Harper Dress

digital pdf sewing pattern


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Harper is a woven dolman dress with a sweet round vintage inspired neckline. The Harper bodice features front darts to allow for a tailored waistline. Harper can be sewn with short sleeve or an elbow length sleeve with a cute ruffle.

Harper also includes an optional collar and inseam pockets as well as detachable waist sash. The Harper bodice closes with a row of buttons down the back. The skirt is full and has a wide 2" hem.

Note: Some images also feature the Lulu Pinafore on top of the Harper Dress. Lulu is sold separately. 

The Instant Download PDF Includes:

    • Sizes: 2T - 10 years
    • 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 Harper Coloring Page.


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This is gorgeous and the instructions are so easy to follow!

Alyssa S.
United States United States
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Great pattern

Great pattern, easy to use and the instructions were great!

Kayla S.
United States United States
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Not so easy to sew, but gourgeous

It’’s a beautiful pattern, but eas not easy for a begginer like me to do it. At the end, I love the result. thanks

Miriam F.
Brazil Brazil
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Adorable dress

Very easy and cute dress.

Carla D.
United States United States
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Harper Dress

Very easy to make.

Heather C.
Australia Australia
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Love the Harper dress

I am working on a dress now for my grand daughter and loving how it is turning out! The pattern is awesome! The only issue I had is my printer's default setting was to shrink it when printing, but once I figured that out all was good. Is there a place where I can post pictures when I'm done?

Mandy B.
United States United States
Violette Field Threads Harper Dress Review

beautiful dress

easy and fast to do, very beautiful and graceful

Jéssica S.
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Beautiful vintage style dress

This pattern is easy to follow and the finished product is so pretty and feminine. I line the sleeve ruffle with the same contrast fabric I use to line the bodice. That way there is no visible hem and the sleeve is much more substantial. Harper is one of my favorite patterns!

Emydee H.
United States
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A Classic!

This is my new favorite dress pattern! I recently finished it as part of the fab sew-a-long group, and couldn’t be happier with how it looks on my seven-year-old. The lines are simple and the fit is perfect.

Brooke B.
United States
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Sew Easy!

I love this pattern and it’s such a classic look and easy to sew. Everyone one loves the dresses I have made and my favorite part is the pockets! Love it!

A Violette Field Threads Customer
Rachel W.
United States

Harper dress

Wonderful experience. Easy to follow instructions. Turned out beautifully

Ann I.
United States

Really lovely!

I’m quite a newbie, I cut all the pieces out and found it quite easy to follow and made a lovely dress that fitted my daughter perfectly :) There were a few things that didn’t work that great with the material I chose but I think it was as it was triple gauze so for example the placket in the skirt is a little bulky. The instructions are really clear.

Jasmine C.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Harper dress

Excellent would buy from them again.

Karen P.
United States United States

Great 50’s style dress

This was such a fun pattern to sew for my 4-year-old granddaughter. The extended shoulder on the bodice forming the cut on sleeve made this a very easy project. With its simple lines, Harper allows for a mall sorts of unique embellishments. I used a railroad stripe fabricand contrasting gingham piping to set off the lines of the dress.

Dorothy L.
United States United States

Loved the dress

The pattern was easy for me to understand. It turned out great.

Becki K.
United States United States


Sews up wonderfully

Roland R.
United States United States


Great! The patterns went together wonderfully, the instructions were very clear, and the photos gave plenty of inspiration for creativity. I bought Harper, Alexandra and Autumn and made two of each for my two grand daughters. All of the garments are really cute! Thank you!!!

Carrie F.
United States United States

Easy quick awesome pattern.

Perfect fit easy and fast pattern. Looks great with the Lulu Pinafore.

Sheila H.
United States United States

Another good product

I have the pattern sitting on top of the fabric at present awaiting instructions from my daughter as to what colour collar to make. I have many VFT patterns and have made them many times. I know you will not be disappointed. They are exactly what my daughter likes and always and interesting sew for me. I love these patterns and will continue to buy them.

Keren L.
Australia Australia

Harper dress!

My daughter picked the Harper for me to make for my granddaughter. I’m glad she picked this one. It was very easy to sew and I love the way it looks. Especially when she wears it with her Lulu pinafore.

Tina H.
United States United States