Clara Top, Dress & Shorts
digital pdf sewing pattern
Clara is an irresistible set! Clara includes a swing top or dress with a ruffled baby doll bodice. The bodice ruffles extend from the bodice front to the back. Clara includes two bodice versions including: straight and arched. The arched bodice creates a slight hi-lo hemline. The back closes with a button placket.
Two bottoms are included for the top version:
1. Ruffle Bloomers in sizes 2T-5
2. Knit Shorties in sizes 2T - 10 years. Our knit shorties have a legging style fit with optional leg ruffles. We will teach you a fun method to create the elastic waistband that guarantees no turning or flipping elastic and a professional finish every time!
The Instant Download PDF Includes:
- Sizes: 2T -10 years
- Includes (2) downloadable files for US Letter (A4 compatible) & A0 Copy Shop (Projector compatible)
- Size Chart, Fabric Requirements, Fabric Recommendations, Notions, and Sewing Tips
- Full tutorial and step-by-step instructions, including over 40 color photos to clarify each step for beginners
- Includes (2) Downloadable Files:
- US Letter (A4 compatible): Print from home with regular computer paper, tape together, and then cut pattern pieces
- A0 Copy Shop (Projector compatible): Send off to print large scale or use with your at home projector
Click here to download the free Clara Coloring Page.
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Love this pattern, I did modify it and created a pinafore top and bloomers. Very easy to follow.
Clara was SO beautiful!!!! I will be using this pattern multiple times over again!!! It was a fairly easy sew, even being a newer sewer! I love it!!
Enjoyed making the Clara Dress for my granddaughter. Had to make a matching bow. Then she ask to help make a mask. So we did.
Darling dress but...
The dresses turns out really cute and the fit was right on. I dint like the way the top was finished inside. The bodice is lined so there seems no reason to see the ruffle stitch lines and bodice seam inside the finished dress. I tweaked the second version to have an enclosed joining seam but did only one ruffle on each side as it was fiddly with the ruffles sewn only to the front.
My first ever VFT pattern!
This was my first attempt ever at sewing a dress, and I am so thrilled to have found VFT and their patterns. I have literally only seen straight lines up until this point, and I was able to do all of the bells and whistles of Clara thanks to the amazing step by step instructions! Will definitely buy many many more from you guys!
Pleased, as always!
After several Clara tops, dresses, and rompers, it’s become another VFT favorite!
Always beautiful patterns, easy to follow. And when you can get it 50%off , it is a dream! Thank you all girls!!!
This pattern is lovely! Made my granddaughter a top and she adores it. I made her a "Alabama" top with embroidered elephant and the words Roll Tide on the bodice. She's ready for football season now! RTR!!
My daughter in law picked this pattern for her daughter’s birthday dress!
The pattern was easy to follow and the dress is adorable. I love all the sample pictures of completed dresses for each VFT patterns. They provide so much inspiration and so does the Facebook group. Keep up the good work.
My first VFT pattern, was easy to follow and I LOVE the dress! Can’t wait for my toddler to be big enough to wear it!
Great pattern...I only ran into an issue attaching bodice to skirt/placket. The instructions weren’t quite clear that one of the finished ends of the bodice didn’t need to meet up with the finished end, but the attached end of the placket. It was my first experience with a placket! ☺️
This dress is precious! I have made it several times for four of my granddaughters so cute, here is the latest ones I made for welcoming their dad back from deployment !
Clara Easter 2018
Love this precious dress! The pattern was easy to use & the directions easy to follow!
J’ai cousu ce modèle sans les épaulettes froncées pour mes 2 petites filles !
I prefer dresses have a lined bodice and have piping at the waist. It’s finished, but not easily done. Also, would like a summary of directions so printing all the pages with pictures does not have to be done.
Receiving Patterns from VFT
You have made the patterns clear and easy to put together by matching up the numbers and squares. The sewing instructions and pictures make them straightforward to follow; and the best part is the finished product! They are beautiful!
Clara to and dress
Easy to follow instructions! Love this pattern!