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 37 reviews
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    sue bolger (Melbourne, AU)
    amazing

    Why did l wait so long to purchase this amazing pattern..l never thought that l would be able to sew something so lovely l am not a sewer but the instructions are so easy and clear anyone can do this..l have made four all different sizes with success each time.

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    Quilty (New Kensington, US)
    So fun with easy directions

    I am so happy with the ease of creating this dress. I thought I’d need the video support but directions are clear and easy to follow.

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    Natasha (Calgary, CA)
    My new favourite dress!

    I have made one and am currently working on my second for me and one for my daughter. The pattern so detailed and helpful! And all the extra tips to make it fit just for you is so great’ I am sure I will be making more than 2 of these.

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    Sandri van Heerden (Sydney, AU)
    Comfy and stylish play dress

    Made the fable dress for my little girl, in a light cotton linen for summer! Easy to construct and the fit is great. Yet to add some embroidered patch pockets…

    M
    Marie (Vienna, AT)
    I am in love

    I finished my (first) Fable Dress and I love it. I am an advanced beginner, and the video tutorials for all the more challenging parts were such a great help for a professional looking garment. I love the attention to detail and the care instructed in the pattern. I learnt a lot sewing this and can't wait to make a second version soon.

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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!

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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.

    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.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 37 reviews
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    sue bolger (Melbourne, AU)
    amazing

    Why did l wait so long to purchase this amazing pattern..l never thought that l would be able to sew something so lovely l am not a sewer but the instructions are so easy and clear anyone can do this..l have made four all different sizes with success each time.

    Q
    Quilty (New Kensington, US)
    So fun with easy directions

    I am so happy with the ease of creating this dress. I thought I’d need the video support but directions are clear and easy to follow.

    N
    Natasha (Calgary, CA)
    My new favourite dress!

    I have made one and am currently working on my second for me and one for my daughter. The pattern so detailed and helpful! And all the extra tips to make it fit just for you is so great’ I am sure I will be making more than 2 of these.

    S
    Sandri van Heerden (Sydney, AU)
    Comfy and stylish play dress

    Made the fable dress for my little girl, in a light cotton linen for summer! Easy to construct and the fit is great. Yet to add some embroidered patch pockets…

    M
    Marie (Vienna, AT)
    I am in love

    I finished my (first) Fable Dress and I love it. I am an advanced beginner, and the video tutorials for all the more challenging parts were such a great help for a professional looking garment. I love the attention to detail and the care instructed in the pattern. I learnt a lot sewing this and can't wait to make a second version soon.

    E
    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.