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

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This pattern and tutorial will walk you through the steps of making your own Bellbird Dress. You'll appreciate the relaxed fit and bell sleeves that gather at the wrist. For summer, go sleeveless. Inseam pockets are also included, as well as an embroidery template and tutorial.

The Bellbird Dress was designed to be worn in the winter with a top underneath for warmth, or in the summer with twirls. Whatever you choose, it will be fully lined and comfortable for your child to wear and play in. This pattern is suitable for beginners, with simple techniques and closures and a detailed instruction tutorial. 


  • Available sizes 12/18m – 8 Children size. Chest from 52cm (20 1/2") to 66cm (26") and finished Chest Width 65cm (5 1/2") to 79cm (8 1/8")

Skill Level:  Beginners

Recommended Fabric: For summer: Cottons, voile, lawn, linen and linen blends, chambray and light denims etc., For winter: Upholstery weight cottons, corduroy, velvet, drill 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. 


  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Elastic 1-1.5cm (1/2″)(or smaller) in width (length supplied in tutorial) for sleeves
  • Thin elastic (rolled or flat) for button loop. 5cm / 2 inches.
  • Safety Pin / bodkin (for threading elastic)
  • 1x medium sized button

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