On Friday (September 23, 2016) we'll offer a free doll clothes pattern from Shari Fuller of Thimbles and Acorns as special one-day only event - our gift to you! This much loved pattern was even recently featured in Piecework Magazine! We'd love to have you help us spread the word and be sure to get your copy, an $8.99 value!
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More information about the pattern:
The 1790 Open Pelisse and Regency Dress Designed To Fit 18 Inch Dolls Such As American Girl®: You can create a beautiful historical dress for your doll with the 1790s Open Pelisse and Regency Dress Pattern by Thimbles and Acorns! This PDF pattern will fit most 18-inch dolls.
Around the turn of the century, Romantic and Grecian dress styles that were lighter and simpler than those of past periods became fashionable. Hair styles gentled,stays and petticoats were minimalized, and gowns in plain, subdued colors featured a high waistline just below the bust.
This pattern features a 1790s style Pelisse with a front belt closure that sits just below the breast, a sailor collar, and a double box pleat in the back. The 3/4 inch sleeves have tucks at the inside elbow, lending a graceful curve to the sleeve.
Dress: 1/2 yard semi sheer fabric such as organdy, silk or muslin. 1/2 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton law, silk, linen or batiste. Not suitable for knits. Dress Lining: 1/6 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton batiste or muslin (scrap pieces or fat quarter work well). Lining may be white or another color that compliments the dress fabric. Not suitable for knits.
Pelisse: 1/3 yard lightweight fabric such as lawn, silk, linen, or batiste. Not suitable for knits. Pelisse Lining: 1/6 yard lightweight fabric such as cotton baliste or muslin (scrap pieces or fat quarter work well). Lining may be white or another color that compliments the dress fabric. Not suitable for knits.
Closures: For dress, 3 size 4/0 snaps. Instead of snaps, 2 inches of 1/2 inch wide velcro or 1/4 inch buttons may be used instead. For Pelisse, 2 - 1/4 inch buttons.
Finishing: 3 small buttons to conceal snaps, 22-inches of 1/2 inch ribbon to tie at the waist of the dress (optional)
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 22 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides digitally drawn step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.
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Please be sure to leave a comment and thank Shari! If you share pictures of your completed project online we'd love to have you use the hashtag #pixiefaire and we'll do our best to share your work so others can see it.