A basic, practical and versatile jersey dress or sweater with patch pockets or in-seam pockets. Ada is a great project for beginners who want to try sewing with knits or practising techniques with woven fabric.
Several patterns in one! Instructions for jersey and woven fabric are separated into two different files.
Techninques: Sewing with knits, burrito-method, split opening, patch pocket, inseam pocket.
To make the pattern accessible for beginners, each step is explained thoroughly with text and illustrations.
The pattern and instructions are available in both English and Norwegian. Please make sure that you choose the right language when ordering. The pattern is a digital file that you can print on your own A4-printer. The folder also includes an A0-format file that can be printed at a printshop.
Number of sheets to print (A4): 14 pages (only pattern) or 23 / 28 pages (pattern and instructions)
Level: Jersey version: Beginner, Woven version: Beginner +
Sizes: Kid's sizes 80-152 (size chart)
0,6-1,5 m medium-weight fabric* (140 cm width)
* Dress: size 80-86: 0,9m, 92-98: 1 m, 104-110: 1,1 m, 116-122: 1,2 m, 128-134: 1,3 m, 140-146: 1,4 m, 152: 1,5 m.
Sweater (without facings and pockets): Size 80-116: 0,5 m, Size 122-152: 0,6 m
You need 0, 2 m extra fabric if you want facings and/or pockets for your sweater.
Choice of fabric
A medium-weight to light-weight fabric is recommended, both woven and jersey. Remember to use stretch seams if you are working with jersey. Beginners will benefit from a firm woven fabric, as it is easier to work with.
Photo: Anne Valeur