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By Merchant & Mills, The Skipper is a paper sewing pattern.

Garment Details: Little girl pattern for ages 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 years. Inspired by the classic sailor bib. Irresistibly redolent of carefree summer days and never growing up, the skipper is born to play. Featuring relaxed styling for easy dressing in rough seas, the Skipper has dropped shoulders and casual rolled cuffs whilst the neckline has an internal popper at the front V insert.

Sizing: This is a multi-size paper pattern in an envelope, including sizes 3–8 years. Sizing, finished garment measurements and fabric requirements can be found here.

Fabric Suggestions: We recommend medium to lightweight woven fabrics such as denim, cotton chambray, laundered linen or lightweight wool. The featured dress has been made using the Goodnight laundered linen by Merchant & Mills.

Trims required: Matching Thread, a plastic dress popper, approximately 0.75m of shop bought 13mm bias binding and lightweight fusible interfacing.

Skill Level: Suitable for an intermediate skill level.

Both have 1.5cm seam allowances apart from the neck which has a 1cm seam allowance and these are included in the pattern.

Photo credits: Merchant & Mills.