Muskoka Fleece Dress & Tunic
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.
The dress length falls below the knees; the tunic length hits at the upper hip and is perfect for pairing with leggings. Pattern includes long sleeves or a sleeveless jumper option. The neckline can be finished with a basic binding, cozy cowl, fabulous hoodie, or trendy split collar. Plus, add inseam pockets to any option!
This dress is designed specifically for the stability of soft snuggly fleece but can be made with other medium weight knit fabrics as well, such as sweater knit or french terry.
There is also an 18" doll version of this pattern, available HERE.
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 this pattern:
~ Easy to assemble pattern pieces.
~ Clear and efficiently nested pattern pieces, color coded by size. All colors also print clearly in black ink. No layers (individual size printing) on print-at-home or Large Format; Layers ARE included on Projector Files.
~ All measurements in both metric and imperial
~ Body measurements Sizing Guide to help obtain the proper fit for the child.
Download FREE printable measurement and sizing record cards HERE.
~ Specific instructions on blending sizes.
~ Line drawings showing all options.
~ Linked table of contents, for reference and ease of use on digital devices.
~ Fabric requirements for all parts.
~ Full color photo tutorial with specific details (in English only) for each step and illustrations for additional clarity.
- Hints and tips throughout the tutorial.
~ Summary of steps for quick reference.
~ Modeled photos showing the finished options.
Purchase also includes AO Large Format PDF for copy shop printing, and a separate Projector optimized file. Print-at-home and Large Format files have nested pattern pieces (no layers); Projector file has layers (ability to turn on and off individual projected sizes).
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.