Bella Children's Dress Sewing Pattern - by Emporia

Ages 3 - 12

Bella is a mini-me kids summer dress based on the adult pattern Cassie dress. A t-shirt style bodice attached to gathered skirt layers gives a full, flowy effect for little girls. Chuck on some sandals and you're ready for the beach or a trip to the park. The children's dress can also be made with tie straps for a more traditional summery sundress feel. Or you can team the t-shirt version with a cardigan and leggings for the colder months. This pattern is suitable for beginners – it features no darts or closures making it super quick!

The Bella pattern comes in ages 3 to 12.

Finished garment measurements:

Age Chest Length - shoulder to hem

3 58.2cm 54.7cm

4 60.4cm 57.9cm

5 62.4cm 61.1cm

6 64.4cm 64.3cm

7 66.4cm 67.5cm

8 69.4cm 72.3cm

9 72.4cm 77.1cm

10 74.4cm 82cm

11 78.2cm 86.8cm

12 81.6cm 91.6cm


Fabric requirements:

Age Tie-strap bodice T-shirt bodice

3 1.6m 1.35m

4 1.65m 1.4m

5 1.7m 1.45m

6 1.8m 1.5m

7 1.9m 1.55m

8 2m 1.65m

9 2.1m 1.7m

10 2.15m 1.8m

11 2.25m 1.85m

12 2.35m 1.9m


Fabric recommendations – cotton, poplin, cotton lawn, chambray, silk, lightweight denim, any lightweight woven fabric.


All Emporia patterns are produced on paper and feature different coloured lines to differentiate between each size.


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