Dressed for Tea 18" Doll Clothes

This beautiful dress is based on one of the most recognized costumes of the popular image for the character from Alice in Wonderland. This simple blue dress with a round collar has gathered sleeves edged in lace and trimmed with ribbon and bows; pretty embroidered hearts between satin stripes above, and lace on the edge, adorn the hem. The apron is edged in ruffled lace and the pocket edge continues the embroidered heart theme. The petticoat is a glorious creation of voile, lace, ribbon and bows; while the bloomers sport ribbon bows at leg side and are also edged in ribbon and lace. And last but not least, a black satin hair ribbon completes this beautiful ensemble in this PDF pattern making it a wonderful addition to any 18” girl’s wardrobe. 

Be sure to check out the companion pattern to Dress for Tea:  Majestically Red!  

Recommended Fabrics:  Cotton has been used for the Bloomers, Dress and Apron; Voile has been used for the Petticoats and Skirt Lining of the Dress. Voile is preferred for the petticoats and dress skirt lining as it is not as stiff as organza, but is crisper than chiffon and gives the petticoats and dress skirt the body it needs. It is also very thin, that even when gathered, eliminates the bulkiness at the waist.

Supplies Needed:
Bloomers and Apron:
-Lightweight white tone-on-tone Quilter’s Cotton 20” x width of fabric

-Lightweight pale blue Cotton 24” x 24”

Petticoats & Dress Skirt Lining:
-Voile 40” x 35”

-Bloomers Waist 3/8” wide x 10 ½”
-Bloomers Legs and Dress Sleeves ¼” wide x 20” (5 ½” x 2 legs) (4” x 2 arms)

-White Satin ¼” wide – 5 yards
-White Satin 3/8” wide – 35”
-Blue Satin ¼” wide – 2 yards
-Black Satin for Hair-band ¾” wide – 22”

-White ¾” wide – 10 yards
-Lace Anglaise 2” wide – 2 yards

Bias Binding:
-White Satin for dress skirt trim 2 ½ yards

-Clear Plastic Snaps 3/8” x 7
-White Buttons 3/8” x 8 (6 for dress; 2 for apron)

Decorative Stitching on Dress & Apron:
-Lightweight stabilizer 4” x 15”

-Matching Thread, Air Erasable Pen, two Safety Pins, Fray Check for ribbon ends, Embroidery Thread for Decorative Stitching on Dress and Apron (Optional), Sleeve Roll and Tailor’s Ham, loop turner, general sewing supplies.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

What You Get: One 50 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.

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