Ballet Dress by Dixie DIY

A fitted knit dress with three-quarter length sleeves, scoop neck and semi-circle skirt.

Pattern:Ballet Dress
Designer:Dixie DIY
Categories:Knee Length Dresses
Difficulty:Beginner
Recommended Fabric:Knit
required fabric:2 to 22/3 yards
Sizes:XS - XL
Digital Sewing Pattern$8.00
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Description

Who doesn't occasionally want to feel like a ballerina? Especially while feeling comfortable and stylish at the same time. Dixie DIY's Ballet Dress lets you feel fancy (and feminine!) and sews up in a snap, giving you plenty of time to pirouette around your living room or pivot turn while cleaning the kitchen. Because, let's face it, who doesn't like a little private dance party? Especially in a fabulous dress you made yourself!

Pattern Previews

Ballet Dress by Dixie DIY Pattern Preview 1 | Indiesew.com
Ballet Dress by Dixie DIY Pattern Preview 2 | Indiesew.com

Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size:Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included:1
Total Number of Pages:20
Copy Shop Version Included:No
Pattern uses layers to select size:No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

SizeXSSMLXL
Bust3436384042
Waist2426 1/428 1/230 3/433
Hips3638404244

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

SizeXSSMLXL
Bust3436384042
Waist2426 1/428 1/230 3/433
Hips3638404244
Length35 1/236 1/43737 3/438 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

SizeXSSMLXL
45" wide fabric2 1/32 1/22 1/22 1/22 2/3
60" wide fabric22 1/82 1/82 1/82 1/4

Recommended Fabrics

  • Knit

Required Sewing Techniques

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Seam Gauge

Required Supplies

  • Clear Elastic
  • Thread
  • Universal Needle

Optional Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Spray Starch

Additional Notes

This 20-page pattern includes all pattern pieces and instructions. This pattern does not include step-by-step illustrations or photos.

This has to be the easiest thing I've ever made.


This was my first PDF pattern. It was a new experience, but it went well. The pattern pieces sewed together perfectly. Way too many failures with the big four, wasting time and fabric. I am going to look at independent patterns first from now on. I do not mind paying for excellence!


The construction of the dress is very simple. The instructions didn't have any images to follow along with which I don't like, especially for beginners. It fits slightly big on me, especially in the armpit area. The collar opening is very large on mine, following the seam allowance the collar piece becomes very small. Next time I will make it larger to compensate. Overall I like the dress a lot, its comfortable and cute.