Helaine’s Knit Drop Waist Dress and Top has so many options to make your little one just what they want.  Pattern comes in dress length with the option of adding tulle for an extra special dress, or a regular skirt, and also comes in top length.  There is also the option to do armbands or sweet arm ruffles for that extra cuteness.  Fun to dress up or down and it’s perfect for the playground, camp or school.  And is a very fast sew!  And layered this is perfect for all seasons.  The bodice is also perfect for those knit panels you’ve been wanting to use.

And this comes in doll sizes too!  Now little and dolly can have matching outfits!

Let’s see what you can do with Helaine’s!

Difficulty Rating: Beginner

*Fabric Requirement Chart shown as last image*

Recommended fabrics – knit fabric with 50% stretch.


 Here is what you receive:

  • Measurements for sizes 2T to 14 kids. 
  • A 25-page instant download pattern with thorough, uncomplicated step-by-step instructions accompanied by color photos that allow you to follow along with ease from start to finish.  
  • A 1-Page A0 Copy Shop file (46.8” x 33.1”) and standard printing file (8.5” x 11”) included. 
  • Computer drawn pattern pieces you can print over and over again; no more patterns that rip or tear! We now include templates for square and rectangle shaped pieces to cut and print out for those who prefer this option. As always, we will continue to include a cutting chart for those of you that choose to use a rotary cutter and ruler to cut your pieces.  

If you would like to see an example of our style and try it out for free, please download our free sample patterns HERE.

Helaine's Drop Waist Top & Dress Sizes 2T to 14 Kids and Dolls  PDF Pattern

Product Reviews

Written by Kathy Cuthbertson on 10th Aug 2021


Helaine is such a fun, quick and easy sew. There are lots of options to change up the look. I made mine with tulle for the skirt and I love it. Definitely a new favorite !!