Kitty Round Yoke Tunic

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Round Yoke Dress Pattern

This round yoke dress pattern runs from age 1-2 up to 10-12.

Sew a lovely Kitty dress or top with help from this digital PDF sewing pattern and step-by-step video and photo tutorials.

This round yoke dress pattern comes in dress and top length and a slender and regular fit.

Add pockets decorative trim and you are away.  It’s versatile and great for the summer but also looks fabulous with a t-shirt in the colder season.

It's aimed at the intermediate level and has a gorgeous round yoke which I lined in contrast fabric. A yoke is probably one of the challenging details of sewing. To give you some options I included a cheat’s version in the written instructions and also a slightly easier option using a layered top as shown on the picture of Magdalena wearing the check top. Just scroll down to the video and have a look.

The cat pockets were the main attraction on this dress and are still included in each pattern. You can also leave them off for a different look. These instructions also show you how to bind the edges of the seams for a couture look. As an example I made a dress with a wide hem trim featuring my favorite VW van, the pattern for this is also included in the pattern.

If you have made a pattern of mine this is definitely upping the stakes a bit, as I added a fastening to the back. It’s an easy way to fasten a garment and the technique is the same as you would use for a gentlemen's sleeve opening.

Whether you are an expert or just starting out the video tutorial will make it very clear what you have to do. If you are unsure if you can handle this pattern then simply watch the video to reassure yourself before you purchase the pattern.

The pattern is available for immediate download so you can get started straight away.

None of my patterns are multi sized so there is one size per file, this saves a lot of paper and confusion as to which line you have to cut.


You’ll receive two emails immediately after purchase. An invoice with a link to download PDF files of the pattern and instructions, which you can print at home on either A4 or US Letter paper and a receipt. You can also access your pattern at any time through your account. Just log in and download.


Advanced Beginner/Intermediate


Light to medium / heavier weight fabrics, plain weave cotton, cotton sateen, cord, chambray or denim


  • Fabric: 50 cm - 1 m depending on the size and length
  • Matching thread
  • Iron on interfacing (lightweight) for the yoke: 25 cm
  • Sewing machine and basic tools
  • Video tutorials (just click on the video tab and view them all) 

The round yoke dress pattern is the cutest thing to make for the summer.

Customer Reviews (3)


Posted by Karen on Feb 27th 2018
I loved this pattern years ago when it first came out. The updated version is even better and added size range is perfect for me. Love the new videos too, so much detail. Thank you!

Kitty yoke dress

Posted by Eileen McCallum on Nov 7th 2017
Love this pattern and the YouTube video that gives Step by step instructions is amazing (as are all videos from Frocks and frolics). The yoke sits beautifully and this pattern can be made as a dress or a top. Looks so professional when sewn up.


Posted by Julia on Aug 9th 2017
This is an amazing pattern. I love how Marina designs her patterns. Thank you, I will be making more.
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