Muskoka Dress & Tunic, with Expansion Pack
Prices in Canadian Dollars
Comfortable and cozy, the Muskoka dress offers a simple, style that makes you want to curl up by a crackling fire on a cool, crisp day.
THIS PATTERN HAS BEEN FULLY UPDATED IN 2018, INCLUDING A NEW NAME (formerly called Autumn Grace), and includes the full Expansion Pack.
The basic dress falls at the upper calf and includes long sleeves and narrow bands around the neck, cuffs, and hem. This purchase also includes the Muskoka Expansion Pack, which adds six additional options to this great basic pattern! Make your dress into a hip-length tunic and pair it with leggings and boots. Remove the sleeves for a fabulous jumper perfect for spring or fall. Switch things up with a stylish cowl neck, a cozy hood, or a trendy split collar. Plus, add inseam pockets to any option!
This dress is designed specifically for soft snuggly fleece, and the basic dress/tunic can be made start to finish in less than an hour.
There is also an 18" doll version of this pattern, available HERE.
Recommended Skill Level - Confident Beginner
Seam allowance is 3/8" (1cm) unless stated otherwise in the pattern, and is included in all measurements and templates.
Required Supplies: sewing machine, needle suitable for fleece fabric (universal 12/80 or 14/90 or stretch recommended), pins/clips, scissors.
Suggested Fabric: This pattern is designed to be made with light-medium weight fleece with a minimum of 30% stretch.
Find out more about fleece fabrics and how to do a Stretch Test (including a downloadable stretch guide) in the Sewing with Fleece Series.
Included in the basic pattern & expansion pack:
~ Sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12.
~ Printable pattern pieces for the dress/tunic front & back, sleeves, pockets, hood, and cowl. All other parts/options are rectangular and are provided by cutting/measurement charts and optional printable pattern pieces in a separate PDF.
~ Cutting chart for rectangular pieces on a separate page that can be printed and kept with pattern pieces.
~ Clear and efficiently nested pattern pieces (no layered printing), color coded by size. All colors also print clearly in black ink.
~ All measurements throughout the pattern presented in both metric and imperial
~ Sizing guide including body measurements and finished sleeve and pant length measurements to help obtain the proper fit for the child.
Download FREE printable measurement and sizing record cards HERE.
~ Specific instructions on customizing & blending sizes.
~ Line drawings showing all options.
~ Clickable table of contents, for reference and ease of use on digital devices.
~ Fabric requirements for all parts.
~ Supplies and suggested fabrics list.
~ Full color photo tutorial with specific details for each step.
- Hints and tips throughout the tutorial.
~ Glossary of relevant sewing terms.
~ Summary of steps for quick reference.
~ Modeled photos showing the finished options.
The details and step-by-step instructions of the basic Muskoka pattern total 21 pages, plus 14 additional pages for your pattern pieces. The Muskoka Expansion Pack is a separate PDF file and has 32 pages with full photo instructions for ALL six additional options to the basic pattern, plus the required pattern pages. Printing guides are included indicate which pages to print for various size and style options. There is a printable cutting charts page for with all measurement charts for those to prefer to measure their own rectangles, plus optional pattern pieces for rectangular pieces are included as a separate PDF file.
Purchase also includes AO Large Format PDF for copy shop printing.
NOTE: This is a pattern, not a completed garment.
Behind the Name
The name “Muskoka” comes from an area in Ontario, Canada also known as “cottage country”. This is a landscape filled with sparkling lakes and huge granite rock faces. Pine trees tower on rocky clifftops and the maples and oaks of the forest only get more beautiful as their leaves change to red and gold every autumn. Rivers wind through the rocky ground leading to and from shallow wetlands or deep glacier-carved lakes. Watching the mist curl over glassy water on a still morning, hearing nothing but the dip of a paddle and the call of a loon, sitting on a dock with your toes splashing gently in the cool fresh water, and snowshoeing along a snowy forest trail are the things that Muskoka means to me as I remember many camping trips over the years. Our family is blessed to call a
similar area home.