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Tick Tock: The Dress

(1 customer review)


Tick Tock – The Dress sewing pattern for kids featuring a vintage dandelion print and optional pom pom’s

Available as an instant download OR paper pattern sent by post.

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Tick Tock: Childs pinafore pattern PDF

This is a pinafore pattern PDF (not the finished garment) for a girls pinafore dress sewing pattern with pockets and optional pom poms.

The girls pinafore dress can be made in my exclusive Dandelion fabric from Spoonflower – see fabric buying info on the details tab.

The ‘Tick Tock’ themed girls pinafore dress sewing pattern features the mis-matched pattern of a vintage dandelion print, large pockets and optional dandelion’s (pom poms)

(Only use pom poms if you consider your child to be safe with them. Children love pom poms but they can come apart and may cause a choking hazard for those with developmental issues)

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Features for Sensory Kids

  • The seams are worked on the outside so that the inside is smooth and has no scratchy itchy seam allowances or labels.
  • The dress is very loose and comfy and tight clothes can be worn under.
  • It is the same back and front – so there’s no wrong way to wear it.
  • The pockets feature a tab to attach precious toys.


Skill Level

Advanced: This pattern is suitable for experienced sewers who may want to try something a bit more challenging.

For more details click on the ‘Details’ and ‘Tech Specs’ tabs.

To Fit:

3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) years

The actual measurements of the pattern are:
Length from shoulder
54(58,63,67,72,76,81,85) cm
21(23,25,26,28,30,32,33) inches

Width at hem
128(134,140,144,150,154,158,162) cm.

50(53,55,57,59,61,62,64) inches

Actual chest (approx.)
77(80,83,88,91,94,97,100) cm

30(31.5,32.5,34.5,36,37,38,39) inches

The fabric shown in the photos is organic cotton knit ultra in the ‘Tick Tock’ design. Make sure you choose the correct fabric option when ordering from –  Ruth Maddock Makes shop at Spoonflower.com

Of this fabric you will need:

The dress (all sizes) can be made using 2 yards of this fabric.

Note: Spoonflower is based in the US and works in imperial measurments (yards) only. Fabric is sold in lengths of whole yards only.

OR use 1.50(1.50,1.50,2,2,2,2,2) metre / 60(60,60,80,80,80,80,80) inches x 142 cm (56 inches) of medium (approx. 300gsm) weight cotton jersey with at least 25% stretch.

You will also need:
0.5 metres of narrow elastic

Yarn oddments in green and yellow for the pom poms.

30 cm of ribbon or tape for tags in pockets.

Sewing kit and basic sewing machine.

Sewing thread.

Ball Point (for Jersey) sewing machine needles — change these needles frequently.

Fine line vanishing fabric marker.

The Paper Sewing Pattern includes making instructions leaflet and will be sent by post  – P&P will be added at checkout.

The digital download will be sent to your inbox immediately after payment.

You will receive a zipped file

(you can google instructions for opening zipped files on your MAC or PC.)

The zipped file contains 4 PDF files –  these are;

1) The pattern in PDF format.  You can print this in US Letter size or A4 paper size. You will need to stick the pieces of pattern together.

2) The pattern in A1 or A0 size . This can be printed in Black and White at your local or online copy shop. You won’t need to stick the pattern together as it will be printed on one sheet.

3) The pattern for use with a projector.

4) The Making Instructions which comprise of complete photographic instructions to make the garment. This can also be printed in US Letter size or A4 paper size – but it is better to view these on a laptop so that the photos can be enlarged for clarity.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to open the pattern files.

A1/A0 pattern can be printed (in the UK) HERE

1 review for Tick Tock: The Dress

  1. Hannah

    This is an easy wearing casual dress that any kid will be happy putting on top of their favorite top. The oversized nature of it probably means a top will be wanted underneath. My girl loved the pockets and was happy bouncing around wearing it.
    The construction while being very different to traditional construction actually looks very good and makes for a lovely seam on the inside, I did not find any raised surfaces, so if your child finds seams itchy or otherwise uncomfortable then this should work. More time does go into the construction process but it is worth it. It gave me very good practice in doing parallel stitching, I used rainbow thread to make it pop. The many parts of the dress allows you to mix and choose patterns.
    One thing I would say is that it is very oversized, so be prepared and don’t be tempted to size up like I did! Sizes are only in ages, but for this pattern that would not matter. I made an age 5 here, my daughter is a fairly average 4 and half.
    I would like to try and make this in a lighter cotton jersey for a better drape. I used scuba/crepe which is more structured but gives a nice shape in a twirl!

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