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Date: 8/16/13 12:17 PM

I am having a hard time finding patterns for my 12 yo daughter.

A the moment I am looking for a pattern like Butterick 4967, but in her size. This pattern only goes to an 8. I have a sheer floral print fabric that she would like me to make into a layered dress for the first day of school. That is fast approaching and my (lack of) drafting skills are not up to the challenge.

She wears a girls size 16 or a 1/2 in Juniors.

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Date: 8/16/13 12:45 PM

Have you looked at the casual dresses from Jalie? Sizes from little girls to adult woman. Some of the Project Runway patterns from Simplicity might work as well.

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Date: 8/16/13 12:48 PM

Or maybe this Lisette sundress?

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Date: 8/16/13 12:55 PM

or if you don't mind downloads, Sis Boom and Mod kIDS have some nice things for tweens and teens. (and adults)

You can also get Sis Boom here from PR.
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Date: 8/16/13 6:18 PM

It's really the layered thing I am after. This Burda pattern is close but she isn't allowed to have thin straps like that for school.Burda pattern

So I need a different bodice. hmmm, will keep looking...... I really wanted this to be easy, ie. I don't want to draft it. Thank you all for your suggestions!

~ Christina

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Date: 8/16/13 6:31 PM

My answer to All Things Patterns: lekala.co For a couple of dollars you can download a pattern customized to your daughter's measurements. Service can be delayed over a weekend, so you might not get your pattern until Monday. Could you work with this one? Lekala 7102 Edit: Or Lekala 7087
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Date: 8/16/13 7:54 PM

Karla,

that is the coolest thing ever. I am going to explore this site now.

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Date: 8/17/13 7:45 AM

Do the Lekala pants patterns come out well for plus sized children? I always have difficulty adjusting the crotch and thigh areas in regular patterns which often need scooping out in addition to adding inches.
I have gotten a great fit with the Plus Size Patterns (http://plussizechildren.com/) which go up to size 16.
I am also going to start a layette for our soon to be great nephew. Of course I dont have baby measurements for the Lekala pattern. It looks like a promising site though. I think I will sign up and try out on of their free ones to begin with.

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