Wednesday, August 21, 2013

free basic bodice pattern

The free basic bodice pattern is here!!!!!

I thought I would make the pattern drafting for the Confetti Dress just a little bit easier, so I drafted a basic bodice pattern based off of the one I use.  It's available in the following sizes: 18 months, 2T, 3T, 4T and 5T.  I may expand the sizing in the future, but that was enough pattern drafting for me for the time being :)  The pattern also includes a cutting guide for the skirt pieces.

This pattern is intended as a basis for the Confetti Dress and other patterns I will share in the future.  There are no plackets or openings included in the pattern, but they can certainly be added as needed.  I included directions for making a back keyhole opening in the Confetti Dress tutorial.  Be sure to come back and look for more tutorials in the next few weeks and months!

Tutorials using this pattern (updated as I add tutorials to the blog):
Confetti Dress
Colorblock Dress

If you haven't downloaded the free 2T Confetti dress pattern (no pattern drafting required for this size!) click on the picture below:

I hope everyone (with a little one in a size 2T that is!) is following along with the Small Fry Skinny Jeans Sew Along over at Craftstorming!  In my usual procrastinator style, I just started today and I am officially caught up with day 1 :)  Mae doesn't quite wear a 2T yet anyway (and it was 85 outside today) so I'm not really feeling any urgency to finish at the moment.  Hopefully, the fact that I plan for this pattern to be this week's Pattern Review Friday (Friday-ish might be more accurate) will get me moving!


  1. Thank you very much. IS this pattern include seam allowence? If yes, is it 1cm?

    1. Yes, it includes a 1cm seam allowance.

  2. thank you so much teri olson, i love your blog

  3. Newbie question: for the skirt pieces do you cut two, or just one piece? For example, for the 12-18 months size, it indicates 12.5 x 23". One piece this size, or two?

  4. Thank you so much Teri - just what I've been looking for to make a layered dress for my twirly skirt mad grand-daughter.