Dolce Dress

6 customer reviews


All Love Notions Sewing Patterns are digital downloads, you may print them at home or send to a copy shop. A physical pattern will not be mailed to you.

The Dolce Dress is a sweet, simple dress meant for woven fabrics. The front features a button placket with the option to extend it into the gathered skirt. The dress is easy to get on and off with the elastic casing at the back. Use a fun contrasting fabric for the yoke detail on the back! Four sleeve styles are included- simple flutter, sleeveless, puff and short sleeve with the option to add a cuff. The dress is meant to hit at the knees. And we can’t forget the pockets! Simple patch pockets are included.

Dolce Dress Features:

  • Meant for woven fabrics
  • Two skirt options- with or without the button placket
  • Five sleeve options- sleeveless, flutter, short, short with cuff and puff
  • Patch Pocket

Sizes: 2T-16 (See Size Charts here)

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Pattern Formats Included:

  • Print at home for US letter & A4 paper, trimless format with layers
  • Large format file for copy shop printing. This file will print on one A0 (33″ x 46″) size sheet. Be sure to instruct your printer to print actual size in black and white on their cheapest paper. We recommend PDFPlotting for printing the large format files.
  • A projector file is also included for those using projector technology


The Dolce Dress pdf instant downloadable girls dress pdf pattern contains:

  • The Dolce Dress pdf sewing pattern contains one dress body style and five sleeve options: sleeveless, flutter, short, puff and short with cuff.
  • Included is a print chart to only print the pages you need for your style choice.
  • In addition to the print-at-home file, an A0-sized large format file for copy shop printing is also included
  • Projector file
  • 2 pages of inspiration photos from pattern testers
  • Cutting guide
  • 9 pages of bright and clear step by step illustrations
  • Optimized for most tablets with links to each part of the pattern. Print only the pattern pieces and use a tablet or computer to read the instructions to save on ink and paper!
  • This pattern has the ability to print just desired size(s) and in addition features trimless pattern assembly! Open the PDF in Adobe, select the layer thumbnail on the left-hand menu and then select the size(s) to print. See this tutorial for more information.
  • Designed for both letter and A4 paper printing.
  • Because we value work at home business, feel free to use this pattern in your home sewing businesses.

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6 reviews for Dolce Dress

  1. amati22 (verified owner)

    I love this dress! It is so cute. took a little more time with the buttons and buttonholes but so worth the effort.

  2. Kristen (verified owner)

    I made my daughter a lovely dress with this pattern. It was truly a joy to sew with great directions, as always with LN patterns. I love the gathered yoke and the gathered elastic waistband. They are subtle details that really add to such a sweet and simple pattern. I am planning to make her another very soon.

  3. Staci (verified owner)

    I was looking for a basic woven dress for my girl with a button up front. This one is perfect! It sews up fairly quick, and has great instructions and pictures! The outcome is super adorable every time!

  4. Kristen Will (verified owner)

    So we’ll written, and just a beautiful pattern. I used this pattern for my daughter’s Easter dress and made her dreams come true: carrot fabric on the top, orange gingham on the bottom. LoveNotions patterns are so easy to follow and this one was not exception!

  5. Vicki Mullis (verified owner)

    I made this adorable dress in a Unicorn fabric for my granddaughter. As soon as she put it on, she said,” I’m wearing this to school tomorrow!” so I guess it was a hit! Easy to follow directions as usual with Lovenotion patterns!!

  6. Dorothy Zaffuto (verified owner)

    Have made this pattern for my granddaughter twice now. Makes an adorable pinafore dress! This is for a confident beginner since it has a gathered skirt, lined bodice and buttonholes but, the instructions are clear and detailed.

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