The Zelt dress has been in the back of my mind for quite some time and it’s finally out and ready for the world! I’ve always loved the shift and tent dresses from the 1960s (and again in the 1990s when I was in grade school) and just NEEDED to make this into a pattern! Oversized retro prints work best with this dress.
Twirly and billowing (Zelt is German for tent, btw), this dress has lots of volume and packs a lot of punch but is clean lined and simple to sew up. An invisible zipper closes the back of the dress. Never attempted a zipper before? Don’t worry; the instructions will walk you through it step by step.
Sewing level recommended: Intermediate
The Zelt Dress Pattern fits 6mo to 6. Also available is The Zelt Dress Big Girls for sizes 6 to 12 and The Zelt Dress Full Range for 6m to 12.
This pattern is a layered PDF pattern. You just select the size you wish to print and the “Info” layer and print only the size you need!
All of The Eli Monster sewing patterns come with full color photographs to compliment the step by step instructions. Never second guess where you are supposed to sew or place. All pattern pieces are computer drawn; to save paper, cutting dimensions for rectangular pieces is included in leu of drawn out pieces.Your pattern will be instantly downloadable upon checkout. You will need Adobe Reader to open and read this PDF file and 8.5×11 paper to print out the pattern. No paper copy will be mailed to you.
You may sell items made from this pattern in small batches. Please credit pattern to The Eli Monster. Pattern is copyrighted; do not sell or copy pattern.