretty easy pattern to work through. The neckband takes a little time to work out, but once you’ve got that sorted, you’ll be all good.
Sizes: 3-5yrs, 6-8yrs & 9-12yrs. Purchase of pattern includes all sizes. View our size guide here for choosing which size pattern to sew.
Paper Requirements for Printing
Instructions: 17 sheets
Pattern: Size 3-5, 19 sheets. Size 6-8, 23 sheets. Size 9-12, 28 sheets.
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