A knit fabric with 40% four-way stretch is recommended for this pattern, Jalie 2804. It includes a range of sizes (from girl's size 2 to women's 22) allowing you to outfit most or all the females in your family with just one pattern. The most fabric required is 2 yards for a Size 22 long-sleeved version; the least is 1/2 yard for a Size 2 sleeveless version. You'll need up to 10" for a contrast modesty panel, and less than 1 yard of 3/8" elastic.
To preserve the pattern you'll want to trace your desired size: we recommend using our Kwik Trace Cloth or Swedish Tracing Paper. Francophiles will love that instructions are in both English and French.