This simple dress is a classic wardrobe staple. The pattern includes multiple options: two lengths, lined bodice, decorative elastic trimmed bodice and lace overlay. It includes detailed instructions for techniques that will take the fear out of sewing with knits.
This PDF sewing pattern is designed to fit 18" dolls such as American Girl®.
Recommended Fabrics: Medium-weight cotton/lycra knits, medium polyester knits, swim and dance 4-way stretch. Not suitable for one-way patterns. The knit should stretch from 4”- 5” (see stitch guide) Knits should be sturdy and retain shape after being stretched. Not suitable for overly light-weight knits.
-½ yard (see suggested fabrics)
-Knit-n-Stable tape (optional) or
-fusible interfacing for knits
-13”- ⅜” decorative trimmed elastic
-Ball point needle (size 10-12) or
-Rotary cutter and mat (optional)
Skill Level: Beginner
What You Get: One 24 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!
This was such a fun , beautiful little dress to make. Extremely simple but with so many varies to make. I made it in a blue knit, adding the lace at the top of the bodice and then did the overlay in a sheer dotted swiss. My grandaughter LOVED it.
So easy to cut and sew. Easy to follow instructions! Love it!
This pattern really is wonderful. The fit it achieves is flattering. It's also super quick to sew up. I consider myself a perpetual beginner with a bit of anxiety with sewing knits and I found this pattern easy to be successful. I love the variety in looks that can be achieved simply by making a different fabric selection. I've sewn 8 of them already. I have never sewn that many of anything! The results are so quick and satisfying that I keep churning them out!