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Jodi Pattern Correction

We were delighted to reintroduce the readers of Classic Sewing to Jodi, a timeless dress. Designed in the early 1980s, at a time when children wore fancy dresses to events from birthday parties to a family wedding, Jodi functioned as a dress for any occasion. The time investment was worth it because the dress would be worn more than once and likely passed down for generations. While the options to wear an heirloom dress may be fewer with our less formal culture, the desire to dress our children in truly special garments is as strong as ever. We are honored Jodi was chosen as the cover pattern for the magazine.

With this release of Jodi, we updated the instructions and slightly altered the original design to reflect the current style. As you may also experience, accidents happen and we realized an error on the back blocking template and placket. There are times we find corrections in our patterns, and we catalog these changes on our website. Visit this site when you have a question about a question you may have with one of our patterns.


1. To make the appropriate change to the Jodi pattern, change the labels on the back bodice template as shown in the diagram below.

2. As you are cutting your placket, be sure to make it 2 ½” wide so that your finished placket width is 1”.

Click the printer icon below for printable version.


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