Free Child’s Crinoline Pattern

One of the fascinating things about a blog is taking a peek behind the scenes of a website.  As the blog owner I have regular access to the type of searches and other sites which refer users to the blog.  For me, this experience provides the same level of intrigue as other “back stage” experiences; maybe like being in a cockpit of a plane or in a production studio.

You Asked: Free Crinoline Pattern

For me, a peak into the wonders of the internet revealed that the most common word searches for my blog are submitted by sewists seeking a (free) crinoline pattern for under a child’s dress or a wedding dress.  About six months ago, I posted a brief tutorial for a wedding dress crinoline, which is what the search engines are targeting.  I understand why that posting gets a lot of hits, because when I tried to find a free crinoline pattern online, I struck out – hence the reason for the post.

Last week as my good friend Barb, was making a flower girl dress for her granddaughter, she asked me for directions on how to make a child’s crinoline.  That request reminded me that I’d started this post a long time ago.  Because of the number of photos and the length of the text, this would have been a really boring and long blog post.  Instead I put the instructions and photos into a really long and boring document.  This is hardly high fashion, but it’s a try at writing instructions.  Now I understand why there are so many patterns which are poorly written – It’s really tough to describe how to sew a garment, even with a lot of photos.

Click below to open the pdf:

Childs Crinoline Pattern

Please leave a comment with feedback on whether this give you the needed information.  Enjoy!

11 thoughts on “Free Child’s Crinoline Pattern

  1. I just saw your post on SM and want to thank you for this very detailed tutorial for this Crinoline Pattern. Excellent directions. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks, Annette.
    I appreciate all your work in putting this tutorial together. I’m sure it will get a lot of use. Great pictures! Barb

  3. Just wanted to say I’m so glad I found this since I’m making the flower girl dress for my granddaughter.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. This is so helpful and timely; exactly what I was looking for. It is well explained and the photos are great. Thanks for posting! Sheila

  5. Thank you! I know it’s been a while since you posted this, but it was very timely for me today – Easter is coming! All of us sewing Grandmas appreciate it. Now, if we can just get the 2yo to wear a dress!!

  6. Thank you for this tutorial. I came upon your blog after searching for a toddler crinoline tutorial. I’m making a dress for my 1-year old baby girl, using a vintage pattern, and need something to help fill out the skirt. This will be perfect.

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