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April + Harper Mashup

Updated: Jun 23, 2023

Take two patterns and "mash" them into one with this Sew Along with Melissa. She uses the April and Harper patterns. The ruffles on the bodice of the April pattern are a delightful addition to the Harper bottom bubble. Put these two patterns together to create this charming look.


Children’s Corner April pattern Children’s Corner Harper pattern Follow fabric requirements for Harper 6mo – 24mo Buttons (3/8”) – 3 Snaps or Buttons (3/8”) for crotch – 3 Elastic (1/4”) – 5/8 yard

Cutting Instructions

1. Add length to April front and back bodice pieces according to the chart below. This will achieve the correct “shoulder to crotch” measurement.

2. You will not make any changes to the Harper bubble back and bubble front pattern pieces.

3. Lengthen the April ruffle pattern piece by moving the “cut on fold” line over from the fold according to the chart used to lengthen the April bodice pieces.

Construction Instructions

1. Make the April by following the bodice instructions steps 14 – 23. In our sample we eliminated the sash, but is darling either way.

2. To complete the bubble, complete the Harper bubble instructions 15 – 29.

Instructions by Susan Whitman and Cathy Jones

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