This pattern is designed for knit fabric with at least 25% stretch.
Sleeve Options- Choose between short tulip sleeves or sleeveless.
For the sleeveless option, you can finish the edge with a binding or a band.
Neckline Options- The neckline is a pointed scoop neck and you can finish the edge with a binding or a band.
Pockets– Optionally, you can add side-seam pockets.
There are three styles included, a solid colored front and back with an even hem, a color blocked front and back with asymmetric hem, and a color blocked front and back with a straight hem.
The Fairytale Frock is designed for a height of 5’6” (167.6cm). It has a length that falls to the knee.
Techniques Involved: Sewing with knit fabric, sewing knit binding, sewing knit bands (optional), topstitching, sewing seam pockets (optional), and hemming curved edges.
All files are PDF files that can be printed at home on Letter or A4 sized paper. Each pattern includes one file for the pattern and print-at-home pieces, and another file containing the copy shop A0 (33.1″ wide) pattern pieces. We’ve placed the pattern pieces on individual layers so you can print only the size(s) you need, saving you on paper and ink.
This pattern is designed for light to medium weight knit fabrics and requires at least 25% crosswise stretch. Pique, Tricot, Jersey, Interlock, and Rayon Spandex are just a few great options.
To stabilize the shoulder seam, you’ll need 1/4 yard of 1/4″ wide lastin, elastic, or stay tape.
- Pins or Clips
- Tape Measure
- Tape or Glue (For piecing pages together.)
- Paper & Fabric Scissors
- Matching Polyester Thread
- Ball Point or Stretch Needle
- Sewing Machine with stretch stitch
- Iron & Ironing Board or Mat
- Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Acrylic Ruler (optional)
- Fabric Marking Pen
YY (verified owner) –
A beginner friendly pattern with easy to follow instructions and detail illustrations. I love the tulip sleeve, in seam pocket and the color blocked option. A prefect dress for any occasion!
Lori (verified owner) –
With so many options including colour blocking, v-neck, tulip sleeves and asymmetrical hem this ‘plain dress’ becomes something unique and special. A real plus? It’s also an easy and quick sew!
Paula (verified owner) –
I love the way this dress flows! I think it would be flattering on any body type. As will all of the SUAT patterns, there are several options available!
As with all Stitch Upon a Time patterns, the directions are easy to follow with great photos to show you exactly what to do. I love how this dress fits and I think it is flattering for a lot of body types. The color-block version takes a little extra time to make, but I love the unique look.
Donielle Falkman –
This is the perfect summer time dress! I love how fast of a sew it was. And the instructions are so clear! I love how I can have one pattern and get so many different dresses!!
Shannon Atsiz –
Love the fit, the options and the flow of this dress. Most of all how comfortable it is! I can’t stop making them!
Tasha (verified owner) –
Such a pretty swing dress pattern. Love the fit, the pockets, and the lovely sleeves. Appreciate that it includes different options so you can really make it yours.
Pinky (verified owner) –
As far as Dresses go, this pattern was a quick sew, easy to follow directions, and who doesn’t like a dress with POCKETS that feels like wearing jammies?!
This dress is winning at everything.
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Love this pattern. Instructions very easy to follow. Very quick sew. Taught me a lot sewing this top. Love the sleeves and the way it flows.