Madeline Knit Dress

This is a great intermediate to advanced pattern.  This is the free Madeline Dress pattern by Sweet Red Poppy . You can print this at home to use in class or we do have a copy if you forget, your student can trace a copy to use in class.  It’s a great opportunity to learn about sewing with knits but is a bit more advanced compared to a basic tshirt or legging.  So for a student who has done a few sewing projects following the intro class and is ready to try working with stretch fabrics you could start here.  Please note if your child is still more beginner, we suggest trying a pair of leggings or a simple t-shirt before moving to this dress.

Size up to 12 available
various sleeve, neckline and skirt options available so you can really customize

Level : Intermediate to advanced
Time Needed: about 5-6 sessions


Supplies Needed:

  • Please download and print pattern HERE.
    *You will then need to either print it on 8.5 x 11 paper and tape together at home or we will tape together in class (please be sure you check the scale and make sure it prints the correct size.  The pattern has a block to measure to make sure it’s the correct size.
  • Fabric
    2.5 yards for sizes 8-12 (this is approximate since it depends on the style options chosen).  You are welcome to have the student just cut paper pattern the first class so we can determine a more exact yardage needed prior to purchasing fabric
    (please check size chart if you are doing a dress for a toddler or baby)
    *It is preferable to get fabric in advance and prewash/dry the fabric in case of shrinkage.  If not, please plan to lay flat to dry to help prevent possible shrinkage or we can size up as needed too.Light to Medium Weight 4-Way Stretch Knit Fabric, a fabric with cotton/lycra is a great option.It is a slim fitting dress so It’s essential to use a fabric with at least 50% stretch. Not sure what that means? A 4″ piece of fabric should stretch to at least 6″. Fabric must have stretch both horizontally and vertically. Look for fabrics labeled as 4-way stretch.
  • 2 small spools of all-purpose thread or one large spool