Sewing patterns for kids & teens

Halter Neck Dress & Top

Size Guide

A fantastic pattern for beginners. Super easy to sew with great results. Make it up in a cotton or rayon for casual street wear or a soft draping satin or crepe de chine for a party or evening. 

No zips, buttons, elastic or darts - just 2 side seams, turn under arm openings, hem and neck tube and you're done. With both a top and dress option this pattern is also versatile. The dress has optional side pockets.

 >DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Beginner (3/10).

>SIZE OPTIONS: The pattern comes in sizes 8 years to 16 years (Youth sizing). Be sure to select the Adobe Layers panel for the size you want to print.

A. Print-at-home
 (on A4 or letter paper).  When you purchase this pattern you receive all YOUTH SIZES 10-16 years. Use the Adobe layers feature to print only the size you need (instructions included). Refer the Size Chart for help if you need. 

B. School Packs (for printing on A4 or letter paper). You can choose a Class Bundle of 30 or 10 downloads. Learn more about class bundles here.

>INSTANT DOWNLOAD available immediately after checkout.
Opening the file in ADOBE READER will maximize the pattern features (Layers feature will allow you to print only the size you need.  You can also use the URL and bookmark links within the file to quickly access information and support).

  • Light to medium weight fabrics that have a soft drape.
    Our dress sample is made up in rayon, the shirt sample in a polyester crepe.

    We recommend:
    Rayon*, Cotton blends (cotton/viscose and cotton/polyester), Crepe de chine.
    Light weight linen*.

    *be sure to pre-wash fabrics like rayon, linen and cotton which can shrink up to 10%. You will need to take this into account when buying your fabric.

    Size Chart Halter Dress

  • SizeChart(Youth)Please note that the size chart is not the finished garment measurements.
    We recommend that you also measure your body length and compare to the finished garment length measurements given. To achieve a perfect, individual fit, you may need to adjust the patterns length.
    Click here for help with finding your size.

    f you are an "in between" size, please note this pattern is quite flexible. If you prefer a fuller dress go 1 size up (and adjust the hem length once the garment is sewn). Alternatively, if you prefer the dress not so full, drop down a size, but be sure to adjust the length - measure the back of your neck to the desired hem length and compare with the bodice length on the pattern. Cut the fabric longer (remembering to add 3 cm for hem allowance).
  • Beginners (without pockets).
    Easy sewing projects
    Beginner Advanced (with pockets).  
    Beginner Sewing projects

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