Be Independent Dress, Skirt & Shorties Pattern

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 Be Independent Sewing Pattern By Ellie and Mac Sewing Patterns

The Be Independent Dress, Skirt and Shorties PDF Sewing Pattern is a must have!! It features two sleeve options, large front pocket option for the dress and skirt, skirt can have sewn in shorties or you can make the shorties by themselves. The pocket is optional but super fun. I love that you can make this so many different ways!!


This PDF sewing pattern comes in sizes 12 months - big kid 14. 

Be Independent Size Chart for Ellie and Mac Sewing Pattern

Fabric Recommendation:

This pattern is designed for 50% four way stretch knits. Fabric options include, but re not limited to: Cotton Lycra, Bamboo Lycra, Bamboo French Terry, and brushed polyester.

 Be Independent Dress Sewing Pattern fabric Requirements Chart


Dress, Skirt or Shorties 

Short or long sleeves

Skirt can have sewn in shorties

Big pocket is optional

No trim pattern pages

Layers printing feature is included for this pattern for your convenience. 

What's Included:

Pattern pieces for all parts

Projector File with Layers

A0 Print Shop Pattern Pieces Option

Fabric Requirements Chart

Size Chart

Tips and Notes


Table of contents

Pattern Piece Diagram

Printing Instructions

Supply List

Step-by-step instructions.  Each step has a color photo for visual aid.

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This pattern is copy written.

You may use this pattern to create and sell dresses of your own. Giving credit to the pattern when selling would be appreciated, but not required.

You may not edit or recreate this pattern to sell.

You can not distribute this pattern to others.

You may not mass produce this pattern or clothing made using it.

I want you to love what you make and have fun making it.











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Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews

This looks complicated but it comes together quickly and is a fun sew. Also, used E&M legging pattern to make some shorts to wear underneath. Love the big pocket!

Girls dress

This pattern was a dream to put together and my granddaughters loved it. Were I to make it again, I wouldn't mahe the pocket all the way to the hem. I thought it was too big but the kids disagreed.

Perfect for a tween

Added a hood and with fabric choices that coordinated with an older and younger sisters dress this pattern was perfect for some individuality. The pattern was quick and easy to cut and sew.

Easy to follow

I bought this pattern to make my niece a cute summer dress. I'm so happy with how it turned out, even for my first garment made in years! Instructions were easy yo follow and the pattern printed on A4 paper was easy to piece together.
My only critique is the skirt and dress pockets aren't labelled.

Très jolie robe!

Je voulais faire cette robe depuis un moment et j’ai enfin pris le temps de la faire. Le résultat est à la hauteur de mes attentes, si ce n’est que je me suis trompée, j’ai coupé la poche pour la jupe au lieu de celle pour la robe. Ce serait génial de mieux identifier les pièces du patron pour éviter la confusion.

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