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By P&M Patterns, Mini Ethel Blouse & Dress is a children's paper sewing pattern.

Garment Details: Blouse or dress inspired by its woman namesake, MiniETHEL is a core garment of your child's wardrobe. Its design is not only perfect for every body shape, but the many aspects of this model will please the beginner seamstress, thanks to its quick execution and easiness, as well as the more advanced seamstress who will enjoy the blank canvas this pattern provides.

The variations offered by MiniETHEL can lead to many different makes…

  • Bodice with two cutting line heights: WAIST, slightly below the natural waist, or empire (under the bust)
  • Three neckline types: JEWEL, V, or WRAP,
  • Blouse with SINGLE or DOUBLE-LAYER peplum,
  • SHORT dress WITH or WITHOUT ruffle, hits above the knee,
  • LONG dress WITH or WITHOUT ruffle, hits at the ankle,
  • And, just for the fun, a plethora of sleeve types:
    • LONG sleeves
    • ¾ sleeves
    • HALF sleeves
    • CAP sleeves
    • BISHOP sleeves
    • BUTTERFLY sleeves
    • GATHERED sleeves

 MiniETHEL’s versatility makes it extremely addictive…You’ve been warned!

Sizing: This is a multi-size pattern, including sizes 2Y-14Y. Sizing guide can be found here.

Fabric Suggestions: Main fabric: Twill, viscose, crepe, double gauze, linen, Tencel, eyelet, lightweight flannel, lightweight denim, 100% cotton such as the Domotex Le Tissu range, soft fabrics with a nice drape, such as a cotton sateen and cotton lawns. Suggested fabrics for the lining (if lined garment): lightweight cotton, viscose, any fabric that can be used to line garments.
                                                                                                                                                                           Fabric requirements: Fabric requirements can be found here.

Trims required: Matching thread, fusible interfacing, one 10mm or 12mm (½’’) button.

Skill Level: The pattern is placed at a Level 1 out of 3, for the beginner seamstress, on the P&M pattern skill scale.

Seam allowances are included in the pattern. 

The paper pattern includes a booklet in English, stating the difficulty level, the cutting layout, the step-by-step sewing instructions, along with size chart and fabric and notion requirements, two easy-to-read multi-size pattern sheets, with no overlapping pieces.

For MiniEthel inspiration follow #pmminiethel

Photo credits: P&M Patterns

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