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With simple lines and youthful charm, Okanagan is a classically styled capri-length dress featuring a pleated neckline, two waistline options, optional inseam pockets, and a comfortable elastic back.
Pattern includes sizes 2-12 years. The skirt is a double layer, which works well with an eyelet, lace, or sheer overlay. Trim can be used for the bodice pleat or to add to the bottom hem. The flat front bodice is perfect for appliques or embroidery.
Seam allowance is 3/8"(1cm) unless stated otherwise in the pattern, and is included in all measurements.
Required Supplies: sewing machine, needle suitable for chosen fabric (universal), 1/4" elastic for back bodice casings OR elastic thread for shirring, iron, pins/clips, scissors and/or rotary cutter, measuring tape and/or cutting mat & ruler.
Suggested Fabric: Light-medium weight wovens, such as quilting cotton, linen, poplin, seersucker, eyelet.
Pattern includes instructions for a two methods of bodice construction, shirring or elastic casings. In both cases, the bodice side seams are enclosed. For those who want to know more about shirring, a link is provided in the pattern to the Shirring: Testing & Tension blog post.
Included in the pattern:
~ Sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12.
~ With the exception of the optional inseam pockets, all pieces required are rectangular and are provided by cutting/measurement charts and optional printable pattern pieces.
~ Cutting chart for rectangular pieces on a separate page that can be printed and kept with pattern pieces.
~ Pattern pieces (shirt, sleeves, pants) print separate from each other for maximum ease of taping/cutting.
~ Clear and efficiently nested pattern pieces (no layered/individual size 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 this pattern total 35 pages. There is an additional printable page of the cutting charts and the inseam pocket. Optional pattern pieces for rectangular pieces are included as a separate PDF file, and a printing guide is included for which pages to print for all sizes/options.
Purchase also includes AO Large Format PDF for copy shop printing.
This pattern was originally released in 2014 under the name Daphne Marie. It was completely updated and re-released in 2019.
NOTE: This is a pattern, not a completed garment.
Behind the Name
Inspired by the Okanagan Valley region in British Columbia, Canada that is best known for its orchards and vineyards. The name comes from the word "ukʷnaqín" of the Sylix First Nations people. Located between the forests near the Pacific coast, and the mountains to the east, this area has a unique climate in Canada with its hot, dry, and very sunny summers. There are several oblong lakes dotting the valley floor, surrounded by hills lined with trees and vines that grow peaches, apricots, cherries, plums, grapes, and raspberries… making it an enjoyable destination for wine enthusiasts.