Fable Dress - Child
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Fable Dress - Child
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$10.00 USD
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Barefoot at the beach, or ready for a party, this sweet, timeless style will be your go-to dress for all occasions.  The comfortable, easy fit is perfect for every-day play, but can easily be dressed up for special occasions with beautiful fabric, piping, or ruffles.  

This no-fuss fit features a functional button front for easy on-off, a gently-gathered skirt, and lovely, deep pockets.  With three sleeve lengths and options for a faced or fully-lined bodice, the Fable adapts with the seasons for year-round wear.  

Skill level: Adventurous beginner
Skills you will learn:  Gathering, in-seam pockets, adding a facing, (optional) bias binding.  Fitting adjustment resources included.

Fable Dress sewing pattern by Twig + Tale Video GIF

Video Support: A full course of clear, concise videos accompany this pattern, alongside a comprehensive written and photographed instruction booklet.

    Size Chart + Fabric Requirements

    Size 12 months to 10 years
    View size chart + materials list

    Looking for larger sizes? Sizes 12 and 14 years are included in the Adult Fable dress pattern which continues through to an adult size 32.

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    Fable Dress sewing pattern by Twig + Tale
    • Button-front bodice for easy dressing
    • Gently gathered, knee-length skirt 
    • Three sleeve lengths: short, 3/4, and long 
    • Deep inseam pockets

    • Faced or fully-lined bodice
    • Bound facings for a beautiful finish

    • Optional panelled front bodice for adding piping or ruffles
    • Optional back bodice elastic for shaping (lined version)
    • Bonus patch pockets
    Bonus Resources
    Printing + FAQ

    This is a print-at-home PDF pattern and includes three printing options:

    1. US Letter/A4 - tiled and designed to print on your home printer
    2. Copyshop - A0 wide-format file (33.1″ x 46.8″) 
    3. Projector - specially-formatted and optimized for home projector use.  
      Read more about using our projector files here 

    All pattern printing formats include “layers”, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. A comprehensive sewing instructions tutorial is supplied.

    View  pattern FAQ

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 32 reviews
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    Emily Williams (Canberra, AU)
    Enjoyable sew, comfy dress

    The written instructions, videos and blog support made it so easy. I’ve taught myself to see as a hobby and thought this dress might be to much of a challenge but I’m glad I tried. I love the results. I was able to lengthen, add piping and change to a plain front with ease. It’s the first time I had done that with any pattern and I didn’t feel lost or confused at any stage. The dress is super comfy and versatile.

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    Marie (Vienna, AT)
    Marvellous Design

    I sewed this dress as part of a birthday outfit for my friend's daughter and I really love how it turnt out. I am a beginner sewist, but the instructions were great to help me finish a stunning little dress that will work for all kinds of occasions. Love the extra big pockets, too! I didn't encounter any trouble throughout the sewing process. Thank you!

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    molly lasko (Okazaki, JP)
    So lovely!

    This really is a lovely pattern, easy to follow and producing a beautiful dress. I’ve made one, but have designs on two more in the next month, I think it will become a staple of my kiddo’s closet.

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    M. (Sydney, AU)
    Love!

    Such a good pattern. I had a few dress patterns but I had given up as they never quite were right. I have made one and have more cut out. Comfy and looks great!

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    Danielle B.
    Beautiful fit, clear instructions

    I am a newbie to sewing wovens. But this pattern was easy for me to follow, and the fit was spot on with necessary grading (which was fortunate as I didn't make a toile). I appreciated the video for steps where I was unsure.
    My version was with waist elastic and ties in linen.

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    Ned S (Newnham, AU)
    Fabulous

    I love this pattern. I’ve made three so far, two adult and one child and I’ll be definitely be making more. Easy and satisfying to make.

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    Angela Ferrantelli (Niagara Falls, CA)
    The fable dress

    Twig &Tale give you very clear instructions and measurements for this dress. If you follow their advice and make a toile first you won’t be disappointed. I’m looking forward to making the next one, one size down with a full bodice lining. It’s very comfortable, and I love the pockets

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    Diane Buote (Halifax, CA)
    Beautiful dress!

    All of the twig and tale patterns give detailed instructions so even novice sewers can create a well-finished product! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make gifts for people I love!

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    Narna (Seascale, GB)
    Fabulous pattern

    Fabulous pattern with excellent instructions

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    Laura Jobes (Wykoff, US)
    Fable dress review

    I am just finishing my first child-sized Fable dress. I made it out of a tablecloth. I made the lines version. It has been fun and easy to make. I'm very pleased with it.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 32 reviews
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    Emily Williams (Canberra, AU)
    Enjoyable sew, comfy dress

    The written instructions, videos and blog support made it so easy. I’ve taught myself to see as a hobby and thought this dress might be to much of a challenge but I’m glad I tried. I love the results. I was able to lengthen, add piping and change to a plain front with ease. It’s the first time I had done that with any pattern and I didn’t feel lost or confused at any stage. The dress is super comfy and versatile.

    M
    Marie (Vienna, AT)
    Marvellous Design

    I sewed this dress as part of a birthday outfit for my friend's daughter and I really love how it turnt out. I am a beginner sewist, but the instructions were great to help me finish a stunning little dress that will work for all kinds of occasions. Love the extra big pockets, too! I didn't encounter any trouble throughout the sewing process. Thank you!

    m
    molly lasko (Okazaki, JP)
    So lovely!

    This really is a lovely pattern, easy to follow and producing a beautiful dress. I’ve made one, but have designs on two more in the next month, I think it will become a staple of my kiddo’s closet.

    M
    M. (Sydney, AU)
    Love!

    Such a good pattern. I had a few dress patterns but I had given up as they never quite were right. I have made one and have more cut out. Comfy and looks great!

    D
    Danielle B.
    Beautiful fit, clear instructions

    I am a newbie to sewing wovens. But this pattern was easy for me to follow, and the fit was spot on with necessary grading (which was fortunate as I didn't make a toile). I appreciated the video for steps where I was unsure.
    My version was with waist elastic and ties in linen.

    N
    Ned S (Newnham, AU)
    Fabulous

    I love this pattern. I’ve made three so far, two adult and one child and I’ll be definitely be making more. Easy and satisfying to make.

    A
    Angela Ferrantelli (Niagara Falls, CA)
    The fable dress

    Twig &Tale give you very clear instructions and measurements for this dress. If you follow their advice and make a toile first you won’t be disappointed. I’m looking forward to making the next one, one size down with a full bodice lining. It’s very comfortable, and I love the pockets

    D
    Diane Buote (Halifax, CA)
    Beautiful dress!

    All of the twig and tale patterns give detailed instructions so even novice sewers can create a well-finished product! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make gifts for people I love!

    N
    Narna (Seascale, GB)
    Fabulous pattern

    Fabulous pattern with excellent instructions

    L
    Laura Jobes (Wykoff, US)
    Fable dress review

    I am just finishing my first child-sized Fable dress. I made it out of a tablecloth. I made the lines version. It has been fun and easy to make. I'm very pleased with it.