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

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The Kauri Dress takes its inspiration from the towering Kauri forests in northern New Zealand. From tourism to how we build our homes, you’ll find kauri woven into our everyday lives.

We are confident that your child will love wearing this timeless pattern throughout the seasons and that it will become a staple in her wardrobe.

The button bodice tends to bring back a traditional design with vintage appeal and offers plenty of room for customization and your own unique sense of style.

You'll learn how to use our internal facing pattern and technique when making this dress, which produces a polished, professional finish with options to bind the facings (we adore the inside of clothing just as much as the outside!)

The Kauri Dress is perfect for playing in since it has a casual fit, a gathered waist, and pockets for finding hidden treasure. In linen or cotton, it is casual and appears quite earthy. A brand-new party dress can be created by adding sateen or velvet to an existing garment.

With 3 different sleeve length options, the Kauri Garment is the ideal dress for every season.

Along with its intelligent structure and expert finishes, our sewers adore this pattern's clear and uncomplicated lines.


  • 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")

Skill Level:  Adventurous beginners

Recommended Fabric: This dress has been designed for all seasons. Look for cottons, linens, flannels, corduroy, velvets 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. 


  • Co-ordinating sewing thread
  • 4 x buttons approximately 15mm (5/8″) wide
  • Scissors, pins, needle
  • Optional: 12mm (1/2″) wide double-fold bias tape (optional for 2x seam finishes)

PDF Patterns
This product is a PDF pattern which means you are purchasing a digital file/s. Upon completion of your order you will be able to directly download your pattern files. All files supplied are subject to copyright and are available only for your own sewing projects and not to be used for any commercial purposes.

Pattern Printing Service
We are delighted to be able to bring you a PDF Pattern print service in partnership with Niche Print. If you choose to purchase your pattern with printing, your printed pattern will ship directly from Niche print, separately to any package from Harmer and Huff. To purchase your digital file with a printed copy, select the pattern +A0 Printing from the options on the product page.If you select to have your pattern printed, you also receive all digital pattern files as a  download.