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Book Report Dress (Small)

oliver + s

$ 15.95


This comfortable, casual dress includes lots of fun details: hidden on-seam front pockets, shirttail hem, buttons at the shoulders, pleat detail at the front neck, a back yoke with pleat for extra ease, and simple shirt-sleeve cuffs. This is a great style for color-blocking, and it can also be worn with leggings for a tunic look.

Skill Level: Beginner

After successfully sewing this pattern, you will have developed the following skills: flat-set sleeves and in-seam pocket.

Recommended Fabrics

Light- to medium-weight woven fabrics like quilting cotton, shirting, poplin, broadcloth, and linen. May also be suitable for some stable knits.

Materials Needed

  • (6) 1/2" buttons
  • coordinating thread
  • lightweight fusible interfacing

Fabric Guide (fabric width: 44"-45")

SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
Fabric A* 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard
Fabric B** 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard


SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
Fabric A* 1 yard 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/4 yards 1 1/2 yards 1 1/2 yards
Fabric B** 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard 1 yard

* Body and sleeve
** Skirt and yoke

Finished Measurements

SIZE 6-12 M 12-18 M 18-24 M 2T 3T 4
Chest 24 1/4" 25 1/4" 26 1/4" 27 1/4" 28 1/4" 29 1/4"
Length* 17 3/4" 18 1/4" 19 1/4" 20" 20 3/4" 22"
Sleeve** 14" 14 3/4" 15 1/2" 16 1/4" 16 3/4" 18 1/4"


SIZE 5 6 7 8 10 12
Chest 30 1/4" 31 1/4" 32 1/4" 33 1/4" 35 1/4" 36 1/4"
Length* 23 1/2" 25" 26 3/4" 28 1/4" 30 1/4" 32"
Sleeve** 19 1/2" 20 3/4" 22" 23 3/4" 25 1/2" 27 1/4"

* Measured from shoulder at neck
** Measured from center back neck


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