(18 customer reviews)



Digital PDF Sewing Pattern/A0-File Option/Projector File Option

Includes Step-By-Step Photo Tutorial

Beginner Friendly

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Sold By: Vintage Little Lady


Our Opal vintage pattern is the epitome of the 1950’s fit & flare! This sweet dress is full of vintage delicate details sure to impress! Opal has a classy tailored  bodice with a full functional button front. Beautiful bust gathers, a feminine waistband, delicate neckline. Opal features a classic tea length & above the knee length. The last vintage touch to the Opal pattern is a stunning 2 1/2″ deep hem! The best part about this gorgeous dress? It’s a very quick sew, beginner friendly, & takes very little fabric. This is that dress that you will sew over and over again! Opal is the definition of “Timeless” and is a sew you cannot replace! Welllllllll unless you make another Opal! Bringing back vintage class is now part of our future instead of the past!

Pair this beautiful dress with our Opal Girls Bow to complete your little’s vintage style.

Opal Instant Download PDF/A0 File/Projector File Includes:

  • Sizes 2T-10 years
  • Size charts, fabric recommendations, fabric requirements, sewing tips, notions, cutting diagrams, pattern piece layout,  printable body measurement record & body measurement indicator diagram
  • Step*by*Step photographed/written tutorial, & lots of colored photos to simplify each step for beginners
  • Printable, digitally drawn pattern pieces, simply print on regular computer paper, tape together, & cut pattern pieces, no scaling needed
  • NOTE: These pattern pieces are also available to download in A0 format or a Projector File. You can have a print shop print your pattern pieces on one large piece of paper (33×47); there is no printing or taping at home if you would like the A0 option. You also have a Projector File option that allows you to use the pattern pieces with a projector. The projector projects the pattern pieces straight onto your fabric with no paper, ink, or tape! Projector Files are a HUGE time saver! Our Projector Files include: Layers for each size including a grid calibration layer, Thicker lines and increased font visibility, All grainlines going in the same direction, Pieces cut on the fold are mirrored so you have the option of using the fold OR cutting the full piece (great for fussy cutting those cute bodices), All pieces included in a single PDF file (no need to reference the cut list.) These two file options are also available to download in your purchase besides the original PDF.

18 reviews for Opal

  1. Richelle Hernandez

    I made the first collection – OPAL (doll and girls dress and matching bows). Everything is well thought. The designer and testers worked hard to make sure everything is perfection. Don’t get intimidated, it looks hard because it’s fabulous but I would categorize it as an easy/quick sew. Bonus: it doesn’t use alot of fabrics too! Patterns came with tips, clear pictures and step by step instructions.

  2. Kim

    Beautiful beautiful pattern! The fit of this bodice is just perfection. I love how fast this dress comes together and all the special details it has really make it a staple pattern. Directions were very clear and easy to follow.

  3. Shelley Presley

    I absolutely love the Opal dress! It sews up beautifully and the fit is perfection!

  4. Kristal Timmerman

    This pattern was so well written and designed! I love the style and how beautifully it comes together! It fits perfectly and the twirl factor is so awesome!!

  5. Annie Lomeli

    We adore Opal! The fit is spot on and it is a super quick sew. I don’t think I have seen another pdf pattern like it! Stunning and unique!

  6. Lauren

    I created all the Opal Collection pattern pieces & each one has been remarkably amazing! The patterns are very well written, clean, concise, and the finished products are beautiful and professional! I love a good tailored fit with unique details & this pattern offers all that & more! I will definitely be telling all my friends about this pattern! And I can’t wait for more!

  7. Pawinee Dodson

    This is a well-drafted pattern. The fit is perfect!

  8. mariewilson100 (verified owner)

    I sew to sell and have made lots of patterns but this one is simply perfection! It’s such a stunning dress but is very simple to sew. Clear instructions and so far I’ve found the sizing to be accurate. I’ve made several sizes and they’ve fit well. I’d thoroughly recommend this pattern ☺️

  9. lilmoppetdesigns

    I love this pattern! It was a quick sew. It doesn’t require a lot of fabric for this pattern. The beautiful classic silhouette is a perfect fit. I highly recommend this, you won’t be disappointed!

  10. Katie Farnham

    Beautiful and quick sew!! My daughter is a size 2T and it fit her perfectly!! The pattern is simple and easy to follow along with!

  11. Viki Muncy (verified owner)

    Everything Leah designs is perfection and Opal is no exception. Easy to follow directions amd endless possibilities. I can’t wait to make more!

  12. c.rogerson2011 (verified owner)

    This pattern is just plain awesome! First, it’s the first pattern that has PERFECTLY matched up when I cut and taped it. That stuff makes a difference. It sews up so beautifully and Leah’s instructions are so thourough and clear that it makes it easy for even a beginner to create a beautiful dress!! I will make many more

  13. Milja (verified owner)

    This is absolutely gorgeous pattern. Easy to follow instructions. Real vintage dress for every little lady)))
    Cant wait to make more!

  14. elycastillo09

    I absolutely love this pattern! The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I found that it was a perfect fit on my daughter with her measurements, no deed to modify! The silhouette and length is just dreamy…
    I highly recommend this pattern! Believe me, it will be a staple in your little one’s wardrobe.

  15. Cassis (verified owner)

    I just made my first Opal for my 2 year old. It turned out so pretty! The instruction was very clear with heaps of pictures. Eagerly waiting for adult size.

  16. Christina McKearin

    This is, by far, the truest nod to vintage fashion that I’ve sewn so far! The pattern is very simple to follow, the directions are clear and concise, and the result is gorgeous! Beautiful on older gurls, and adorable on the little ones! I give this pattern 5 stars and can’t wait to sew up the next release!