Below the Kōwhai - Children's Rimu Dress PDF Sewing Pattern

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The Rimu Dress is a summer dress with buttons and pockets for finding hidden treasures. It will become one of your many go-to sewing projects because to its simple design and expert finishing methods.

Choose from two options in this sewing pattern: straps or a version with a sleeveless bodice, as well as inseam or patch pockets.

Behind the name: The Rimu tree towers over other natives, and is instantly recognisable by its weeping branches and flaky red bark. From fruits for native birds, wood used for waka (canoes), and home building, you’ll find rimu woven into our everyday lives in Aotearoa, New Zealand.


  • Available sizes 1-10 Children size. Chest from 47cm (18 1/2") to 74cm (29 1/8") and Hip from 47cm (18 1/2") to 79cm (31 1/8")
  • Available sizes 8-14 Teen size. Chest from 68cm (26 3/4") to 84cm (33") and Hip from 73cm (28 3/4") to 89cm (35")

Skill Level:  Adventurous beginners

Recommended Fabric: Main Fabric: Light – medium weight cotton for summer: Cottons, chambray, lawn, linen, rayon, seersucker, tencel, viscose, voile etc.

Lining Fabric:
Light – medium weight cotton, poly cotton, voile etc.

Pattern Format: This is a PDF pattern. Included in your download is an A4 file for at home printing, an A0 File for Copy Shop Printing, Projector files and detailed instruction files. 


  • 8 (View A) or 9 (View B) x 14mm (1/2”) buttons

  • Co-ordinating thread, scissors, needle

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