Who can forget going to their first "Formal?" This pattern is based on a dress I wore to mine, back in the '70s. I felt so grown up!
The Flossie Potter 1970s First Formal is short dress (high-thigh length) with empire waist and bishop's sleeves. It has a stand-up lace collar, lace trim on the fitted cuffs, and an optional ribbon with front bow.
The PDF sewing pattern contains 12 pages of step-by-step instructions with full-color illustrations, full-size pattern pieces, and 3 pages of printable summary instructions (to let you save on printer ink).
When you make this dress for your doll's first formal, she'll feel grown up, too!
Recommended Fabrics: light-weight fabric such as cotton, rayon, or batiste
-1/4 yd (55" wide) OR 1/3 yd (44" wide) main fabric
-Remnant for lining fabric (on bodice only)
-16½" lace (no wider than ½")
-7½" Hook-and-loop tape
-Optional Ribbon (no wider than ½")
Skill Level: Easy Plus
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 full color 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.Download, Print, Sew!